In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate
All praise be to God, the Sustainer of All the Worlds,
and blessings and peace be upon our master Muhammad,
and on all his Family and Companions.
1. The prescription for a sick age, an ailing nation, an ill member, is to follow the Qur’an.
2. The prescription for a glorious though unfortunate continent, an illustrious though hapless state, a noble though ownerless people, is Islamic Unity.
3. Someone who lacks the strength to raise and turn the earth and all the stars and suns as though they were the beads of a tesbih cannot lay claim to creating anything in the universe. For everything is tied to everything else.
4. The raising to life of all animate beings at the resurrection of the dead can be no more difficult for divine power than restoring to life a fly in the spring, heavy with the death-stained sleep of winter. For pre-eternal power is essential; it does not change; impotence cannot penetrate it; obstacles cannot intervene in it; there can be no degrees in it; everything is the same in relation to it.
5. Whoever created the mosquito’s eye, created the sun.
6. Whoever ordered the flea’s stomach, ordered the solar system.
7. There is such miraculousness in the universe’s compilation that if to suppose the impossible all natural causes possessed will and the power to act, they would still prostrate in utter impotence before such miraculousness, exclaiming: “Glory be unto You! We have no power; indeed You are the Mighty, the Wise!”
8. An actual effect has not been given to causes, for divine unity and glory require it to be thus. Only, in the outer aspect of things, causes are a veil to the hand of power; and this, divine dignity and grandeur require, so that in the superficial view the hand of power should not be seen to be directly in contact with lowly things.
9. The inner dimensions of things, where divine power has its connection, are transparent and pure.
10. The Manifest World is a lace veil strewn over the Worlds of the Unseen.
11. An infinite power sufficient to create all the universe is necessary to create a single point and set it in its place. For every letter of this