I know not, O my God, what the Fire is which
Thou didst kindle in Thy land. Earth can
never cloud its splendor, nor water quench its
flame. All the peoples of the world are powerless
to resist its force. Great is the blessedness of him
that hath drawn nigh unto it, and heard its roaring.
Some, O my God, Thou didst, through Thy
strengthening grace, enable to approach it, while
others Thou didst keep back by reason of what
their hands have wrought in Thy days. Whoso
hath hasted towards it and attained unto it hath,
in his eagerness to gaze on Thy beauty, yielded his
life in Thy path, and ascended unto Thee, wholly
detached from aught else except Thyself.
I beseech Thee, O my Lord, by this Fire which
blazeth and rageth in the world of creation, to rend
asunder the veils that have hindered me from appearing
before the throne of Thy majesty, and
from standing at the door of Thy gate. Do Thou
ordain for me, O my Lord, every good thing
Thou didst send down in Thy Book, and suffer
me not to be far removed from the shelter of Thy
Powerful art Thou to do what pleaseth Thee.
Thou art, verily, the All-Powerful, the Most