|The lofty states of faqr are known to few,|
The faqr that brings the soul of Quran to view.
When selfhood sees its sway and upper hand,
This exalted state the folk as kingship brand.
This rank gives verdict of a Muslim's worth,
And makes him vicegerent of God on earth.
You have got bondage as a fit reward,
For you have failed to keep on faqr a guard.
Prostration made like moon his forehead shine,
Alas! the Franks have snatched that essence fine.
Your stars have lost their pristine glow and sheen
That made them rivals of Sun and Moon so keen.