My God, my God!

My God, my God!

Save us from being pre-occupied with the trifles of every day

And show us the realities of things as they are!

Remove from the eyes of our understanding the veil of ignorance,

and show us things as they really are!

Display not to us non-existence as existent,

nor cast the veil of non-existence over the beauty of existence.

Make this phenomenal world the mirror to reflect

the manifestations of Thy Beauty,

and not a veil to separate and repel us from Thee.

Cause these unreal phenomena of the universe to be for us

the source of knowledge and insight,

and not the cause of ignorance and blindness.

All our deprivation and banishment is from ourselves;

leave us not with ourselves,

But grant us deliverance from ourselves,

and vouchsafe us knowledge of Thyself!

~ Nur ad-Din Abd ar-Rahman Jami