Posted by Brett Zamir (22.214.171.124) on June 05, 2003 at 00:26:13:
In Reply to: Re: Question about vita of Baha'u'llah. posted by Noebel on June 03, 2003 at 05:03:52:
To paraphrase an expression, it is your kind eyes which are able to find whatever good may be here.
I like your spirit of search.
In answer to your question about how to teach this to Muslims, my suggestion to you would be to study the Kitab-i-Iqan very deeply. There are many quotations from the Baha'i Writings about the importance of studying this work. I have posted some of these quotations at the following website if you were interested: http://www.bahai-library.org/zamir/sm/?10 .
#1 there discusses the importance of studying the proofs in general, #2 discusses the importance of studying the Iqan specifically, #3 describes the contents of the Iqan, and #4 specificially encourages the Iqan as a teaching aid.
I personally like to work with study outlines if they are available. This approach is also recommended (or at least referred to) in our Writings.
I have heard that there is a very good study guide in Persian on this book (the guide is 4 volumes) and there are some outlines in print such as "A Companion to the Study of the Kitáb-i-Íqán" by Hooper Dunbar or "The Ocean of His Words" (in Chapter 6) by John Hatcher. Unfortunately there are none online to my knowledge. But again, you could make your own if you cannot get copies of these books. (I found the first one at http://www.georgeronald.com/Books/Long%20blurbs/Books%20C/Companion%20to%20Kitab-i-Iqan.html .
Please feel free to keep me up to date on how this works for you if you wish (brettz9 AT yahoo.com ).
very best wishes,
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