Must we suffer and toil all day everyday? 
And watch all we hold dear fade away?

Wake with the day’s dawning
And go about buying and selling and digging and threshing
Altogether to and fro,
About the business of earning we go
Whither is it all bound?
But alas! Your final resting place is the ground!

Must we suffer and toil all day everyday?
And watch all we hold dear fade away?

Live the life of this world
Mindless of our Guardian-Lord
Amass wealth and friends and all things vain
Then watch it all go down the drain.
Know we not we will all die?
The rude awakening is truly nigh

Must we suffer and toil all day everyday?
And watch all we hold dear fade away?

Struggle with ourselves everyday
At each turn along the way
And fall in our darkest hour
Only to leave our souls dour.
Are we not turning in repentance?
For a time’ll come when there’ll be no such chance.

Must we suffer and toil all day everyday?
And watch all we hold dear fade away?

Live a life devoid of ease
Only our hearts to please
Then before Allah stand
Poor, wretched, few good deeds in hand
Is that not a fate most sorry?
For those who will face a punishment most gory

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