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Bábí-Bahá'í­ Scripture and Belief in E. G. Browne's A Year Amongst the Persians Sholeh Quinn English 123 E. G. Browne's A Year Amongst the Persians has long been hailed as a classic in nineteenth century travel literature. Leaving his native England in 1887, Browne spent a year traveling in Iran, meeting diverse peoples in cities and towns including Tehran, Shiraz, Isfahan, Yazd, and Kirman. While considerable scholarly attention has been paid to Brow...  
Báb's Tablets to Muhammad Shah, The Sholeh A. Quinn English 58 The purpose of this paper is to examine one or more Tablets of the Bab to Muhammad Shah Qajar (r. 1834-1848), whose reign covered the earlier years of Sayyid `Ali-Muhammad the Bab's ministry (1844-1850). The Bab addressed at least four epistles to Muhammad Shah, most of which are in Arabic and one of which is largely in Persian and partly translate...  
Conversion Accounts in Babi-Baha'i Chronicles Sholeh A. Quinn English 44  
From the Surat al-mulk to the Surat al-muluk, Part 1: Kingship and Religious Authority in Two Babi-Bahai Texts S. Quinn English 72 Lights9 See also Part 2 and Part 3. The opening chapter of the Bab's Qayyum al-asma' (early 1844), one of his earliest writings, is known as the Surat al-mulk, or the Surah of the Dominion. In this weighty text, the Bab addresses kings in general, the reigning Persian Qajar monarch Muhammad Shah specifically, and Muhammad Shah's vizier, Hajji Mirza Aqas... read online  
In the Beginning: An Analysis of the Opening Chapters of the Báb's Qayyum al-asma Sholeh Quinn English 95 In his Qayyum al-asma, the Bab discusses numerous themes and addresses various audiences of people. The purpose of this paper is to examine more closely the themes and the addressees in the opening chapters of this important text. Chapter One of the Qayyum al-asma, entitled the "Surat al-mulk" is primarily concerned with kings and notions of king...  
Introductory Review of Bahá'u'lláh's Lawh-i-Qina', An S. Quinn English 51 Lights11 In 1867–68, Baha'u'llah addressed Karim Khan Kirmani in his Lawh-i Qina` (Tablet of the Veil) in response to Kirmani's Risalah dar Javab-i Su'alat-i Mulla Jamal-i Babi (A Treatise in Response to Mulla Jamal-i-Babi's Questions). The Lawh-i Qina` is a wide-ranging Tablet covering themes such as grammatical points in the Writings of the Bab, re... read online  
Letters of Sayyid 'Ali Muhammad Shirazi 'the Báb' to Muhammad Shah Qajar (Part I) Sholeh Quinn English 62 The purpose of this paper is to examine Tablets of the Bab to Muhammad Shah Qajar (r. 1834-1848), whose reign covered the earlier years of the Bab's ministry (1844-1850). The Bab addressed at least four epistles to Muhammad Shah, most of which are in Arabic and one of which is largely in Persian and partly translated in Selections from the Writings...  
Letters of Sayyid 'Ali Muhammad Shirazi 'the Báb' to Muhammad Shah Qajar (Part II) Sholeh Quinn English 60 The purpose of this paper is to examine the later Tablets of the Bab to Muhammad Shah Qajar (r. 1834-1848), whose reign covered the earlier years of Sayyid `Ali Muhammad the Bab's ministry (1844-1850). The Bab addressed at least four epistles to Muhammad Shah, most of which are in Arabic and one of which is largely in Persian and partly translated ...  
Markiz al-Marakiz: Qazvin and the Babi/Bahá'í historiographical tradition Sholeh Quinn English 36 During the Safavid era, the city of Qazvin became an important center of historical writing. This was partly a result of Shah Tahmasp moving the capital city from Tabriz to Qazvin. Consequently, several historians composed their chronicles in this city. These include individuals such as Yahya ibn 'Abd al-Latif Husayni Qazvini, author of the Lubb al...  
Master and the Professor, The: A Tablet of 'Abdu'l Baha to T. K. Cheyne Sholeh Quinn English 79  
Persianate Historiography and Family Trees: The Use of Genealogy in Safavid Chronicles and Select Bábí-Bahá'í Sources S. Quinn English 28 Lights4 In 1501, Shah Isma'il (r. 1501-1524) proclaimed Twelver Shi'ism the official state religion of Iran and at the same time, established the Safavid ruling dynasty. Over the next two centuries, the Safavids proclaimed their right to rule based partly on their genealogy, which came to form a conventional element in Safavid chronicles and an important c... read online  
References to Karim Khan Kirmani and the Irshád al-'Avám in Bahá'u'lláh's Kitáb-i Íqán S. Quinn English 48 Lights5 This paper will provide an introduction to Karim Khan Kirmani, his life, and his works, in order to contextualize his complex relationship to the Baba and Baha'i­ religions and their founders. The topic will be narrowed down by a closer examination of two particular works: the Irshad al-'Avam and the Kitab-i Íqan. Particular emphasis will ... read online  
Suratu'l-Mulk and the Suratu'i-Muluk: Part 3 Sholeh Quinn English 76 See also Part 1 and Part 2.  
Suratu'l-Mulk and the Surau'i-Muluk, Part 2: Some Further Considerations Sholeh Quinn English 74 See also Part 1 and Part 3.  
Tablet of the Seeker and Prerequisites of the Mi'ráj: The Kitáb-i-Iqán and the Irshád al-'Avám Sholeh A. Quinn English 46 The much-loved so-called "Tablet of the True Seeker" in Baha'u'llah's Kitab-i Íqan contains a list of spiritual qualities necessary to attain the status of the "true seeker." Immediately before this section, Baha'u'llah makes reference to a work entitled the Irshad al-`Avam, by Karim Khan Kirmani. Describing how he came to receive a copy of ...  
The Bab's Sahifah-yi `adliyyah in Historical Context Sholeh A. Quinn English 109 In 1844, Sayyid `Ali Muhammad Shirazi, "the Bab" (1819-1850), put forth the first of several messianic claims that expanded considerably over time: that he was the representative of the Hidden Imam, and later explicitly claiming to be a manifestation of God. One year later, probably in Shiraz during the summer of 1845, he wrote his Sahifah-yi `adl...  
`Abdu'l-Bahá and Professor T. K. Cheyne Sholeh Quinn English 81 Some time after October 23, 1913, `Abdu'l-Baha sent a Tablet to a certain Professor T. K. Cheyne (1841-1915) in Oxford, England. The early American Baha'i magazine Star of the West published the complete Tablet in its Persian section and included a partial translation in its English section. In this letter, `Abdu'l-Baha acknowledges having rece...