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See also the following reviews of this book:
Review by Frank Lewis, in Bahá'í Studies Review, vol. 6 (1996)
Review by Jonah Winters, in Iranian Studies 32:1 (1999)
Review by Jonah Winters, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies 9:3 (1999).
See also "An Introduction to Bahá'u'lláh's Book of Certitude"
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The opening page of the original manuscript of the Kitáb-i Íqán in the handwriting of 'Abdu'l-Bahá, produced in 1278 A.H. (1861-62 C.E.). Minor marginal additions were made by Bahá'u'lláh himself. The manuscript was given to Hájí Mírzá Sayyid Muhammad in Baghdad, in reply to his questions, and remained in his family until 1948, when it was donated to the Bahá'í World Centre.
(Courtesy of the Bahá'í World Centre.)
Vols. 5-has title: Studies in the Bábí and Bahá'í religions. Includes bibliographies.BP330.S78 1982 297.89 83-227
Contents: v. 1 [no title]-v. 2 From Iran east and west / edited by Juan R. Cole and Moojan Momen-[etc.]-v. 7. Symbol and Secret: Qur'an commentary in Bahá'u'lláh's Kitáb-i Íqan / by Christopher Buck. 1. Bahá'í Faith-History. 2. Babism-History. I. Momen, Moojan. II. Cole, Juan Ricardo. III. Smith, Peter, 1947, Nov. 27- . IV. R. Jacksong Armstrong-Ingram. V. Title: Studies in the Bábí and Bahá'i religions.
Shouldst thou reflect upon these words [Rev. 1:16-17], thou wouldst find them to exemplify the utmost perspicuity and highest eloquencenay, to have attained the furthest limit of refinement of expression and the last degree of elegant lucidity, as if the very suns of eloquence had been generated from them, and the stars of perspicuity had risen and shone resplendently above their horizon.
... Know then that He [Jesus], Who in the realms of glory gave utterance to these words, wished to describe the signs of the One Who would appear by means of symbol and allusion lest the worldly should perceive His meaning.
The Essence of Mysteries