The world’s equilibrium hath been upset through the vibrating influence of this most great, this new World Order. Mankind’s ordered life hath been revolutionized through the agency of this unique, this wondrous System—the like of which mortal eyes have never witnessed.

Immerse yourselves in the ocean of My words, that ye may unravel its secrets, and discover all the pearls of wisdom that lie hid in its depths. Take heed that ye do not vacillate in your determination to embrace the truth of this Cause—a Cause through which the potentialities of the might of God have been revealed, and His sovereignty established. With faces beaming with joy, hasten ye unto Him. This is the changeless Faith of God, eternal in the past, eternal in the future. Let him that seeketh, attain it; and as to him that hath refused to seek it—verily, God is Self-Sufficient, above any need of His creatures.


قَدِ اضْطَرَبَ النَّظْمُ مِنْ هَذَا النَّظْمِ الْأَعْظَمِ وَاخْتَلَفَ التَّرْتِيبُ بِهَذَا الْبَدِيعِ الَّذِي مَا شَهِدَتْ عَيْنُ الْإِبْدَاعِ شِبْهَهُ

اِغْتَمِسُواْ فِي بَحْرِ بَيَانِي لَعَلَّ تَطَّلِعُونَ بِمَا فِيهِ مِنْ لَئَالِئِ الْحِکْمَةِ وَالْأَسْرَارِ إِيَّاکُمْ أَنْ تَوَقَّفُواْ فِي هَذَا الْأَمْرِ الَّذِي بِهِ ظَهَرَتْ سَلْطَنَةُ اللهِ وَاقْتِدَارِهِ اُسْرُعُواْ إِلَيْهِ بِوُجُوهٍ بَيْضَاءٍ هَذَا دِينُ اللهِ مِنْ قَبْلُ وَمِنْ بَعْدُ مَنْ أَرَادَ فَلْيُقْبِلْ وَمَنْ لَمْ يُرِدْ فَإِنَّ اللهَ لَغَنِيٌّ عَنِ الْعَالَمِينَ

حضرة بهاءالله

These iconic verses from the Kitáb-i-Aqdas were translated by Shoghi Effendi and first published in Gleanings from the Writings of Baháʼuʼlláh LXX.

Original Sources

  • The source for the English translation can be found here
  • The source for the original Arabic text can be found here

Further References