"GOD testifieth that there is none other God but..."
GOD testifieth that there is none other God but
Him and that He Who hath come from the
heaven of divine revelation is the Hidden Secret,
the Impenetrable Mystery, Whose advent hath
been foretold in the Book of God and hath been heralded
by His Prophets and Messengers. Through Him the
mysteries have been unravelled, the veils rent asunder and
the signs and evidences disclosed. Lo! He hath now been
made manifest. He bringeth to light whatsoever He
willeth, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, invested
with transcendent majesty and power.
Blessed is that strong one who will shatter the gods of
vain imaginings through the potency of the Name of his
Lord, He Who ruleth over all men.
O My Afnán! We would fain mention thy name as a
token of grace on Our part, that the sweet savours of
My remembrance may attract thee unto My Kingdom
and draw thee nigh unto the Tabernacle of My majesty
which hath been hoisted through the power of this
Name--a Name which hath caused every foundation to
Say: O peoples of the earth! By the righteousness of
God! Whatever ye have been promised in the Books of
your Lord, the Ruler of the Day of Return, hath appeared
and been made manifest. Beware lest the changes and
chances of the world hold you back from Him Who is the
Sovereign Truth. Ere long will everything visible perish
and only that which hath been revealed by God, the Lord
of lords, shall endure.
Say: This is the Day of meritorious deeds, did ye but
know it. This is the Day of the glorification of God and of
the exposition of His Word, could ye but perceive it.
Abandon the things current amongst men and hold fast
unto that which God, the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting,
hath enjoined upon you. The day is fast approaching when
all the treasures of the earth shall be of no profit to you.
Unto this beareth witness the Lord of Names, He Who
proclaimeth: Verily, no God is there besides Him, the
Sovereign Truth, the Knower of things unseen.
Well is it with thee, O My Afnán, inasmuch as thou
wert honoured to receive My Holy Verses, hast inhaled the
sweet savours of My Revelation and responded to My Call
at a time when My servants and My creatures, casting the
Mother Book behind their backs and, clinging to the
dictates of the exponents of idle fancy and vain imaginings,
have denounced Me. Thus hath the Tongue of Grandeur
spoken in the kingdom of utterance at the bidding of God,
the Lord of Creation.
Persevere thou conscientiously in the service of the
Cause and, through the power of the Name of thy Lord,
the Possessor of all things visible and invisible, preserve the
station conferred upon thee. I swear by the righteousness of
God! Were anyone apprised of that which is veiled from
the eyes of men, he would become so enraptured as to wing
his flight unto God, the Lord of all that hath been and shall
May His glory rest upon thee and upon such as have
drawn nigh unto Him and apprehended the meaning of
that which the exalted Pen of God, the Almighty, the All-Loving,
hath recorded in this Tablet.