Re: Assistance with a provisional translation

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Posted by Jonah ( on July 02, 2003 at 17:02:34:

In Reply to: Assistance with a provisional translation posted by David Thompson on June 28, 2003 at 11:27:21:

Hi, David.

I'm afraid I don't understand your question fully. The Universal House of Justice said that you could approach a Baha'i who knows Arabic to provide you with a provisional translation, but they did not specify where the original can be found?

I checked page 47 of Memorials of the Faithful (thanks to Brett for the new quick-links), which reads:

When news of his martyrdom reached the Prison, all the captives grieved, and they shed tears for him, resigned to God and undefended as he was in his last hour. Even on the countenance of Bahá'u'lláh, there were visible tokens of grief. A Tablet, infinitely tender, was revealed by the Supreme Pen, commemorating the man who died on that calamitous plain, and many other Tablets were sent down concerning him.

Today, under the shadowing mercy of God, he dwells in the bright Heavens. He communes with the birds of holiness, and in the assemblage of splendors he is immersed in light. The memory and praise of him shall remain, till the end of time, in the pages of books and on the tongues and lips of men.

Unfortunately that doesn't shed light on your question. Did the House give the name of the original Tablet, or say where it can be found?

Sounds interesting! -Jonah

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