My faith in God is this: her eyes, their cheer,
Their drunken joy, her wild, heathen hair.
They say true faith is anything but this.
Then, by this, true faith I do dismiss.
#1316: From Rumi's
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).
Translated by Zara Houshmand
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The Life Teachings and Poetry of Jalal al-Din Rumi
By Frankin D. Lewis
By Coleman Barks (Translator)