Baha’u’llah’s Tablet of the Hair, no. 6

What follows is my provisional translation (in other words, not official or authorized; see here for more) of a Tablet of Baháʼuʼlláh, the original text of which is published in La’áli’u’l-Ḥikmat, vol. 3, p. 73 (selection no. 36). I am grateful to Khazeh Fananapazir for his suggested edits to this translation.

This is one of eleven Arabic Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh known as “the Tablets of the Hair,” which depict His hair and its wondrous qualities in figurative language. Authorized translations of five of these Tablets are available here. I have provisionally translated the other six here

In the Name of Him Who speaketh in all things

Praise be to Him Who made the darkness an embellishment of the light, with which He adorned the Beauty of Revelation—this through a might that no power of the world can surpass. Methinks it is as the Pen of creation, moving upon the Tablet of holiness in Paradise. When It was circling round the sacred Sanctuary, God caused It to dwell on the summit of Sinai, which even the hands of the near ones cannot reach.

A typescript of the original Arabic text of this Tablet appears below. 

باسم النّاطق في كلّ شيء

وَالْحَمْدُ لِمَنْ جَعَلَ الظُّلْمَةَ طِرازَ النُّوْرِ وَبِهِ زَيَّنَ جَمالَ الظُّهُوْرِ، وَهذا مِنْ قُدْرَةٍ ما سَبَقَهُ قُدْرَةٌ فِي الْمُلْكِ كَأَنَّهُ قَلَمُ الصُّنْعِ تَحَرَّكَ عَلى لَوْحِ الْقُدْسِ فِي الْفِرْدَوْسِ، فَلَمّا كانَ طائِفًا حَوْلَ كَعْبَةِ الْحَرامِ أَسْكَنَهُ اللهُ فِيْ طُوْرِ الْمَقامِ الَّذِي انْقَطَعَتْ عَنْهُ أَيْدِي الْمُقَرَّبِيْنَ.