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"By the Fig and the Olive"

AuthorNecati Alkan
Title of item
"By the Fig and the Olive"
Subtitle of item
`Abdu'l-Bahá's Commentary in Ottoman Turkish on the Qur'ánic Sura 95
Parent publication   Bahá'í Studies Review
Publisher of this ed.
London: Association for Bahá'í Studies English-Speaking Europe
Date of this edition 2001
Permission editor and publisher
Posted 2010-07-17 by Jonah Winters
Formatted 2002 by Chris Manvell
Classified in Published Articles
Abstract A translation and discussion of an Ottoman-Turkish Tablet by `Abdu'l-Bahá: his commentary on the Quaranic Sura of the Fig (#95). 
Notes Presented at the Irfan Colloquia Session #36, London School of Economics, England (July 13-15, 2001), online at

See also translation of this Tablet. This article is also available as a formatted PDF, as published in BSR: alkan_fig_olive_bsr10.pdf.

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Locations Turkey; Jerusalem; Israel; Medina; Mecca; Saudi Arabia
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