Call Thou To Mind The Behavior Of A_sh_raf's
Call thou to mind the behavior of A_sh_raf's mother, whose son laid down
his life in the Land of Za (Zanjan). He, most certainly, is in the seat of
truth, in the presence of One Who is the Most Powerful, the Almighty.
When the infidels, so unjustly, decided to put him to death, they sent and
fetched his mother, that perchance she might admonish him, and induce him
to recant his faith, and follow in the footsteps of them that have
repudiated the truth of God, the Lord of all worlds.
No sooner did she behold the face of her son, than she spoke to him such
words as caused the hearts of the lovers of God, and beyond them those of
the Concourse on high, to cry out and be sore pained with grief. Truly,
thy Lord knoweth what My tongue speaketh. He Himself beareth witness to My
And when addressing him she said: "My son, mine own son! Fail not to offer
up thyself in the path of thy Lord. Beware that thou betray not thy faith
in Him before Whose face have bowed down in adoration all who are in the
heavens and all who are on the earth. Go thou straight on, O my son, and
persevere in the path of the Lord, thy God. Haste thee to attain the
presence of Him Who is the Well-Beloved of all worlds."
On her be My blessings, and My mercy, and My praise, and My glory. I
Myself shall atone for the loss of her son--a son who now dwelleth within
the tabernacle of My majesty and glory, and whose face beameth with a
light that envelopeth with its radiance the Maids of Heaven in their
celestial chambers, and beyond them the inmates of My Paradise, and the
denizens of the Cities of Holiness. Were any eye to gaze on his face, he
would exclaim: "Lo, this is no other than a noble angel!"
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