William Quilliam – Victorian Gentleman – from the Liverpool Records Office

Poetry by Abdullah Quilliam


The ‘Muslim Anthem’ is a famous poem written by Abdullah Quilliam. He has written dozens of poems which have been featured in the publications: Islamic World and The Crescent.

The Muslim Anthem

God bless the Muslim cause:
Bless all who keep Thy laws
And do the right.
Uphold the Muslim band,
In this and every land;
Give them full strength to stand
Firm in the fight.

Strengthen and help the weak,
And teach us all to speak,
Thy truth abound.
May love and liberty,
Truth and sweet purity,
With plenteous charity,
In us be found.

Hear Thou the orphan’s cry,
Assuage the widow’s sigh,
The foolish chide.
Let vice no more abound,
But happiness be found
In every home and round
The world so wide.

1st Muharram, 1319, 21st April, 1901