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The Báb's Epistle on the Spiritual Journey towards God

AuthorTodd Lawson
Title of item
The Báb's Epistle on the Spiritual Journey towards God
Book 3
Total pages
Parent publication   Lights of Irfan
Publisher of this ed.
Wilmette, IL: Irfan Colloquia
Date of this edition 2002
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Posted 2010-05-18 by Jonah Winters
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Abstract A preliminary translation and discussion of the Bab's Risála fi's-Sulúk, one of his earliest extant compositions. It provides a brief discussion of the mystic quest, and sheds light on the Báb's relationship to the Shaykhi movement and to Sayyid Kázim.
Notes Presented at the Irfan Colloquia Session #30, Louhelen Bahá'í School (October 6-8, 2000). Republished in The Bahá'í Faith and the World's Religions, ed. Moojan Momen (George Ronald, 2005); see lawson_babs_epistle_2005.pdf.

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Tags Bab, Writings of; God (general); Hadith; Imam Ali; Imams; Interfaith dialogue; Islam; Journey; Kumayl, Hadith of; Mysticism; Quran; Risala fis-Suluk (Journey towards God); Spirituality
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