Poem: “Responding to the Lowly” from the Diwan of al-Shafi’i

قل ما شئت َ في مسبّة عرضي********** فسكوتي عن اللئيم جواب
ما أنا عادم الجواب و لكن********** ما من الأسد أن تجيب الكلاب

Say what you will in defamation of my honor,
For my silence to the lowly one is an answer.
It is not that I am at a loss for a reply, however,
it is not for the lion to respond to dogs.

From the Dīwān of al-Shafi’ī

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One Response to Poem: “Responding to the Lowly” from the Diwan of al-Shafi’i

  1. Abu Shuaib says:

    Subhaana Allah!

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