THE TWENTIETH LETTER
Aspects of Divine Unity
In His Name, Glory be to Him.
There is nothing that does not glorify Him with His praise.
In the Name of God, the All-Merciful, the All-Compassionate. There is no god but God, One having no partner; His is the Sovereignty and to Him belongs all praise; He alone gives life and causes to die; He is ever-living and dies not; in His hand is all good. He is powerful over everything, and unto Him is the homecoming.
IT IS VERY MERITORIOUS TO RECITE THESE AFFIRMATIONS OF DIVINE Unity after the early morning and evening prayers. Each phrase is equal in worth to God’s Greatest Name, and conveys good tidings to humanity by displaying and manifesting a different aspect of the
Lordship’s Unity. This is equal to manifesting one of the Greatest Names, a ray of Divine Singularity’s magnificence, and a perfection of Divine Oneness. Referring the reader to The Words for a full explanation of such a sublime truth, I summarize it below in an introduction and two stations.329
Belief in God is creation’s highest aim and most sublime result, and humanity’s most exalted rank is knowledge of Him. The most radiant happiness and sweetest bounty for jinn and humanity is love of God contained within knowledge of God. The human spirit’s purest joy and the human heart’s sheerest delight is spiritual ecstasy contained within love of God. All true happiness, pure joy, sweet bounties, and unclouded pleasures are contained within knowledge and love of God. Those who truly know and love God can receive endless happiness, bounties, enlightenment, and mysteries. Those who do not are afflicted with endless spiritual and material misery, pain, and fear. If any person were allowed to rule this world, despite his or her being powerless, miserable, and unprotected amid other purposeless people in this world, what would its true worth be?
329 Said Nursi, The Words.