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An Ode

imam hussein (a.s)

Tell me friends what shall you say

On the awful Judgment Day

When Muhammad asks you where

Are those trusted to you care?

Dearer than a thousand lives?

Bound by many a fastening chain

Some in dungeons dark remain,

On Karbala's barren strand

Others lie, a reaking band.

Torn with wounds and stain'd with mud

Weltering in their own heart's blood.

When before the Judgment seat

You the Holy Prophet meet,

He shall ask. If thus you show

The gratitude you justly owe,

For all the benefits bestow'd

By whom whose bounty freely flow'd.*

By W. C. Tailor

Taken from: Ashura poems in English Compiled by Muhammad Reza Fakhr Rohani

Other links:

The Day of Ashura

Vale of Sorrow

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