|The Messiah's Cousin
The Book of Asghar
By Ramin Tork
August 27, 2002
Asghar, a messenger of Ezat, writing to elect exiles of the dispersion scattered
abroad in Tehran, Los Angeles, London, Stockholm, and Berlin, Who were chosen and
foreknown by my Lady and consecrated by the spirit to be obedient to Ezat (The Messiah's
cousin) and to be sprinkled by her blood: May grace and peace be given you in increased
Praised be God the uncle of Ezat! For we have been born again to ever-living hope
through our saviour. It has been put upon us to keep the following sacred truth,
the birth and death of Ezat The Messiah's cousin. So it is that you should put in
your hearts this testimony for all eternity.
The adoption of the holy niece
It was during the summer of the year of our Lord 1981 that after Tahmineh the daughter
of Nadir the peddler became the wife of Dara the carpet fitter, that she was with
child and they both dreamt of the kingdom of heaven. All this took place to fulfil
what the Lord had promised an old God fearing man who on his last prayer asked for
God's mercy upon his nation.
So it was that Tahmineh and Dara were carried upon the wings of an angel to the heavenly
adoption agency. As God has given every man the free will it was so that their own
hands upon their shoulders would carry the duty that was to be put upon them.
The reception Angel: "Do come in. Have a seat and please make yourself comfortable.
Let me stamp your especial temporary heavenly visas first. If you could just stamp
your fingerprints here and here."
Tahmineh: "So this is the heavenly kingdom?"
The reception Angel: "I'm sorry about the mess. We are still waiting for Michael
Angelo to finish God's bedroom so he hasn't had a chance to redecorate the reception
area. Now let me explain why you are here. It has come to our attention that your
country very badly needs a saviour and very frankly you have no suitable candidates
amongst you, basically after the mess the political parties made it would take a
miracle to win people's trust and bring about unity, so that is what you are going
to get; a wonderful miracle, but more than anything God is not pleased with those
chaps who are masquerading as his sign of existence! What a cheek we all said over
here! As if everything else was not enough for the signs. He went out of his way
to choose poetic symbols for those who look for signs, like the wind that brushes
the grass, or a bird feeding its young, or a father holding the hand of his child
and behold! These guys insist that the sign of God's existence has to be a couple
of small minded old men in their eighties who have done nothing in their lives but
lie in order to fill up the bank accounts that they will never use. They are giving
God a very bad P.R. and God is really sensitive about that -- well, for humanity's
sake anyway. Do you see this red gauge? That is the pain factor in your country.
When the pain and misery factor reaches two units we send a special envoy. Well,
I'll be blessed! Look Doreen! I just tapped the blessed thing and it just popped
to ten units. Silly me it must have been ten for a long time. It must have been stuck!"
Angel Doreen: "You better call the technician; we still have a thousand years
warranty. Besides it takes about twenty-five years to get them down here. Remember
the Rwanda gauge and how many calls I had to blessedly make?"
The reception Angel: "Well, sorry about that interruption! Let me see. You have
no genetic disease, no history of mental illness, not that we would hold that against
you, and no history of paedophiles in your family -- except for your aunt who has
Dara: "So that's why she liked to play horsy!"
The reception Angel: "You are adequately poor. God likes the poor, you know.
He only chooses poor trades-men; shepherds but you will nevertheless need sufficient
funds in Tehran for the baby. You will be adequately blessed for your troubles of
Tahmineh: "You do realise that we are Muslims?"
The reception Angel: "Yes, God does allow mixed religion adoptions, but you
do not have to worry, your daughter will not bring a new religion. She is not a messenger
so this will not go against your beliefs. I think we have enough religions as it
is, don't you? So, if you just sign here and here!"
Dara: "So, why is she coming to Earth?"
The reception Angel: "She is a site manager and responsible for co-ordinating
projects with remote locations and derelicts."
Dara: "Please! We love our country. Do not call us derelict!"
The reception Angel: "The way things are going you will be honey!"
Tahmineh: "What exactly is she then? Is she human?"
The reception Angel: "She is an eternal light that comes amongst you out of
Love. Some call her a muse some Bohadsovita etc. She is an immortal human who is
the daughter of Adam and Eve out of the union of souls rather than flesh, the one
that stayed in Heaven. A lot happened up here when the famous couple were kicked
out of Eden, you know! A lot that you still don't know. That is why she calls God
uncle unlike you humans who are God's sons and daughters."
Tahmineh: "But we are Muslims. We do not think that God has any relatives or
The reception Angel: "Technically speaking you are right because there is nothing
that is separate from God, but we do like these terms of endearment so you humans
are referred to as God's children."
Dara: "So what are we signing?"
The reception Angel: "This is just a disclaimer that you will need not use your
parental control to stop her from her holy duties. God is especially worried about
Iranian parents who worry too much about their kids and stop them from being the
independent thinkers that they were born to be. In fact that is half your trouble.
You don't let your kids be free thinkers. They grow up and miss your parental role
and as soon as you get someone who looks like a father figure, Caboom! There is mass
hysteria in your society and everyone follows the leader without checking the chap's
credentials! Then after years of misery we have to send you a miracle to sort out
the mess. But enough social and child psychology for today. Please just sign! And
as a bonus for your unselfish service, you get permanent residency of this lovely
kingdom with all legal fees and social welfare prepaid. You will have a penthouse
view on the seventh floor and God as your neighbour."
Tahmineh: "Is there any shopping?"
The reception Angel: "This is heaven, honey. Of course there is shopping, but
not for Dara he will be pleased to hear, unless he becomes naughty and ends up in
hell which is not going to happen otherwise for him there will be plenty of shopping!
So, Let's meet the golden girl! She is in the gym holding her aerobic class for the
blessed ones. It is that beautiful tall blond with lovely blue eyes, over there."
Ezat: "And, a one, two, three, four. Wings up. Wings up. Feel the joy. Feel
the joy. No joy. No gain. You are in heaven so act like your heart is here! Halleluiah!
I'm just changing the harp music to something more up beat. And left, stretch, right
stretch and step. (The background music: 'Angels are doing it for themselves... Now
there was time...')."
The reception Angel: "She is just finishing."
Ezat (to her new parents): "Hallo, wie geht? Ich bin so gl'h, Ihr Gast zu sein."
The reception Angel: "They are Iranians not German."
Ezat (to angel): "But you told me they are Aryans!"
The reception Angel: "I said Iranian! I left you a text message."
Ezat: "Hey Duds so what's up?"
The reception Angel (to Ezat): "No that would be for their rap generation, they
are the next appointment, not this lot."
Ezat (to her new parents): "Hello. How are you? I hope that the strain of the
long trip has not been too much. I am so looking forward to be your daughter."
The reception Angel: "We are short for time. Their visa is running out and they
still haven't met Gabriel who will be looking after them on Earth."
Ezat: "Must dash! See you later! I have to train harder to get my pulse down
to zero. "
Gabriel: "Oh did you call me? Oh hello you two. My goodness, have you grown
since you were babies."
The reception Angel: "Oops. Your visa has run out so you have to go back now.
Bye! Adios or is it Khoda-Hafiz till next time?"
It was on the same night that the king priest dreamt of the child that would come
and end his earthly kingdom of corruption, and after many consultations with the
evil beardless priest arranged the death of the many a young. Boys and girls alike
for he did not know their gender or their age or their location. Some with war, some
with famine, some with the poison of drugs, some with slavery of the flesh, some
with broken hearts and some with broken minds, and some with exile."
Tahmineh: "If you listened to me you, you would have taken the car for service."
Dara: "We can't afford the service."
Tahmineh: "Well, I can't walk with this big belly, besides the shops are closed
here, and I don't see any hotels around."
Dara: "Let's hope that the car goes as far as this bus station. Gabriel! Gabriel!
You are meant to help out remember!"
Gabriel: "Sorry I had my headphones on. I was listening to Peter Gabriel; guess
whom he's got his name from?"
Dara: "I suppose next you'll be telling me that there is an angel called Pink
Gabriel: "Yes, but we don't discriminate against his colour!"
Tahmineh: "Well never mind all that. I think the holy child is just about to
pop out so get some blessed blankets or get me to a hospital. Oaaach! It hurts."
Gabriel: "Sorry Dearest. It is destined that you have the child here."
Tahmineh: "You must be blessedly joking!"
And so, it was that my Lady was born in a bus station in Tehran's Nazee-Abad. And
that night all angels rejoiced for the glory of God. For let it not be said that
God would abandon the needy and those who hold the love and faith in their heart
and like a light this guides them through times of darkness.
Dervish Golam prepares the way
In those days Dervish Golam would preach those who had eyes to see and ears for
Dervish Golam: "Behold. The day of the harvest is here. Mother nature has turned
its milk and honey to the rotten fruits of death. It is only the worthy who will
drink from the sap of ever lasting happiness. Say ya hooo! (The calling of almighty
by the Dervishes) and search your soul."
Dervish Golam: "I said ya hooo!"
Ezat: "Believe me yahoo would be easier to search than the soul of a woman!"
Then Ezat came forth and she drank from the wine of God's ecstasy, and her soul was
baptised with the fire of love for all sentient beings and in one instance she travelled
the seven cities of Love. At that moment heaven was opened and a voice from heaven
said: "This is my niece. I am well pleased. She has come to save this nation
and her Muslims, Christians, Zoroastrians, Jews and Bahais, and even communists and
any other minority groups who I have not mentioned alike.
The temptation of Ezat
Then Ezat was led by the spirit to the wilderness of Varamin to be tempted by the
devil. After fasting for thirty days and thirty nights she was hungry. Then the devil
came and said if you are the niece of God turn these broken slabs of concrete into
Then Ezat said: "Woman does not live on sweets alone for there is nothing sweeter
than the words of God to feed her soul."
Then the devil took her to the holy city of Qom: "If you are the niece of God
cast a fire and clean this city from all idol worshippers."
Then Ezat said, "My Lord God should be the judge
of the good and the wicked. He gives man the free will and he will be the judge,
if there is anything left of these idol worshippers after the post fundamentalist
courts that is. I am nothing but the servant of God's will."
And the devil gave her a tour of the splendour of the palaces occupied by the wicked
priests and showed her Hollywood star Bard Pit and bars of irresistible Belgian chocolate
and a limitless credit card accepted at all major stores including Harrods, Gucci,
Cartier and Bulgaria."Just think about all the wonderful things you can buy
And Ezat said to her, "Away from me Satan!"
Then the devil said, "Are you sure? These Belgian chocolates are so yummy and
so low in Calories!"
And Ezat said to her for the second time, "Away from me Satan!"
Then the devil said, "Look who is over there. It's Bard Pit and he has just
broken off with his woman. Go and get an autograph."
And Ezat said to her, "I said away Satan! Read my lips 'Away!' or has the air
pressure down under has done in your ears?"
Then the devil said, "Truly you are Eve's daughter but more stubborn than she
was. At least she gave in at the end!"
And the devil left her and the angels came and attended her.
Ezat begins to preach
When Ezat heard that Dervish Golam has been charged for heresy and then killed
by Government agents in his visit to the city of Kerman, she stood at the top of
the street and said "Behold for the kingdom of heaven is near!" But she
was completely ignored by the passers by.
The calling of the first disciples
As Ezat was passing by Tehran University in Amir-Abad she saw two students -- Ziba
and Gisoo. They were looking at their dreadful exam results and Ezat said: "Follow
me and I will make you the examiners of Adams sons and daughters."
At once they shook the bleached strands of hair that showed underneath their scarves,
and left their books, their mobile phones and exam results and followed her. Then
she passed by the garage and she called me, the servant of God, Asghar, and the incredible
force of my spirit forced me to leave my wrench and I became her disciple, but I
called my mum on the mobile to say goodbye first.
And Ezat said to me, "One couldn't travel very far in Tehran unless one knows
a good mechanic. With your wrench of sincerity, you shall mend the broken hearts
and pour the viscous fluid of faith within those hearts and put the frozen wheels
of their minds back in motion again."
Ezat turns water to wine
She turned water to wine but the crowd disappeared before being arrested by the passing
Pasdar guards who would have arrested them for consuming alcohol.
Ezat heals the sick
Ezat saw that at a Doctor's reception a care taker was standing and was giving Aspirin
to all those who were suffering, some with cancer, some with psychological trauma
or nervous disease, and some with the poison in the water and their food. She opened
the heavenly waters and it came pouring into filtered bottles and then said, "Behold
the Waters of Tehran are polluted and the food is poisonous. Take these filtered
bottled and drink this and eat not the flesh of animals for it is the unwanted waste
not fit for human consumption and has been imported from the CJD and mad cow infected
So it was that she cured the sick.
Now when she saw the crowds, she went and stood by the doctor's reception and
sat down. Her disciples came to her, and she began to teach them saying as it has
been said before me, for the truth does not tarnish with time and the truth is the
truth whatever sacred mouth it comes out of. And there is no copy right after fifty
years of the publication.
And she said: "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of
heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the
meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for
righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be
shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the
peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted
because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when
people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because
of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same
way they persecuted those before you."
The crow that became forty crows and invaded the house of the Roc (See-Morgh or
thirty birds in Farsi)
There was once a red Robin who kept company with the crows. In the wilderness the
crows would feed on the eyes or hearts of the dead or the sting of the scorpions.
The Robin became dizzy and disillusioned in the heat and became filled with self-grandeur
and lust for power and saw the wilderness as a beautiful kingdom that he could rule,
and to fulfil his ambition he decided to overthrow the Roc the king of birds.
He took the crow to the other birds and said: "Brothers, you were born to be
free, and not to suffer in wilderness and to be slaves for food. We feel your pain,
let us show you the way. Look at this bird's black coat. It is black for he mourns
for your suffering. Look at its red eyes. They are red for he has no sleep until
he finds your salvation. Those legs that you see are stained in dry blood. His blood.
It has poured out of his veins so as to find your way. That cry that you hear from
his tongue, it is broken for it carries the heavy heart of our broken dreams for
freedom. Truly, I say to you, would you find anyone more worthy to lead us towards
the summit of our freedom from the tyranny of the Roc? We must set forth for the
summit and take over the kingdom."
So it was that they left for the Summit of Damavand and entered the cave where they
thought the Roc lived. In the darkness of the cave, they sat and sat and waited for
the Roc to come. Days and month past, and they sat and waited. The disillusioned
red robin was one of the first to starve and die and out of seventy birds many others
perished. Some became lost, some starved and some became prey of the vampire bats
that lived in the caves. The more birds that died the more the crow flourished and
it laid more eggs, for it fed on the flesh of the dead birds.
So it was that out of a lie, one crow flourished to be forty crows and out of the
misery the seventy birds, only thirty birds survived. But the thirty who lived were
patient, and now they had became wise. They spoke with kindness to the crows asking
for relief from their lost guidance, but the crows raised their voices and used the
echo of the caves to put fear in their hearts or used shadows to break their courage
and scatter them.
The thirty birds together became united and transformed themselves to be the giant
Roc (see-Morgh). They lifted the big rock that hid the light and revealed the crows
for the miserable creature that they were. In their fear the forty crows escaped
and perished in the dark of the cave where they became the new victims of the vampire
bats, and the thirty birds merged and became the Roc the king of their kingdom.
What is the one thing that man desires? You have heard before "Eye for an Eye",
"Tooth for a Tooth". What a blind nation and toothless nation that has
made us? But I tell you, do not resist an evil person but remember him, not with
vengeance but remember him for what he is. Also remember his father, his mother,
sisters and brothers for sick trees flourish rotten fruits, so cure the sickness
with healing hands of a Gardner and not with an axe. If there is one thing that man
desires it is happiness. This happiness is dependent on the happiness of all. Man's
desires take many guises, But it all comes down to one thing:
It is his disillusioned mind that loses track of his happiness and his path
for better things.
Some fill the emptiness with lust for gold.
Some with lust for lust.
Some seek their happiness in misery of others,
And some fill their egos and finally turn to dust.
Look at you and what you have become. It is the hate that you nurture that has broken
your unity. Those who use the sword of tyranny shall one day ask for redemption.
Do not turn them away, but do not mend their swords. They will one day come back
to live amongst you. Nurture them with kindness, not hate. For hate will turn them
into serpents living next to your bosoms."
Ezat visits the house of a Pasdar guard
When Ezat was invited to the house of a Pasdar, her disciples feared for her
safety and said how is it that our Lady enters the house of an agent of the regime.
But Ezat turned to them and said: "Behold for there is no joy greater than finding
the pig that has been lost."
Ezat gave Pasdar Morteza her blessings and if it were not for the fact that Morteza
had offered my Lady confiscated music tapes of Andy and videos of Fataneh and smuggled
Johnny Walker whiskey that she had politely refused, Morteza would have become one
of the disciples.
The casting of stones
A woman was to be punished by being stoned to death. Her husband had escaped and
had married a new wife and after five years had returned to find her wife with another
man. So the woman was to be punished for adultery.
My Lady Ezat with all courage stood between the woman and the crowd and said: "If
any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her. But
they stood there with all vulgarity and with all their might and they threw sharp
rocks at my Lady and the woman. But with the will of God those stones turned into
flowers and the throwers into rocks of salt and the woman went free. Then she looked
at the sky and said: That was very close! And you thought dealing with the Pharisees
was tough. Did you?"
The feeding of thousands
When My Lady Ezat visited the poor children of Tehran suburbs, all those who out
of hunger were collecting plastic bottles and paper or those who out of misery had
become addicts or had become prostitutes; she blessed them all and gave thanks for
the daily pizza and she broke the pizza until there were dozens of baskets left.
Some with anchovies, some were fruity-de-mares, and some with Pepperoni.
Then she said to the crowd: "If you love me then love these children. When the
time comes, free your sisters and daughters who were sold as slaves of flesh. Bring
them home and give them the respect they deserve. For they are not sinners but victims
of your sins, and heal those sons who were wounded defending their land and now have
been forgotten for they are the victims of your foolishness.
The rising of the dead writer
It was at Beheshte Zahra were a recently murdered writer who was killed by Government
agents was put to rest. But Ezat through the grace of God, called upon the dead writer
and out of his dead flesh thousands like him arose. Speaking in every tongue and
revealing the truth about the evil kingdom of the priests in every page and on the
And she said, "Let it be known that for everyone of these torch bearers of the
truth that you kill a hundred shall rise until your house of cards is burnt down."
The prediction of her death
Ezat predicted that before the corrupt kingdom of wicked priests falls that she would
be arrested and be killed at the hands of Government agents and it was up to the
followers of her truth to follow the path to freedom. She predicted that like many
she would be beaten with cables and then be hung from a crane and be declared a drug
Then we asked her if the crane should become our symbol, and if in the picture we
should draw it with a driver or without one. And she said: "Do not let an instrument
of injustice become your symbol. The crane builds and the crane destroys and the
crane kills all within the different hands. Let my symbol be 'U' for union of the
hearts and for believing in you! And my followers shall have the symbol of 'Y' for
all that enters their mind's eye they should think about, and it will be their duty
to ask why?
The union of hearts
She gathered all those with different thoughts and said: "Is it that difficult
for you to unite and free yourselves from slavery? Look at you. One is a communist,
one is a Royalist, and the other is a capitalist. One is a separatist and the other
kills his brother and gets plastic keys to the kingdom of Heaven! Do you all not
want happiness? Do you all not want a better future for your children? Do you not
want to be free? And do you have to put your brother into slavery to seek your own
happiness? You call each other traitors and only see the tip of your nose when you
look at world. You give each other labels and put the chains of slavery on your brother's
hands if you have the power."
Then the communist said: "But I do not believe in you!"
And she said, "Good. So believe in yourself, and believe in your freedom as
it was intended for man to be free."
Then the Hezbollah said: "Your words are nothing but blasphemy!"
Then she said, "If it takes blasphemy to bring your hearts together and bind
it in union with the truth then I shall use that tongue!"
Then the agnostic said: "But it is out of religion that we have become slaves.
We must separate religion from earthly rule."
Then she said: "Break your chains and know this that God intends you to be free
from all that take away the sovereignty of your mind, and if one comes amongst you
and tells you otherwise then he speaks with the tongue of Satan and is a false prophet.
Then one said: How can we trust you? Others came and cheated us. What makes you different?"
And she said: "Do not cheat yourself by not trusting the truth. God has blessed
you with knowing right and wrong and deep down you know well that your salvation
is in unity. You do not need my words. The wisdom of your hearts has always been
within you like a pearl inside its mother's shell it shall show its beauty when the
Visiting the mosque
When she visited the mosque she no longer could take the nonsense and lies that were
uttered in God's name. She was arrested and put to death as she predicted. She pulled
the turban from the Mullah's head and threw him off the platform. For the Mullah
had killed the sacred for his pocket more times than the original evildoers.
And when she was arrested, some of us gathered in front of the United Nations and
protested, and some called Amnesty International, and some went on hunger strike.
And when she was hung by her neck from the crane, people stood and watched and we
-- her followers -- mourned quietly in our hearts.
Three days later, I, Asghar, dreamt of her glory in Heaven and she said to her servant,
"Remember Asghar, those who believe in the truth believe in unity and the free
spirit of hearts. Spread my message like the seeds that grow within the moist earth
and you shall soon become free from tyranny."
And I saw her spirit ascend to the heavenly gym where she used to teach aerobics
where one day we shall all unite. She said, "I have seen the future. Your nation
shall be free. You just need to put the wheels in motion to make the present follow
the path of that future. So, do not let my message of 'The union of Hearts' fade