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  • Preface

    • 1 2 Corinthians 5:17. 

    • 2 Kitáb-i-Íqán ¶51. 

  • Riḍván

    • 3 That is, jihad. 

    • 4 The angel who will sound the trumpet on the Day of Resurrection. 

    • 5 Jesus. 

    • 6 The Báb. 

    • 7 A reference to tea. 

    • 8 Haifa. 

    • 9 Cf. Qur’án 76:1. 

    • 10 Here begins a dialogue between the Maid of Heaven and Bahá’u’lláh, alternating from paragraph to paragraph. 

    • 11 Mírzá Áqá Ján, the amanuensis of Bahá’u’lláh, in whose voice the first part of this Tablet was revealed. 

  • Declaration of the Báb

    • 12 In the Tafsír-i-Hú Bahá’u’lláh explains that the name “He” (or Huva, consisting of the letters Há’ and Váv) is God’s Most Great Name, for it is a mirror in which all of God’s names and attributes are reflected together. 

    • 13 That is, the letter “B” in the name “Bahá”. 

    • 14 Qur’án 28:5. 

    • 15 See Qur’án 7:107. 

    • 16 Cf. Qur’án 12:31. 

    • 17 Bahá’u’lláh. 

    • 18 The Báb. 

  • Ascension of Bahá’u’lláh

    • 19 See Qur’án 4:51. 

    • 20 “Deadly foes” (lit., “Shimrs”) and “tyrant kings” (lit., “Nimrods”): Shimr dealt the blow that killed Imám Ḥusayn, and Nimrod was the persecutor of Abraham. 

    • 21 Cf. Qur’án 71:14. 

    • 22 The Báb. 

    • 23 Imám Ḥusayn. 

    • 24 Ṭihrán. 

    • 25 Náṣiri’d-Dín Sháh. 

    • 26 Joseph. 

    • 27 Cf. Qur’án 22:54. 

    • 28 Qur’án 104:1–2. 

    • 29 This translation of the Kitáb-i-‘Ahd was first published in Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh Revealed after the Kitáb-i-Aqdas. 

  • Martyrdom of the Báb

    • 30 The Báb. 

    • 31 Constantinople. 

    • 32 Qur’án 40:28. 

    • 33 The Báb. 

    • 34 Imám Ḥusayn. 

    • 35 The Báb. 

    • 36 In paragraphs 2–15 Bahá’u’lláh speaks in the voice of the Báb. 

    • 37 The numerical value of the letters of the word Ḥín is 68. “After Ḥín” is thus an allusion to the year after A.H. 1268, which was 1269 (A.D. 1852–3), the year that marked the birth of the Bahá’í Revelation. 

    • 38 The letters Ḥá’ and Bá’ spell the word ḥubb (love), while Há’ and Váv constitute the word Huva (He). 

    • 39 These invocations come from a Tablet of the Báb addressed to Mullá Báqir-i-Tabrízí about Him Whom God shall make manifest. 

    • 40 The Báb. 

    • 41 The Súriy-i-Aḥzán was revealed for Mírzá ‘Alíy-i-Sayyáḥ-i-Marághih’í. 

  • Birth of the Báb

    • 42 Of the Bab. 

    • 43 This selection, with the exception of the invocation, was first published in Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh Revealed after the Kitáb-i-Aqdas. 

  • Birth of Bahá’u’lláh

    • 44 Cf. Qur’án, súrih 97. 

    • 45 Jibt, Manát, and ‘Uzzá are the names of idols worshipped in the days of the pagan Arabs and mentioned in the Qur’án (4:51 and 53:19–20). 

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