A Divine Overture to an Imperious Monarch: A Closer Look at Bahá’u’lláh’s Letter to the Iranian King Násiri’d-Dín Sháh

Sunday, February 25, 2018, 2 p.m. Eastern (11 a.m. Pacific, 8 p.m. Western European time)

Watch on YouTube: Web Talk

Part 1: General Introduction & the Study of Paragraphs 1 to 30

This Web Talk, the first of three Webinars for the Wilmette Institute Course “A Weighty but Gracious Summons to a Despotic Ruler: A Study of the Lawh-i-Sultán (Tablet to the King)”, will provide a general introduction and analysis of the major themes of this lengthy and very important proclamatory Work of Bahá’u’lláh.

In this momentous Tablet, in addition to proclaiming His Divine Mission to the monarch of His native land, Bahá’u’lláh attempts to set the record straight by refuting many widespread allegations and falsehoods against Him and His followers, which had been for years fabricated and disseminated within Iran and abroad by the Iranian government and its partner institution, the Shí‘a clergy.


ShahrokhMonjazeb2Shahrokh Monjazeb is a scholar of the Bahá’í history and sacred scripture. For over two decades he has been involved with the work of translating into English the writings of the Central Figures of the Bahá’í Faith. He is a published author and lecturer whose writings and presentations focus on Bahá’í Sacred Text and their literary and historical significance in the context of socio-spiritual condition of human society. Mr. Monjazeb has been a regular presenter at the annual conference of the Association for Bahá’í Studies since 1991 and is the author of a monograph on Bahá’u’lláh entitled Bahá’u’lláh: A Brief Survey of His Life & Works. He currently assists the Bahá’í World Centre, in limited capacity, with the translation of Bahá’u’lláh and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s writings from their original Persian and Arabic into English.

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