• 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.

Unit 1: The Center of the Covenant
In this unit 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.

Unit 2: The Guardian of the Faith
In this unit participants learn about the institution of the Guardianship.

Unit 3: The Universal House of Justice
In this unit participants explore such concepts as 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 Mashriqu'l-Adhkár; 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.

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Product Details

  • Developer: Ruhi Institute
  • Format: Softcover book; 312 pages
  • Dimensions: 216 x 280 mm; 770 g
  • Publisher: Ruhi Foundation
  • ISBN: 2370000432070
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