166Call ye to mind the shaykh whose name was Muḥammad-Ḥasan, who ranked among the most learned divines of his day. When the True One was made manifest, this shaykh, along with others of his calling, rejected Him, while a sifter of wheat and barley accepted Him and turned unto the Lord. Though he was occupied both night and day in setting down what he conceived to be the laws and ordinances of God, yet when He Who is the Unconstrained appeared, not one letter thereof availed him, or he would not have turned away from a Countenance that hath illumined the faces of the well-favoured of the Lord. Had ye believed in God when He revealed Himself, the people would not have turned aside from Him, nor would the things ye witness today have befallen Us. Fear God, and be not of the heedless.
recognition of, to clergy, K41
rejection of, K35
Gandum-Pák-Kun (Sifter of Wheat), 164
Knowledge barrier to recognition of Manifestation of God, K41
Leaders of religion, K99
What would have happened if Shaykh Muḥammad-Ḥasan had believed in God when He revealed Himself?
Who was Shaykh Muhhammad-Ḥasan?
Who was the sifter of wheat and barley?