The Thirtieth Word
[This Word explains the talisman of creation by solving an important talisman of the All-Wise Qur’an. It is an explanation of ‘Ene’1 and ‘Zerre’2 to the extent of an ‘Alif’3 and a ‘Point’.4 It consists of two Aims. The first of these concerns the nature and result of the human ‘I’, and the second, the motion and duties of minute particles.]
In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate.
We did indeed offer the Trust to the heavens, and the earth, and the mountains; but they refused to undertake it being afraid thereof. But man assumed it; indeed, he is most unjust, most foolish.5
We shall indicate a single jewel from the great treasure of this verse, as follows.
The ‘I’ is one component, one aspect, of the numerous aspects of the ‘Trust’, from the bearing of which the sky, earth, and mountains shrank, and of which they were frightened. Indeed, from the time of Adam until now, the ‘I’ has been the seed of a terrible tree of Zaqqum6 and at the same time, of a luminous tree of Tuba,7 which shoot out branches around the world of mankind. Before attempting to elucidate this vast truth, we shall give an explanation by way of an introduction which will facilitate the understanding of it.
The Turkish for ‘I’ or ‘ego’. To avoid confusion with other interpretations, ‘ene’ has been translated throughout as the ‘I’, and ‘enaniyet’ as ‘I-ness’. [Tr.]
The Turkish for a mote, atom, or particle. [Tr.]
The first letter of the Arabic alphabet consisting of a vertical stroke, (Ç). [Tr.]
The equivalent of the dot in English, also indicating a small quantity. [Tr.]
See, Qur’an, 37:62; 44:43; 56:52.
See, Qur’an, 13:29.