Skip to main content

Steadfast

Poem
| M. Fethullah Gulen | Issue 140 (Mar - Apr 2021)

This article has been viewed 7432 times

Steadfast

Stop giving up,
or else you cannot reach the end.
You cannot harvest the fruit,
unless you firmly stand.

Those who reached their purpose,
made it thanks to their being steadfast.
Steadfast you should be; or else,
you cannot behold the Friend’s countenance

Roads are long and onerous;
yet faith is the wayfarer’s provisions.
Be spirited with belief,
Or else, you cannot enter heavens.

The bridge is ruined, the road is rough,
and nobody to hold you by the hand;
If God unraveled your fabric,
you can in no way weave it.

Deep river, steep slope…
all welcome to the devoted.
Crossing is your duty;
do not condemn anyone for that.

Those who made it, did so long ago;
by being nothing did they attain existence,
So should you be: nothing,
Or else, you won’t be admitted to the Divine presence.


More Coverage

We all focused on one topic throughout 2020: Covid-19. No single day passed without news on the pandemic as we counted numbers of positive cases and the death toll while anticipating for a vaccine. In the meantime, we got more familiar with some o...
In the language of Sufism, farq (distinguishing) has been interpreted as making a clear distinction between unity and multiplicity. To give a longer and more explicit definition, distinguishing means the discernment of the created, despite having ...
Climate change is the main cause of fires Zhuang et al. Quantifying contributions of natural variability and anthropogenic forcings on increased fire weather risk over the western United States. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. No...
In 1832, 100 km off the coast of Argentina, Charles Darwin observed numerous tiny crimson spiders, sized 2-3 mm, riding the breeze from the sea and then sticking onto the ropes and sails of the HMS Beagle, the ship on which he was touring around t...