Thursday, April 19, 2007

On Dalíl-i-taqrír: A divinely inspired religion overcometh the world

Scholarly notes, synopses, overviews, or summaries can be tantalizing in their brevity and offer a special fascination. Hajim's blog entry summarizing a discussion in Baha'i-Muslim apologetics that ran in the Journal of Baha'i Studies Vol. 7, n. 4, is a case in point.-gw

Definition of dalíl-i-taqrír - a divinely inspired religion cannot be stopped

- "Should a person claim to be the founder of a religion, and proceed to establish a religion, and claim a relationship between that religion and God (Blessed and Exalted be He), and that religion gains influence in the world and becomes established, this is sufficient proof regarding its truth." (Abu'l-Fadl) ...

Scriptural sources for dalíl-i-taqrír [from the Bible]:

-- Proverbs 19:5-9 : "A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape...A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish."

-- I. Corinthians 4:11 : "For other foundation can no man lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ."

-- I John 5:4 : "For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith."

-- Matthew 15:13 : "Every tree, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up."

-- Acts 5:33-39 : "But if it be of God, ye can not overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God."

Hajir Moghaddam, "A Brief Summary of Milani's An Introduction to Bahá'í-Muslim Apologetics," my Baha'i blog, a Baha'i perspective

Photo: "Eagle holding globe in its grasp.
This is the burial place of Shoghi Effendi"
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