"THIS is a Tablet sent down by the Lord of mercy that the..."
THIS is a Tablet sent down by the Lord of mercy that the
people of the world may be enabled to draw nigh unto
this Ocean which hath surged through the potency of His
august Name. Amongst men there are those who have
turned away from Him and gainsaid His testimony, while
others have quaffed the wine of assurance in the glory of
His Name which pervadeth all created things. A grievous
loss hath indeed been suffered by those that have inclined
their ears to the croaking of the raven, and refused to
hearken unto the sweet warblings of the Bird of Heaven
singing upon the twigs of the Tree of eternity: Verily there
is none other God but Me, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.
This is the Day that hath been illumined by the splendours
of the light of Our countenance--the Day around which
all days and nights circle in adoration. Blessed is the man of
insight who hath perceived, and the sore athirst who hath
quaffed from this luminous Fountain. Blessed the man who
acknowledgeth the truth, earnestly striving to serve the
Cause of his Lord, the Powerful, the Almighty.
O servant who hast fixed his gaze upon My face!
Hearken unto the Voice of thy Lord, the All-Glorious,
calling aloud from the dayspring of grandeur and majesty.
Verily His Call will draw thee nigh unto the realm of glory
and will cause thee to extol His praise in such wise that
every created thing will be enraptured, and to magnify His
glory in such manner as to influence the entire creation.
Truly thy Lord is the Protector, the Gracious, the All-Informed.
Gather thou together the friends of God in that land and
acquaint them with My incomparable remembrance. We
have revealed for them a Tablet from which the fragrance
of the All-Merciful hath been wafted upon the realm of
existence, that they may rejoice with exceeding gladness
and remain steadfast in this wondrous Cause.
While in prison We have revealed a Book which We
have entitled `The Most Holy Book'. We have enacted
laws therein and adorned it with the commandments of thy
Lord, Who exerciseth authority over all that are in the
heavens and on the earth. Say: Take hold of it, O people,
and observe that which hath been sent down in it of the
wondrous precepts of your Lord, the Forgiving, the
Bountiful. It will truly prosper you both in this world and
in the next and will purge you of whatsoever ill beseemeth
you. He is indeed the Ordainer, the Expounder, the Giver,
the Generous, the Gracious, the All-Praised.
Great is thy blessedness inasmuch as thou hast been faithful
to the Covenant of God and His Testament and for thy
being honoured with this Tablet through which thy name
is recorded in My Preserved Tablet. Dedicate thyself to the
service of the Cause of thy Lord, cherish His remembrance
in thy heart and celebrate His praise in such wise that every
wayward and heedless soul may thereby be roused from
Thus have We deigned to bestow upon thee a token of
favour from Our presence; and I verily am the Forgiving,