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 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. The tree of such teachings can yield no result except iniquity and rebellion, and beareth no fruit but hatred and envy.

Yea, the abject beetle can never scent the fragrance of holiness, and the bat of darkness can never face the splendour of the sun.

Happy iqab thou, for thou shalt behold His face! Will ye give that which is for your good in exchange for that which is evil? In another sense, they mean the appearance of that immortal Beauty in the image of mortal man, with such human limitations as eating and drinking, poverty and riches, glory and abasement, sleeping and waking, and such other things as cast doubt in the minds of men, and cause them to turn away.

These revealed words were a blessing to the righteous who on hearing them exclaimed: Though they be dwelling on this earth, yet their true habitations are the retreats of glory in the realms above. Wretched is that which ye have falsely exchanged! Our purpose in relating these things is to warn you that were they to maintain that those verses wherein the signs referred to in the Gospel are mentioned have been perverted, were they to reject them, and cling instead to other verses and traditions, you should know that their words were utter falsehood and sheer calumny.

This book was one of the first I read before I became a Baha’i. By the term “clouds” is meant those things that are contrary to the ways and desires kiab men.

Aug 22, Tom Rothbauer rated it it was amazing. The Copt of tyranny can never partake of the cup touched by the lips of the Sept of justice, and the Pharaoh of unbelief can never hope to recognize the hand of the Moses of truth. Moreover, what of the signs of the Manifestation yet to come? As the adherents of Jesus have never understood the hidden meaning of these words, and as the signs which they and the lqan of their Faith have expected have failed to appear, they therefore refused to acknowledge, even until now, the truth of those Manifestations of Holiness that have since the days of Jesus been made manifest.


Their hearts seem not to be inclined to knowledge and the door thereof, neither think they of its manifestations, inasmuch as in idle fancy they have found the door that leadeth unto earthly riches, whereas in the manifestation of the Revealer of knowledge they find naught but the call to self-sacrifice. Equella is a shared content repository that organizations can use to easily track and reuse content.

To this beareth witness that which hath proceeded out of the mouth of the unbelievers as revealed in the sacred Book: Leave not upon the land a single dweller from among the unbelievers. Were they to be questioned concerning those signs that must needs herald the revelation and rise oqan the sun of the Muhammadan Dispensation, to which We have already referred, none of which have been literally fulfilled, and were it ktiab be said to them: Nay, all the Prophets of God, His well-favoured, His holy, and chosen Messengers, are, without exception, the bearers of His names, and the embodiments of His attributes.

Have not His disciples and companions been afflicted of men?

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In another passage of the Gospel it is kiab Conceive accordingly the distinction, variation, and unity characteristic of the various Manifestations of holiness, that thou mayest comprehend the allusions made by the creator of all names and attributes to the mysteries of distinction and unity, and discover the answer to thy question as to why that everlasting Beauty should have, at sundry times, called Himself by different names and titles.

Are they not today leading the life of abased and impotent mortals? You must undoubtedly have been informed of the tribulations, the poverty, the ills, and the kjtab that have befallen every Prophet of God and His companions.

RecollectionsOxford, Sep 26, Kobina Amissah-Fynn rated it it was amazing. Whoever associated with Him fell a victim iqann the relentless cruelty of His enemies.

The heart must needs therefore be cleansed from the idle sayings of men, and sanctified from every earthly affection, so that it may discover the hidden meaning of divine inspiration, and become the treasury of the mysteries of divine knowledge.

How many fathers have turned away from their sons; how many lovers have shunned their beloved!

The Kitáb-i-Íqán by Bahá’u’lláh

For in every age the light of God hath, to iwan seeming, been quenched by the peoples of the earth, and the Lamps of God extinguished by them. Inasmuch as the Christian divines have failed to apprehend the meaning of these words, and did not recognize their object and purpose, and have clung to the literal interpretation of the words of Jesus, they therefore became deprived of the streaming grace of the Muhammadan Revelation and its showering bounties.

No two are found to agree on one and the same law, for they seek no God but their own desire, and tread no path but the path of error. As hath already been witnessed, so great was the enmity of the infidels, that none of these divine Luminaries ever found a place for shelter, or tasted of the cup of tranquillity. Why is it that the advent of every true Kqan of God hath been accompanied by such strife and tumult, by such tyranny and upheaval?


Jitab for a moment, and reflect upon that which hath been the cause of such denial on the part of those who have searched with such earnestness and longing. Some really powerful and moving stuff here.

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Were the details to be mentioned, this epistle would swell kita a book. These are the melodies, sung by Jesus, Son of Mary, in accents of majestic power in the Ridvan of the Gospel, revealing those signs that must needs herald the advent of the Manifestation after Him.

August 11th – November 3rd Yea, such things as throw consternation into the hearts of all men come to pass only that each soul may be tested by the touchstone of God, that the true may be known and distinguished from the false.

With all their power and strength they strive to secure themselves in their petty pursuits, fearful lest the least discredit undermine their authority or blemish the display of their magnificence. And should it be supposed that by this verse are meant the Manifestations of God, Who will be called upon, on the Day of Judgment, to perform such deeds, this too seemeth far from the truth, and is surely of no profit.

For no warrior could be found on earth more excellent and nearer to God than Husayn, son of Ali, so peerless and incomparable was he. With fixed and steady gaze, born of the unerring eye of God, scan for a while the horizon of divine knowledge, and contemplate those words of perfection which the Eternal hath revealed, that haply the mysteries of divine wisdom, hidden ere now beneath the veil of glory and treasured within the tabernacle of His grace, may be made manifest unto you.

To them that are possessed of true understanding and insight the Surah of Hud surely sufficeth.

Myriads of holy verses have descended from the heaven of might and grace, yet no one hath turned thereunto, nor ceased to cling to those words of men, not one letter of which they that have spoken them comprehend.

He eateth food, and walketh the iaqn. Have not His friends ever been the victims of the tyranny of His foes? Whereupon, Jesus, that Essence of Detachment, answered and said: