Steadfastness in the Covenant
The Bahá'íWritings tell us that persecution and trials will occur and intensify as the Cause emerges from obscurity to full recognition. A prime example of firmness in the Covenant amidst the fire of ordeals during our time is the Bahá'ícommunity of Iran, to which part of this book is dedicated.
Steadfastness in the Covenant discusses what the Covenant means to the present generation of young Bahá'ís, as well as the challenges in one's individual and community life in relation to the Covenant ofBahá'u'lláh.
Two chapters discuss issues related to scholarship and the Covenant. What is the meaning of scholarship in the Bahá'íDispensation? What do the Bahá'íWritings say not only about acquiring knowledge but also about the individual virtues and character which would distinguish Bahá'íacademics and scholars in a world submerged in a competitive drive for entitlement and superiority? What is the role of these souls in the defence of the Cause and extending our knowledge toward a deeper understanding and application of the Bahá'íteachings in response to questions arising from current issues of society?
The concluding part of this book turns to the life of ‘Abdu’l-Baháas the Perfect Exemplar and the Centre of the Covenant of the Bahá'íFaith.
Author: Abdu'l-Missagh Ghadirian.
Publisher: George Ronald Publisher, 2014.