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Holy Kitab I Iqan

English translation provided by Bahai World Center
taken from http://www.sacred-texts.com/bhi/iqa.htm
Arabic text taken from
http://www.h-net.org/~bahai/areprint/baha/G-L/I/iqan1893/iqan1893.htm

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Gracious God! So great is the folly and perversity of the people, that they have turned their face toward their own thoughts and desires, and have turned their back upon the knowledge and will of God-hallowed and glorified be His name!

Be fair: Were these people to acknowledge the truth of these luminous words and holy allusions, and recognize God as "Him that doeth whatsoever He pleaseth," how could they continue to cleave unto these glaring absurdities? Nay, with all their soul, they would accept and submit to whatsoever He saith. I swear by God! But for the divine Decree, and the inscrutable dispensations of Providence, the earth itself would have utterly destroyed all this people! "He will, however, respite them until the appointed time of a known day."

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