|Intuition in the West was clever in its power,|
But had not the plenitude for absolute abandon.
|The quintessence of life is the force of faith supreme—|
It is a force denied to all our seats of learning.
|The galaxies, the planets, the firmament, are all|
Waiting for man’s rise, like a star in heaven.
|Brains are bright and hearts are dark and eyes are bold,|
Is this the sum and substance of what our age has gained?
|The world is a haystack for the fire of the Muslim soul,|
But if thou art eyeless, thou canst not find thy way.
|To a multitude of men, reason is the guide,|
They know not that frenzy has a wisdom of its own.
|The world entire is a legacy of the Man of Faith:|
I say it on the authority of We would not have created it.
Translated by: Naim Siddiqui