The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
170Call ye to mind Karím, and how, when We summoned him unto God, he waxed disdainful, prompted by his own desires; yet We had sent him that which was a solace to the eye of proof in the world of being and the fulfilment of God’s testimony to all the denizens of earth and heaven. As a token of the grace of Him Who is the All-Possessing, the Most High, We bade him embrace the Truth. But he turned away until, as an act of justice from God, angels of wrath laid hold upon him. Unto this We truly were a witness.
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Cross-References
Clergy (Divines), addressed,   K41, K99-K100-K101-K102-K103-K104, K165-K166-K167-K168-K169-…-K171-K172, 161
Denial of Cause of God,   K140, K169, K179, n171, n180
Knowledge barrier to recognition of Manifestation of God,   K41, K102, K166-K167-K168, n64, n171, n178, n182
Muḥammad Karím Khán-i-Kirmání, Ḥájí Mírzá,   164, n182
Testimony,   17, K136, K140, K165, K167
The Báb, opponents,   K166, n178, n182
Study Guide
What did Karím do when summoned unto God?
What “laid hold upon him”?
(See Note 182)
Who was Karím?
How does Shoghi Effendi describe him?