The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
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.
90O 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.
91Let nothing grieve thee, O Land of Ṭá,1 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 Bahá. 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.
92Rejoice with great joy, for God hath made thee
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Paragraph 90.
Paragraph 91.
Paragraph 92.
Study Guide
Paragraph 90.
(See Note 121)
What war is referred to in “...covered with gore,...”?
Paragraph 91.
What has God chosen for Ṭihrán?
Who will be accounted as a jewel among men?
(See Note 122)
What does the initial lettering “” used by Bahá’u’lláh mean?
What is the numerical value of “”?
Paragraph 92.
(See Note 123)
The reference “...within thee was born the Manifestation of His Glory” is a reference to what?