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Lights of Irfan volume 2
         

Lights of Irfan volume 2


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Lights of `Irfán

Papers Presented at the
`Irfán Colloquia and Seminars

Book II

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
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Sponsored by the Haj Mehdi Arjmand Memorial Fund

158 B.E. 2001 C.E.

Copyright © 2001, Haj Mehdi Arjmand Memorial Fund

Prepared by Trey and Lynne Yancy.

                          Table of Contents  
      
  Preface................................................................iii    
        
  Perception Into Faith: A Radical Discontinuity Within Unity  
      William Barnes.......................................................1  

  An Introduction to the Síºratu'l-Haykal (Discourse of The Temple)  
      Mohamad Ghasem Bayat................................................11  

  The Firm Cord of Servitude  
      Theo Cope...........................................................35  

  The Human Intellect: A Bahá'í­-inspired Perspective  
      Adrian John Davis...................................................45  

  The Perfect Man and the Manifestation of God  
      Y.A. Ioannesyan.....................................................53  

  The Mystic Cup: The Essential Mystical Nature of the Bahá'í­ Faith  
      LeRoy Jones.........................................................69  

  A Short Poem by "Darví­sh" Muhammad, Bahá'u'lláh:  
  Sáqí­ az ghayb-i baqá burqa' bar afkan az 'idhár  
  An Introduction and Three Versions of Provisional English Translations  
      Franklin D. Lewis...................................................83  

  The Tablet of Unity (Lawh-i Ittihád): A Provisional Translation  
      Moojan Momen........................................................93  

  'Abdu'l-Bahá's Commentary on the Quránic Verses Concerning  
  the Overthrow of the Byzantines: The Stages of the Soul  
      Moojan Momen........................................................99  

  "What I Want to Say is Wordless":  
  Mystical Language, Revelation and Scholarship  
      Ismael Velasco.....................................................119  

  Keys to the Proper Understanding of Islám in  
  The Dispensation of Bahá'u'lláh  
      Brian A. Wittman...................................................135  

  "Point" and "Letter" in the Writings of the Báb  
      Muhammad Afnan.....................................................149