The Concept of Education in the Writings of Baha'u'llah

By Mozhgan Malekan

Presented at the Irfan Colloquia Session #146
Centre for Bahá'í­ Studies: Acuto, Italy
July 5–9, 2017
(see list of papers from #146)


    The term "education" in the writings of Baha'u'llah is based on a number of elements such as the nature and the ontological dimensions of human, and objectives and goals that are considered for education. There are different words that are used to describe "education" in the Baha'i writings— in general— and within the writings of Baha'u'llah— specifically. For example, tarbiah, ta'dib, and ta'lim, which stem from various root words, suggest distinct kinds of education and refer to different aspects of human beings. Since the Baha'i teachings emphasize and focus on education as a means for facilitating the process of creating humanity, the theoretical foundations and the practical principles of education are explained based on the aforementioned elements. This article is a brief description and explanation about the theoretical foundations and the practical principles of education as well as its objectives and goals in the writings of Baha'u'llah.

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