Papers delivered at the ‘Irfán Colloquium Session #51 (English)

Louhelen Bahá'í School: Michigan USA

October 10–13, 2003.

Abdu'l-Bahá's Tablet addressed to Abul-Fadl Gulpayegani in relation to the ascension of Bahá'u'llah     edit

by Mona Iman

Bab's Sermon at Jeddah, The     edit

by Stephen Lambden

Book of Bayan (Panel)     edit

by Muhammad Afnan and Muin Afnani, Habib Riazati

Concept and Significance of "Manifestation" in the Writings of the Bab, The     edit

by Habib Riazati

Early Shaykhi Reaction to the Claims of the Bab, An     edit

by William McCants

Introductory Review of Bahá'u'lláh's Lawh-i-Qina', An     edit

by S. Quinn

In 1867–68, Bahá'u'lláh addressed Karim Khan Kirmání in his Lawh-i Qiná` (Tablet of the Veil) in response to Kirmání's Risálah dar Javáb-i Su'alát-i Mulla Jamal-i Bábí (A Treatise in Response to Mulla Jamal-i-Bábí's Questions). The Lawh-i Qiná` is a wide-ranging Tablet covering themes such as grammatical points in the Writings of the Báb, references to Kirmání in the Qur'an, and rejections of the Qur'an in the early periods of Islam. The purpose of this paper is to place the Lawh-i Qiná` in historical context, and demonstrate how that context explains certain elements in the Tablet, including those listed above. Indeed, a number of similar themes run through Kirmíní's Irshád al-`avám (Guidance of Common People), Bahá'u'lláh's Kitáb-i Iqán, and the Lawh-i Qiná`. The paper will include provisional translations of sample passages from the Lawh-i Qiná`.
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Kuntu Kanz (Panel)     edit

by Muin Afnani and Moujan Khadem

Lawh-i-Aflakiyyih (Tablet of Universe)     edit

by Muhammad Afnan

Also presented in Persian.

Model and Idols: Towards a New Philosophy of Community of Mind     edit

by Shahbaz Fatheazam

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Strong Readers of Sacred Texts: Babi-Bahá'i Semiotics     edit

by J. Vahid Brown