Papers delivered at the ‘Irfán Colloquium Session #69 (English)

Center for Bahá'í Studies: Acuto Italy

July 7–10, 2006.

'Abdu'l-Bahá's Writings in Turkish: A Preliminary Survey

by Necati Alkan


Bahá'í Faith and the Challenges of the Modern Agriculture, The

by Iraj Poostchi


Baha'is in Sari and the Constitutional Revolution in Iran, The

by Moojan Momen


Baha'u'lláh's Tablet to Maryam, the Crimson Leaf: An introduction and a provisional translation

by Julio Savi and Faezeh Mardani Mazzoli

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Baha'u'llah's message to Pope Pius IX

by Nicola Towfigh


Biblical echoes in the Du`a al-simat (Prayer of the Signs): with some notes on the Commentary of Sayyid Kazim al-Husayni al-Rashti (d.1259/1843) and Babi-Baha'i intertextualities

by Stephen Lambden


Comparative Study of Two Istidlaliyyih Texts, A: The Báb's Dal'il-i- Sab'ah (Seven Proofs) and Baha'u'llah's Kitab-i Iqán

by Stephen Lambden


Comparing the Dolgorukov Memoirs with the Protocols of the Elders of Zion as ways of persecuting religious minorities

by Moshe Sharon


For the Betterment of the World: Isl'ah-i-'Álam and the City of God

by Susan Maneck


Image of 'Abdu'l-Bahá in the memoirs of Badi' Bushru'i, The

by Naz Yeganeh


Just War: From the Bahá'í Perspective

by Vargha Taefi

This paper introduces the subordination of the individual will to that of the society as the social philosophy of the Bahá'í faith hence the consequences and implications of this attitude in the Bahá'í writings. Some Bahá'í views will therefore be discussed compared to those of contemporary international political theory such as “Just War Theory” and "Humanitarian Intervention". Since this is a sensitive topic, the Bahá’í writings are exactly quoted as much as possible in all the entries to reduce the effect of personal opinion.
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Martyrdom in the Bábi Faith

by Sasha Dehghani


Millennial Expectation in Early Shaykhism: A review of the literature

by Ismael Velasco


preliminary survey of the press references to the Bábi and Bahá'í religions 1844-1932, A

by Amin Egea


Qur'anic Commentaries in the Bahá'í Writings

by Vahid Rafati


Rural Development: A Bahá'í Perspective

by Iraj Poostchi