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(2) Extracts from the Kitab-i Badi` (c. 1867), the Lawh-i Sarraj (c. 1867) and other Babi-Baha'i Sacred Writings in confirmation of the veracity of the Qur'anic Khatam al-nabiyyin (Q. 33:30b)

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Extracts from the Kitab-i Badi` (c. 1867), the Lawh-i Sarraj (c. 1867) and other Babi-Baha'i Sacred Writings in confirmation of the veracity of the Qur'anic Khatam al-nabiyyin (Q. 33:30b) - with an Appendix on the positive Babi-Baha'i use of the phrase Khatam al-nabiyyin (Muhammad is the "Seal of the Prophets").

Stephen Lambden

In Progress 2022 - Last updated 19-07-2022.

The "Seal of the Prophets" (khatam al-nabiyyin) in the Kitab-i Badi` (c. 1867),

 

The "Seal of the Prophets" (khatam al-nabiyyin) in the Lawh-i Sarraj  (c. 1867),

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appendix 1.

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Muhammad as khātam al-nabiyyīn (the Seal of the Prophets) in Bābī-Bahā’ī Scriptural Writings.
A considerable number of positive occurences or uses of the Qur'anic title khātam al-nabiyyīn (the Seal of the Prophets) accorded the Prophet Muhammmad are found within the massive corpus of the writings of the Bab and Bahā’-Allāh and other central figures and exponents of the Bahā’ī religion.

The Bāb.
Qayyūm al-asmā’ = Tafsīr Surat Yūsuf (mid, 1844) (= QA)..

The XXV/25th sūrah of the QA of the Bāb is entitled Sūrat khātam/ al-khatm, the `Surah of the Seal / Ringstone’ which is distinctly eschatological with repeated references to the messianic Dhikr Allāh (Remembrance of God), thus transcending any sense of tital finality read into Q. 33:40. For other references of the Bāb to khātm/ khātam al-nabiyyīn in the QA. see, for example,

  • QA IV [4] p. 9;

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  • QA XXV [25] p. 42f;
  • QA LII [52] p.100;
  • LXIV p.129;
  • LXVI [66] p. 132;
  • LXXV [75] p.153.
  • cf. XXIV [24] p. 40;
  • XLVII [47] p. 89;
  • CXI [111] p.232
  • LXIV [64] p. 129.

Select Other Writings of the Bāb

  •  `Letter to the Imam/ People of Medina’ In INBMC 91: 24;89
  • Work of the Bāb in INBMC 91 p. 38-39 (= Q. 33:40 cited) and p. 44 (Muhammad ... khatam al-nabiyyīn) p. 50 (Muhammad ... khātam al-nabiyyīn);
  • Khuṭba al-Jidda in INMBC 91: 67; INBMC 91 p. 95 (= Q. 33:40 cited); p. 50;
  • INBMC 91: 115 (Muhammad khātam al-nabiyyīn);
  • Persian Bayān VII.5 (p. 244);
  • Persian Bayan VII.11 (khātim-i ū; p, 255).

Select Persian and Arabic Writings of Bahā’-Allāh in Loosely Chronological Order.
References in the writings of Baha’u’llah to Muhammad as the `seal of the prophets’ khatam al-nabiyyin or one of its its (several) Persian equivalents such as  khatam-i anbiya ("seal of the prophets").

Jawāhir al-asrār (The Gems of the Mysteries)

  • Jawahir al-asrar XX trans. Gems, p. XX

Kitāb-i īqān (Book of Certitude, c. 1861 CE = KI).

  •  KI., ¶ 40 p. 26 / trans. p.39 ( = Per. khātam-i anbiyā’);
  •  ¶172 pp. 107-8, trans., 162;
  •  ¶ 178, p. 110, trans. 166-7;
  •  ¶ 181f, p. 112f, trans. 169f;
  •  ¶ 196, p. 118 trans, p. 179;
  •  ¶ 263, p. 155, trans. 233.

 

Kitab-i Badi` (c.1867) In Persian and Arabic

Lawh=i Sarraj (c.1867) In Persian with humerous Arabic citations.

Lawḥ-i Aḥmad,  Persian

Lawḥ-i Aḥmad, a Persian Tablet at one point dealing with the status of Shaykh Aḥmad al-Aḥsā’ī (d.1241/1826) and Sayyid Kāẓim Rashtī (d.1259/1843). Here Muhammad is explicitly referred to (in Persian) as the “seal of the prophets” (Per. khātam-i anbiyā’). Text in Ishraq Khavari ed.Ma’ida IV: 134-5.

Lawḥ-i Hasan Shāhābadī or `Lawḥ-i Khātam al-nabiyyīn’ 1  c.1880s 

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Lawḥ-i Sayyid al-Shuhāda (Tablet to the Prince of Martyrs)
Lawḥ-i Ibn-i Dhi`b (Epistle to the Son of the Wolf),

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