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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 6

References on "announcement" -- the declaration of a prophet.

Set thine heart towards Him Who is the Point of adoration for the world, and
say: O peoples of the earth! Have ye denied the One in Whose path He Who
came with the truth, bearing the announcement of your Lord, the Exalted, the
Great, suffered martyrdom? Say: This is an Announcement whereat the hearts of
the Prophets and Messengers have rejoiced. This is the One Whom the heart of
the world remembereth and is promised in the Books of God, the Mighty, the
All-Wise.
-- Bahá'u'lláh, Proclamation of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 29

O followers of the Bayán! Fear ye the All-Merciful. This is the One Who hath
been glorified by Muhammad, the Apostle of God, and before Him by the Spirit
and yet before Him by the One Who discoursed with God. This is the Point of
the Bayán calling aloud before the Throne, saying: `By the righteousness of
God, ye have been created to glorify this Most Great Announcement, this
Perfect Way which lay hid within the souls of the Prophets, which was
treasured in the hearts of the chosen ones of God and was written down by the
glorious Pen of your Lord, the Possessor of Names.'
-- Bahá'u'lláh, Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 103

Fear God, O men of insight, and be not of those who disbelieve in Me. Take
heed lest the word "Prophet" withhold you from this Most Great Announcement,
or any reference to "Vicegerency" debar you from the sovereignty of Him Who
is the Vicegerent of God, which overshadoweth all the worlds. Every name hath
been created by His Word, and every cause is dependent on His irresistible,
His mighty and wondrous Cause. Say: This is the Day of God, the Day on which
naught shall be mentioned save His own Self, the omnipotent Protector of all
worlds. This is the Cause that hath made all your superstitions and idols to
tremble.
-- Bahá'u'lláh, The Kitab-i-Aqdas, p. 80

Say: Fear ye God, then observe equity in your judgement of this Great
Announcement before which, as soon as it shone forth, every momentous
announcement bowed low in adoration. Say: O concourse of the foolish! If ye
reject Him, by what evidence can ye prove your allegiance to the former
Messengers of God or vindicate your belief in that which He hath sent down
from His mighty and exalted Kingdom? What benefit do your possessions bestow
upon you? What protection can your treasures afford you? None, I swear by the
Spirit of God that pervadeth all that are in the heavens and on the earth.
Cast away that which ye have put together with the hands of idle fancy and
vain imaginings and take fast hold of the Book of God which hath been sent
down by virtue of His all-compelling and inviolable authority.
-- Bahá'u'lláh, Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 248

`Call out to Zion, O Carmel, and announce the joyful tidings: He that was
hidden from mortal eyes is come! His all-conquering sovereignty is manifest;
His all-encompassing splendour is revealed. Beware lest thou hesitate or
halt. Hasten forth and circumambulate the City of God that hath descended
from heaven, the celestial Kaaba round which have circled in adoration the
favoured of God, the pure in heart, and the company of the most exalted
angels. Oh, how I long to announce unto every spot on the surface of the
earth, and to carry to each one of its cities, the glad-tidings of this
Revelation--a Revelation to which the heart of Sinai hath been attracted,
and in whose name the Burning Bush is calling: "Unto God, the Lord of Lords,
belong the kingdoms of earth and heaven." Verily this is the Day in which
both land and sea rejoice at this announcement, the Day for which have been
laid up those things which God, through a bounty beyond the ken of mortal
mind or heart, hath destined for revelation. Ere long will God sail His Ark
upon thee, and will manifest the people of Bahá who have been mentioned in
the Book of Names.'
-- Bahá'u'lláh, Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 4

Verily, Thou art the Potent, the Bountiful. No God is there but Thee, the
Mighty, the Gracious.

The tenth Glad-Tidings

As a token of grace from God, the Revealer of this Most Great Announcement,
We have removed from the Holy Scriptures and Tablets the law prescribing the
destruction of books.

The eleventh Glad-Tidings

It is permissible to study sciences and arts, but such sciences as are useful
and would redound to the progress and advancement of the people. Thus hath it
been decreed by Him Who is the Ordainer, the All-Wise.
-- Bahá'u'lláh, Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 25

From the Quran

9:1 A (déclaration) of immunity from God and His Apostle, to those of the
Pagans with whom ye have contracted mutual alliances:-

9:2 Go ye, then, for four months, backwards and forwards, (as ye will),
throughout the land, but know ye that ye cannot frustrate God (by your
falsehood) but that God will cover with shame those who reject Him.

9:3 And an announcement from God and His Apostle, to the people (assembled)
on the day of the Great Pilgrimage,- that God and His Apostle dissolve
(treaty) obligations with the Pagans. If then, ye repent, it were best
for you; but if ye turn away, know ye that ye cannot frustrate God. And
proclaim a grievous penalty to those who reject Faith.
-- Qur'an: 9 - AT-TAUBAH.

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