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PEARLS OF THE FAITH: 86. AL-JAMI'H, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye who believe, stand ye steadfast in justice
Last Line: Safe in the fold thy foolish sheep.
Subject(s): God; Islam


Al-Jami'h! praise "the Gatherer," Who divides
Evil and good unto their proper sides.

Ye who believe, stand ye steadfast in justice,
Witnessing true though it be to displease;
Heed not your patrons, nor parents, nor kinsmen,
Allah is nearer and richer than these.

Sit ye not down in the seat of the scornful,
Hear not the tales which the hypocrites tell;
On the day when His children are folded together
Al-Jami'h shall scatter the sinners to hell.

We take Thee for our Shepherd; keep
Safe in the fold Thy foolish sheep.





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