A Compilaton on Women
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A Compilaton on Women

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  • I. THE BAHÁ’Í CONCEPT OF EQUALITY
    • Extracts From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh
      • 1: O Children of Men! Know ye not why We created you all from the same dust?...
      • 2: Exalted, immensely exalted is He Who hath removed differences and...
      • 3: This Wronged One hath heard thy voice and that which thy inner and outer...
      • 4: By My Life! The names of handmaidens who are devoted to God are written...
      • 5: Verily the Pen of the Most High hath borne witness unto thy recognition of...
      • 6: We beseech God to aid all the leaves to attain the knowledge of the Tree and...
      • 7: Throughout the centuries and ages many a man hath waited expectant for...
    • 1: O Children of Men! Know ye not why We created you all from the same dust?...
    • 2: Exalted, immensely exalted is He Who hath removed differences and...
    • 3: This Wronged One hath heard thy voice and that which thy inner and outer...
    • 4: By My Life! The names of handmaidens who are devoted to God are written...
    • 5: Verily the Pen of the Most High hath borne witness unto thy recognition of...
    • 6: We beseech God to aid all the leaves to attain the knowledge of the Tree and...
    • 7: Throughout the centuries and ages many a man hath waited expectant for...
    • Extracts From the Writings and Utterances of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá:
      • 8: From the beginning of existence until the Promised Day men retained superiority...
      • 9: O handmaid of God! In this wondrous dispensation in which the Ancient...
      • 10: Render thanks to the Lord that among that race thou art the first...
      • 11: The establishment of a women’s assemblage for the promotion of knowledge is...
      • 12: Know thou, O handmaid, that in the sight of Bahá, women are accounted the...
      • 13: And among the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh is the equality of women and...
      • 14: Inasmuch as this is the century of light, it is evident that the Sun of...
      • 15: Today questions of the utmost importance are facing humanity, questions...
      • 16: The world of humanity consists of two parts: male and female. Each is...
      • 17: The status of woman in former times was exceedingly deplorable, for it was...
      • 18: Woman’s lack of progress and proficiency has been due to her need of equal...
      • 19: He establishes the equality of man and woman. This is peculiar to the...
      • 20: Women have equal rights with men upon earth; in religion and society they...
      • 21: In the world of humanity ... the female sex is treated as though inferior, and...
      • 22: Divine Justice demands that the rights of both sexes should be equally...
      • 23: In the Dispensation of Bahá’u’lláh, women are advancing side by side with...
      • 24: The woman of the East has progressed. Formerly in India, Persia and...
      • 25: The world in the past has been ruled by force, and man has dominated over...
    • 8: From the beginning of existence until the Promised Day men retained superiority...
    • 9: O handmaid of God! In this wondrous dispensation in which the Ancient...
    • 10: Render thanks to the Lord that among that race thou art the first...
    • 11: The establishment of a women’s assemblage for the promotion of knowledge is...
    • 12: Know thou, O handmaid, that in the sight of Bahá, women are accounted the...
    • 13: And among the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh is the equality of women and...
    • 14: Inasmuch as this is the century of light, it is evident that the Sun of...
    • 15: Today questions of the utmost importance are facing humanity, questions...
    • 16: The world of humanity consists of two parts: male and female. Each is...
    • 17: The status of woman in former times was exceedingly deplorable, for it was...
    • 18: Woman’s lack of progress and proficiency has been due to her need of equal...
    • 19: He establishes the equality of man and woman. This is peculiar to the...
    • 20: Women have equal rights with men upon earth; in religion and society they...
    • 21: In the world of humanity ... the female sex is treated as though inferior, and...
    • 22: Divine Justice demands that the rights of both sexes should be equally...
    • 23: In the Dispensation of Bahá’u’lláh, women are advancing side by side with...
    • 24: The woman of the East has progressed. Formerly in India, Persia and...
    • 25: The world in the past has been ruled by force, and man has dominated over...
    • Extracts From Letters Written on Behalf of Shoghi Effendi:
      • 26: If presented properly the position of women in the Bahá’í teachings will...
      • 27: As regards your question concerning the membership of the Universal House...
      • 28: As regards the membership of the International House of Justice,...
    • 26: If presented properly the position of women in the Bahá’í teachings will...
    • 27: As regards your question concerning the membership of the Universal House...
    • 28: As regards the membership of the International House of Justice,...
    • Extracts From Letters Written by the Universal House of Justice:
      • 29: It is apparent from the Guardian’s writings that where Bahá’u’lláh...
      • 30: Concerning your questions about the equality of men and women, this, as...
      • 31: The primary question to be resolved is how the present world, with its...
    • 29: It is apparent from the Guardian’s writings that where Bahá’u’lláh...
    • 30: Concerning your questions about the equality of men and women, this, as...
    • 31: The primary question to be resolved is how the present world, with its...
    • From Letters Written on Behalf of the Universal House of Justice
      • 32: To the general premise that women and men have equality in the Faith,...
      • 33: ...‘Abdu’l-Bahá asserts: “In this divine age the bounties of God have...
      • 34: You are quite right in stating that men and women have basic and distinct...
      • 35: It may be helpful to stress ... that the Bahá’í principle of the...
    • 32: To the general premise that women and men have equality in the Faith,...
    • 33: ...‘Abdu’l-Bahá asserts: “In this divine age the bounties of God have...
    • 34: You are quite right in stating that men and women have basic and distinct...
    • 35: It may be helpful to stress ... that the Bahá’í principle of the...
  • II. THE ROLE OF EDUCATION IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF WOMEN
    • Extracts From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh:
      • 36: It is the bounden duty of parents to rear their children to be staunch in...
    • 36: It is the bounden duty of parents to rear their children to be staunch in...
    • Extracts From the Writings and Utterances of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá:
      • 37: Praised be God, the women believers have organized meetings where they will...
      • 38: Work ye for the guidance of the women in that land, teach the young girls and...
      • 39: ...it is incumbent upon the father and mother to train their children both in...
      • 40: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s supreme joy is in observing that a number of leaves from among...
      • 41: ...Thou hast written about the girls’ school. What was previously written...
      • 42: ...it is incumbent upon the girls of this glorious era to be fully versed in...
      • 43: Furthermore, the education of woman is more necessary and important than...
      • 44: In proclaiming the oneness of mankind He taught that men and women are...
      • 45: Why should a woman be left mentally undeveloped? Science is praiseworthy—...
      • 46: Bahá’u’lláh has announced that inasmuch as ignorance and lack of...
      • 47: The education of each child is compulsory.... In addition to this widespread...
      • 48: Devote ye particular attention to the school for girls, for the greatness...
      • 49: Our hearts rejoiced at thy letter concerning a school for girls....
    • 37: Praised be God, the women believers have organized meetings where they will...
    • 38: Work ye for the guidance of the women in that land, teach the young girls and...
    • 39: ...it is incumbent upon the father and mother to train their children both in...
    • 40: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s supreme joy is in observing that a number of leaves from among...
    • 41: ...Thou hast written about the girls’ school. What was previously written...
    • 42: ...it is incumbent upon the girls of this glorious era to be fully versed in...
    • 43: Furthermore, the education of woman is more necessary and important than...
    • 44: In proclaiming the oneness of mankind He taught that men and women are...
    • 45: Why should a woman be left mentally undeveloped? Science is praiseworthy—...
    • 46: Bahá’u’lláh has announced that inasmuch as ignorance and lack of...
    • 47: The education of each child is compulsory.... In addition to this widespread...
    • 48: Devote ye particular attention to the school for girls, for the greatness...
    • 49: Our hearts rejoiced at thy letter concerning a school for girls....
    • Extract From a Letter Written by the Universal House of Justice
      • 50: The cause of universal education, which has already enlisted in its...
    • 50: The cause of universal education, which has already enlisted in its...
    • Extracts From Letters Written on Behalf of the Universal House of Justice:
      • 51: A very important element in the attainment of such equality is Bahá’u’lláh’s...
      • 52: The House of Justice regards the need to educate and guide women in their...
    • 51: A very important element in the attainment of such equality is Bahá’u’lláh’s...
    • 52: The House of Justice regards the need to educate and guide women in their...
  • III. APPLICATION OF THE PRINCIPLE OF EQUALITY TO FAMILY LIFE
    • Extracts From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh:
      • 53: Steadfastness in the Cause is mentioned in the Tablets and set forth by...
      • 54: All should know, and in this regard attain the splendours of the sun of...
    • 53: Steadfastness in the Cause is mentioned in the Tablets and set forth by...
    • 54: All should know, and in this regard attain the splendours of the sun of...
    • Extracts From the Writings and Utterances of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá:
      • 55: The Lord, peerless is He, hath made woman and man to abide with each other...
      • 56: ...following the precepts of God and the holy Law, suckle your children from...
      • 57: ...it is enjoined upon the father and mother, as a duty, to strive with all...
      • 58: O ye loving mothers, know ye that in God’s sight, the best of all ways to...
      • 59: Note ye how easily, where unity existeth in a given family, the affairs of...
      • 60: You have asked whether a husband would be able to prevent his wife from...
      • 61: Question: What is the attitude of your belief toward the family?...
    • 55: The Lord, peerless is He, hath made woman and man to abide with each other...
    • 56: ...following the precepts of God and the holy Law, suckle your children from...
    • 57: ...it is enjoined upon the father and mother, as a duty, to strive with all...
    • 58: O ye loving mothers, know ye that in God’s sight, the best of all ways to...
    • 59: Note ye how easily, where unity existeth in a given family, the affairs of...
    • 60: You have asked whether a husband would be able to prevent his wife from...
    • 61: Question: What is the attitude of your belief toward the family?...
    • Extracts From letters written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi to individual believers unless otherwise cited
      • 62: When such difference of opinion and belief occurs between husband and wife it...
      • 63: Shoghi Effendi trusts that as a result of his cable and this letter your...
      • 64: The Guardian, in his remarks ... about parents’ and children’s, wives’ and...
      • 65: It is one of the essential teachings of the Faith that unity should be...
      • 66: The Guardian fully appreciates your desire to go forth as a pioneer at...
      • 67: Wherever there is a Bahá’í family, those concerned should by all means...
    • 62: When such difference of opinion and belief occurs between husband and wife it...
    • 63: Shoghi Effendi trusts that as a result of his cable and this letter your...
    • 64: The Guardian, in his remarks ... about parents’ and children’s, wives’ and...
    • 65: It is one of the essential teachings of the Faith that unity should be...
    • 66: The Guardian fully appreciates your desire to go forth as a pioneer at...
    • 67: Wherever there is a Bahá’í family, those concerned should by all means...
    • Extracts From letters Written on Behalf of the Universal House of Justice to individual believers unless otherwise cited
      • 68: That the first teacher of the child is the mother should not be startling,...
      • 69: In considering the problems that you and your wife are experiencing, the...
      • 70: Noting that you and your husband have consulted about your family problems...
      • 71: The members of a family all have duties and responsibilities towards one...
      • 72: You have asked, however, for specific rules of conduct to govern the...
      • 73: You ask about the admonition that everyone must work, and want to know if...
      • 74: With regard to your question whether mothers should work outside the home,...
      • 75: The great importance attached to the mother’s role derives from the fact...
    • 68: That the first teacher of the child is the mother should not be startling,...
    • 69: In considering the problems that you and your wife are experiencing, the...
    • 70: Noting that you and your husband have consulted about your family problems...
    • 71: The members of a family all have duties and responsibilities towards one...
    • 72: You have asked, however, for specific rules of conduct to govern the...
    • 73: You ask about the admonition that everyone must work, and want to know if...
    • 74: With regard to your question whether mothers should work outside the home,...
    • 75: The great importance attached to the mother’s role derives from the fact...
  • IV. WOMEN IN THE WORLD AT LARGE
    • Extract From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh
      • 76: It is enjoined upon every one of you to engage in some form of occupation,...
    • 76: It is enjoined upon every one of you to engage in some form of occupation,...
    • Extracts From the Writings and Utterances of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá:
      • 77: The handmaidens of God and the bondsmaids in His divine Court should...
      • 78: Until the reality of equality between man and woman is fully established and...
      • 79: ...the principle of religion has been revealed by Bahá’u’lláh that woman...
      • 80: Again, it is well established in history that where woman has not...
      • 81: Question: Is it not a fact that universal peace cannot be accomplished...
      • 82: When all mankind shall receive the same opportunity of education and the...
      • 84: Woman must especially devote her energies and abilities toward the industrial...
      • 85: Therefore, strive to show in the human world that women are most capable...
      • 86: ...imbued with the same virtues as man, rising through all the degrees of human...
      • 87: According to the spirit of this age, women must advance and fulfill their...
      • 88: ...The woman is indeed of the greater importance to the race. She has the...
      • 89: Concerning Bahá’í representation at the All-Asian Women’s Conference: this...
      • 90: What ‘Abdu’l-Bahá meant about the women arising for peace is that this is a...
    • 77: The handmaidens of God and the bondsmaids in His divine Court should...
    • 78: Until the reality of equality between man and woman is fully established and...
    • 79: ...the principle of religion has been revealed by Bahá’u’lláh that woman...
    • 80: Again, it is well established in history that where woman has not...
    • 81: Question: Is it not a fact that universal peace cannot be accomplished...
    • 82: When all mankind shall receive the same opportunity of education and the...
    • 84: Woman must especially devote her energies and abilities toward the industrial...
    • 85: Therefore, strive to show in the human world that women are most capable...
    • 86: ...imbued with the same virtues as man, rising through all the degrees of human...
    • 87: According to the spirit of this age, women must advance and fulfill their...
    • 88: ...The woman is indeed of the greater importance to the race. She has the...
    • 89: Concerning Bahá’í representation at the All-Asian Women’s Conference: this...
    • 90: What ‘Abdu’l-Bahá meant about the women arising for peace is that this is a...
    • Extract From a Letter Written by the Universal House of Justice
      • 91: The emancipation of women, the achievement of full equality between the...
    • 91: The emancipation of women, the achievement of full equality between the...
    • Extracts From Letters Written on Behalf of the Universal House of Justice:
      • 92: ...there is a much wider sphere of relationships between men and women than in...
      • 93: The duty of women in being the first educators of mankind is clearly set...
    • 92: ...there is a much wider sphere of relationships between men and women than in...
    • 93: The duty of women in being the first educators of mankind is clearly set...
  • V. FOSTERING THE DEVELOPMENT OF WOMEN
    • Extracts From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh:
      • 94: In this Day the Blessed Tree of Remembrance speaketh forth in the Kingdom...
      • 95: We beseech the True One to adorn His handmaidens with the ornament of...
    • 94: In this Day the Blessed Tree of Remembrance speaketh forth in the Kingdom...
    • 95: We beseech the True One to adorn His handmaidens with the ornament of...
    • Extracts From the Writings and Utterances of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá:
      • 96: The effulgence of the rays of the Sun of Truth is abundant and the favours...
      • 97: In this great Cycle and wondrous Dispensation some women have been raised...
      • 98: Confirmations from the kingdom of God will assuredly be received, enabling...
      • 99: In this wondrous Dispensation the favours of the Glorious Lord are vouchsafed...
      • 100: Blessed, blessed are ye for ye have arranged spiritual meetings and...
      • 101: In this day the duty of everyone, whether man or woman, is to teach the Cause....
      • 102: Now is the time to speak forth and to deliver speeches, the time to teach...
      • 103: O handmaid of God!... To the mothers must be given the divine Teachings...
      • 104: ...we must not make distinctions between individual members of the human...
      • 105: In brief, the assumption of superiority by man will continue to be depressing...
      • 106: The purpose, in brief, is this: that if woman be fully educated and...
      • 107: The realities of things have been revealed in this radiant century, and...
      • 108: Equality of the sexes will be established in proportion to the increased...
      • 109: Woman must endeavour then to attain greater perfection, to be man’s equal...
    • 96: The effulgence of the rays of the Sun of Truth is abundant and the favours...
    • 97: In this great Cycle and wondrous Dispensation some women have been raised...
    • 98: Confirmations from the kingdom of God will assuredly be received, enabling...
    • 99: In this wondrous Dispensation the favours of the Glorious Lord are vouchsafed...
    • 100: Blessed, blessed are ye for ye have arranged spiritual meetings and...
    • 101: In this day the duty of everyone, whether man or woman, is to teach the Cause....
    • 102: Now is the time to speak forth and to deliver speeches, the time to teach...
    • 103: O handmaid of God!... To the mothers must be given the divine Teachings...
    • 104: ...we must not make distinctions between individual members of the human...
    • 105: In brief, the assumption of superiority by man will continue to be depressing...
    • 106: The purpose, in brief, is this: that if woman be fully educated and...
    • 107: The realities of things have been revealed in this radiant century, and...
    • 108: Equality of the sexes will be established in proportion to the increased...
    • 109: Woman must endeavour then to attain greater perfection, to be man’s equal...
    • Extracts From Letters Written by Shoghi Effendi:
      • 110: Regarding the position of the Bahá’í women in India and Burma, and their...
      • 111: Full rights have been accorded to Bahá’í women residing in the cradle of the...
      • 113: That the members of this community, of either sex and of every age, of...
      • Extracts From Letters and a Telex Written by the Universal House of Justice:
      • 114: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá has pointed out that “Among the miracles which distinguish...
      • 115: PARTICULARLY CALL UPON BAHÁ’Í WOMEN, WHOSE CAPACITIES IN MANY LANDS STILL...
      • 116: The youth have long been in the forefront of the teaching work, and now our...
      • 117: At the heart of all activities, the spiritual, intellectual and community...
      • 118: The equality of men and women is not, at the present time, universally applied....
      • 119: Calling upon local and national Bahá’í communities to sponsor a wide...
    • 110: Regarding the position of the Bahá’í women in India and Burma, and their...
    • 111: Full rights have been accorded to Bahá’í women residing in the cradle of the...
    • 113: That the members of this community, of either sex and of every age, of...
    • Extracts From Letters and a Telex Written by the Universal House of Justice:
    • 114: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá has pointed out that “Among the miracles which distinguish...
    • 115: PARTICULARLY CALL UPON BAHÁ’Í WOMEN, WHOSE CAPACITIES IN MANY LANDS STILL...
    • 116: The youth have long been in the forefront of the teaching work, and now our...
    • 117: At the heart of all activities, the spiritual, intellectual and community...
    • 118: The equality of men and women is not, at the present time, universally applied....
    • 119: Calling upon local and national Bahá’í communities to sponsor a wide...
    • Extracts From Letters Written on Behalf of the Universal House of Justice:
      • 120: The House of Justice regards the need to educate and guide women in their...
      • 121: The principle of the equality between women and men, like the other...
    • 120: The House of Justice regards the need to educate and guide women in their...
    • 121: The principle of the equality between women and men, like the other...
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