The East of Benevolence
The beginning of Your pain, is the end of all other pain
Your love, Your desire knows no bound no end [1]
How much longer forcing the strangers to taste the torments
In spite of Your mercy upon us, still so many complaints [2]
Within the drama of Your love no knowledge and deeds fit [3]
Where Your legend wows there is no room for mere stories
Comparing to Your knowledge like a stumbling toddler
All wise old sages and all powerful governing men
To no prophet and no close friend revealed Your depth [4]
That much has been revealed through Gabriel and the verse 
If the book of my poems not written by the heart’s blood
These words would not have entered any bosoms at all
Did you know Kamaal if a dark day reaches upon you [5]
Indeed shall rise a sun from the east of benevolence soon

[1] I am in love with these words. Yes truly any ache for the Beloved ends all other mortal pains we experience. Perhaps sometimes Allah breaks our heart in order for us to be relieved from all other pain and through the cracks of our hearts beams of light illuminate a path towards the Beloved.
[2] Kamaal is praying to Allah to stop the pain and suffering for the people around him e.g. the Mongols his enemies who were in constant war and torment. He is telling Allah that people like him who are blessed by Allah and know the truth are complaining much about the daily suffering, but what about these unlearned unwise misguided creators around him who know nothing of the Beloved.
[3] Kamaal is teaching us that knowledge and actions belong to outside world of Beloved’ life. Where there is the love of Beloved knowledge and deeds are just tales and stories not real at all. This is a paramount discovery of this man and a lifetime needs to be devoted to uncover its secrets.
[4] “The verse” refers to Koran, which was revealed through the Angel Gabriel.
[5] This is a law in the universe of human affairs, the sun of victory and benevolence dawns at the darkest moment of our night, but it rises for certain, Koran[2:214]:
“Or do ye think that ye shall enter the Garden (of bliss) without such (trials) as came to those who passed away before you? they encountered suffering and adversity, and were so shaken in spirit that even the Messenger and those of faith who were with him cried: "When (will come) the help of Allah." Ah! Verily, the help of Allah is (always) near!"

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