"O JAVÁD! Such is the greatness of this Day that the Hour..."
O JAVÁD! Such is the greatness of this Day that the Hour
itself is seized with perturbation, and all heavenly Scriptures
bear evidence to its overpowering majesty. In this Day the
Book solemnly testifieth to His glory and the Balance is
moved to lift up its voice. This is the Day wherein the
Sirat calleth aloud: `I am the straight Path', and Mount
Sinai exclaimeth: `Verily the Lord of Revelation is come.'
Being overcome by the drunkenness of corrupt inclinations,
the people of the earth find themselves in a state of
stupor. They are, therefore, debarred from the wondrous
signs of God, are prevented from attaining the ultimate
goal and are deprived of the liberal effusions of divine
It behoveth the people of God to be forbearing. They
should impart the Word of God according to the hearer's
particular measure of understanding and capacity, that
perchance the children of men may be roused from heedlessness
and set their faces towards this Horizon which is
immeasurably exalted above every horizon.
O Javád! The manifold bounties of God have ever been
and will continue to be vouchsafed unto thee. Praised be
God! Thou hast been shielded from the most great terror
and hast succeeded in drawing nigh unto the Most Great
Bounty at a time when all men were prevented from
recognizing the eternal King by the interposition of the
veils of outward glory, namely the divines of this day.
Cherish thou as dearly as thine own life this testimony pronounced
by the All-Glorious Pen and strive with all thy
might to preserve it by the potency of the Name of Him
Who is the Beloved One of the entire creation, that this
sublime honour may be proof against the eyes and the
hands of robbers. Verily thy Lord is the Expounder, the
Convey the greetings of this Wronged One unto all the
beloved friends in that region and call to their minds Our
wondrous and exalted remembrances, that haply they may
forsake the things current amongst them, may set their
hearts on that which pertaineth unto God and remain
purged from unseemly deeds and pursuits.
May the glory of the Almighty, the All-Wise, be upon
thee and upon such as are related unto thee.