and results in different and miraculous ways for numerous instances of wisdom, such as verification and persuasion, does not arise from restricted speech or intellectual deficiency or lack of capital. Nor does the repetition of such matters as the pillars of belief comprising thousands of truths each of which is infinitely valuable, in order to establish them in the hearts of the mass of people in particular. For the Qur’an proceeds from the endless, infinite pre-eternal treasury of divine speech, and being turned to the Manifest World on account of the World of the Unseen, speaks with man and the jinn, spirits, and the angels, resounding in the ears of each person. If the seas were ink, sentient beings scribes, plants pens, and particles the pens’ nibs for counting the words of pre-eternal speech, the source of the Qur’an, they would still never come to the end of them. For they are finite, while divine speech is infinite.”
F o u r t h W o r d : It is clear that the issuing of speech from something unexpected increases the speech’s effectiveness and makes it heeded. The speech-like voices of large bodies like the clouds and the atmosphere in particular make everyone listen to them. The sounds of a gramophone the size of a mountain would attract attention even more. The heavenly voice of the Qur’an, which takes the levels of the heavens as gramophone records, issues forth to make the head of the globe of the earth listen to it. And with the power of the radio, the molecules of air become like the receivers and transmitters of its letters. The verse alludes to the fact that the air molecules each become mirrors, tongues, needle points, and ears for the All-Wise Qur’an’s letters, and indicates how important, valuable, significant, and living those letters are, saying: “The Qur’an, which is divine speech, is so living and valuable that if all the seas were to become ink, and the angels scribes, and minute particles points, and plants and hairs pens to the number of the ears that listen to it and hear it, and to the number of the sacred words that enter those ears, they could still never come to the end of them.”
No, they could never come to the end of them, because if Almighty God multiplies man’s weak, lifeless speech millions of times in the air, for sure each word of the speech of that Peerless Sovereign of the heavens and earth, which looks to all the earth and the heavens and addresses all the conscious beings within them, will comprise words to the numbers of particles of air.
F i f t h W o r d : This consists of two letters.
The First Letter: Just as the divine attribute of speech has words, so does power have embodied words, and knowledge too has wise words of divine determining; these consist of all beings. Living beings, and small