El-a'awer. talbis iblis.
Gulshan-i raz. zat-i shaitan.
Drink the wine of aluqah and breathe the secret smoke of god.
Intoxicated by the green shadows of the paradise.

Know that nothing's true and that everything is permitted.
So read the old man of the mountain in his book of lies.
El-a'awer. talbis iblis.
Gulshan-i raz. zat-i shaitan.

Ya zat-i shaitan. drink the wine of aluqah and breathe the secret smoke of god.
Intoxicated by the green shadows of the paradise.
Know that nothing's true and that everything is permitted.
So read the old man of the mountain in his book of lies.

The nectar of aluqah will run down my dreams.
The spring of this paradise hide deep inside the unknown streams.



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"Wine of Aluqah" as written by Christofer Jan Johnsson, Thomas Niklas Krister Karlsson

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    General Comment:According to what I read it means: He who has one eye. Demon's delusion. The garden of secrets. Essence of Satan. Hail, essence of Satan.
    metalchick69on September 15, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:this is such a great song. I love it.

    could anyone explain what is the meaning of EL-A'AWER. TALBIS IBLIS. GULSHAN-I RAZ. ZAT-I SHAITAN?

    and i also don't really understand the meaning of WINE OF ALUQAH. what is ALUQAH?
    d00millusionon March 23, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:Song is about the Hashashins who are also known as and the origin of the word "assassins".

    In 12nd century, Hasan Sabbah ( "The old man of the mountains") created worlds first assassin order and they were called Hashashins.

    His base of operations was castle Alamut ("Eagle Nest") in modern day Iran.

    Castle was made of two parts, second one hidden to members of the order. First part was the living quarters of members (who were all male) where they received heavy weapons, warfare, espionage, assasination and Quran teachings. Second part, only accessible to a selected few was practically the Heaven.

    Second part was a lush hidden place where half naked slave girls (who were devoted to Hasan Sabbah) was living.

    Any selected male member was introduced to Hasan Sabbah (who was recognized as a prophet in the order) in his private quarters where they were intoxicated by hashish ("Hashashins") and then woken up in second part. ("Intoxicated by green shadows of the paradise")

    By this deception, Hasan Sabbah made his followers believe he alone held the key to heaven and if they succeed in their missions (mostly assassination) they were allowed into heaven. ("So read the old man of the mountains in his book of lies"). As you can guess this created a fanatic loyalty among his followers.

    The verse "Know that nothings true and everythings permitted" is a common teaching of him.

    I can't translate the first two verses, they are in Arabic but my native language Turkish has a few common words:
    İblis: Demon
    Gulshan: Rose garden
    Shaitan: Lucifer in Islamic lore, head of demons. Şeytan.

    There are some rumors about Aluqah meaning Allah but i guess the Hebrew vampire Aluqah was the true intention.

    Also i came across a translation which claimed the second verse was in Ottoman Language which says "Rose garden of my heart o Lucifer" but I'm not sure of it's accuracy.

    If you are interested in Assassins and Hasan Sabbah, instead of playing Assassins Creed i'd suggest you to read two novels about them. Vladimir Bartol's Alamut and Amin Maalouf's Semercande.

    Hope this helps in understanding the lyrics.
    Drevstarnon November 21, 2013   Link

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