But when one blast shall be blown on the trumpet,
And the earth and the mountains shall be upheaved, and shall both be crushed into dust at a single crushing,
On that day the woe that must come suddenly shall suddenly come,
And the angels shall be on its sides, and over them on that day eight shall bear up the throne of thy Lord,1
The heart of the believers is the Throne of the Merciful.
O our Lord! forgive us then our sin, and hide away from us our evil deeds, and cause us to die with the righteous.2
(Surih III, "The Family of 'Imran", vv. 190-1) [3:190-191]
Wherefore put up with what they say, and celebrate the praise of thy Lord before sunrise and before sunset:
And praise Him in the night: and perform the two final prostrations.
And list for the day whereon the crier3 shall cry from a place near to every one alike:
The day on which men shall in truth hear that shout will be the day of their coming forth from the grave.4
(Surih L., "Kaf", vv. 38-41) [50:38-41]
"Of all shores the best is the shore of Askelon, and 'Akka is, verily, better than Askelon, and the merit of 'Akka above that of Askelon and all other shores is as the merit of Muhammad above that of all other Prophets. I bring you tidings of a city betwixt two mountains in Syria, in the middle of a meadow, which is called 'Akka. Verily, he that entereth therein, longing for it and eager to visit it, God will forgive his sins, both of the past and of the future. And he that departeth from it, other than as a pilgrim, God will not bless his departure. In it is a spring called the Spring of the Cow. Whoso drinketh a draught therefrom, God will fill his heart with light, and will protect him from the most great terror on the Day of Resurrection. "
"The Apostle of God may the blessings of God and His salutations be upon Him hath said: 'By the shore of the sea is a city, suspended beneath the Throne, and named 'Akka. He that dwelleth therein, firm and expecting a. reward from God exalted be He God will write down for him, until the Day of Resurrection, the recompense of such as have been patient, and have stood up, and knelt down, and prostrated themselves before Him. "'
"I announce unto you a city, on the shores of the sea, white, whose whiteness is pleasing unto God- exalted be He! It is called 'Akka. He that hath been bitten by one of its fleas is better, in the estimation of God, than he who hath received a grievous blow in the path of God And he that raiseth therein the call to prayer, his voice will be lifted up unto Paradise. And he that remaineth therein for seven days in the face of the enemy, God will gather him with Khidr6 -- peace be upon Him - And God will protect him from the most great terror on the Day of Resurrection. "
"There are kings and princes in Paradise. The poor of 'Akka are the kings of Paradise and the princes thereof A month in 'Akka is better than a thousand years elsewhere."
"Blessed the man that hath visited 'Akka, and blessed he that hath visited the visitor of 'Akka. Blessed the one that hath drunk from the Spring of the Cow and washed in its waters, for the black- eyed damsels quaff the camphor in Paradise, which hath come from the Spring of the Cow, and from the Spring of Salvan (Siloam), and the Well of Zamzam.7 Well is it with him that hath drunk from these springs, and washed in their waters, for God hath forbidden the fire of hell to touch him and his body on the Day of Resurrection. "
"In 'Akka are works of supererogation and acts which are beneficial, which God vouchsafed specially unto whomsoever He pleaseth. And he that saith in 'Akka: 'Glorified be God, and praise
be unto God, and there is none other God but God, and most great is God, and there is no power nor strength except in God, the Exalted, the Mighty,' God will write down for him a thousand goods deeds, and blot out from him a thousand evil deeds, and will uplift him a thousand grades in Paradise, and will forgive him his transgressions. And whoso saith in 'Akka': 'I beg forgiveness of God,' God will forgive all his trespasses. And he that remembereth God in 'Akka' at morn and at eventide, in the night-season and at dawn, is better in the sight of God than he who beareth swords, spears and arms in the path of God-exalted be He!"8
But they who believe and do the things that are right, shall their Lord direct aright because of their faith. Rivers shall flow at their feet in gardens of delight:
Their cry therein, "Glory be to thee, O God!" and their salutation therein, "Peace!"
And the close of their cry, "Praise be to God, Lord of all creatures!"9
(Surih X, "Jonah, Peace be on Him!", vv. 9-11) [10:9-11] And God calleth to the abode of peace;10 and He guideth whom He will into the right way.
(Surih X "Jonah, Peace be on Him!", v. 26) [10:26]
Lo! ye are they, who are called to expend for the cause of God: and some of you are niggards: but whoso is niggardly shall be niggard only to his own loss; for God is the Rich, and ye are the poor: and if ye turn back, He will change you for another people, and they shall not be your like!11
(Surih XLVII, "Muhammad", v. 40) [47:40]
DEEPLY GRIEVED PASSING EMINENT DISTINGUISHED SERVANT BLESSED BEAUTY MEMBER BOARD COUNSELLORS AFRICA KNIGHT OF BAHAULLAH DEARLY LOVED MUHAMMAD MUSTAFA. HIS LONG RECORD DEDICATED SERVICES IN ADMINISTRATIVE TEACHING FIELDS HIS SELF SACRIFICING AUDACIOUS EFFORTS IN PROMOTION DEFENCE BELOVED FAITH UNFORGETTABLE.