230 They say, the names of the Deily contain the dis- tinct forms in the divine science, and these are called adyan sdbitah, ".fixed substances,"1 whether general or partial, and these intellectual forms received exist- ence in eternity without beginning,' by fayz,2 *' ema- ^ nation," from the essence of God endowed with most holy emanation. Further, the intellectual forms rise into evidence with all dependencies and neces- sary consequences of the most holy emanation. The fixed substances have a relation to the names " planets, each of one thousand years, are attached to it} and the words ** of the Koran, speaking of God: " Every day he is in action, indicate " it; because one day of thy Lord is equivalent to one thousand years of is yours. Verse. 0 thou whose light manifests itself in the vest of the " world, thy names are manifested in the nature of man; thy science " shows itself by the science of (Muhammed) the seal (of prophets); thy *' bounty is manifested by the bounty of hhatem (the seal). The divine " names are distinct forms, which are called adyan sabitah, " fixed reali- " ties."—^Extracted from the Divan of All.) 1 The word in the text is Jj t, azl, which means duration of existence during a series of finite times, and infinite on the side of the past, as Jj j 9 abad, signifies duration of existence during a series of finite times, and infinite on the side of the future. — (See Definitions of Jorjani, in Not. et Ext. des MSS., vol. X. p. 39.) - (j^3 is translated by Silvestre de Sacy " emanation;" and <&£ ^JsiJJ! fayz al kudis, by 4i Emanation tres sainte (see Ibid., p. 66). In common acceptation, fays signifies " plenty, abundance, bounty, " grace;" fayz-al akdes means also " communication of divine grace made " to angels, prophets, and other superior intelligences without the inter- %< vention of the Holy Ghost."