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TAGS: Alast (Primordial Covenant); Interfaith dialogue; Islam; Kitab-i-Iqan (Book of Certitude); Qayyumul-Asma (book); Quran
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Abstract:
On how tafsir, Islam, and the Qur'an have had a great impact on the form and content of the Baha'i revelation.
Notes:
Mirrored with permission from toddlawson.ca.

The Qur'an and the Bahá'í Faith

by Todd Lawson

published in Communities of the Qur'an: Dialogue, debate and diversity in the twenty-first century, ed. Emran El-Badawi and Paula Sanders, pages 156-176
London: Oneworld Academic, 2019
Errata:

Additions to Footnote #7:

"Because of its international audience, Baha’u’llah’s Book of Certitude (Ketāb-e Īqān) may now be regarded as the world’s most influential Koran commentary in Persian outside the Muslim world." (p. 369)

"As a heterodox work of tafsīr, the Īqān advances an Islamic argument to exegetically create the possibility of post-Koranic prophets. For this and other reasons, the Īqān preserves its place as the preeminent doctrinal text of the Bahā’ī faith. To claim that the Īqān may now be regarded as the world’s most influential Koran commentary outside the Muslim world is simply to acknowledge the historical fact that the Bahā’ī religion has spun out of its Islamic orbit and radiated globally, while maintaining its Islamic roots." (p. 378)

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