The Three-Character Rhymed Classic on the Ka‘bah

Ma Fu-ch’u (Yusuf Ma Dexin, 1794–1874)
Translated and annotated by J. Peter Hobson

The primordial Doctrine was preserved
by the Ka‘bah alone;
sage followed sage,
the stream flowed from its source
until it reached our Prophet.

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With thanks to Studies in Comparative Religion.