All the friends of God ... should contribute to the extent
possible, however modest their offering may be. God doth
not burden a soul beyond its capacity. Such contributions
must come from all centers and all believers. ... O
Friends of God! Be ye assured that in place of these contributions,
your agriculture, your industry, and your commerce
will be blessed by manifold increases, with goodly
gifts and bestowals. He who cometh with one goodly deed
will receive a tenfold reward. There is no doubt that the
living Lord will abundantly confirm those who expend
their wealth in His path.
O God, my God! Illumine the brows of Thy
true lovers, and support them with angelic
hosts of certain triumph. Set firm their feet on
Thy straight path, and out of Thine ancient
bounty open before them the portals of Thy blessings;
for they are expending on Thy pathway
what Thou hast bestowed upon them, safeguarding
Thy Faith, putting their trust in their remembrance
of Thee, offering up their hearts for love
of Thee, and withholding not what they possess in
adoration for Thy Beauty and in their search for
ways to please Thee.
O my Lord! Ordain for them a plenteous share,
a destined recompense and sure reward.
Verily, Thou art the Sustainer, the Helper, the
Generous, the Bountiful, the Ever-Bestowing.