pages of summer and winter; and to make the moon, like the hour-hands which shines on the large clocks on minarets and towers, an hour-hand of time’s mighty clock on the dome of the heavens, and to make it move through its mansions with precise balance and perfect measure in the form of many varying crescents so that it leaves one crescent one night and then later returns to collect it; and to adorn the beautiful face of the sky with stars that twinkle and smile in the dome of the heavens, all these are signs of the unlimited sovereignty of a sustaining dominicality. They are indications of a majestic Divinity which makes Itself known to conscious creatures. They invite those who think to believe and to affirm Divine unity.
Look upon the coloured page of the book of the universe;
See what forms the golden pen of power has traced.
No dark point remains for the gaze of the heart’s eye;
It is as if God as inscribed His signs with light.
Look! What a miracle of wisdom is the amazing universe!
Look! What a wondrous spectacle is the vastness of space!
Then listen to the stars, listen to their harmonious address!
See what wisdom has emblazed on the decree of its light.
Altogether they start to speak with the tongue of truth,
They address the majesty of the All-Powerful, All-Glorious One’s sovereignty:
We are each of us light-scattering proofs of the existence of our Maker,
We are witnesses both to His unity and His power,
We are subtle miracles
gilding the face of the skies for the angels to gaze upon.
We are the innumerable attentive eyes of the heavens
which watch the earth, which study Paradise.
We are the innumerable exquisite fruits
which the hand of wisdom of the All-Glorious and Beauteous One
To the celestial portion of the tree of creation,
to all the branches of the Milky Way.
For the inhabitants of the heavens,
we are each of us a travelling mosque, a spinning house, a lofty home,
Each is an illumining lamp, a mighty ship, an aeroplane.
We are each of us a miracle of power, a wonder of creative art
Created by the Powerful One of Perfection, the All-Wise One of Glory;
A rarity of His wisdom, a marvel of His creation, a world of light.
We demonstrated to mankind innumerable proofs,