A Compilation on Bahá'í Education
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A Compilation on Bahá'í Education

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  • [Frontispiece]
    • “The newly born babe of that Day excels the wisest and most venerable men of...”
  • FROM THE WRITINGS OF BAHÁ’U’LLÁH:
    • “1: The Prophets and Messengers of God have been sent down for the sole purpose of...”
    • “2: We have decreed, O people, that the highest and last end of all learning...”
    • “3: Consider ... the revelation of the light of the Name of God, the Educator....”
    • “4: Man is the supreme Talisman. Lack of a proper education hath, however,...”
    • “5: Bend your minds and wills to the education of the peoples and kindreds of the...”
    • “6: We prescribe unto all men that which will lead to the exaltation of the...”
    • “7: Unto every father hath been enjoined the instruction of his son and...”
    • “8: ...Everyone, whether man or woman, should hand over to a trusted person a...”
    • “9: Strain every nerve to acquire both inner and outer perfections, for the...”
    • “10: Man is even as steel, the essence of which is hidden: through admonition...”
    • “11: There are many things which will, if neglected, be wasted, and come to...”
    • “12: It is the bounden duty of parents to rear their children to be staunch in...”
    • “13: The fear of God hath ever been the prime factor in the education of His...”
    • “14: That which is of paramount importance for the children, that which must...”
    • “15: ...Schools must first train the children in the principles of religion,...”
    • “16: ...Arts, crafts and sciences uplift the world of being, and are conducive...”
    • “17: ...The learned of the day must direct the people to acquire those...”
    • “18: It is incumbent upon the children to exert themselves to the utmost in...”
    • “19: In the treasuries of the knowledge of God there lieth concealed a...”
    • “20: It beseemeth ... the ... officials of the Government to convene a gathering and...”
    • “21: Teach ye your children the verses that have been divinely revealed, that...”
    • “22: Teach your children that which hath been sent down from the heaven of...”
    • “23: At the outset of every endeavour, it is incumbent to look to the end of...”
    • “24: As to the children: We have directed that in the beginning they should be...”
    • “25: O Ḥusayn! O thou Preceptor!...”
    • “26: Blessed is that teacher who remaineth faithful to the Covenant of God, and...”
  • FROM THE WRITINGS OF ‘ABDU’L-BAHÁ:
    • “27: O God, O Thou Who hast cast Thy splendour over the luminous realities of...”
    • “28: O thou true friend! Read, in the school of God, the lessons of the...”
    • “29: Man is in the highest degree of materiality, and at the beginning of...”
    • “30: Man is said to be the greatest representative of God, and he is the Book...”
    • “31: Close investigation will show that the primary cause of oppression and...”
    • “32: The primary, the most urgent requirement is the promotion of education....”
    • “33: Observe carefully how education and the arts of civilization bring honour,....”
    • “34: But education is of three kinds: material, human, and spiritual....”
    • “35: There are some who imagine that an innate sense of human dignity will...”
    • “36: As to the differences among human beings and the superiority or...”
    • “37: Question.—How many kinds of character has man, and what is the cause...”
    • “38: As to the difference between that material civilization now prevailing,...”
    • “39: Among the safeguards of the Holy Faith is the training of children, and...”
    • “40: The root cause of wrongdoing is ignorance, and we must therefore hold fast...”
    • “41: Were there no educator, all souls would remain savage, and were it not for...”
    • “42: And among the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh is the promotion of education....”
    • “43: There are certain pillars which have been established as the unshakeable...”
    • “44: Thou didst write as to the children: From the very beginning, the...”
    • “45: My wish is that these children should receive a Bahá’í education, so...”
    • “46: Child education is a matter of the utmost importance. The infant, while...”
    • “47: O thou who gazest upon the Kingdom of God!...”
    • “48: We have previously written and sent out a detailed letter regarding the...”
    • “49: As to thy question regarding the education of children: It behoveth thee...”
    • “50: Exert every effort to acquire the various branches of knowledge and true...”
    • “51: O ye two servants at the Holy Threshold!...”
    • “52: O ye two well-loved handmaids of God! Whatever a man’s tongue speaketh,...”
    • “53: O thou steadfast in the Covenant!...”
    • “54: O true companions!...”
    • “55: The education and training of children is among the most meritorious acts...”
    • “56: Among the greatest of all services that can possibly be rendered by man to...”
    • “57: Blessed art thou, since thou art engaged in rendering a service which will...”
    • “58: It is the hope of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá that those youthful souls in the...”
    • “59: O thou handmaid of God!...”
    • “60: Make ye inquiries as to a woman teacher. She must be extremely modest,...”
    • “61: In thy school, instruct thou God’s children in the customs of the Kingdom....”
    • “62: Make every effort to acquire the advanced knowledge of the day, and strain...”
    • “63: O thou steadfast in the Covenant!...”
    • “64: O thou who art steadfast in the Covenant!...”
    • “65: O thou teacher of the children of the Kingdom!...”
    • “66: O ye recipients of the favours of God!...”
    • “67: O ye of high resolve and noble aims!...”
    • “68: One of the friends hath sent us a letter regarding the school at...”
    • “69: The services ye are rendering in support of the Ta’yíd School merit the...”
    • “70: What thou hadst written as to the school is a cause for great rejoicing,...”
    • “71: Make ye every effort to improve the Tarbíyat School and to develop order...”
    • “72: The All-Merciful hath created humankind for the adornment of this...”
    • “73: God be praised that ye have succeeded in establishing a school in...”
    • “74: The method of instruction which ye have established, beginning with proofs...”
    • “75: As to the children: From the age of five their formal education must...”
    • “76: Thou didst ask as to the education of children. Those children who,...”
    • “77: The subjects to be taught in children’s school are many, and for lack of...”
    • “78: As to the organization of the schools: If possible the children should...”
    • “79: As to the education of children, exert every effort to further this; it is...”
    • “80: The school for girls taketh precedence over the school for boys, for it is...”
    • “81: Our hearts rejoiced at thy letter concerning a school for girls....”
    • “82: In past centuries the girl children of Persia were deprived of all...”
    • “83: In this holy Cause the question of orphans hath the utmost importance....”
    • “84: Your letter hath come and hath occasioned the utmost joy, with its news...”
    • “85: Thou didst write about the believers’ daughters who attend the schools of...”
    • “86: Consider that if the mother is a believer, the children will become...”
    • “87: O handmaids of the beauty of Abhá! Your letter hath come, and its perusal...”
    • “88: Today it is obligatory for the loved ones of God, and their imperative...”
    • “89: O Handmaids of the Lord!...”
    • “90: ... O maid-servants of the Merciful! It is incumbent upon you to train...”
    • “91: Deliver my longings and greetings to the consolation of thine eye... and...”
    • “92: ...O dear one of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá! Be the son of thy father and be the...”
    • “93: O ye dear children!...”
    • “94: It is incumbent upon the youth to walk in the footsteps of Hakím...”
    • “95: The Sunday school for the children in which the Tablets and Teachings of...”
    • “96: O ye children of the the Kingdom:...”
    • “97: O young trees and plants, matchless and tender, that grow in the meadows...”
  • FROM THE WRITINGS OF SHOGHI EFFENDI AND LETTERS WRITTEN ON HIS BEHALF:
    • “98: For the members of the Children’s Educational Work Committee ... I...”
    • “99: They must promote by every means in their power the material as well as...”
    • “100: As to the spiritual activities of the “Children of the Kingdom” in...”
    • “101: A basic and vital requirement of these days is the matter of educating the...”
    • “102: The “Magazine of the Children of the Kingdom”, the latest issue of which I...”
    • “103: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá has always attached very great importance to the education of...”
    • “104: In connection with the question that you had asked as to whether you...”
    • “105: Among the sacred obligations devolving upon the Spiritual Assemblies is...”
    • “106: Shoghi Effendi was very interested to hear of the plans you are making for...”
    • “107: We had heard through various channels the wonderful way your children had...”
    • “108: In philanthropic enterprises and acts of charity, in promotion of the...”
    • “109: Your short but impressive letter addressed to Shoghi Effendi was received....”
    • “110: We hope that before long the Bahá’ís will even afford to have schools that....”
    • “111: He is very glad to know that you attach importance to the training of the...”
    • “112: He was deeply gratified to hear that the friends are attaching such a...”
    • “113: Shoghi Effendi wishes you particularly to give all your attention to the...”
    • “114: The Bahá’í Faith ... advocates compulsory education...”
    • “115: He was deeply gratified to learn that your material conditions are improving...”
    • “116: Shoghi Effendi was deeply saddened to learn from your letter... of the...”
    • “117: The Guardian sees no objection that reference be made to the fact that the...”
    • “118: As regards your plans: the Guardian fully approves indeed of your view...”
    • “119: The Guardian wishes me to assure you, in particular, of his supplications...”
    • “120: With regard to your activities in connection with the training and...”
    • “121: You have asked him for detailed information concerning the Bahá’í...”
    • “122: With regard to the statement attributed to ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and which you...”
    • “123: The task of bringing up a Bahá’í child, as emphasized time and again in...”
    • “124: With regard to your little daughter ...; he is truly rejoiced and...”
    • “125: With reference to the question of the training of children: given the...”
    • “126: The question of the training and education of children in case one of the...”
    • “127: The Guardian was delighted to hear of your youth group. The children who...”
    • “128: These Bahá’í children are of such great importance to the future. They...”
    • “129: ...The Guardian feels that it would be better for either the mothers of...”
    • “130: You Bahá’í children and young people have both great privileges and...”
    • “131: The Guardian, in his remarks to ... about parents’ and children’s, wives’...”
    • “132: Regarding your question about children fighting: the statement of the...”
    • “133: You ask him about the fear of God: perhaps the friends do not realize...”
    • “134: He is sorry to hear your little boy is not developing satisfactorily;...”
    • “135: Regarding the questions you asked him: there is no objection to children...”
    • “136: In regard to your question: he feels this is a matter for you and your...”
    • “137: Any Bahá’í can give to the Cause’s Funds, adult or child. No statement...”
    • “138: Just because you are children does not mean you cannot serve the Faith,...”
    • “139: The general principle ... is that a request for excuse from School sessions on...”
    • “140: The beloved Guardian was greatly delighted to learn of the success of the...”
    • “141: The Guardian will pray for the spiritual development of your dear son. On...”
    • “142: The Guardian is happy to see you are teaching the children, as a firm...”
    • “143: In explaining the fear of God to children, there is no objection to...”
    • “144: Individual Bahá’ís may press for getting religion taught in the public...”
    • SUPPLEMENT: EXTRACTS FROM THE TALKS OF ‘ABDU’L-BAHÁ:
      • “145: Among these children many blessed souls will arise, if they be trained...”
      • “146: Educate the children in their infancy in such a way that they may become...”
      • “147: The art of music is divine and effective. It is the food of the soul and...”
      • “148: If a pupil is told that his intelligence is less than his fellow pupils, it is...”
      • “149: ...According to the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh the family, being a human ,...”
      • “150: He promulgated the adoption of the same course of education for man and...”
      • “151: The child must not be oppressed or censured because it is undeveloped; it must...”
      • “152: Bahá’u’lláh has announced that inasmuch as ignorance and lack of...”
      • “153: The education of each child is compulsory.... In addition to this wide-spread...”
    • “145: Among these children many blessed souls will arise, if they be trained...”
    • “146: Educate the children in their infancy in such a way that they may become...”
    • “147: The art of music is divine and effective. It is the food of the soul and...”
    • “148: If a pupil is told that his intelligence is less than his fellow pupils, it is...”
    • “149: ...According to the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh the family, being a human ,...”
    • “150: He promulgated the adoption of the same course of education for man and...”
    • “151: The child must not be oppressed or censured because it is undeveloped; it must...”
    • “152: Bahá’u’lláh has announced that inasmuch as ignorance and lack of...”
    • “153: The education of each child is compulsory.... In addition to this wide-spread...”
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