Friday, August 11, 2006

A particularly resonant passage for our times, I think–

I swear by the daybreak,
And the ten nights,
And the even and the odd,
And the night when it departs.
Truly in that there is an oath for those who possess understanding?


Translations of the Qur'an, Chapter 89:
AL-FAJR (THE DAWN, DAYBREAK)


And perhaps not just daybreak, but the dawn of a new era (?), I fear...

Siraj