To Tasbih asked I once a thing
I’d not get it even from a king

“Tell me why is Rawdha called
Its gardens of paradise enrolled?”

So sweet came her reply
My heart to Him made fly

At once did I humbly learn
Love’s wealth am I yet to earn

Said Tasbih,

“Of Paradise the Garden is a part
Around Mim do its boundaries relate

Affinity to Beloved is the crown
King is he who such wealth own

Even dust under his feet be gold
Air around him be the envy of musk

O friend!

Love derives meanings odd
I fear this talk break law of Lord

A part of paradise
Is it Rawdha
Or as my heart whispers
Is it vice versa?”

صل الله عليه وسلم

Written during Hajj 2007