Tablet 201: Tablet of Visitation from 'Abdu'l-Bahá to be read at the burial place of the heads of the martyrs of Nayriz, in Abadih

Provisional Translation

  • He is God!
  • O Divine Breezes, wafting over that Most Luminous Spot,
  • convey the fire of the love of my heart,
  • the longing of my soul, the deep attachment of my spirit
  • and the ardent desire of my heart yearning to be at that place
  • where the fallen heads were crowned with the greatest martyrdom
  • adorned with jewels shedding light upon the ages and centuries past as they were separated from their bodies in the Path of God.
  • Say:
  • May the bright lights shining from the Abha Kingdom
  • Illuminate that brilliant sepulcher.
  • May the soft breezes blowing from the gardens
  • of the Most Sublime Paradise waft over that Most Luminous Spot.
  • That verdant garden,
  • that sublime meadow was honored by you.
  • O heads severed in the Path of your Lord!
  • O faces illuminated by the light of the Sun of Guidance!
  • O eyes brightened by turning towards
  • the Splendor of the Daystar of Thy Revelation!
  • O ears made receptive by listening to the Call of the Lord!
  • O nostrils invigorated by inhaling
  • the pure breath of the Guidance of God !
  • O palates refreshed by tasting every bitterness
  • yet sweetened in the path of the Love of God!
  • May my spirit be a sacrifice for you !
  • May my being be a sacrifice for you !
  • May my reality be a sacrifice for you !
  • O brilliant faces!
  • O heavenly souls!
  • O celestial severed heads!
  • O orbs of oneness!
  • O divine soldiers!
  • Blessed are ye!
  • Well done!
  • Glory be upon you!
  • Blessed are you for what you have done.
  • You offered up your possessions, your kindred
  • and your souls in the path of the Glory of God
  • for the love of His Most Exalted Beauty.
  • Praised be Thy Most Glorious Lord
  • as He hath created you,
  • and hath called you into being
  • and hath raised you up
  • from the tombs of self and desire
  • and hath enlisted you under the banner
  • of the Praise of God at the hour
  • when the Most Great Resurrection came to pass.
  • Then they were gladdened
  • when the earth was shaken by the great quake
  • and they were cheered by the Glad Tidings.
  • They were delighted
  • when the Call of God rose from the Highest Pinnacle
  • and they heard: “Am I not your Supreme Lord?”
  • and they responded: “Yes, our Lord !”
  • and they sacrificed their possessions
  • and they gave whatever was due to them
  • in this bright and luminous path.
  • They were torn to pieces by the hands of the ruthless.
  • Their bodies were scattered on the earth.
  • Their heads were severed from their bodies,
  • and hurled to the ground.
  • Then their heads were speared and carried aloft.
  • Their families were exiled to the town
  • where the birth of the Primal Point had taken place,
  • where the heads were raised aloft on spears
  • and were sent to this blessed and verdant land.
  • May my spirit be a sacrifice for you!
  • May my being be a sacrifice for you!
  • May my self be a sacrifice for you!
  • May my essence be a sacrifice for you!
  • O ye, noble heads of men,
  • martyrs in the Path of God,
  • O happy and blissful in this world
  • and in the world to come!
  • Upon you be His Glory.
  • Upon you be His Praise
  • Upon you be the assistance
  • and the bounty of your Supreme Lord.
  • 'Abdu’l-Bahá


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