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God Passes By

by Shoghi Effendi

Edition 1, (September 2006)


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Baha'i Terms of Use Foreword FIRST PERIOD: THE MINISTRY OF THE BÁB 1844 1853 Chapter I: The Birth of the Bábí Revelation Chapter II: The Báb's Captivity in Ádhirbayján Chapter III: Upheavals in Mázindarán, Nayríz and Zanján Chapter IV: The Execution of the Báb Chapter V: The Attempt on the Life of the Sháh and Its Consequences SECOND PERIOD: THE MINISTRY OF BAHÁ'U'LLÁH 1853 1892 Chapter VI: The Birth of The Bahá'í Revelation Chapter VII: Bahá'u'lláh's Banishment to 'Iráq Chapter VIII: Bahá'u'lláh's Banishment to 'Iráq (Continued) Chapter IX: The Declaration of Bahá'u'lláh's Mission and His Journey to Constantinople Chapter X: The Rebellion of Mírzá Yahyá and the Proclamation of Bahá'u'lláh's Mission in Adrianople Chapter XI: Bahá'u'lláh's Incarceration in Akká Chapter XII: Bahá'u'lláh's Incarceration in Akká (Continued) Chapter XIII: Ascension of Bahá'u'lláh THIRD PERIOD: THE MINISTRY OF 'ABDU'L BAHÁ 1892 1921 Chapter XIV: The Covenant of Bahá'u'lláh Chapter XV: The Rebellion of Mírzá Muhammad 'Alí Chapter XVI: The Rise and Establishment of the Faith in the West Chapter XVII: Renewal of 'Abdu'l Bahá's Incarceration Chapter XVIII: Entombment of the Báb's Remains on Mt. Carmel Chapter XIX: 'Abdu'l Bahá's Travels in Europe and America Chapter XX: Growth and Expansion of the Faith in East and West Chapter XXI: The Passing of 'Abdu'l Bahá FOURTH PERIOD: THE INCEPTION OF THE FORMATIVE AGE OF THE BAHÁ'Í FAITH 1921 1944 Chapter XXII: The Rise and Establishment of the Administrative Order Chapter XXIII: Attacks on Bahá'í Institutions Chapter XXIV: Emancipation and Recognition of the Faith and Its Institutions Chapter XXV: International Expansion of Teaching Activities Retrospect and Prospect


On the 23rd of May of this auspicious year the Bahá'í world will celebrate the centennial anniversary of the founding of the Faith of Bahá'u'lláh. It will commemorate at once the hundreth anniversary of the inception of the Bábí Dispensation, of the inauguration of the Bahá'í Era, of the commencement of the Bahá'í Cycle, and of the birth of 'Abdu'l Bahá. The weight of the potentialities with which this Faith, possessing no peer or equal in the world's spiritual history, and marking the culmination of a universal prophetic cycle, has been endowed, staggers our imagination. The brightness of the millennial glory which it must shed in the fullness of time dazzles our eyes. The magnitude of the shadow which its Author will continue to cast on successive Prophets destined to be raised up after Him eludes our calculation.

Already in the space of less than a century the operation of the mysterious processes generated by its creative spirit has provoked a tumult in human society such as no mind can fathom... Continue reading book >>

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