Requesting Baha'u'llah's Mathvani

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misagh
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Requesting Baha'u'llah's Mathvani

Postby misagh » Tue May 18, 2004 12:27 pm

Allah'u'Abha!

I'm wondering if someone has the Persian text of Baha'u'llah's "Mathnavi", preferrably in a non-caligriphied format... but of course, begger's can't be choosers.

If you have it, can you please e-mail me at misaghziaei at hotmail dot com?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Requesting Baha'u'llah's Mathvani

Postby Ahsan_al_Hadees » Tue May 27, 2008 6:49 pm

Hi,

What do you mean by "Mathnavi"...like that of Maulana Jalal-ud-Din Roomi? If yes did really Bahaullah write the "Mathnavi"? or this term is something different from the one I understand from this post?

Regards,
Ahsan

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Re: Requesting Baha'u'llah's Mathvani

Postby brettz9 » Tue May 27, 2008 7:30 pm

Doing a search of the site, I see some mention of it, for example:

http://bahai-library.com/bsr/bsr09/9B4_ ... thnavi.htm
http://bahai-library.com/resources/1863-68.html

So this was not a claim to Baha'u'llah having written the Mathnavi.

best wishes,
Brett

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Re: Requesting Baha'u'llah's Mathvani

Postby Ahsan_al_Hadees » Wed May 28, 2008 6:37 am

info given on one link you provided is

Not to be confused with the abbreviated title "Mathnavi" both used in non-Baha'i books and often quoted by the Central Figures, which usually refers to Rumi's Mathnavi

check the screenshot

Regards,
Ahsan
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Re: Requesting Baha'u'llah's Mathvani

Postby brettz9 » Wed May 28, 2008 9:36 am

Hi Ahsan,

You asked originally

What do you mean by "Mathnavi"...like that of Maulana Jalal-ud-Din Roomi? If yes did really Bahaullah write the "Mathnavi"?


I understood that you were asking whether Baha'is believed that Baha'u'llah had written Rumi's Mathnavi (as perhaps by inspiration, etc), and I was saying no to that. But He did write His own "Mathnavi". The info from the screenshot is correct: the Baha'i Writings quote sometimes from Rumi's Mathnavi (as in Baha'u'llah's Tablet to a mystic), but there is an actual work of Baha'u'llah which is also called "Mathnavi".

best wishes,
Brett

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Re: Requesting Baha'u'llah's Mathvani

Postby Ahsan_al_Hadees » Wed May 28, 2008 9:56 am

Brett,

You wrote:

I understood that you were asking whether Baha'is believed that Baha'u'llah had written Rumi's Mathnavi (as perhaps by inspiration, etc), and I was saying no to that.


Yeah my main question was that did Bahaullah also write a book on poetry and named it Mathnavi...I was confused on the term "Mathnavi"...you made that clear. Thanks.

Regards,
Ahsan

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Re: Requesting Baha'u'llah's Mathvani

Postby Sen McGlinn » Thu May 29, 2008 12:56 pm

Yes, Baha'u'llah did write a (slim) book called the Mathnavi. You can get it in a Word format from

http://reference.bahai.org/fa/t/b/

Go to item 16, Atha-e Qalam-`ala volume 3, download the word file and search on mathnavi


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