Celebrate! The month of fasting has come.
Pleasant journey to the one
Who is the company of the fasting.

I climbed the roof to see the Moon,
Because I really missed fasting
By heart and soul.

I lost my hat while looking at the Moon.
the Sultan of fasting made me drunk.

O Muslims, I have been drunk
since that day I lost my mind.
What a beautiful fortune fasting has.
What a wonderful glory.

There is another secret moon
Besides this one.
He is hiding in the tent of fasting
Like a Turk.

Anyone who comes
To the harvest of fasting in this month
Finds the way to this Moon.

Whoever makes his face
Resemble pale satin
Wears the silk clothes of fasting.

Prayers will be accepted in this month.
Sighs of the one fasting pierce the sky.

The person who sits patiently
At the bottom of fasting’s well
Owns the love of Egypt, like Joseph.

O the word which eats the Sahur* meal,
Be silent so that anyone
Who knows fasting will enjoy fasting.

Come, O Shems, the brave one
Of whom Tebriz is proud.
You are the commander of fasting’s soldiers.

*Sahur: Meal before dawn during Ramazan fast.

— Ghazal No. 2344 from the Divan-e Shams-e Tabrizi
Translated by Nevit Ergin
(from the Turkish translation of the original
Persian by Golpinarli)
“Mevlana Jelaleddin Rumi: Divan-i Kebir,”
Volume 18, 2002.
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10 Responses to Celebrate! The month of fasting has come – Rumi

  1. nocturnal says:

    thanks for sharing this.

    interestingly i bought Rumi’s book THE essentials of Rumi translated by Coleman Barks.

    Cud you please tell me briefly about the relationship between Shams tabraiz and Rumi.

    cheers

  2. shez says:

    beautiful! thanks for posting

  3. Irving says:

    Lovely Rumi 🙂 This one has been all over the blogs because of Ramadan, but I love coming across it and reading it over and over. That’s the power of Rumi and Ramadan.

    Ya Haqq!

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  5. RR says:

    Farhan Mian

    Shams was a guide and a Sufi master that transformed the inner world and life of Rumi by introducing him to Love for the Divine reality.. They had an intense relationship in which Rumi fell in love with Shams – Rumi’s family became jealous and ultimately Shams left Konya. He was brought back as Rumi went almost mad with grief. But this was a short lived union as it is believed that one of Rumi’s son murdered Shams.

    Rumi was heartbroken, he gradually recovered but Shams had chnaged his life.

    I suggest you read a highly readable novel: “the way of love” by Nigel Watts which explains a lot about this relationsip.

  6. The garden of Love is green without limit

    and yields many fruits

    other than sorrow and joy.

    Love is beyond either condition:

    without spring,without autumn,it is always fresh.

    Jelaluddin Rumi ( Iranian Poet )

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