O Thou, Above All Imaginations

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

O Thou who art above all imaginations, conjectures, opinions and ideas, above anything people have said or we have heard or read. The assembly is finished and life has reached its term, and we have, as at first, remained powerless in describing Thee.

From the Gulistan (Rose Garden) of Shaykh Muslih-uddin Sa’di Shirazi

Alhamdulillah! All praise is Thine alone, ineffable, indescribable, beyond thought and form, without direction or place or time. Thy attributes are manifest in Thy signs, on the horizons and in ourselves. In remembrance of Thee is our joy, gratitude toward Thee our daily bread, loving Thee our only purpose.

Ya Haqq!


5 Responses to O Thou, Above All Imaginations

  1. Salaam Brother Irving,
    This poem is one the best and most beautiful of persian poems.
    Salaam to the Sadi’s soul!
    Thank you brother Irving to share this wonderful post with us.
    Ya Haqq!

  2. wonderful….

    the carmelite friar, john of the cross, described the ascent of mount carmel to god as:

    “nothing, nothing, nothing….and at the top of the mountain, still nothing”

  3. Suroor says:

    How true! How humbling!

  4. M. Shahin says:


    Beautiful and inspiring.

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