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PEARLS OF THE FAITH: 9. AL-HATHIM, by                 Poet Analysis     Poet's Biography
First Line: Allah! There is none other than god
Last Line: Lauding the mighty one, whose work thou art.
Subject(s): God; Islam

Say Al-Hathim! He is the mighty one!
Praise Him, and hear the great "Verse of the throne."

"Allah! there is none other God but He,
The living God, the Self-subsistent One;
Weariness cometh not to Him, nor sleep;
And whatso is belongs to Him alone
In heaven and earth; who is it intercedes
With Him, save if He please? He is aware
What is before them, and what after them,
And they of all His knowledge nothing share
Save what He will vouchsafe. His throne's foundation
Sits splendid, high above the earth and sky,
Which to sustain gives Him no meditation:
Mightiest He is, Supreme in Majesty."

Ayatu-'l-Koorsîy! this we Muslims grave
On polished gem and painted architrave;
But thou, write its great letters on thy heart,
Lauding the Mighty One, whose work thou art.

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