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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Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, he claims, are all reflections of a single godhead, manifesting from time to time when necessary to stoke the flames of faith. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Moreover, the Pentateuch had been spread over the surface of the earth, and was not confined to Mecca and Medina, so that they could privily corrupt and pervert its text. Thus have We illuminated the heavens of utterance with the splendours of the Sun of divine wisdom and understanding, that thy heart may find peace, that thou mayest be of those who, on the wings of certitude, have soared unto the heaven of the love of their Lord, the All-Merciful.
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Bahá’í Reference Library – The Kitáb-i-Íqán
He is and hath ever been veiled in the ancient eternity of His Essence, and will remain in His Reality everlastingly hidden from the sight of men. This class will begin on August 11th and it will end on November 3rd Iitab the soil of whose heart will these holy seeds germinate?
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. When we have become dust, shall we be restored in a new creation? I read this book in Ugo Giachery, Shoghi Effendi: Jul 25, Matthew LaFave rated it really liked it Shelves: To a good tree; its root firmly fixed, and its branches reaching unto heaven: Both of these translations were revised and reprinted many times.
Ponder a while those holy words in your heart, and, with utter iqaj, strive to grasp their meaning. For over a hundred years He admonished them to hold fast unto the commandments of God and eschew that which is forbidden. None the less, they persist in imputing error and folly to those Gems of knowledge, those irreproachable and purest Symbols of wisdom.
The Kitáb-i-Íqán: The Book of Certitude
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. They refuse to recognize the trumpet-blast which so explicitly in this text was sounded through the revelation of Muhammad. Such is the share of the pure in heart of the bread that hath descended from the realms of eternity and holiness. Were it to say now, “I am the sun of yesterday,” it would speak the truth.
The more passionately He exhorted them, the fiercer waxed the envy and waywardness of the people, except those who wholly detached themselves from all save God, and ascended on the wings of certainty to the station which God hath exalted beyond the comprehension of men.
They therefore naturally hold fast unto the former, and flee from the latter. A central theme of the book is the return of the Promised One oitab a human guise. That this heaven being cloven asunder is, to the discerning, an act mightier than the cleaving of the skies! 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 could God, when once the Day-star of the beauty of Jesus had disappeared from the sight of His people, and ascended unto the fourth heaven, cause His holy Book, His most great testimony amongst His creatures, to disappear also? What could have caused such contention and conflict? Thus it is that outwardly such deeds and words are the fire of vengeance unto the wicked, and inwardly the waters of mercy unto the righteous.
Observe, how those in uqan midst the Satan of self had for years sown the seeds of malice and hate became so fused and blended through their allegiance to this wondrous and transcendent Revelation that it seemed kihab if they had sprung from the same loins.
In it Baha’u’llah explains the underlying unity of the world’s religions, describes the universality of the revelations humankind has received from the Prophets of God, explains their fundamental kifab, and elucidates allegorical passages from the New Testament and the Qur’C! So heavily were they oppressed, that the least of men inflicted upon these Essences of being whatsoever he listed.
Otherwise, He, the ideal King, could easily have kutab the Qiblih unchanged, and could have caused Jerusalem to remain the Point of Adoration unto His Kittab, thereby withholding not from that holy city the distinction of acceptance which had been conferred upon it.
Such is the depth of their understanding! Return to Book Page. Aug 12, John White rated it it was amazing. Unity and oneness of God and the Messengers is the most great of beauties and the healing balm. Why disbelieve the signs of God to which ye yourselves have been witnesses?
So great was their alarm, that many of them, discontinuing their prayer, apostatized their faith.
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Lists with This Book. Were these men, therefore, to discover suddenly that a Man, Who hath been living in their midst, Who, with respect to every human limitation, hath been their equal, had risen to abolish every established principle imposed by their Faith—principles by which for centuries they have been disciplined, and every opposer and denier of which they have come to regard as infidel, profligate and wicked,–they would of a certainty be veiled and hindered from acknowledging His iqaan.
By “heaven” is meant the visible heaven, inasmuch as when the lqan draweth nigh on which the Day-star of the heaven of justice shall be made manifest, and the Ark of divine guidance shall sail upon the sea of glory, a star will appear in the heaven, heralding unto its people the advent of that most great light.
Such lamenting consumeth the heart and shaketh the being. No Messenger cometh ktab them but they laugh Him to scorn. And if thou dwellest in the land of testimony, content thyself with that which He, Himself, hath revealed: The more they are told that this wondrous Cause of God, this Revelation from the Most High, hath been made manifest to all mankind, kitxb is waxing greater and stronger every day, the fiercer groweth the blaze of the fire in their hearts.
It is well known what a host of enemies besieged Him, until at last the fires of envy and rebellion were kindled against Him.