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PEARLS OF THE FAITH: 58. AL-MUHSI, by                 Poet Analysis     Poet's Biography
First Line: When earth shall quake with quaking
Last Line: In mercy on our judgment-book.
Subject(s): God; Islam

Al-Mûhsi! The "Accountant!" laud Him so
Who reckoneth up the deeds men do below.


When Earth shall quake with quaking,
And cast her burden forth
Of corpses; and live men
Shall ask—with terror shaking—
"What aileth Earth?" that day
She shall reply, and say
That which her Lord commands:
And men shall come in bands,
This side and that side, ranged to show
Their works, and the account to know.
And he that wrought of good a red ant's weight
Shall see it writ:
And who did evil, aye! as the skin of a date,
Shall witness it.

Al-Muhsi! dread Accountant! look
In mercy on our judgment-book.

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