Stanza 21


And while they bring donations for the cause
The ayatollah clarifies the laws
Which are applicable to every case
That townfolk on a daily basis face.
These people seek his rulings so that they
Can confidently in the proper way
Behave as The Most Merciful requires.
Now as each local villager inquires
And listens to the answers he receives
The local mullah suddenly perceives
A man named Ibrahim amongst the men
And calls to him, "It's good to once again
See someone who has done so much for all
The town. Your Eminence, I'd like to call
To your attention someone I delight
To introduce to you. It was last night
That Ibrahim informed me that each well
Within the town is failing us. Please tell
Us, Ibrahim, if you have found out why
Our water source is slowly going dry."