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103. Eventide
(or The Epoch)

THESE 3 MECCAN verses were revealed after Consolation 94, but Tbefore Jonah 10 and The Chargers 100, and about the same time as The Earthquake 99. It offers us a consoling prayer which is recited frequently, since it brings home to us how all things change, and we must learn patiently to face the inevitable. A final consonant in -r carries the rhyme.

In the name of God, the Mercy-giving, the Merciful!

* By eventide, everyman
* [feels] at a loss
* except for those who believe,
perform honorable deeds,
encourage Truth, and recommend patience.


Published with authorization from Dr.T.B.Irving.