TREASURE OF WISDOM
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Blessed be Allah, the God of Truth — even beyond what is written! O John, as it is written, you are like unto me. We are the Servants of Allah, Who created the Heavens and Earth! The Lord sent me unto you to be a Mediator, and to speak these words unto you. The books of the law of the Jews do not represent the original text! It is unseemly to misrepresent facts which are recorded. It is necessary that they be made accurate and free from blemish!
It is your duty to hear and restore, being empowered by Allah to save vast multitudes! Therefore strengthen yourself, and consider what you have to do. Of all the Prophets, you alone are left to Us. Take courage and He will give to you. All the Prophets shall arise by the power of Allah, and they shall testify to the Truth of the Book, and the things that are therein — to ensure that the Book might be preserved for all the future time unchanged! Then they shall see and recognize that Our Lord is true in all His Works, His Judgments, and His Justice!
Do not your eyes look for Truth? Look and take note! My People are foolish! They have no Understanding — they are skilled in doing evil, but how to do good they know not. They swear falsely, and have sworn by those who are not God! This is a Nation that did not obey the Voice of Allah, and they refused to take correction, and did not accept discipline. They do not know the way of the Lord!
In the day I brought them out of Egypt, I said: “Obey my voice and it will be well with you!” ….. But they did not obey or listen! They exchanged Guidance, for that which does not profit. Backsliding from the Lord — they held fast to deceit! They spoke falsely of the Lord, and said: “He will do nothing. No evil will come upon us!” ….. Were they ashamed when they committed this abomination? No! They were not at all ashamed, but said: “We will not walk in it. We will not give heed!” …..
Behold the false pen of the Scribes! What wisdom is in them? What I gave them has passed away from them. They have rejected the way of the Lord, and have not obeyed my voice! They have made my portion a desolate wilderness, and have reaped thorns. They set to work comparing their several results, and making them agree, but no man lays it to heart. They have even dealt treacherously with you!
You are the Tree of Knowledge! Allah made it known unto me, and I made it known. But they devised schemes saying: “Let us destroy the Tree with its fruit! Let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name be remembered no more!” ….. The place where the evil has been sown will not pass away, if what I have sown is not reaped! Put in your sickle for the time is ripe! Take a firm hold and reap with all your might. They will come to dread their lawless deeds when you have gathered in the fruits!
O you who Believe! Listen to his voice and do not rebel against the Commandments of the Lord. If you will not listen, then the Hand of the Lord will be against you! My People have been lost sheep! Their scribes and shepherds destroyed my vineyard, and speak visions of their own minds. They have no sense! Each speaks as their fathers taught them, and have gone after other gods to serve them. But they cannot save them in their times of trouble!
Why should you be like a man confused? Ought you not to walk in the fear of Allah? The Lord set a king over you — like unto me! How can you refuse to acknowledge Allah? Let your ear receive the Word! Listen to his voice and it shall be well. Take what We have given you firmly, and hold fast to what We have given you. Isaiah and all the Prophets with him, prophesied against Jerusalem and against the cities of Judah that they shall be laid waste! Benjamin also, he had declared it to his brethren and they laughed and derided him — though his eyes were open! We will testify against the wicked, whose end shall be accursed!
O Mankind! All praise is due to Allah! Surely the Lord has commanded Us to do this thing, and shall We not be diligent in keeping the Commandments of the Lord? How is it that you are so hard in your hearts, and so blind in your minds?
O my People! How is it that you have not hearkened unto the Word of the Lord? How is it that you have forgotten that the Lord is able to do all things according to His Will? The destruction of Jerusalem must be fulfilled! For they have rejected the Prophets, and have sought to take away the life of my father! If you return unto Jerusalem, you shall perish with them!
I beheld my brethren, and they were disputing one with another concerning the things which my father had spoken to them! They being hard in their hearts did not look unto the Lord as they ought. And I was grieved because of the hardness of their hearts, and it came to pass that after I had received strength, I spake unto my brethren. I said: “How is it that you don’t keep the Commandments of the Lord? You will perish by the Spirit of the Lord which is in our father, in the latter days — after the Messiah shall be manifested unto the Children of Men. At that day, the Lord will show His Power unto the People!
They laughed and derided me! Nevertheless, I looked unto Allah and praised Him all the day long, and I did not murmur against the Lord because of all my afflictions. My father, and also the sons of Ishmael, had said many things unto them, but they breathed out many threats against anyone that should speak for me! Judah said: “I will make a name for myself, and get me glory in the kingdom!” ….. He blasphemed Allah in his arrogance, and when he had left off speaking, he leapt suddenly upon them. Because of the dissension and harm he had brought, and seeking to do away with the Law which had been in vogue from the earliest times — joy was taken away from Jacob!
What have we to do with these men? They assembled against Us to destroy Us! Be determined in one mind and in one heart — united in all things, that you may not incur the displeasure of the Just Allah upon you! Rebel no more against John, your brother, whose views have been glorious, and has been an instrument in the Hands of Allah. He has suffered much sorrow because of you!
He has not sought for power nor authority over you, but has sought the Glory of Allah, and your own Eternal Welfare, and he has been plain unto you! That which you may call anger is the Truth. His sharpness is the sharpness of the power of the Word of Allah — according to that which is in Allah, which he could not restrain in manifesting boldly concerning your iniquities! It was not he, but it was the Spirit of the Lord which is in him — which opened his mouth that he could not shut it! Even to his commanding you that you must obey!
You who are the Sons of Ishmael! Behold, if you will hearken to his voice, you will not perish! You know the greatness of Allah, wherefore dwell safely with your brother. All things have been done in the Wisdom of Him, Who knows all things! The Messiah comes in the fullness of time according to the Commandments that Allah has given! I hope that you should look to Moses, the great Mediator, and be faithful unto his words. He said: “Ought you not to walk in the fear of Allah? The Lord set a king over you! Listen to his voice and it shall be well.” ….. So now hold fast!
O John! All praise is due to Allah, Who made His Promise to Us true! Allah never fails to fulfill His Promises! This is what Allah promised. Teach them your learning and wisdom! My children went far from me and went after other gods to serve them. Their hands are upon what is evil, they have despised His Law, and have hated those who fear Allah!
They were haughty, and did abominable things before me! When I saw it, I said: “Will you steal, murder, commit adultery, swear falsely, burn incense to Baal, and go after other gods that you have not known, and then come and stand before me in this House? Has this House become a den of robbers in your eyes? O Benjamin! Obey my voice. Walk in the way I command you, so that you may speak to them!” ….. They said to him: “Come! We will not walk in it! We will follow our own plans, let us not heed any of his words.” ….. Benjamin replied: “No! With him I will remain. And all will hear how you have made yourselves odious to our father!” …..
O Mankind! The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, nor will the children be put to death for the fathers — but every man shall die for his own sin! I thought my sons would not turn from following me. But they refused to listen to my voice, so I gave them over to their stubborn hearts, to follow their own counsels. And they went after other gods that they had not known, with a view to bring about corruption!
O Believers! Allah has granted you the purest Faith, so do not allow death to overtake you before you have surrendered yourselves to Him! All who have trust in His existence, must place their trust in Him alone. My children went far from me and went after other gods to serve them. They transgressed, and even dealt faithlessly with me, and turned to Baal! I know and remember all their wicked works! The more I called them, the more they went from me. Yet I declare what is sure! Allah bids you to rejoice in the birth of John — the Messiah! Surely the Lord does nothing without revealing His secrets to His Servants, the Prophets, who can but prophesy!
Hear this, you aged men, give ear all you inhabitants of the Land! Has such a thing happened in your days or in the days of your fathers? The threshing floors are full of grain! He is indeed endowed with the Knowledge. Tell the righteous that it shall be well with them, for most people do not know! Eat and drink in plenty and be satisfied — the whole stay of bread, the whole stay of water. For the Day of the Lord is near! And tell your children of it, and let your children tell their children. And praise the name of Allah!
O Children of Israel! Surely you are people without any awareness of right and wrong. A son honors his father! If then I am your father, where is my honor? If you are my People, let the name of Israel be no more. Stop! Israel is defiled — most people do not know that it is an offensive nick name! Ill-seeming is a name connoting wickedness, and whosoever turns not in repentance are evil doers!
How long will you go limping with two different opinions? If the Lord is Allah, follow Him. But if Baal, Israel shall be your name, and there — is nothing! This thing I cannot do, and Allah forbid that I should give you the inheritance of my fathers! Do not reject my counsel! My sons did not listen to my voice, and dealt faithlessly. And now I see your works before me, that you do not walk in righteousness. For your hands are defiled with blood, your lips have spoken lies, and your tongue mutters wickedness!
Return to the Lord with me! I beseech you Today, in words of soberness that you repent, and come! Cleave unto Allah while His Arm of Mercy is extended towards you and harden not your hearts! For why will you die? Allah is His name, and He is Gracious, and Merciful! Awake, and glorify Him, and His Name — for it is cut off from your mouth even now. Hasten and come, for the Day of the Lord is near! The Lord has sworn by His Holiness, that the Day is coming upon you, which shall take you away! The sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid to waste. Therefore seek the Lord and live!
Now that you have been warned by the Mercy of Allah, will you reject these words? Will you reject the words of the Prophets, and all the words that have been spoken concerning the Christ? Will you deny the good word of Christ, and the Power of Allah, and the gift which has been laid for you? Know that if you do these things, you will stand in shame and awful guilt, before Allah on Judgment Day. For Justice cannot be denied! So now repent and tread the Straight Way and continue in the Way which is narrow, and you shall obtain Eternal Life! What can I say more? I pray you be wise! I bid you farewell until that Day!
Great is the Justice of Allah, to whom all Praise is due! He executes all the Laws which have gone forth out of His Mouth. He knows all things! All men if they will listen to His Voice and believe in Him, shall inherit the Kingdom which has been prepared for them since the foundation of the world, and their joy will be forever! But woe unto those who reject His Commandments, and transgresses them, for awful will be their state — Death and Hell and fire and brimstone, and endless Torment!
O the vainness and frailties and the foolishness of men! Who think they are wise, and listen not to the counsel of Allah — supposing they know of themselves. And woe unto the rich who are rich pertaining to the things of this world! For they despise the poor, persecute the meek, and their hearts are upon their treasures — their treasures are their god. And their treasure shall perish with them!
Consider them fools before Allah! Behold you shall know at the Last Day, when all men shall be judged of their works. In that Day the Lord will take away their tinkling ornaments, their rings, and the changeable suits of apparel! To be carnally minded is death, and to be spiritually minded is life eternal! It is better to give alms than to lay up gold — alms giving, delivers from death and purges away sin!
O John! Allah does not wish hardship on you, but wants to make you pure, and bestow upon you the full measure of His Blessings! To those who shall believe and practice Righteousness, will be forgiveness and a mighty reward. Teach them that which Allah has taught you. As for those who keep not the ways of the Most High — punishment awaits them!
Be confident without confusion, and glad without fear! When Allah made the world, the Decree went forth from the Most High, that man shall die, and that everyone would bear his own righteousness or unrighteousness! Those who practice Righteousness, will have a mighty reward, and as for those who reject it — in vain will be all their works!
O Mankind! Involuntarily you came into the world, and involuntarily you shall depart! Drink your fill of Understanding! There is none of the earth-born who has not dealt wickedly, and among them who exist who have not sinned! You have dwelt so long in the civilized world with fraud, but not with faithfulness! Humble yourselves therefore, and look before you and consider what you see — a Book of Instruction and Wisdom!
Listen to the commands of Allah’s Beloved, he that sows and reaps the good! Heed the words of the Prophets for they all give him honor in it. They that salute him are the Great Ones, and on a Seat of Honor they place him. Hear the words of his Wisdom — a goodly Treasure to all! Take the treasures of Wisdom that shall not spoil. Let the sum of your works be Truth, and let Wisdom be with you!