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Call Thou To Remembrance O Land Of Ta






Call thou to remembrance, O Land of Ta (Tihran), the former days in which
thy Lord had made thee the seat of His throne, and had enveloped thee with
the effulgence of His glory. How vast the number of those sanctified
beings, those symbols of certitude, who, in their great love for thee,
have laid down their lives and sacrificed their all for thy sake! Joy be
to thee, and blissfulness to them that inhabit thee. I testify that out of
thee, as every discerning heart knoweth, proceedeth the living breath of
Him Who is the Desire of the world. In thee the Unseen hath been revealed,
and out of thee hath gone forth that which lay hid from the eyes of men.
Which one of the multitude of thy sincere lovers shall We remember, whose
blood hath been shed within thy gates, and whose dust is now concealed
beneath thy soil? The sweet savors of God have unceasingly been wafted,
and shall everlastingly continue to be wafted upon thee. Our Pen is moved
to commemorate thee, and to extol the victims of tyranny, those men and
women that sleep beneath thy dust.

Among them is Our own sister, whom We now call to mind as a token of Our
fidelity, and as proof of Our loving-kindness, unto her. How piteous was
her plight! In what a state of resignation she returned to her God! We,
alone, in Our all-encompassing knowledge, have known it.

O Land of Ta! Thou art still, through the grace of God, a center around
which His beloved ones have gathered. Happy are they; happy every refugee
that seeketh thy shelter, in his sufferings in the path of God, the Lord
of this wondrous Day! Blessed are they that remember the one true God,
that magnify His Name, and seek diligently to serve His Cause. It is to
these men that the sacred Books of old have referred. On them hath the
Commander of the Faithful lavished his praise, saying: "The blessedness
awaiting them excelleth the blessedness we now enjoy." He, verily, hath
spoken the truth, and to this We now testify. The glory of their station,
however, is as yet undisclosed. The Hand of Divine power will, assuredly,
lift up the veil, and expose to the sight of men that which shall cheer
and lighten the eye of the world.

Render thanks unto God, the Eternal Truth, exalted be His glory, inasmuch
as ye have attained so wondrous a favor, and been adorned with the
ornament of His praise. Appreciate the value of these days, and cleave to
whatsoever beseemeth this Revelation. He, verily, is the Counsellor, the
Compassionate, the All-Knowing.





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