Mim. Ta. Sin., and Alif. Lam. Mim. that they should each be switches among the particles of the air for causing the wires of the hidden, subtle relations to vibrate and so be the means of the immaterial sacred wireless and telecommunications between the earth and divine throne; it is entirely reasonable that this should be their function.
In addition to the duties of all particles of the air dispersed throughout the world, their conforming to the commands in connection with such things as wirelesses, radios, telephones, and telegraphs, and acting as receivers and conductors of subtle forces such as electricity – I conjectured and observed even a further duty in the blossom of my almond-tree. The state the tree acquired through the touch of the air in the blowing breeze – with its particles like receivers conforming to the same command at the same instant – and all the trees on the face of the earth like a disciplined army, afforded me a conviction as certain as two plus two equals four.
That is to say, the air is a swift and agile servant on the face of the earth, tending the guests of the Most Merciful and Compassionate One. Resembling radio and telephone receivers and soldiers under orders, all its particles deliver the sacred commands of that Most Merciful One to the plants and animals. At the command of “‘Be!’ and it is,” they carry out numerous orderly duties such as acting as fans for those creatures, aiding their respiration; that is, after performing the duty of purifying their blood, the water of life, and kindling their bodily heat, the fire of life, they emerge from them and are the means of forming words in their mouths.
As a result of this quality of the air, when letters, the beings of the air, acquire sacredness; that is, when they take up the position of being receivers; that is, they take up the position of receivers because they are letters of the Qur’an, and become like switches, and even more so when the letters at the start of some Suras become the sensitive central switches of those hidden relations, just as their existences in the air possess this quality, so their existences in the mind and even as inscriptions have a share in it. That is to say, like physical medicines, healing cures and other purposes may be achieved by reading and writing those letters.
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