Never Worn Out
An eternal ‘textile’ woven with silk threads,
pure as rain, cool as the shade of clouds;
its colour and design address all the worlds,
unstained white like the river of milk in Paradise…
Not a transient hope, but peace everlasting,
from which begin all roads leading souls to heaven.
A source of strength for whoever affirms it,
a source of light for whoever takes refuge in it.
It unveils its wonders one after the other
To whoever enters its clime.
It draws the attention of all because of its message,
never worn out, written in the moisture of Gabriel’s speech.
Its ever-green hills are pavilions where
the created meet with the Creator.
Satan is always defeated in its climate.
The greatest mystery between the Creator and existence.
Its voice is the most vigorous and enlivening;
Souls thirsty for that mystery stand before it
in utmost respect and ready to follow its way,
enveloped with the fragrant scent of afterlife.
The days it promises approach in blooms of spring;
it points to eternal existence and leads to
eternity, and along all the paths it clears
welcoming breezes blow from gardens of friends…
Through all the succeeding years, time
overflows with the pleasures it brings.
It came with the most profound of messages
and its breath holds the cure for incurable diseases.
The spirit is never heard to wail in its climate,
those burning in love are cooled with the hope of union
Though winter visits every year, those who enter it
gain immortality, suffering no autumn fall.
They advance to eternity with documents
showing their absolution from punishment..
meet with god and seek intimacy with Him
flying on wings of light that cannot tire
they pass impenetrable veils one after the other.
By M. Fethullah Gulen
Muhammed Fethullah Gülen (born 27 April 1941) is an authoritative mainstream Turkish Muslim scholar, thinker, author, poet, opinion leader and educational activist who supports interfaith and intercultural dialogue, science, democracy and spirituality and opposes violence and turning religion into a political ideology. Fethullah Gülen promotes cooperation of civilizations toward a peaceful world, as opposed to a clash.