Basmala-08 The Tafsīr ḥurūf al-basmala of the Bāb Trans.

The Tafsīr ḥurūf al-basmala of the Bāb

The Islamic Basmala

= Bismillāh al-Raḥman al-Raḥīm.

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Translation Stephen Lambden 2014-6.

Translation from INBA 6014C pp. 297[9]-370 [2]; INBA  6013C pp. 2-112 and INBMC 64: 33-60. 

The Tafsīr ḥurūf al-basmala of the Bab begins with a new basmala formula. It reads,

 بسم الله البديع الذي لا اله الا هو

 In the Name of God, the Wondrous  (al-badi`) Who, no God is there except Him.

صبحاته قد جعل لظهوره لخلقه اربع مقامات المشاراليها

All Glorification (subhan/āt-hu) be unto Him for He hath indeed fashioned His creation for His theophanic Manifestation (li-zuhurihi) alotting four stations [levels](maqamat) that are especially pertinent thereto (maqamāt al-mashar ilayhi).

All Glorification (subuhāt) be unto Him for He hath fashioned for His theophanic Manifestation (li-zuhurihi) relative to His  Creation  four stations [levels] for the aforementioned [realm of creation] (maqamāt al-mashar ilayhi)...