As drops of summer rain plows her barren land of heart
Desire of ‘Wisaal‘ sprouts; years of ‘Separation‘ cut apart
Renunciation of will, ecstatic pain of love’s desire grows
With the light of ‘Irfan‘, ruptured veins of her soul glows
‘Self‘ is abandoned; dew of ‘love‘ turns her dust into mud
From the very bosom of self, arises the scent of beloved
This tightly coiled fire of love is neither requited nor denied
Conventional ‘wisdom‘ reverses, ‘Junoon‘ cries out with pride
Shackles of ‘reason‘ are broken, It’s wise lectures are declined
Wish to become dust of His feet echoes in her oblivious mind
Then crushed soul leaves the body, far away from time and space
It becomes One with beloved while ‘Nafs‘ drowns in His grace
Human unites with God, Divine unites with Man; a bridge is done
Rhythm in the cry of ‘Hu‘ merges with the melody of ultimate One !
Secrets are unveiled, paradoxes solved, mystical assent completes
Levels of ‘Ishq‘ conquered, Mortality and immortality finally meets
Annihilation, ‘Fan’a‘; Death is all left behind, nothing to be afraid
Contentment in non-existence, euphoria from the death of blade.
(Wisaal:Reunite, Irfan:theological philosophy which seeks to describe being, Junoon:Madness, Nafs:Ego, Hu: Sound that imprint marks on heart, part of Allah’s name, Fan’a: Ultimate destruction)
This poem is dedicated to all the lovers of Allah, experiencing Ishq-e-haqiqui. Love is just a primary stage in the journey of Ishq. I have tried to explain all the levels of Ishq in my poem, through which one passes to reach the ultimate level, the level of death. May Allah blesses us with His Ishq.