Jili, Abd al-Karim - Al-Kahf wa al-raqim - 161 Poem
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ABD AL-KARIM AL-JILI: Tawid, Transcendence and Immanence – Dr Nicholas Lo Polito [University of Birmingham] - The Cave and the Inscription
Let us come back to how we were –
For neither you betrayed our covenant nor did we betray yours -
And leave behind slandering and slanderers, and a bird,
A crow that cawed in our house to cause separation between us.
We wrap up the rug of blame, attachment and estrangement
And we throw away evil and difference: may evil perish,
May unity return to our neighborhood as
We used to have, the fruits of reunification cultivated.
The groom in [this] situation sings about us, saying:
May God not return to a house which deserted us.
Our beloved be relieved, for what happened was nothing
But a dream, like a meaningless word.
No desertion was prolonged; there was no one reproaching
And the one yearning has not kept watch at night as he yearned
And what you said has not been, and what happened has not been,
And you have not left us, and we have not left you