The Final verses by Hazrat Shams-e-Tabrizi R.A. and Maulana Rumi
The final verses by Hazrat Shams-e-Tabrizi R.A. and Maulana Rumi
There are many accounts of the disappearance of Hazrat Shams Tabraiz and subject to great deal of research by scholars. However, today we look at the verses from final time of Hazrat Shamz Tabraiz as well Maulana Rumi.
The below verses by Shams Tabraiz suggest that he was aware of his final times as he speaks of sunset of life and having strength in wings for his reunion with his Creator.
“O’ Travelers, it is late
Life’s sun is going to set
During these brief days that you have strength,
be quick and spare no effort of your wings”
Mevlana’s entire Masnavi was the tale of separation from his beloved mentor and comprises of 26,000 verses that keeps on building one story out of another story in form of continual spiral.
When Mevlana’s final time arrived [see our post The Night of Reunion: Mevlana Rumi’s last verses], his final verses speak on the same sentiment that we see in Shams Tabraiz’s verses above. He asked his son Sultan Walad to take rest as he speaks of strength and faith for his final flight to his creator
“Faith in the king comes easily in lovely times,
but be faithful now and endure, pale lover!”
Then Mevlana seems to suggest his final reunion with his Creator too and conclude that it is his time to leave.
“In a dream last night I saw
an ancient one in the garden of love,
beckoning with his hand, saying, “Come here.”
On this path, Love is the emerald,
the beautiful green that wards off dragons
Enough, I am losing myself.
If you are a man of learning,
read something classic
a history of the human struggle
and don’t settle for mediocre verse.”
Before these verses, Mevlana’s had already concluded his Masnavi with a story that seems unfinished. When his son Sultan Bahauddin Walad requested him to complete this story, Mevalan replied that his time has arrived and whoever has light is their heart, the remaining part of Masnavi will come to their heart automatically. Text below in preface of Volume 6 of Masnavi written by Qazi Sajjaad Hussain narrates the ending of Masnavi.