"WE make mention of him who hath been attracted by Our..."
WE make mention of him who hath been attracted by Our
Call when it was raised from the summit of transcendent
glory and hath set his face towards God, the Lord of creation.
He is numbered with such as have heard and responded
to the summons of their Lord at a time when the peoples of
the world are wrapt in palpable veils. He testifieth unto
that whereunto God hath testified, and acknowledgeth his
belief in that which the Tongue of Grandeur hath uttered.
Unto this beareth witness the Lord of Names in this
O My exalted Pen! Bring him, on My behalf, the joyful
tidings concerning the things that God, the Powerful, the
Omnipotent, hath reserved for him. Indeed he hath, for
most of the time, been hemmed in by manifold sorrows,
and verily his merciful Lord is the One Who seeth and
knoweth all things. Rejoice thou with exceeding gladness
inasmuch as this Wronged One hath turned His face towards
thee, hath mentioned thy name aforetime and doth
mention it at this very moment.
Unto My loved friends give thou remembrances in My
Name and convey to them the tidings of the gracious
bounties of their Lord, the Giver, the All-Generous. From
this exalted station We send Our greetings unto such
believers as have taken fast hold on the Sure Handle and
quaffed the choice wine of constancy from the hand of
favour of their Lord, the Almighty, the All-Praised.
In this Day the faculty of hearing exclaimeth, `This is my
Day, wherein I hearken unto the wondrous Voice coming
from the precincts of the Prison of my Lord, the Perspicuous,
the Hearing.' And the faculty of sight calleth aloud,
`Verily this is my Day, for I behold the Dayspring of glory
shining resplendent at the bidding of Him Who is the
Ordainer, the All-Powerful.' Blessed the ear that hath
heard the call, `Behold, and thou shalt see Me.'
the eye that hath gazed upon the most wondrous Sign,
dawning from this luminous horizon.
Say: O concourse of the rulers and of the learned and the
wise! The Promised Day is come and the Lord of Hosts
hath appeared. Rejoice ye with great joy by reason of this
supreme felicity. Aid Him then through the power of
wisdom and utterance. Thus biddeth you the One Who
hath ever proclaimed, `Verily, no God is there but Me, the
All-Knowing, the All-Wise.'
May His glory rest upon thee and upon those who are
with thee and such ones as cherish thee and give ear to the
words thou utterest in glorification of this mighty, this