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  1. Posted 2017-05-05, in Documents from the Universal House of Justice:   Universal House of Justice. Regarding the implementation of the Badi` calendar (2014). Message to the Bahá’ís of the world on the updated calendar of Baha'i holy days. Includes a table of Bahá’í Dates 172 to 221 B.E., and a letter to an individual explaining the date of the astronomical new moon in Islamic and Baha'i calendars. [about]
  2. Posted 2017-05-05, in Essays and short articles:   Ali Nakhjavani. Ninth cycle of the Bahá'í calendar, The, in The American Bahá'í (2015). Essay clarifying some technical issues involved with calculating lunar calendars, and how to appreciate the timing and implications of the Universal House of Justice's 2014 update to the Badí` calendar. [about]
  3. Posted 2017-05-02, in Letters from the Universal House of Justice:   International Teaching Centre. Training Institutes: Attaining a Higher Level of Functioning (2007). Assistance to Baha'is managing institutes, to help better implement the main sequence of courses, the youth spiritual empowerment and education programs, and matters related to the institutional capacity of training institutes. [about]
  4. Posted 2017-04-14, in Study Guides:   Tablet of the Temple (Suratu'l-Haykal): Study Guide (2017). Lengthy study guide, with the Arabic original, compiled by a group of nine study group participants, with notes from a talk by Nader Saiedi. [about]
  5. Posted 2017-04-07, in Bibliographies:   Bahá'í Faith and the Spiritualists, The: A Bibliographic Survey (2017). Citations from the private database of the International Association for the Preservation of Spiritualist and Occult Periodicals. [about]
  6. Posted 2017-03-28, in Published Articles:   Iscander Micael Tinto. Hagiography: The Art of Setting Inspirational Examples for a Religious Community, in Lights of Irfan 17 (2016). The life of Jesus was the example against which saints were measured, and the lives of saints were the examples against which the general population measured itself. Comparison of Attar's "Muslim Saints and Mystics" with Abdu'l-Baha's "Memorials." [about]
  7. Posted 2017-03-28, in Published Articles:   Foad Seddigh. Significance of some Sites Mentioned in Memorials of the Faithful, in Lights of Irfan 17 (2016). Abdu'l-Baha cited many villages and cities: the Most Great House in Baghdád; the ruins of Madaen which Baha'u'llah visited many times; Sheikh Tabarsi's tomb; the city of Mosul which is built on the ruins of the ancient city of Nineveh. [about]
  8. Posted 2017-03-28, in Published Articles:   Wendi Momen. Concept of 'Faithfulness' in the Bahá'í Texts in English Translation, The, in Lights of Irfan 17 (2016). On faithfulness (being faithful as an individual; God being faithful to His people; believers being faithful to the Covenant; Bahá’u’lláh calling for fidelity to the new Manifestation) and behavior expected of the followers. [about]
  9. Posted 2017-03-28, in Published Articles:   Moojan Momen. Memorials of the Faithful: The Democratization of Sainthood, in Lights of Irfan 17 (2016). Hagiography in Judaism, Christianity and Islam; the precedent of Faridu'd-Din's "Memorials of the Saints"; Abdu'l-Baha innovations in this traditional literary format. [about]
  10. Posted 2017-03-28, in Published Articles:   Marlene Koswan. Memorials of the Faithful: Virtues of Inner and Outer Transformation, in Lights of Irfan 17 (2016). A study of the virtues identified for the faithful individuals mentioned in "Memorials of the Faithful" and how they exemplified character, manners and conduct, using the "Seven Valleys" as a guide for human conduct. [about]
  11. Posted 2017-03-28, in Published Articles:   Ian Kluge. Nietzsche and the Bahá'í Writings: A First Look, in Lights of Irfan 17 (2016). Writings and Nietzsche’s philosophy share a surprising number of features in common that allow us to re-vision Nietzsche from a new perspective. Both analyze reality in Aristotelian terms: actuality/potential; essence/attribute, matter/form, etc. [about]
  12. Posted 2017-03-28, in Published Articles:   Wolfgang Klebel. Language of the Heart, The: From Dream Language towards Understanding the Language of the Heart, in Lights of Irfan 17 (2016). On the form and style of the language of the heart; ways this language differs from our normal language and thinking as it is developed in the human brain; the language and logic of dreams; effects of heart transplants. [about]
  13. Posted 2017-03-28, in Published Articles:   JoAnn M. Borovicka. Parallels in the Ministries of Táhirih and Paul, in Lights of Irfan 17 (2016). Stories of early believers of the Bahá’í Faith as presented in "Memorials of the Faithful" compared with the lives of early believers in Christianity as recorded in the New Testament; Táhirih and Paul represent a similar type of early convert. [about]
  14. Posted 2017-03-28, in Published Articles:   Rama Ayman. Addressing the Rising Tide of Globalization and Amorality in the Present World Order and Its Implications on Extremes of Wealth and Poverty, in Lights of Irfan 17 (2016). On inequality within most nations in the world at a time when wealth disparity between nations has been falling; the impact that amorality and globalization have on wealth inequality; Baha'i teachings on alleviating extremes of wealth and poverty. [about]
  15. Posted 2017-03-28, in Biographies:   In Memoriam: Houshang Arjmand (1930-2015), in Lights of Irfan 17 (2016). Short biography of the founder of the Háj Mehdi Arjmand Memorial Fund at the Bahá’í National Treasurer’s Office in the United States, sponsor of Irfan Colloquia publications. [about]
  16. Posted 2017-03-28, in Biographies:   Julio Savi. Homage to Memorials of the Faithful, An, in Lights of Irfan 17 (2016). Poems inspired by eight of the personages of "Memorials": Shaykh Salman, Nabil-i-Zarandi, Darvish-i-Sidq-‘Ali, Shaykh Sadiq-i-Yazdi, Zaynu’l-‘Abidin Yazdi, Shaykh ‘Ali Akbar-i-Mazgani, ‘Abdu’llah Baghdadi, and Jinab-i-Munib. [about]
  17. Posted 2017-03-28, in Books:   Lights of 'Irfán Book 17: Papers Presented at the 'Irfán Colloquia and Seminars (2016). [about]
  18. Posted 2017-03-25, in Provisional translations:   Bahá'u'lláh. Tablet of Consolation (2017). Letter to an early believer following the death of his father, in which Baha'u'llah teaches that death should not be a cause of grief, but is a transition in the journey of drawing nearer to God, who is the true source of comfort and solace. [about]
  19. Posted 2017-03-25, in Theses:   Hooshmand Badee. Bahá'í Teachings on Economics and Their Implications for the Bahá'í Community and the Wider Society (2015). This research attempts to explore the extensive volume of Bahá’í writings on economics and systematize it in a fashion that is accessible to academia, and beneficial to the Bahá’ís and the wider society. [about]
  20. Posted 2017-03-25, in Study Guides:   Ernie Jones. Bahá'í Teachings on The Universe (2017). Compilation of writings related to the cosmos, the worlds of God, and spiritual evolution. [about]
  21. Posted 2017-03-19, in Study Guides:   Hui Bau. Demystifying Bahá'u'lláh's Tablet of the Holy Mariner: History, Translations, Interpretations and Analysis (2016). Lengthy compilation, with background information on the Tablet, and commentary from Bau, Adib Taherzadeh, Michael Sours, Jamsheed Samandari, and Aziz Mboya. [about]
  22. Posted 2017-03-09, in Provisional translations:   Bahá'u'lláh. Surah of the Arabs (2017). [about]
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