Audio Books

WINDOWS TO THE PAST BAHA ‘I AUDIO BOOK SERIES

The 25  Baha’i audio books in this series are organized in four categories.  Click on the underlined title  to begin listening to your choice:

  •  Baha’i Central Figures:  ~ ‘Abdu’l-Baha’ ~ Baha’ ‘u’ llah:  A Glimpse of Glory ~ History of the Bab ~ History of Baha’ u’ llah ~ Shoghi Effendi ~ Station of Baha’ u’ llah ~
  • Baha’i Historical Figures:   ~Ahmad ~ Fadl-i-Qa’ini ~ Fadl-i-Qa’ini ~ Mirza’ Abu’l-Fadl ~  Mulla’ Husayn ~  Mulla’ Rida’ ~ Shaykh Hasan-i-Zunuzi’ ~ Tahirih ~ Khadijih Bagum ~ Varqa’ ~ Zoroaster ~
  • Various Topics:   ~ Baha’ i  Holy Day Programs ~ Basics of the Baha’ i Faith ~ The Covenant ~ A Guide to Pronunciation of Baha’ i Terms ~  Obedience ~ The Mystery of Martyrdom ~ Some Early Believers of the West ~
  • The Writings:  The Book of Certitude ~ The Hidden Words ~ The Kitab-i-Aqdas ~

 

B A H A’ I   C E N T R A L   F I G U R E S

 

‘Abdu’l-Baha’: The Mystery of God

Narrated and written by Darius Shahrokh, M.D. 

Mystery of God, ‘Abdu’l-Baha’, forever shall remain a mystery which no mortal mind can unravel. This historic presentation unveils a few facets of such a unique Being.

 

A Glimpse of Glory

Narrated and written by Darius Shahrokh, M.D.  Published 1992

Baha’u’llah did not comply with the wishes of those who wanted to test Him, but often showed a measure of His hidden glory to those who believed in Him. These are the inspiring accounts from those who had the bounty of a glimpse of His glory.

 

History of the Bab

Narrated  and written by Darius Shahrokh, M.D.  Published 1994

The short but eventful life and ministry of the Bab, truly a divine drama, is presented.

 

History of Baha’u’llah and the Uniqueness of the Baha’i Faith

Narrated and written by Darius Shahrokh, M.D.

A unique approach to the momentous life of Baha’u’llah.  His life viewed in dramatic story form from three angles:  as a nobleman in 19th century Persia; a glance at 75 eventful years of His life; and finally, His extraordinary response to hostile forces or friendly offers.  An explanation of what makes the Baha’i  Faith so unique.

 

Shoghi Effendi: The Sign of God

Narrated and written by Grace Shahrokh.  Published 1995. 

This token attempts the impossible challenge of summarizing the life story and accomplishments of Shoghi Effendi, the only Guardian of the Baha’i Faith.

 

Station & World Order of Baha’ u’ llah

Narrated and written by Darius Shahrokh, M.D.

A reconciliation of the Guardian’s statements that “All the manifestations are the same” with “His Revelation transcends all of the past and future revelations.” Writings from the Guardian’s book, The World Order of Baha’u’llah are briefly reviewed.

 

H I S T O R I C A L   B A H A’  I   F I G U R E S

 

Ahmad: The Flame of Fire

Narrated and written by Darius Shahrokh, M.D.

This is the moving life story of how Ahmad and his family became the recipient of the famous prayer, now called the Tablet of Ahmad, in 19th century Persia. This famous Baha’i prayer is chanted in Farsi by Mrs. Adhieh Pakravan in its entirety.

Fadl-i-Qa’ini:  The Tamed Phoenix  

Narrated and written by Darius Shahrokh, M.D.

Behold the awe-inspiring and unforgettable historic Persian scene between Fadl-i-Qa-ini, the Mighty Phoenix, and Baha’u’llah, the Royal Falcon on the arm of the Almighty.

 

Fadl-i-Shirazi: Guided By Dreams

Narrated and written by Darius Shahrokh, M.D.

This very accomplished Persian scholar was determined to become a prophet, but a series of dreams led him to ‘Abdu’l-Baha, the Repository of the revelation of Baha’u’llah.

 

Mirza’ Abu’l-Fadl: The Greatest Scholar

Narrated and written by Darius Shahrokh, M.D.  

This is the exciting and inspiring story of how Mirza Abu’l-Fadl became a Baha’i, sacrificing his position as a professor and president of the best Islamic college in Persia.

 

Mulla’ Husayn:  The Indomitable

Narrated and written by Darius Shahrokh, M.D.

If a superhuman was ever created by God, Mulla’ Husayn was one. His valor in both spiritual and physical fields was miraculous.

 

Mulla’ Rida:  The Indestructible

Narrated and written by Darius Shahrokh, M.D.   Published 1994. 

This early Persian Baha’is endurance was matchless.  His erudition, audacity and sword-like power of utterance disarmed all doubters who challenged Baha’u’llah’s truth.

 

Shaykh Hasan-i-Zunuzi: Promises Fulfilled

Narrated and written by Darius Shahrokh

This early Baha’i had the unique bounty of seeing the Twin Manifestations, both The Bab and Baha’u’llah, and the two luminaries proclaiming their coming.

 

Tahirih, Dazzling Heroine and Khadijih Bagum, Wife of the Bab

Narrated and written by Darius Shahrokh, M.D. 

“If the Babi Faith had no other claim to greatness,” stated famed British Orientalist, E. G. Browne, “producing a heroine like Tahirih was sufficient.”  Also told is the story of Khadijih Bagum, wife of the Bab, next to Tahirih in rank in the Babi Dispensation.

 

Varqa and Son: The Heavenly Doves

Narrated and written by Darius Shahrokh, M.D. 

The moving story of this father and son, both martyred for their Faith.  Marvel at their steadfastness and courage during dark times in Persia.

 

Zoroaster: Baha’u’llah’s Ancestor

Narrated and written by Darius Shahrokh, M.D., raised as a Zoroastrian in Iran

After three millenniums, the name of the ancient Persian prophet, Zoroaster, is not well known. Today, His teachings of “Good thoughts, good words, and good deeds” are revived in the Faith of Baha’u’llah.

 

V A R I O U S   B A H A’ I   T O P I C S

Baha’i Holy Day Programs

Narrated and written by Darius Shahrokh, M.D.

Specific programming, including sacred words, stories read out loud and music, for the commemoration of each of the nine Baha’i Holy Days:                Naw Ruz on March 21;  Ridvan on April 21, 29 & May 2;  Declaration of the Bab on May 23, 1844,  Ascension of Baha’u’llah on May 29, 1892;  Martyrdom of the Bab on July 9, 1850;  Birth of the Bab on October 20, 1819,  Birth of Baha’u’llah on November 12, 1817.

 

Basics of the Baha’i Faith

Narrated and written by Darius Shahrokh, M.D. Available in English or Farsi.

Sixty important fundamentals of the Baha’i Faith are concisely explained. Very helpful for youth, seekers and new Bahá’ís.  Transcripts available in English and Farsi.

 

The Covenant

Narrated and written by Darius Shahrokh, M.D.

An introduction to the significance of the mighty stronghold of the Covenant, unique to the Baha’i’ Faith. Learn its purpose, history and impregnability.

 

A Guide to Pronunciation of Baha’i Terms 

Narrated and written by Darius and Grace Shahrokh.  Published 1994.

430 Persian and Arabic names and words commonly found in the Baha’i writings. Each entry is pronounced by a Persian native, followed by a brief explanation, and then pronounced again by an American native. The transcript is an alphabetized list of the 430 entries, including many middle-eastern towns, Baha’i months and days.

 

Obedience

Narrated and written by Darius Shahrokh, M.D.

Does liberty mean to do as one pleases? Does obedience bind people with limitations? Learn about the Baha’i view of obedience as the true instrument for liberation.

 

The Mystery of Martyrdom

Narrated and written by Darius Shahrokh, M.D.
Not for the very young or sensitive, learn what is meant by immolation of a true lover of Baha’u’llah.

 

Some Early Believers In the West 

Narrated and written by Grace Shahrokh

Re-live the inspiring lives of Thornton Chase, Lua Getsinger, May and William Maxwell, John Bosch, Thomas Breakwell, Dr. Esslemont, George Townshend, and Horace Holley.

 

S O M E     B A H A’ I   W R I T I N G S   E X P L A I N E D 

An Explanation:  The Book of Certitude and The Hidden Words

Narrated and written by Darius Shahrokh, M.D.

Learn the history about these two holy books, revealed by Baha’u’llah, as Adib Taherzadeh’s clear and simple explanation is read for the listener.

 

Significance of the Kitab-i-Aqdas

Narrated and written by Darius Shahrokh, M.D.

Nine aspects of the Baha’i book of Laws, The Kitab-i-Aqdas, are touched upon to inspire the listener to appreciate read The Most Holy Book. The book’s history, circumstances, text, infallibility, obedience, reward & punishment, prophecies, and laws are reviewed.

 

The authors give permission for all Audio Books to be freely downloaded: http://www.bahai-library.com/wttp/programs.html

Copyright 1992-2012.  All rights reserved.

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