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TITLEQur'anic and Biblical References in the Kitáb-i-Íqán: A Guide to Further Study
CONTRIB 1Dalton Garis, ed.
CONTRIB 2Mohebat Sobhani, ed.
ABSTRACTList of quotes from the Bible and the Qur'an referenced by Baha’u’llah in the Kitab-i-Iqan as shown in its footnotes, and a brief discussion of each reference.
NOTES The translation of the Qur'án used in this document has been criticized for inserting some interpretations of the Wahhabi school directly into the English rendition — see
TAGS- Christianity; - Islam; Bible; Interfaith dialogue; Kitáb-i-Íqán (Book of Certitude); Quotations from the Bible; Quotations from the Quran; Quran
About: This document identifies all the Qur’anic and Biblical quotes referenced by Baha’u’llah in the Kitab-i-Iqan as shown in its footnotes. It introduces in some cases the Qur’anic context surrounding their revelation and contains a brief discussion of each reference. Part I shows the references in the order they appear in the Kitab-i-Iqan, while Part II lists those same references in the order of their appearance in the Qur’an. The Biblical references, being very few are only shown in Part I.

It is hoped that this addendum will further enhance the study of the Kitab-i-Iqan, a Book which Baha’u’llah declares that “...All the Scriptures and the mysteries thereof are condensed into this brief account. So much so, that were a person to ponder it a while in his heart, he would discover from all that hath been said the mysteries of the Words of God, and would apprehend the meaning of whatever hath been manifested by that ideal King.” (Para. #266).

It should not be imagined that His Holiness Baha’u’llah had to look up these quotes from the holy Books of old; rather, as He explains Himself, “… Whenever We desire to quote the sayings of the learned and the wise, presently there will appear before the face of thy Lord in the form of a tablet all that which hath appeared in the world and is revealed in the holy Books and Scriptures...” (Lawh-i-Hikmat, para. #32)”

    Spring 2020
    Dalton Garis
    Mohebat Sobhani
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