The Luzumiyat of Abu’l-Ala, LXII
Now, mosques and churches—even a Kaaba Stone,
Korans and Bibles—even a martyr’s bone,—
All these and more my heart can tolerate,
For my religion’s love, and love alone.
The Luzumiyat of Abu’l-Ala (James T. White & Co., 1920) by Abū al-‘Alā’ al-Ma‘arrī. Translated from the Arabic by Ameen Rihani. Copyright © 1920 by Ameen Rihani. This poem is in the public domain.