The origin of a dogma
Placed in a new millennium
Vilified demons have been embraced
And given a warm welcome

The Seif al Din
Hasn’t got the ghost of a chance to rust
Because it has always been kept in shape
In serving th one Almighty

The rudiments have always been misinterpreted during history,
despite the good intentions of many disciples who’s faithful believe was strong and unswayed.
Most leaders interpret the old words to their
advantage in the attempt of gaining leadership and power
over those unfortunate enough to fall under their maliciousness and manipulative ways.
This misuse of trust will forever stain the pages of history,
echoing the exploitation and the frailty of decent
men carried away by nurtured rancour...

Perpetual distrust fed by a belief
In the malevolence of the others

When the beautiful unreality holds out its hand
It’s better not to lose yourself in blind faith

La Illah Illallah, Mohammed rasul Allah

Lyrics submitted by stacibug

Seif al Din (The Embrace That Smothers Part VI) song meanings
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    General CommentThis one's kind of like facade of reality. it's about Muslim terrorists and 9/11 (origin of a dogma placed in a new millennium). The arabic at the end is the Islamic creed (there is no god but Allah) and "Mohammed is the prophet of Allah" or something like that.
    dark ivoryon December 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentagreed with the previous post

    La Illah Illallah spelled wrong the right spell is :
    La illah ella allah
    phpSQLon January 02, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Seif Al Din" is about Islamic fundamentalism.
    bayern1on March 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwell the terrorists in 9/11 they say that they are muslims but muslims around the world dont considre them as muslims islam didnt say that we kill inncent people
    gothiclinz773on June 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI've heard the title means "the sword of the fate"
    efkanon April 05, 2011   Link
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    General Comment"La Illah Illallah, Mohammed rasul Allah," in English is "There is no god but Allah, Mohammed is the messenger of Allah."
    This song is about militant Islamists and how such religious extremism doesn't belong in this time ("The origin of a dogma, /
    Placed in a new millennium, / Vilified demons have been embraced, / And given a warm welcome."), much less does religion to begin with. Great song, and great lyrics, and amazing band!
    I love you guys, Epica! <3
    xoxEmilyxoxon June 03, 2011   Link
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    General CommentOk, i've heard several versions of this song. and none of them has a "the" before Seif Al Din and there shouldn't be because it's actually a name. A name of many islamic leaders apparently.…
    .and there are some "typos" in here i thought it was the writer but it's actually printed that way on the album
    -whose faithful belief?
    -illa allah 2 seperate words
    as for the interpretation i think the lyrics are crystal clear they kinda say it all
    it's not about fundementalism. It's about people who twist the words of holy scripts to try to justify their actions thus gaining power. and they do that by taking one part out of context and ignoring the rest.
    and it goes for every religion,
    mohammed10on June 02, 2014   Link

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