Papers delivered at the ‘Irfán Colloquium Session #44 (English)

Louhelen Bahá'í School: Michigan USA

October 11–14, 2002.

Alwah-i-Hizar Bayti (Tablets of One Thousand Lines)

by Iskandar Hai

Bab's Treatise on the Translocation of the Body of the Prophet Muhammad, The: An Introduction, Translation and Commentary

by Stephen Lambden

Call into Being: A Prolegomena to a Baha'i Existentialism

by Ian Kluge

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Chapter of the Slave, The: Some problems in the translation and analysis of the Surat al-Abd, Chapter 109 of the Qayyumu'l-Asma'

by Moojan Momen

Comments and Interventions

by Muhammad Afnan

Conversion Accounts in Babi-Baha'i Chronicles

by Sholeh A. Quinn

From Madaniyyih to Siyassiyyih: A Baha'i Vision of Governance

by Muin Afnani

Introduction to the Writings of the Bab, An

by Habib Riazati

  1. Scope of the Writings of the Báb
    1. In term of the number of works in the light of statements made by the Báb, Bahá'u'lláh, 'Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi
    2. Various modes
    3. Major woks of different periods
  2. The challenges concerning the authenticity of the Writings of the Báb
    1. Quotations made by others.
    2. Known works that are lost.
    3. Works attributed to the Báb by DEDUCTIVE references made by Bahá'u'lláh, 'Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi
    4. Titles known but not EXACTLY identified
  3. The impact of the Báb on the Islamic tradition
  4. The relationship of the Writings of the Báb to Bahá'u'lláh
    1. Historical connectivity
    2. Content analysis
  5. Publication of the Writings of the Báb
    1. The directive of 'Abdu'l-Bahá concerning the publication of the Báb's Writings
    2. INBA volumes, BA series
    3. EGB collection
    4. PU library
    5. UCLA library
    6. BLM collection
  6. Bahá'í publications

Motif of Joseph's Garment in Islamo-Biblical and Babi-Baha'i Scripture: With a translation and Commentary on the Surat al-Qamis of Baha'u'llah

by Stephen Lambden

Qayyum al-Asma` as mytho-historical symbol in the Writings of Shoghi Effendi

by J. Vahid Brown

Quaternities of the Writings of the Bab: A Study in Babi and Baha'i Symbolism

by J. Vahid Brown

Role of "the Feminine" in the Writings of the Bab, The

by Todd Lawson

Súrat Adh-Dhir, Surah 108 of Qayyumu'l-Asma

by Moojan Momen

Tafsir-i-Súri-yi Núr (Commentary on Qur'an's Chapter of Light)

by Moojan Momen

Uncovering the Secret of the Line (sirr as-satr)

by William McCants

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