Selections From the Writings of the Báb
Excerpts from the Persian Bayán
among the people, not to mention His Epistle
s, His Prayers or His learned and philosophical treatises. He revealeth no less than a thousand verses within the space of five hours. He reciteth verses at a speed consonant with the capacity of His amanuensis to set them down. Thus, it may well be considered that if from the inception of this Revelation
until now He had been left unhindered, how vast then would have been the volume of writings disseminated from His pen.
If ye contend that these verses cannot, of themselves, be regarded as a proof, scan the pages of the Qur’án
. If God hath established therein any evidence other than the revealed verses to demonstrate the validity of the prophethood of His Apostle
—may the blessings of God rest upon Him—ye may then have your scruples about Him...
Concerning the sufficiency of the Book as a proof, God hath revealed: ‘Is it not enough for them that We have sent down unto Thee the Book to be recited to them? In this verily is a mercy and a warning to those who believe.’1 When God hath testified that the Book is a sufficient testimony, as is affirmed in the text, how can one dispute this truth by saying that the Book in itself is not a conclusive proof?... II, 1.
SINCE that Day is a great Day it would be sorely trying for thee to identify thyself with the believers. For the believers of that Day are the inmates of Paradise
, while the unbelievers are the inmates of the fire. And know thou of a certainty that by Paradise is meant recognition of and submission