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– Amir Khusrau. from Kulliyat-e Ghazaliyat

translated by Shamsur Rahman Faruqi

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The day Adam’s soul was to enter his body
    It was ordered “Enter!” but it refused
Heavenly beings with the lilting voice of David
    Sang to him, “Enter”, and it entered

– Amir Khusrau. آن روز که روح آدم آمد به بدن

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… enter this body

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