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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