4: Despite our overwhelming sorrows and ...
Despite our overwhelming sorrows and afflictions, our heart-burning and depth of woes,
you are always in our thoughts and we call to mind
your cheerful face. When we visit the Most Holy
Shrine, the Point round which revolve the people of
the world, we offer our prayers, and visit that Sacred
Spot on your behalf, and on behalf of all the friends,
particularly the well-assured, the faithful and loyal
handmaids of the Merciful. We have prayed and will
continue to pray at the Threshold of the Tomb of the
Blessed Beauty for your success, and that of your
relatives. Likewise in the presence of `Him Whom
God hath purposed' you are always remembered.
Several days ago He retired to the Cave of Khidr,
and that verdant spot has been blessed by the steps of
our Master, `Him round Whom all names revolve'.
He intends to stay there for a while, so that He may
have some respite from His countless concerns and
For the most part your previous letters have been
answered, but you have not acknowledged receipt.
This letter is in reply to your recent missive, so that
you will be confident that we are, under all conditions,
thinking of you.
Should you enquire about these bereaved ones,
through the grace of the Lord and the bounties of
His divine Mystery, we are all well, but our grief
knows no bounds. We supplicate at the Threshold of
the Eternal and Almighty Beloved that He may
unlock before us the doors of delight, awaken the
heedless and those in deep slumber, and grant the
exponents of violation a sense of justice, so that its
dust may settle down, that this dissension be wiped
out, and once again we may taste the sweetness of
the days of bliss.
O Lord! Graciously enable this servant of Thine as
well as those who supplicate tearfully before Thy
face and have turned towards Thee in their affliction
to achieve unity, harmony, friendliness and fellowship,
that they may magnify Thy virtues in the
daytime and in the night season, may chant Thy holy
words, may recite verses from Thy heavenly Book,
may eagerly set their hearts toward the retreats of
Thy holiness, yearning to behold the vision of Thy
grandeur. O Lord! Fulfil their hearts' desires, gladden
their bosoms with the shining splendour of the
Centre of Thy Covenant, illumine their eyes and
rejoice their souls with the goodly gifts of the light of
harmony. Verily Thou art the Lord of the Day of