The Seventh Matter,
which is the Seventh Part
In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate.
Say: “In the bounty of God, and in His mercy, in that let them rejoice;” that is better than the [wealth] they hoard.(10:58)
[This matter consists of seven “Signs,” but firstly, in order to recount a number of divine bounties, we shall explain seven “Reasons,” which disclose the meanings of several divine favours.]
First Reason: Before the Great War, or around the beginning of it, I had a true vision. In it, I was under the famous mountain of A€r›, known as Mount Ararat. The mountain suddenly exploded with a terrible blast. Pieces the size of mountains were scattered all over the world. I looked and saw that in that awful situation, my mother was beside me. I said to her: “Don’t be frightened. This is happening at Almighty God’s command, and He is All-Compassionate and All-Wise.” Suddenly, while in that situation, I saw that a person of importance was commanding me: “Expound the Qur’an’s miraculousness!” I awoke and I understood that there was going to be a great explosion and upheaval, and that following it the walls surrounding the Qur’an would be destroyed. The Qur’an would then defend itself directly. It was going to be attacked and its miraculousness would be its steel armour. And in a way surpassing his ability, someone like myself would be appointed at this time to reveal one sort of its miraculousness; I understood that I had been designated.
Since the Qur’an’s miraculousness has been expounded to an extent in the Words, to set forth the divine favours received in our service, which are sorts of blessings and emanations of its miraculousness, will surely assist it and pass to its account, and should therefore be set forth.
Second Reason: The All-Wise Qur’an is our guide, master, and leader, and shows us the way in all our conduct. So since it praises itself, following its instruction, we shall praise its commentary.