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It is complex, covering a range of theological, philosophical and religious topics, with layeruponlayer of meaning waiting to be unfolded by the reader. Bahaullah called it the lord of the books, and in his last major writing, the epistle to the son of the wolf, states. Questions of sayyid muhammad shirazi, uncle of the bab in reply to which bahaullah authored the book of certitude kitab i iqan bahaullahs tablet of the bell lawh annaqus posted 2399 moojan momen, trans. In it, bahaullah gives a sweeping overview of religious truth, explaining the underlying unity of the worlds religions, describing the universality of the revelations humankind has revceived from the prophets of god. The kitabi iqan book of certitude is one of bahaullahs major works written in defence of the religious claims of sayyid ali muhammad shirazi, the bab.

One bahai scholar states that it can be regarded as the most influential quran commentary in persian outside the muslim world, because of its international audience. This was the earliest translation into english of this book. Sanctify your souls, o ye peoples of the world, that. Mr bijan motlagh, understanding the kitabiiqan, book of certitude. Book of certitude forgotten books bahaullah on amazon. Simply put, this book summarizes all the truths in the scriptures of old and is thus indispensable for teaching the faith. It sets the blueprint for our future world civilization, discusses the relationship between social structures and the wellbeing of the individual, and addresses some rulers of its day. May 01, 2003 the kitab i iqan, the book of certitude, is one of the an important scriptural works in the baha i faith. This book affirms the unity of the prophets, the universality of their message, the identity of their fundamental teachings, the sanctity of their.

Bahaullahs kitabiiqan, revealed in 1861, is one of the foremost among the works of his revelation, unequalled by any work in the entire range of bahai literature, except the kitabiaqdas. It had been translated by ali kuli khan with animation by howard mcnutt. 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. The publication of kitabiiqan the book of certitude by the bahai publishing society in chicago. In the disconnected letters of the quran the mysteries of the divine essence are enshrined, and within their shells the pearls of his unity are treasured. The kitabiiqan by the kitabiiqan bahai writings for. A unique repository of inestimable treasures shoghi effendi. A full provisional translationfrom bahai studies bulletin vol. Why is the kitabiiqan, also known as the book of certitude, called the most important book written on the spiritual significance of the bahai faith.

Read the kitab i iqan by bahaullah available from rakuten kobo. The book of certitude kitabiiqan consists of two parts. Shouldst thou observe it with a discerning eye, thou wilt, all the remaining days of thy life, lament and bewail the injury of mu. Jun, 2008 much of the early works of the bahai faith were in the form of letters to individuals or communities, mostly written by the bab or bahaullah. This old version of the bahai reference library will be replaced at a later date. Wilmette institute faculty notes, by brent poirier and iraj ayman 1999. The kitabiiqan the book of certitude was written by bahaullah, prophetfounder of the bahai faith. Deepen your understanding of the kitabiiqan the book of.

Bahaullah revealed this book within the space of two days and two nights, in the last years of his stay in baghdad ah 1278ad 1862. We shall cite in this connection only one verse of that book. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by project gutenberg. Sep 16, 2015 why is the kitab i iqan, also known as the book of certitude, called the most important book written on the spiritual significance of the baha i faith. Book of certitude is one of many books held sacred by followers of the bahai faith.

Nov 02, 2005 free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by project gutenberg. The page is dedicated to the study of a bahai book entitled, the kitabiiqan or book of certitude. Enter your email and well send you a link to change your password. This book is not only the key for opening the mysteries of the.

Bahaullahs kitabiaqdas or the most holy book and kitabiiqan or the book of. Read the kitabiiqan by bahaullah available from rakuten kobo. The book of certitude bahaullah, shoghi effendi on. Ateismu agnosticismu monoteismu politeismu enoteismu panteismu animismu. Iqan the book of certitude, but was in the early days referred to as risaliyikhal epistle to the uncle. The kitabiiqan, the book of certitude, is one of the an important scriptural works in the bahai faith. Bahaullahs tablet of uncompounded reality basit alhaqiqah. The book elucidates allegorical passages from the new testament and the quran that have caused misunderstandings among religious leaders. Nov 07, 2011 mr bijan motlagh, understanding the kitabiiqan, book of certitude. Dunbar the materials gathered together in this study companion are intended to stimulate study of bahaullahs book of certitude, the kitabiiqan.

The kitabiiqan the book of certitude, which was designated by bahaullah as the the lord of books revealed by the most exalted pen and called by abdulbaha the fountainhead of the water of eternal life, is unique in the history of religions and holy scriptures. The kitabiiqan, the book of certitude, is one of the. Learn with god passes by, chapter 8 by shoghi effendi. The kitabiiqan, the book of certitude, is one of the most important scriptural works in all of the religious history. In it, bahaullah gives a sweeping overview of religious truth, explaining the underlying unity of the worlds religions, describing the universality of the revelations humankind has revceived from the prophets of god, illuminating their fundamental teachings, and elucidating allegorical. This firstever trade edition of bahaullahs book of certitude offers the prolific authors account of the tenets of the faith and the universal mission of all religions. The kitabiiqan bahai reference library the bahai faith. Feb 06, 2012 a journey through the book of certitude the kitabiiqan is one of the most important writings of bahaullah, the founder of the bahai faith.

The original copymanuscript of the book was written in the hand of abdulbaha, who was eighteen years of age at that time. I found this in the companion to the study of the study of the kitabiiqan by hooper dunbar regarding the passage in paragraph 7, the divine promise was not fulfilled. The kitabiiqan, the book of certitude, is one of the most important scriptural. Unlike the kitab i aqdas which is the most holy book of laws, this book was written because the babs the gate uncle was perplexed to find that his nephew was a prophet of god. The book of certitude was written in 1846 by bahaullah to answer babs uncles questions regarding the qaim. Bahullah describes the role of prophets throughout history and calls some of his contemporaries to task for promulgating false or selfserving views about religion. T h e k i t a b i i q a n the bo ok of certitude b y b a h a u l l a h tr a n s l a t e d b y s h o g h i e f f e n d i. A treatise revealed by bahaullah in baghdad in 186162 in response to questions posed by one of the maternal. The kitabiiqan is the creative word of god written by bahaullah from god.

Questionnaire and answer key, by fariborz alan davoodi 2004. Study of the kitabiiqanbook of certitude community. Its later title, book of certitude, could be interpreted in many ways, the most obvious probably being that the book was designed to give certitude and assurance to the babs uncle for him to be able to recognize the manifestation of god and the truth of the bahai cause. Bahaullahs kitab i iqan, revealed in 1861, is one of the foremost among the works of his revelation, unequalled by any work in the entire range of bahai literature, except the kitab i aqdas. The nonfulfilment of a prophetic announcement owing to a change in the divine purpose arabic, bada is an accepted theological principle in islam and is confirmed in. Termed by shoghi effendi the most important book written on the spiritual significance of the cause, it should be read and read over again by every soul who desires to serve bahaullah. Two questions about the 7th verse of the kitabiiqan. Dec 20, 2007 the kitab i iqan is the creative word of god written by bahaullah from god.

Briefly, there hath been revealed in the kitabiiqan book of certitude concerning the presence and revelation of god that which will suffice the fairminded. A new version of the bahai reference library is now available. Termed by shoghi effendi the most important book written on the spiritual significance of the cause, it should be read and read over again by every soul who. Much of the early works of the bahai faith were in the form of letters to individuals or communities, mostly written by the bab or bahaullah. Study of the kitabiiqanbook of certitude posts facebook. Unlike the kitabiaqdas which is the most holy book of laws, this book was written because the babsthe gate uncle was perplexed to find that his nephew was a prophet of god. The kitabiiqan the book of certitude by bahaullah translated by shoghi effendi table of contents part one part two notes and references in this publication this is the day in which the testimony of the lord hath been fulfilled, the day in which the word of. The kitabiiqan the book of certitude a treatise revealed by bahaullah in baghdad in 186162 in response to questions posed by one of the maternal uncles of the bab, translated by shoghi effendi and first published in english in 1931. Bahaullahs kitabiaqdas or the most holy book and kitabiiqan or the book of certitude are among his major writings or revelations.

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