Know, moreover, that when We undertook to reveal these words and

committed some of them to writing, it was Our intention to elucidate for

thine eminence, in the sweet accents of the blessed and the well-favoured

of God, all that We had previously mentioned of the words of the Prophets

and the sayings of the Messengers. Time, however, was lacking, and the

traveller who came from thy presence was in great haste and eager to

return. Thus have We cut short Our discourse and contented Ourself with

this much, without completing the description of these stages in a seemly

and befitting manner. Indeed, We have omitted the description of major

cities and mighty journeys. Such was the haste of the courier that We even

forsook the mention of the two exalted journeys of Resignation and


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