TB- Surat al-Ashab I Translation +

Sūrat al-Ahsab (The Surah of the Companions)

or Lawh-i Habib (Tablet for the Beloved One) of Mirza Husayn `Ali Nuri, Baha'-Allah for Mirza Aqa-yi Munib, Habib, the One Beloved.

Edirne dating to c. 1864-5.

Translation

Stephen Lambden UC Merced.

In progress 18-10-2015

 

The Sūrat al-Ahsab (The Surah of the Companions) or Lawh-i Habib (Tablet for the Beloved One) was written during the early Edirne (Adrionople) period (c. 1864-5) for Mirza Aqa-yi Munib.

 

In the Name of God, the Splendid, the All-Glorious, the All-Glorious.

(bismillah al-bahiyy al-abha al-abha).

H-B.

[Habib]  

Hearken unto the Call of God (nida'-Allah) coming from the direction of the Divine Throne (al-`arsh) with verses expressing [God being] the Help in Peril, One Pre-Existent (al-muqaddam) and One All-Knowing  (al-`alim).

 

This Tablet concludes with the following address :

Say: By God! On account of their names, there is a sounding of the Bell (al-naqus) and the Bird of Paradise (dik al-firdaws) warbleth forth ...