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2043-2067

  • جور کفر نوحیان و صبر نوح  ** نوح را شد صیقل مرآت روح 
  • The iniquitous unbelief of Noah's people and the patience of Noah were instrumental in polishing the mirror of Noah's spirit.
  • حکایت مرید شیخ حسن خرقانی قدس الله سره 
  • Story of the disciple of Shaykh (Abú) Hasan Kharraqání, may God sanctify his spirit!
  • رفت درویشی ز شهر طالقان  ** بهر صیت بوالحسین خارقان 
  • A dervish went from the town of Tálaqán because of the fame of Abu ’l- Husayn of Kháraqán.
  • کوهها ببرید و وادی دراز  ** بهر دید شیخ با صدق و نیاز  2045
  • He traversed the mountains and the long valley with sincerity and fervent supplication (in order) to visit the Shaykh.
  • آنچ در ره دید از رنج و ستم  ** گرچه در خوردست کوته می‌کنم 
  • Although the afflictions and injuries which he suffered on the road are deserving (of mention), I will abridge (the story).
  • چون به مقصد آمد از ره آن جوان  ** خانه‌ی آن شاه را جست او نشان 
  • When the young man reached the end of his journey, he asked to be directed to the house of that (spiritual) king.
  • چون به صد حرمت بزد حلقه‌ی درش  ** زن برون کرد از در خانه سرش 
  • As soon as he knocked at his door with a hundred reverences, the (Shaykh's) wife put forth her head from the door of the house,
  • که چه می‌خواهی بگو ای ذوالکرم  ** ژگفت بر قصد زیارت آمدم 
  • Saying, “What do you want? Tell (me), kind sir.” He replied, “I have come with the intention of paying a visit (to the Shaykh).”
  • خنده‌ای زد زن که خه‌خه ریش بین  ** این سفرگیری و این تشویش بین  2050
  • The wife gave a (loud) laugh. “Ha, ha,” she exclaimed, “look at your beard, look at this undertaking of a journey and (all) this trouble!
  • خود ترا کاری نبود آن جایگاه  ** که به بیهوده کنی این عزم راه 
  • Was there nothing for you to do in the place (where you come from), that you should idly set out upon this expedition?
  • اشتهای گول‌گردی آمدت  ** یا ملولی وطن غالب شدت 
  • Did you feel a craving to indulge in foolish sight-seeing, or were you overcome by disgust with your home?
  • یا مگر دیوت دو شاخه بر نهاد  ** بر تو وسواس سفر را در گشاد 
  • Or, perchance, the Devil laid on you a two-forked barnacle and let loose upon you the temptation to travel.”
  • گفت نافرجام و فحش و دمدمه  ** من نتوانم باز گفتن آن همه 
  • She uttered unseemly and foul and silly words: I cannot relate all of them.
  • از مثل وز ریش‌خند بی‌حساب  ** آن مرید افتاد از غم در نشیب  2055
  • The disciple was thrown into a painful state of dejection by her parables and countless mockeries.
  • پرسیدن آن وارد از حرم شیخ کی شیخ کجاست کجا جوییم و جواب نافرجام گفتن حرم 
  • How the new-comer asked the Shaykh's wife, “Where is the Shaykh? Where shall I look for him?” and the rude answer given by the Shaykh's wife.
  • اشکش از دیده بجست و گفت او  ** با همه آن شاه شیرین‌نام کو 
  • Tears burst from his eyes, and he said, “Nevertheless, where is that (spiritual) king of sweet name?”
  • گفت آن سالوس زراق تهی  ** دام گولان و کمند گمرهی 
  • She replied, “That vain hypocritical impostor, a trap for fools and a noose for (leading into) error—
  • صد هزاران خام ریشان هم‌چو تو  ** اوفتاده از وی اندر صد عتو 
  • Hundreds of thousands of callow simpletons like you have fallen, through him, into a hundred rebelliousnesses.
  • گر نبینیش و سلامت وا روی  ** خیر تو باشد نگردی زو غوی 
  • If you should not see him and return (home) in safety, it will be good (luck) for you: you will not be led astray by him.
  • لاف‌کیشی کاسه‌لیسی طبل‌خوار  ** بانگ طبلش رفته اطراف دیار  2060
  • A braggart, a lick-platter, a parasite: the noise of his drum has reached the remotest parts of the world.
  • سبطیند این قوم و گوساله‌پرست  ** در چنین گاوی چه می‌مالند دست 
  • These folk (who follow him) are (like) Israelites and worshippers of the (golden) calf: why do they fondle such a cow?
  • جیفة اللیلست و بطال النهار  ** هر که او شد غره‌ی این طبل‌خوار 
  • Any one who is duped by this parasite is a carcase by night and a good-for-nothing by day.
  • هشته‌اند این قوم صد علم و کمال  ** مکر و تزویری گرفته کینست حال 
  • These folk have abandoned a hundred kinds of knowledge and perfection and have embraced a deceit and imposture, saying, ‘This is ecstasy.’
  • آل موسی کو دریغا تاکنون  ** عابدان عجل را ریزند خون 
  • Alas, where are the family of Moses that now they might shed the blood of the calf-worshippers
  • شرع و تقوی را فکنده سوی پشت  ** کو عمر کو امر معروفی درشت  2065
  • (Who) have cast religion and piety behind their backs? Where is ‘Umar? Where is a stern command to act righteously?
  • کین اباحت زین جماعت فاش شد  ** رخصت هر مفسد قلاش شد 
  • For the licence practised by these people has become notorious: ’tis an indulgence enjoyed by every scoundrelly evil-doer.
  • کو ره پیغامبری و اصحاب او  ** کو نماز و سبحه و آداب او 
  • Where is the Way of the Prophet and his Companions? Where are his ritual prayer and rosary and (religious) observances?”
  • جواب گفتن مرید و زجر کردن مرید آن طعانه را از کفر و بیهوده گفتن 
  • How the disciple answered that railing woman and bade her refrain from her unbelief and idle talk.