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Tablets of Abdul-Baha Abbas

  • Author:
  • ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

  • Source:
  • Bahá’í Publishing Committee, 1909 edition
  • Pages:
  • 730
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Pages 600-601

“O thou who art gazing toward Abdul-Baha!…”

O thou who art gazing toward Abdul-Baha!
Now I address thee with a heart filled with affection toward thee, and say: “O maid-servant of God! Be a flame of the fire of the love of God, and consume the veils of women’s doubts. And know thou that, verily, the Lord who “doeth whatsoever He willeth” will assist thee in proof and argument and will enable thee to speak the praise of the Merciful One and will make thee a sign of knowledge.
“Arise to serve the Cause of God in the vineyard of God and water the developed and flourishing trees with the waters of mysteries which are deposited in the innermost parts of the words of the Books; and be assured that the fountain of assurance will gush out in the hearts of the firm and steadfast women believers, and the divine graces will strengthen them from all sides, and the Lord will enable them to diffuse the fragrances. And He will make them manifest signs, beaming stars, shining lights, fruitful trees, flowing fountains, perfect words and mature proofs. Then know thou that verily Abdul-Baha is between the fangs of the dragon of afflictions and in the grasp of dangers night and day.”
As to ye, O maid-servants of the Merciful One: “Gird up your loins in union and harmony, so that the Lord may strengthen your backs in His mighty Kingdom, make you servants in His excellent vineyard, raise you to the highest stations in this glorious age, 601 and cause you to reach your greatest hopes in this auspicious day.”
Address thou the maid-servants of the Merciful One, and say: “Verily, Mary Magdalene was a villager, but on account of her keeping firm in the Cause of Christ after His death, she was rendered successful in such a matter, whereby her face is shining and beaming forth on the horizon of the universe forevermore! And she surpassed even men in defending the fortress of the Cause of God against the attack of the hosts of suspicions. This is indeed a glorious condition! This is indeed a great matter! This is indeed a manifest light!”