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۱ انّ اوّل ما كتب الله على العباد عرفان مشرق وحيه ومطلع امره الّذي كان مقام نفسه في عالم الامر والخلق من فاز به قد فاز بكلّ الخير والّذي منع انّه من اهل الضّلال ولو يأتي بكلّ الاعمال. ۱ اذا فزتم بهذا المقام الاسنى والافق الاعلى ينبغي لكلّ نفس ان يتّبع ما امر به من لدى المقصود لانّهما معاً لا يقبل احدهما دون الاخر هذا ما حكم به مطلع الالهام.  التلاوة 

IN THE NAME OF HIM WHO IS THE SUPREME RULER OVER ALL
THAT HATH BEEN AND ALL THAT IS TO BE

1  The first duty prescribed by God for His servants is the recognition of Him Who is the Dayspring of His Revelation and the Fountain of His laws, Who representeth the Godhead in both the Kingdom of His Cause and the world of creation. Whoso achieveth this duty hath attained unto all good; and whoso is deprived thereof hath gone astray, though he be the author of every righteous deed. It behoveth every one who reacheth this most sublime station, this summit of transcendent glory, to observe every ordinance of Him Who is the Desire of the world. These twin duties are inseparable. Neither is acceptable without the other. Thus hath it been decreed by Him Who is the Source of Divine inspiration.   Kitab-i-Aqdas, paragraph # 1

۲ انّ الّذين اوتوا بصائر من الله يرون حدود الله السّبب الاعظم لنظم العالم وحفظ الامم والّذي غفل انّه من همج رعاع. انّا امرناكم بكسر حدودات النّفس والهوى لا ما رقم من القلم الاعلى انّه لروح الحيوان لمن في الامكان. قد ماجت بحور الحكمة والبيان بما هاجت نسمة الرّحمن اغتنموا يا اولي الالباب. ۲ انّ الّذين نكثوا عهد الله في اوامره ونكصوا على اعقابهم اولئك من اهل الضّلال لدى الغنيّ المتعال.  التلاوة 

2  They whom God hath endued with insight will readily recognize that the precepts laid down by God constitute the highest means for the maintenance of order in the world and the security of its peoples. He that turneth away from them is accounted among the abject and foolish. We, verily, have commanded you to refuse the dictates of your evil passions and corrupt desires, and not to transgress the bounds which the Pen of the Most High hath fixed, for these are the breath of life unto all created things. The seas of Divine wisdom and Divine utterance have risen under the breath of the breeze of the All-Merciful. Hasten to drink your fill, O men of understanding! They that have violated the Covenant of God by breaking His commandments, and have turned back on their heels, these have erred grievously in the sight of God, the All-Possessing, the Most High.   Kitab-i-Aqdas, paragraph # 2

۳ يا ملأ الارض اعلموا انّ اوامري سرج عنايتي بين عبادي ومفاتيح رحمتي لبريّتي كذلك نزّل الامر من سمآء مشيّة ربّكم مالك الاديان. لو يجد احد حلاوة البيان الّذي ظهر من فم مشيّة الرّحمن لينفق ما عنده ولو يكون خزآئن الأرض كلّها ليثبت امراً من اوامره المشرقة من افق العناية والالطاف.  التلاوة 

3  O ye peoples of the world! Know assuredly that My commandments are the lamps of My loving providence among My servants, and the keys of My mercy for My creatures. Thus hath it been sent down from the heaven of the Will of your Lord, the Lord of Revelation. Were any man to taste the sweetness of the words which the lips of the All-Merciful have willed to utter, he would, though the treasures of the earth be in his possession, renounce them one and all, that he might vindicate the truth of even one of His commandments, shining above the Dayspring of His bountiful care and loving-kindness.   Kitab-i-Aqdas, paragraph #3

٤ قل من حدودي يمرّ عرف قميصي وبها تنصب اعلام النّصر على القنن والاتلال. ۳ قد تكلّم لسان قدرتي في جبروت عظمتي مخاطباً لبريّتي ان اعملوا حدودي حبّاً لجمالي طوبى لحبيب وجد عرف المحبوب من هذه الكلمة الّتي فاحت منها نفحات الفضل على شأن لا توصف بالاذكار. لعمري من شرب رحيق الانصاف من ايادي الالطاف انّه يطوف حول اوامري المشرقة من افق الابداع.  التلاوة 

4  Say: From My laws the sweet-smelling savour of My garment can be smelled, and by their aid the standards of Victory will be planted upon the highest peaks. The Tongue of My power hath, from the heaven of My omnipotent glory, addressed to My creation these words: "Observe My commandments, for the love of My beauty." Happy is the lover that hath inhaled the divine fragrance of his Best-Beloved from these words, laden with the perfume of a grace which no tongue can describe. By My life! He who hath drunk the choice wine of fairness from the hands of My bountiful favour will circle around My commandments that shine above the Dayspring of My creation.   Kitab-i-Aqdas, paragraph #4

٥ لا تحسبنّ انّا نزّلنا لكم الاحكام بل فتحنا ختم الرّحيق المختوم باصابع القدرة والاقتدار يشهد بذلك ما نزّل من قلم الوحي تفكّروا يا اولي الافكار. ٤ التلاوة 

5  Think not that We have revealed unto you a mere code of laws. Nay, rather, We have unsealed the choice Wine with the fingers of might and power. To this beareth witness that which the Pen of Revelation hath revealed. Meditate upon this, O men of insight!  Kitab-i-Aqdas, paragraph # 5

٦ قد كتب عليكم الصّلوة تسع ركعات لله منزل الايات حين الزّوال وفي البكور والاصال. وعفونا عدّة اخرى امراً في كتاب الله انّه لهو الامر المقتدر المختار. واذا اردتم الصّلوة ولّوا وجوهكم شطري الاقدس المقام المقدّس الّذي جعله الله مقبل اهل مدآئن البقآء ومصدر الامر لمن في الارضين والسّموات. وعند غروب شمس الحقيقة والتّبيان المقرّ الّذي قدّرناه لكم انّه لهو العزيز العلاّم.  التلاوة 

٧ كلّ شيء تحقّق بامره المبرم اذا اشرقت من افق البيان شمس الاحكام لكلّ ان يتّبعوها ولو بامر تنفطر عنه سموات افئدة الاديان. ٥ انّه يفعل ما يشآء ولا يسئل عمّا شآء وما حكم به المحبوب انّه لمحبوب ومالك الاختراع. ان الّذي وجد عرف الرّحمن وعرف مطلع هذا البيان انّه يستقبل بعينيه السّهام لاثبات الاحكام بين الانام طوبى لمن اقبل وفاز بفصل الخطاب.  التلاوة 

7  Everything that is hath come to be through His irresistible decree. Whenever My laws appear like the sun in the heaven of Mine utterance, they must be faithfully obeyed by all, though My decree be such as to cause the heaven of every religion to be cleft asunder. He doeth what He pleaseth. He chooseth, and none may question His choice. Whatsoever He, the Well-Beloved, ordaineth, the same is, verily, beloved. To this He Who is the Lord of all creation beareth Me witness. Whoso hath inhaled the sweet fragrance of the All-Merciful, and recognized the Source of this utterance, will welcome with his own eyes the shafts of the enemy, that he may establish the truth of the laws of God amongst men. Well is it with him that hath turned thereunto, and apprehended the meaning of His decisive decree.   Kitab-i-Aqdas, paragraph # 7

٨ قد فصّلنا الصّلوة في ورقة طوبى لمن عمل بما امر به من لدن مالك الرّقاب. قد نزّلت في صلوة الميّت ستّ تكبيرات من الله منزل الايات. والّذي عنده علم القرآئة له ان يقرء ما نزّل قبلها والاّ عفا الله عنه انّه لهو العزيز الغفّار. ٦ التلاوة 

8  We have set forth the details of obligatory prayer in another Tablet. Blessed is he who observeth that whereunto he hath been bidden by Him Who ruleth over all mankind. In the Prayer for the Dead six specific passages have been sent down by God, the Revealer of Verses. Let one who is able to read recite that which hath been revealed to precede these passages; and as for him who is unable, God hath relieved him of this requirement. He, of a truth, is the Mighty, the Pardoner.   Kitab-i-Aqdas, paragraph # 8

١٠ قد فرض عليكم الصّلوة والصّوم من اوّل البلوغ امراً من لدى الله ربّكم وربّ ابآئكم الاوّلين. من كان في نفسه ضعف من المرض او الهرم عفا الله عنه فضلاً من عنده انّه لهو الغفور الكريم. قد اذن الله لكم السّجود على كلّ شيء طاهر ورفعنا عنه حكم الحدّ في الكتاب انّ الله يعلم وانتم لا تعلمون. ٧ من لم يجد المآء يذكر خمس مرّات بسم الله الاطهر الاطهر ثمّ يشرع في العمل هذا ما حكم به مولى العالمين. والبلدان الّتي طالت فيها اللّيالي والايّام فليصلّوا بالسّاعات والمشاخص الّتي منها تحدّدت الاوقات انّه لهو المبيّن الحكيم.  التلاوة 

10  We have commanded you to pray and fast from the beginning of maturity; this is ordained by God, your Lord and the Lord of your forefathers. He hath exempted from this those who are weak from illness or age, as a bounty from His Presence, and He is the Forgiving, the Generous. God hath granted you leave to prostrate yourselves on any surface that is clean, for We have removed in this regard the limitation that had been laid down in the Book; God, indeed, hath knowledge of that whereof ye know naught. Let him that findeth no water for ablution repeat five times the words "In the Name of God, the Most Pure, the Most Pure", and then proceed to his devotions. Such is the command of the Lord of all worlds. In regions where the days and nights grow long, let times of prayer be gauged by clocks and other instruments that mark the passage of the hours. He, verily, is the Expounder, the Wise.   Kitab-i-Aqdas, paragraph # 10