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The book was originally known as Risaliy-i-Khal, Epistle to the Uncle, and later entitled by Bahá’u’lláh Himself as the Kitáb-i-Íqán. Translation into English. Examination of the Bible in light of interpretations of its symbolism offered by Baha’u’llah’s Kitab-i-Iqan. The Book of Certitude (Kitab-i Iqan) is the preeminent doctrinal work of the Bahá’í Faith. Mirza Husayn `Ali Nuri, Bahá’u’lláh (), the author, later.

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The Kitáb-i-Íqán by Bahá’u’lláh

This sovereignty must needs be revealed and established either in the lifetime of every Manifestation of God or after His ascension unto His true habitation in the realms above. Its dominion hath encompassed all that is in heaven and on earth.

Kltab wonderfully written and poetic, though I often felt it probably lost something in the translation from Persian my edition was translated by Shoghi Effendi. How many, both high and low, have, at all times, yearningly awaited the advent of the Manifestations of God in the sanctified persons of His iqqn Ones. So fierce is this fire of self burning within them, that at every moment they seem to be afflicted with fresh torments. Only those will attain to the knowledge of the Word of God that have turned kitag Him, and repudiated the manifestations of Satan.

How many Manifestations of Holiness, how many Revealers of the light everlasting, have appeared since the time of Moses, and yet Israel, wrapt in the densest veils of satanic fancy and false imaginings, is still expectant that the idol of her own handiwork will appear with such signs as she herself hath conceived!

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For the break of the morn of divine guidance must needs follow the darkness of the night of error. It explains the Baha’i concept of progressive revelation and why religious leaders tend not to accept Prophets and religions coming after the advent of the ones they represent.

As to the matter of names, Muhammad, Himself, declared: Thus, their eyes beheld not the light of the countenance of the Well-Beloved, nor did their ears hearken unto the sweet melodies of the Bird of Desire. So potent and universal is this revelation, that it hath encompassed all things, visible and invisible.


Have not His friends ever been the victims of the tyranny of His foes? A real nice place to start.

Such is their low estate. Topic select a topic Not, however, until thou consumest with the flame of utter detachment those veils of idle learning, that are current amongst men, canst thou behold the resplendent morn of true knowledge.

What blossoms of true knowledge and wisdom hath their iqsn bosoms yielded! From time immemorial such hath been the way of God amidst His creatures, and to this testify the records of the sacred books.

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What kiatb dost witness today is but a confirmation of this truth. They therefore naturally hold fast unto the former, and flee from the latter.

Yea, but since they have failed to acquire true knowledge from its very Source, they have perished in the perilous vale of waywardness and misbelief.

Consider how abundant are the denunciations written by the foolish divines of this age against this most wondrous Cause! The denials kkitab protestations of these leaders of religion have, in the main, been due to their lack of knowledge and understanding.

Was not God, the omnipotent King, able to withhold the hand iqaan Moses from murder, so that manslaughter should not be attributed unto Him, causing bewilderment and aversion among the people? By these words it is meant that when the sun of the heavenly teachings hath been eclipsed, the stars of the divinely-established laws have fallen, and lqan moon of true knowledge—the educator of mankind—hath been obscured; when the standards of guidance and felicity have been reversed, and the morn of truth and righteousness hath sunk in night, then shall the sign of the Son of man appear in heaven.

August 11th – November 3rd And should it, bearing the sequence of time in mind, claim to be other than that sun, it still would speak the truth. Exalted is He above kitsb comprehension! Were the verse “And verily Our host shall conquer” to be literally interpreted, it is evident that it would in no wise be applicable to the chosen Ones of God kiyab His hosts, inasmuch as Husayn, whose heroism was manifest as the sun, crushed and subjugated, quaffed at last the cup of martyrdom in Karbila, the land of Taff.

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How many the huris of inner meaning that are as yet concealed within the chambers of divine wisdom! Aug 12, John White rated it it was amazing. What could have been the reason for such denial and avoidance on their part? Happy art thou, for thou shalt behold His face! Thus at the hour when Muhammad, that divine Beauty, purposed to unveil one of the mysteries hidden in the symbolic oitab “resurrection,” “judgment,” “paradise,” and “hell,” Gabriel, the Voice of Inspiration, was heard saying: Sep 26, Kobina Amissah-Fynn rated it it was amazing.


Thus We instruct thee in the interpretation of the traditions, and reveal unto thee oitab mysteries of divine wisdom, that haply thou mayest comprehend the meaning thereof, and be of them that have quaffed the cup of divine knowledge and understanding.

From Him proceed their knowledge and power; from Kiab is derived their sovereignty. Were the earth of their hearts to remain unchanged, how could such souls who have not been taught one letter, have seen no teacher, and entered no school, utter such words and display such knowledge litab none can apprehend?

God is Our witness that what We even now mention is due solely to Our tender affection for thee, that haply the poor of the earth may attain the shores of the sea of wealth, the ignorant be led unto the ocean of divine knowledge, and they that thirst for understanding partake of the Salsabil of divine wisdom.

Consider, how great is the change today! How far have that people strayed from the way of God! To a supreme degree is this true of man, who, among all created things, hath been invested with the robe of such gifts, and hath been singled out for the glory of such distinction.

None, however, heeded His call. Armed with the rod of celestial dominion, adorned with the white hand of divine knowledge, and proceeding from the Paran of the love of God, and wielding the serpent of power and everlasting majesty, He shone forth from the Sinai of light upon the world.