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Lawh-i Ra'is (Farsi)

Second Tablet to Ottoman First Minister Mehmed Emin Ali Pasha, in Persian
Mehmed Emin Ali Pasha



Lawh-i Ra'is Farsi. Written in late summer 1868 in Akka upon Baha'u'llah's imprisonment in the fortress there, for Ottoman First Minister Mehmed Emin Ali Pasha (1815-1817). This version from Baha'u'llah, Majmu`ih-i Matbu`ih-i Alvah-i Mubarakih. Ed. Muhyi'd-Din Sabri. (Cairo: Matba`at as-Sa`adah, 1920), pp. 102-116.

    References: Juan R. I. Cole, Modernity and the Millennium: The Genesis of the Baha'i Faith in the Nineteenth Century Middle East (New York: Columbia University Press, 1998), chapter 2; Juan R. I. Cole, "Baha'u'llah's Tablets to the Rulers": Shoghi Effendi (Rabbani), God Passes By (Wilmette: Baha'i Publishing Trust, 1970), pp. 186-187; Adib Taherzadeh, The Revelation of Baha'u'llah 4 vols. (Oxford: George Ronald, 1976-1987), vol. 3, chapter 2; Necati Alkan, Turkish Baha'i Studies: Ali Pasha.

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