The Lights of the Sun, the Moon and the Hearts

By Novid Shaid, 2011


(based on a poem attributed to Rabia Al Adawiyya, “Ya Habeeb al qulub”)


O You, who created the dazzling light of the sun,

which fills the sky at dawn with a mesmerising crimson complexion,

and grows in height and strength until it scales its zenith

beaming down from way on high, illuminating and majestic.

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