The Intimate Prayer of Ibrahim Ibn Adam

I have left men utterly, out of love for you,

And orphaned my children, that I might behold You

Though, You dismemebered me for love’s sake limb by limb,

Yet would my heart yearn for none besides You

Overlook the faults of a weakling who is come to You

If he has disobeyed You, O Vigilant Master,

Yet he has never bowed down to another besides You,

O Lord, Your ill-obeying slave has come to you,

Admitting his sins, though he has prayed to You

Should You forgive, it well befits You,

And if You reject, who should show mercy besides You?

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