luminous reciters of God’s names lined up in the past and the future, repeat the same words, and through their consensus as though declare: “You speak the truth and what you say is right!” What false idea has the power to intrude on a claim that is thus affirmed and corroborated by thousands?
Just as that luminous proof of divine unity is affirmed by the unanimity and consensus of those two wings, so was he confirmed and corroborated by hundreds of allusions in such revealed scriptures as the Torah and Bible.1 So too, the thousands of signs that appeared before the beginning of his mission, and the well-known tidings of the voices from the Unseen and the unanimous testimony of the soothsayers, the indications of the thousands of his miracles such as the Splitting of the Moon, and the justice of Shari‘a, all confirmed and corroborated him. Similarly, in his person, his laudable morals, which were at the peak of perfection; and in his duties, his complete confidence and elevated qualities, which were of the highest excellence; and his extraordinary fear of God, worship, seriousness, and fortitude, which demonstrated the strength of his belief, and his total certainty and his complete steadfastness – these all showed as clearly as the sun how utterly faithful he was to his cause.
If you wish, come! Let us go to Arabian Peninsula, to the Era of Bliss! In our imaginations, we shall see him at his duties and visit him. Look! We see a person distinguished by his fine character and beautiful form. In his hand is a miraculous book and on his tongue, a truthful address; he is delivering a pre-eternal sermon to all mankind, indeed, to man, jinn, and the angels, and to all beings. He solves and expounds the obscure riddle of the world’s creation; he discovers and solves the abstruse talisman which is the mystery of the universe; and he provides convincing and satisfying answers to the three awesomely difficult questions that are asked of all beings and have always bewildered and occupied minds: “Where do you come from? What are you doing here? Where are you going?”
See! He spreads such a light of truth that if you look at the universe as being outside the luminous sphere of his truth and guidance, you see it to
In his Risale-i Hamidiye, Husain Jisri found one hundred and fourteen indications in those scriptures. If this many remained after the texts had been corrupted, there must surely have been many explicit mentions previously.