To the pilgrim Áqá Mírzá Ibráhím, upon him be the glory of God, the Most Glorious.
O pilgrim unto that Spot round which circle the holy ones! Praise be unto God that thou didst travel vast distances and traverse mountain, desert, and sea, till at last thou didst reach the sanctuary of the Desired One and kiss the Threshold of the All-Merciful. This is that Consecrated Spot and Holy Land wherein all the Prophets prayed and unloosed their tongues to announce the divine glad-tidings. At times they groaned and wailed, tearfully lamenting the grievous wrongs that would be suffered by the Beloved of all the worlds. At other times they rejoiced with exceeding gladness at the bountiful favours of the Lord of Hosts. The time is now at hand for those promised favours to be fulfilled, for those lights to shine forth, and for that everlasting sovereignty to be made manifest. Announce, therefore, unto all the Israelites the auspicious and joyful tidings that they shall become the recipients of the bounty of the Lord.