"BY the righteousness of God! The Mother Book is made..."
BY the righteousness of God! The Mother Book is made
manifest, summoning mankind unto God, the Lord of the
worlds, while the seas proclaim: The Most Great Ocean
hath appeared, from whose waves one can hear the thundering
cry: `Verily, no God is there but Me, the Peerless, the
All-Knowing.' And the trees raising their clamour exclaim:
O people of the world! The voice of the Divine Lote-Tree
is clearly sounding and the shrill cry of the Pen of Glory is
ringing loud: Give ye ear and be not of the heedless. The
sun is calling out: O concourse of the divines! The heaven
of religions is split and the moon cleft asunder and the
peoples of the earth are brought together in a new resurrection.
Fear ye God and follow not the promptings of
your passions, rather follow Him unto Whom have testified
the Scriptures of God, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.
The episode of Sinai hath been re-enacted in this Revelation
and He Who conversed upon the Mount is calling
aloud: Verily, the Desired One is come, seated upon the
throne of certitude, could ye but perceive it. He hath
admonished all men to observe that which is conducive to
the exaltation of the Cause of God and will guide mankind
unto His Straight Path.
How vast the number of the down-trodden who have
been enraptured by the Call of God! How numerous the
potentates who have risen up to commit acts of aggression
that have caused the inmates of the all-highest Paradise to
lament and the dwellers of this glorious habitation to wail
with grief! How great the multitude of the poor who have
quaffed the choice wine of divine revelation and how many
the rich who have turned away, repudiated the truth and
voiced their disbelief in God, the Lord of this blessed and
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.
Thy letter was presented before this Wronged One and
in thine honour have We revealed this Tablet from which
the fragrance of the gracious favour of thy Lord, the
Compassionate, the Bountiful, is diffused. We beseech God
to make thee as a banner upraised in the city of His
remembrance, and to exalt thy station in this Cause--a
Cause beneath whose shadow the sincere ones of God shall
behold the peoples and kindreds of the earth seeking shelter.
Verily, thy Lord knoweth and informeth. Moreover We
entreat Him to nourish thee with the best of what hath
been treasured in His Book. He is in truth the One Who
doth hear and answer the call.
Persevere thou in helping His Cause through the
strengthening power of the hosts of wisdom and utterance.
Thus hath it been decreed by God, the Gracious, the All-Praised.
Blessed is the believer who hath in this Day
embraced the Truth and the man of fixed resolve whom
the hosts of tyranny have been powerless to affright.
The glory which hath shone forth above the horizon of
utterance be upon thee and upon such believers as have
seized the chalice of His sealed wine through the power of
His Name, the Self-Subsisting, and drunk deep despite
those that have rejected the One in Whom they had
formerly professed belief--they that have disputed the
truth of this Great Announcement whereunto God hath
testified in His precious and ancient Book.