Bahá'u'lláh's Lawḥ-i-Liqá' (Tablet of the Divine Presence)

By Nima Rafiee

Presented at the Irfan Colloquia Session #138
Centre for Baha'i Studies: Acuto, Italy
July 5–8, 2016
(see list of papers from #138)

published in Lights of Irfan, volume 18, pages 471-490
under new title
"In the Presence of the Beloved: Bahá’u’lláh’s Lawh-i-Liqá’: A Revised Provisional Translation and Notes"
© 2017, ‘Irfán Colloquia


    Presenting a provisional English translation of one of Bahá'u'lláh's tablets, the Lawḥ-i-Liqá' (the Tablet of the Divine Presence) with notes on its content and the historical circumstances of its revelation. It is published in Ma'idiyih Ásmáí vol. 8 and in Áthár-i-Qalam-i-A`lá, vol. 1 with some minor differences between the two versions. The name of the tablet comes from Ishraq Khavari, it is not named in Áthár-i- Qalam-i-A`lá, vol. 1.