“The Word of God
is the king of words
and its pervasive influence is incalculable.
It hath ever dominated
and will continue to dominate
the realm of being…
…The Word is the master key for the whole world
inasmuch through its potency
the doors of the hearts of men,
which in reality are the doors of heaven,
Year 180 B. E. – Bahá/Splendour – Month 10 – ʻIzzat/Might
Praised be Thou, O Lord my God!
Thou art He Who hath created all things
through a word uttered by Thy behest,
and fashioned the entire creation
through the power of Thy sovereignty and might.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá’u’lláh, p.138)
Day 16 – S͟haraf/Honor & Jalál/Glory
This is the condition of the world,
its honor, its dominion,
its glory and affluence.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, p.255)
These birds descended from an infinite height
and the nearer they came to earth
the more their majesty
and glory became manifest.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, p.679)
Day 17 – Sulṭán/Sovereignty & Jamál/Beauty
His sovereignty will continue forever,
while those who opposed Him are sleeping in the dust,
their very names unknown, forgotten.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p.5)
Consider that the horizons of the world were enlightened
through the light of the beauty of His Holiness Christ;
yet all the people were asleep,
blind and sightless,
except a few whose eyes were opened
and perceived the lights.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, A Traveler’s Narrative, p.47-48)
Day 18 – Mulk/Dominion & Kamál/Perfection
Blessed is thy head for it is decorated with this crown.
Verily, this is better for thee
than the dominion of the world!
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, p.517)
God created man in the utmost perfection,
for He inscribed the edict of the divine likeness on his brow.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, p. 675)
Day 19 – ʻAláʼ/Loftiness & Fidál/Grace
In the day of His Highness Christ,
the grandeur and majesty of their Holiness the Apostles,
was not known.
After three-hundred years the loftiness of the station
and the exaltation of their attainment became manifest.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, p.532)
Regarding the translation
of the Books and Tablets of the Blessed Beauty,
erelong will translations be made into every tongue,
with power, clarity and grace.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Selections From the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, p.66)
Year 180 B. E. – Bahá/Splendour – Month 11 – Mas͟híyyat/Will
Such a soul liveth and moveth
in accordance with the Will of its Creator,
and entereth the all-highest Paradise.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p.156)
Day 1 – Bahá/Splendour & Idál/Justice
I IMPLORE Thee by the splendour of the light of Thy glorious face,
the majesty of Thine ancient grandeur
and the power of Thy transcendent sovereignty
to ordain for us at this moment every measure
of that which is good and seemly
and to destine for us every portion of the outpourings of Thy grace.
(The Báb, Selections From the Writings of the Báb, p.186)
Say, how dare ye flagrantly deny the verses sent down
from the heaven of justice,
yet ye read the Books of God revealed in the past?
(The Báb, Selections From the Writings of the Báb, p.162
Day 2 – Jalál/Glory & Istijlál/Majesty
GLORY be unto Thee, O Lord my God!
I beg Thee to forgive me
and those who support Thy Faith.
(The Báb, Selections From the Writings of the Báb, p.200)
THE glory of Him Whom God shall make manifest
is immeasurably above every other glory,
and His majesty is far above every other majesty.
(The Báb, Selections From the Writings of the Báb, p.157)
Day 3 – Jamál/ Beauty & Istiqlál/Independence
How can I extol the effulgent beauty of Thy Lordship,
conscious as I am of my nothingness
before the habitation of Thy glory?
(The Báb, Selections From the Writings of the Báb, p.217)
We are but the embodiments of poverty,
of nothingness, of helplessness and of perdition,
while Thy whole Being betokeneth wealth,
independence, glory, majesty and boundless grace.
(The Báb, Selections From the Writings of the Báb, p.179)
“The understanding of His words
and the comprehension of the utterances of the Birds of Heaven
are in no wise dependent upon human learning.
They depend solely upon purity of heart,
chastity of soul,
freedom of spirit.”