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PEARLS OF THE FAITH: 55. ALLAH-AL-MATEEN, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: By the angels ranged in ranks
Last Line: In thee is strong deliverance seen.
Subject(s): God; Islam


Allah-al-Mateen! "Firm" is our Lord and fast;
Praise Him Who doth uphold Thee to the last.

By the Angels ranged in ranks,
And the Rain-cloud Drivers,
And the Reciters of the word, "Thy God is one,"
Firm is our Lord!
Of the heavens the tent-pole,
Al-Watad; and of earth
Habl-al-Mateen, the sure Cord:
By this thy soul
Holdeth, from birth:
Fast is the cord, and sure;
They only shall endure
Who dwell beneath the mighty tent upholden
By Al-Watad, the Golden.

Stay of Thy servants, Al-Mateen!
In Thee is strong deliverance seen.





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