Letter of Butrus al-Bustani to Sayyid Jamal al-Din "Afghani"
Sayyid Jamal al-Din

Sayyid Jamal al-Din "al-Afghani" Asadabadi

Correspondence with, of Butrus al-Bustani

Butrus al-Bustani to Sayyid Jamal al-Din "Afghani" Asadabadi, 30 January 1879. Letter in Afghani Dossier of Egyptian National Library. Digitally printed in facsimile, East Lansing, Mi.: H-Bahai, 2001.

Notes: The letter notes that al-Bustani had sent volumes of the Beirut Encyclopedia, the first of its kind in Arabic, to Afghani via Salim `Anhuri. He also urges Afghani to follow through with the article he had promised. This is presumably the notorious article on the Babis. For discussion see Juan R. I. Cole, "New Perspectives on Sayyid Jamal al-Din al-Afghani in Egypt," in Rudi Matthee and Beth Baron, eds., Iran and Beyond: Essays in Middle Eastern History in Honor of Nikki R. Keddie (Costa Mesa, Ca.: Mazda Publishers, 2000), p. 23.


  • Collected Works of Sayyid Jamal al-Din Afghani Asadabadi

  • Back to Index of Arabic and Persian Works

  • To H-Bahai Home Page