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

Feb 25, 2018

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.


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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