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The Harvard Classics. 1909–14.

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The Chapter of ‘Necessaries’

IN the name of the merciful and compassionate God.

Hast thou considered him who calls the judgment a lie? He it is who pushes the orphan away; and urges not (others) to feed the poor.

But woe to those who pray and who are careless in their prayers,

Who pretend and withhold necessaries.