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Extracts from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh and `Abdu'l-Bahá and from the Letters of Shoghi Effendi and the Universal House of Justice on Scholarship   By:

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A Compilaton on Scholarship

by Research Department of the Universal House of Justice

Edition 1, (September 2006)


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Baha'i Terms of Use [Letter to selected National Spiritual Assemblies] EXTRACTS FROM THE WRITINGS OF BAHÁ'U'LLÁH AND 'ABDU'L BAHÁ AND FROM THE LETTERS OF SHOGHI EFFENDI AND THE UNIVERSAL HOUSE OF JUSTICE ON SCHOLARSHIP 1. THE STATION OF SCHOLARSHIP 1.1 Importance of Knowledge and Learning From the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh 1: "Knowledge is one of the wondrous gifts of God. It is incumbent upon..." 2: "Knowledge is as wings to man's life, and a ladder for his ascent. Its..." From the Writings and Utterances of 'Abdu'l Bahá 3: "Make every effort to acquire the advanced knowledge of the day, and..." 4: "...I most urgently request the friends of God to make every effort, as much..." 5: "All blessings are divine in origin, but none can be compared with this..." From a Letter Written on Behalf of Shoghi Effendi 6: "...Bahá'u'lláh considered education as one of the most fundamental factors..." 1.2 Characteristics of the "truly learned" From the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh 7: "Happy are ye, O ye the learned ones in Bahá. By the Lord! Ye are..." 8: "The Great Being saith: The man of consummate learning and the sage..." 9: "Know thou that he is truly learned who hath acknowledged My Revelation, and..." 10: "Consider, how can he that faileth in the day of God's Revelation..." From the Writings of 'Abdu'l Bahá 11: "...there are those famed and accomplished men of learning, possessed of..." From Letters Written on Behalf of Shoghi Effendi 12: "In connection with the question as to whether Bahá'ís should be familiar..." 13: "The Cause needs more Bahá'í scholars, people who not only are devoted..." 1.3 Scope of "Bahá'í Scholarship" From a Letter Written on Behalf of the Universal House of Justice 14: "At this early stage in the development of the Faith, it would not..." 1.4 Appreciation of Scholarship From the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh 15: "Respect ye the divines and learned amongst you, they whose conduct accords..." 16: "O people of God! Righteous men of learning who dedicate themselves to..." 17: "Beware, O My loved ones, lest ye despise the merits of My learned servants..." From the Writings and Utterances of 'Abdu'l Bahá 18: "...the religion of God is the promoter of truth, the founder of science and..." 19: "There are certain pillars which have been established as the unshakeable... Continue reading book >>

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