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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How far are they from hearkening unto the voice that declareth: Several times they questioned that peerless Beauty, and, every time He made reply, He set forth a special sign that should herald the advent of the promised Dispensation.
The Kitáb-i-Íqán: The Book of Certitude by Bahá’u’lláh
The traditions and sayings that bear direct reference to Our theme are divers and manifold; We have refrained from quoting them for the sake of brevity. Immeasurably high are the Prophets of God exalted above the comprehension of men, who can never know them except by their own Selves. The course will take 1 to 3 hours of work each week and will involve: It also considers the symbolic meaning of many Islamic and biblical terms and explores such matters as the cause of the rejection of the prophets of the past and the danger of a literal interpretation of scripture.
Is this sovereignty which, through the utterance of one Word, hath manifested such pervading influence, ascendancy, and awful majesty, is this sovereignty superior, or is the worldly dominion of these kings of the earth who, iqqn their solicitude for their subjects and their help of the poor, are assured only of an outward and fleeting allegiance, while in the hearts of men they inspire neither affection nor respect?
Thus hath God laid hold of them for their sins, hath extinguished in them the spirit of faith, and tormented them with the flames of the nethermost fire. How severe the persecutions inflicted upon Him—charges and persecutions the like of which men have neither seen nor heard! Why wittingly hide iqa truth?
Not one single Manifestation of Holiness hath appeared but He was afflicted by the denials, the repudiation, and the vehement opposition of the people around Him. Such are the strains of celestial melody which the immortal Bird of Heaven, warbling upon the Sadrih of Baha, poureth out upon thee, that, by the permission of God, thou mayest tread the path of divine knowledge and wisdom.
The Kitáb-i-Íqán by Bahá’u’lláh
They clamoured that He Whose advent the Bible had foretold must needs promulgate and fulfil the laws of Moses, whereas this youthful Nazarene, who laid claim to the station of the divine Messiah, had annulled the law of divorce and of the sabbath day—the most weighty of all the laws of Moses.
The course is designed both for someone wishing a basic introduction to the work and for someone seeking material to teach classes on it. Aug 02, Carlos Arboleda rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: 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.
Thus hath He revealed after the breach amongst the people: Even as He saith: The first two conditions are manifestly beyond their reach; as to the third, it is evident that at no time have they been proof against those tests that have been sent by God, and that when the divine Touchstone appeared, they have shown themselves to be naught but dross.
This caused a few among the small number of His followers to turn away from Him, and to this testify the records of the best-known books.
By these luminous, these conclusive, and lucid statements, the meaning of “heaven” in the aforementioned verse hath thus been made clear and evident. Otherwise, this servant regardeth the consideration of such records a grave mistake and a grievous transgression.
No man shall attain the shores of the ocean of true understanding except he be detached from all that is in heaven and on earth. None hath yet approached them;–huris, “whom no man nor spirit hath touched before. And of all men, the most accomplished, the most distinguished and the most excellent are the Manifestations of the Sun of Truth.
Thereby is the truth of these words concerning Him made manifest: All the signs and allusions concerning the Day of Judgment, which thou hast heard, such as the raising of the dead, the Day of Reckoning, the Last Judgment, and others have been made manifest through the revelation of that verse.
It is through the abundant grace of these Symbols of Detachment that the Spirit of life everlasting is breathed into the bodies of the dead. Were the eye lqan the heart to open, it would surely perceive that the words revealed from the heaven of the will of God are at one with, and the same as, the deeds that have emanated from the Kingdom of divine power. Once more hath the eternal Spirit breathed into the mystic trumpet, and caused the dead to speed out of their sepulchres of heedlessness and error unto the realm of guidance and grace.
Say, O ye foolish ones! Yet are they in doubt with regard to a new creation! In this respect he makes use of an Arabic Christian textual tradition very close, if not identical, to that printed in the 17th century Paris and London Polyglot Bibles. The breeze of kiyab bounty of the King of creation hath caused even the physical earth to be changed, were ye to ponder in your hearts the mysteries of divine Revelation. You must have heard of such things taking place all down the ages, and are now observing them in these days.
In like manner, two of the people of Kufih went to Ali, the Commander of the Faithful. Were a myriad voices to be raised, no ear would listen if We said that upon a fatherless Child hath been conferred the mission of Prophethood, or that a murderer hath brought from the flame of the burning Bush the message of “Verily, verily, I am God!
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The kings, emperors, and presidents of the nineteenth century were called upon to reconcile their differences, curtail their armaments, kktab devote their energies to the establishment of universal peace.
Seekers of the Unity of the Divine Prophets. At that time, the signs of the Son of man shall appear in heaven, that is, the promised Beauty and Substance of life shall, when these signs have appeared, step forth out of the realm of the invisible into the visible world.
This is the significance of the well-known words: Only those will attain to the knowledge of the Word of God that have turned unto Him, and repudiated the manifestations of Satan. Whereas, by “oppression” is meant the want of capacity to acquire spiritual knowledge and apprehend the Word of God. You are well aware of what befell His Faith in the early days of His dispensation.
As to the signs of the invisible heaven, there appeared four men who successively announced unto the people the joyful tidings of the rise of that divine Luminary. In the utterances of the divine Kittab the term “heaven” hath been applied to many and divers things; such as the “heaven of Command,” the kitabb of Will,” the “heaven of the divine Purpose,” the iqaj of divine Knowledge,” the “heaven of Certitude,” the “heaven of Utterance,” the “heaven of Revelation,” the “heaven of Concealment,” and the like.
Such is the share of the pure in heart of the bread that hath descended from the realms of eternity and holiness. Likewise, reflect upon the state and condition of Mary. Unless an angel be sent down and take part in Iqaj warnings, we will not believe. I kiitab by God!