The Qasida al-Khamriyya (The Wine Ode)

September 20, 2006

The Qasida al-Khamriyya (The Wine Ode)


Bismi’llahi ‘Rahmani ‘r-Rahim.

Love gave me the goblets of union to drink,

Saqanil bubbu kaasatil wasaali

so I said to my wine: “Come here toward me!”

fa qultu li-khamrati nahwi ta ‘aali

It came running and walking toward me in tumblers,

Sa’ at wa-mashat li-nahwi fe ku ‘uwsin

so I experienced ecstasy in my drunkenness among the Masters.

fa-himtu bi-sakrati bai-nal-mawaali

I said to all the Cardinal Poles: ” Assemble

fa-qultu li-saa-i-ril Aqtabi lummu

at my tavern, and enter, for you are my men!

Bi-haali wad-khulu antum rijaali

Experience ecstasy, and drink, you are my soldiers!’

wa hummu wash-rabu wa antum januwdi

So the cupbearer of the [Lord’s] people

was quick to bring me sufficient supply.

fa saaqil qawmi bil wafe malali

You drank what I had left over after I got drunk,

Sharub-tum fad-lati mim ba’di suk-ri

but you did not reach my exaltation and my state of connection.

wala nil-tum ‘u-luwwi watti saali

High is your station, each and all, and yet

muqaa mukumul ‘ ulaa jam-awwa- lakin

my station is above you, higher still.

maaqami fawqa-kum maa-zaliali

In the presence of nearness I am on my own;

ana fe hadra tit-taqree-bi wahdi

the Lord of Majesty disposes of me, and He is enough for me!

yu-sar-rif-ni wahasbi Dhul-halali

I am the grey falcon of every Shaikh.

anal baziyyu ashhabu kulli Shaikhin

and who among men has received the same as I!

wa man dha fir-rijaalu’-ti mithali

He clad me in a robe in honor’s style,

kasaa-ni khil’atam bitaraa zi-‘az-min

and crowned me with perfection’s crowns.

wa-tawwaj-ni bateeja nil-kamali

He made me aware of an ancient secret,

wa-atla’-ne ‘ala sirrin qadee-min

invested me with rank and gave me all I asked.

wa qallada-ne wa a’taa-ne su-ali

He has appointed me over all the Cardinal Poles,

wa walla ne ‘alal aqtabi jam’an

so my decision is effective in every case.

fahak-mi naa-fidhun fe kulli-hali

Were I to cast my innermost being into the oceans

fa-law alqai-tu sirri fe bi-haarin

they would all become a depression in the void.

lasaa-ral kullu ghaw-ran fiz-zawali

Were I to cast my innermost being upon the mountains,

wa-law alqai-tu sirri fe ji-baalin

they would be leveled low and disappear among the sands.

la-dukkat wakh-tafat bai-nar-rimalii

Were I to cast my innermost being upon a fire,

wa-law alqai-tu sirri fawqa na-rin

it would die out and be extinguished by the secret of my state.

la-khamidat wan-tafat min sirri haali

Were I to cast my innermost being upon a corpse,

wa-law alqai-tu sirri fawqa mai-tin

it would rise up through the power of the Lord and walk for me.

la-qaama bi-qudratil mawla ta’aa-li

Neither months nor long ages of time

wa ma-minha shuhu-ran aw duhuw-ran

pass and go by without my getting news.

tamur-ru wa tan-qadee illa ata-nee

They inform me of what is to come and to happen, and let me know

wa tukh-biru ne bima yati wa yaj-ri

when to cease from debate.

wa tu’limu -nee fa-aqsiran jidali

My disciple, experience ecstasy, have fun, relax, sing,

muridee him wa tib wash tah wa-‘anni

do what you will, for the name is a high one.

wa if-’al ma-tashaa uw fil-ismu ‘aa-li

My disciple, do not fear! Allah, my Lord,

muridee lata-khaf Allahu rabbi

has given me eminence; I have attained the heights.

a-ta-ne fir’atan nal-tul manali

Drums sounded in heaven and on the earth,

Tabu-ne fis-sama-ai wal ardi duqqat

and the sergeant of bliss appeared to me.

wa shaa uw sus-sa’aadati qad-bada-li

The lands of Allah are my kingdom under my rule, and my time

bila-dullahi mulki tahta hukme

before my transformation has been happy for me.

wa wati qabla qalbi qad sifaa-li

I looked upon all the cities of Allah together

nazartu ila bila-dillahi jam’an

as a mere mustard,seed compared to my connection [with Him].

ka-kharda-latin ‘ala ukmitti sa-li

I studied knowledge till I became a Cardinal Pole,

darastu la-’ilma hatta sartu qutban

and gained felicity from the Lord of lords.

wa naltus-sa’da min mawlal mawa-li

My men are fasting in the midday heat,

ri-jaali fe hawa jiri him siya-mun

like pearls in the darkness of the night.

wa fe zul-milla-yali kullu-lali **

Every saint has a precedent, and I

wa kullu wa-liy-lahu qadamuw-wa inni

am in the footstep of the Prophet, the full moon of perfection.

ala qadamin-nabi badril kamali

A Makkan Hijazi Hashimi Prophet

nabiyyun hashmi shami makki hijazi

is my ancestor by whom I obtained friends/followers.**

huwa jaddi bihi nil tul mawa-li

Who is like me among the awliya’ of Allah

fa-min fe awliya Allahi mithli

and like me in knowledge and action. **

wa man fil-‘alimi wat-tas-reefi hali

My disciple, do not fear a traitor,

Mureedi lata-khaf washin fa-inni

for I am a resolute slayer in the fray.

‘azu-mun qati-lun ‘indal qata-li

I am al-Jili Muhyi’d-din is my name,

anal-Jiliyu Muh-yid-dini ismi

and my banners are on the mountain peaks.

wa a’lami ‘ala raasil jibali

I am al-Hasani and the inner chamber is my station,

Anal-hasaniyyu wal makh-d’a maqami

and my feet are on the necks of men.

wa aqdami ‘ala ‘unu-qir-rijali

Well am I known by the name of ‘ Abd al-Qadir,

wa Abdul-qadiril mashhuru ismi

and my forefather is the very master of perfection.

wa jaddi sahibul ‘ainil kama1.

http://www.deenislam.co.uk/dua/ghausia_english.htm

 

http://www.deenislam.co.uk/dua/q1.htm

 

 

http://www.ahadees.com/naats/ram_files/1c5df66146387aae9f5f3c03569242f7.ram

 

Ya Sayyidi Ghawth al-‘aadham Madad

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2 Responses to “The Qasida al-Khamriyya (The Wine Ode)”

  1. Olawale Bello Says:

    JAZAKUM LAH FOR THIS WORK. Qadassa Lahu sirohu, wa nawwira darihau, wa rodiya ani’u wa ammaddani bi imdadatihi, ma’a l muridina l mohabub


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