He is the Almighty
Risaleh‑ye Lubb al‑Lubab
Sayr wa Suluk‑e Uli al‑Albab
A Brief Introduction
and General Plan for Godward Wayfaring
بِسْمِ اللَهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ
وَصَلَّي اللَهُ عَلَي مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ الطَّاهِرِينَ
ولَعْنَةُ اللَهِ عَلَي أَعْدَائِهِمْ أَجْمَعِينَ
In the Name of Allah, the All‑Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
May God's blessings be upon Muhammad and his immaculate Household,
and may God's curse be upon all their enemies.
God, Exalted and Almighty, has said:
سَنُرِيهِمْ آيَاتِنَا فِي الْآفَاقِ وَفِي أَنفُسِهِمْ حَتَّى يَتَبَيَّنَ لَهُمْ أَنَّهُ الْحَقُّ أَوَلَمْ يَكْفِ بِرَبِّكَ أَنَّهُ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ شَهِيدٌ أَلَا إِنَّهُمْ فِي مِرْيَةٍ مِّن لِّقَاء رَبِّهِمْ أَلَا إِنَّهُ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ مُّحِيطٌ
We shall show them Our signs in the horizons and in themselves, till it is clear to them that it is the truth. Suffices it not, by thy Lord, that He is witness over everything? Indeed they are in doubt about the meeting with their Lord. Indeed He encompasses everything. (41:53‑54)
چه مبارك سحري بود وچه فرخنده شبي
آن شب قدر كه اين تازه براتم دادند
بي خود از شعشعة پرتو ذاتم كردند
باده از جام تجلّي صفاتم دادند
A blessed dawn! An auspicious night!
The night of destiny, when I was granted this pardon.
I was made besides myself, by the beams of the lights of the Essence,
And offered the cup of the Attributes' revelation.
The materialistic human being dwells in the dark wilderness of materialism, helpless in the midst of the shoreless sea of appetites and pluralities. Every moment he is knocked around by the waves of material attachments. Before he can recover his balance and pull himself up after being struck down by a wave, he is knocked down by another, a more fearsome and terrible wave arising from attachment to wealth, money, wife and children. These waves, with their perpetual assaults, draw him into the dark depths of this fearsome ocean and his cries .and laments are drowned in the uproar of its waves.
Wherever he looks around, he is threatened and intimidated by deprivation and regret, which are inalienable effects of transient matter.