He is the King, the All-Knowing, the Wise!
the Nightingale of Paradise
singeth upon the twigs of the Tree of Eternity,
with holy and sweet melodies,
proclaiming to the sincere ones
Verily this is that Most Great Beauty,
the glad tidings of the nearness of God,calling the believers in the Divine Unity
to the court of the Presence of the Generous One,
informing the severed ones
of the message which hath been revealed by God,
guiding the lovers to the seat of sanctity
the King, the Glorious, the Peerless,
and to this resplendent Beauty.
foretold in the Books of the Messengers,
Verily He is the Tree of Life
through Whom truth shall be distinguished from error
and the wisdom of every command shall be tested.
that bringeth forth the fruits of God,
the Exalted, the Powerful, the Great.
that verily He is God
and there is no God but Him,
And that the One Whom He hath sent forth
was the true One from God,
to Whose commands we are all conforming.
O people be obedient to the ordinances of God,
which have been enjoined in the Bayan
Verily He is the King of the Messengers
by the Glorious,
the Wise One.
and His Book is the Mother Book
Thus doth the Nightingale utter His call
unto you from this prison.
He hath but to deliver this clear message.
let him turn aside from this counsel
and whosoever desireth
let him choose the path to his Lord.
if ye deny these verses,
by what proof have ye believed in God?
O assemblage of false ones.
by the One in Whose hand is my soul,
they are not,
and never shall be able to do this,
even should they combine to assist one another.
Forget not My bounties while I am absent.
Remember My days during thy days,
and My distress and banishment in this remote prison.
And be thou so steadfast in My love
that thy heart shall not waver,
even if the swords of the enemies rain blows upon thee
and all the heavens and the earth arise against thee.
Be thou as a flame of fire to My enemies
Rely upon God,
and a river of life eternal to My loved ones,
And if thou art overtaken by affliction in My path,
and be not of those who doubt.
or degradation for My sake,
be not thou troubled thereby.
thy God and the Lord of thy fathers.
For the people are wandering in the paths of delusion,
Learn well this Tablet, O Ahmad.
bereft of discernment to see God with their own eyes, Thus have We found them,
or hear His Melody with their own ears.
as thou also dost witness.
Thus have their superstitions become veils
between them and their own hearts
Be thou assured in thyself that verily,
and kept them from the path of God,
he who turns away from this Beauty
hath also turned away from the Messengers of the past
and showeth pride towards God
from all eternity to all eternity.
Chant it during thy days
and withhold not thyself therefrom.
God hath ordained for the one who chants it,
These favors have We bestowed upon thee
the reward of a hundred martyrs
and a service in both worlds.
as a bounty on Our part
and a mercy from Our presence,
that thou mayest be of those who are grateful.
Should one who is in affliction or grief
Praise be to God,
read this Tablet with absolute sincerity,
God will dispel his sadness,
solve his difficulties
and remove his afflictions.
the Lord of all the worlds.