There are a number of Tablets particularly associated with the Ridván Festivities. In a previous post, one of them (Lawh-i-Ayyub) was described briefly. Here follows some other Tablets associated with Ridvan Festivities.

Another Tablet is often referred to “The Divine Springtime is come”, which has been translated and included in Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh.

 

Another Tablet, presumed to have been revealed during the days of Ridván, has the opening verse of “The Words of Bahá’u’lláh, exalted be His Glory”. This Tablet does not have a title and it is not known to whom it was addressed. A provision translation of this Tablet is available at at this webpage.

 

Another Tablet associated with Ridván, is one that begins with “Huva’l-Mustavi ‘ala hadha’l-‘arshi’l-munir” (He is seated upon this luminous throne). This Tablet, revealed in Arabic and among other things, it reveals that all the veils that had concealed the beauty of God has been lifted. This Tablet is available in Arabic in Ayyam-i-Tis’ih page 246-50.

 

Another Tablet associated with Ridvan was revlealed by Bahá’u’lláh when He was incarcerated in the Barrack Prison in Akka. This Tablet is called “Lawh-i-Ridván” and is not translated into English. It was however, revealed on the ninth day of Ridván (1869) for the friends may read it during the Festival of Ridván. Taherzadeh (Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh) explains as follows.

“In this Tablet Bahá’u’lláh describes how…He was invited by one of the believers in the prison to honour his room with His presence and attend the celebration of that great Festival. His companions on that day were truly intoxicated with the wine of His presence. The believer who had invited Bahá’u’lláh entertained Him with the best food he could provide. Bahá’u’lláh refers to this and states that other believers had invited Him to their rooms during the Ridván period also. Each according to his capacity had provided some food and some had nothing to entertain Him with except a cup of tea. In this Tablet Bahá’u’lláh showers His bounties upon His companions, and prays that they may remain steadfast in His Cause and united among themselves.”

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