Qayyūm al-asmā' - Translations

Translations of Surahs of the

Qayyūm al-asmā'

of the Sayyid `Alī Muhammad,  the Bāb  (1819-1850).

by

Stephen N.  Lambden

Under Revision and Completion 2015-6 - Last partially revised and updated 21-11-2015,

Joseph and Zuleikha

On this page and the associated links will be found manuscript texts, introductions to and translations of (ultimately all of) the Surahs (chapters) of the 400-500 page Arabic Qayyum al-asma' (lit. "The Self-Subsisting [Reality of] the Divine Names" = QA.) of Sayyid `Ali Muhammad Shirazi, the Bab (1819-1850 CE). According to Babi-Baha'i tradition this work was commenced or gradually communicated over a forty day (or more ) period from the evening of May 22nd 1844 / 1260 AH when the Bab met with his first major disciple, the Persian born first of the Hurufat al-Hayy ("Letters of the Living"), Mulla Muhammad Husayn Bushru'i (c.1813-1849).

Towards a Critical edition and Translation of the Qayyum al-asma' of the Bab

QA. I

The Sūrat al-mulk : Introduction

سورة الملك  

Sūrat al-mulk (The Surah of the Dominion).

QA. II

[2] 

Introduction

سورة العلماء

Sūrat al-`ulama (The Surah of the `Ulama').

 

QA. III

[3]

Introduction

سورة الايمان

Sūrat al-īmān  (The Surah of Security).

 

QA. IV

[4] 

Introduction

سورة المدينه 

  Sūrat al-madīna  (The Surah of the City).

 QA. V

[5] 

Introduction

سورة  يوسف 

Sūrat  Yūsuf  (The Surah of Joseph).

QA VI

[6] 

Introduction

سورة  الشهادة 

Sūrat al-shahāda (The Surah of the Testimony).

QA VII

[7] 

Introduction

سورة الزيارة

The Sūrat al-ziyāra (The Surah of the Visitation).

QA VIII

[8] 

Introduction

سورة التوحيد

Surat al-Tawhid (The Surah of the Divine Unity).

QA IX

[9] 

Introduction

سورة السر

Sūrat al-sirr (The Surah of the Mystery).

QA X

[10]

Introduction

 سورةالعماء  

Sūrat al-`amā'  (The Surah of the Divine Cloud).

QA XI

[11]

Introduction

سورة السطر

Sūrat al-Satr (The Surah  of the [Alphabetical] Script).  

QA XII

[12] 

 Introduction

سورة العاشوراء

Sūrat al-Ashura (The Surah of Ashura').

QA XIII

[13]

Introduction

 سورة الفردوس

Sūrat al-Firdaws (The Surah  of Paradise).

QA XIV

[14]

Introduction

سورة القدس 

Sūrat al-Quds (The Surah of Holiness).

QA XV

[15]

Introduction

سورة المشية

Sūrat al-Mashiyya (The Surah of the Divine Will).

QA XVI

[16]

Introduction

سورة العرش

Sūrat al-`Arsh (The Surah of the Throne).

QA XVII

[17]

Introduction

سورة الباب   

Sūrat al-Bab (The Surah of the Gate).

QA XVIII

[18]

 Introduction

سورة الصراط

Sūrat al-sirat (The Surah of the Straight Path).

QA XIX

[19]

Introduction

سورة السيناء

Sūrat al-Sina' (The Surah of Sinai).

 

QA XX

[20]

Introduction

سورة النور

Sūrat al-Nur (The Surah of Light).

 

 

 QA XXI

[21]

 Introduction

سورة البحر

Sūrat al-Shajara [Bahr] (The Surah of the Tree [Ocean]).

 

QA XXII

[22]

Introduction

سورة الماء

Sūrat al-Ma' (The Surah of the Watery Expanse).

QA XXIII

[23]

Introduction

سورة العصر

Sūrat al-`Asr (The Surah of the Forenoon).

QA XXIV

[24]

Introduction

سورة القدر

Sūrat al-Qadar (The Surah of the Destiny). 

 QA XXV

[25]

Introduction

سورة الخاتم

Sūrat al-Khatam (The Surah of the Seal).

QA XXVI

[26]

Introduction

سورة الحل [الحد]

Sūrat al-Hill / Hadd.

(The Surah of the Lawful / Foreordained Limit). 

QA XXVII

[27]

Introduction

سورة الابواب 

Sūrat a-Abwab (The Surah of the Gates).

 

QA XXVIII

[28]

Introduction

سورة القرابة

Sūrat al-Qaraba (The Surah of the Kinsfolk).

 QA XXIX

[29]

Introduction

سورة   الحورية    

Sūrat al-ḥuriyya (The Surah of the Maiden-Houri).

 QA XXX

[30]

Introduction

سورة التبليغ 

Sūrat al-Tabligh (The Surah of the Instruction).

QA XXXI

[31]

Introduction

سورة العز

Sūrat al-`Izz (The Surah of the Divine Grandeur).

QA XXXII

[32]

Introduction

 سورة الحي

Sūrat al-hayy (The Surah of the Living One).

QA XXXIII

[33]

 Introduction

سورة النصر

Sūrat al-Nasr (The Surah of Victory).

 QA XXXIV

[34]

Introduction

سورة الاشارة

Sūrat al-Ishara (The Surah of the Intimation).

QA XXXV

[35]

Introduction 

سورة العبودية

Sūrat al-`Ubudiyya (The Surah of Servitude).

QA XXXVI

[36]

Introduction

سورة العدل 

Sūrat al-`Adl (The Surah of the Divine Justice).

QA XXXVII

[37]

Introduction

سورة التعبير  

Sūrat al-Ta`bir (The Surah of the Interpretation).

QA XXXVIII

[38]

Introduction

سورة الفاطمة   

Sūratal-Fāṭima[iyya]

(The Surah al-Fāṭima [bint Khuwaylid]).

QA XXXIX

[39]

Introduction

سورة الشكر 

Sūrat al-Shukr (The Surah of Thankfulness).

QA XL

[40]

Introduction

سورة الانسان

Sūrat al-Insan (The Surah of Humankind).

QA XLI

[41]

 Introduction

سورة الكتاب

Sūrat al-Kitab (The Surah of the Book).

QA XLII

[42]

 Introduction

سورة العهد

Sūrat al-`Ahd (The Surah of the Covenant).

QA XLIII

[43]

 Introduction

سورة الوحدة

Sūrat al-Wahda (The Surah of Oneness).

QA XLIV

[44]

Introduction

سورة الرؤياء

Sūrat al-Ruya' (The Surah of the Vision [I]).

QA XLV

[45]

Introduction

سورة الرؤياء

Sūrat al-Ruya' (The Surah of the Vision [II]).

QA. XLVI

[46]

 Introduction

سورة هو

Sūrat al-Huwa (The Surah of the Divine Ipseity).

QA XLVII

[47]
Introduction

 سورة المرآت  

Sūrat al-Mi'rat (The Surah of the Mirrors).

QA. XLVIII

[48]

 Introduction

 سورة الحجة

Sūrat al-Hujjat (The Surah of the Proof).

QA. XLIX

[49]

 Introduction

سورة الندأ

Sūrat al-Nidā' (The Surah of the Eschatological Call).

QA. L

[50]

 Introduction

سورة الاحكام

Sūrat al-aḥkām (The Surah of the Decrees [I]).

QA. LI

[51]

 Introduction

سورة الاحكام

Sūrat al-aḥkām (The Surah of the Decrees [II]).

 QA. LII

[52]

Introduction

  سورة الفضل 

Sūrat al-Fadl (The Surah of the Divine Bounty).

QA. LIII

[53]

Introduction

  سورة الصبر

Sūrat al-Sabr (The Surah of Patience).

QA. LIV

[54]

Introduction

سورة الغلام

Sūrat al-Ghulam (The Surah of the Youth).

 QA. LV

[55]

Introduction

   سورة الركن  

Sūrat al-Rukn (The Surah of Support [Pillar]).

 QA. LVI

[56]

Introduction

  سورة الامر

Sūrat al-Amr (The Surah of the Command). 

QA. LVII

[57]

Introduction

  سورة الحسن

Sūrat al-Husn (The Surah of Excellence).

QA. LVIII

[58]

Introduction

  سورة الاكسير

Sūrat al-Iksir (The Surah of the Elixir).

 QA. LIX

[59]

Introduction

  سورة الافئدة

Sūrat al-Af'ida (The Surah of the Inmost Hearts).

QA. LX

[60]

Introduction

  سورة الذكر

Sūrat al-Dhikr (The Surah of the Remembrance).

 QA. LXI

Introduction

  سورة الحسين

Sūrat al-Husayn (The Surah of Husayn).

 QA. LXII

Introduction

  سورة الاولياء

Sūrat al-Awliya' (The Surah of the Intimates). 

 QA. LXIII

Introduction

  سورة الرحمة

Sūrat al-Rahmat (The Surah of the Divine Mercy).

QA. LXIV

Introduction

  سورة الحمد

Sūrat al-Hamd (The Surah of the Laudation).

 QA. LXV

Introduction

  سورة الغيب

Sūrat al-Ghayb (The Surah of the Occultation).

 QA. LXVI

Introduction

  سورة الاحدية

Sūrat al-Ahadiyya (The Surah of the Divine Oneness).

QA. LXVII

Introduction

  سورة الانشاء

Sūrat al-Insha' (The Surah of Origination).

 QA. LXVIII

Introduction

  سورة الوعيد

Sūrat al-Wa`id (The Surah of the Promises).

QA. LXIX

Introduction

  سورة التربيع

Sūrat al-Tarbi` (The Surah of Fourfold [Talisman]).

QA. LXX

Introduction

  سورة القسط

Sūrat al-Qist (The Surah of the Just Balance).

QA. LXXI

Introduction

  سورة القلم

Sūrat al-Qalam (The Surah of the Pen).

 QA. LXXII

Introduction

  سورة البصير

Sūrat al-Basir (The Surah of the Insightful One).

QA LXXIII

Introduction

سورة الكهف

Sūrat al-Kahf (The Surah of the Cave).

 QA. LXXIV

Introduction

  سورة الخليل

Sūrat al-Khalil (The Surah of the Friend [of God]).

 QA. LXXV

Introduction

  سورة الشمس

Sūrat al-Shams (The Surah of the Sun).

QA LXXVI

Introduction

سورة الورقة

Sūrat al-Waraqa (The Surah of te Leaf).

 QA. LXXVII

Introduction

  سورة السلام

Sūrat al-Salam (The Surah of Peacefulness).

QA. LXXVIII

Introduction

  سورة الظهور

Sūrat al-Zuhur (The Surah of the Theophanic Dispendation).

 QA. LXXIX

Introduction

  سورة الكلمة

Sūrat al-Kalimat (The Surah of the Word).

QA. LXXX

[80]

Introduction

  سورة الزوال

Sūrat al-Zawal (The Surah of the Declining Sun).

QA. LXXXI

[81]

Introduction

  سورة الكاف

Sūrat al-Kaf (The Surah of the [letter] K ).

QA. LXXXII

[82]

Introduction

  سورة الاعظم

Sūrat al-A`zam (The Surah of the Most Great).

 QA. LXXXIII

[83]

Introduction

  سورة الباء

Sūrat al-Ba' (The Surah of the [Letter] B).

QA. LXXXIV

[84]

Introduction

  سورة الاسم

Sūrat al-Ism (The Surah of the Name).

 QA. LXXXV

[85]

Introduction

  سورة الحق

Sūrat al-Haqq (The Surah of the Ultimate Reality).

 QA. LXXXVI

[86]

Introduction

  سورة السطر

or

سورة الطير

Sūrat al-Satr (The Surah of the [Alphabetical] Line)

Sūrat al-Tayr (The Surah of the Bird).

 QA. LXXXVII

[87]

Introduction

  سورة الانبياء

Sūrat al-Anbiya' (The Surah of the Prophets).

 QA. LXXXVIII

[88]

Introduction

  سورة الابداع

Sūrat al-Ibda' (The Surah of the Cosmic Genesis).

 QA. LXXXIX

[89]

Introduction

  سورة الانسان

Sūrat al-Insan (The Surah of Humanity [II]).

QA XC

[90]

Introduction

سورة القتال

Sūrat al-Qital (The Surah of the Eschatological Fighting).

or 

 سورة التثليث 

Sūrat al-Tathlith (The Surah of the Triangular [Talisman]).

 

QA XCI

[91]

Introduction

 سورة التربيع 

Sūrat al-Tarbi` (The Surah of the Fourfold [Talisman]).

QA XCII

[92]

Introduction

سورة المجلل

Sūrat al-Mujalla (The Surah of the Glorified).

or

سورة الاشهاد

Sūrat al-Irshad (The Surah of the Testimonial).

QA XCIII

[93]

 Introduction

سورة المجلل

Sūrat al-Mujallal (The Surah of the Transfigured)

or

سورة النحل

Sūrat al-Nahl (The Surah of the Bee[s]).

QA XCIV

[94]

Introduction

  سورة التربيع

Sūrat al-Tarbi` (The Surah of the Fourfold [Talisman [II]).

QA XCV

[95]

Introduction

  سورة التثليث

Sūrat al-Tathlith (The Surah of the Threefold [Talisman]).

QA XCVI

[96]

Introduction

  سورة القتال

Sūrat al-Qital (The Surah of the Fighting in Battle [II]).

QA XCVII

[97]

Introduction

  سورة القتال

Sūrat al-Qital (The Surah of the Fighting in Battle [III]).

QA XCVIII

[98]

Introduction

  سورة الجهاد

Sūrat al-Jihad (The Surah of the Jihad [I]).

QA  XCIX

[99]

Introduction

  سورة الجهاد

Sūrat al-Jihad (The Surah of the Jihad [II]).

QA C

[100]

Introduction

  سورة الجهاد

Sūrat al-Jihad (The Surah of the Jihad [III]).

QA CI

[101]

Introduction

  سورة الجهاد

Sūrat al-Jihad (The Surah of the Jihad [IV]).

QA  CII

[102]

Introduction

  سورة القتال

Sūrat al-Qital (The Surah of the Fighting in Battle [III]).

QA CIII

[103]

Introduction

  سورة القتال

Sūrat al-Qital (The Surah of the Fighting in Battle [IV]).

QA  CIV

[104]

Introduction

  سورة الاحكام 

Sūrat al-Ahkam (The Surah of the Legal Judgements [III]).

QA CV

[105]

Introduction

  سورة الاحكام 

Sūrat al-Ahkam (The Surah of the Legal Judgements [IV]).

QA CVI

[106]

Introduction

  سورة الجمعة

Sūrat al-Jum`a (The Surah of the [Friday] Gathering).

QA CVII

[107] 

Introduction

 سورة ا لنكاح

Sūrat al-Nikah (The Surah of Women).

QA CVIII

[108] 

Introduction

سورة الذكر

Sūrat al-Dhikr (The Surah of the Remembrance).

QA CIX

[109]

Introduction

سورة العبد  

Sūrat al-`Abd (The Surah of the Servant).

QA CX

[110] 

Introduction

سورة السابقين

Sūrat al-Sabiqin (The Surah of the Forerunners).

QA CXI

[111]

Introduction

سورة المؤمنين

Sūrat al-Mu'minin (The Surah of the Believers).