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   18 cf.  Qur’an 77:20; 32:8.

   20 ’Akka.

   21 Mecca.

   22 The Suriy-i-Muluk.

   23 The Sultan of Turkey.

   24 Muhammad.

   25 cf.  Qur’an 17:78.

   26 Tihran.

   52 Baghdad.

   55 Mecca.

   62 Adrianople.

   66 Muhammad Shah.

   69 Anis.

   70 Adrianople.

   71 Mirza ’Ali-Akbar-i-Naraqi.

   81 ’Ali Pasha.

   82 Sultan ’Abdu’l-’Aziz.

   84 The Bab.

   89 Jesus.

   94 Sultan ’Abdu’l-’Aziz.

   95 Adrianople.

   99 The Bab.

  100 Imam Husayn.

  101 The Muslims.

  105 Nasiri’d-Din Shah.

  107 Baghdad.


    1 cf.  Qur’an 2:30-34; 38:71-75.

    4 The word Haykal (Temple) is composed in Arabic of the four letters
      Ha’, Ya’, Kaf and Lam (HYKL).  Its first letter is taken to
      symbolize the word Huviyyah (Essence of Divinity); its second
      letter the word Qadir (Almighty), of which Ya’ is the third
      letter; its third letter the word Karim (All-Bountiful); and its
      fourth letter the word Fadl (Grace), of which Lam is the third

    5 cf.  Qur’an 21:30; 24:45; 25:54.

    6 That is, the letter “E”.  In all such instances in the Writings where
      the letters “B” and “E” are mentioned, the Arabic letters are Kaf
      and Nun, the two consonants of the Arabic word Kun, which is the
      imperative meaning “Be”.

    8 “The tree beyond which there is no passing”, a reference to the
      station of the Manifestation of God.

    9 These are examples of the types of questions put to the Bab. 
      According to the teachings of Shi’ite Islam, leadership of the
      Islamic community belonged of right, after the passing of the
      Prophet Muhammad, to a line of twelve successors, descendants of His
      daughter Fatimih, known as “Imams”.  This line being eventually
      severed through the “occultation” of the last Imam, communication
      with the latter was for a time maintained through a succession of
      four intermediaries known as “Gates”.

   10 One of a trio of Arabian goddesses whose worship was abolished by
      the Prophet Muhammad.

   14 This is Baha’u’llah’s second Tablet addressed to the French Emperor. 
      An earlier Tablet was revealed in Adrianople.

   16 Within the year Napoleon III was defeated at the Battle of Sedan
      (1870) and sent into exile.

   19 The two Most Great Festivals are the Festival of Ridvan, during
      which Baha’u’llah first proclaimed His Mission, and the Declaration
      of the Bab.  The “twin days” refer to the Birthdays of the Bab and
      Baha’u’llah. cf.  Kitab-i-Aqdas, ¶110.

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