Todd Lawson: "The Báb’s Great Announcement to Mulla Husain: Chapter One of the Qayyúm al-Asmá’, The Súrih of Dominion (Mulk)"
In the Kitáb-i-Íqán Mulla Husayn is referred to by Bahá’ú’lláh thus: But for him, God would not have been established upon the seat of His mercy, nor ascended the throne of eternal glory. This suggests, among other things, that had Mulla Husayn not recognized the Báb’s station and accepted His claims the new era would not have begun. We know from Bahá’í history that what enabled Mulla Husayn to acknowledge the truth of the Báb’s claims was in fact the first chapter of the Qayyúm al-Asmá, also known as the Commentary on the Súrih of Joseph. In this web-talk we will enumerate in detail the various features of this brief composition, features that we may assume were of such striking originality and obvious divine authority (another way to translate the Arabic word mulk) that Mulla Husayn had no choice but to become the Báb’s first follower or, as he is sometimes referred to, the gate of the Gate.

Aug 4, 2019 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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