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Tablet of the Holy Mariner (Lawh-i-Malláhu'l-Quds):
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by Aziz Mboya

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Chapter 45

"Trumpet" -- the call or revelation of a prophet.

Verily We have sounded the Trumpet which is none other than My Pen of
Glory, and lo, mankind hath swooned away before it, save them whom God
pleaseth to deliver as a token of His grace. He is the Lord of bounty, the
Ancient of Days.
-- Bahá'u'lláh, Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 61

Nay, by "trumpet" is meant the trumpet-call of Muhammad's Revelation, which
was sounded in the heart of the universe, and by "resurrection" is meant
His own rise to proclaim the Cause of God. He bade the erring and wayward
arise and speed out of the sepulchres of their bodies, arrayed them with
the beauteous robe of faith, and quickened them with the breath of a new
and wondrous life. Thus at the hour when Muhammad, that divine Beauty,
purposed to unveil one of the mysteries hidden in the symbolic terms
"resurrection," "judgment," "paradise," and "hell," Gabriel, the Voice of
Inspiration, was heard saying: "Erelong will they wag their heads at Thee,
and say, 'When shall this be?' Say: 'Perchance it is nigh.'"[1] The
implications of this verse alone suffice the peoples of the world, were
they to ponder it in their hearts. [1 Qur'an 17:51].
--Bahá'u'lláh, The Kitab-i-Iqan, p. 116

In like manner, two of the people of Kufih went to Ali [Imam Ali], the
Commander of the Faithful... Reflect, had these two souls been quickened
by the trumpet-call of Ali, had they risen from the grave of error by the
power of his love, the judgment of death would certainly not have been
pronounced against them.
--Bahá'u'lláh, The Kitab-i-Iqan, p. 119

Muhammad fortells the coming of the Bab (first Trumpet) and Bahá'u'lláh
(second Trumpet).

39:67 No just estimate have they made of God, such as is due to Him: On the
Day of Judgment the whole of the earth will be but His handful, and the
heavens will be rolled up in His right hand: Glory to Him! High is He above
the Partners they attribute to Him!

39:68 The Trumpet will (just) be sounded, when all that are in the heavens and
on earth will swoon, except such as it will please God (to exempt). Then will
a second one be sounded, when, behold, they will be standing and looking on!

39:69 And the Earth will shine with the Glory of its Lord: the Record (of
Deeds) will be placed (open); the prophets and the witnesses will be brought
forward and a just decision pronounced between them; and they will not be
wronged (in the least).

39:70 And to every soul will be paid in full (the fruit) of its Deeds; and
(God) knoweth best all that they do.
-- Qur'an: 39 - AZ-ZUMAR

Perused ye not the Qur'án? Read it, that haply ye may find the Truth, for
this Book is verily the Straight Path. This is the Way of God unto all who
are in the heavens and all who are on the earth. If ye have been careless
of the Qur'án, the Bayán cannot be regarded to be remote from you. Behold
it open before your eyes. Read ye its verses, lest perchance ye desist from
committing that which will cause the Messengers of God to mourn and lament.

Speed out of your sepulchres. How long will ye sleep? The second blast hath
been blown on the trumpet. On whom are ye gazing? This is your Lord, the
God of Mercy.
-- Bahá'u'lláh, Proclamation of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 98

Upon Our arrival in Iraq We found the Cause of God sunk in deep apathy and
the breeze of divine revelation stilled. Most of the believers were faint
and dispirited, nay utterly lost and dead. Hence there was a second blast
on the Trumpet, whereupon the Tongue of Grandeur uttered these blessed
words: `We have sounded the Trumpet for the second time.' Thus the whole
world was quickened through the vitalizing breaths of divine revelation and
inspiration.
-- Bahá'u'lláh, Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 131

O Haydar-`Alí! I swear by the righteousness of God! The Blast hath been
blown on the Trumpet of the Bayán as decreed by the Lord, the Merciful, and
all that are in the heavens and on the earth have swooned away except such
as have detached themselves from the world, cleaving fast unto the Cord of
God, the Lord of mankind.
-- Bahá'u'lláh, Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 244

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