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by armchairscholar
Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:41 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Arching the Persian and Arabic Baha'i reference Library?
Replies: 2
Views: 14028

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

So I'm using HTTrack right now. We'll see how it goes. : )
by armchairscholar
Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:03 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Arching the Persian and Arabic Baha'i reference Library?
Replies: 2
Views: 14028

Arching the Persian and Arabic Baha'i reference Library?

The new version of the Baha'i Reference Library has launched and it seems they've streamlined the Persian and Arabic websites by getting rid of the vast majority of material. This is very unfortunate. These texts are extremely useful to Persian speaking Baha'is and researchers. Jonah, would you be w...
by armchairscholar
Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:20 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Paper I found online, "Religious Minorities in Iran ...."
Replies: 5
Views: 18922

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

Here is another account on archive.org in the book "Persia" by Percy Sykes written in 1922. It's on page 127 to 129. https://ia802705.us.archive.org/24/items/persia017537mbp/persia017537mbp.pdf This book is called "Across Persia" by Crawshay Williams. The account of the Bab is ch...
by armchairscholar
Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:33 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Paper I found online, "Religious Minorities in Iran ...."
Replies: 5
Views: 18922

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

I found this book on Project Gutenberg by a Westerner. It's called Modern Persia by Mooshie G. Daniel. It contains sympathetic accounts of the Bab and Babism. http://www.gutenberg.org/files/21512/21512-h/21512-h.htm#II_IV In stature he was tall and slender, eyes black; eyebrows, heavy and long; bear...
by armchairscholar
Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Paper I found online, "Religious Minorities in Iran ...."
Replies: 5
Views: 18922

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

It's called, "Religious Minorities in Iran: Baha’is, Jews, and the Islamic State."


http://lilt.ilstu.edu/critique/Fall%202011/Olai.pdf
by armchairscholar
Sun Dec 21, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Is the UN or human rights work "political involvement"
Replies: 4
Views: 17765

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

Someone should write to the Universal House of Justice about this.
by armchairscholar
Sat Dec 13, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Is the UN or human rights work "political involvement"
Replies: 4
Views: 17765

Is the UN or human rights work "political involvement"

Is the Baha'i Involvement in the UN "political involvement"? What about the petitioning for human right in Iran? Sometimes this is presented as political involvement in polemics. It's usually framed that this is hypocrisy bevause Baha'is refuse to support Palestinians over Israel.
by armchairscholar
Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Kalimat Press ?
Replies: 28
Views: 76381

Re: Kalimat Press ?

And ... some people have a lot of free time on their hands.
by armchairscholar
Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:32 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Kalimat Press ?
Replies: 28
Views: 76381

Re: Kalimat Press ?

These posts date from 2006. The date is in the left hand corner under the username. Thu Jan 05, 2006 10:54 pm A cursory look over the materials shows that the vast majority of the authors are Baha'is and many works will be available some place or other, so I cannot imagine anything wrong with purcha...
by armchairscholar
Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Kalimat Press ?
Replies: 28
Views: 76381

Re: Kalimat Press ?

I don't know if you noticed the date, but this was eight years ago, so it seems like this is hardly an issue worth worrying about.

Kalimat Press is still in business. At least, their website is still up.

http://www.kalimat.com/
by armchairscholar
Sat Dec 06, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Teaching English to Persians
Replies: 6
Views: 20859

Re: Teaching English to Persians

It's on sale at Amazon for only a few dollars. http://www.amazon.com/Basic-BahaI-Dictionary-Wendi-Momen/dp/0853982317 http://glossary.bahaiq.com/ BahaIQ has a glossary complete with Persian and Arabic as well as pronunciations. If you ever need the Arabic or Persian word then my little tip is to loo...
by armchairscholar
Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:00 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Teaching English to Persians
Replies: 6
Views: 20859

Re: Teaching English to Persians

Sure, I'll help with the vocabulary if you still need it.
by armchairscholar
Mon Dec 01, 2014 4:44 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Does the Qur'an contain historical errors?
Replies: 3
Views: 15831

Does the Qur'an contain historical errors?

In al-baqaarah, the Qur'anic narrative seems to confuse Saul and Gideon (The cow 2:249). And when Saul went forth with the soldiers, he said, "Indeed, Allah will be testing you with a river. So whoever drinks from it is not of me, and whoever does not taste it is indeed of me, excepting one who...
by armchairscholar
Sun Oct 26, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Ocean
Replies: 8
Views: 24843

Re: Ocean

by armchairscholar
Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Babism and Polygamy
Replies: 1
Views: 13891

Babism and Polygamy

Recently I've been thinking about an accusation by a particularly vengeful anti-Baha'i site that Babism only allows two wives while Baha'u'llah married a third woman whilst in Baghdad. For the life of me, I can't find any statements about bigamy or polygamy in Babism. Particularly they took issue wi...
by armchairscholar
Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Women on the UHJ and Abdu'l-Baha's letters to Corrine True
Replies: 18
Views: 42191

Re: Women on the UHJ and Abdu'l-Baha's letters to Corrine Tr

The article is misleading, but not malicious really. More like misunderstanding.

Or wishful thinking.
by armchairscholar
Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Women on the UHJ and Abdu'l-Baha's letters to Corrine True
Replies: 18
Views: 42191

Re: Women on the UHJ and Abdu'l-Baha's letters to Corrine Tr

No, the sources and quotes are real but often misinterpreted. It's just wrong but not necessarily covenant-breaking. The UHJ wrote that response about why it is incorrect in response to the paper. It's not a fabrication, but just because something uses real quotes and sources does not mean it is aut...
by armchairscholar
Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Women on the UHJ and Abdu'l-Baha's letters to Corrine True
Replies: 18
Views: 42191

Re: Women on the UHJ and Abdu'l-Baha's letters to Corrine Tr

No, I was not ever trying to imply that the paper was correct. It's very explicitly wrong. They make no attempt to understand the interpretation of Shoghi Effendi. Instead they circumvent his authority for their own interpretation. Note that it was also clarified later by Abdu'l-Baha women could ind...
by armchairscholar
Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Women on the UHJ and Abdu'l-Baha's letters to Corrine True
Replies: 18
Views: 42191

Re: Women on the UHJ and Abdu'l-Baha's letters to Corrine Tr

So the "O Handmaid" passage had a temporary meaning as applying to the Chicago House of Justice and Abdu'l-Baha later clarified His statements to be referring overarchingly to the UHJ?

Thanks for explaining
by armchairscholar
Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Women on the UHJ and Abdu'l-Baha's letters to Corrine True
Replies: 18
Views: 42191

Re: Women on the UHJ and Abdu'l-Baha's letters to Corrine Tr

So the mention of the establishment of the Shrine of the Bab and the Mashriqu'l-Akdar would have to make this letter in 1909. http://bahai-library.com/abdulbaha_letter_true_women I've also found two more papers with information on Corinne True. http://bahai-library.com/maneck_women_bahai_faith Look ...
by armchairscholar
Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:52 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Women on the UHJ and Abdu'l-Baha's letters to Corrine True
Replies: 18
Views: 42191

Women on the UHJ and Abdu'l-Baha's letters to Corrine True

http://www.h-net.org/~bahai/docs/vol3/wmnuhj.htm I have a few questions on this paper. First, this paper seems to imply the now famous passage on women on the UHJ "O Handmaid" was in reply to the following question of Miss True and she received her answer in 1902 (look under the section &q...

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