Posted by anon on June 26, 2101 at 13:18:34:
Does anyone know if Baha'u'llah wrote extensively on this? I have been thinking about this very much lately and I am coming up with more and more. Here are some ideas I have so far:
It is stated that knowledge consists of 27 letters, only two letters are revealed before the Qa'im. Then the Qa'im would reveal the remaining 25.
The first two letters of the Arabic alphabet are alif and ba'.
The Bab associates Christ with the letter alif. Also, alif is the first letter in the word for Father "ab" which I thnk is very similar in Aramaic. There are the Words of Christ that being "Our Father..." Also the word "abba" (father) is in three places in the King James Bible (Mark 14:36, Romans 8:15, Galatians 4:6)
Next came the Dispensation of Muhammad... this Dispensation could be said to be associated with the letter ba' because of the baslama - beings bismillah.
So far there are the letters alif and ba' possibly associated with two letters of knowledge.
Next the Bab was to reveal 25 letters of knowledge. The Name Bab consists of a ba' alif ba' and has the numberical value of 5.
The letter that has the numberical value of 5 in Arabic is ha'.
So five from "Bab" and five from "ha'" multiplied make 25.
So the three letters we have are alif ba' ha'. Re-arranged, the word "Baha" is contructed. Although it is missing the hamzih.
If we were somehow to associate the Revelation of Baha'u'llah with the letter ya', these letters in order would spell "Abha".
Does anyone have any comments about this or knowledge on this topic?
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