Posts Tagged ‘Imam Shafi’

يخاطبني السفيه بكل قبح      فأكره أن أكون له مجيباً

يزيد سفاهةً فأزيد حلماً          كعود زاده الإحراق طيباً

The foolish one speaks to me with all ugliness
And I hate to respond to him

He increases in his foolishness while I increase in my forbearance
Like the ‘oud which intensifies its sweet scent the more it is burnt

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