Tahirih Qurratu'l-`Ayn's "Ishraq-i Rabbani" (Divine Effulgence)
Upper-Class Iranian Woman of Qajar Times
Collected Works of Tahirih

Ishraq-i Rabbani
(Divine Effulgence)


Tahirih Qurratu’l-`Ayn Ishraq-i Rabbani (Divine Effulgence). MS in private hands. Digitally published, East Lansing, Mi.: H-Bahai, 2000

Notes: A treatise in vindication of the Babi religion written by Tahirih Qurratu'l-`Ayn, the female disciple of the Bab, addressing the Shaykhi Mulla Javad Baraghani, known to Babis as the Golden Calf. This copy of the MS discovered and annotated by Y. Ka'idi in 1368 A.H.s./1989, and verified by `Abdu'l-Husayn Shahidi Salihi, a descendant of Tahirih's father.
Denis MacEoin, Sources for Early Babi Doctrine and History, pp. 109-110, writes: "A number of treatises by Qurratu'l-`Ayn have survived. The earliest of these seems to be the risala referred to by Hamadani, who says that she wrote some two to three thousand verses in reply to questions posed by two Shaykhi ulama, Mulla `Abd al-`Ali and Mulla Jawad (Vilyani?). I discovered a copy of this treatise in the manuscript collection INBA [Iran National Baha'i Archives] 6003C, running from p. 332 to p. 379. The colophon at the end of the letter is dated 1262/1846, but the letter itself seems to have been written from Karbala' as early as 1261/1845; this is indicated at the top of a printed copy of the major part of the risala contained in Zuhur al-Haqq." Fadil-i Mazandarani's Tarikh-i Zuhur al-Haqq, vol. 3, pp. 484-501, reprints a large portion of the treatise to which MacEoin refers. Ishraq-i Rabbani appears to be another treatise in a similar vein.
Title Treatise
p. 3 p. 4 p. 5 p. 6 p. 7 p. 8 p. 9 p. 10
p. 11 p. 12 p. 13 p. 14 p. 15 p. 16 p. 17 p. 18 p. 19 p. 20
p. 21 p. 22 p. 23 p. 24 p. 25 p. 26 p. 27

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