The Reflection
Triumph radiates from the effulgent flag of Yours
Exits no one disobeying a single command of Yours
Your forgiveness like a godly mercy upon the creation
Bouncing off every crime committed, like a reflection

When someone raises a flag, it is a mark to attract the attention of all eyes to that person or the direction of the concept the person intends to convey.
The creator similarly has raised a flag in the universe. This flag radiates with a peculiar light (Koran[24:35]) though we can not see the Majesty we can see the flag!?
Be aware that no one can disobey the commands of Almighty. When you do good it is by the permission of Almighty. When you do evil again it is by the permission of Almighty.
Imagine the crimes we commit the wrong doings we insist upon like a mirror. The said light reflects off the mirror, but the reflection is that of instantaneous forgiveness. Before you even finish the evil deed, the reflection has radiated the light of forgiveness upon you and upon the rest of the creation. Like a fast moving light like an automatic optical mechanism.
So look back at your life and be honest about what you did wrong. You lied to yourself thinking you are out of bounds of Almighty that all your wrong doings just stay wrong and there is no purpose or design around them. And this hopelessness convinces you that there is no order to some parts/regions of the universe and that your mistakes are once in a while disorders, left on the shelf of regrets to gather the dust of amnesia. You are as wrong as your mistakes.
Did any punishment befall upon you? No! Then that means your eyes are beholding the flag of Beloved raised to illuminate the world with Its reflection of forgiveness. Had this luminous flag not being there, the punishment just as automatically as a bouncing light would have destroyed you once and for all, indeed upon the doing of your first mistake.
Now that you see the flag, walk towards It, you will find your Beloved there... That is the triumph!

Language: The last verse also could mean that upon/on the side of every mistake the flag of first verse is raised to flutter. Or as I used above, reflects off the side the light of the flag of the first verse. The first verse ends with TAAB, so does the second and the fourth. First TAAB means to radiate, second means to turn the face away or disobey. The confusion or ambiguity is the fourth verse usage of TAAB. I suspect it means raised to flutter because the radiate-TAAB was used before and the poet must avoid redundancy. But since this is really an art I stuck with the reflection off the side. Sorry!

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