In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
You who desire to have Allah in remembrance! Save that which is mentioned herein, and never let the hatred of some people who shut you from the Path — lead you to transgression! Listen to what is being revealed, grasp it and fear not, so that We can make you aware! Allah sends His Prophets and Servants into the world, in order that sinners may repent. And so men — having knowledge of this begin to seek Allah, their Creator. Alas, for the Unbelievers who turn others away from the Path of Allah, and try to make it appear crooked!
John, We are the Servants of the Lord, Who created the heaven and earth! We will build with you, and come here for that purpose! He has decreed that it be done with all diligence as here prescribed. Let all things prescribed in the Law of Allah be scrupulously fulfilled for the Most High. This is not a work that can be done in one day or two!
Closer and closer draws Mankind to their Reckoning! Whenever there comes to them a New Reminder from their Lord, they listen in playful amusement — preoccupied! Their hearts set on passing delights! Verily, the Hour is coming! Hence let not anyone who does not believe in its coming divert you from it! Not any of the communities We destroyed before these, believed. Will these? Even before your time, Apostles have been derided. “He faked it!” — they would say. Has the story of Moses reached you? You are like unto him. We gave Moses the Scripture, clearly explaining all things in detail!
O Moses, draw near John, and give glad tidings to the Believers! ….. “O you who believe! Obey my voice, and you shall be my People. Walk in the way I command you, that it may be well with you. The Lord hates all abominations, and they are not loved by those who fear Him. It was He Who created man in the beginning, and He left him in the power of his own inclination. To act faithfully is a matter of your own choice! Before man are life and death and whichever he chooses, will be given him. He has placed before you Fire and Water — stretch out your hand for whichever you wish. He has not commanded anyone to be ungodly, and He has not given anyone permission to sin!
My People have changed their glory for that which does not profit — so the House of Israel shall be shamed! They took no correction. They have spoke falsely of the Lord, and have said: “He will do nothing — no evil will come upon us.” ….. Were they ashamed when they committed abomination? No, they were not at all ashamed!
For in the day that I brought them out of Egypt I said: “Obey my voice, and it will be well with you!” But they did not obey or incline their ear. They went backward and not forward, and did not accept discipline! In perpetual backsliding from the Lord — they held fast to deceit! Every one turned to his own course, lo, they rejected the word of the Lord, and have not obeyed my voice nor walked in accord with it!
My People have been lost sheep — their shepherds have led them astray! Many shepherds have destroyed my vineyard. What has straw in common with wheat? They have trampled down my portion and have reaped thorns, but no man lays it to heart! They speak visions of their own minds, not from the mouth of the Lord! They say continually to those who despise the word of the Lord, and to he who stubbornly follows his own heart: “It shall be well with you!” …..
Who among them has stood in the council of the Lord, to perceive and to hear His Word? If they had stood on my council, then they would have proclaimed my words to my people, and they would have turned them from their evil way and from the evil of their doings! Howl, you shepherds and cry — for the day of your slaughter and dispersion has come, because of the fierce anger of the Lord!
O John, in truth, the Lord sent me to you to speak all these words in your ear! You see! For you are more blessed than many, and you have been called before the Most High, as but few have been! Consider now for yourself, how much fruit of ungodliness a grain of evil seed has produced. If therefore that which has been sown is not reaped, and the place where the evil has been sown does not pass away — the field where the good seed has been sown will not come!
Put in your sickle for the harvest is ripe! None of their illegitimate seedlings will strike a deep root, or take a firm hold! So now, reap with all your might, for their wickedness is great! That which is corruptible will perish, and even if they put forth boughs for awhile, they will be uprooted and their fruit will be useless and good for nothing — exposed! This is in return for their foolish and wicked thoughts! They will come to dread when their sins are reckoned up and their lawless deeds will convict them to their face — in anguish of spirit they will groan and say: “What has our arrogance profited us?”
Verily, evidence of their wickedness still remains — plants bearing fruit that does not ripen! Judge therefore which things are precious and desirable. What is plentiful is of less worth, for these are malignant and created in order to destroy. For they are the works of mens hands, and all that trust in them — trust in nothing!
When you have gathered in the fruit, write down everything which you have seen and read, so that the whole earth may be refreshed and relieved! For the world lies in darkness, and its inhabitants are without light. Yet these men are little to be blamed, they trust in what they see. They live in strife due to ignorance, and expect to suffer no harm. But you know that he sins! Therefore write, and it will serve as food for you and them! John, though you are little in your own eyes, the Lord anointed you King!
O you who Believe! The Lord has set a king over you — like unto me! If you will fear the Lord and serve Him, and listen to His Voice, and not rebel against the Commandment of the Lord, and if you and the king who reigns over you will follow Allah, it will be well. But if you will not listen to the Voice of the Lord, but rebel against His Commandments, then the Hand of the Lord will be against you!
Eat what Allah has cleansed! For Allah knows that on the day you shall eat thereof, your eyes will be opened, and you shall know good from evil. May the Most High strengthen you to do His will, and may He bless all your seed, with Righteous blessings!”