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Lights of 'Irfán Book 2:
Papers Presented at the 'Irfán Colloquia and Seminars

edited by Iraj Ayman.
Wilmette, IL: Haj Mehdi Armand Colloquium, 2001

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                                  Table of Contents  

  Preface................................................................iii    
        
  Perception Into Faith: A Radical Discontinuity Within Unity  
      William Barnes.......................................................1  

  An Introduction to the Súratu'l-Haykal (Discourse of The Temple)  
      Mohamad Ghasem Bayat................................................11  

  The Firm Cord of Servitude  
      Theo Cope...........................................................35  

  The Human Intellect: A Bahá'í-inspired Perspective  
      Adrian John Davis...................................................45  

  The Perfect Man and the Manifestation of God  
      Y.A. Ioannesyan.....................................................53  

  The Mystic Cup: The Essential Mystical Nature of the Bahá'í Faith  
      LeRoy Jones.........................................................69  

  A Short Poem by "Darvísh" Muhammad, Bahá'u'lláh:  
  Sáqí az ghayb-i baqá burqa' bar afkan az 'idhár  
  An Introduction and Three Versions of Provisional English Translations   
      Franklin D. Lewis...................................................83  

  The Tablet of Unity (Lawh-i Ittihád): A Provisional Translation  
      Moojan Momen........................................................93  

  'Abdu'l-Bahá's Commentary on the Quránic Verses Concerning  
  the Overthrow of the Byzantines: The Stages of the Soul  
      Moojan Momen........................................................99  

  "What I Want to Say is Wordless":  
  Mystical Language, Revelation and Scholarship  
      Ismael Velasco.....................................................119  

  Keys to the Proper Understanding of Islám in  
  The Dispensation of Bahá'u'lláh  
      Brian A. Wittman...................................................135  

  "Point" and "Letter" in the Writings of the Báb  
      Muhammad Afnan.....................................................149  

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