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PEARLS OF THE FAITH: 18. AL-RAZZAK, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: By the high dawn
Last Line: And praise his mercies without end.
Subject(s): God; Islam

Al-Razzâk! the "Provider!" thus again
Praise Him who, having formed thee, doth sustain.

By the high dawn,
When the light of the sun is strong!
By the thick night,
When the darkness is deep and long!He hath not forsook thee, nor hated!
By His mercies, I say,
The life which will come shall be better
Than the life of to-day.

In the latter days
The Lord thy "Provider" shall give;
When thou knowest His gift
Thou wilt not ask rather to live;
Look back! thou wert friendless and frameless,
He made thee from nought;
Look back! thou wert blinded and wandering,
To the light thou art brought!
Consider! shall Allah forego thee
Since thus He hath wrought?
The favor of thy Lord perpend,
And praise His mercies without end.

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