The <a href=http://irfancolloquia.org>Irfan Colloquia</a> is pleased to announce the list of presenters and topics at the upcoming 52<sup>nd</sup> (Persian) and 53<sup>rd</sup> (English) Colloquia, which will be held at Louhelen Baha'i School. See more details below, or click on any of the URLs given. Thank you, we hope to see you there!
-Jonah Winters, on behalf of the Irfan Colloquia
The next sessions will be mainly devoted to the Writings of the Báb and ‘Abdu'l-Bahá, including special sessions on the book of Bayán and ‘Abdu'l-Bahá's Commentary on the Hidden Treasure.
The eleventh year of ‘Irfán Colloquium starts at Bosch Bahá'í School, providing a unique and exciting opportunity for systematic study of the scripture and fundamental principles of the Bahá'í Faith. Philosophy, Science and the Bahá'í Faith will be the main theme of the Colloquium. The seminar will be mainly devoted to the Writings of the Báb and ‘Abdu'l-Bahá including special sessions on the book of Bayán and ‘Abdu'l-Bahá's Commentary on the Hidden Treasure. Presenters will include Dr. Muin Afnani, Dr. Ian Kluge, Dr. Stephen Lambden, Dr. Sholeh Quinn, Mr. Fariborz Sahba, Mr. Ala' Ghods, Dr. Heshmat Shariari, Ms. Sheila Banani, Ms. Maryam Afshar, Mr. Vahid Brown, Dr. Ghasem Bayat, Ms. Soheila Afnani, Dr. Iraj Ayman and others that will be announced gradually. Visit the 'Irfán Colloquia website for the <a href=http://irfancolloquia.org/calendar/getdata.php?id=52&item=Program>Persian program</a> and <a href=http://irfancolloquia.org/calendar/getdata.php?id=52&item=Announcements>announcement</a> or the <a href=http://irfancolloquia.org/calendar/getdata.php?id=53&item=Program>English program</a> and <a href=http://irfancolloquia.org/calendar/getdata.php?id=53&item=Announcements>announcement</a>.
For reservation of accommodation and registration please contact:<ol>Bosch Bahá'í School
Ian Kluge: Ontology: A Basic Survey, Explications and Commentary
Sheila Banani: The Life and Times of August Forel
Vahid Brown: The Báb’s Commentary on Surah Val-Asr in Qur’án – Strong Readers of Sacred Texts: Exploration of a Bábi-Bahá’i Semiotics
Muin Afnani: <ol><li> ‘Abdu'l-Bahá's Tablet of the Universe - <i>Aflákiyyih</i><li> ‘Abdu'l-Bahá's Commentary on the Islamic Tradition of "Hidden Treasure" (<i>Kuntu Kanz</i>): Historical Background<li> The Persian Bayán: Form and Content (themes)
</ol>James Thomas: The Signs of Prophethood: an exposition on a Tablet by ‘Abdu'l-Bahá
Ghasem Bayat: Interpretation of the Opening Words of the Qur’an: a Comparative Study of the Islamic, Babi and Bahá'i Commentaries on “Bismillih”
Sateh Bayat: ‘Abdu'l-Bahá's interpretation of "reincarnation"
Fiona Missaghian: Comparative Religious Study of the Concept of Manifestation
Manooher Mofidi: ‘Abdu'l-Bahá's "Tablet of the Two Calls"
Mozhan Khadem: Abdu’l-Bahá’s Commentary on the "Hidden Treasure"
Muin Afnani:<ol><li> The Book of Bayan: A Review and Content Analysis<li> ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s Commentary on the Islamic Tradition of “Hidden Treasure” (<i>Kuntu Kanz</i>): Historical Context<li> Tablet of Universe (<i>Aflakiyyih</i>)</ol>Soheila Afnani: The Role of Tahirih in the Babi Dispensation: Her Writings and Influence
Armaghan Asadi: A Review of a Tablet of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
Ghasem Bayat: <ol><li> Commentaries on <i>Bismellah</i> in the Writings of the Bab and Abdu’l-Bahá<li> Abdu’l-Bahá’s Commentary on the concept of reincarnation</ol>Sadegh Erfanian: The Role and Significance of the Divine Names and Attributes in Bahá’i Prayers: A Comparative Study
Ala Ghods: 'Abdu’l-Bahá’s Lawh-i-Hizár Bayti Addressed to Jalil Khu’i
Mozhan Khadem: The Hidden Treasure
Sima Quddus: Concept of Humility in Abdul-Bahá's Writings
Sana Rouhani: Lawh-i-Hudaj: Its background and contents
Heshmat Shahriary: Will and Testament of 'Abdu’l-Bahá in the Context of Other Related Tablets<a name=program></a>
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