books

“In former religions such ordinances as holy war, destruction of books, the ban on association and companionship with other peoples or on reading certain books had been laid down and affirmed according to the exigencies of the time;… Read More

integrated

“Success will depend on the manner in which lines of action are integrated and on the attitude of learning that is adopted.“ – The Universal House of Justice, 9 January 2001 – To the Conference of the Continental Boards… Read More

clay

“When he was very young, people thought of ‘Abdu’lláh Baghdádí as a libertine, solely devoted to pleasure. He was regarded by all as the sport of inordinate desires, mired down in his physical passions. But the moment he… Read More

arts

“No nation can attain prosperity and success save through the refinement of morals. When characters are improved, sciences and arts flourish; minds become vastly enlightened; hearts are filled with truthfulness and trustworthiness, with zeal, devotion, and determination; statesmanship… Read More

Persian

“She translated and expounded “The Best of Stories,” also writing in Persian and Arabic, composing odes and lyrics, and humbly practicing her devotions, performing even those that were optional and supernumerary.” – ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, referring to Ṭáhirih in Memorials… Read More

Baltimore

“I am pleased with the friends from Baltimore, for I have observed that their hearts are attracted to the love of Bahá’u’lláh.” – ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace