"GIVE ear unto that which the Spirit imparteth unto thee from..."
GIVE ear unto that which the Spirit imparteth unto thee from
the verses of God, the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting, that
His Call may attract thee to the Summit of transcendent
glory and draw thee nigh unto the Station where thou
shalt behold thine entire being set ablaze with the fire of the
love of God in such wise that neither the ascendancy of the
rulers nor the whisperings of their vassals can quench it, and
thou wilt arise amidst the peoples of the world to celebrate
the praise of thy Lord, the Possessor of Names. This is that
which well beseemeth thee in this Day.
We will recount for thee the thing that hath happened
in the past that thou mayest perceive the sweetness of this
utterance and become aware of such events as have transpired
in former times. Verily thy Lord is the Admonisher,
the Gracious, the Best-Beloved.
Call thou to mind the days when He Who conversed
with God tended, in the wilderness, the sheep of Jethro, His
father-in-law. He hearkened unto the Voice of the Lord of
mankind coming from the Burning Bush which had been
raised above the Holy Land, exclaiming, `O Moses! Verily
I am God, thy Lord and the Lord of thy forefathers,
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.' He was so carried away by the
captivating accent of the Voice that He detached Himself
from the world and set out in the direction of Pharaoh and
his people, invested with the power of thy Lord Who
exerciseth sovereignty over all that hath been and shall be.
The people of the world are now hearing that which Moses
did hear, but they understand not.
Say, I swear by the righteousness of God! Ere long the
pomp of the ministers of state and the ascendancy of the
rulers shall pass away, the palaces of the potentates shall be
laid waste and the imposing buildings of the emperors
reduced to dust, but what shall endure is that which We
have ordained for you in the Kingdom. It behoveth you, O
people, to make the utmost endeavour that your names
may be mentioned before the Throne and ye may bring
forth that which will immortalize your memories throughout
the eternity of God, the Lord of all being.
Remember thou on My behalf the loved ones in that
land, convey My greetings to them and gladden their
hearts with the tidings of that which hath been revealed for
them from this glorious station.
Say, take heed lest the overpowering might of the
oppressors alarm you. The day is approaching when every
emblem of vainglory will have been reduced to nothingness;
then shall ye behold the invincible sovereignty of your
Lord ruling over all things visible and invisible.
Beware lest the veils deter you from the outpourings of
His bounty in this Day. Cast away the things that keep you
back from God and persevere on this far-stretching Way.
We desire naught for you but that which profiteth you as
hath been recorded in His Preserved Tablet. We often
remember Our loved ones; however, We have found them
wanting in that which becometh them at the Court of the
favour of their Lord, the Gracious, the Forgiving, save
those whom God desireth to exempt. Verily, potent is
He to do what He willeth. He giveth and withholdeth.
He is indeed the Eternal Truth, the Knower of things
Seize ye, O loved ones of the All-Merciful, the chalice of
eternal life proffered by the hand of the bountiful favours
of your Lord, the Possessor of the entire creation, then
drink ye deep therefrom. I swear by God, it will so enrapture
you that ye shall arise to magnify His Name and
proclaim His utterances amidst the peoples of the earth and
shall conquer the cities of the hearts of men in the name of
your Lord, the Almighty, the All-Praised.
Moreover, We announce unto everyone the joyful
tidings concerning that which We have revealed in Our
Most Holy Book--a Book from above whose horizon the
day-star of My commandments shineth upon every
observer and every observed one. Hold ye fast unto it and
fulfil that which is revealed therein. Indeed better is this for
you than whatsoever hath been created in the world, did ye
but know it. Beware lest the transitory things of human life
withhold you from turning unto God, the True One.
Ponder ye in your hearts the world and its conflicts and
changes, so that ye may discern its merit and the station of
those who have set their hearts upon it and have turned
away from that which hath been sent down in Our
Thus have We revealed these holy verses and sent them
unto thee that thou mayest arise to glorify the Name of
God, the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting. The glory of
God be upon thee and upon such as have partaken of this
choice, sealed Wine.