TB Naraqi

Qur'an 83:7

"No indeed; the Book of the libertines is in Sijjin" (Trans. Arberry).

Introduction and Notes

Stephen Lambden 1983.

Lawh-i Mulla Muhammad Ja`far Naraqi (d.1277/1860-61). Introduction and Notes.

This important but neglected Persian scriptural Tablet of Baha'-Allah probably dates to the mid. later Iraq years (c. 1858-60?). Like the Jawahir al-asrar and Kitab-i iqan, it contains a futurist eschatology (Asrar: 343). It was written in reply to a letter he had received from a Babi referrred to by the Qur'anic term Sijjin (see Qur'an 83:8 "the Book of the libertines is in Sijjin", Arberry trans.) which apparently designated Mulla Muhammad Ja`far Naraqi (d.1277 /1860-61). He was a Babi  who apparently had a role in precipitating Baha'-Allah's withdrawal of Iraqi Kurdistan (1854-6) (see Browne ed, Traveler's Narrative, 356; Balyuzi, EGBBF: 78-80; Taherzadeh, RB1:56).

The text of this epistle is printed in Muhammad Fadil-i Mazandarani's Asrar al-Athar vol. 5 pp. 312-344.