by Novid Shaid, 2011
O Allah! Lord of the brightest mornings and the darkest nights!
Lord of our terrible times and the moments of our greatest delights!
O Allah! Protect us in these dark days of murder and strife
Wrap us in Your love, with Your cloak of security and might!
Surround us with Your impenetrable forces of light.
Repel and expel all destructive forces that seek to infiltrate
Our homes, our streets, our neighbourhoods and inner states.
O Allah Most High, though we stand tall, we are nothing but a tribe of ants
And this world is a hungry heron, pecking, constantly on the attack
We are in dire need of Your help, so enshroud our innate fragility,
Without You, we have no hope of overcoming difficulty,
Be with us always, O Lord, in times of ease and adversity.