The Commentary of the Báb on `Man Arafa Nafsieh fa qad Araf Rabehí in relation to the commentaries of Bahá'u'lláh and the Master

By Habib Riazati

First presented at the Irfan Colloquia Session #60
Bosch Bahá'í School: Santa Cruz, California, USA
May 26–29, 2005
(see list of papers from #60)

    1) "Man Arafa Nafseih fa qad Araf Rabeh": The one who knows his own Self, that shall assuredly lead to the recognition of His Lord.

    The purpose of this presentation is to look at the significance of this Tradition in the Islamic scriptures and then carefully examine the interpertation of this Hadith in the Writings of the Central Figures of the Cause. Moreover, in these Comparative interpretations by the Báb, Bahá'u'lláh and the Master, recognize the various meanings of the words such as " Arafa" ( recognition), Nafseih ( Self ) and Rabeh ( His Lord) in the realms of creation and revelation.

    2) General Introduction to the Writings of the Báb

    Study of the Scope and range of the writings of the Báb, challenges assosiated with the authenticity in the writings of the Báb, The most important works of the Báb ( Bayán, Commentary of Josph, Panj Shaín) and their vital roles in relation to the Writings ofBahá'u'lláh .

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