O thou who art turning thy face towards God! Close thine eyes to all things else, and open them to the realm of the All-Glorious. Ask whatsoever thou wishest of Him alone; seek whatsoever thou seekest from Him alone. With a look He granteth a hundred thousand hopes, with a glance He healeth a hundred thousand incurable ills, with a nod He layeth balm on every wound, with a glimpse He freeth the hearts from the shackles of grief. He doeth as He doeth, and what recourse have we? He carrieth out His Will, He ordaineth what He pleaseth. Then better for thee to bow down thy head in submission, and put thy trust in the All-Merciful Lord.


ای متوجّه الی الله چشم از جميعِ ما سوی بر بند و به ملكوتِ ابهی بر گشا آنچه خواهی از او خواه و آنچه طلبی از او طلب بنظری صد هزار حاجاتت روا نمايد و به التفاتی صد هزار درد بی‌درمان دوا كند به انعطافی زخم‌ها را مرهم نهد و به نگاهی دل‌ها را از قيدِ غم برهاند آنچه كند او كند ما چه توانيم كرد يَفْعَلُ مَا يَشَاء وَ يَحْكُمُ مَا يُرِيد است پس سرِ تسليم نِهْ و توكّل بر ربِّ رحيم بِهْ

حضرت عبدالبهاء

This humbling Tablet of ʻAbdu’l-Bahá is a favorite of Persian-speaking Baháʼís.

Original Sources

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

Further References