THE PILLARS OF ISLAM
That the Purpose of Muhammadís Mission was to found Freedom, Equality and Brotherhood among all mankind.

Throughout the world man worshipped tyrant man,
Despised, neglected, insignificant:
Caesar and Chosroes, highwaymen enthroned,37
Fettered and chained their subjects, hand and foot.
High Pries and Pope, Sultan and Princeófor one
Poor prey a hundred huntsmen took the field;
The sceptred monarch and the surpliced priest
Each claimed his tribute from the wasted fields;
The bishop, eager for this abject game,
Bartered Godís pardon with the penitent.
The Brahman from his garden raped his blooms,
The Magian fed his harvest to the fire.38
Serfdom debased manís nature; while his reed
Throbbed with therenody of his heartís blood.
Until one faithful reassigned their rights
To those whose rights they were, the khaqanís throne
Delivering into his subjectsí hand;
Fanned their dead embers into flame anew;
Raised up Farhad, poor hewer of the rocks.
To Parwizí royal height; brought dignity
To honest toil, and robbed the taskmasters
Of tyrant overlordship. By his might
He shattered every ancient privilege,
And built new walls to fortify mankind.
He breathed fresh life in Adamís weary bones,
Redeemed the slave from bondage, set him free.
His birth was mortal to the ancient world,
Death to the temples of idolatry.
Freedom was born out of his holy heart;
His vineyard flowed with that delightful wine.
The worldís new age, its hundred lamps ablaze,
Opened its eyes upon his living breast.
He drew on Beingís page the new design,
Brought into life a race of conquerors,
A people deaf to every voice but Godís,
A moth devoted to MuhammadĎs flame;
The fire of God was glowing in the brilliance
Of the Sunís sanctuary. His fervour flushed
Creation all with joy; new kaabas rose
Where Chainís temples once with idols stood.
And in the order of his chivalry
They were most noble who feared God the best.41
Belivers all are brothers in his heart,42
Freedom the sum and substance of his flesh.
Bu Ubaid and Jaban
Impatient with discriminations all
His soul was pregnant with Equality.
Therefore his sons stand up erect and free
As the tall cypresses, the ancient pledge
In him renewing, yea, thou art our Lord.43
Prostration unto God had marked his brow;
The Moon and stars bow down to kiss his feet.