Memorials of the Faithful:
An Introduction

By Faris Badii

First presented at the Irfan Colloquia Session #130
Bosch Bahá'í­ School: Santa Cruz, California
May 22–25, 2015
(see list of papers from #130)

Next presented at the Irfan Colloquia Session #135
Louhelen Bahá'í­ School: Davison, Michigan
October 8–11, 2015
(see list of papers from #135)


    Composed in Farsi by Abdu'l-Baha in 1915 and translated into English by Marzieh Gail, "Memorials of the Faithful" is an anthology of biographies of some early believers of the east. During those tumultuous years of WWI when people of the earth, ignorant of their savior, were contending with fire and death, and at a time when followers of Baha'u'llah, for the most part, were temporarily barred from beholding the beauty of its Center of Covenant, bounteous will of the Master graciously moved to immortalize the lives of over ninety God intoxicated men and women. In this presentation, we will consider a general overview of the book along with some select episodes from its contents.

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