Sûrah CIII
THE DECLINING DAY
"Lo! man is in a state of loss..."

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WHILE TIME STANDS STILL

or would were carnal knowledge capable of cementing an alliance wherein opposites, once attracted, could prolong their bond for keeps, could forge a union based on virtues-shared, as opposed to vices-leveraged, bind objectives (qasd) to intentions (niy'yah), overcome evil, meld, include the best, delete the worst, instruct the genes to save improvements that successive generations might perpetuate, then augment. Alas...