Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Poetry: Abu Manshur al-Hallaj

Picture :
Grave of Abu Manshur Al-Hallaj in Baghdad

Kill me, my faithful friends,
For in my being killed is my life.

Love is that you remain standing
In front of your Beloved
When you are stripped of all your attributes;
Then His attributes become your qualities.

Between me and You, there is only me.
Take away the me, so only You remain.

(Abu Manshur Al Hallaj)