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This writeup contains verses 51-100 of the official translation of the Kitab-i-Aqdas.
The Kitab-I-Aqdas (or 'Most Holy Book') is the central law book of the Baha'i faith. Revealed by Baha’u’llah around 1873, it is seen by the Baha'i as expressing God's will for humanity. For more information on the Kitab-i-Aqdas see here. The rest of the Kitab-I-Aqdas is available by the following links.
The Tablet of Ishraqat The Eighth Ishraq: Considered part of the Kitab-I-Aqdas
We have made it lawful for you to listen to music
and singing. Take heed, however, lest listening thereto
should cause you to overstep the bounds of propriety
and dignity. Let your joy be the joy born of My Most
Great Name, a Name that bringeth rapture to the
heart, and filleth with ecstasy the minds of all who have
drawn nigh unto God. We, verily, have made music
as a ladder for your souls, a means whereby they may
be lifted up unto the realm on high; make it not,
therefore, as wings to self and passion. Truly, We are
loath to see you numbered with the foolish.
We have decreed that a third part of all fines shall
go to the Seat of Justice, and We admonish its men to
observe pure justice, that they may expend what is thus
accumulated for such purposes as have been enjoined
upon them by Him Who is the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.
O ye Men of Justice! Be ye, in the realm of God,
shepherds unto His sheep and guard them from the
ravening wolves that have appeared in disguise, even as
ye would guard your own sons. Thus exhorteth you the
Counsellor, the Faithful.
Should differences arise amongst you over any
matter, refer it to God while the Sun still shineth above
the horizon of this Heaven and, when it hath set, refer
ye to whatsoever hath been sent down by Him. This, verily, is sufficient unto the peoples of the world. Say:
Let not your hearts be perturbed, O people, when the
glory of My Presence is withdrawn, and the ocean of
My utterance is stilled. In My presence amongst you
there is a wisdom, and in My absence there is yet
another, inscrutable to all but God, the Incomparable,
the All-Knowing. Verily, We behold you from Our
realm of glory, and shall aid whosoever will arise for the
triumph of Our Cause with the hosts of the Concourse
on high and a company of Our favoured angels.
O peoples of the earth! God, the Eternal Truth, is
My witness that streams of fresh and soft-flowing
waters have gushed from the rocks through the
sweetness of the words uttered by your Lord, the
Unconstrained; and still ye slumber. Cast away that
which ye possess, and, on the wings of detachment,
soar beyond all created things. Thus biddeth you the
Lord of creation, the movement of Whose Pen hath
revolutionized the soul of mankind.
Know ye from what heights your Lord, the All-Glorious,
is calling? Think ye that ye have recognized
the Pen wherewith your Lord, the Lord of all names,
commandeth you? Nay, by My life! Did ye but know
it, ye would renounce the world, and would hasten
with your whole hearts to the presence of the Well-Beloved.
Your spirits would be so transported by His
Word as to throw into commotion the Greater
World--how much more this small and petty one!
Thus have the showers of My bounty been poured down
from the heaven of My loving-kindness, as a token of
My grace, that ye may be of the thankful.
The penalties for wounding or striking a person
depend upon the severity of the injury; for each degree
the Lord of Judgement hath prescribed a certain
indemnity. He is, in truth, the Ordainer, the Mighty,
the Most Exalted. We shall, if it be Our Will, set forth
these payments in their just degrees--this is a promise
on Our part, and He, verily, is the Keeper of His
pledge, the Knower of all things.
Verily, it is enjoined upon you to offer a feast,
once in every month, though only water be served; for
God hath purposed to bind hearts together, albeit
through both earthly and heavenly means.
Beware lest the desires of the flesh and of a corrupt
inclination provoke divisions among you. Be ye as the
fingers of one hand, the members of one body. Thus
counselleth you the Pen of Revelation, if ye be of them
Consider the mercy of God and His gifts. He
enjoineth upon you that which shall profit you, though
He Himself can well dispense with all creatures. Your
evil doings can never harm Us, neither can your good
works profit Us. We summon you wholly for the sake
of God. To this every man of understanding and
insight will testify.
If ye should hunt with beasts or birds of prey,
invoke ye the Name of God when ye send them to
pursue their quarry; for then whatever they catch shall
be lawful unto you, even should ye find it to have died.
He, verily, is the Omniscient, the All-Informed. Take
heed, however, that ye hunt not to excess. Tread ye the
path of justice and equity in all things. Thus biddeth you He Who is the Dawning-place of Revelation,
would that ye might comprehend.
God hath bidden you to show forth kindliness
towards My kindred, but He hath granted them no
right to the property of others. He, verily, is self-sufficient, above any need of His creatures.
Should anyone intentionally destroy a house by
fire, him also shall ye burn; should anyone deliberately take another's life, him also shall ye put to death. Take
ye hold of the precepts of God with all your strength
and power, and abandon the ways of the ignorant.
Should ye condemn the arsonist and the murderer to
life imprisonment, it would be permissible according
to the provisions of the Book. He, verily, hath power to
ordain whatsoever He pleaseth.
God hath prescribed matrimony unto you. Beware
that ye take not unto yourselves more wives than two.
Whoso contenteth himself with a single partner from
among the maidservants of God, both he and she shall
live in tranquillity. And he who would take into his
service a maid may do so with propriety. Such is the
ordinance which, in truth and justice, hath been
recorded by the Pen of Revelation. Enter into wedlock,
O people, that ye may bring forth one who will make
mention of Me amid My servants. This is My bidding
unto you; hold fast to it as an assistance to yourselves.
O people of the world! Follow not the promptings
of the self, for it summoneth insistently to wickedness
and lust; follow, rather, Him Who is the Possessor of all
created things, Who biddeth you to show forth piety,
and manifest the fear of God. He, verily, is independent of all His creatures. Take heed not to stir up
mischief in the land after it hath been set in order.
Whoso acteth in this way is not of Us, and We are quit
of him. Such is the command which hath, through the
power of truth, been made manifest from the heaven of
It hath been laid down in the Bayan that marriage
is dependent upon the consent of both parties. Desiring
to establish love, unity and harmony amidst Our
servants, We have conditioned it, once the couple's
wish is known, upon the permission of their parents,
lest enmity and rancour should arise amongst them.
And in this We have yet other purposes. Thus hath
Our commandment been ordained.
No marriage may be contracted without payment
of a dowry, which hath been fixed for city-dwellers at
nineteen mithqals of pure gold, and for village-dwellers
at the same amount in silver. Whoso wisheth to
increase this sum, it is forbidden him to exceed the
limit of ninety-five mithqals. Thus hath the command
been writ in majesty and power. If he content himself,
however, with a payment of the lowest level, it shall be
better for him according to the Book. God, verily, enricheth whomsoever He willeth through both heavenly
and earthly means, and He, in truth, hath power over
It hath been decreed by God that, should any one
of His servants intend to travel, he must fix for his wife a time when he will return home. If he return by the
promised time, he will have obeyed the bidding of his
Lord and shall be numbered by the Pen of His behest among the righteous; otherwise, if there be good reason
for delay, he must inform his wife and make the utmost
endeavour to return to her. Should neither of these
eventualities occur, it behoveth her to wait for a period
of nine months, after which there is no impediment to
her taking another husband; but should she wait
longer, God, verily, loveth those women and men who
show forth patience. Obey ye My commandments, and
follow not the ungodly, they who have been reckoned
as sinners in God's Holy Tablet. If, during the period
of her waiting, word should reach her from her
husband, she should choose the course that is praiseworthy.
He, of a truth, desireth that His servants and
His handmaids should be at peace with one another;
take heed lest ye do aught that may provoke
intransigence amongst you. Thus hath the decree been
fixed and the promise come to pass. If, however, news
should reach her of her husband's death or murder, and be
confirmed by general report, or by the testimony of two
just witnesses, it behoveth her to remain single; then,
upon completion of the fixed number of months, she is
free to adopt the course of her choosing. Such is the
bidding of Him Who is mighty and powerful in His
Should resentment or antipathy arise between
husband and wife, he is not to divorce her but to bide
in patience throughout the course of one whole year,
that perchance the fragrance of affection may be
renewed between them. If, upon the completion of this
period, their love hath not returned, it is permissible
for divorce to take place. God's wisdom, verily, hath encompassed all things. The Lord hath prohibited, in a
Tablet inscribed by the Pen of His command, the
practice to which ye formerly had recourse when thrice
ye had divorced a woman. This He hath done as a
favour on His part, that ye may be accounted among
the thankful. He who hath divorced his wife may
choose, upon the passing of each month, to remarry her
when there is mutual affection and consent, so long as
she hath not taken another husband. Should she have
wed again, then, by this other union, the separation is
confirmed and the matter is concluded unless, clearly,
her circumstances change. Thus hath the decree been
inscribed with majesty in this glorious Tablet by Him
Who is the Dawning-place of Beauty.
If the wife accompany her husband on a journey,
and differences arise between them on the way, he is
required to provide her with her expenses for one whole
year, and either to return her whence she came or to
entrust her, together with the necessaries for her
journey, to a dependable person who is to escort her
home. Thy Lord, verily, ordaineth as He pleaseth, by
virtue of a sovereignty that overshadoweth the peoples
of the earth.
Should a woman be divorced in consequence of a
proven act of infidelity, she shall receive no maintenance
during her period of waiting. Thus hath the day-star
of Our commandment shone forth resplendent
from the firmament of justice. Truly, the Lord loveth
union and harmony and abhorreth separation and
divorce. Live ye one with another, O people, in
radiance and joy. By My life! All that are on earth shall pass away, while good deeds alone shall endure; to the
truth of My words God doth Himself bear witness.
Compose your differences, O My servants; then heed ye
the admonition of Our Pen of Glory and follow not the
arrogant and wayward.
Take heed lest the world beguile you as it beguiled
the people who went before you! Observe ye the
statutes and precepts of your Lord, and walk ye in this
Way which hath been laid out before you in
righteousness and truth. They who eschew iniquity and
error, who adhere to virtue, are, in the sight of the one
true God, among the choicest of His creatures; their
names are extolled by the Concourse of the realms
above, and by those who dwell in this Tabernacle
which hath been raised in the name of God.
It is forbidden you to trade in slaves, be they men
or women. It is not for him who is himself a servant to
buy another of God's servants, and this hath been
prohibited in His Holy Tablet. Thus, by His mercy,
hath the commandment been recorded by the Pen of
justice. Let no man exalt himself above another; all are
but bondslaves before the Lord, and all exemplify the
truth that there is none other God but Him. He,
verily, is the All-Wise, Whose wisdom encompasseth
Adorn yourselves with the raiment of goodly
deeds. He whose deeds attain unto God's good pleasure
is assuredly of the people of Baha and is remembered
before His throne. Assist ye the Lord of all creation
with works of righteousness, and also through wisdom
and utterance. Thus, indeed, have ye been commanded in most of the Tablets by Him Who is the All-Merciful.
He, truly, is cognizant of what I say. Let
none contend with another, and let no soul slay
another; this, verily, is that which was forbidden you in
a Book that hath lain concealed within the Tabernacle
of glory. What! Would ye kill him whom God hath
quickened, whom He hath endowed with spirit
through a breath from Him? Grievous then would be
your trespass before His throne! Fear God, and lift not
the hand of injustice and oppression to destroy what He
hath Himself raised up; nay, walk ye in the way of
God, the True One. No sooner did the hosts of true
knowledge appear, bearing the standards of Divine
utterance, than the tribes of the religions were put to
flight, save only those who willed to drink from the
stream of everlasting life in a Paradise created by the
breath of the All-Glorious.
God hath decreed, in token of His mercy unto His
creatures, that semen is not unclean. Yield thanks unto
Him with joy and radiance, and follow not such as are
remote from the Dawning-place of His nearness. Arise
ye, under all conditions, to render service to the Cause,
for God will assuredly assist you through the power of
His sovereignty which overshadoweth the worlds.
Cleave ye unto the cord of refinement with such
tenacity as to allow no trace of dirt to be seen upon your
garments. Such is the injunction of One Who is
sanctified above all refinement. Whoso falleth short of
this standard with good reason shall incur no blame.
God, verily, is the Forgiving, the Merciful. Wash ye
every soiled thing with water that hath undergone no alteration in any one of the three respects; take heed not
to use water that hath been altered through exposure to
the air or to some other agent. Be ye the very essence of
cleanliness amongst mankind. This, truly, is what your
Lord, the Incomparable, the All-Wise, desireth for
God hath, likewise, as a bounty from His
presence, abolished the concept of "uncleanness",
whereby divers things and peoples have been held to be
impure. He, of a certainty, is the Ever-Forgiving, the
Most Generous. Verily, all created things were
immersed in the sea of purification when, on that first
day of Ridvan, We shed upon the whole of creation the
splendours of Our most excellent Names and Our most
exalted Attributes. This, verily, is a token of My loving
providence, which hath encompassed all the worlds.
Consort ye then with the followers of all religions, and
proclaim ye the Cause of your Lord, the Most
Compassionate; this is the very crown of deeds, if ye be
of them who understand.
God hath enjoined upon you to observe the utmost
cleanliness, to the extent of washing what is soiled
with dust, let alone with hardened dirt and similar
defilement. Fear Him, and be of those who are pure.
Should the garb of anyone be visibly sullied, his prayers
shall not ascend to God, and the celestial Concourse
will turn away from him. Make use of rose-water, and
of pure perfume; this, indeed, is that which God hath
loved from the beginning that hath no beginning, in
order that there may be diffused from you what your
Lord, the Incomparable, the All-Wise, desireth.
God hath relieved you of the ordinance laid down
in the Bayan concerning the destruction of books. We
have permitted you to read such sciences as are
profitable unto you, not such as end in idle disputation;
better is this for you, if ye be of them that comprehend.
O kings of the earth! He Who is the sovereign
Lord of all is come. The Kingdom is God's, the
omnipotent Protector, the Self-Subsisting. Worship
none but God, and, with radiant hearts, lift up your
faces unto your Lord, the Lord of all names. This is a
Revelation to which whatever ye possess can never be
compared, could ye but know it.
We see you rejoicing in that which ye have
amassed for others and shutting out yourselves from the
worlds which naught except My guarded Tablet can
reckon. The treasures ye have laid up have drawn you
far away from your ultimate objective. This ill
beseemeth you, could ye but understand it. Wash from
your hearts all earthly defilements, and hasten to enter
the Kingdom of your Lord, the Creator of earth and
heaven, Who caused the world to tremble and all its
peoples to wail, except them that have renounced all
things and clung to that which the Hidden Tablet hath
This is the Day in which He Who held converse
with God hath attained the light of the Ancient of
Days, and quaffed the pure waters of reunion from this
Cup that hath caused the seas to swell. Say: By the one
true God! Sinai is circling round the Dayspring of
Revelation, while from the heights of the Kingdom the
Voice of the Spirit of God is heard proclaiming: "Bestir yourselves, ye proud ones of the earth, and hasten ye
unto Him." Carmel hath, in this Day, hastened in
longing adoration to attain His court, whilst from the
heart of Zion there cometh the cry: "The promise is
fulfilled. That which had been announced in the holy
Writ of God, the Most Exalted, the Almighty, the
Best-Beloved, is made manifest."
O kings of the earth! The Most Great Law hath
been revealed in this Spot, this scene of transcendent
splendour. Every hidden thing hath been brought to
light by virtue of the Will of the Supreme Ordainer,
He Who hath ushered in the Last Hour, through
Whom the Moon hath been cleft, and every irrevocable
Ye are but vassals, O kings of the earth! He Who
is the King of Kings hath appeared, arrayed in His
most wondrous glory, and is summoning you unto
Himself, the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting. Take
heed lest pride deter you from recognizing the Source of
Revelation, lest the things of this world shut you out as
by a veil from Him Who is the Creator of heaven.
Arise, and serve Him Who is the Desire of all nations,
Who hath created you through a word from Him, and
ordained you to be, for all time, the emblems of His
By the righteousness of God! It is not Our wish to
lay hands on your kingdoms. Our mission is to seize
and possess the hearts of men. Upon them the eyes of
Baha are fastened. To this testifieth the Kingdom of
Names, could ye but comprehend it. Whoso followeth
his Lord will renounce the world and all that is therein; how much greater, then, must be the detachment of
Him Who holdeth so august a station! Forsake your
palaces, and haste ye to gain admittance into His
Kingdom. This, indeed, will profit you both in this
world and in the next. To this testifieth the Lord of the
realm on high, did ye but know it.
How great the blessedness that awaiteth the king
who will arise to aid My Cause in My kingdom, who
will detach himself from all else but Me! Such a king
is numbered with the companions of the Crimson
Ark--the Ark which God hath prepared for the people
of Baha. All must glorify his name, must reverence his
station, and aid him to unlock the cities with the keys
of My Name, the omnipotent Protector of all that
inhabit the visible and invisible kingdoms. Such a king
is the very eye of mankind, the luminous ornament on
the brow of creation, the fountainhead of blessings
unto the whole world. Offer up, O people of Baha,
your substance, nay your very lives, for his assistance.
O Emperor of Austria! He Who is the Dayspring
of God's Light dwelt in the prison of Akka at the time
when thou didst set forth to visit the Aqsa Mosque.
Thou passed Him by, and inquired not about Him by
Whom every house is exalted and every lofty gate
unlocked. We, verily, made it a place whereunto the
world should turn, that they might remember Me, and
yet thou hast rejected Him Who is the Object of this
remembrance, when He appeared with the Kingdom of
God, thy Lord and the Lord of the worlds. We have
been with thee at all times, and found thee clinging
unto the Branch and heedless of the Root. Thy Lord verily, is a witness unto what I say. We grieved to see
thee circle round Our Name, whilst unaware of Us,
though We were before thy face. Open thine eyes, that
thou mayest behold this glorious Vision, and recognize
Him Whom thou invokest in the daytime and in the
night season, and gaze on the Light that shineth above
this luminous Horizon.
Say: O King of Berlin! Give ear unto the Voice calling from this manifest Temple: "Verily, there is
none other God but Me, the Everlasting, the Peerless,
the Ancient of Days." Take heed lest pride debar thee
from recognizing the Dayspring of Divine Revelation,
lest earthly desires shut thee out, as by a veil, from the
Lord of the Throne above and of the earth below. Thus
counselleth thee the Pen of the Most High. He, verily,
is the Most Gracious, the All-Bountiful. Do thou
remember the one+F1 whose power transcended thy
power, and whose station excelled thy station. Where
is he? Whither are gone the things he possessed? Take
warning, and be not of them that are fast asleep. He it
was who cast the Tablet of God behind him when We
made known unto him what the hosts of tyranny had
caused Us to suffer. Wherefore, disgrace assailed him
from all sides, and he went down to dust in great loss.
Think deeply, O King, concerning him, and concerning
them who, like unto thee, have conquered cities
and ruled over men. The All-Merciful brought them
down from their palaces to their graves. Be warned, be
of them who reflect.
We have asked nothing from you. For the sake of
God We, verily, exhort you, and will be patient as We
have been patient in that which hath befallen Us at
your hands, O concourse of kings!
Hearken ye, O Rulers of America and the
Presidents of the Republics therein, unto that which
the Dove is warbling on the Branch of Eternity: "There
is none other God but Me, the Ever-Abiding, the
Forgiving, the All-Bountiful." Adorn ye the temple of
dominion with the ornament of justice and of the fear
of God, and its head with the crown of the
remembrance of your Lord, the Creator of the heavens.
Thus counselleth you He Who is the Dayspring of
Names, as bidden by Him Who is the All-Knowing,
the All-Wise. The Promised One hath appeared in this
glorified Station, whereat all beings, both seen and
unseen, have rejoiced. Take ye advantage of the Day of
God. Verily, to meet Him is better for you than all that
whereon the sun shineth, could ye but know it. O
concourse of rulers! Give ear unto that which hath been
raised from the Dayspring of Grandeur: "Verily, there
is none other God but Me, the Lord of Utterance, the
All-Knowing." Bind ye the broken with the hands of
justice, and crush the oppressor who flourisheth with
the rod of the commandments of your Lord, the
Ordainer, the All-Wise.
O people of Constantinople! Lo, from your midst
We hear the baleful hooting of the owl. Hath the
drunkenness of passion laid hold upon you, or is it that
ye are sunk in heedlessness? O Spot that art situate on
the shores of the two seas! The throne of tyranny hath, verily, been established upon thee, and the flame of
hatred hath been kindled within thy bosom, in such
wise that the Concourse on high and they who circle
around the Exalted Throne have wailed and lamented.
We behold in thee the foolish ruling over the wise, and
darkness vaunting itself against the light. Thou art
indeed filled with manifest pride. Hath thine outward
splendour made thee vainglorious? By Him Who is the
Lord of mankind! It shall soon perish, and thy
daughters and thy widows and all the kindreds that
dwell within thee shall lament. Thus informeth thee
the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.
O banks of the Rhine! We have seen you covered
with gore, inasmuch as the swords of retribution were
drawn against you; and you shall have another turn.
And We hear the lamentations of Berlin, though she be
today in conspicuous glory.
Let nothing grieve thee, O Land of Ta, for God
hath chosen thee to be the source of the joy of all
mankind. He shall, if it be His Will, bless thy throne
with one who will rule with justice, who will gather
together the flock of God which the wolves have
scattered. Such a ruler will, with joy and gladness, turn
his face towards, and extend his favours unto, the
people of Baha. He indeed is accounted in the sight of
God as a jewel among men. Upon him rest forever the
glory of God and the glory of all that dwell in the
kingdom of His revelation.
Rejoice with great joy, for God hath made thee "the Dayspring of His light", inasmuch as within thee
was born the Manifestation of His Glory. Be thou glad
for this name that hath been conferred upon thee--a
name through which the Day-Star of grace hath shed its
splendour, through which both earth and heaven have
Erelong will the state of affairs within thee be
changed, and the reins of power fall into the hands of
the people. Verily, thy Lord is the All-Knowing. His
authority embraceth all things. Rest thou assured in
the gracious favour of thy Lord. The eye of His loving-kindness
shall everlastingly be directed towards thee.
The day is approaching when thy agitation will have
been transmuted into peace and quiet calm. Thus hath
it been decreed in the wondrous Book.
O Land of Kha! We hear from thee the voice of
heroes, raised in glorification of thy Lord, the All-Possessing,
the Most Exalted. Blessed the day on which
the banners of the divine Names shall be upraised in
the kingdom of creation in My Name, the All-Glorious.
On that day the faithful shall rejoice in the
victory of God, and the disbelievers shall lament.
None must contend with those who wield
authority over the people; leave unto them that which
is theirs, and direct your attention to men's hearts.
O Most Mighty Ocean! Sprinkle upon the nations
that with which Thou hast been charged by Him Who
is the Sovereign of Eternity, and adorn the temples of
all the dwellers of the earth with the vesture of His laws through which all hearts will rejoice and all eyes be
Should anyone acquire one hundred mithqals of
gold, nineteen mithqals thereof are God's and to be
rendered unto Him, the Fashioner of earth and heaven.
Take heed, O people, lest ye deprive yourselves of so
great a bounty. This We have commanded you, though
We are well able to dispense with you and with all who
are in the heavens and on earth; in it there are benefits
and wisdoms beyond the ken of anyone but God, the
Omniscient, the All-Informed. Say: By this means He
hath desired to purify what ye possess and to enable you
to draw nigh unto such stations as none can comprehend
save those whom God hath willed. He, in truth,
is the Beneficent, the Gracious, the Bountiful. O
people! Deal not faithlessly with the Right of God,
nor, without His leave, make free with its disposal.
Thus hath His commandment been established in the
holy Tablets, and in this exalted Book. He who dealeth
faithlessly with God shall in justice meet with
faithlessness himself; he, however, who acteth in
accordance with God's bidding shall receive a blessing
from the heaven of the bounty of his Lord, the
Gracious, the Bestower, the Generous, the Ancient of
Days. He, verily, hath willed for you that which is yet
beyond your knowledge, but which shall be known to
you when, after this fleeting life, your souls soar
heavenwards and the trappings of your earthly joys are
folded up. Thus admonisheth you He in Whose
possession is the Guarded Tablet.
Various petitions have come before Our throne from the believers, concerning laws from God, the Lord
of the seen and the unseen, the Lord of all worlds. We
have, in consequence, revealed this Holy Tablet and
arrayed it with the mantle of His Law that haply the
people may keep the commandments of their Lord.
Similar requests had been made of Us over several
previous years but We had, in Our wisdom, withheld
Our Pen until, in recent days, letters arrived from a
number of the friends, and We have therefore
responded, through the power of truth, with that
which shall quicken the hearts of men.
Say: O leaders of religion! Weigh not the Book of
God with such standards and sciences as are current
amongst you, for the Book itself is the unerring
Balance established amongst men. In this most perfect
Balance whatsoever the peoples and kindreds of the
earth possess must be weighed, while the measure of its
weight should be tested according to its own standard,
did ye but know it.
The eye of My loving-kindness weepeth sore over
you, inasmuch as ye have failed to recognize the One
upon Whom ye have been calling in the daytime and in
the night season, at even and at morn. Advance, O
people, with snow-white faces and radiant hearts, unto
the blest and crimson Spot, wherein the Sadratu'l-Muntaha
is calling: "Verily, there is none other God
beside Me, the Omnipotent Protector, the Self-Subsisting!"
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