Extracts from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh and `Abdu'l-Bahá and from the Letters of Shoghi Effendi and the Universal House of Justice on Scholarship
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Extracts from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh and `Abdu'l-Bahá and from the Letters of Shoghi Effendi and the Universal House of Justice on Scholarship

By Universal House of Justice
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  • Baha'i Terms of Use
  • Contents
  • [Letter to selected National Spiritual Assemblies]
  • EXTRACTS FROM THE WRITINGS OF BAHÁ’U’LLÁH AND ‘ABDU’L-BAHÁ AND FROM THE LETTERS OF SHOGHI EFFENDI AND THE UNIVERSAL HOUSE OF JUSTICE ON SCHOLARSHIP
  • 1. THE STATION OF SCHOLARSHIP
    • 1.1 Importance of Knowledge and Learning
      • From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh
        • 1: “Knowledge is one of the wondrous gifts of God. It is incumbent upon...”
        • 2: “Knowledge is as wings to man’s life, and a ladder for his ascent. Its...”
      • 1: “Knowledge is one of the wondrous gifts of God. It is incumbent upon...”
      • 2: “Knowledge is as wings to man’s life, and a ladder for his ascent. Its...”
      • From the Writings and Utterances of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
        • 3: “Make every effort to acquire the advanced knowledge of the day, and...”
        • 4: “...I most urgently request the friends of God to make every effort, as much...”
        • 5: “All blessings are divine in origin, but none can be compared with this...”
      • 3: “Make every effort to acquire the advanced knowledge of the day, and...”
      • 4: “...I most urgently request the friends of God to make every effort, as much...”
      • 5: “All blessings are divine in origin, but none can be compared with this...”
      • From a Letter Written on Behalf of Shoghi Effendi
        • 6: “...Bahá’u’lláh considered education as one of the most fundamental factors...”
      • 6: “...Bahá’u’lláh considered education as one of the most fundamental factors...”
    • From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh
      • 1: “Knowledge is one of the wondrous gifts of God. It is incumbent upon...”
      • 2: “Knowledge is as wings to man’s life, and a ladder for his ascent. Its...”
    • 1: “Knowledge is one of the wondrous gifts of God. It is incumbent upon...”
    • 2: “Knowledge is as wings to man’s life, and a ladder for his ascent. Its...”
    • From the Writings and Utterances of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
      • 3: “Make every effort to acquire the advanced knowledge of the day, and...”
      • 4: “...I most urgently request the friends of God to make every effort, as much...”
      • 5: “All blessings are divine in origin, but none can be compared with this...”
    • 3: “Make every effort to acquire the advanced knowledge of the day, and...”
    • 4: “...I most urgently request the friends of God to make every effort, as much...”
    • 5: “All blessings are divine in origin, but none can be compared with this...”
    • From a Letter Written on Behalf of Shoghi Effendi
      • 6: “...Bahá’u’lláh considered education as one of the most fundamental factors...”
    • 6: “...Bahá’u’lláh considered education as one of the most fundamental factors...”
    • 1.2 Characteristics of the “truly learned”
      • From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh
        • 7: “Happy are ye, O ye the learned ones in Bahá. By the Lord! Ye are...”
        • 8: “The Great Being saith: The man of consummate learning and the sage...”
        • 9: “Know thou that he is truly learned who hath acknowledged My Revelation, and...”
        • 10: “Consider, how can he that faileth in the day of God’s Revelation...”
      • 7: “Happy are ye, O ye the learned ones in Bahá. By the Lord! Ye are...”
      • 8: “The Great Being saith: The man of consummate learning and the sage...”
      • 9: “Know thou that he is truly learned who hath acknowledged My Revelation, and...”
      • 10: “Consider, how can he that faileth in the day of God’s Revelation...”
      • From the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
        • 11: “...there are those famed and accomplished men of learning, possessed of...”
      • 11: “...there are those famed and accomplished men of learning, possessed of...”
      • From Letters Written on Behalf of Shoghi Effendi
        • 12: “In connection with the question as to whether Bahá’ís should be familiar...”
        • 13: “The Cause needs more Bahá’í scholars, people who not only are devoted...”
      • 12: “In connection with the question as to whether Bahá’ís should be familiar...”
      • 13: “The Cause needs more Bahá’í scholars, people who not only are devoted...”
    • From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh
      • 7: “Happy are ye, O ye the learned ones in Bahá. By the Lord! Ye are...”
      • 8: “The Great Being saith: The man of consummate learning and the sage...”
      • 9: “Know thou that he is truly learned who hath acknowledged My Revelation, and...”
      • 10: “Consider, how can he that faileth in the day of God’s Revelation...”
    • 7: “Happy are ye, O ye the learned ones in Bahá. By the Lord! Ye are...”
    • 8: “The Great Being saith: The man of consummate learning and the sage...”
    • 9: “Know thou that he is truly learned who hath acknowledged My Revelation, and...”
    • 10: “Consider, how can he that faileth in the day of God’s Revelation...”
    • From the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
      • 11: “...there are those famed and accomplished men of learning, possessed of...”
    • 11: “...there are those famed and accomplished men of learning, possessed of...”
    • From Letters Written on Behalf of Shoghi Effendi
      • 12: “In connection with the question as to whether Bahá’ís should be familiar...”
      • 13: “The Cause needs more Bahá’í scholars, people who not only are devoted...”
    • 12: “In connection with the question as to whether Bahá’ís should be familiar...”
    • 13: “The Cause needs more Bahá’í scholars, people who not only are devoted...”
    • 1.3 Scope of “Bahá’í Scholarship”
      • From a Letter Written on Behalf of the Universal House of Justice
        • 14: “At this early stage in the development of the Faith, it would not...”
      • 14: “At this early stage in the development of the Faith, it would not...”
    • From a Letter Written on Behalf of the Universal House of Justice
      • 14: “At this early stage in the development of the Faith, it would not...”
    • 14: “At this early stage in the development of the Faith, it would not...”
    • 1.4 Appreciation of Scholarship
      • From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh
        • 15: “Respect ye the divines and learned amongst you, they whose conduct accords...”
        • 16: “O people of God! Righteous men of learning who dedicate themselves to...”
        • 17: “Beware, O My loved ones, lest ye despise the merits of My learned servants...”
      • 15: “Respect ye the divines and learned amongst you, they whose conduct accords...”
      • 16: “O people of God! Righteous men of learning who dedicate themselves to...”
      • 17: “Beware, O My loved ones, lest ye despise the merits of My learned servants...”
      • From the Writings and Utterances of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
        • 18: “...the religion of God is the promoter of truth, the founder of science and...”
        • 19: “There are certain pillars which have been established as the unshakeable...”
      • 18: “...the religion of God is the promoter of truth, the founder of science and...”
      • 19: “There are certain pillars which have been established as the unshakeable...”
      • From a Letter Written by Shoghi Effendi
        • 20: “The responsibilities of the members of the Spiritual Assemblies that are...”
      • 20: “The responsibilities of the members of the Spiritual Assemblies that are...”
    • From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh
      • 15: “Respect ye the divines and learned amongst you, they whose conduct accords...”
      • 16: “O people of God! Righteous men of learning who dedicate themselves to...”
      • 17: “Beware, O My loved ones, lest ye despise the merits of My learned servants...”
    • 15: “Respect ye the divines and learned amongst you, they whose conduct accords...”
    • 16: “O people of God! Righteous men of learning who dedicate themselves to...”
    • 17: “Beware, O My loved ones, lest ye despise the merits of My learned servants...”
    • From the Writings and Utterances of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
      • 18: “...the religion of God is the promoter of truth, the founder of science and...”
      • 19: “There are certain pillars which have been established as the unshakeable...”
    • 18: “...the religion of God is the promoter of truth, the founder of science and...”
    • 19: “There are certain pillars which have been established as the unshakeable...”
    • From a Letter Written by Shoghi Effendi
      • 20: “The responsibilities of the members of the Spiritual Assemblies that are...”
    • 20: “The responsibilities of the members of the Spiritual Assemblies that are...”
  • 2. FUNCTIONS OF BAHÁ’Í SCHOLARSHIP
    • 2.1 Promotion of Human Welfare
      • From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh
        • 21: “The Great Being saith: The learned of the day must direct the people to...”
        • 22: “True learning is that which is conducive to the well-being of the world, not...”
      • 21: “The Great Being saith: The learned of the day must direct the people to...”
      • 22: “True learning is that which is conducive to the well-being of the world, not...”
      • From the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
        • 23: “The primary, the most urgent requirement is the promotion of education....”
      • 23: “The primary, the most urgent requirement is the promotion of education....”
      • From a Letter Written on Behalf of Shoghi Effendi
        • 24: “The news of the co-operation of the Bahá’í young men and women in...”
      • 24: “The news of the co-operation of the Bahá’í young men and women in...”
      • From a Letter of the Universal House of Justice
        • 25: “The further emergence of the Faith from obscurity is reflected in distinctive...”
      • 25: “The further emergence of the Faith from obscurity is reflected in distinctive...”
    • From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh
      • 21: “The Great Being saith: The learned of the day must direct the people to...”
      • 22: “True learning is that which is conducive to the well-being of the world, not...”
    • 21: “The Great Being saith: The learned of the day must direct the people to...”
    • 22: “True learning is that which is conducive to the well-being of the world, not...”
    • From the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
      • 23: “The primary, the most urgent requirement is the promotion of education....”
    • 23: “The primary, the most urgent requirement is the promotion of education....”
    • From a Letter Written on Behalf of Shoghi Effendi
      • 24: “The news of the co-operation of the Bahá’í young men and women in...”
    • 24: “The news of the co-operation of the Bahá’í young men and women in...”
    • From a Letter of the Universal House of Justice
      • 25: “The further emergence of the Faith from obscurity is reflected in distinctive...”
    • 25: “The further emergence of the Faith from obscurity is reflected in distinctive...”
    • 2.2 Defence of the Faith
      • From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh
        • 26: “If any man were to arise to defend, in his writings, the Cause of God against...”
      • 26: “If any man were to arise to defend, in his writings, the Cause of God against...”
      • From the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
        • 27: “The second of these spiritual standards which apply to the possessor of...”
      • 27: “The second of these spiritual standards which apply to the possessor of...”
      • From Letters Written on Behalf of Shoghi Effendi
        • 28: “Shoghi Effendi was delighted to hear of your conversation with Sir .......”
        • 29: “There is an answer in the teachings for everything; unfortunately the...”
      • 28: “Shoghi Effendi was delighted to hear of your conversation with Sir .......”
      • 29: “There is an answer in the teachings for everything; unfortunately the...”
    • From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh
      • 26: “If any man were to arise to defend, in his writings, the Cause of God against...”
    • 26: “If any man were to arise to defend, in his writings, the Cause of God against...”
    • From the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
      • 27: “The second of these spiritual standards which apply to the possessor of...”
    • 27: “The second of these spiritual standards which apply to the possessor of...”
    • From Letters Written on Behalf of Shoghi Effendi
      • 28: “Shoghi Effendi was delighted to hear of your conversation with Sir .......”
      • 29: “There is an answer in the teachings for everything; unfortunately the...”
    • 28: “Shoghi Effendi was delighted to hear of your conversation with Sir .......”
    • 29: “There is an answer in the teachings for everything; unfortunately the...”
    • 2.3 Expansion and Consolidation of the Bahá’í Community
      • From the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
        • 30: “Pure souls, such as Mírzá Abu’l-Fadl, upon him be the Glory of God,...”
      • 30: “Pure souls, such as Mírzá Abu’l-Fadl, upon him be the Glory of God,...”
      • From Letters Written on Behalf of Shoghi Effendi
        • 31: “We had heard through various channels the wonderful way your children had...”
        • 32: “The university training which you are receiving at present will be of immense...”
        • 33: “Young men and women in the Faith must be deep and thoughtful scholars of its...”
        • 34: “If the Bahá’ís want to be really effective in teaching the Cause they need to...”
      • 31: “We had heard through various channels the wonderful way your children had...”
      • 32: “The university training which you are receiving at present will be of immense...”
      • 33: “Young men and women in the Faith must be deep and thoughtful scholars of its...”
      • 34: “If the Bahá’ís want to be really effective in teaching the Cause they need to...”
      • From a Letter Written on Behalf of the Universal House of Justice
        • 35: “The Universal House of Justice ... regards Bahá’í scholarship as of...”
      • 35: “The Universal House of Justice ... regards Bahá’í scholarship as of...”
    • From the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
      • 30: “Pure souls, such as Mírzá Abu’l-Fadl, upon him be the Glory of God,...”
    • 30: “Pure souls, such as Mírzá Abu’l-Fadl, upon him be the Glory of God,...”
    • From Letters Written on Behalf of Shoghi Effendi
      • 31: “We had heard through various channels the wonderful way your children had...”
      • 32: “The university training which you are receiving at present will be of immense...”
      • 33: “Young men and women in the Faith must be deep and thoughtful scholars of its...”
      • 34: “If the Bahá’ís want to be really effective in teaching the Cause they need to...”
    • 31: “We had heard through various channels the wonderful way your children had...”
    • 32: “The university training which you are receiving at present will be of immense...”
    • 33: “Young men and women in the Faith must be deep and thoughtful scholars of its...”
    • 34: “If the Bahá’ís want to be really effective in teaching the Cause they need to...”
    • From a Letter Written on Behalf of the Universal House of Justice
      • 35: “The Universal House of Justice ... regards Bahá’í scholarship as of...”
    • 35: “The Universal House of Justice ... regards Bahá’í scholarship as of...”
    • 2.4 Contribution to Scholarly Development
      • From Letters Written on Behalf of Shoghi Effendi
        • 36: “He was very happy to hear from you, and to see with what keen appreciation...”
        • 37: “Regarding the advice you requested from him concerning what studies you...”
      • 36: “He was very happy to hear from you, and to see with what keen appreciation...”
      • 37: “Regarding the advice you requested from him concerning what studies you...”
      • From Letters Written by or on Behalf of the Universal House of Justice
        • 38: “You are already a qualified practitioner in your field, and no doubt you...”
        • 39: “As the Bahá’í community grows it will acquire experts in numerous fields...”
        • 40: “Indeed, let them [the Bahá’í youth] welcome with confidence the challenges...”
        • 41: “The House of Justice recognizes that the questions you raise, concerning...”
      • 38: “You are already a qualified practitioner in your field, and no doubt you...”
      • 39: “As the Bahá’í community grows it will acquire experts in numerous fields...”
      • 40: “Indeed, let them [the Bahá’í youth] welcome with confidence the challenges...”
      • 41: “The House of Justice recognizes that the questions you raise, concerning...”
    • From Letters Written on Behalf of Shoghi Effendi
      • 36: “He was very happy to hear from you, and to see with what keen appreciation...”
      • 37: “Regarding the advice you requested from him concerning what studies you...”
    • 36: “He was very happy to hear from you, and to see with what keen appreciation...”
    • 37: “Regarding the advice you requested from him concerning what studies you...”
    • From Letters Written by or on Behalf of the Universal House of Justice
      • 38: “You are already a qualified practitioner in your field, and no doubt you...”
      • 39: “As the Bahá’í community grows it will acquire experts in numerous fields...”
      • 40: “Indeed, let them [the Bahá’í youth] welcome with confidence the challenges...”
      • 41: “The House of Justice recognizes that the questions you raise, concerning...”
    • 38: “You are already a qualified practitioner in your field, and no doubt you...”
    • 39: “As the Bahá’í community grows it will acquire experts in numerous fields...”
    • 40: “Indeed, let them [the Bahá’í youth] welcome with confidence the challenges...”
    • 41: “The House of Justice recognizes that the questions you raise, concerning...”
  • 3. GENERAL PRINCIPLES AND GUIDELINES
    • 3.1 Spiritual Foundation
      • From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh
        • 42: “Therefore, hath it been said: “Knowledge is a light which God casteth into...”
        • 43: “We have decreed, O people, that the highest and last end of all learning...”
      • 42: “Therefore, hath it been said: “Knowledge is a light which God casteth into...”
      • 43: “We have decreed, O people, that the highest and last end of all learning...”
      • From the Writings and Utterances of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
        • 44: “Although to acquire the sciences and arts is the greatest glory of...”
        • 45: “And every branch of learning, conjoined with the love of God, is approved...”
        • 46: “Scientific knowledge is the highest attainment upon the human plane,...”
      • 44: “Although to acquire the sciences and arts is the greatest glory of...”
      • 45: “And every branch of learning, conjoined with the love of God, is approved...”
      • 46: “Scientific knowledge is the highest attainment upon the human plane,...”
      • From a Letter Written on Behalf of Shoghi Effendi
        • 47: “Between the truth which comes from God through His Prophets, and the...”
      • 47: “Between the truth which comes from God through His Prophets, and the...”
      • From Letters Written on Behalf of the Universal House of Justice
        • 48: “Just as there is a fundamental difference between divine Revelation itself...”
        • 49: “The combination of absolute loyalty to the Manifestation of God and...”
        • 50: “The House of Justice suggests that the issues raised in your letter...”
      • 48: “Just as there is a fundamental difference between divine Revelation itself...”
      • 49: “The combination of absolute loyalty to the Manifestation of God and...”
      • 50: “The House of Justice suggests that the issues raised in your letter...”
    • From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh
      • 42: “Therefore, hath it been said: “Knowledge is a light which God casteth into...”
      • 43: “We have decreed, O people, that the highest and last end of all learning...”
    • 42: “Therefore, hath it been said: “Knowledge is a light which God casteth into...”
    • 43: “We have decreed, O people, that the highest and last end of all learning...”
    • From the Writings and Utterances of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
      • 44: “Although to acquire the sciences and arts is the greatest glory of...”
      • 45: “And every branch of learning, conjoined with the love of God, is approved...”
      • 46: “Scientific knowledge is the highest attainment upon the human plane,...”
    • 44: “Although to acquire the sciences and arts is the greatest glory of...”
    • 45: “And every branch of learning, conjoined with the love of God, is approved...”
    • 46: “Scientific knowledge is the highest attainment upon the human plane,...”
    • From a Letter Written on Behalf of Shoghi Effendi
      • 47: “Between the truth which comes from God through His Prophets, and the...”
    • 47: “Between the truth which comes from God through His Prophets, and the...”
    • From Letters Written on Behalf of the Universal House of Justice
      • 48: “Just as there is a fundamental difference between divine Revelation itself...”
      • 49: “The combination of absolute loyalty to the Manifestation of God and...”
      • 50: “The House of Justice suggests that the issues raised in your letter...”
    • 48: “Just as there is a fundamental difference between divine Revelation itself...”
    • 49: “The combination of absolute loyalty to the Manifestation of God and...”
    • 50: “The House of Justice suggests that the issues raised in your letter...”
    • 3.2 “Useful” Sciences
      • From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh
        • 51: “It is permissible to study sciences and arts, but such sciences as are...”
      • 51: “It is permissible to study sciences and arts, but such sciences as are...”
      • From the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
        • 52: “The individual should, prior to engaging in the study of any subject, ask...”
      • 52: “The individual should, prior to engaging in the study of any subject, ask...”
      • From Letters Written on Behalf of Shoghi Effendi
        • 53: “The choice you have made for your course of study is surely most...”
        • 54: “Philosophy, as you will study it and later teach it, is certainly not...”
      • 53: “The choice you have made for your course of study is surely most...”
      • 54: “Philosophy, as you will study it and later teach it, is certainly not...”
      • From a Letter Written on Behalf of the Universal House of Justice
        • 55: “In response to your letter of ... in which you seek guidance on the...”
      • 55: “In response to your letter of ... in which you seek guidance on the...”
    • From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh
      • 51: “It is permissible to study sciences and arts, but such sciences as are...”
    • 51: “It is permissible to study sciences and arts, but such sciences as are...”
    • From the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
      • 52: “The individual should, prior to engaging in the study of any subject, ask...”
    • 52: “The individual should, prior to engaging in the study of any subject, ask...”
    • From Letters Written on Behalf of Shoghi Effendi
      • 53: “The choice you have made for your course of study is surely most...”
      • 54: “Philosophy, as you will study it and later teach it, is certainly not...”
    • 53: “The choice you have made for your course of study is surely most...”
    • 54: “Philosophy, as you will study it and later teach it, is certainly not...”
    • From a Letter Written on Behalf of the Universal House of Justice
      • 55: “In response to your letter of ... in which you seek guidance on the...”
    • 55: “In response to your letter of ... in which you seek guidance on the...”
    • 3.3 Attitudes of the Scholar
      • From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh
        • 56: “Amongst the people is he whose learning hath made him proud, and who hath...”
        • 57: “Show forbearance and benevolence and love to one another. Should any...”
        • 58: “Beware lest ye contend with any one, nay, strive to make him aware of the truth...”
        • 59: “Warn, O Salmán, the beloved of the one true God, not to view with too...”
      • 56: “Amongst the people is he whose learning hath made him proud, and who hath...”
      • 57: “Show forbearance and benevolence and love to one another. Should any...”
      • 58: “Beware lest ye contend with any one, nay, strive to make him aware of the truth...”
      • 59: “Warn, O Salmán, the beloved of the one true God, not to view with too...”
      • From the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
        • 60: “Good behaviour and high moral character must come first, for unless the...”
      • 60: “Good behaviour and high moral character must come first, for unless the...”
      • From Letters Written by or on Behalf of the Universal House of Justice
        • 61: “...the believers must recognize the importance of intellectual honesty and...”
        • 62: “When studying at school or university Bahá’í youth will often find...”
        • 63: “The House of Justice agrees that it is most important for the believers,...”
        • 64: “The House of Justice feels that Bahá’í scholars must beware of the...”
      • 61: “...the believers must recognize the importance of intellectual honesty and...”
      • 62: “When studying at school or university Bahá’í youth will often find...”
      • 63: “The House of Justice agrees that it is most important for the believers,...”
      • 64: “The House of Justice feels that Bahá’í scholars must beware of the...”
    • From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh
      • 56: “Amongst the people is he whose learning hath made him proud, and who hath...”
      • 57: “Show forbearance and benevolence and love to one another. Should any...”
      • 58: “Beware lest ye contend with any one, nay, strive to make him aware of the truth...”
      • 59: “Warn, O Salmán, the beloved of the one true God, not to view with too...”
    • 56: “Amongst the people is he whose learning hath made him proud, and who hath...”
    • 57: “Show forbearance and benevolence and love to one another. Should any...”
    • 58: “Beware lest ye contend with any one, nay, strive to make him aware of the truth...”
    • 59: “Warn, O Salmán, the beloved of the one true God, not to view with too...”
    • From the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
      • 60: “Good behaviour and high moral character must come first, for unless the...”
    • 60: “Good behaviour and high moral character must come first, for unless the...”
    • From Letters Written by or on Behalf of the Universal House of Justice
      • 61: “...the believers must recognize the importance of intellectual honesty and...”
      • 62: “When studying at school or university Bahá’í youth will often find...”
      • 63: “The House of Justice agrees that it is most important for the believers,...”
      • 64: “The House of Justice feels that Bahá’í scholars must beware of the...”
    • 61: “...the believers must recognize the importance of intellectual honesty and...”
    • 62: “When studying at school or university Bahá’í youth will often find...”
    • 63: “The House of Justice agrees that it is most important for the believers,...”
    • 64: “The House of Justice feels that Bahá’í scholars must beware of the...”
    • 3.4 Methodological Issues
      • 65: “Weigh not the Book of God with such standards and sciences as are current...”
      • 66: “When the eyes of the people of the East were captivated by the arts...”
    • 65: “Weigh not the Book of God with such standards and sciences as are current...”
    • 66: “When the eyes of the people of the East were captivated by the arts...”
    • From the Utterances of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
      • 67: “There are only four accepted methods of comprehension—that is to say,...”
    • 67: “There are only four accepted methods of comprehension—that is to say,...”
    • From Letters Written on Behalf of the Universal House of Justice
      • 68: “The concern was expressed that many of the friends, holding that there...”
      • 69: “The House of Justice had hoped that the publication of the statement...”
      • 70: “From your letter the House of Justice understands that you desire to...”
      • 71: “The principal concern of the House of Justice is over a methodological...”
    • 68: “The concern was expressed that many of the friends, holding that there...”
    • 69: “The House of Justice had hoped that the publication of the statement...”
    • 70: “From your letter the House of Justice understands that you desire to...”
    • 71: “The principal concern of the House of Justice is over a methodological...”
  • 3.5 The Covenant
    • From Letters Written by or on Behalf of Shoghi Effendi
      • 72: “Concerning the course of study you may follow:.... The Cause is...”
      • 73: “The Guardian feels that a sound knowledge of history, including religious...”
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