Verily I serve the image of the Sandal of Mustafa [Salal laho Allehi Wasallam].
That I shall live under its shadow in both worlds.
[Sa’d] Ibn Masud [Radhi Allaho Anho] was in the service of His Sandal.
And I am fortunate by serving its image.
I dust the Sandal image with the whiteness of my beard.
Since the Prophet [Salal laho Allehi Wasallam] fastened the band that passed between His toes.
It is not for the image that my heart is longing.
Yet it yearns for the one who wore this Sandal.
We are lowered by awe to honour this Sandal.
And whenever we lower before it we are raised.
So place it on the highest shelf!
For indeed in reality it is a crown and only outwardly a Sandal
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‘I shall kiss the image if I do not find
A way to kiss the Prophet’s sandal.
Perhap’s the good fortune of kissing it
Will be granted to me in Paradise in the most radiant place,
And i rub my heart on it so that perhaps
The burning thirst which rages in it maybe quenched.
Hazrat Yusuf Nabhani [Rahmat Ullah Aley]