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THE FOUR FAVOURS

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THAT Arabs through the realms of space

May wander on, light-hearted,
Great Allah hath, to all their race,

Four favours meet imparted.

The turban first–that ornament

All regal crowns excelling;
A light and ever-shifting tent,

Wherein to make our dwelling;

A sword, which, more than rocks and walls

Doth shield us, brightly glistening;
A song that profits and enthrall,

For which the maids are list’ning!

-Goethe

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It was a pleasant surprise for me to find out that Goethe was a patron of Islam. He once wrote – I doubt not the Qur’an.

The next gift I am going to give will InshaAllah be a Diwan of Goethe, or a Hafiz.

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