Language of Origin: Farsi (Persian)
The Kitáb-i-Íqán is the primary theological work of the Bahá'í Faith. The work was composed partly in Persian and partly in Arabic by Bahá'u'lláh in 1861 when he was living as an exile in Baghdad, then a province of the Ottoman Empire. While Bahá'u'lláh had revealed His revelation some ten years earlier in the Síyáh-Chál, a dungeon in Tehran, he had not yet openly declared his mission. References to his own station therefore appear only in veiled form. The Íqán constitutes the major theological work of Bahá'u'lláh, and hence of the Bahá'í Faith. It is sometimes referred to as the completion of the Persian Bayán.