Explaining that the motive of the Prophet

Explaining that the motive of the Prophet, on whom be peace, in seeking to conquer Mecca and other (places) than Mecca was not love of worldly dominion, inasmuch as he has said “This world is a carcase,” but that on the contrary it was by the command (of God) بیان آن که فتح طلبیدن پیغامبر علیه السلام مکه را و غیر مکه را بجهت دوستی ملک دنیا نبود چون فرموده است که الدنیا جیفه بلکه به امر بود

جهد پیغمبر به فتح مکه هم
کی بود در حب دنیا متهم‌‌
Likewise the Prophet’s struggle to conquer Mecca how can he be suspected of (being inspired by) love of this world?
آن که او از مخزن هفت آسمان
چشم و دل بر بست روز امتحان‌‌
He who on the day of trial shut his eyes and heart to the treasury of the Seven Heavens,
از پی نظاره‌‌ی او حور و جان
پر شده آفاق هر هفت آسمان‌‌
(When) the horizons of all the Seven Heavens were full of houris and genies (who had come) to gaze upon him,
خویشتن آراسته از بهر او
خود و را پروای غیر دوست کو
Having arrayed themselves for his sake how indeed should he care for anything except the Beloved?
آن چنان پر گشته از اجلال حق
که در او هم ره نیابد آل حق‌‌
He had become so filled with magnification of God, that even those nearest to God would find no way (of intruding) there.
لا یسع فینا نبی مرسل
و الملک و الروح ایضا فاعقلوا
“In Us (in Our unity) is no room for a prophet sent as an apostle, nor yet for the Angels or the Spirit. Do ye, therefore, understand!”
گفت ما زاغیم همچون زاغ نه
مست صباغیم مست باغ نه‌‌
He (also) said, “We are má zágh (that is, Our eye did not rove), we are not (looking for carrion) like crows (zágh); We are intoxicated with (enraptured by) the Dyer, we are not intoxicated with the garden (of flowers with their many dyes).”
چون که مخزنهای افلاک و عقول
چون خسی آمد بر چشم رسول‌‌
Inasmuch as to the eye of the Prophet the treasuries of the celestial spheres and intelligences seemed (worthless) as a straw,
پس چه باشد مکه و شام و عراق
که نماید او نبرد و اشتیاق‌‌
What, then, would Mecca and Syria and ‘Iráq be (worth to him), that he should show fight and longing (to gain possession of them)?
آن گمان بر وی ضمیر بد کند
که قیاس از جهل و حرص خود کند
(Only) the evil mind which judges by its own ignorance and cupidity will think that of him (impute that motive to him).
آبگینه‌‌ی زرد چون سازی نقاب
زرد بینی جمله نور آفتاب‌‌
When you make yellow glass a veil (between your eyes and the sun), you see all the sunlight yellow.
بشکن آن شیشه‌‌ی کبود و زرد را
تا شناسی گرد را و مرد را
Break those blue and yellow glasses, in order that you may know (distinguish) the dust and the man (who is concealed by it).
گرد فارس گرد سر افراشته
گرد را تو مرد حق پنداشته‌‌
The dust (of the body) has lifted up its head (risen) around the (spiritual) horseman: you have fancied the dust to be the man of God.
گرد دید ابلیس و گفت این فرع طین
چون فزاید بر من آتش جبین‌‌
Iblís saw (only) the dust, and said, “How should this offspring of clay (Adam) be superior to me of the fiery brow?”
تا تو می‌‌بینی عزیزان را بشر
دان که میراث بلیس است آن نظر
So long as thou art regarding the holy (prophets and saints) as men, know that that view is an inheritance from Iblís.
گر نه فرزند بلیسی ای عنید
پس به تو میراث آن سگ چون رسید
If thou art not the child of Iblís, O contumacious one, then how has the inheritance of that cur come to thee?
من نیم سگ شیر حقم حق پرست
شیر حق آن است کز صورت برست‌‌
“I am not a cur, I am the Lion of God, a worshipper of God: the lion of God is he that has escaped from (phenomenal) form.
شیر دنیا جوید اشکاری و برگ
شیر مولی جوید آزادی و مرگ‌‌
The lion of this world seeks a prey and provision; the lion of the Lord seeks freedom and death.
چون که اندر مرگ بیند صد وجود
همچو پروانه بسوزاند وجود
Inasmuch as in death he sees a hundred existences, like the moth he burns away (his own) existence.”
شد هوای مرگ طوق صادقان
که جهودان را بد این دم امتحان‌‌
Desire for death became the badge of the sincere, for this word (declaration) was (made) a test for the Jews.
در نبی فرمود کای قوم یهود
صادقان را مرگ باشد گنج و سود
He (God) said in the Qur‘án, “O people of the Jews, death is treasure and gain to the sincere.
همچنان که آرزوی سود هست
آرزوی مرگ بردن ز آن به است‌‌
Even as there is desire for profit (in the hearts of the worldly), the desire to win death is better than that (in the eyes of the sincere).
ای جهودان بهر ناموس کسان
بگذرانید این تمنا بر زبان‌‌
O Jews, for the sake of (being held in) honour by men of worth, let this wish be uttered on your tongues.”
یک جهودی این قدر زهره نداشت
چون محمد این علم را بر فراشت‌‌
Not a single Jew had so much courage (as to respond), when Mohammed raised this banner (gave this challenge).
گفت اگر رانید این را بر زبان
یک یهودی خود نماند در جهان‌‌
He said, “If ye utter this on your tongues, truly not one Jew will be left in the world.”
پس یهودان مال بردند و خراج
که مکن رسوا تو ما را ای سراج‌‌
Then the Jews brought the property (tribute in kind) and land-tax, saying, “Do not put us to shame, O Lamp (of the world).”
این سخن را نیست پایانی پدید
دست با من ده چو چشمت دوست دید
“There is no end in sight to this discourse: give me thy hand, since thine eye hath seen the Friend.”




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