Did lightning flash from the sloping side of the valley or did veils fall away from Layla’s glowing face?
— Ibn al-Farid –
My heart tells me that you are my destroyer
My soul is your hostage, whether you know it or not.
I have not fulfilled the obligation of your love if I am someone,
who does not die in it out of grief, but I am someone who does
– Umar Ibn al-Farid (d. 1235) –