THE DAY STAR
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
There is no God, except Allah! Woe to those who build unrighteousness and oppression, and lay deceit as a foundation. The building of Zion will be shaken, for they built their house with sin and by the sword! That building shall not remain!
Their hearts are far removed from me, and they seek to hide their counsel from the Lord! They cover up their works in darkness, and say: “He is naught!” ….. But this will not be forever — for they shall be suddenly overthrown and have no peace! And all their foundations shall be overthrown, and shall perish!
O John! Although men set ‘at naught’ the counsels of Allah — the works and designs, and the purposes of Allah cannot be frustrated! All times are not alike! Each has a work to do. The sun has its time to set, the moon to rise, the stars to come and go — and man to be born!
The Spirit of Allah causes every thing, to come and go in proper time! Events are many in the life of man, and whatever comes is for the best. When men have needed added Light, a master soul has come to earth to give that Light — to show the way to greater heights!
O Mankind! Now the Day Star from on high begins to shine — to light the way up to the Throne! John is the flesh-made Messenger, to show that Light to man — to perfect man. He has risen above his carnal self, and breathes forth gladness and goodwill. To teach men to be pure in heart, men need a pattern for their lives. The man that stands upon the corners is just a pointer, and a block of wood can do the same! The teacher treads the way! Men comprehend the inner life by what they see and do. You can never point the way or tell multitudes to do what you have never done!
In all the world there are two things — Truth, and Falsehood! Truth is that which is, and falsehood is that which seems to be. Belief is what man thinks, perhaps is Truth. And Faith is what he knows is Truth! When man has reached the place where he has Faith in Allah — he knows the Word of Power! Allah’s Word is balm for every wound, and is the cure for all the ills in life. It inspires hope in those who have no hope. For those who tread the common walks of life, who have no faith in Allah, there is no Universal Balm!
O People, I’m sure that John will care for you! Know you not, that just below the surface of your barren field, rich treasures lie concealed? This is the ‘Son of man’ to whom righteousness belongs, and who will reveal all the ‘treasures’ of that which is concealed! Beware! For you ‘err greatly’ — if you think he has them not. Just open up the windows of your hearts!
Blessed be the only Lord, Who has honored me, in the sight of the king, and has put these things in the heart of the king — to glorify His House! Allah unfolded this to him that you may enter the House of Allah. Allah ‘designed this’ to be but ‘good news’ for you, so that your hearts might be comforted! Fling wide the door, lay aside all tenseness of the mind, all business cares, all fears, all doubts and troubled thoughts — then you will come into a consciousness of holiness!
Let no man deceive you with vain words! Hear the words of a trembling parent, lest for the hardness of your hearts, Allah should come out in the fullness of His Wrath upon you! Do not rebel against the Lord, Who knows all things — the Messiah has come in the fullness of time, according to the commandments which Allah has given! And rebel no more against your brother, who has been ‘an instrument’ in the Hands of Allah. Allah will reward the thankful, in Him let the Faithful put their trust!
What is the matter with you? Your rebellion is only against your own souls! Allah gives Guidance, and He bears witness of what ‘he’ has seen and heard! If they say: “He has invented it himself!” Indeed they disbelieve what they ‘cannot grasp!’ Let not ‘their speech’ grieve you. He is ‘the hearer’ and they do but guess. Do not walk in the footsteps of ignorant men, or then you shall be lost!