Karim Khan - Anti-Babi Writings

Hajjī Mirza Muhammad Karim Khān Kirmānī

(1225-1288 AH= 1810-1871 CE)

Stephen Lambden

In progress 2014-5.

The anti-Babi-Baha'i  writings of Hajji Mirza Muhammad Karim Khan Kirmani:

Cf.   http://www.hurqalya.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/SHAYKHISM/Shaykhi%20anti-B&B.htm

Izhāq al-bāṭil dar radd al-Bābiyya (The Crushing of Falsehood in Refutation of Babism).

Completed 12th Rajab 1261/17th July 1845.

  • Izhaq = Izhāq al-bāṭil dar radd al-Bābiyya ("The Crushing of Falsehood in refutation of Bābism"). Completed on 12th Rajab 1261/17th July 1845.
  • Izhāq al-bāṭil dar radd al-Bābiyya. Kirmān: Maṭba`at al-Sa`āda, 1392/1972 (277+2pp.).
  •  Risālat  izhāq al-bāṭil. Kirmān : Maṭbaʻat al-Saʻādah, 1392/1972-3.
  • PDf. Izhaq al-batil.pdf.

رسالة تير شهاب Risālih-yi tīr-i shihāb dar... ("The Treatise of the Piercing Meteor"), 1262/1846.

 In the Fihrist of Kirmānī this 1,300 verse Persian work is listed as No. 364. A treatise written in refutation of the Bab/ Babism, it was completed on the 12th Rabi al-Awwal 1262 = 10th March 1846 (Fihrist, 379). ....

  • Risālih-yi tīr-i shihāb dar... ("The Treatise of the Piercing Meteor..."). Kirmān, 1386/1966-7 where it is found within the Shaykhī produced compilation Majmu`a-i rasā'il-i fārsī (Persian Compendia of Treatises) No.1 . pp. 162-242.

  • Risāla-yi ṭīr-i shihāb in Majma' al-rasā'il-i Farsi 1. Kirmān: Maṭba`at al-Sa`āda,1386/1966-67.

Risāla al-Shihāb al-thāqib fī rajm al-nawāṣib ("The Piercing Thunderbolt for the Stoning of the Enemies"), 1265/1849.

Cites the full text of an Arabic letter of the Bāb to Karim Khān Kirmānī   which was delivered by the leading `Letter of the Living' , the youthful Mullā Muhammad `Alī Bārfarūshī (d. 1849 CE), entitled Quddūs (the Holy One") (see al-Shihab pp.25-27,  trans. Lambden URL : Bab-Kirmani

  • al-Shihāb al-thāqib. rajm al-nawāṣib. Kirmān:  Maṭba`at al-Sa`āda, 1353 Sh./1974-75. (97+2pp.).*

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Risāla dar radd-i Bāb-i murtāb (Treatise in Refutation of the Suspicious Bāb). Completed 1283/1867.

Written at the request of Nāṣir al-Dīn Shāh

  • Risāla dar radd-i Bāb-i murtāb. 2nd. ed. of Persian text. Kirmān: Maṭba`at al-Sa`āda, Jumādī al-Thāniyya, 1384/ October 1964. (59pp).*

  • Tarjama Risālah fī al-radd `alā al-Bāb al-murtāb. 1st ed. of the Arabic translation of `Abd-Allāh al-Mūsāwī completed 28th Ramadan 1383 = 12th February 1964. Kirmān: Maṭba`at al-Sa`āda, Dhū'l-Qa'dah 1383/March-April 1964 (76pp.).*

Iqadh al-ghāfitīn wa ibtāl al-bāļitīn dar radd-i Bāb-i khusrān ma'āb

  • Iqadh al-ghāfitīn wa ibtāl al-bāļitīn dar radd-i Bāb-i khusrān ma'āb. Tehran, n.d.

ارشاد العوام  Irshād al-`awāmm  ("Guidance for the Masses").

Kirmānī, Fihrist, No. 361 p. 376-8.

The  Irshād al-`awāmm  was written in 4 vols. between 6th Rajab 1263 / 20th July 1847 and 1st Rabi` II (al-Akhir) 1267/ 3rd February 1851. The following is a list of the various of the printed editions known to the present writer (cf. Kirmani, Fihrist,  No. 361 p. 376-8):

  •   1267/1851 Irshād al-`awāmm...  4 vols. in 1, Bombay: -- I267 / 1851, 33cm. (W-Cat.)

  •   1268/1852 Irshād al-`awāmm...  4 vols. Bombay: ---  I268 / 1852 (Fihrist, 378)

  •   [1271] 1855 Irshād al-`awamm...  Tabriz ---  [1267]1855.      (World Cat. USA           ).

  •   1271/ 1854-5     Irshād al-`awamm...  Tabriz -- 1271/1854-5.  (Fihrist, 378).
  •   1325/1907 Kitāb-i Irshād al-awāmm.  4 vols., Kirmān, 1325/1907 [CHECK]

  •   1355/1936 Kitāb-i Irshād al-awāmm. [3rd ed] 4 vols., Kirmān, 1355/1936 [CHECK]

  •   1380/1960-61. Kitāb-i Irshād al-`awāmm. [4th. ed.,] 4 vols. in 2. Kirmān, 1380/1960-61.

  •   I353-I355 Sh. / I974--I976  Kitāb-i Irshād al-awwām. 5th ed., 4 vols.  Kirmān, I353--I355 Sh. / I974--I976. In this 5th ed./ printing vol.1 extends for 454 pp. vol. 2 for 408pp. vol.3 for 467 and vol. 4 for 520pp.

An Electronic text of the Irshād al-`awamm is found on the Iranian Shaykhi Website : http://www.alabrar.info/

 A digitized text of a ms. of the  Irshād al-`awāmm  can be found in  the UCLA Caro Minasian Collection Digitization Project, Mss. 142:  Irshād al-ʿavām [sic.] (398 images)

 

 

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Risāla-yi Sullṭāniyya (Treatise for the Monarch),  written at the request of Nāṣir al-Dīn Shāh in 1274/1858.

  • Risāla-yi Sullṭāniyya. Kirmān: Maṭba`at al-Sa`āda 1382/1962-63.

Risāla-yi sī faṣl fi jawāb īrādāt ba`aḍī al-muridīn `alā al-silsilat al-shaykhiyya al-jaliyya

("The Treatise in Thirty Sections in reply to issues raised by certain of the enquirers about the Shaykhī chain of authority" )

Completed 14th Rabī  al-Thānī 1269/ 25th January 1853 and written in reply to enquiries about the glorious Shaykhī heritage-lineage.

The Risāla-yi sī faṣl (Treatise in 30 sections) was written in 1269/1853 and has been several times printed. It is a work which contains responses to many interesting questions including whether jihad can be legitimately called for without the parousia of the eschatological Imam (Q. ) and whether the first two Shaykhs were the al-rukn al-rabi` ("Fourth Support") (Q. 4, pp. 31-33). 

  • Risāla-yi sī faṣl Kirmān:  Maṭba`at al-Sa`āda, 1368/1949.

  • Risāla-yi sī faṣl Kirmān:  Maṭba`at al-Sa`āda, np.nd. (105pp.).*

  • Risālih-' sī faṣl dār javāb īrādāt ba`aḍi ... bar silsalih-' jaliliyyih-' shaykhiyya. Kirmān: Matba`ah al-Sa`adat, Sha`ban 1368/ May 1970. (127pp. )*

Risāla-yi sharīfah-yi Nusrat al-Din. written 1266/1849-50.

  • Risāla-yi sharīfah-yi Nuṣrat al-Dīn. Lithograph. Bombay:      1285/1868 (260 pp.).*

  • Kitāb-i Nuṣrat al-Dīn. 2nd ed. Kirmān: Maṭba`at al-Sa`āda 1376/1956 (viii+350 pp.).*

Hidāyat al-ṭālibīn  ("Guidance for the Seekers"), written Yazd in 1261/1845.

  • Hidāyat al-ṭālibīn. 2nd. ed., Kirmān: Maṭba`at al-Sa`āda 1380/1960-61.

al-Fitra al-salīma

  • al-Fitra al-salīma. 3rd. ed., 3 vols, in 1, Kirmān: Maṭba`at al-Sa`āda, 1378/1958-59.

Risāla-yi Rukn-i Rābi` (Treatise on the 'Fourth Pillar [Support]').

A short Persian.treatise  written in 1282/1865-6 for Āqā-yi Muhammad Raḥīm Thibātī. Refutes the idea Karim Khan himself or the founders of al-Shaykhiyya constitute the "fourth pillar"

  • Risāla-yi rukn-i rābi`. 2nd ed. Kirman, 1368/    (26pp.). *

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Rujūm al-Shayāṭin  (The Stoning of the Satans), 1268/1852.

  • Tarajim Rujūm al-Shayāṭin.   Printed (in Persian Translation) at the command of Sarkār Āqā, Ḥajj Abd al-Riḍā' Khān Ibrahimi (Persian translation in the hand of Muhammad Taqi Wa`iz al-Taqwā)  Jumādī al-Thāniyya, 1392AH / 1351 Sh. /1972 CE.* (156+v pp.)