- in the name of Allah -
I created not the sun, nor the brightness of its light,
I created not the moon, nor the respite of its shade,
I created not their orbits, as one sets the other to rise,
Of the earth, its mountains and their quakes,
Of the stars, their positions fixed, 'til rent from place,
Of the seas, from which come tides that daily change.
All of these, utterly far above my being,
My Creator's gifts, into which I can scarcely see,
Surely He is Allah, the First, the Final, the King,
Who holds my soul, and directs forth all that is.