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  • آن بود لطف خفی کو را صمد  ** نار بنماید خود آن نوری بود  4360
  • The hidden grace consists in this, that the Lord shows unto him (the recipient of grace) a (terrible) fire, but it is really a (gracious) light.
  • نیست مخفی مزد دادن در تقی  ** ساحران را اجر بین بعد از خطا 
  • There is nothing mysterious in (God's) rewarding piety, (but) look at the reward bestowed on the magicians (of Pharaoh) after their sin!
  • نیست مخفی وصل اندر پرورش  ** ساحران را وصل داد او در برش 
  • There is nothing mysterious in the favour shown (by God) while cherishing (His lovers), (but) He bestowed His favour on the magicians in the amputation (of their hands and feet).
  • نیست مخفی سیر با پای روا  ** ساحران را سیر بین در قطع پا 
  • There is nothing mysterious in journeying with feet that move, but look at the journey of the magicians when their feet had been cut off!
  • عارفان زانند دایم آمنون  ** که گذر کردند از دریای خون 
  • The knowers of God are safe for ever because they have passed through a sea of blood.
  • امنشان از عین خوف آمد پدید  ** لاجرم باشند هر دم در مزید  4365
  • Safety appeared to them from the very midst of terror; consequently they are always in a state of increase (of safety).
  • امن دیدی گشته در خوفی خفی  ** خوف بین هم در امیدی ای حفی 
  • You have seen that safety is concealed in a (state of) fear (danger): O excellent man, observe also that fear (danger) is (lurking) in a (state of) hope.
  • آن امیر از مکر بر عیسی تند  ** عیسی اندر خانه رو پنهان کند 
  • A certain Amír cunningly shadows Jesus: Jesus hides himself in the house.
  • اندر آید تا شود او تاجدار  ** خود ز شبه عیسی آید تاج‌دار 
  • He (the Amír) enters in order that he may (seize him and) wear the crown (of sovereignty): because of his likeness to Jesus he himself becomes the crown of the gibbet.
  • هی می‌آویزید من عیسی نیم  ** من امیرم بر جهودان خوش‌پیم 
  • (He cries out), “Oh, do not hang me: I am not Jesus, I am the Amír, I am well-disposed to the Jews.”
  • زوترش بردار آویزید کو  ** عیسی است از دست ما تخلیط‌جو  4370
  • “Hang him on the gibbet,” (cry the Jews), “with all speed, for he is Jesus: (he is) seeking to escape from our hands by personating another.”
  • چند لشکر می‌رود تا بر خورد  ** برگ او فی گردد و بر سر خورد 
  • How often does an army march (hoping) to enjoy the fruits (of victory): its equipment becomes spoil (for the enemy), and it is overthrown.
  • چند در عالم بود برعکس این  ** زهر پندارد بود آن انگبین 
  • How often in the world does it happen contrariwise to this: (for example) one fancies (something to be bitter as) poison when it is (really sweet as) honey.
  • بس سپه بنهاده دل بر مرگ خویش  ** روشنیها و ظفر آید به پیش 
  • Often, (when) soldiers have made up their minds to die, the splendours (of triumph) and victory appear.
  • ابرهه با پیل بهر ذل بیت  ** آمده تا افکند حی را چو میت  4375
  • Abraha came with the elephant to dishonour the House (of Allah), that he might throw down the living (and leave them lying) as though dead,
  • تا حریم کعبه را ویران کند  ** جمله را زان جای سرگردان کند 
  • And destroy the holy Ka‘ba and cause all (the inhabitants) to wander forth from that place,
  • تا همه زوار گرد او تنند  ** کعبه‌ی او را همه قبله کنند 
  • In order that all the pilgrims might gather round him and might all turn in worship to his Ka‘ba,
  • وز عرب کینه کشد اندر گزند  ** که چرا در کعبه‌ام آتش زنند 
  • And that he might take vengeance on the Arabs for the injury (inflicted by them), for “why,” said he, “should they set my Ka‘ba on fire?”
  • عین سعیش عزت کعبه شده  ** موجب اعزاز آن بیت آمده 
  • His efforts only turned to glory for the Ka‘ba: they caused the (holy) House to be glorified.
  • مکیان را عز یکی بد صد شده  ** تا قیامت عزشان ممتد شده  4380
  • (Formerly) the glory of the Meccans had been one: (now) it became a hundred: their glory was now extending to the Resurrection.
  • او و کعبه‌ی او شده مخسوف‌تر  ** از چیست این از عنایات قدر 
  • He (Abraha) and his Ka‘ba were eclipsed more (and more). Whence is this? From the favours of the (Divine) Decree.
  • از جهاز ابرهه هم‌چون دده  ** آن فقیران عرب توانگر شده 
  • Those poor Arabs were enriched by the equipment and baggage of (the host of) Abraha, (who was) like a wild beast.
  • او گمان برده که لشکر می‌کشید  ** بهر اهل بیت او زر می‌کشید 
  • He thought that he was bringing an army (against the Ka‘ba): (in fact) he was bringing gold for the defenders of the House.
  • اندرین فسخ عزایم وین همم  ** در تماشا بود در ره هر قدم 
  • He (the treasure-seeker) was (occupied), every step of the way, in contemplating this (wondrous) annulment of fixed purposes and ambitions.