Ruhi Book 8

Ruhi Book 8

The Covenant of Bahá'u'lláh
The Lesser Covenant is the major theme explored in The Covenant of Bahá'u'lláh.

In the context of this theme, participants explore such concepts as the centrality of the Lesser Covenant to the unification of humanity; the nature and source of the Lesser Covenant; the importance of turning to a Centre, and of aligning our conduct with the Teachings of Bahá'u'lláh; the unique rank of 'Abdu'l-Bahá; Covenant Breaking; the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Bahá; the Guardianship; the Universal House of Justice and its infallibility; the institution of the Spiritual Assembly; Bahá'í consultation and decision-making; the relationship between the individual and the institutions; Bahá'í elections; the institution of the Mašriqu-l-'aḏkār; the institution of Huqúqu'lláh; the Divine Plan; crisis and victory; the institution of the Hands of the Cause; the institution of the Counsellors; universal participation; freedom from a priesthood; and obedience.

Service Outcomes
The capacities built include the ability to remain firm in, and to defend the Lesser Covenant.



Author: Ruhi Institute.

Format: Softcover book, 312 pages, A4.

What is the Ruhi Institute sequence of courses?

Bahá'ís and likeminded friends are engaged in a global process of learning, to build their capacity to apply the teachings of Bahá'u'lláh to the transformation of society. As a contribution to this learning process, the Ruhi Institute has developed programs and materials that enhance the capacity of individuals and communities to serve humanity. Enhancing such capacity in the individual can be likened to walking a path of service.

What is a Study Circle?

A study circle begins whenever two or more individuals are ready to engage in the study of one of the courses of the Ruhi Institute. Participants in the study circle are led by a tutor whose role is not to act as an expert but as a facilitator. Participants in study circles are active participants in their own learning process. 

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Pricing for pre-publication materials

Ruhi Institute materials

  • Book 3 grade 1 (units 1-3) - $10
  • Book 3 grade 2 (units 1-2) - $10
  • Book 3 grade 3 (unit 2) - $10
  • Book 3 grade 4 (unit 2) - $7
  • Book 8 (units 1-3) - $13
  • Book 9 (units 1-2) - $9
  • Book 10 (units 1-3) - $11


Junior Youth modules

  • Learning About Excellence - $7
  • Observations and Insights - $7
  • Power of the Holy Spirit - $7
  • Spirit of Faith - $7
  • The Human Temple - $7
  • Thinking About Numbers - $7


Persian materials (if different)

  • Book 10 (unit 1) - $8
  • Book 10 (unit 2) - $7