The Veil – Attar

by Farid al-Din ‘Attar (1142-1220)

1
We are the Magians of old,
Islam is not the faith we hold;
In irreligion is our fame,
And we have made our creed a shame.

2
Now to the tavern we repair
To gamble all our substance there,
Now in the monastery cell
We worship with the infidel.

3
When Satan chances us to see
He doffs his cap respectfully,
For we […]