Glossary :: J
See   Abú-‘Abdi’lláh
Jábir Ibn-i-Ḥayyán, a student of the Imám Ṣádiq, who compiled a book of the Imám’s sayings.
For by Jábulqá is meant none other than the treasure-houses of eternity in the all-highest heaven and the cities of the unseen in the supernal realm.(Bahá’u’lláh, "Gems of Divine Mysteries, page 37, paragraph 49)
One of the early believers in Ádhirbayján, Persia. After the Ascension of Bahá’u’lláh he broke the Covenant.
See   Abhá Beauty
See   Ancient Beauty
See   Muḥammad Javád-i-Qazvíní
Javád, Siyyid
See   Siyyid Javád
Important Old Testament name for God
Jibt, Lát, Manát, ‘Uzzá
Jibt, Lát, Manát, and ‘Uzzá are names of idols worshipped in the days of the pagan Arabs and mentioned in the Qur’án (4:51 and 53:19–20)   (partially quoted from Days of Remembrance, p. 187, number 45)
See   Mullá Ḥusayn
Jináb Mírzá Músá
See   Mírzá Músá
While man is spoken of as being created from clay, Jinns are spoken of as being created from fire.
There are two basic differing beliefs regarding the Jinns, based on the root meaning of the word: “to be covered or hidden”, or in the active voice “to cover or hide”. Some say that Jinn thus means the hidden qualities/capacities in man, while others say it means wild/jungle people hidden in hills and/or forests.
Another view is that the word Jinn means simply a spirit, or alternatively an invisible, active force.
Derived from: the ‘Abdu’lláh Yúsif ‘Alí translation of the Qur’án, footnotes, p. 319.
Shoghi Effendi states:
“Regarding your question as to the meaning of Jin or Genii referred to in the Qur’án, these are not beings or creatures that are actually living, but are symbolic references to the power of men of evil and may be likened to evil spirits. But the point to bear in mind is that these have no positive existence of any kind.”
(From a letter written on behalf of the Guardian to an individual believer, June 26, 1936: Bahá’í News, No. 105, p. 1, February 1937)
Old Testament prophet who lived in the land of Uz.
See : Bible - Book of Job;   Qur’án súrih 21:83-84; súrih 38:41-44
A-Z : Job
John D. Bosch
1855 — 1946
John D. Bosch
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An outstanding American Bahá’í from Switzerland who, with his wife Louise, offered the facilities of, and eventually donated, their property at Geyserville, California, for the purpose of establishing a Bahá’í school. The school, now known as Bosch Bahá’í School, has since become a permanent institution owned and operated by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States.
For a brief account of his life and service to the Faith, see The Bahá’í World 11: 488-94.
John Henry Hyde Dunn
? — 1941
John Henry Hyde Dunn
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Known to many as “Father Dunn,” he and his wife Clara arose spontaneously in 1919 after reading ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s statement in the Tablets of the Divine Plan,
“O that I could travel, even though on foot and in the utmost poverty, to those regions, and raising the call of ‘Yá Bahá’u’l-Abhá’ in cities, villages, mountains, deserts and oceans, promote the Divine teachings! This, alas, I cannot do. How intensely I deplore it! Please God, ye may achieve it.”
Mr. Dunn resigned his position, and he and his wife left their home in San Francisco for Australia, where they remained for the rest of their lives, working to establish the Faith in Australia and New Zealand. They were the first Bahá’ís to set foot in Australia, on 18 April 1920. He was 62 at the time.
For a brief account of his life and service to the Faith, see The Bahá’í World 9:593-97.
John P. Stearns
? — 1944
An American Bahá’í who was the first Bahá’í pioneer in Ecuador.
For a brief account of his life and service to the Faith, see The Bahá’í World 10: 539-41.
John the Baptist
See   Yaḥyá
The son of Jacob, and in the Qur’án an inspired prophet.
Bahá’u’lláh, in one of His Tablets, describes Himself as the “Divine Joseph” Who has been “bartered away” by the heedless “for the most paltry of prices”. The Báb, in the Qayyúmu’l-Asmá, identifies Bahá’u’lláh as the “true Joseph ...” (Note 1, Kitáb-i-Aqdas, p. 165)
See : Genesis 37-50;   Qayyúmu’l-Asmá’;   Qur’án súrih 12.
A-Z : Joseph
An upper coat.
See also : ‘Abá.
Jubilee, Most Great
See   Most Great Jubilee
Judgement, Day of
See   Day of Judgement