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What's new: Documents posted in the past days

  1. Posted 2018-11-28, in Books:   Lights of 'Irfán Book 19: Papers Presented at the 'Irfán Colloquia and Seminars (2018). Papers delivered at Irfan Colloquia. [about]
  2. Posted 2018-11-27, in Personal compilations:   Bahá'í Fast: A compilation, in Lights of Irfan 19 (2018). Description and purposes of the Fast; how to fast; additional insights. [about]
  3. Posted 2018-11-27, in Letters from the Universal House of Justice:   Persian Translation of Arabic verses, in Lights of Irfan 19 (2018). There are no authorized Persian translations of any of the Arabic Writings; personal translations are acceptable but should not be recited in Bahá’í gatherings; explanations in Persian may be shared for the sake of better understanding the Arabic. [about]
  4. Posted 2018-11-27, in Published Articles:   JoAnn Borovicka. Bahá'u'lláh's Life and Mission: "This is the One Who Hath Glorified the Son", in Lights of Irfan 19 (2018). Ways in which Bahá’u’lláh glorifies Jesus Christ and His Cause: He quotes, explains, and defends Christian scripture; supplements Christ’s teachings for the needs of a fast-evolving society; and speaks of Christ as an existing spiritual reality. [about]
  5. Posted 2018-11-27, in Published Articles:   Roland Faber. Laozi: A Lost Prophet?, in Lights of Irfan 19 (2018). On the Tao Te Ching, or Dao De Jing; the uniqueness of Toaism/Daoism; resonances with and differences from the Bahá’í universe; should Doaism be considered a genuine dispensation of a divine Manifestation. [about]
  6. Posted 2018-11-27, in Published Articles:   Ian Kluge. Freedom and the Bahá'í Writings, in Lights of Irfan 19 (2018). Baha'i philosophy is based on principles of reason and non-contradiction. It is coherent because its teachings are interdependent and mutually supportive. The Writings cover a spectrum of issues about freedom and the metaphysical basis of free will. [about]
  7. Posted 2018-11-27, in Published Articles:   Moojan Momen. Power and the Bahá'í community, in Lights of Irfan 19 (2018). While Baha'i social teachings may have sounded new and exciting a century ago, that is no longer the case today. The problem the world faces is not in the principles that would lead to a better society, but in their application. [about]
  8. Posted 2018-11-27, in Published Articles:   Julio Savi and Faezeh Mardani. Ancient Poems as Means of Revelation, in an Early Tablet by Bahá'u'lláh, in Lights of Irfan 19 (2018). On the importance of poetry in the history of the Faith and in its Writings, and absolute detachment as a prerequisite for attainment unto the Divine Presence. Includes translation of "A Tablet by Bahá’u’lláh." [about]
  9. Posted 2018-11-27, in Published Articles:   Julio Savi and Faezeh Mardani. Mathnaví by Rúhu'lláh Varqá, the Martyr, The: A Few Notes on Its Historical Context and Poetical Content, in Lights of Irfan 19 (2018). On the motifs of the cup-bearer and the cup, springtime, and love. Includes translation of "The Mathnaví of Rúhu'lláh, the Martyr." [about]
  10. Posted 2018-11-27, in Published Articles:   Foad Seddigh. Countenance of the Blessed Beauty in the Mirror of Mawlúd Tablets, The, in Lights of Irfan 19 (2018). Review of four tablets in compilation from the Universal House of Justice about the commemoration of the anniversary of the birth of the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh, and guidance from 2015 intended to harmonize their lunar and solar dates. [about]
  11. Posted 2018-11-27, in Published Articles:   Moshe Sharon. End of Days, in Lights of Irfan 19 (2018). On the word “messiah”, the anointed, which describes the redeemer like a priest, consecrated by being anointed with holy oil; prophecies about the last days and the final coming; predictions about the time of the "end," which Baha'is interpret as 1863. [about]
  12. Posted 2018-11-27, in Biographies:   In Memoriam: Muhammad Afnan (1930-2017), in Lights of Irfan 19 (2018). Overview of the life of a supporter, active collaborator, and advisor for the Irfan Colloquia and its publications. [about]
  13. Posted 2018-11-27, in Biographies:   In Memoriam: Heshmat Shariary (1934-2018), in Lights of Irfan 19 (2018). Overview of the life of an active participant in the Irfan Colloquia and Baha'i studies. [about]
  14. Posted 2018-11-26, in Published Articles:   Hooshmand Badee. Reflections on the Principle of Unity/Oneness, Some, in Lights of Irfan 19 (2018). Reflections on the message of Baha'u'llah creating the oneness of humanity and a global society that is based on unity and love rather than factors such as economic and political gains. [about]
  15. Posted 2018-11-26, in Published Articles:   Sohrab Kourosh. Kitáb-i-Iqán, The: Revolutionizing the Concepts of Religion, Eschatology and Theology, in Lights of Irfan 19 (2018). The Kitáb-i-Íqán resolves and removes eschatological barriers and establishes the fundamentals of a universal religion and a universal theology, that integrates and harmonizes other contending ideologies. [about]
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