Saturday, 28 April 2012

Two visitation prayers by the Bab for Subh-i-Azal

هو الفريد الوحيد الموتور
باسم ربّنا الازلي

Sunday, April 29th 2012, marks precisely 100 solar, Gregorian years from the ascension and passing of Subh-i-Azal in Cyprus. Below I offer two translations of two visitations prayers (ziyarat nameh) among a larger collection revealed by the Primal Point for Subh-i-Azal in the period roughly from August/September 1849 to July 1850. While there may be some confusion as to the Wahid/One being referred to before the commencement of the first prayer, the internal evidence of the prayer itself (particularly the titles by which its subject is being addressed by the Point of the Bayan) proves beyond any doubt that it is indeed Subh-i-Azal and not anyone else. These visitation prayers are part of the collection at found here,, and they are the prayers on pp. 7-9 and 20-21 respectively. Scans of the original are given below each prayer.

While somewhat similar in content, the high laudatory manner in which the Essence of the Seven Letters addresses and eulogizes His successor and Mirror should be noted, and especially how He addresses the enemies of His successor at the conclusion of each prayer. In each of these two prayers, without pulling any punches, the Point of the Bayan unequivocally curses the current and future enemies of Subh-i-Azal, paraphrasing Qur'an 26:227 each time, while invoking and prophesying their ultimate downfall!

Here below now I offer these two translations.

For the Primal One
In the Name of God the Singular, the One!
The salutations of God be upon Thee, O Pearl of Post-Eternity and the Robely Substance of Pre-Eternity and the Camphorated Leaf of Simplicity and the Fruit of the Paradise of Camphoration! I testify that verily Thou hast obeyed the Command of God in Truth and hath made victorious the Religion of God and hath proclaimed the Cause of God within Thee, [O] glimmering Visage of the Merciful! By Thee hath been upraised what God, Thy Lord, hath willed in the Distinction [furqán = qurán]! I testify to this that whosoever hath obeyed Thee is Light and whosoever hath disobeyed Thee is fire!

O my Master, Thy misfortunes hath indeed rent the hearts asunder, so to God do I offer the entreaties of my grief and sadness, for verily He is in Truth All-Knowing of all which is unseen. And do Thou forgive, O my Master and Sovereign of my words, from all that which is not in accord with Thy rank, for indeed there issues from the servant nothing but trespass upon trespass, for verily my existence is a trespass upon a trespass and my description in Thy presence an infraction upon an infraction and my [very] mention to Thee a sin upon a sin!

I verily testify that Thou art Light within the elevated loins of the most unapproachable sublimity and that indeed Thou art Luminosity within the splendiferous wombs of altitudinal loftiness! Nothing shall alter Thee and nothing shall change Thee! I testify that Thy being, as it bursts forth glowing, recounts the Robe of Pre-Eternity and that Thy essence, as it scintillates, bedazzles by that which shimmers from the First Mirror! I indeed testify that Thou art the mystery of the [divine] Authorization (qaḍa’) and its command, and the decree of the [divine] Realization (imḍá’) and its mystery; for verily Thou art the One Who hath been indicated by Thy Lord, the Lord of the Heavens and the earth, inasmuch as Thou hath ascended to a rank that none can surpass other than Thee! So [do Ye] guide, by the grace of God and His mercy, the people of guidance so that that they be [accounted as] amongst those who attained to the meeting of their Lord in devout certainty! And I testify that verily Thou art the One who hath been roused to the meeting of Thy Lord, and is faithful to God secretly and overtly, and hath made victorious the Cause of God with capable might upon Him, and upraised the Command of God by that which Thou art protector over the Cause of God, Thy Lord, and His attributes; for verily He, no other God is there besides Him, for He is the High, the Great!

And God hath cursed the people who have sought to destroy Thee! And God hath cursed the people who have oppressed Thee! And God hath cursed the people who have conspired to shed Thy blood! And God hath cursed the people who have consented to murder Thee! And God hath cursed the people who have not recognized Thy rank! And God hath cursed the people who have not made efforts to avenge Thee from Thy enemies, for God hath indeed cursed the people in whose hearts was not found love for Thee! So I offer the entreaties of my grief and sadness to God, for indeed God is observant over the servants! And those who have oppressed Thee shall learn with what an overturning they shall be overthrown, for verily we are from God and unto our Lord we are yearning!

For the Living, the High, the One, who is mentioned by His name the Magnificent (al-bahháj) in the Point of Pre-Eternity (nuqṭat’ul-azal)

In the Name of God the Innermost Mine (bismillah al-maknún al-makhzún)!
The purity of the purification of the [holy] preservation of the Splendour from the Lord of Splendour be upon Thee, O servant of Righteousness and the Justice adduced (al-‘adl al-munḥajij) and the shimmering Light! How shall I describe Thee, O my Master, or mention Thee, O my Liege! Thou hast indeed been faithful to God and His Versical-Signs, and Thou hast manifested the religion of God and its Words! I testify that Thou hath obeyed the Command of God in Truth, and hath striven for God as is truly worthy of striving for Him, and hath made the Cause of God victorious as is truly worthy of His victory! I verily testify that Thou art the mystery of the [divine] Will (mashí’a) in the Talismanic-Temple (haykal) of the [divine] Volition (iráda), and indeed Thou art the [divine] Authorization (qaḍá’) - the Visage of [the divine] Authorization! - within the Robe of the [divine] Determination (qaḍar) by the [consummation of the divine] Realization (imda’), for verily Thou art the secreted mystery (mustasirr) of the [divine] Allotment (ajall) within the directional bearing of the [divine] Book (kitáb) [as situated] upon the Mount of Resplendence (jabal al-saná’)!

Whosoever obeys Thee is Light and whosoever disobeys Thee is fire! I testify by everything which God hath accomplished within Thee and made to occur before Thee, and I testify to everything which hath been accomplished, hath occurred and been realized, for God shall be made victorious by Thy victory and the disappointment of God shall be from Thy disappointment and the recovery of God shall be from Thy recovery and the persistence of God shall be from Thy persistence! I testify indeed that Thou hast observed the Command of Thy Lord and hath been faithful to the Decree of Thy Master! Unchanged, Thou art alive by the Life of Thy Lord, and, unalterable, Thou shall be alive by the subsistence of Thy Creator! Unchanged and unalterable in the Pre-Eternity of pre-eternities, Thou art Alive and shall be Alive inasmuch as nothing resembles Thee and nothing shall be equivalent to Thee and nothing shall compare to Thee and nothing shall be of Thy like!

And forgive me, O my Master, from all that which is not in accord with Thy rank, for I proclaim with my words that verily indeed there issues from the servant nothing but sin upon sin; for indeed Thou forgiveth whosoever Thy willeth by the grace of Thy Lord and Thou absolveth whosoever Thy desireth by the justice of Thy master! And indeed whatsoever hath occurred is by the permission of Thy Lord over the Tablets of Truth - there is no doubt in Thee! - and whatsoever hath been accomplished is Just - there is no uncertainty towards Thee! - and whatsoever hath been realized is Veracity - there is no false innovation before Thee!

And the Peace of God and His Splendour be upon Thee, O servant of the fugitive and Liege of the One, for verily from my station I offer the highest prayer of benediction and the utmost salutations of peace upon Thee! And discharged [from these prayers and salutations] are those who have assaulted Thee and teamed up in bigotry against Thy right and have devastated Thy House and have created obturations  [against] the People of the House and have sown corruption in Thy Cause! Nor are they ashamed before God, Thy Creator! Verily indeed He shall take vengeance upon those who have assaulted the [path of] God and those who have sown corruption in the Cause of God and those who desire to extinguish the Light of God, for God hath willed that His Light be made complete, even though the infidels aver it! And those oppressors shall learn with what an overturning they shall be overthrown, for indeed no power and no strength is there save in God the Protector, the Peerless, for verily we are from God and unto Him we shall return!

Saturday, 21 April 2012

A poem from the Divan of Subh-i-Azal

There is no Day to my Night of separation apparent
What a Night that there is no hope of Day apparent!

The grief from the enemies blame is better than all griefs,

For whilst I am separated from the Friend I am not alone in the station of blame (malamat).

- Subh-i-Azal (d. 1912) (my translation)

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Günter Grass: a man of conscience


The recent outrage by Israel and its global Zionist lobby over German poet laureate Günter Grass' poem defending Iran against the "loud-mouthed" Israel and its threat of a preemptive military first-strike -- and especially his characterization of Israel as a threat to world peace -- is an instructive and sobering lesson in how the ZioNazi machine is holding the world hostage to its every whim. Below is a German translation into English and the original German poem. You be the judge as to whether this poem deserves the opprobrium being cast at its author. Below the German I offer also a Persian translation.

In English

What has to be said


 Günter Grass
Why do I stay silent, conceal for too long
What clearly is and has been
Practiced in war games, at the end of which we as survivors
Are at best footnotes.

It is the alleged right to first strike
That could annihilate the Iranian people--
Enslaved by a loud-mouth
And guided to organized jubilation--
Because in their territory,
It is suspected, a bomb is being built.

Yet why do I forbid myself
To name that other country
In which, for years, even if secretly,
There has been a growing nuclear potential at hand
But beyond control, because no testing is available?

The universal concealment of these facts,
To which my silence subordinated itself,
I sense as incriminating lies
And force--the punishment is promised
As soon as it is ignored;
The verdict of "anti-Semitism" is familiar.

Now, though, because in my country
Which from time to time has sought and confronted
The very crime
That is without compare
In turn on a purely commercial basis, if also
With nimble lips calling it a reparation, declares
A further U-boat should be delivered to Israel,
Whose specialty consists of guiding all-destroying warheads to where the existence
Of a single atomic bomb is unproven,
But through fear of what may be conclusive,
I say what must be said.

Why though have I stayed silent until now?
Because I think my origin,
Which has never been affected by this obliterating flaw,
Forbids this fact to be expected as pronounced truth
Of the country of Israel, to which I am bound
And wish to stay bound.

Why do I say only now,
Aged and with my last ink,
That the nuclear power of Israel endangers
The already fragile world peace?
Because it must be said
What even tomorrow may be too late to say;
Also because we--as Germans burdened enough--
Could be the suppliers to a crime
That is foreseeable, wherefore our complicity
Could not be redeemed through any of the usual excuses.

And granted: I am silent no longer
Because I am tired of the hypocrisy
Of the West; in addition to which it is to be hoped
That this will free many from silence,
Prompt the perpetrator of the recognized danger
To renounce violence and
Likewise insist
That an unhindered and permanent control
Of the Israeli nuclear potential
And the Iranian nuclear sites
Be authorized through an international agency
Of the governments of both countries.

Only this way are all, the Israelis and Palestinians,
Even more, all people, that in this
Region occupied by mania
Live cheek by jowl among enemies,
In the end also to help us.


Warum schweige ich, verschweige zu lange,
was offensichtlich ist und in Planspielen
geübt wurde, an deren Ende als Überlebende
wir allenfalls Fußnoten sind.

Es ist das behauptete Recht auf den Erstschlag,
der das von einem Maulhelden unterjochte
und zum organisierten Jubel gelenkte
iranische Volk auslöschen könnte,
weil in dessen Machtbereich der Bau
einer Atombombe vermutet wird.

Doch warum untersage ich mir,
jenes andere Land beim Namen zu nennen,
in dem seit Jahren - wenn auch geheimgehalten -
ein wachsend nukleares Potential verfügbar
aber außer Kontrolle, weil keiner Prüfung
zugänglich ist?

Das allgemeine Verschweigen dieses Tatbestandes,
dem sich mein Schweigen untergeordnet hat,
empfinde ich als belastende Lüge
und Zwang, der Strafe in Aussicht stellt,
sobald er mißachtet wird;
das Verdikt "Antisemitismus" ist geläufig.

Jetzt aber, weil aus meinem Land,
das von ureigenen Verbrechen,
die ohne Vergleich sind,
Mal um Mal eingeholt und zur Rede gestellt wird,
wiederum und rein geschäftsmäßig, wenn auch
mit flinker Lippe als Wiedergutmachung deklariert,
ein weiteres U-Boot nach Israel
geliefert werden soll, dessen Spezialität
darin besteht, allesvernichtende Sprengköpfe
dorthin lenken zu können, wo die Existenz
einer einzigen Atombombe unbewiesen ist,
doch als Befürchtung von Beweiskraft sein will,
sage ich, was gesagt werden muß.

Warum aber schwieg ich bislang?
Weil ich meinte, meine Herkunft,
die von nie zu tilgendem Makel behaftet ist,
verbiete, diese Tatsache als ausgesprochene Wahrheit
dem Land Israel, dem ich verbunden bin
und bleiben will, zuzumuten.

Warum sage ich jetzt erst,
gealtert und mit letzter Tinte:
Die Atommacht Israel gefährdet
den ohnehin brüchigen Weltfrieden?
Weil gesagt werden muß,
was schon morgen zu spät sein könnte;
auch weil wir - als Deutsche belastet genug -
Zulieferer eines Verbrechens werden könnten,
das voraussehbar ist, weshalb unsere Mitschuld
durch keine der üblichen Ausreden
zu tilgen wäre.

Und zugegeben: ich schweige nicht mehr,
weil ich der Heuchelei des Westens
überdrüssig bin; zudem ist zu hoffen,
es mögen sich viele vom Schweigen befreien,
den Verursacher der erkennbaren Gefahr
zum Verzicht auf Gewalt auffordern und
gleichfalls darauf bestehen,
daß eine unbehinderte und permanente Kontrolle
des israelischen atomaren Potentials
und der iranischen Atomanlagen
durch eine internationale Instanz
von den Regierungen beider Länder zugelassen wird.

Nur so ist allen, den Israelis und Palästinensern,
mehr noch, allen Menschen, die in dieser
vom Wahn okkupierten Region
dicht bei dicht verfeindet leben
und letztlich auch uns zu helfen.



 آنچه باید گفته شود

چرا خاموشم؟ چرا زمانی دراز ناگفته گذاشتم چیزی را که عیان است؟
و چرا سخن نگفتم از "بازی جنگ" که طبق نقشه آن را تمرین کرده‌اند؟
از آن بازی که اگر در پایان آن جانی به در برده باشیم، چیزی نیستیم جز یاداشتی در حاشیه
ادعا می‌شود که زدن ضربه اول به مردم ایران و چه بسا محو کردن آنها از صحنه گیتی حق است،
زیرا گمان می‌رود در قلمرو مردی گزافه‌گو که خلقی اسیر در یوغ خود را به هلهله‌های اجباری وا داشته،
یک بمب اتمی ساخته می‌شود
ولی چرا به خود اجازه نمی‌دهم نام آن کشور دیگر را بر زبان آورم؟
کشوری که سالهاست قدرت اتمی فزاینده‌ای در اختیار دارد ــ هرچند پنهان از نظرها ــ
ولی بیرون از عرصه نظارت،
چرا؟ چون بازرسی ممکن نیست؟
همه خاموشند، حقیقتی را ناگفته می‌گذارند،
من نیز به پیروی از این سکوت فراگیر لب فروبسته‌ام ،
احساس می‌کنم این دروغی است سنگین که بر من تحمیل شده است،
هر آن که از این اجبار تخطی شود، با کیفر مجازات روبرو می‌شوم
بله، همه با داغ "یهودی‌ستیزی" آشنا هستند
اما این زمان از سرزمین من،
خاستگاه جنایتی بی‌مانند، که همیشه باید پاسخگوی آن باشد
قرار است باز هم زیردریایی دیگری به اسرائیل فرستاده شود 
همراه با سخنانی سرسری به مکافات بدی‌های گذشته.
هنر آن زیردریایی این است که
می‌تواند با کلاهک‌های دقیق خود همه چیز را در سرزمینی نابود کند
که در آن وجود یک بمب اتمی هرگز به اثبات نرسیده است
پس اینک می‌گویم آنچه باید گفت.
ولی چرا تا کنون سکوت کرده بودم؟
چون فکر می‌کردم زادۀ سرزمینی هستم که لکه‌ای نازدودنی بر دامن دارد
و همین بود که مرا از گفتن حقیقت باز می‌داشت
و نمی‌خواستم نام اسرائیل را بر زبان برانم
که خود را با آن همبسته می‌دانم و به آن وفادار خواهم ماند.
پس چرا حالا، پیرانه سر و با آخرین قطره‌های جوهر قلم می‌نویسم:
اسرائیل اتمی برای صلح جهانی، که خود صلحی است شکننده، خطرناک است.
امروز باید گفت آنچه را که فردا گفتنش دیر است
و چون ما ــ به عنوان آلمانی به حد کافی بار بر دوش داریم ــ
می‌توانیم تحویل‌دهنده وسیله‌ای گردیم که عواقب آن قابل پیش‌بینی است
و نباید با عذر و بهانه در بار این گناه شرکت کنیم.
اعتراف می‌کنم من: دیگر ساکت نخواهم ماند
زیرا تزویر و سالوس غرب دیگر برایم قابل‌تحمل نیست،
و این امید را نیز در دل دارم که بسیاری دیگر زندان سکوت را بشکنند
و از این کانون خوف و خطر بخواهند که از خشونت چشم بپوشد
و همه مصرانه از او بخواهند
به مرجعی بین‌المللی امکان داده شود
تا پیوسته و بدون قید و شرط
قدرت اتمی اسرائیل و تاسیسات اتمی ایران زیر نظارت قرار گیرند.
تنها این گونه است که می توان به همه کمک کرد،
به اسرائیلی‌ها و فلسطینی‌ها
و بیش از آن به همه کسانی که در عین دشمنی کنار هم زندگی می‌کنند
در منطقه‌ای که به تسخیر جنون در آمده است
و بدانیم که این سان به خود نیز کمک کرده‌ایم

Whether in the original German or English translation this poem hardly says anything. Yet the German and international Jewish dominated corporate press are presently all over this poor man castigating him and even hurling canards back and forth calling him an anti-semite. 

This incident should throw light on the fact that in Israel and in the Zionist controlled Western corporate media we are dealing with warmongering Fascists of the same ruthlessness and calibre as the Nazis. I have argued many times that one of the most dangerous Fascisms of our time is in fact Zionism (which should more appropriately be dubbed ZioNazism) of which (other than British Fascism) all other contemporary Fascisms imbibe from its wellspring, given that Israel is truly nothing more than National Socialist Germany revisited in a pretended Jewish garb.

The sheer Orwellian scope of what Israel and the Zionist lobby does to whoever in the West has the temerity to criticize its adventurist and criminal warmongering in print -- even if they be a poet laureate -- should tell us that we are indeed face to face with the exact same malefic evil, the same demon and Beast, which did not bat an eyelid when sending 6 million plus human beings to their deaths in a 'Final Solution' during WWII.

Today I am more convinced than ever that we will never have peace in the Middle East or much of the rest of the world so long as Israel stands.

Down with ZioNazism!