The Financial Relationship between Bahá'u'lláh and the Bahá'í­ Community

By Mehrdad Bashiri

Presented at the Irfan Colloquia Session #137
Bosch Baha'i School: Santa Cruz, CA
May 26–30, 2016
(see list of papers from #137)


    The purpose of this presentation is to examine some aspects of Bahá'u'lláh's financial relationship with the Bahá'í­ community during His ministry. This talk is organized around the following four subject matters:
    1. Various ways and means connecting the Bahá'í­ Community to Bahá'u'lláh in areas of financial matters
    2. Financial features of some Bahá'í­ laws and ordinances revealed in the Kitáb-i-Aqdas
    3. Reviewing Bahá'u'lláh's instructions and teachings related to the believers' approaches in financial matters
    4. General assessment of Bahá'u'lláh's financial circumstances during His Ministry

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