I am Quddus The Last Name of God, and Ali speaks through Me
Sermon of Imam Ali
O but how many a wondrous sign I seek not to mention and how many indications I have left undivulged! for ***I cannot find one who can bear them.***
I am the One Who ordered Satan to bow down to Adam! I am the One Who raised Idris to a high station.
I am the Agent whereby Jesus was enabled to speak in His cradle while yet a Babe!
I am the One who flattens the valleys and Who sets the Earth to order and I am the One Who has divided it into five parts, namely, land, sea, mountains, built, and unbuilt.
I am the One Who separated the Red Sea from Tarjim, and separated Aqim from Him.
I separated all from all! I am Tirathia, Janbutha, Barhilion, Aliuthoutha.
I bring out of the Ocean that which is stored in it that it shall be cleared away by the horses and men. take from it what you desire and leave what you wish to leave. He then gave ‘Ammar-ibn-Yassir 12000 men who loved God and His Apostle and each had 12000 battalions of angels to support them saying: Rejoice for you are the best of brethren to each other for after this there shall be a star (tarfatan) through which ye shall know some of the expounded matter. The Mysteries of Evidence shall become clear to you when Bahram and Keyvan (stars) shall rise together and become conjoined with exactness. When shakings and earthquakes shall succeed each other swiftly and banners shall be lifted up from the shores of Oxus to the Desert of Babylon know ye then that
I am the One Who causeth the winds the blow, I am the One Who lifts your oppressions!
I am the Master of the Mount Sinai! I am that Manifest Light! I am that Perspicuous and dazzling Evidence (that light of which an infinitesimal part was disclosed unto Moses) and all that was vouchsafed unto Me by God the Lord Of Glory.
I am the Master of the Gardens of eternal delight!
I am the One that causeth the Rivers to flow from the Water that emanates from the divine current, and other Rivers which are of milk, and Rivers of pure Honey, and Rivers that flow with wine, a delight unto those who partake.
I am the One that hath overshadowed hell when it was made to blaze and have overlooked its several compartments: firstly the Hell of Sa’ir when it blazeth forth then the Hell of Saqar and its fire and lastly the nethermost Hell which has been preserved for the transgressor all of these have been preserved in the Valley of Desolation. Again I swear by the Lord Who bringeth Dawn, He Who is the Lord of all creation! Within it is kept eternally both Jibt and Taghut and their servants and whomsoever disbelieveth in the Lord of this world and the Kingdom on high.
I am the Maker and Sustainer (sani’) of all the Regions of this world by the Command of the One Who is the All-Knowing the All-Wise.
I am the Word through Which all things are consummated and through which the Universes are brought into being.
I am the One Who has made the regions of the earth to be four and the islands to be seven: the Region of the South to be the Depository of all Bounty, the Region of the North to be Powers and Sovereignty, the Region of Sheba to be the Seat of earthquakes, and the Desert Region to be the Seat of many a catastrophe. So Woe unto the cities from those transgressors who will come to destroy and pervert justice. Woe shall be when calamities come to transpire from that Government of eunuchs, imbeciles, and effeminate rulers. On that Day all Regions will bring forth false claimants claiming falsehoods. Oh! On that Day expect eagerly your Supreme salvation and you shall see men accepting it by troops. On that Day God will make of the gravel of Najaf treasures of gold and all of that will be sprinkled where the believer shall step his foot on it and with that same dust of gold the unbeliever and the hypocrite shall be exchanged and bartered. Then shall the value of red ruby be as nothing and similarly other jewels and pearls. This shall be a most evident sign and when it shall transpire the Light of God shall shine and His Glory (**BAHÁ’**) shall be effulgent and all that you wish for shall be made manifest and all that is your highest desire shall become apparent.
I am the one who shall face the children of Adam on the Day of Judgement and shall bring them to account and shall direct them to their habitations.
And verily, I am the punishment of fire meted unto the damned.
And verily I say unto you, he who denies any one of Us, hath denied God.
I am the one who hath summoned you; I am the companion of your prayers and invocations.
I am the Lord of retribution, and I am the Master of the signs and the Lord of the wondrous symbols of guidance.
I am cognisant of the mysteries of creation; I am the One who brought the iron unto Men.
I am forever new and forever pre-existent, the One who brought the Angels from out of their habitations, the One who pledged an everlasting covenant with your spirits on the dawn of creation and Who, on that day, asked, through the will of God, the Self-subsisting, these words: “Am I not your Lord?” I am the Word of God [Kalimat’u’lláh] which hath been uttered in the world of creation, the Object of the covenant that hath been promised in the prayers and salutations which lie in the reality of all created things.
I am the name that hath been invoked by orphans and by widows, the door to the city of knowledge and the refuge of patience and forbearance.
I am the upraised flag of God, the companion of the banner of divine praise, the Lord of infinite bounty and of infinite grace. But should I tell you all that I am, you would doubtless disbelieve Me.
For I am also the slayer of oppressors, the treasury of divine favours in this world and of the next.
I am the master of the believers, the guide of those who seek the way. The truth is Mine and certitude is at My side. Leadership is Mine and the righteous shall follow Me.
I am the first to acknowledge faith, the Cord of God that shall not be broken, the One who will raise the world to justice even as it hath been brought low by oppression.
I am the companion of Gabriel and the archangel Michael is beside Me.
I am the tree of guidance, and the essence of righteousness. I shall gather together the world of creation through the Word of God that gathers together all things. I give life unto humanity and I am the treasury of all divine commands. To Me hath been given the Luminous Pen and the Crimson Camel.
I am the gate-keeper of certitude, the Commander of the Faithful, the friend of Khidir. I am the One who shall conquer Syria and destroy the arrogant. I have existed throughout the past, and, verily, I have never uttered a falsehood. Through a word from Me, truth hath been separated from error, for I speak through divine inspiration and know of the stars and constellations. God hath commanded me to ordain their orbit and vouchsafed unto me their knowledge. With Me are the saffron and crimson coloured flags and I shall remain concealed until the time shall come for My manifestation in a great Cause. Then, shall I grant and withhold as I wish. None can describe Me except Myself, for I shall protect the faith of my Lord.
I am the One Whom my Cousin chose, Who was present when His sacred remains were shrouded. I am the Guardian appointed by God, the Most Merciful God, the companion of Khidir and Aaron, and the friend of Moses and Joshua, the son of Nun. I am the Lord of Paradise, He Who hath caused the rain to fall and the earth to quake and the sun and moon to be eclipsed.
I am the Object of the creation of multitudes and it is I who shall slay those who do not believe.
Verily, I am the leader of the righteous, the Sacred Fane frequented by all, the upraised firmament, the fathomless ocean.
I am the Holy of Holies, the pillar that supports humanity. I am the Possessor of the Greatest Cause. Is there anyone who can speak beside Me? I am fire itself. At a single Word of God, at one utterance of the Prophet, I would put within you My sword’s length and send you hurrying unto your next abode.
I am the meaning of Ramadán and the night of Qadr mentioned in the Mother Book. My utterance is decisive, for I am the Súrah of Praise.
I am the purpose of prayer itself, whether at home or when travelling.
I am the purpose of fasting, and the sacred anniversaries in the months of the year.
I am the Lord of Resurrection and Judgement, the One who can remove the yoke that lies heavy on the people of Muhammad.
I am the Gate through which all shall pass who worship God; I am His worshipper, and one created by Him.
I am both the witness and the One witnessed to, the possessor of the green canopy, He Whose name is mentioned in the heavens and the earth, Who is the travelling companion of the Messenger of God throughout the heavens, for with Me is the Book and the sacred Arc.
I am the One who befriended Seth, the son of Adam, the companion of Moses and Irám, and all metaphors and analogies pertain unto Me. Who indeed is there to compare with Me? For I am the heaven-sent rain that causeth each blade of green to grow, the Lord of this nether realm Who brings forth the rains when all have lost their hope in its downpour.
I am He Who summoneth the mighty lightning and causeth the ocean to rise and swell, the One who speaketh to the sun and causeth **the stunning trumpet to blast forth**.
I am the refuge of all that have obeyed God, and verily, God is my Lord and there is no other God but He. For falsehood offers illusions, but truth giveth thee everlasting sovereignty.
I shall soon depart from amongst you, but be watchful and aware; be on your guard against the tests and tribulations caused by the ‘Ummayyds and their worldly powers. And after they shall pass away, the kingdom will revert to the ‘Abbasids who will bring both sorrow and happiness to mankind. And they shall build a city called Baghdád, which shall be between the Tigris and the Euphrates. Woe betide men in those latter days, for amongst them will rise the oppressors among My people, who shall build palaces for themselves and courts and tabernacles. For they shall seek supremacy through intrigue and impiety. Two score and two kings shall rule among the children of the ‘Abbasids, after whose reign shall come to pass the Most Great Tribulation on the surface of the earth. Then shall the True Qá’im rise up once more.
Then shall I show My Face amongst men, and it shall be as luminous as the face of the moon amid the other stars. But note well the ten signs associated with my coming. The first sign shall be the inversion of banners on the highways of Kúfa; the second, the abeyance of true worship and the prescribed prayers; the third, the end of true pilgrimage. The fourth sign shall be an eclipse in the lands of Khorasán, the gathering of constellations and the appearance of comets in the sky. There shall be chaos and confusion, massacre, pillage and robbery in the world. Many other signs shall there be too, surpassing all these signs, among which is the sign of wonderment. But when all these signs have passed away, then, verily, shall the Qá’im Himself arise in truth.
O people, sanctify the Lord your God from all similitudes, for every reference to Him fails, and whosoever tries to limit the Creator by description or comparison hath verily disbelieved in His Book, which is the Book of God’s Own Utterance.
Then He said: How great the blessedness of those who love Me and who sacrifice their life in My path and who get exiled because of Me! They truly are the repositories of God’s knowledge, nor shall they be put to fear on ***the Day of the Great Terror***.
I am the Light of God, Who can never be extinguished; I am the Mystery of God that can not be concealed.