- Lawh-i-Karmil (Tablet of Carmel)
- Lawh-i-Aqdas (The Most Holy Tablet)
- Bisharat (Glad-Tidings)
- Tarazat (Ornaments)
- Tajalliyat (Effulgences)
- Kalimat-i-Firdswsiyyih (Words of Paradise)
- Lawh-i-Dunya (Tablet of the World)
- Ishraqat (Splendours)
- Lawh-i-Hikmat (Tablet of Wisdom)
- Asl-i-Kullu’l-Khayr (Words of Wisdom)
- Lawh-i-Mawsud (Tablet of Maqsud)
- Suriy-i-Vafa (Tablet to Vafa)
- Lawh-i-Siyyid-i-Mihdiy-i-Dahaji (Tablet to Siyyid-i-Mihdiy-i-Dahaji)
- Lawh-i-Burhan (Tablet of the Proof)
- Kitab-i-‘Ahd (Book of the Covenant)
- Lawh-i-Ard-i-Ba’ (Tablet of the Land of Ba’)
For a general outline of the Tablets included in the book, their themes, and other kind of information look in “God Passes By” pp. 216-220.
LAWH-I-KARMIL (The Charter for the World Centre)
Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh (TB) pp. 3/5.
Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh (GL) XI.
Citadel of Faith (CF) pp. 95/96.
God Passes By (GPB) pp. 345/348.
Messages to the Bahá’í World pp. 84.
Shoghi Effendi by U. Giachery (it. 202-204) pp. 209/212.
Bahá’í World vol. XII pp. 239.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 4 pp. 351/367.
“In this most mighty Revelation all the Dispensations of the past have attained their highest, their final consummation.” (Disp. Pp. 12)
“… the soul of every Prophet of God, of every Divine Messenger hath thirsted.” (GPB pp. 3/99)
2. TB. 4.
“shrilling voice” TB. 127/168/226. RBv1. 35.
3. Isaiah 35:1-2.
4. GL. 211.
It is referred to the Tablets of Divine Plan by ‘Abdu’l- Bahá (RBv4. 358/360).
Ark: Covenant or Cause of God and Bahá’u’lláh the Holy Mariner, also referred to the Law of God and the Universal House of Justice (RBv4. 361).
SWB. Pg. 57/58.
LAWH-I-AQDAS: (The Most Holy Tablet or Tablet to the Christians)
Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh pp. 9/17.
The Promised Day Is Come pp. 100/108.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol.4 pp. 227/235.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol.3 pp. 5/11.
A Life of George Townshend pp. 49.
7. (RBv4. 228).
8. “the one who sentenced Jesus to death”: Caiaphas. Cfr. Iqan pp. 132.
“only a fisherman believed in Him”: Peter.
10. “We verily… far astray.” PDC. 110.
11. “Open the doors… grievous error.” PDC. 106.
12. Bahá’u’lláh describes His Supreme revelation to the Christians whom He addresses as “Followers of the Son”. (RBv4. 228).
Cfr. ESW. Pp. 57.
13. “My body hath endured imprisonment…” parallel to Passion of Christ.
14. “the Voice of the Crier” John the Baptist.
17. “O concourse of priest! … glory.” PDC. 101, see RBv4. 353.
18. “Say: In the East… have appeared” ‘Abdu’l- Bahá in World Order of Bahá’u’lláh 74/75.
GPB. 252/262 and CF. 130.
“Let the Breeze of God… well-assured.” PDC. 102.
19. Bahá’u’lláh addresses the bishops as “fallen stars” see also PDC. 103.
20. “O concourse of monks! … All-Merciful” PDC. 102.
21. “Bethlehem is astir… Best-Informed” PDC. 102/103.
24. “I never… crucified upon thee” PDC. 42.
Biblical references in the Lawh-i-Aqdas
7. “… but when He came… great glory…” Mark 13:26; Matthew 8:38; Luke 21:27; Matthew 24:31.
9. John 16:13; 17:19.
10. John 3:16; also cfr. GWB. 99-100.
11. Luke 12:36; 12:37; Mark 13:26.
12. Matthew 16:27; Mark 8:38; John 16:12-13; John 1:1; Matthew 24:44; 24:36; John 5:37.
14. Isaiah 40:5; Matthew 3:3; Mark 1:3; Luke 3:4; John 1:23; Matthew 6:33; Mark 1:14-15; 4:26-32; Luke 8:1; 10:11; 17:21; 21:37.
15. Isaiah 3:4-7; John 16:13; 12:23, 28.
17. Luke 19:40; 21:27; Isaiah 40:3; Matthew 3:3.
18. Matthew 24:27; Luke 17:24.
19. Matthew 24:29.
20. James 2:5.
21. Matthew 24:31; Luke 21:27.
25. Matthew 8:22.
27. 9 Beatitudes ascribed to Christ in Matthew 5; in Lawh-i-Aqdas 21 Beatitudes.
BISHA’RA’T (Glad-Tidings to all Peoples)
Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh pp. 21/29.
Dawn of a New Day pp. 77/78.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 4 pp. 161/167.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 4 pp.159/372-374.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 3 pp. 156/161.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 2 pp. 240.
29. first Glad-Tidings: abolition of holy war (“jihad”)
30. second Glad-Tidings: fellowship with other people.
31. third Glad-Tidings: universal language.
32. fourth Glad-Tidings: protection of the peoples.
33. fifth Glad-Tidings: loyalty, honesty, truthfulness towards the Government.
35. kings and rulers of the earth “are the exponents of the power of God”
36. sixth Glad-Tidings: Lesser Peace.
37. seventh Glad-Tidings: choice of clothing and dressing.
38. eighth Glad-Tidings: monks, priest, etc. have to give up the life of seclusion.
39. ninth Glad-Tidings: abrogation of the confession of sins.
45. tenth Glad-Tidings: abolition of the destruction of books, referred to the Báb’s advice in the Bayan (RBv4. 166/167). See “Dawn of a New Day pp. 77-78”
46. eleventh Glad-Tidings: study of useful sciences. “permissible” because the Muslim clergy in their fanaticism had forbidden the study of “modern sciences.”
47. twelfth Glad-Tidings: man has to engage in some form of occupation, such as arts and crafts.
49. thirteenth Glad-Tidings: the Universal House of Justice.
TB. 50/142/147/265, and ADJ. 23.
It is identical to the 8 Ishraq.
50. Justice upheld by two pillars: reward and punishment.
“All matters of state”: literally “political affairs”, in future major decisions will be referred to the Universal House of Justice. See TB. 274.
52. fourteenth Glad-Tidings: special journeys to visit the dead are not necessary.
53. fifteenth Glad-Tidings: kingship = one of the signs of God.
54. TB. 29/45 summary of the Glad-Tidings.
TARAZAT (Ornaments; Truth of His Cause)
Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh pp. 33/44.
Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh XXI/CXLVIII/CLIV. TB. Pp. 37/120-122.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 4 pp. 168/176.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 1 pp. 32/163-164.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 2 pp. 223-230/284-290.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 3 pp.94-96.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 4 pp. 17/385-386/ch. 15.
62. first Taraz: man must know himself and what is good for him.
65. second Taraz: consort with all the followers of religion in spirit of friendliness and fellowship.
68. third Taraz: good character best mantle for men from God.
69. TB. 50/138/139.
70. Hwa. 2.
71. Splendours of these two luminaries see TB. 27.
72. fourth Taraz: trustworthiness is the greatest portal for the well-being of mankind.
74. The same quotation is at pg. 121-122. Bahá’u’lláh uses to quote Himself several times.
76. fifth Taraz: concerneth the protection and preservation of the station of God’s servants.
79. sixth Taraz: knowledge is one of the wondrous gifts of God.
80. “The pages of… of the world.” See GPB. 219, “… This is an amazing phenomenon.” See GPB. 219.
86. “Whosoever wisheth let him turn thereunto; whosoever wisheth, let him turn away.” See Tablet of Ahmad.
87. RBv4. 174/214-226. “The disbelievers among the people of the Bayan are like the followers of the Shi’ih sect and walk in their footsteps.” (TB. 171.).
89. “Mirza Hadi Dawlat-Abadi became a follower of the Báb and later he recanted his faith. He supported Mirza Yahya.
“He Who heralded this Revelation” is referred to the Báb.
TAJALLIYAT (Effulgences-the Day of God)
Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh pp. 47/54.
Bahá’í World Faith pp. 342-343.
Letters from the Guardian to Australia and New Zealand pp. 41.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 4 pp. 118/144.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 1 pp. 46/64-66/110/118-119/175-180/185/198/201/299/309-311 and ch. 3/18.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 2 ch. 5.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 3 ch. 7.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 4 pp. 155-156/162/236 and ch. 3.
This Tablet is addressed to Ustad ‘Ali-Akbar-i-Banna’. He was martyred in Yazd in 1903. he designed the Mashriqu’l-Adhkár of Ishqabad and his design was approved by ‘Abdu’l- Bahá.
The Advent of Divine Justice pg. 64-66.
World Order of Bahá’u’lláh pg. 104-107.
94. Titles of Bahá’u’lláh, see GPB. 94 and the next.
“Hidden Mystery, the Treasured Symbol, the most Great Book” cfr. 102, titles of Bahá’u’lláh.
102. first Tajalli’: Knowledge of God by Recognition of the Manifestation of God.” Attainment to the Divine Presence can be realized solely by attaining His presence.”
104. second Tajalli’: remain steadfast in the Cause.
105. “The Point of the Bayan” is the Báb, see GPB. 98.
106. third Tajalli’: knowledge is a wing to man’s life and its acquisition it is incumbent upon everyone.
“Knowledge… Mother Book”, see ESW. 26.
“In truth… him”, see ESW. 27.
107. fourth Tajalli’: Divinity, Godhead and the like, cfr. 124.
110. WOB. 109/112-113.
112. “Adorer” is the Báb and the “Adorer One” is Bahá’u’lláh (RBv4. 128).
PM. N. 176/183. GL. I/LXX.
KALIMAT-I-FIRDAWSIYYIH (Words of Paradise)
Haji’ Mirza Haydar-Ali, outstanding Bahá’í teacher. He spent nine years in prison and exile in Kartoum, passed away in 1920 in the Holy Land. He was the Angel of Mount Carmel.
Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh pp. 57/80.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 4 pp. 214/226, 27-28/125-139/185-186, ch. 25.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 1 pp. 35.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 2 pp. 24-28/34-37/162-163/254/268.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 3 pp. 275/297/326-331.
An Early Pilgrimage pp. 40.
The Chosen Highway pp. 184.
“Kingdom of Utterance” see RBv1. 35, and TB. 2/168/226.
116. Fewness of words and abundance of deeds, see HWp. 76, and TB. 350.
Quality which exalt man
Quality which abase man
God helps man to break his veils. TB. 130/153/155/201/202.
123. “Man must bring forth fruit. One who yieldeth no fruit is in the words of the Spirit (Jesus), like unto a fruitless tree, and a fruitless tree is fit but for fire.” See HWp. 81.
124. Divine Unity, and difference between God and His creature. See first chapters of SAQ.
127. “shrill voice” and “kingdom of utterance”, TB. 2/168/226, RBv1. 35.
Kingdom = Spiritual Realm of God. Haji Mulla Hadi Sabzivari poet and philosopher of Iran contemporary of Bahá’u’lláh, passed away in 1873.
130. TB. 117/153/155/201/202.
131. first leaf: Fear of God sure defence and chief cause of the protection of mankind.
“Verily I say… do not possess it.” ESW. 27.
132. second leaf: Religion chief instrument to establish order.
“The Pen… with discernment.” ESW. 28.
133. third leaf: Generosity, detachment, humility.
133-134. “O son of man!… the wayward.” ESW. 29.
“An Early Pilgrimage pg. 40.”
134. PM. N. 183.
135. fourth leaf: referred to the rulers of the world so that they may follow the radiance of justice.
136. two mistakes made by His Majesty Muhammad Shah:
1) banishment of the Lord of the Realms of Grace and Bounty, the Primal Point (the Báb).
2) The murder of the Prince of the City of Statemanship and Literary Accomplishment (Mirza Abu’l-Qasim Farahani, the Qa’im Maqam).
138. fifth leaf: wisdom greatest gift to man and unfailing protection. Transformation of man because of wisdom. TB. 47/79/106.
“city of justice”: the religion of God.
139. sixth leaf: purpose of justice = appearance of unity among men: social justice. “Light of men is justice” TB. 50/66/138.
“Were mankind to be adorned… utterance.” Hwa. 2.
God has sent everything for the wellbeing of mankind. TB. 146.
140. seventh leaf: do the things which lead to unity and wellbeing of humanity.
“This span of earth is but one homeland and one habitation.” Is similar to TB. 67. “Thus the whole earth would come to be regarded as one city and one land. See also TB. 186.
See also GL. CXVII. “… the earth is but one country and mankind its citizen.”
Man’s glory lieth in his:
2) upright conduct
3) praiseworthy character
141. eight leaf: schools must train children in the principle of religion so that they may be prevented from the things forbidden.
142. Universal House of Justice. TB. 49/50/147/265.
143. Universal language. TB. 31/193/370.
144. ninth leaf: moderation and prophecy by Bahá’u’lláh.
Lesser Peace. TB. 36/192/267.
145. Nuclear energy: see The Chosen Highway pg. 184, RBv2. 268.
146. TB. 139.
147. Universal House of Justice. TB. 49/50/142/265.
149. “My imprisonment… the Merciful.” ESW. 23.
150. tenth leaf: asceticism is not accepted in the presence of God. For further explanation see TB. 38, and Lawh-i-Aqdas.
152. eleventh leaf: the emblems of His names have not to become cause of strife and have to direct their eyes to the day-spring of Revelation. TB. 140/186/207.
155. TB. 117/130/153/201/202.
156. According to Mr. Nakhjavani, “Amin” is a reference to Haji Abu’l-Hasan-i-Amin-i-Ardikani, the Trustee of the Huqúqu’lláh, see “God Passes By” pp. 187, and H. M. Balyuzi, “Eminent Bahá’ís in the time of Bahá’u’lláh” pp. 205; and “Samandar” to Shaykh Kazim-i-Samandar, designated by Shoghi Effendi “Apostle of Bahá’u’lláh”, the father of Aqa’ Mirza Tarazu’llah (the future Hand of the Cause of God) and the son of Haji Shaykh Muhammad, who was entitled Nabil-i-Akbar. See “God Passes By” pp. 130, and “Eminent Bahá’ís in the time of Bahá’u’lláh” pp. 191-215.
157. “O Haydar Ali!” see TB. 117.
160. “The Point of the Bayan” is the Báb, “Him Whom God will make Manifest” is Bahá’u’lláh, “that Most Exalted Being” is the Báb.
“… I am the first to adore Him…” see TB. 112/162.
162. “… My Herald Who…” is referred to the Báb.
“… I am the first to adore Him…” see TB. 112/160.
“… the shrill voice of My Pen…” see TB. 2/127/168.
165. “After the revelation of this blessed verse it is as though thou hast been born anew from thy mother’s womb.” TB. 179/189/255, Hwa. 3.
166. “Of all the tributes… to His Cause.” WOB. 100.
169. TB. 1/3.
171. TB. 89. “Mirza Ashraf was martyred in Isfahan.” See GPB. 201.
LAWH-I-DUNYA’ (Tablets of the World)
Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh pp. 83/97.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 4 pp. 329/350.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 1 pp. 35/153-159.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 2 pp. 382-387.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 3 pp. 61.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 4 pp. 284-285/347-350/401-406, Appendix 2.
The Wife of the Báb by Balyuzi.
Bahá’u’lláh the King of Glory pp. 382.
Revealed in honour of Aqa Mirza Aqay-i-Afnan. See GPB. 201/202.
Tablet of Times in RBv4. 348-350.
The SEVEN MARTYRS OF YAZD have been killed on 19 MAY 1891.
175. “… the mighty prison…” is the prison of Qazvin, were the two hands of the Cause of God, Haji Mulla’ ‘Ali Akbar Shahmirzadi and Haji Abu’l-Hasan Ardakani were imprisoned.
177. TB. 182/210.
178. “How vast is the Tabernacle of the Cause of God.” See TB. 84, “… how I long to announce unto every spot on the surface of the earth, … the glad-tidings of this Revelation.” RBv4. 358.
The Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh embrace all mankind.
TEACH: through the power of thine utterance subdue the hearts of men.
Show what will bring peace and wellbeing to mankind.
“O Afnan” it is Aqa’ Mirza Aqa’ Afnan, Nurid – Din.
179. “Justice is in this day bewailing its plight, and Equity groaneth beneath the yoke of oppression.”
“We have… breathed a new life into every human frame, and have instilled into every word a fresh potency.” See Hwa. 3.
“O Afnan… and worthless people. See GL. XLIII.
180. Power of good deeds.
“… beware lest your hands or tongues cause harm unto anyone among mankind.”.
181. The tyrant of the land of Ya (Yazd) is Prince Mahmud Mirza, the Jalalu’d’Dawlih, Governor of Yazd, Persia. RBv4. 346/348.
See Bahá’u’lláh the King of Glory pp. 410, and E. G. Browne and the Bahá’í Faith pp. 99.
182. Situation of Persia in the time of Bahá’u’lláh, see TB. 177/210.
Man must not deprive himself from the Love of God.
183. Everything God has revealed is for the wellbeing of mankind.
Idols veils to advance in the path of perfection.
“Every man of insight… abasement.” GL. XLIII.
184. Busy yourself with what will bring wellbeing to humanity. This can be achieved by mean of a good character and deeds.
185. Refresh and revive your souls through the favours of this Revelation.
“Let your vision be world-embracing, rather than confined to your own self.” See Hwa. 1.
“The Evil One is he that hindereth the rise and obstructeth the spiritual progress of the children of men.”
186. Through the verses of Bahá’u’lláh the doors of love and unity are opened.
Consort with all the people in spirit of friendliness. TB. 30/65/194.
Abolition of the causes of dissension for elevating the mind and souls of men.
“Love of one’s country is an element of the Faith of God. The Tongue of Grandeur hath, however, in the Day of His Manifestation Proclaimed: It is not his to boast who loveth his country, but it is his who loveth the world.”
GL. CXVII, and TB. 67.
“the verses which the Pen of the Most High hath revealed” cfr. Iqan pp. 205/187. the hosts that can ensure the victory of the Cause are those of goodly conduct and saintly character.
188. Courtesy prince of virtues of uprightness.
189. “This is the Day when the gems of constancy that lie hid in the mine of men’s inner selves should be manifest.” Hwa. 3.
“O people of Justice!… over all things.” GL. XLIII.
190. Saintly and pious life and stainless deeds, is the Message by Bahá’u’lláh for humanity. Mankind must adhere to whatsoever hath been revealed to attain true liberty.
“In the year sixty He Who Heralded the light of Divine guidance…” is the Báb.
“Mankind hath been endued with the capacity to hearken unto God’s most exalted Word – the Word upon which depend the gathering together and spiritual resurrection of all men.”
“Every verse which this Pen hath revealed” cfr. Iqan pp. 205.
191. Bahá’u’lláh has revealed in the Crimson Book what is conducive to the advancement of the world.
192. The ministers of the House of Justice must promote the Lesser Peace. TB. 36/144/267.
193. Universal Language. TB. 31/143/370.
194. Fellowship, kindness and unity. TB. 30/65/186.
195. Give part of the earned money for the education of the children.
197. “Were men to strictly observe that which the Pen of the Most High hath revealed in the Crimson Book, they could then well afford to dispense with the regulation which prevail in the world.”
198. Referred to the martyrdom of Haji Muhammad-Riday-i-Isfahani.
“Indeed one’s righteous deeds testify to the truth of one’s words.”
200. “The unbelievers and the faithless have set their minds on four things:
1) the shedding of blood
2) the burning of books
3) the shunning of the followers of other religions
4) the extermination of others communities and groups.
201. Bahá’u’lláh’s supplication for man’s progress.
202. Rulers consultation for the wellbeing of man.
203. All affairs are in the just hands of the kings and presidents and of the Trustees of the House of Justice.
204. Kingship and the consultation of the people.
205. Fear of God man’s true protector and his spiritual guardian.
206. The Word of God is a sapling whose roots have been implanted in men’s heart.
206/208. “Incline your hearts… the Most High.” GL. XLIII.
207. Abolition of strife and promotion of unity.
208. “The world is in great turmoil and the minds of its people are in a state of utter confusion.”
210. Situation of Persia. TB. 177.182.
Jamalul’d-Din-i-Afghani. GPB. 296/317.
211. “… the shrill voice of Thy Pen…” TB. 127/168/226. RBv1. 35.
213. Station of who recognize the Unity of God.” Alone and unaided He doeth whatsoever he pleaseth.”
214. “… the shrill voice of the Most Exalted Pen…” TB. 127/168/226. Rbv1. 35.
215. Righteous men of learning who dedicate themselves to guide others forgetting themselves are “stars of the heaven of true knowledge.”
cfr. Synopsis and Codification of the Kitab-i-Aqdas pp. 27.
ISHRAQAT (Splendours of the Revelation)
“… this Tablet is a Mercy of God…” TB. 250.
Revealed in Akka “soon after arrival” ESW. pp. 134
It is addressed to Jalil-i-Khu’I, see RBv4. pp. 145/160.
Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh pp. 101/134.
Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh LXI/CIII.
The Dawn Breakers pp. 278-279/368-374.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 4 pp. 145/160.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 1 pp. 8-11/127n.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 2 pp. 261-262-270-272, and Appendix I.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 3 pp. 294-297/300-305/314-315 and ch. Abul-Fadl.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 4 pp. 125-139/372-374.
217. Man cannot comprehend God.
“… the Manifest and Luminous Point…” is the Báb.
218. This Point (the Báb) is the Focal Centre of the manifestation of Letters.
“letters”: believers, disciples.
“the Impenetrable Mystery, the Adorned Symbol”: is Bahá’u’lláh
“luminous Tablet”: i.e. revealed
“snow-white Scroll”: in the previous religions
“the Point”: is the Báb
“the second Letter”: is Bahá’u’lláh
219. God hath manifested the Point (the Báb), Who unfolded the knowledge of all things. The Point has been ordained to be an ocean of light for the sincere and a flame of fire for the impious. TB. 221.
220. Bahá’u’lláh glorified by Muhammad, Christ, Moses.
221. Power of the Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh.
222. Admonishion to the followers of the Bayan. Comparison between the followers of the past Dispensation and the Babi.
“He Who conversed on Sinai… “ is Moses.
223. Bahá’u’lláh exhorts the people of the Bayan to be detached and consider:
1) the things He hath revealed
2) the words He hath revealed
3) the sufferings that have befallen Him because of His enemies.
225. The Most Great Infallibility is a shield for the temple of His Cause.
“Supreme Sinlessness”. PM. LXII.
Who recognize this Revelation is reckoned among the exponents of the divine unity, “they that uphold the concept of the oneness of God.”
226. Blessed is the man who has been attracted by this Revelation. Whoso faileth to recognize It, it is reckoned among the infields.
“shrill voice of My Pen of Glory…” TB. 127/168/226.
227. Bahá’u’lláh could not show all His Power because of man’s violent reaction, especially within the religious leaders.
228. The learned have rejected the bounty of God, His Signs, and mislead the people.
229. “Verily, He Who was… of the worlds.” Is referred to Bahá’u’lláh.
230. Meaning of Infallibility. ‘Abdu’l- Bahá, Shoghi Effendi, the Universal House of Justice have received Their Infallibility from Bahá’u’lláh.
“Most Great Infallibility” is referred to Bahá’u’lláh, in Prayers and Meditations is called “Supreme Sinlessness” (PM. LXII.).
231. It is incumbent upon man to obey God’s laws. No one has the right to deviate from the laws and ordinances of God.
232. The Will of God is not limited by people’s standards.
God has not any helper or associate.
Everything has been created by the Word of God.
233. We have to thank God for He has opened the door of knowledge so that we can understand that God has no partner.
249. The falling of stars is a reference to the prophecy concerning the Return of Christ. (Daniel 12:8-9).
250-253. ESW. 131/135.
250. Explained by mean of a dialogue.
“Paradise is reunion with Me; the other thine own self”. See GL. XCVIII.
This Tablet is a Mercy of God, commit it to memory and recite it.
251. Man is lost in his idle fancies and does not understand the truth.
252. Fear of God: fountainhead of all goodly deeds.
254. Bahá’u’lláh’s sorrows.
Do things which bring peace and tranquillity to man.
255. God hath revealed that which exalted us and promoteth our interests.
256. Fear of God and praiseworthy character. For rfr. See 252-253.
257. Trustworthiness. TB. 72/75.
260. Bahá’u’lláh has come for everyone.
261. Blessed are those who are steadfast in the Cause.
262-263. Explanation of the most Great Infallibility and Infallibility. TB. 230.
See GPB. 214-219.
265. Bahá’u’lláh has revealed what is incumbent to the rulers of the world and for the Universal House of Justice.
266. first Ishraq: profound regard to religion, it is a radiant light. If this light does not shine we will have chaos and confusion.
“Unto every nation there is a preordained term, therefore when their term is expired, they shall not have respite for an hour, neither shall they be anticipated.” Quran; 7:34.
267. second Ishraq: Lesser Peace: surest of all means for the protection of humanity.
268. third Ishraq: follow the laws of God, they are the wellspring of the world.
CONSULTATION: COMPASSION = REWARD : PUNISHMENT.
269. fourth Ishraq: praiseworthy deeds and upright character and fear of God.
“In this Revelation… all things.” ESW. 26.
270. fifth Ishraq: government has to acquaint it self with the conditions of those that it governs.
271. sixth Ishraq: union and concord among men.
Trustee of the Universal House of Justice have to choose a language and a common script.
272. seventh Ishraq: every father has to instruct his son and his daughter in the art of reading and writing and in all that is laid down in the Holy Tablet.
Education of children.
273. eighth Ishraq: members of God’s House of Justice are the Trustees of God.
It is identical to the 13 Glad-Tidings.
274. “O people of God!… life to the world.” ADJ. 23.
Justice traineth the world and it is upheld by two pillars: reward and punishment.
“All matters of state” see TB. 50.
275. Be not cause of grief, discord and strife.
276. ninth Ishraq: purpose of religion is to promote unity and concord amongst men.
278. “Let no one be content with mere hearing; rather it behove everyone to ponder that which this Wronged One hath revealed.
284. “Our Exalted Herald” is the Báb.
Relation between the Laws of Bahá’u’lláh and the Báb.
285. The people of Baha must extinguish the fire of malice.
287. Interest on money should be treated like other business transaction that are current among men.
Zaynu’l-Muqarrabin see “Memorials of the Faithful”.
LAWH-I-HIKMAT (Tablet of Wisdom)
This tablet was addressed to Aqa Muhammad, a distinguished believer from the town of Qain, who was surnamed NABIL-I-AKBAR. See Memorials of the Faithful pg. 1-5. Another distinguished believer of Qain, Mulla Muhammad-‘Ali, was known as NABIL-I-QAINI. See Memorials of the Faithful pg. 49-54.
Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh pp. 137/152.
Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh LXXXI. (Lawh’I-Abdu’l-Vahhab).
Epistle to the Son of the Wolf pp. 165/167.
Some Answered Questions ch. 53/54/80.
Message of the Universal House of Justice 10 September 1978, 21 February 1982
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 4 pp. 33/49, 174/176.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 3 pp. 258/270, and ch. 9.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 2 pp. 42/43, 265, 341/346, 390.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 1 pp. 91/95, 30 and ch. 3.
294. cfr. Iqan pp. 28.
295. Tragic situation of humanity in these days.
296. Life is progressive and not something that remains the same: evolution.
297. We have been created to show love one to another. Be proud of loving humanity.
“Let your eye… heart enlightened”. ADJ. 21.
298. Fix your gaze upon God and not on people’s deeds.
Teach the Faith!!!
299. “We have revealed unto one of the rulers…” It is Nasiri’d-Din Shah.
“he committed that which hath caused the inmates of the cities of justice and equity to lament…” martyrdom of BADI’.
“the Celestial Bird” is Bahá’u’lláh.
300. Beginning of creation:
1) ever existed
2) refer to the Holy Writings.
“Indeed He was a hidden treasure”, “I did wish to make Myself Known”, cause of creation.
“First ness”, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God”. John 1:1.
301. Everything exists now existed before but not in these forms.
Creation is the result of the interaction between the active force and the recipient.
302. The word of God cannot be perceived. Word of God = command of God.
303. We object the things we understand not those which are said.
304. Word of God origin of everything.
306. Nature is God’s Will and is its expression in this world.
308. Rebirth of man caused by God.
309. Create heat in the body of mankind: teach!!!
312. Teach the cause with an utterance which aspireth to exert moderation. Its influence depends upon refinement, detachment, and pure heart.
313. If we do not believe in God our efforts are vain.
314. East and West.
316. Contemporary men of learning acquired knowledge from the sages of the past which acquired it from the Prophets of God.
317. Empedocles contemporary of David, and Pythagoras of Solomon.
318. Essence of philosophy emanates from the Prophets of God.
319. Philosophers have not denied the Ancient of Days.
320. Hippocrates the physician believed in God.
Socrates taught to men the way of God. See SWA. Pg. 55.
321. Plato successor of Socrates believed in God. Aristotele man of knowledge who discovered the power of gaseous matter.
322. Balinus was familiar with the theory of creation put forward by the Father of Philosophy.
326. Bahá’u’lláh did not receive any instruction.
327. Knowledge that only Bahá’u’lláh can interpret.
329. Bahá’u’lláh has revealed something for every occasion.
Greece seat of wisdom for a long time.
330. Luminary of knowledge of God in every land pervadeth everything.
331. People of the past built things we cannot do today: Martos invented an apparatus which transmitted over a distance of 60 miles.
332. A true philosopher will never deny God.
334. Beginning of wisdom is to acknowledge whatsoever God hath set forth.
Cfr. TB. 340.
ASL-I-KULLU’L-KHAYR (Words of Wisdom)
There are several references to some of the main principle of Bahá’u’lláh’s Revelation that has been found throughout the Book.
All the Words of Wisdom, except for the thirteenth and fourteenth verses. (Star of the West Vol. 14. n. 4, pp. 99)
340. cfr. TB. 334.
350. see HWp. 76.
LAWH-I-MAQSUD (Tablet of Maqsud)
This Tablet was addressed to Mirza Maqsud, one of the early believers living at that time in Damascus and Jerusalem.
See the introduction to the Tablet at pg. 159.
Compared by Mr. Nakhjavani to the Guardian’s “World Order Letters”
Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh pp. 161/178.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 4 pp. 23n/235/236.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 1 pp. 40/42.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 3 pp. 294/297, 317/318.
362. God has sent a Messenger to revive the souls of men, that everyone may become aware of the trust of God which is latent in the reality of every soul.
363. “Man is… rising hills” GL. CXXII.
364. Through the advent of Muhammad the ensign of knowledge hoisted among the nations.
366. Situation of the world and no man is found to think what the cause of that could be.
“Behold the disturbances… reward and punishment”. GL. CXII.
Discord is evident everywhere.
The tabernacle of unity has been raised.
Structure of world stability based on REWARD and PUNISHMENT.
Cfr. ESW. Pp. 14, WOB. Pp. 41/198, GWB. Pp. 218.
367. There is no host and no force mighty and equal than that of wisdom justice. Blessed is the king who marcheth with these two ensigns.
“In another… justice and wisdom” GL. CXII.
“Blessed is the king… completely transformed” GL. CXII.
368. Assembly of all the kings and rulers of the world to talk about the great peace.
“The great being… of tyranny” GL. CXVII.
369. One language and one script.
370. Universal language and a common script.
“The day is… and action.” GL. CXVII.
372. Rulers have to weigh their own being in the balance of equity.
Things that man need lie enfolded in these words.
373. Blessed and happy is he who serve humanity.
“That one indeed… its citizens” GL. CXVII.
375. The purpose of religion is to promote unity and fellowship amongst men.
“The Great Being… requireth” GL. CX.
376. Consultation and compassion luminaries of Divine Wisdom.
377. Look at the end of every endeavour.
378. The learned should direct the people to study what is useful for man.
379. “It is incumbent… upon men” GL. CX.
381. True understanding is under the light of two luminaries: tolerance and righteousness.
382. People of the world have to observe fairness.
383. It behoveth man to observe equity and justice.
“Two great powers”: France and Russia.
384. Man of learning and the sage are the eyes to the body of mankind.
385. Do what will promote security and tranquillity among men.
386. The rulers must guide the people to recognize their best interests.
387. Signs of ordeals and trials are clear.
“The winds… their station” GL. CX.
388. Recognize our station and to quicken mankind.
389. Power of the word especially if used for the sake of God.
390. Human utterance exert influence, need moderation, depends on pure and detached hearts.
391. Different kind of words different effects on man.
392. The Word of God is the King of the words and the Master key of the world.
393. Man must taste the “fruits of the tree of wisdom”.
397. Great is the station of man and his endeavours.
399. Recognize what is good for this world and the next.
401. Observe tact and wisdom when we teach.
404. God has unlocked many doors but man is incapable of conceiving even a single one.
406. Were man to follow the divine teachings, every trace of evil would disappear.
SURIY-I-VAFA’ (Tablets of Vafa’) (GLB. LXXIX)
Muhammad Husayn, one of the early believers of Shiraz, surnamed Vafa’ (Fidelity) by Bahá’u’lláh.
Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh pp. 181/191.
Kitab-i-Iqan pp. 223 and “dead become alive”
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 4 pp. 205/213.
“Mulla Baqir” see “The Dawn Breakers”.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 1 pp. 116/117, 184/185.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 2 pp. 182.
The Dawn Breakers ch. XIV/XIX, and pp. 256/265.
412. God helps man to embrace His Cause.
414. Exert to attain the very essence of Fidelity.
415. Teach the Cause.
416. Power of the Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh.
417. Bahá’u’lláh has come with the hosts of Revelation and the angels of Inspiration.
418. Purify thy heart so that it may attain the station of certitude.
419. Ask God everything He will answer.
420. The return: the end is like unto the beginning.
421. Essence of Return is the return of all created things in the Day of Revelation.
422. Return and Resurrection are in the Word of God.
423. In the Day of Revelation God takes the lowliest of man and makes him the highest.
424. see 423.
426. Who did not recognize Bahá’u’lláh did not even recognize the previous Manifestations of God.
The Most Exalted = the Báb
The Most Glorious = Bahá’u’lláh
427. In the day of His Manifestation all creature are placed equally.
428. Look upon things with divine insight.
429. There is a Return and a Resurrection for all created things.
430. Worlds of God are countless in their number and infinite in their range.
“Consider thy state when asleep.
“As to thy… Our Voice” GL. LXXIX.
432. Do not reject what we do not comprehend. SKA. 22.
433. Ordinances: whatsoever has been prescribed in the Book is the Truth.
434. Paradise, reality realized by loving God.
For every act there is a recompense according to the estimate of God.
436. Teach for the sake of God.
LAWH-I-SIYYID-MIHDIY-I-DAHAJI (Tablet to Siyyid Mihdiy-i-Dahaji)
Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh pp. 195/201.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 4 pp. 236/238.
For his life see Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 2.
439. Bahá’u’lláh quickened the entire creation.
441. Great is the blessedness for who arises to teach the Cause.
442. “To assist Me is to teach My Cause”: eternal commandment.
443. Kindle the hearts that they arise to magnify His Name.
445. Blessed is the spot where is mentioned the Name of God.
446. Abstain from whatsoever is forbidden in the Mother Book.
447. Bahá’u’lláh shall render the Cause victorious through the power of a single word.
448. Fear God and do not commit such deeds as would cause My loved ones on earth to lament.
450. Restrain from creating dissension among men.
451. cf. 390. Nabil of Qa’in, is Nabil-i-Akbar (Memorials of the Faithful pp. 1-5)
452. “Utterance must needs possess penetrating power”; its “influence dependeth on the spirit being pure and the heart stainless”; “and moderation will be obtained by blending utterance with the tokens of divine wisdom which are recorded in the Sacred Books and Tablets.” (teachings of the Faith)
454. It is incumbent upon man to help the Cause.
“Whoso quickeneth a soul hath verily quickened all mankind”.
456. Meditate on the teaching, memorize passages from the Scriptures.
457. Kitab-i-Aqdas revealed to embrace all the Dispensations.
458. God loveth fidelity.
LAWH-I-BURHAN (Tablet of the Proof)
Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh pp. 205/216.
God Passes By pp. 232/233.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 4 pp. 91/102.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 4, Appendix 1, and pp. 332/336.
This Tablet was revealed after the martyrdom of the King of Martyrs and the Beloved of Martyrs, and was addressed to Shaykh Muhammad Baqir, denounced by Bahá’u’lláh as the “Wolf”. In this Tablet Bahá’u’lláh refers to Mir Muhammad Husayn, the Imam Jum’ih of Isfahan, surnamed the “She-Serpent”, who was Shaykh Muhammad Baqir’s accomplice in the persecution of the Bahá’ís. The Epistle to the Son of the Wolf was addressed to Shaykh Muhammad Taqiy-i-Najafi, the son of Shaykh Muhammad Baqir.
See God Passes By pp. 200-219.
460-461. “He is the Almighty… preserved Tablet.” ESW. Pp. 79/82.
460. “There is no hatred in mine heart for thee nor for anyone.”
“Hadst thou realized… might” Bahá’u’lláh to Shaykh Baqir.
461. “When thou didst… very pen…” Bahá’u’lláh to Shaykh Baqir.
462. “O thou who hast gone astray… passions” with these words Bahá’u’lláh rebukes the Shaykh.
“men to curse Me”: it was a common practice by the enemies of the Faith to curse its Founder. When a Bahá’í was condemned to die for his Faith, he would invariably given a chance to recant. The practice of dissimulation was widespread among the population of Persia for centuries. This is why at times some of the enemies of the Faith insisted that it was not sufficient for a Bahá’í to recant his Faith. In addition to recanting he had to curse Bahá’u’lláh, the Founder of the Faith, in order that his life might be saved. Cursing Bahá’u’lláh and the Central Figures of the Faith was considered by the Muslim clergy in Persia to be an act of devotion to God a great service to Islam. (Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 4 pp. 92).
Cfr. Synopsis and Codification of the Kitab-i-Aqdas pp. 27.
463. “Know thou that he is… all creation” Bahá’u’lláh unveils His Glorious Station to the Shaykh.
– the Spirit: Jesus Christ
– Sadratu’l-Muntaha: the Sacred Lote-Tree, the Tree beyond which there is no passing. (Qu’ran 53:8-18) A symbol of the Manifestation of God. (see God Passes By pp. 94).
464. “Thinkest thou that… Path.” Bahá’u’lláh’s challenging words to the Shaykh.
465. “By God! … Prison” Bahá’u’lláh’s powerful statement.
– the Son of ‘Imran’: Moses who heard the Voice of God, the Speaker on Sinai.
– Spirit: Jesus Christ
– King of Paris: Napoleon III
“O concourse of divines!… certitude.” Bahá’u’lláh addresses the divines of Islam collectively and Proclaims His Mission to them.
469-470-471. “O thou who art gone astray! … ruin.” ESW. pp. 98-100.
– Mother Tablet: Kitab-i-Aqdas
– The Apostle: Muhammad
– The Chaste One: Fatimih, daughter of Muhammad
– Land of Mystery: Adrianople
– She-Serpent: Imam-Jum’ih of Isfahan
Synopsis and Codification of the Kitab-i-Aqdas pp. 26.
471. Bahá’u’lláh’s warning to the Shaykh.
Divines cause of the fall of Islam.
“mighty throne subverted”: Caliphate extinguished in 1927. cfr. GPB. 231.
472. reference to the Turko-Russian war in 1878.
473. “O My Supreme Pen!… worlds.” ESW. pp. 100-103.
“… O She-Serpent!… all being.” Bahá’u’lláh denounces the Imam-Jum’ih of Isafahan.
– the Chaste One: Fatimih
– children: the King of Martyrs and the Beloved of Martyrs.
“the children of the Apostle of God” the king of the Martyrs and the Beloved of Martyrs are descendant of the Prophet of Islam.
“O heedless outcast!… invisible.” Bahá’u’lláh foreshadows his extinction.
“O perverse hater!… Book.” Bahá’u’lláh addresses the She-Serpent reminding him that he cannot destroy the Cause of God.
SCKA. Pp. 26.
– the Tale of Sacrifice: Ishmael
“Thou hast clung to tyranny and cast away justice” Bahá’u’lláh’s strong statement.
KITAB-I-AHD (The Book of the Covenant)
“… Designated by Bahá’u’lláh as His ‘Most Great Tablet’ and alluded by Him as the ‘Crimson Book’ in His ‘Epistle to the Son of the Wolf’…”
(God Passes By pp. 238)
Written entirely in His own hand; unsealed, on the ninth day after His ascension in the presence of nine witnesses chosen from amongst His companions and members of His Family; read subsequently, on the afternoon of that same day, before a large company assembled in His Most Holy tomb, including His sons, some of the Báb’s kinsmen, pilgrims and resident believers, this unique and epoch-making Document, designated by Bahá’u’lláh as His “Most Great Tablet”, and alluded to by Him as the “Crimson Book” in His “Epistle to the Son of the Wolf”, can find no parallel in the Scriptures of any previous Dispensation, not excluding that of the Báb Himself. For nowhere in the books pertaining to any of the world’s religious systems, not even among the writings of the Author of the Bábí Revelation, do we find any single document establishing a Covenant endowed with an authority comparable to the Covenant which Bahá’u’lláh had Himself instituted.
(God Passes By pp. 238)
In this weighty and incomparable Document its Author discloses the character of that:
1) “excellent and priceless heritage” bequeathed by Him to His “Heirs”
2) proclaims afresh the fundamental purpose of His Revelation
3) enjoins the “peoples of the world” to hold fast to that which will “elevate” their “station”
4) announces to them that “God hath forgiven what’s past”
5) stresses the sublimity of man’s station
6) discloses the primary aim of the Faith of God
7) directs the faithful to pray for the welfare of the Kings of the earth, “the manifestations of the power, and the daysprings of the might and riches of God”
8) invests them with the rulership of the earth
9) singles out as His special domain the hearts of men
10) forbids categorically strife and contention
11) commands His followers to aid those rulers who are “adorned with the ornament of equity and justice”
12) directs, in particular, the Aghsan (His Sons) to ponder the “mighty force and the consummate power that lieth concealed in the world of being”
He bids them, moreover, together with the Afnan (the Báb’s kindred) and His Own relatives,
13) to “turn”, one and all unto the Most Great Branch (‘Abdu’l- Bahá)
14) identifies Him with “the One Whom hath Branched from this pre-existent Root”
15) ordains the station of the “Greater Branch” (Mirza Muhammad Ali) to be beneath that of the “Most Great Branch” (‘Abdu’l- Bahá)
16) exhorts the believers to treat the Aghsan with consideration and affection, counsel them to respect His Family and Relatives, as well as the kindred of the Báb
17) denies His sons “any right to the property of others”
18) enjoins on them, on His kindred and on that of the Báb to “fear God, to do that which is meet and seemly” and to follow the things that will “exalt” that will “exalt” their station
19) warns all men not to allow “the means of order to be made the cause of confusion, and the instrument of union an occasion for discord”
20) to “serve all nations” and to strive for the “betterment of the world”
(God Passes By pp. 239-240)
486. cfr. GWB. 184-270-286, ESW. 36-123.
482. “… It is incumbent… Powerful.” WOB. pp. 134.
LAWH-I-ARD-I-BA’ (Tablet of the Land of Ba’) (Beirut)
Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh pp. 227-228.
God Passes By pp. 193.
Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh vol. 4 pp. 238-256.
488. Ba’: Beirut.
488. “His Ancient and immutable Mystery: ‘Abdu’l- Bahá the Mystery of God.
488. “Praise be to Him… rejoiceth” see World Order of Bahá’u’lláh pp. 136.
489.”Blessed, doubly blessed… His Writings” see World Order of Bahá’u’lláh pp. 136.
489. Referred to ‘Abdu’l- Bahá.
Recipients of “Excerpts from other Tablets” in “Tablets of Baha’u’llah Revealed after the Kitab-i-Aqdas”
|Aqa Siyyid Mirza Afnan|
|Haji Siyyid Mirza|
|Aqa Mirza Aqa Afnan|
|Mirza Haydar Ali|
|‘Ali qabl-i-Nabil (i.e. ‘Ali before Nabil, i.e. ‘Ali Muhammad)|