It Is Our Wish To Remember The Abode Of
It is Our wish to remember the Abode of supreme blissfulness (Tihran), the
holy and shining city--the city wherein the fragrance of the Well-Beloved
hath been shed, wherein His signs have been diffused, wherein the
evidences of His glory have been revealed, wherein His standards have been
raised, wherein His tabernacle hath been pitched, wherein each of His wise
decrees hath been unfolded.
It is the city in which the sweet savors of reunion have breathed, which
have caused the sincere lovers of God to draw nigh unto Him, and to gain
access to the Habitation of holiness and beauty. Happy is the wayfarer
that directeth his steps towards this city, that gaineth admittance into
it, and quaffeth the wine of reunion, through the outpouring grace of his
Lord, the Gracious, the All-Praised.
I am come to thee, O land of the heart's desire, with tidings from God,
and announce to thee His gracious favor and mercy, and greet and magnify
thee in His name. He, in truth, is of immense bounteousness and goodness.
Blessed be the man that turneth his face towards thee, that perceiveth
from thee the fragrance of God's Presence, the Lord of all worlds. His
glory be on thee, and the brightness of His light envelop thee, inasmuch
as God hath made thee a paradise unto His servants, and proclaimed thee to
be the blest and sacred land of which He, Himself, hath made mention in
the Books which His Prophets and Messengers have revealed.
Through thee, O land of resplendent glory, the ensign, "There is none
other God but Him," hath been unfurled, and the standard, "Verily I am the
Truth, the Knower of things unseen," been hoisted. It behoveth every one
that visiteth thee to glory in thee and in them that inhabit thee, that
have branched from My Tree, who are the leaves thereof, who are the signs
of My glory, who follow Me and are My lovers, and who, with the most
mighty determination, have turned their faces in the direction of My
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