For sure man is transitory, but he was created for immortality, and as the mirror to an Enduring One, and he was charged with duties which produce enduring fruits, and was given a form which is the means to manifesting the impresses of an Enduring One’s enduring Names. In which case, the true duty and happiness of man is to cling with all his powers and faculties to the Names of that Eternally Enduring One within the bounds of those things that please Him; it is to be turned towards the Enduring One, and to go to Him. As his tongue uttersيَا بَاقِى اَنْتَ الْبَاقِى “the Enduring One, You are the Enduring One!,”
so his heart, spirit, mind, and all his subtle faculties should declare:
هُوَ اْلبَاقِى،هُوَ اْلاَزَلِىُّ اْلاَبَدِىُّ ، هُوَ الشَّرْ مَدِىُّ ، هُوَ الدَّائِمُ ، هُوَ الْمَطْلُوبُ
هُوَ الْمَحْبُوبُ ، هُوَ الْمَقْصُودُ ، هُوَ الْمَعْبُودْ
“He is the Enduring One! He is the Pre-Eternal and Post-Eternal! He is the Everlasting One! He is the Perpetual One! He is the One Who is Sought! He is the Beloved! He is the One Wished For, the One Worshipped!”
سُبْحَانَكَ لاَ عِلْمَ لَنَا اِلاَّ مَا عَلَّمْتَنَا اِنَّكَ اَنْتَ الْعَلِيمُ الْحَكِيمُ
رَبَّنَا لاَ تُؤَاخِذْنَا اِنْ نَسِينَا اَوْ اَخْطَاْنَا
Glory be unto You! We have no knowledge save that which You have taught us; indeed, You are All-Knowing, All-Wise!
O our Sustainer! Do not take us to task if we forget or do wrong.