Friday, March 25, 2011

'..He saw in Adam nothing but a Figure of Clay![ "Rumi" Mathnawi]

'As-Salaam Alaikum Wa-Rahmatullah'
Wealth has no permanence:
 it comes in the morning,
and at night it is scattered to the winds.

Physical beauty too has no importance,
for a rosy face is made pale by the scratch of a single thorn.

Noble birth also is of small account,
for many become fools of money and horses.

Many a nobleman's son has disgraced his father by his wicked deeds.

Don't court a person full of talent either,
even if he seems exquisite in that respect:

take warning from the example of Iblis.

Iblis-[Devil] had knowledge, but since his love was not pure,
he saw in Adam nothing but a figure of clay.

Source:-Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance"

Mathnawi VI: 255-260.
        My "Salaams" To You All.  


                        Y a s m i n.                           

   "Never Despair Of The Mercy Of Allah"   


' Son of Adam! You are nothing but a number of days, whenever each day passes then part of you has Gone.


 {Al-Hasan Al-Basree}



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