Al-Hadi – The Guide
Who is it that guides you
in the midst of the deep darkness of land and sea,
and sends forth the winds as a glad tiding of His coming grace?
Without an escort you’re bewildered on a familiar road;
don’t travel alone on a way you haven’t seen at all;
don’t turn your head away from the Guide.
Mathnawi I:2944-2945, tr. Helminski