33 The Joint Forces: Poems based on the Qur’an

Karen Mathison Schmidt

Allah does not place

two hearts within a person —

you can’t be both a believer

and a hypocrite,

truthful and false,

wicked and righteous

at the same time.

Your heart’s true intention

is what Allah judges,

whether good or bad.

Trust Allah in all things,

and do not fear people.

The only One you must fear

is Allah himself —

The Judge of all people.

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