The Lawh-i Laylat al-Quds
(The Tablet of the Sacred Night). c. 1865-6?) of Mirza Husayn `Ali Nuri, Baha'-Allah
Stephen N. Lambden In progress 30-08-2015>
There are a number of Arabic and Persian scriptural Tablets of Mirza Husayn `Ali Nuri, Baha'-Allah associated with a `Laylat al-quds' a `Night of Holiness' or a `Sacred Night'. One of the Persian-Arabic texts of of Mirza Husayn `Ali Nuri, Baha'-Allah known as the Lawh-i Laylat al-Quds or `The Tablet of the Sacred Night' was written in Edirne-Adrianople around 1865-6?). In the printed edition in the hand of Mishkin Qalam entitled Iqtidarat is spans some five and a half pages. As printed in Iqtidarat this scriptural Tablet opens with the following Arabic basmala declaring that the Name of God might enlivened the hearts of the Supreme Concourse ( al-mala' al-a`la) followed by an Arabic devotional passage.
"In the Name of He through whose remembrance Life bestowed upon the hearts of the Supreme Concourse (al-mala' al-a`la)"
Unto Thee be Glorification, O my God! Thou witnesseth and Thou seeth ...