[A short, private letter that may be added as a supplement to the Third Matter of the Twenty-Eighth Letter.]
My Brothers of the Hereafter and Hard-Working Students, Husrev Efendi and Re’fet Bey!
We perceived three instances of Qur’anic wonder-working in the lights of the Qur’an known as the Words. Now through your effort and enthusiasm, you have caused a fourth to be added. The three I know are these:
T h e F i r s t is the extraordinary ease and speed in their writing. The Nineteenth Letter was written in two or three days working for three or four hours each day making a total of twelve hours, without any other book, in the mountains and orchards. The Thirtieth Word was written in five or six hours at a time of illness. The Twenty-Eighth Word, the discussion on Paradise, was written in one or two hours in Süleyman’s garden in the valley. Tevfik, Süleyman and I were astonished at this speed. And so on. And just as there is this wonder of the Qur’an in their composition …
T h e S e c o n d, … so too in their being written out and copied there is an extraordinary facility, enthusiasm, and lack of boredom. One of these Words appears, and suddenly, although there are many things at this time to weary the mind and spirit, people in many places start to write it out with total enthusiasm. They prefer it to anything else despite other pressing occupations. And so on.
T h e T h i r d Q u r ’ a n i c W o n d e r : The reading of the Words does not cause boredom either. Especially when one feels the need for them; the more one reads them, the more pleasure one receives, feeling no weariness.
Now you have proved a fourth Qur’anic wonder. A brother like Husrev who was lazy and although for five years he had heard about the Words, did not start writing them seriously, in one month wrote out fourteen books beautifully and carefully, which was doubtless the fourth wonder of the Qur’an’s mysteries. He perfectly appreciated the value of the Thirty-Three Windows in particular, the Thirty-Third Letter, since it was written out most beautifully and carefully. Yes, it is a most powerful, brilliant piece for gaining knowledge of God and belief in God. Only, the first Windows are very concise and abbreviated, while the subsequent ones gradually unfold and shine more brilliantly. Contrarily to other writings, most of the Words start off concisely and gradually expand and illuminate.