Its knowledge gushes perpetually from its soul: it (this bird) has nothing that is borrowed (from others) and (owes) no debt.
علم او از جان او جوشد مدام ** پیش او نه مستعار آمد نه وام
How this Hilál fell ill, and how his master was unaware of his being ill, because he despised him and did not recognise (his real worth); and how the heart of Mustafá (Mohammed), on whom be peace, came to know of his illness and his state (of weakness), and how the Prophet, on whom be peace, inquired after this Hilál and went to see him.
رنجور شدن این هلال و بیخبری خواجهی او از رنجوری او از تحقیر و ناشناخت و واقف شدن دل مصطفی علیهالسلام از رنجوری و حال او و افتقاد و عیادت رسول علیهالسلام این هلال را
By (Divine) destiny Hilál became ill and weak: inspiration acquainted Mustafá with his condition.1150
از قضا رنجور و ناخوش شد هلال ** مصطفی را وحی شد غماز حال
His master was unaware of his illness, for in his eyes he (Hilál) was worth little and without importance.
بد ز رنجوریش خواجهش بیخبر ** که بر او بد کساد و بیخطر
(Such) a well-doer lay (ill) in the stable for nine days, and none took notice of his plight.
خفته نه روز اندر آخر محسنی ** هیچ کس از حال او آگاه نی
(But) he who was a personage and the Emperor of (all) personages, he whose oceanic mind reaches every place—
آنک کس بود و شهنشاه کسان ** عقل صد چون قلزمش هر جا رسان
To him came the (Divine) inspiration: God's Mercy sympathised (with Hilál), saying (to the Prophet), “Such-and-such an one who longs for thee is fallen sick.”
وحیش آمد رحم حق غمخوار شد ** که فلان مشتاق تو بیمار شد
(Thereupon) Mustafá went thither to pay a visit to the noble Hilál.1155
مصطفی بهر هلال با شرف ** رفت از بهر عیادت آن طرف
The (Prophetic) Moon was running behind the Sun of inspiration, while the Companions followed behind him, like the stars.
در پی خورشید وحی آن مه دوان ** وآن صحابه در پیش چون اختران
The Moon is saying, “My Companions are stars—a model for (those who follow them in) the night-journey, and missiles hurled at the disobedient.”
ماه میگوید که اصحابی نجوم ** للسری قدوه و للطاغی رجوم
(When) the Amír was told of the arrival of that (spiritual) Sultan, he sprang up, beside himself with joy;
میر را گفتند که آن سلطان رسید ** او ز شادی بیدل و جان برجهید
He clapped his hands joyously, thinking that the (spiritual) Emperor had come on his account.
برگمان آن ز شادی زد دو دست ** کان شهنشه بهر او میر آمدست
When the Amír came down from the upper chamber, he was ready to lavish his soul on the messenger as a reward (for the news he had brought).1160
چون فرو آمد ز غرفه آن امیر ** جان همیافشاند پامزد بشیر
Then he kissed the earth (before the Prophet) and gave the salaam (with great ceremony): in his delight he made his countenance like a rose.
پس زمینبوس و سلام آورد او ** کرد رخ را از طرب چون ورد او
“In God's name,” he said, “bestow honour on the house (by entering it), so that this assembly-place may become a Paradise,
گفت بسمالله مشرف کن وطن ** تا که فردوسی شود این انجمن
And that my palace may surpass heaven (in glory), saying, ‘I have seen the Pole on which Time revolves.’”
تا فزاید قصر من بر آسمان ** که بدیدم قطب دوران زمان
The venerable (Prophet) said to him by way of rebuke, “I have not come to visit you.”
گفتش از بهر عتاب آن محترم ** من برای دیدن تو نامدم
He replied, “My spirit belongs to thee—what, indeed, is my spirit (before thee)? Oh, say on whose account is this solicitude?—1165
گفت روحم آن تو خود روح چیست ** هین بفرما کین تجشم بهر کیست
That I may become dust for the feet of the person who is planted in the orchard of thy favour.”
تا شوم من خاک پای آن کسی ** که به باغ لطف تستش مغرسی
Then he (the Prophet) said to him, “Where is that New-moon (Hilál) of the highest heaven? Where is he that in his humility is spread as moonbeams (like a carpet on the ground)?—
پس بگفتش کان هلال عرش کو ** همچو مهتاب از تواضع فرش کو
That king who is disguised as a slave and has come (down) to this world for the purpose of spying?
آن شهی در بندگی پنهان شده ** بهر جاسوسی به دنیا آمده
Do not say, ‘He is my slave and stableman’: know this, that he is a treasure (buried) in ruins.
تو مگو کو بنده و آخرجی ماست ** این بدان که گنج در ویرانههاست
Oh, I wonder to what state he has been reduced by sickness— that New-moon by which thousands of full-moons are trodden underfoot.”1170
ای عجب چونست از سقم آن هلال ** که هزاران بدر هستش پایمال
He (the Amír) said, “I have no knowledge of his illness, but he has not been at the palace-gate for several days.
گفت از رنجش مرا آگاه نیست ** لیک روزی چند بر درگاه نیست
He keeps company with the horses and mules: he is a groom, and this stable is his dwelling-place.”
صحبت او با ستور و استرست ** سایس است و منزلش این آخرست
How Mustafá, on whom be peace, came into the Amír's stable to see the sick Hilál, and how he caressed Hilál, may God be pleased with him!
در آمدن مصطفی علیهالسلام از بهر عیادت هلال در ستورگاه آن امیر و نواختن مصطفی هلال را رضی الله عنه
The Prophet went eagerly into the stable (to look) for him and began to search.
رفت پیغامبر به رغبت بهر او ** اندر آخر وآمد اندر جست و جو