of the Seventh Matter
[This is to banish any doubts that have arisen or may arise concerning the signs from the Unseen apparent in the form of the above eight divine favours, and describes a further divine favour and its mighty mystery]
This conclusion consists of four points.
We claimed in the Seventh Matter of the Twenty-Eighth Letter that we saw a sign from the Unseen, called the Eighth Favour, which we perceived in the seven or eight universal, immaterial divine favours, and a manifestation of that sign in the embroideries known as the coincidences (tevâfukat). And we claim that those seven or eight universal divine favours are so powerful and certain that each on its own proves those signs from the Unseen. If, to suppose the impossible, some appear weak, or are denied even, it will not damage the certainty of that sign from the Unseen. A person who cannot deny the divine favours, cannot deny the signs. But because people differ in respect of their level, and because the most numerous level, the mass of people, rely mostly on what they see, since the coincidences are not the most powerful but the most apparent of the eight divine favours – certainly the others are more powerful but since this is more general – I have been compelled to expound a truth by way of comparing them, with the intention of dispelling those doubts. It is like this:
We said concerning the apparent divine favour that so many coincidences appeared in the word “Qur’an” and the phrase “God’s Noble Messenger, Upon whom be blessings and peace” in the treatise we had written that no doubt remained that they had been ordered intentionally and given mutually corresponding positions. Our evidence that the will and intention is not ours is that we became aware of them only three or four years later. In which case, as a work of divine favour, the will and intention pertain to the Unseen. This singular situation was bestowed solely to corroborate the miraculousness of the Qur’an and of Muhammad (UWBP), and in the form of the coincidences involving those two words. In addition to the blessedness of these two words being a ratifying stamp of the Qur’an’s miracu