Stanza 105


So as the cleric's hospitality
Is freely given, Musa goes to see
The civil leader to communicate
That after night time prayers the magistrate
Is urgently requested to attend
A meeting where a man will recommend
The means of overwhelming the marines.
The martial council in the mosque convenes
Immediately after night salat
To listen to the hope the warrior brought.
The mayor shows his welcome gratitude
By saying, "May your household be imbued
With peace." To which the Levantine replies,
"May peace and God's tranquility comprise
Your home's conditions 'til the Mahdi comes.
While you may be subdued beneath the thumbs
Of evil men, The Ever Merciful
And Great Avenger is formidable.
If God is willing, we will soon defeat
Your enemies who lie and steal and cheat.