The Twenty-Ninth Letter
[The Twenty-Ninth Letter consists of nine sections. This, the First Section, contains nine points.]
In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate.
And there is nothing but it glorifies Him with praise!(17:44)
My Dear, Loyal Brother and True Friend in the Service of the Qur’an!
This time in your letter you want an answer to an important question which neither my time nor my state of mind permit me to answer.
My brother! Praise be to God, this year the numbers of those writing out the treatises have grown considerably. The copies come to me for the second correction and I am busy doing them speedily from morning to evening. Other important jobs remain undone but I consider this duty to be far more important. The heart predominates over the reason in the months of Sha‘ban and Ramadan in particular, and the spirit becomes animated. So I shall postpone this important matter to another time and write to you about it gradually whenever my heart is inspired by Almighty God’s mercy. For now I shall explain three points.1
The idea expressed as: “The All-Wise Qur’an’s mysteries are not known; the Qur’anic commentators have not understood its reality” has two aspects, and there are two groups of people who say it:
The First are the people of truth and the exacting scholars. They say: “The Qur’an is an unending, inexhaustible treasury. Every era both submits to and accepts its established, incontestible matters, and receives its share of its hidden truths as a sort of supplement; it cannot trespass on the shares
The nine points were finally completed.