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by Jonah
Fri May 05, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Commercial
Topic: Want to transfer Bahaidevotionals.org
Replies: 1
Views: 1899

Re: Want to transfer Bahaidevotionals.org

Hi, thank you for the offer! Hopefully someone will take you up on it. :)
by Jonah
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Masturbation and sex in the Baha'i Faith
Replies: 10
Views: 26572

Re: Masturbation and sex in the Baha'i Faith

This was just pointed out to me: In Arabic Bayan Unity 8, Door 10 (provisional translation), we find: "God forgives you your nocturnal pollutions and masturbation; but you know the value of semen, for this semen is the cause of the creation of a man who adores God. You, keep this semen in exqui...
by Jonah
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Irfan Colloquia 2017: Call for Papers
Replies: 1
Views: 12519

Irfan Colloquia 2017: Call for Papers

"Bicentennial Celebration of the Blessed Twin Birthdays" Bicentennial of the blessed Twin Birthdays of the two founders of the Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah and the Báb, will be celebrated at the annual sessions of the ‘Irfán Colloquium in 2017 by presentations of research papers on topics rel...
by Jonah
Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Prayer of the Pacific"?
Replies: 4
Views: 6411

Re: "Prayer of the Pacific"?

This was just sent to me: "O Thou Pure and Omnipotent God! O Thou my kind Lord! Grant me such power as to enable me to withstand the onslaught of the peoples and kindreds of the world, and give me such might as to cause the waves of my endeavors, like unto the Pacific Ocean, to reach the shores...
by Jonah
Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Irfan Colloquium at Louhelen, October 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 9014

Irfan Colloquium at Louhelen, October 2016

See this announcement in PDF: info_141-142.pdf . Register at irfancolloquium.com . ‘Irfán Colloquium 2016 Louhelen Bahá’í School Davison, Michigan 6-9 October 2016 Centenary of the Tablets of Divine Plan A unique document ushering in the Formative Age of the Baha’i Faith ‘Irfán Colloquium aims at pr...
by Jonah
Fri May 06, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Joy Stevenson
Replies: 5
Views: 11162

Re: Joy Stevenson

There's a fair bit to be found online: http://google.com/search?q="joy+stevenson"+baha'i
by Jonah
Mon May 02, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Irfan Colloquium in Italy, July 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 12711

Irfan Colloquium in Italy, July 2016

The next two Colloquia Sessions in Europe are in Acuto Italy. The Persian-language session is June 29 - July 4. See more about this session at http://irfancolloquia.org/138 . The English-language session is July 5 - 8. See more at http://irfancolloquia.org/139 . More on this session is below: Centen...
by Jonah
Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Questions on sexuality, for a student research project
Replies: 1
Views: 2211

Questions on sexuality, for a student research project

A high school student has the following questions for her school project. Answers welcomed. :-) ⋅ Does the Baha’i faith accept differing sexualities? (I know that they don’t but I have to ask as if I do not know that.) ⋅ Why doesn’t the faith accept differing sexualities? I’ve do...
by Jonah
Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Irfan Colloquia in 2016 in English, Persian, and German
Replies: 1
Views: 6123

Call for papers: Irfan 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS IMMERSING IN THE OCEAN OF HIS WORDS The annual sessions of the ‘Irfán Colloquium in 2016 will be held in English and Persian at Bosch Bahá'í School in Northern California, Louhelen Bahá'í School in Michigan, and Center for Bahá'í Studies in Acuto, Italy. The `Irfán Colloquium aims a...
by Jonah
Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Irfan Colloquia in 2016 in English, Persian, and German
Replies: 1
Views: 6123

Irfan Colloquia in 2016 in English, Persian, and German

Schedule, English: http://irfancolloquia.org/pdf/calendar_2016_english.pdf گردهمائی‌های‌سال‌ : http://irfancolloquia.org/pdf/calendar_2016_persian.pdf The `Irfán Colloquium is a forum on studies related to the fundamental principles of the Bahá’í beliefs, the Writings of the Founders of the Bahá’í ...
by Jonah
Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Prayer of the Pacific"?
Replies: 4
Views: 6411

Re: "Prayer of the Pacific"?

I guess no-one around here has heard of it, either. It's not in the Leiden List of all known Tablets: http://bahai-library.com/mcglinn_leiden_list
by Jonah
Mon May 11, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Kalimat Press ?
Replies: 28
Views: 31233

Re: Kalimat Press ?

Thank you! I got a partial digital copy of the book from the old Google Books, which has the full intro and pages 18-20 of the first chapter. I've posted it to http://bahai-library.com/cole_modernity_millennium If the objectionable content is in the Intro or in these first 4 pages of Chapter One, I'...
by Jonah
Fri May 08, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Farsi manuscript of "A Lifetime with `Abdu'l-Bahá: Reminisc
Replies: 3
Views: 5747

Re: Farsi manuscript of "A Lifetime with `Abdu'l-Bahá: Remin

Hi, I'm sorry for the lack of reply, I was out of town. Alas, everything Dr. Rabbani had to share he already set me and is online. I neglected to back up his Google page before he made it private. When I inquired a year ago I was told that his family members are indeed going through his archives and...
by Jonah
Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: Bahá'í Writings
Topic: Tablet of Ahmad in Arabic
Replies: 6
Views: 5203

Re: Tablet of Ahmad in Arabic

I imagine it's online here, in Arabic: http://reference.bahai.org/ar/
by Jonah
Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Tattoo a line from a prayer?
Replies: 2
Views: 5520

Re: Tattoo a line from a prayer?

P.S. For background on Eihana9's question, note that the very few quotes we could find on the topic of tattoos are posted at viewtopic.php?t=5211
by Jonah
Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Seeking quotations on the Faith from non-Baha'i sources
Replies: 2
Views: 5699

Seeking quotations on the Faith from non-Baha'i sources

Hi, I've received the following question and don't know what to suggest: I have been asked by a Publishing Trust to assist in a project designed to increase the presence of the Faith on the internet in Asia. The help they most need at the moment is to find as many references to the Faith by famous a...
by Jonah
Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: Just added "tag cloud" - wanna help?
Replies: 1
Views: 19834

Re: Just added "tag cloud" - wanna help?

With huge thanks to Glenn Cameron for sharing and George Ronald for permission, Glenn's A Basic Baha'i Chronology is now coming online: bahai-library.com/chronology We need help adding tags and locations. This is easy work which does not require any HTML or coding -- all you have to do is copy-and-p...
by Jonah
Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'iIQ
Replies: 4
Views: 7017

Re: Baha'iIQ

From their About page: info@bahaiq.com . I don't know who runs the site.
by Jonah
Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Irfan Colloquia in 2015 in English, Persian, and German
Replies: 0
Views: 13981

Irfan Colloquia in 2015 in English, Persian, and German

Schedule, English: http://irfancolloquia.org/pdf/info_2015_english.pdf گردهمائی‌های‌سال‌ : http://irfancolloquia.org/pdf/info_2015_persian.pdf The `Irfán Colloquium is a forum on studies related to the fundamental principles of the Bahá’í beliefs, the Writings of the Founders of the Bahá’í Faith, t...
by Jonah
Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:12 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Arching the Persian and Arabic Baha'i reference Library?
Replies: 2
Views: 5494

Re: Arching the Persian and Arabic Baha'i reference Library?

Thanks! I'm pretty confident they'll be migrating all the material from the old site to the new.

In the meantime, I think everything is archived on archive.org, e.g. http://wayback.archive.org/web/20140802 ... ai.org/fa/
by Jonah
Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'iIQ
Replies: 4
Views: 7017

Re: Baha'iIQ

Yes, I see the rest of the site www.bahaiq.com seems to be working, but the glossary is offline. They either changed the name or password of their database or have an error in their code, should be easy to fix. I emailed their webmaster.
by Jonah
Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Paper I found online, "Religious Minorities in Iran ...."
Replies: 5
Views: 6607

Re: Paper I found online, "Religious Minorities in Iran ....

Excellent finds, Emma, thank you! Some of those I hadn't seen. There often seem to be new (old) gems on archive.org just waiting to be discovered. Let us know if you find more! (I'm keeping a running total of things-to-download from archive at http://bahai-library.com/archive_new_documents )
by Jonah
Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Paper I found online, "Religious Minorities in Iran ...."
Replies: 5
Views: 6607

Re: Paper I found online, "Religious Minorities in Iran ....

Thanks for sharing! I've been meaning to post that, and another dozen theses, this year....
by Jonah
Sat Dec 20, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Kalimat Press ?
Replies: 28
Views: 31233

Re: Kalimat Press ?

These documents are now online, edited and formatted, with permission of all recipients: http://bahai-library.com/kalimat_distri ... i_agencies
by Jonah
Sat Dec 20, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Is the UN or human rights work "political involvement"
Replies: 4
Views: 6425

Re: Is the UN or human rights work "political involvement"

I wish I had the time to craft a good reply, Emma -- but to be honest, I'm not 100% sure how to answer the question myself. I know the common Baha'i answers (e.g., yes we should be active in our polis , our community's affairs, but not in partisanship), but there is a certain grey area. In the meant...
by Jonah
Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Kalimat Press ?
Replies: 28
Views: 31233

Re: Kalimat Press ?

I'm working with the editors at Kalimat to assemble the relevant letters and discussion, dating from 2006-2008. I should be able to post them all this weekend. Most are online elsewhere, e.g .bahaiadmin.blogspot.ca , http://bahairants.com , and http://senmcglinn.wordpress.com , but it's time for the...

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