The Bahá'í Writings 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'í community 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 of Bahá'u'lláh.
Two chapters discuss issues related to scholarship and the Covenant. What is the meaning of scholarship in the Bahá'í Dispensation? What do the Bahá'í Writings say not only about acquiring knowledge but also about the individual virtues and character which would distinguish Bahá'í academics and scholars in a world submerged in a competitive drive for entitlement and superiority? What is the role of these souls in the defense of the Cause and extending our knowledge toward a deeper understanding and application of the Bahá'í teachings in response to questions arising from current issues of society?
The concluding part of this book turns to the life of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá as the Perfect Exemplar and the Centre of the Covenant of the Bahá'í Faith.
Author: Abdu'l-Missagh Ghadirian.
Format: Softcover book, 238 pages.
Publisher: George Ronald Publisher, 2014.
About Abdu'l-Missagh Ghadirian
Dr. Ghadirian is a psychiatrist with extensive experience in substance abuse and an Emeritus Physician at the McGill University Health Centre in Montreal. He is recognized as an international authority and has been invited to speak to professional conferences about this subject at the United Nations. As author, educator and researcher, he has published extensively on psychosocial and spiritual issues and spoken at many universities and public events around the world. His current interest is the exploration of the interrelationship between religion and science in the advancement of civilization.