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Say: We Have Caused The Rivers Of Divine






Say: We have caused the rivers of Divine utterance to proceed out of Our
throne, that the tender herbs of wisdom and understanding may spring forth
from the soil of your hearts. Will ye not be thankful? They who disdain to
worship their Lord shall be of those who are cast off. And oft as Our
verses are rehearsed unto them, they persist in proud disdain, and in
their gross violation of His law, and know it not. As for them who have
disbelieved in Him, they shall be in the shadow of a black smoke. "The
Hour" hath come upon them, while they are disporting themselves. They have
been seized by their forelock, and yet know it not.

The thing that must come hath come suddenly; behold how they flee from it!
The inevitable hath come to pass; witness how they have cast it behind
their backs! This is the Day whereon every man will fly from himself, how
much more from his kindred, could ye but perceive it. Say: By God! The
blast hath been blown on the trumpet, and lo, mankind hath swooned away
before us! The Herald hath cried out, and the Summoner raised His voice
saying: "The Kingdom is God's, the Most Powerful, the Help in Peril, the
Self-Subsisting."

This is the Day on which all eyes shall stare up with terror, the Day in
which the hearts of them that dwell on earth shall tremble, save them whom
thy Lord, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise, pleaseth to deliver. All faces
have turned black except those to whom the God of Mercy hath vouchsafed a
radiant heart. Drunken are the eyes of those men that have openly refused
to behold the face of God, the All-Glorious, the All-Praised.

Say: Perused ye not the Qur'an? Read it, that haply ye may find the Truth,
for this Book is verily the Straight Path. This is the Way of God unto all
who are in the heavens and all who are on the earth. If ye have been
careless of the Qur'an, the Bayan cannot be regarded to be remote from
you. Behold it open before your eyes. Read ye its verses, that perchance
ye desist from committing that which will cause the Messengers of God to
mourn and lament.

Speed out of your sepulchers. How long will ye sleep? The second blast
hath been blown on the trumpet. On whom are ye gazing? This is your Lord,
the God of Mercy. Witness how ye gainsay His signs! The earth hath quaked
with a great quaking, and cast forth her burdens. Will ye not admit it?
Say: Will ye not recognize how the mountains have become like flocks of
wool, how the people are sore vexed at the awful majesty of the Cause of
God? Witness how their houses are empty ruins, and they themselves a
drowned host.

This is the Day whereon the All-Merciful hath come down in the clouds of
knowledge, clothed with manifest sovereignty. He well knoweth the actions
of men. He it is Whose glory none can mistake, could ye but comprehend it.
The heaven of every religion hath been rent, and the earth of human
understanding been cleft asunder, and the angels of God are seen
descending. Say: This is the Day of mutual deceit; whither do ye flee? The
mountains have passed away, and the heavens have been folded together, and
the whole earth is held within His grasp, could ye but understand it. Who
is it that can protect you? None, by Him Who is the All-Merciful! None,
except God, the Almighty, the All-Glorious, the Beneficent. Every woman
that hath had a burden in her womb hath cast her burden. We see men
drunken in this Day, the Day in which men and angels have been gathered
together.

Say: Is there any doubt concerning God? Behold how He hath come down from
the heaven of His grace, girded with power and invested with sovereignty.
Is there any doubt concerning His signs? Open ye your eyes, and consider
His clear evidence. Paradise is on your right hand, and hath been brought
nigh unto you, while Hell hath been made to blaze. Witness its devouring
flame. Haste ye to enter into Paradise, as a token of Our mercy unto you,
and drink ye from the hands of the All-Merciful the Wine that is life
indeed.

Drink with healthy relish, O people of Baha. Ye are indeed they with whom
it shall be well. This is what they who have near access to God have
attained. This is the flowing water ye were promised in the Qur'an, and
later in the Bayan, as a recompense from your Lord, the God of Mercy.
Blessed are they that quaff it.

O My servant that hath turned thy face towards Me! Render thanks unto God
for having sent down unto thee this Tablet in this Prison, that thou
mayest remind the people of the days of thy Lord, the All-Glorious, the
All-Knowing. Thus have We established for thee, through the waters of Our
wisdom and utterance, the foundations of thy belief. This, verily, is the
water whereon the Throne of thy Lord hath been raised. "His Throne had
stood upon the waters." Ponder this in thine heart, that thou mayest
comprehend its meaning. Say: Praise be to God, the Lord of all worlds.





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