a Bahá'í Resource of Irfán (Gnosis)

منابع بهایی عرفانی

An approach to Contemporary Topics from a Baha'i-inspired perspective. May be relevant for scientists, thinkers, evidence-seekers, agnostics, and secularists. Also appropriate for spiritualists, religionists, and gnostics.

Disclaimer: This website www.hajir.org is not an official Baha'i website but a collection of research notes gathered by one individual. Opinions expressed here are transitional and subject to change and presented from only one pespective.

House of Baha'u'llah in Tehran, Iran


1. God the Great Imaginary Delusion

2. The Universe and Scientific Questions (Physics, Biology)

3. Competing Old Traditions and Ideas (Religions)

4. Other Philosophical Questions

5. The Manifestation of God [Insan-i-Kamil]

6. Path of Gnosis (Knowledge/Understanding)

7. Understanding stories and words of Past Manifestations

8. What is the Identity of God of religion if God is ultimately Imaginary due to our limits?

9. Baha’i Texts, Analysis and Translations

10. Other Baha’i sources on Gnosis

11. Learn More about Other Traditions

12. Baha’i Relics


"He Who is the Lord of the world is come and hath shown the way.
His faith is the faith of benevolence
and His religion is the religion of forbearance.
This faith bestoweth eternal life
and this religion enableth mankind to dispense with all else.
It verily embraceth all faiths and all religions.
Take hold thereof and guard it well."

The Identity of God

within the context of the above-mentioned issues and concerns

Who or what is the Self or Nafs of God?

What is the Essence of God?

What is the Attribute or Name of God?

Who is Person or Haykal of God?

Does Baha'u'llah claim to be God Outwardly and Inwardly?

Are all Manifestations God?

Tablet to Jamali Burujirdi

Who speaks to the Haykal in the Suriy-i-Haykal?

The 4th Tajalliyat of Baha'u'llah

What does Shoghi Effendi explain?

"Tablet of I am God" by Baha'u'llah

What does the Bayan state?

Nabil's Poem

The Seals of Baha'u'llah

What does the Universal House of Justice explain?

"All the people have formed a god in the world of thought, and that form of their own imagination they worship; when the fact is that the imagined form is finite and the human mind is infinite."
"...whatever flashes through the mind is not that Essence of essences and the Reality of realities; nay, rather it is pure imagination woven by man and is surrounded, not the surrounding. Consequently, it returns finally to the realm of suppositions and conjectures."

The Manifestation of God

The source of all learning is the knowledge of God and this cannot be attained save through the knowledge of His Divine Manifestation.


See below for approach to knowledge



Appearance, Appearing, Manifesting, Becoming Obvious, Becoming Visible

"The most burning fire is to question the signs of God"
أصلُ النّارِ هی الجحاد فی آيات اللّه
"The most burning fire (an-nár) is to question (unwilling to believe, deny) (al-jah.ád)
the signs (the Verses) (áyát) of God"
"The source of error is to disbelieve in the One true God"
رأسُ الکُفرِ هو الشِّرک باللّه
"The source of error (al-kufr) is to
disbelieve (join partners with Him) (ash-shirk) in the One true God"
"The source of all learning is the knowledge of God"
أصلُ کلّ العُلُومِ هو عرفانُ اللّه
"The source of all learning (al-'ulúm) is the knowledge (gnosis, irfán) of God"

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