of His sovereignty. Consider the she-camel. Though
but a beast, yet hath the All-Merciful exalted her
to so high a station that the tongues of the earth made
mention of her and celebrated her praise. He, verily,
overshadoweth all that is in the heavens and on earth.
No God is there but Him, the Almighty, the Great.
Thus have We adorned the heaven of Our Tablet
with the suns of Our words. Blessed the man that
hath attained thereunto, and been illumined with
their light, and woe betide such as have turned aside,
and denied Him, and strayed far from Him. Praised
be God, the Lord of the worlds!"
O Shaykh! We have enabled thee to hear the melodies
of the Nightingale of Paradise, and unveiled to
thine eyes the signs which God, by His all-compelling
behest, hath sent down in the Most Great Prison, that
thine eye might be cheered, and thy soul be well-assured.
He, verily, is the All-Bounteous, the Generous.
Arise thou through the power of His testimony
to serve the Cause of God, thy Lord, the God
of Mercy. If thy faith be fearful, seize thou My
Tablet, and preserve it in the bosom of trust. And
when thou enterest into the place of resurrection,
and God asketh thee by what proof thou hast believed
in this Revelation, draw forth the Tablet and
say: "By this Book, the holy, the mighty, the incomparable."
Thereupon all will lift up their hands
towards thee, and will seize the Tablet, and will press
it to their eyes, and will inhale therefrom the fragrance