By Novid Shaid, 2011
(based on a poem attributed to Rabia Al Adawiyya, “Ya Habeeb al qulub”)
O You, who created the dazzling light of the sun,
which fills the sky at dawn with a mesmerising crimson complexion,
and grows in height and strength until it scales its zenith
beaming down from way on high, illuminating and majestic.