Showing that the self is strengthened by love

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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]THE luminous point whose name is the Self[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]Is the life-spark beneath our dust.[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]By Love it is made more I sting,[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="width: 19%"][FONT=Times New Roman]325[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]More living, more burning, more glowing.[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]From Love proceeds the radiance of its being.[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]And the development of its unknown possibilities.[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]Its nature gathers fire from Love,[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]Love instructs it to illumine the world.[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="width: 19%"][FONT=Times New Roman]330[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]Love fears neither sword nor dagger,[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]Love is not born of water and air and earth.[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]Love makes peace and war in the world,[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]Love is the Fountain of Life, Love is the flashing sword of Death.[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]The hardest rocks are shivered by Love's glance:[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="width: 19%"][FONT=Times New Roman]335[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]Love of God at last becomes wholly God,[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]Learn thou to love, and seek a beloved:[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]Seek an eye like Noah's, a heart like Job's ![/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]Transmute thy handful of earth into gold,[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]Kiss the threshold of a Perfect Man![SUP]39[/SUP][/FONT][/TD]
[TD="width: 19%"][FONT=Times New Roman]340[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]Like Rumi, light the candle[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]And burn Rum in the fire of Tabriz ![SUP]40[/SUP][/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]There is a beloved hidden within thine heart:[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]I will show him to thee, if thou hast eyes to see.[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]His lovers are fairer than the fair,[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="width: 19%"][FONT=Times New Roman]345[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]Sweeter and comelier and more beloved.[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]By. love of him the heart is made strong[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]And earth rubs shoulders with the Pleiades.[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]The soil of Najd was quickened by his grace[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]And fell into a rapture and rose to the skies[SUP]41[/SUP][/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]In the Muslim 's heart is the home of Muhammad,[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]All our glory is from the name of Muhammad.[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]Sinai is but an eddy of the dust of his house,[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]His dwelling-place is a sanctuary to the Ka'ba itself.[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]Eternity is less than a moment of his time,[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]Eternity receives increase, from his essence.[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]He slept on a mat of rushes,[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]But the crown of Chosroes was under his people's feet.[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]He chose the nightly solitude of Mount Hira,[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]And he founded a state and laws and government.[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="width: 19%"][FONT=Times New Roman]360[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]He passed many a night with sleepless eyes[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]In order that the Muslims might sleep on the throne of Persia.[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]In the hour of battle, iron was melted by the fash of his sword;[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]In the hour of prayer, tears fell like rain from his eye.[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]When he prayed for Divine help, his sword answered "Amen"[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="width: 19%"][FONT=Times New Roman]365[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]And extirpated the race of kings.[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]He instituted new laws in the world,[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]He brought the empires of antiquity to an end.[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]With the key of religion he opened the door of this world:[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]The womb of the world never bore his like.[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="width: 19%"][FONT=Times New Roman]370[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]In his sight high and low were one,[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]He sat with his slave at one table.[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]The daughter of the chieftain of Tai was taken prisoner in battle[SUP]42[/SUP][/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]And brought into that exalted presence[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]Her feet in chains, unveiled, she was,[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="width: 19%"][FONT=Times New Roman]375[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]And her neck bowed with shame[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]When the Prophet saw that the -, poor girl had no veil,[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]He covered her face with his own mantle.[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]We are more naked than that lady of Tai,[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]We are unveiled before the nations of the world.[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]In him is our trust on the Day of Judgement,[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]And in this world too he is our protector.[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]Both his favour and his wrath are entirely a mercy:[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]That is a mercy to his friends and this to his foes.[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]He opened the gate of mercy to his enemies,[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="width: 19%"][FONT=Times New Roman]385[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]He gave to Mecca the message, "No penalty shall be laid upon you."[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]We who know not the bonds of country[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]Resemble sight, which is one though it be the light of two eyes.[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]We belong to the Hijaz and China and Persia,[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]Yet we are the dew of one smiling dawn.[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]We are all under the spell of the eye of the cup bearer from Mecca,[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]We are united as wine and cup.[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]He burnt clean away distinctions of lineage.[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]His fire consumed this trash and rubble.[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]We are like a rose with many petals but with one perfume:[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="width: 19%"][FONT=Times New Roman]395[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]He is the soul of this society, and he is one[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]We are the secret concealed in his heart:[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]He spake out fearlessly, and we were revealed.[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]The song of love for him fills my silent reed,[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]A hundred notes throb in my bosom.[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="width: 19%"][FONT=Times New Roman]400[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]How shall I tell what devotion he inspires ?[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]A block of dry wood wept at porting from him.[SUP]43[/SUP][/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]The Muslim's being is where he manifests his glory:[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]Many a Sinai springs from the dust on his path.[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]My image was created by his- mirror,[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="width: 19%"][FONT=Times New Roman]405[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]My dawn rises from the sun of his breast.[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]My repose is a perpetual fever,[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]My evening hotter than the morning of Judgment Day:[SUP]44[/SUP][/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]He is the April cloud and I his garden,[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]My vine is bedewed with his rain.[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="width: 19%"][FONT=Times New Roman]410[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]Ii sowed mine eye in the field of Love[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]And reaped, a harvest of vision.[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]"The soil of Medina is sweeter than both worlds:[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]Oh, happy the town where dwell the Beloved!" [SUP]45[/SUP][/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]I am lost in admiration of the style of Mulla Jami:[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]His verse and prose are a remedy for my immaturity.[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]He has written poetry overflowing with beautiful ideas;[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]And has threaded pearls in praise of the Master-[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]"Muhammad is the preface to the book of the universe;[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]All the worlds are slaves and he is the Master."[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="width: 19%"][FONT=Times New Roman]420[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]From the wine of Love spring many spiritual qualities:[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]Amongst the attributes of Love is blind devotion.[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]The saint of Bistam, who in devotion was unique,[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]Abstained from eating a water-melon.[SUP]46[/SUP][/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]Be a lover constant in devotion to thy beloved,[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="width: 19%"][FONT=Times New Roman]425[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]That thou mayst cast thy nose and capture God.[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]Sojourn for a while on the Hira of the heart.[SUP]47[/SUP][/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]Abandon self and flee to God.[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]Strengthened by God, return to they self[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]And break the heads of the Lat and Uzza of sensuality.[SUP]48[/SUP][/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]By the might of Love evoke an army[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]Reveal thyself on the Faran of Love,[SUP]49[/SUP][/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]That the Lord of the Ka'ba may show thee favour[/FONT][/TD]
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[TD="width: 81%"][FONT=Times New Roman]And make thee the object of the text, "Lo, I will appoint a vicegerent on the earth."[SUP]50[/SUP][/FONT][/TD]
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