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Lights of Irfan volume 19
         

Lights of Irfan volume 19

Lights of Irfan volume 19 Papers published in Lights of 'Irfán represent the views of their authors.
Reproductions from this compilation are permitted provided
that the sources and authors are clearly indicated.

'Irfán Colloquia
Bahá'í­ National Center
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Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: (847) 733-3501
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General Editor Iraj Ayman
Edited and typeset by Jonah Winters, winterswebworks.com
Cover design by Majid Nolley, majidnolley.com
Sponsored by the Haj Mehdi Arjmand Memorial Fund
175 B.E. 2018 C.E.
ISBN 978-3-942426-34-3

Copyright © 2018, Haj Mehdi Arjmand Memorial Fund

                                    Table of Contents  
    
Preface and title pages.......................................................... 3

Some Reflections on the Principle of Unity/Oneness
     Hooshmand Badee............................................................. 5

Baha?’u’lla?h’s Life and Mission: “This is the One Who Hath Glorified the Son”
     JoAnn Borovicka ........................................................... 23

Laozi: A Lost Prophet?
     Roland Faber .............................................................. 41

Freedom and the Baha’i Writings
     Ian Kluge ................................................................ 111

The Kita?b-i-Iqa?n (The Book of Certitude): Revolutionizing the Concepts of
          Religion, Eschatology and Theology
     Sohrab Kourosh............................................................ 183

Power and the Baha?’i? community
     Moojan Momen.............................................................. 209

A Tablet by Baha?’u’lla?h
     provisional translation by Julio Savi and Faezeh Mardani.................. 233

Ancient Poems as Means of Revelation, in an Early Tablet by Baha?’u’lla?h
     Julio Savi and Faezeh Mardani ............................................ 237

The Mathnavi? of Ru?hu’lla?h, the Martyr
     translated by Julio Savi and Faezeh Mardani .............................. 269

The Mathnavi? by Ru?hu’lla?h Varqa?, the Martyr: A Few Notes on Its
          Historical Context and Poetical Content
     Julio Savi and Faezeh Mardani ............................................ 273

The Countenance of the Blessed Beauty in the Mirror of Mawlu?d Tablets
     Foad Seddigh ............................................................. 285

End of Days
     Moshe Sharon.............................................................. 313
  
Elucidations

     Baha?’i? Fast: a compilation................................................ 327

     Persian translation of Arabic verses...................................... 337
          Universal House of Justice

In Memoriam

     Dr. Muhammad Afnan (1930 – 2017) ......................................... 339 

     Dr. Heshmat Shariary (1934 – 2018) ....................................... 342


Appendices

     Bibliography of Bahá'í­ Writings and Their Abbreviations .................. 345

     Contents of Lights of 'Irfán Books 1-18 .................................. 347

     Publications and Distributors of the 'Irfán Colloquia .................... 361

     Vision and Aims of the Irfan Colloquia.................................... 362