There is a way to unmatched solace
The delights of proximity to God
Am I a tiny drop of water
Or a speck of dust in the vast universe?
Waveringly treading the greatest path
The road of glorification of the Lord
Muhammad and Christ charted the course
Affirming the unfathomable seas of Divine love
We are an insignificant being in vast oceans
Whirling in a dance of worldly aim
Born in Amman, Jordan, Khaled Hazem Nusseibeh is a Jordanian-Palestinian whose family hails from Jerusalem. The Nusseibeh family is distinguished for being the custodian of the key of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre—a function it has held for a number of centuries. He is a graduate of Columbia and Princeton universities where he studied Political Science and Near Eastern Studies respectively. He has authored several books of poetry and prose and has been a translator for over 20 years.