A Book Sent Down In Truth Unto Men Of

A Book sent down in truth unto men of insight! It biddeth the people to

observe justice and to work righteousness, and forbiddeth them to follow

their corrupt inclinations and carnal desires, if perchance the children

of men might be roused from their slumber.

Say: Follow, O people, what hath been prescribed unto you in Our Tablets,

and walk not after the imaginations which the sowers of mischief have

devised, they that commit wickedness and impute it to God, the Most Holy,

the All-Glorious, the Most Exalted. Say: We have accepted to be tried by

ills and troubles, that ye may sanctify yourselves from all earthly

defilements. Why, then, refuse ye to ponder Our purpose in your hearts? By

the righteousness of God! Whoso will reflect upon the tribulations We have

suffered, his soul will assuredly melt away with sorrow. Thy Lord Himself

beareth witness to the truth of My words. We have sustained the weight of

all calamities to sanctify you from all earthly corruption, and ye are yet


Say: It behoveth every one that holdeth fast to the hem of Our Robe to be

untainted by anything from which the Concourse on high may be averse. Thus

hath it been decreed by thy Lord, the All-Glorious, in this His

perspicuous Tablet. Say: Set ye aside My love, and commit what grieveth

Mine heart? What is it that hindereth you from comprehending what hath

been revealed unto you by Him Who is the All-Knowing, the All-Wise?

We verily behold your actions. If We perceive from them the sweet smelling

savor of purity and holiness, We will most certainly bless you. Then will

the tongues of the inmates of Paradise utter your praise and magnify your

names amidst them who have drawn nigh unto God.

Cling thou to the hem of the Robe of God, and take thou firm hold on His

Cord, a Cord which none can sever. Beware that the clamor of them that

have repudiated this Most Great Announcement shall not deter thee from

achieving thy purpose. Proclaim what hath been prescribed unto thee in

this Tablet, though all the peoples arise and oppose thee. Thy Lord is,

verily, the All-Compelling, the Unfailing Protector.

My glory be with thee and with those of My loved ones that associate with

thee. These indeed are they with whom it shall be well.

2: O Son Of Spirit! The Best Beloved Of All Things In My Sight Is Justice; By The Righteousness Of God My Well-beloved! facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail