Fa in Shita Tat'hiran mina shirki wa da'wa
If you truly want purification
From all shirk and self-regard,
And to drink from the spring of Tasnimi
Till your thirst is satisfied,
You must wrap yourself up in endurance,
Wind repentance around your head,
Wear the tunic of firm self-denial,
And in it exhaust your strength.
And you need a good pair of strong sandals,
One of hope and one of fear,
With a staff made of certainty by you,
And a store of pure taqwa.
You need also the bridle of knowledge
For the steed of high desire,
With protection of trusty companions
Which will keep your limbs from harm.
Press on quickly to your destination,
Being careful not to stop
To reflect on material existence -
That will veil you from your home.
But reflect on God's kindness towards you,
Be sincere in thanking Him.
And get up before dawn and be humble
And to Him address your plea.
Blessings be on the Pole of existence
And on those who follow him,
In a way that will broadcast our secret
And make it known to all.
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