Al-Khidr, Ilyas & Fountain of Youth (Abi-Hayat)

Ancient people of Rum have told this story in a different way:

Ilyas was with Khidr at that fountain on the path. In each others company, they sat by the fountain. They opened the Sofra (food cloth); by the fountain, isn't food even more pleasant?

On that bread with its beautiful odor, there was a smoked dried fish. From their blessed hands, the fish dropped in the clear water. The searching hand went into the water. When the fish was grabbed, it was already alive, a sign of grace!

So is the fountain of youth: Who drinks from the fountain of youth, will find eternal life.

It is not a miracle that this water gives life to the dead.

The miracle is,
how the dead fish found its way to this fountain.

- Nezami Ganjavai, Khamse

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