Pre-Islamic Poetry THE POEM OF IMRU-UL-QUAIS [530 CE] Stop, oh my friends, let us pause to weep over the remembrance of my beloved.Here was her abode on the edge of the sandy desert between Dakhool and Howmal. The traces of her encampment are not wholly obliterated even now;For when the South wind blows the sand over them the North wind […]

The Blessed Sacrament of Water, in which, when cleansed, we are released from the sins of our original blindness, unto eternal life! … How great is the power of stubbornness, to unsettle the Faith, or even to reject it altogether, when we find it impugns it, on account of the very articles it contains. Nothing so hardens men’s minds, as that simplicity of divine works which is seen in the doing of them, contrasted with the greatness which is promised as the effect of them.

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