St. 12 part 4
By the high sky where there are glorious huge palaces;
By the promised day when the creatures will meet the Creator;
By night traveller, that shiny star whose glaring light cleaves the dark.
By all of these that there is a protector, assigned by God, for every soul.
قسم به آسمان بلندی که دارای کاخهای عظیم و با شکوه است.
قسم به روز موعود، به روز دیدار که وعده گاه خلایق است.
قسم به مسافر شب، به آن ستاره درخشانی که نور خیره کننده اش تاریکیها را میشکافد
قسم به همه اینان که هر شخصی را از طرف خداوند مراقب و نگهبانی است
Finally, the promised day came.
Hoopoe again came and sat behind the window. This time, it held a leaf of ziziphus in its beak.
After some hours, I noticed it and opened the window. Hoopoe entered and sat on the table. I patted it and said: What a beautiful bird!
Then I went to bring food and water for it.
But hoopoe didnt eat or drink anything.
I touched the statue and it started singing. I thought hoopoe would like the song but it didnt.
Instead, it put the leaf on the table and looked at me expecting me to remember something.
I said: Maybe you need some leaves! There are many trees is my garden. You can use their leaves as much as you wish
Hoopoe's eyes filled with tears for it realized that I didnt remember it and ziziphus tree.
For a few moments, it remained silent. Then it flew toward the window and left the house.
I stood by the window and watched hoopoe flying in the sky.
Hoopoe flew high and high.
I said: I wish I could fly like it.
Suddenly I remembered that once I had 2 wings which I lost after my fall on the earth; I remembered the seventh heaven, the angels, God, banishment from paradise and my rendezvous.
There was not much time... I left that mansion quickly.
But when I reached there, it was late.
The sun had already set. I had lost the best opportunity in my life.
I sat under ziziphus tree and cried. Hoopoe came. I patted it and said:
You, kind bird, you tried your best. Alas! I remembered too late!
Gabriel appeared and said:....
Whether you are close to the sun or far from it, its light and warmth dont change. But the closer you are to the sun, the more you benefit from its warmth...
God is source of mercy and compassion; How much you benefit from his mercy depends on how close you are to him.
The path which Satan and his friends follow, leads to the darkness. The more they proceed, the darker the path will get. And finally they reach total darkness. They will go astray so much that even if they want to return, it will be very difficult for them.
You are free to choose your path. A path leads to light, to magnificence and grandeur. And a path leads to disgrace, aberrance and regret. You can choose: ascending to A'laa Eleein or descending to Asfal al-Saffelin!*
Gabriel was about to leave. But before he did, he turned his face to me and said: Angels told me that they missed Human a lot. They are still awaiting you. What about you, Human? Do you still remember them?!
The stars were shining in the dark sky. And it meant that there was still hope. Because the stars are torches of the angels who had been waiting in the heavens for many centuries to welcome those who travelling to paradise.
* A'laa Eleein: the uppermost place in the heavens اعلی علیین
Asfal al-Safelin: the lowermost place in the hell اسفل السافلین