Tablet on Understanding the Cause of Opposition to the Manifestations of God
(Lawḥ-i ʿirfān-i ʿillat-i iʿrāḍ)
Written by Baha'u'llah in the Akka period
The recipient of the letter known as "Tablet on Understanding the Cause of Opposition to the Manifestations of God" is not known. From the subject matter, it is clear that it must be someone who had not grasped Baha'u'llah's teachings related to the cycle of opposition faced by the Manifestations of God. In this tablet, Baha'u'llah repeats, in one fast-paced, hard-hitting argument, key themes he covers in detail in the Kitab-i Iqan. The second section of the tablet, in which Baha'u'llah switches from Persian to Arabic, is a long prayer Baha'u'llah has the recipient say in order to redeem him from his failure to understand Baha'u'llah's themes.