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Shahrokh Monjazeb, "Veiled and Concealed in the Hidden Habitation of His Inner Being: The Birth of the New Revelation in the Síyáh-Chál Prison"

Jan 17, 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016, 2 p.m. Eastern (11 a.m. Pacific, 8 p.m. Western European time)

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What happened to Baha’u’llah when He was incarcerated in the Siyah-Chal (the Black Pit) in 1853? Did He know He was a Manifestation before then? Did He receive revelation before then? How was His mission inaugurated? What do we know about the event? What is the meaning of the work He revealed there, the Rashh-i-Ama?

This is the first of six talks about Baha’u’llah’s “three declarations”: in the Siyah-Chal, at the Garden of Ridvan, and publicly to the kings and rulers of the world. The other five talks will be available only to those who register for the course From Concealment to Glorious Splendor: The Three Stages of Bahá’u’lláh’s Declaration.


Shahrokh Monjazeb, BSc

Independent Scholar

I am an independent scholar of the Bahá’í history and sacred scripture. I began my scholarly endeavours in Bahá’í history around 1989, after I completed my undergraduate degree in Applied Physics and Electro-Acoustics with a minor in Religious Studies and Middle Eastern History. Two years later in 1991, I was invited to present at the annual conference of the Association for Bahá’í Studies North America on one of Bahá’u’lláh major works. Since then I have been involved with Bahá’í academic research as well as the work of translating into English the writings of the Central Figures of the Bahá’í Faith. I am 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. I have authored more than couple of dozen articles on Bahá’í history and Sacred Text as well as a monograph on Bahá’u’lláh entitled “Bahá’u’lláh: A Brief Survey of His Life & Works”.See Faculty Bio


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