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Basics of the Baha’i Faith

Basics of the Baha’i Faith was written and recorded by Darius Shahrokh  in 1994.   He dedicated this book to the hundreds of recent Baha’i martyrs in Iran, and especially to the memory of two who were Dr. Shahrokh’s early Baha’i teachers.  Mrs. Bahiyyih Khanum Nadiri and Professor Manuchihr Hakim.  Mrs. Nadiri taught Dr. Shahrokh about the Baha’i Faith while he was a young boy in Tehran.   Professor Hakim  taught Darius while he was attending the Tehran Medical School.  Both were members of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Iran.  Both were martyred in 1980 by the current regime.

This 2 hour audio book briefly covers 60 basic subjects, giving the listener a sketch of the Baha’i Faith.  This is an exceptionally clear summary of the Baha’i Faith, and is especially wonderful for those wanting a framework as they study the teachings of Baha’u’llah.  A copy of the 38 page book (available as a free .pdf file  download) makes a wonderful handout for those for teaching classes to Baha’i Youth and new Baha’is.  It can be easily printed at home on the front and back of 20 pieces of letter size paper.

The Audio Book is organized as follows:

I.  Baha’i History

A. The Bab

B. Baha’u’llah

C. Abdu’l-Baha

D. Shoghi Effendi

E. The Universal House of Justice

F. The Baha’i Era

G. The Heroic or Apostolic Age

H. The Formative or Transitional Age

I. The Golden Age

II. A Brief History of Baha’u’llah

III.  Baha’i Spiritual Teachings

A. The Nature of God

B. Station of the Manifestations

C. Oneness of Religion

D. Twin Duties of Humanity

E. Independent Investigation of Truth

F. Sacrifice

G. Recitation, Prayer and Study

H. Work as Worship

I. Life after Death

IV.  Baha’i  Social Teachings

A. The Oneness of Humanity

B. The Importance of Family

C. Elimination of Prejudice

D. The Agreement of Science and Religion

E. World Peace

F. Universal Education

G. Equality of Women and Men

H. Spiritual Solution to Economic Problems

I. Universal Language

V.  Baha’i Law

A. Obligatory Prayer

B. Fasting

C. The Right of God (Huququ’llah)

D. Marriage & Divorce

E.  Prohibitions

F. Will & Burial

G. Loyalty to Government

VI. Baha’i Administration

A. The Covenant of Baha’u’llah

B. The Universal House of Justice

C. The National Spiritual Assembly

D. The Local Spiritual Assembly

E. Obedience to Elected Baha’i Institutions

F. Baha’i Elections

G. Consultation

H. Appointments “The Institution of the Learned”

I. The Nineteen Day Feast

J. The Baha’i Funds

K. Pioneering

VII.  Baha’i Community Life

A. Living the Life

B. Universal Participation

C. Nineteen Day Feast

D. Observance of Baha’i Holy Days

E. Spiritual Education of Children

F. Learning and deepening

VIII.  Progressive Revelation

A. Religion God and His Prophets

B.  God’s Purpose for Humanity

C. God’s Prophets

D.  The Unity of God’s Manifestations

E. The Fulfillment of Prophecy

F. The Cycle of Revelation

IX.  Additional Subjects

A.  The Greatest Name & Symbol

B. Nine and Five pointed Stars

C. The Baha’i Calendar

D. The Baha’i World Center and the Arc

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audio book submissions for your site: books should be free

Good news. Andrej Maczka from info is considering including some of Dad’s work on their site. Here’s what he wrote:
On Sun, Jan 1, 2012 at 10:43 AM, Andrej Maczka

Hi Roya,

Thanks for your submission. These books look wonderful and enlightening and we would be pleased to have them in our site’s catalog. We update our book catalog one to two times a year and right now we’re planning around 6 months out for the next update. I’ll keep your email on file and be in touch with you then to work out the details.

Thanks,
Andrej

On Sat, Dec 31, 2011 at 3:26 PM, Shahrokh Trust <bahaiwindowstothepast> wrote:

Hi,

I would like to offer you 7 new audio books written by my father.

You can listen to them for free at www.bahai-library.com/wttp/programs.

The titles for your consideration include:

1. Fadl-i-Qa’ini The Tamed Phoenix MP3 (21 Meg) PDF transcript

2. History of Baha’u’llah & The Uniqueness of Baha’i Faith MP3 (14 Meg) PDF transcript

3. Mirza Abu’l-Fadl: The Greatest Scholar MP3 (17 Meg) PDF transcript

4. Mulla Rida: The Indestructible MP3 (18 Meg) PDF transcript

5. Tahirih and Khadijih Bagum: Baha’i Heroines MP3 (20 Meg) PDF transcript

6. Shoghi Effendi: The Sign of God MP3 (13 Meg) PDF tran

7. Varqa and Son: The Heavenly Doves MP3 (27 Meg) PDF transcript

(The PDF transcripts have been scanned from the original typewritten scripts onto PDF available, for download.)

These were written by my father, Darius Shahrokh, MD, and I am trying to promote his work to honor his memory. I own the copyright and can authorize any necessary arrangements. Please e-mail me at bahaiwindowstothepast if you are interested or call me for more details.

Thank you,
Roya
Roya Shahrokh, CEO
THE SHAHROKH TRUST

BAHA’I WINDOWS TO THE PAST(c)
Inspired Baha’i audio education

Produced by the Shahrokh Trust.
Copyrighted 2011. All rights reserved

Distributed freely at www.bahai-library.com/wttp
Compact Discs available. $5.00 each, plus shipping

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January 2012

Happy New 2012 to all of you!!!
Don Davis just downloaded all 25 audio books, as they are on www.bahai-library.com for me to review their audio quality.  So far the “temp MP3” files are ok.  Dad’s voice is an octave higher than it should be, but the stories are still quite understandable.
I am so excited!!! I just got a response from audible.com for 7 of these bahai audio books to be included on their non-bahai site!  I’ve contacted 10 of the biggest audio book websites as potential distributors of Baha’i audio materials.  My goal is to make Dad’s 25 audio books available to any site that promotes audio books to the public at large!!
Also, I’ve contacted Jon Rezin, LA audio engineer and founder of  www.hearthewritings.com and Teri Ghaemmaghami, Audio Producer of www.worldunitymedia.com to link to bahai-library.com and to include all 25 WTTP audio books.  Here are some more Baha’i audio sites, which could be possible links for those promoting  Baha’i Audio Books.  Won’t is be wonderful when the 100’s of talks from Baha’i conferences, (mostly from the SED conference in Orlando and the Tennessee Baha’i Institute) recorded by Don Davis, become available to the public, as well as Baha’i audiences, as audio books.
This is amazing!  So many sources for audio books and downloads.

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