My God we ask for your protection, on the day when we can neither delay the event by a single moment, nor can we hasten it. My God, I ask for your protection at the time of the parting of the soul from the body in the presence of death. My God, I seek your protection from the dread of doom and its severity. My God, I ask your protection on the day mankind shall stand before you. Amen.
-- Ahmed S. Yousef
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