Posted by Shane on August 31, 1999 at 21:29:27:
I have been reading a provisional translation of the Tablet of All Food. The following is a quote that I have question about. I was hoping some one might be able to help clarify it for me.
Then know, O Kamal! If I should expound that verse [Qur'an 3: 87] from this day until the days find their consummation in *al-mustaghath* ("the One Invoked for Help"; abjad 2001] -- which is the Day when the people will rise up before the Countenance of the Living One, the Wondrous, the extent to which God would favour me through His grace and bounty [with numerous explanations] could not be estimated.
What is al-mustaghath? It would seem that al-mustaghath means ãthe One Invoked for Helpä This I can understand but what does abjad 2001 mean. Is this a date?
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