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Commentary on the Islamic Tradition "I Was a Hidden Treasure..." (Tafsír-i-Hadith-i-Kuntu Kanzan Makhfíyyan)

Author Abdu'l-Bahá
Title of item
Commentary on the Islamic Tradition "I Was a Hidden Treasure..." (Tafsír-i-Hadith-i-Kuntu Kanzan Makhfíyyan)
Parent publication   Bahá'í Studies Bulletin
Editor, translator, etc.  
Moojan Momen, trans
Date of this edition 1985-12
Permission translator
Typed 1999 by Alison Marshall
Posted 1999 by Jonah Winters
Proofread 2006-04 by Moojan Momen
Formatted 1999 by Michael McCarron
Classified in Provisional translations and Published Articles
Abstract Translation of a treatise written by 'Abdu'l-Bahá when he was in his teens, expounding on the terms "Hidden Treasure", "Love", "Creation", and "Knowledge" in a manner which suggests that the recipient was a Sufi and an admirer of Ibn 'Arabí.
Notes Mirrored with permission from This version updated from the original BSB version in 1999 and 2006.

Edits, proofreading, and updates by M. Momen, A. Marshall, M. McCarron, J. Winters, A. Bolhuis, and B. Lyons in 1999, 2006, and 2013.

Tags Abdul-Baha, Writings and talks of; Ali Shawkat Pasha; Archetypes; Creation; Dualism (general); Hadith; Hidden Treasure (Hadith); Knowledge; Love (general); Monism; Philosophy; Relativism; Sharh-i Kuntu Kanzan Makhfiyan (Commentary on the tradition of the Hidden Treasure); Shaykh Ahmad-i-Ahsai; Sufism; Unity of Existence
Locations Baghdad; Iraq; Edirne (Adrianople); Turkey
Cross-referencesSee also Relativism: A Basis For Bahá'í Metaphysics (Moojan Momen, 1988).
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