This is a song based on the Andalusian poetry of Abū ‘Abdillāh Muḥammad ibn ‘Alī ibn Muḥammad ibn `Arabī, known simply as Ibn Arabi. This poem is called “My heart has become able”. The words translate as-
My heart has become able
To take on all forms.
It is a pasture for gazelles,
For monks an abbey.
It is a temple for idols
And for whoever circumnavigates it, the Kaaba.
It is the tablets of the Torah
And also the leaves of the Koran.
I believe in the religion
Whatever direction its caravans may take,
For love is my religion and my faith.
His other poetry is available to see on Poetry Chaikhana– Sacred poetry from around the world, Poet Seers, and on the Islamic Foundation pages. He is considered one of the most influential Sufi philosophers.
The Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi Society.