Abdu'l-Baha's Tablets to the Central Organization for a Durable Peace at the Hague

By Sima Quddusi

First presented at the Irfan Colloquia Session #60
Bosch Bahá'í School: Santa Cruz, California, USA
May 26–29, 2005
(see list of papers from #60)

    In 1915, a year after the First World War, a group of people from 13 countries (12 European countries and the United States), constituted themselves as the Central Organization for a Durable Peace in Holland at The Hague. They published their constitution all over the world. In Tehran, Iran was published in the Iran News. Mr, Ahmad Yazdani took the oportunity and through his initiative which certainly was an inspiration from the Abha kingdom, and in consultation with Mr. Ibn-i-Asdaq, prepared a paper embodying the Baha'i principles and sent it to that Organization suggesting they seek guidance from Abdu'l-Baha in their strivings to establish a pemanent peace. The Organization responded by submitting, through Mr. Yazdani, a letter to Abdu'l-Baha. The Master in turn revealed the first Tablet of the Hague on 17 December 1919, Mr. Yazdani and Mr. Abn-Asdaq were honored to deliver the Tablet to the Central Organization in in early June 1920. On 12 July 1920 a second letter from the peace organization was sent to the Master and He revealed the second Tablet of the Hague which reached them duly.
      We will investigate and study these Tablets and will briefly touch on the following:
    1. Peace movements of the world and the history behind the formation of the Central Organization for a Durable Peace.

    2. Historical background of the revealed Tablets and how they were sent to the Organization.

    3. Brief explanation of the Tablets

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