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Selection from the Poems and Writings of 

Tahirih Qurratu’l-Ayn


The Morn of Guidance:
“Truly, the Morn of Guidance commands the breeze to begin
All the world has been illuminated; every horizon, every people
No more sits the sheikh in the seat of hypocrisy
No more becomes the mosque a shop dispensing holiness....
The world will be free from superstitions and vain imaginings
The people free from deception and temptation...
The carpet of justice will be outspread everywhere
And the seeds of friendship and unity will be spread throughout
The false commands eradicated from the earth
The principle of opposition changed to that of unity.”

Written by Tahirih-Qurratu’l-Ayn 1840’s

Tahirih in History: Perspectives on Qurratu’l-Ayn, Sahir Afaql, editor