`Abd al-Wahhāb Qazvini
A Tablet of the Bab to the erudite mujtahid and perhaps crypto-Babi `Abd al-Wahhāb Qazvini (d.c. 1265/1847 or c. 1270/1853) as transmitted by Muhammad Kazim Samandar (1844-d.1918) in his Tarikh (History), the Tarikh-i Samandar (1st edition 2nd ed. , p. XXX-X)
Beta Translation Stephen Lambden frpm the Arabic-Persian text printed in Tarikh-i Samandar, XX (reproduced above).
In Progress - under revision -last corrected 25-07-2021.
He is God
Exalted be His Mighty Modus Operandi.
[To] His Eminence, One Sacred (jinab qudsi), an address to the Most Noble of the Pilgrims (khitab ashraf al-Hajj), the very esteemed Qiblah [itself] (qiblah-i muhtaram), Hajji `Abd al-Wahhab, may God perpetuate His Luminous (munuwwar) Benevolence [towards him].
He is God, Exalted be He!
O Qibla of Benevolence (qiblih-i mu`ayyad) and the Locus of Obedient Glorification (muta`-i mumajjad), may God forevermore perpetuate thy bounty (fadl). While it was the case that thou failed to attain [in Siyah Dehan near Qazvin] to the human persona [form, surat = the Bab] which is an expression of the nobility of the Divine Presence (sharaf-i hudur), nonetheless by virtue of the decree of the spirits (hukm al-arwah), the hosts of the army assembled expressive of a stream of loving kindness (junud-i mujannadah-i rishtah-i muhabbat) thou indeed attained a union worthy of remembrance. It was such that through the Will of God (mashiyyat Allah) and His Almighty Power (qudrat), such was the caue of the dissipation [uplifting of intervening] darkness...