Major themes of the Tablets of the World and Maqsud and their intrinsic relationships to the Secret of Divine Civilization of 'Abdu'l-Bahá

By Habib Riazati

First presented at the Irfan Colloquia Session #136
Bosch Bahá'í­ School: Santa Cruz, CA
May 26–30, 2016
(see list of papers from #136)

Next presented at the Irfan Colloquia Session #138
Centre for Baha'i Studies: Acuto, Italy
July 5–8, 2016
(see list of papers from #138)


    Among the tablets of Bahá'u'lláh addressing some of the major issues of our age are the LawhÌ£-i-Dunyá and LawhÌ£-i-MaqsÌ£uÌd. While in Adrianople, 'Abdu'l-Bahá was asked by Bahá'u'lláh to write a treatise dealing with the crisis of the world and offer some of His solutions which lead to the composition of the Secret of Divine Civilization.

    The purpose of this presentation is to correlate the contents of these three Best-Known works by the revealer and the interpreter of the Cause; examine their common concepts/themes and most importantly their relevance to the current social issues.

    The Tablet of MaqsÌ£uÌd and the Tablet of the World can be found in the compilation of "Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh revealed after the Kitáb-i-Aqdas". The electronic copies of these two tablets as well as the Secret of Divine Civilization can be found in the English section of Bahá'í Reference Library (www.reference.bahai.org)


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