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INDEX

Abel: sacrifice of, as test of Muhammad's Prophethood, 148.

Abraham: forerunner of, 62-63; as Friend of God, 10, 62; as Manifestation following Húd, Noah, Sálih, 10[Glossary]

Abú-'Abdi'lláh: describes character of Mihdí, 240[Glossary]

Abu Jahl: condemned to damnation, 121. [Glossary]

Alchemy, 189

'Alí, Imám. See Imám 'Alí.

Alif, 202 [Glossary]

Angels: symbolic meaning of, 78-80

Arba'in: prophecies concerning Qá'im found in, 242

Athím,190 [Glossary]

'Aválim: prophecies concerning Qa'im found in, 242[Glossary]

Báb: afflictions of followers of, 235-36; constancy and fearlessness of, 230; forerunners of,65-66; persecution of, by divines and dignitaries, 234; prophesies His own martyrdom, 231-32; sent Epistles to divines, 229; steadfastness of, 233-34; transcendent power of, 234; transmuting influence of, 234-35.  [Glossary]

Backbiting: quenches light of heart and life of soul, 193

Baghdad: as "Abode of Peace," 22, 174 [Glossary]

Bahá'u'lláh: desire of, to be willing sacrifice to the Báb, 252; reason for retirement of, to Kurdistán, 250-51 [Glossary]

Baní-Hashim, 241, 242 [Glossary]

Bayán: admonition to people of, 92-93, 248, 249-50; tabernacle of God raised in, 3; as Word of God, 199 [Glossary]

Beginning That Hath No Beginning, 161, 163, 167, 168

Biháru'l-Anvár: prophecies concerning Qá'im found in, 243, 254 [Glossary]

Certitude: city of, 197-99

Christ. See Jesus

Clerics: as misleaders of people, 15-16, 82, 164-65, 210; as persecutors of Manifestations, 165-66. See also Divines

Clouds: symbolic meaning of, 71-75

Copper: transmutation of, to gold, 157

Creation: purpose of, 29

David, 51

Detachment, 3, 192

Divines, acceptance of this Dispensation by, 222; enmeshed by veils of learning, 214; Epistles of the Báb addressed to, 229; few, can bear allegiance to manifestation, 228-29; interpret holy books according to own desires and limited understanding, 82-83, 182; misunderstanding of Gospel by Christian, 26, 213; rejection of Muhammad by Christian, 26, 213; Sádiq's prophecy concerning wickedness of, 247-48; scorn of, for followers of Manifestation, 222; as "veils of glory," 164. See also Clerics

Earth: symbolic meaning of, 46-48

End That Hath No End, 161, 167, 168



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Fasting, 39

timih, Tablet of. SeeTablet of Fatimih

Gabriel, 109 [Glossary]

God: attaining Presence of, 141-43, 169-70; binding power of Word of, 112; division caused by Word of, 111-12; Essence of, is unknowable, 3, 98-99; known through Manifestations, 99-100, 103-04; names and attributes of, evidenced by all things, 100-02; tests men's faith, 55-57, 58; trust in, 3, 192

Gold: transmutation of copper into, 157

Gospel: contains prophecies of future Manifestation, 22, 24-25, 27; misunderstood by Christian divines, 26, 213; as Word of God, 199

Hamzih, 121 [Glossary]

Heaven: symbolic meaning of, 44, 62, 66-68, 71

Húd, 9; Súrih of, 5  [Glossary]

Husayn,126, 167; martyrdom and sainthood of, 128-29; as "Prince of Martyrs," 225[Glossary]

Ibn-i-Súríyá, 84-86 [Glossary]

Imám 'Alí, 166; as Commander of Faithful, 119, 164; saying of, on heaven, hell, judgment, and resurrection, 119 [Glossary]

'Imrán, 53 [Glossary]

Islám: trials of early days of, 217-18

Israel: reason for chastisement of, 18-19, 137-38, 139. See also Jews

Jábir: tradition of, 245

Jesus: cause of, confired in Qur'án, 20-21; Christian misinterpretation of prophecies of, 26-28; explanation of prophecies of, 29, 33; forerunner of, 64, 66; gives signs heralding his return, 24-25; and Law of Qiblih, 51; opposition of Israel to, 18; power and sovereignty of, 133-34; prophesies His return, 20, 21, 22; questioned before Pilate and Caiaphas, 132-33; riches concealed in abasement of, 130-31; strengthened with Holy Spirit, 176-77

Jews: belief of, that Hand of God chained up, 136; opposition of, to Jesus, 18; opposition of, to Muhammad,135-38. See also Israel

John the Baptist: as forerunner of Jesus, 64-65

Joseph, 212, 254 [Glossary]

Judgment: Day of, 111, 114, 116

Káfí, 245, 246 [Glossary]

Karim, 190 [Glossary]

Karím Khan, 184

Knowledge: acme of, 146; as divine bestowal, 46, 184; human and divine, 145-46; as most grievous of veils, 187-88, 214; as one point, 184; revealed in Qur'án, 147; seventy meanings of, 255; trumpet blast of, 196; twenty-seven letters of, 243-44; two kinds of, 46, 69

Lám, 202 [Glossary]

Life: true, 114, 120-21

Magi: search of, for Jesus, 64 [Glossary]

Man: can potentially reveal all attributes of God, 101; highest grace bestowed on, 138



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Manifestations: all live by operation of will of, 103; denial of, 4-6, 12-15, 148-49, 182, 183, 211-12, 215-16; differ in intensity of revelations, 104; hardships and persecutions of, 45; manifest names and attributes of God, 100, 103-04, 142, 178; oneness of, 152-54, 176, 177; power of, 45; reason for designation as, endowed with constancy, 220; recognition of, is attainment of Presence of God, 142-43, 169-70; scorn of divines for followers of, 222; servitude of, 178, 179; sovereignty of, 97, 110-11, 123-25; title "Seal of the Prophets" applies to all, 179; transforming influence of, 155-58; twofold language of, 254-55; twofold station of, 152, 176, 177-78, 181 [Glossary]

Mary: grief of, at birth of Jesus, 56-57

Mím, 202 [Glossary]

Mi'ráj, 185-86, 187

Moon: symbolic meaning of, 33, 35-36, 37-38, 39-42

Moses: and Burning Bush, 54-55; flight of, to Midian, 54; forerunner of, 63, 66; majesty and power of, 11; Pharaoh's kinsman a believer in, 12; Pharaoh's opposition to, 11, 55; prophecies of advent of, 63  [Glossary]

Muhammad: allegiance of nations to Faith of, 110; ascent of, 185-86, 187; Day of Resurrection ushered in by, 117; forerunners of, 65, 66; opposition of Christians to, 81, 135; opposition of Jews to, 135-36; persecution of followers of, 218; as "Seal of the Prophets," 162, 169; sovereignty of, 108, 110-11; sufferings of, 108-110; twin testimonies of, 201; verdict of Last Day passed by, 114  [Glossary]

Mullá Husayn: exalted sation of, 223  [Glossary]

Mullás: list of, who recognized the Báb, 223

Mustagháth, 229; warning to men of Bayán concerning, 248 [Glossary]

Nimrod: dream of, 62 [Glossary]

Noah: afflictions of, 7-8; transformed by Spirit of God, 154-55 [Glossary]

Nubdih, Prayer of. See Prayer.

Oppression: symbolic meaning of, 31-32

Pentateuch: perversion of, 84-87; as Word of God, 199 [Glossary]

Persians: tradition that, would slaughter Qá'im's followers, 247

Pharaoh: kinsman of, believed in Moses, 12; opposition of, to Moses, 11, 55; warned of advent of Moses, 63 [Glossary]

Prayer: law of, as fundamental element of Revelation, 39; of Nubdih, 240 [Glossary]; symbolized as moon of religion, 39-40

Qá'im: attributes of, 240, 245, 254; persecution of followers of, 254; rising of, marks Day of Resurrection, 144; sovereignty of, 106-07; will excell all Prophets, 244; will reveal twenty-five remaining letters of knowledge, 243-44 [Glossary]

Qayyúmu'l-Asmá: prophesies martyrdom of the Báb, 231 [Glossary]

Qiblih: law of, unaltered by Manifestations, 51; reason



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why, changed by Muhammad, 49-51, 52 [Glossary]

Qur'án: all enjoined to follow, until "year sixty," 201; confirms Cause of Jesus, 20; contains unerring guidance, 201; as guide until Day of Resurrection, 203; as impregnable stronghold, 200; as one of twin testimonies of Muhammad, 202; as testimony of God to both East and West, 210; as Word of God, 199. [Glossary]

Rayy, 246-47 [Glossary]

Resurrection: Day of, 47, 143-44; symbolic meaning of, 116, 118, 144-45, 158, 170

Return: symbolic meaning of, 150, 151, 158, 159, 160, 168

Revelation: and attainment to Divine Presence, 139, 141-43; creative power of, 59-61, 140

Rúz-bih, 65 [Glossary]

Sádiq, 79, 255; discusses true wealth, 131-32; prophesies wickedness of divines, 247-48; prophesies "year sixty," 253-54 [Glossary]

Sálih: as Manifestation following Noah, 9-10 [Glossary]

Salmán, 65, 167

Sámirí, 191 [Glossary]

Seal of the Prophets: applies to all Manifestations, 179; applies to Muhammad, 162, 169; as veil to Muslims, 213 [Glossary]

Seeker: attributes and rewards of true, 3-4, 192-97

Siyyid Yahyá, 223 [Glossary]

Smoke: symbolic meaning of, 76-77

Son of Man: explanation of coming of, 61-62, 66-67

Star: as herald of new Day, 62, 63, 64; symbolic meaning of, 36, 37, 38, 66

Steadfastness, 233

Sun: symbolic meaning of, 33-34, 35-36, 37-38, 39-42, 43, 66

Symbols: purpose of, 49

Tablet of Fátimih, 245

Trumpet: symbolic meaning of, 116

Unity: bestowed by Word of God, 112, 200; as essential purpose of creation, 29

'Urvatu'l -Vuthqá, 205 [Glossary]

Veils of Glory: symbolic meaning of, 164, 166

Yanbú', 243 [Glossary]

Zaqqúm: tree of, 190 [Glossary]

Zawrá', 246-47

Zíyárat, 240 [Glossary]
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