If Ye Meet The Abased Or The Down-trodden

If ye meet the abased or the down-trodden, turn not away disdainfully from

them, for the King of Glory ever watcheth over them and surroundeth them

with such tenderness as none can fathom except them that have suffered

their wishes and desires to be merged in the Will of your Lord, the

Gracious, the All-Wise. O ye rich ones of the earth! Flee not from the

face of the poor that lieth in the dust, nay rather befriend him and

suffer him to recount the tale of the woes with which God's inscrutable

Decree hath caused him to be afflicted. By the righteousness of God!

Whilst ye consort with him, the Concourse on high will be looking upon

you, will be interceding for you, will be extolling your names and

glorifying your action. Blessed are the learned that pride not themselves

on their attainments; and well is it with the righteous that mock not the

sinful, but rather conceal their misdeeds, so that their own shortcomings

may remain veiled to men's eyes.

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