Tablet to the Rulers and Presidents of the Americas

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From the Lord of Baha in the 88th Verse of His Kitab’i’Aqdas

يا ملوك امريقا ورؤسآء الجمهور

فيها اسمعوا ما تغنّ به الورقآء على غصن البقآء

انّه لا اله الاّ انا الباقي الغفور الكريم

زيّنوا هيكل الملك بطراز العدل والتّقى

ورأسه باكليل ذكر ربّكم فاطر السّمآء

كذلك يأمركم مطلع الاسمآء من لدن عليم حكيم

قد ظهر الموعود في هذا المقام المحمود

الّذي به ابتسم ثغر الوجود من الغيب والشّهود

اغتنموا يوم الله انّ لقآئه خير لكم

عمّا تطلع الشّمس عليها ان انتم من العارفين

يا معشر الامرآء اسمعوا ما ارتفع من مطلع الكبريآء

انّه لا اله الاّ انا النّاطق العليم

اجبروا الكسير بايادي العدل

وكسّروا الصّحيح الظّالم بسياط اوامر ربّكم الامر الحكيم

Hearken ye, O Rulers of America and the Presidents of the Republics therein, unto that which the Dove is warbling on the Branch of Eternity:

There is none other God but Me, the Ever- Abiding, the Forgiving, the All-Bountiful.”

Adorn ye the temple of dominion with the ornament of justice and of the fear of God, and its head with the crown of the remembrance of your Lord, the Creator of the heavens.

Thus counsels you He Who is the Dayspring of Names, as bidden by Him Who is the All-Knowing, the All-Wise. The Promised One hath appeared in this glorified Station, whereat all beings, both seen and unseen, have rejoiced. Take ye advantage of the Day of God. Verily, to meet Him is better for you than all that whereon the sun shines, could ye but know it.

O concourse of rulers! Give ear unto that which hath been raised from the Dayspring of Grandeur:

Verily, there is none other God but Me, the Lord of Utterance, the All-Knowing.”

Bind ye the broken with the hands of justice, and crush the oppressor who flourishes with the rod of the commandments of your Lord, the Ordainer, the All-Wise.

Baha’u’llah (The Kitáb-i-Aqdas)


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