O God, my God! Praise be unto Thee...

O God, my God!  Praise be unto Thee for kindling the fire of divine love in the Holy Tree on the summit of the loftiest mount: that Tree which is “neither of the East nor of the West,”¹ that fire which blazed out till the flame of it soared upward to the Concourse on high, and from it those realities caught the light of guidance, and cried out: “Verily have we perceived a fire on the slope of Mount Sinai.”²

O God, my God!  Increase Thou this fire, as day followeth day, till the blast of it setteth in motion all the earth.  O Thou, my Lord!  Kindle the light of Thy love in every heart, breathe into men's souls the spirit of Thy knowledge, gladden their breasts with the verses of Thy oneness.  Call Thou to life those who dwell in their tombs, warn Thou the prideful, make happiness worldwide, send down Thy crystal waters, and in the assemblage of manifest splendors, pass round that cup which is “tempered at the camphor fountain.”³

Verily, Thou art the Giving, the Forgiving, the Ever-Bestowing.  Verily, Thou art the Merciful, the Compassionate.


¹Qur’án 24:35.

²cf. Qur’án 28:29.

³Qur’án 76:5.