The Luzumiyat of Abu’l-Ala, LXIII

translated from the Arabic by Ameen Rihani

To humankind, O Brother, consecrate
Thy heart, and shun the hundred Sects that prate
      About the things they little know about—
Let all receive thy pity, none thy hate.

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.