Calcutta nr. 317
Since God does not desire what I have desired
When will what I have desired become proper
If everything is right that he has desired
Then everything that I have desired is a blunder.
Oh Thou, who didst with pitfall and with gin
Beset the Road I was to wander in,
Thou wilt not with Predestined Evil round
Enmesh, and then impute my Fall to Sin!
Since ill's in God's sight that which I, I have willed,
How, then, should come right that which I, I have willed?
If nought be correct that Himself hath not willed,
Then all's error quite that which I, I have willed.
Since Allah's will and mine do not agree.
How then becomes that right that's willed by me?
If everything is right that He doth will.
Then all things I have willed must error be.