• Bahá’í Communities of Iran 2

Bahá’í Communities of Iran 2

The South of Iran

The early history of all the Bahá'í communities of southern Iran, narrated here for the first time and drawn from original sources including manuscript histories, letters, family records and material previously published only in Persian.

Dr Moojan Momen provides a panoramic yet detailed account of the largest and the smallest Bahá'í communities during the period 1851 to 1921. During this time they acquired characteristics that differentiated them from the rest of the populationtheir ethos and outlook, their system of administration and social institutionsand the persecution they faced as a result. Using a narrative style, he presents an account of the Bahá'í communities in the southern half of Iran, province by province, during the early years of their formation and development.

By the period of the leadership of 'Abdu'l-Baha, these communities were making a notable difference, with the establishment of modern schools, the promotion of the education and...Show More

The early history of all the Bahá'í communities of southern Iran, narrated here for the first time and drawn from original sources including manuscript histories, letters, family records and material previously published only in Persian.

Dr Moojan Momen provides a panoramic yet detailed account of the largest and the smallest Bahá'í communities during the period 1851 to 1921. During this time they acquired characteristics that differentiated them from the rest of the populationtheir ethos and outlook, their system of administration and social institutionsand the persecution they faced as a result. Using a narrative style, he presents an account of the Bahá'í communities in the southern half of Iran, province by province, during the early years of their formation and development.

By the period of the leadership of 'Abdu'l-Baha, these communities were making a notable difference, with the establishment of modern schools, the promotion of the education and social role of women, the development of health facilities and the building of modern public baths. In all these areas the Baha'is were at the forefront of modernity and development in Iran. However, each upsurge in the activities of the Baha'i community resulted in an upsurge of persecution.

This book is an important contribution to the knowledge of the early days of the Baha'i Faith, the development of the largest non-Muslim minority in Iran and the emergence of modernity in the Middle East.

  • Contributors:: Moojan Momen (Author)
  • Format: Hardcover book | 560 pages
  • Dimensions: 156 x 234 x 30 mm | 953 g
  • Publisher: George Ronald Publisher, 2021
  • ISBN: 9780853986300
  • SKU: MOMEN_IRAN2@p
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  • Contributors:: Moojan Momen (Author)
  • Format: Hardcover book | 560 pages
  • Dimensions: 156 x 234 x 30 mm | 953 g
  • Publisher: George Ronald Publisher, 2021
  • ISBN: 9780853986300
  • SKU: MOMEN_IRAN2@p

About Moojan Momen

Moojan Momen was born in Iran but was raised and educated in England, attending the University of Cambridge. He has a special interest in the study of Shi'i Islam and theBahá'íFaith, both from the viewpoint of their history and their doctrines. In recent years, his interests have extended to the study of the phenomenon of religion.

He has contributed articles to encyclopaedias such as Encyclopaedia Iranica and The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World as well as papers to academic journals such as International Journal of Middle East Studies, Past and Present, Religion, Baha'i Studies Review, and Iranian Studies. He is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society.

Titles by Moojan Momen

History of the Faith