Words on wednesday #2. All lands are our homeland.

When Tariq burned his boats on Andalusia’s coast,
His men observed: “It was an unwise thing to do.

We are so far from home; how shall we now return ?
Foregoing means is wrong in the Divine Law’s view.”

He laughed and, putting his hand on his sword, declared:
“All lands are God’s and they are all our homeland too.”


From: Payam-e-Mashriq (Message from the East), published in Persian, 1923.

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