Thursday, November 22, 2007


"It is not righteousness
That ye turn your faces
Towards East or West;
But it is righteousness -
To believe in God,
And the Last Day,
And the Angels,
And the Book,
And the Messengers;
To spend of your substance,
Out of love for Him,
For your kin,
For orphans,
For the needy,
For the wayfarer,
For those who ask,
And for the ransom of slaves;
To be steadfast in prayer,
And practise regular charity;
To fulfill the contracts
Which ye have made;
And to be firm and patient,
In pain
And adversity,
And throughout all periods of panic.
Such are the people
Of truth, the God-fearing."

-Qur'an: SII v177, trans. A. Yusuf Ali.

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1 comment:

Emily Gusba said...

(NB - this comment has nnext to nothing to do with your post.)ALSO - I tried to email you about my fancy new job, but the email bounced back to me. I think it was my fault - it is hard to work the interweb!

Anyways, you're on your own at that certain beacon of higher education - good luck.