Dear hoopoe, welcome! You will be our guide;
It was on you King Solomon relied
To carry secret messages between
his court and distant Sheba’s lovely queen.
The gate stands open to contrition’s way —
If you have sinned, squeeze through it while you may
And if you travel with an honest heart,
You too will play the victor’s glorious part.
Come under the sheltered guidance of my Sheikh; for he is the ocean of love, the city of love, the light to all lovers, the healer to actualized perfection, the living souls or realized identities; For all defected, abandoned and disavowed hearts, such as I, will find the energy to remould the torchers of flames in to conversions of the life-giving thirst of Al-Kauser.