some resources & thoughts

Of special importance is the Book of the Iqan which explains the attitude of the Cause towards the prophets of God and their mission in the history of society. Besides this there is Some Answered Questions of the Master and Dawn-Breakers of Nabil. Every Baha’i should master these books and be able to explain their contents to others. Besides their importance, they are interesting and most absorbing.

Acuto 2013 - Dawn-Breakers Study Resources

Dawn-Breakers Resources

Dear friends, here are a few Dawn-breakers (Nabil's Narrative) resources, most of which I cooked up as a youth many many years ago. ;)

A number of people have been asking me about the best method to study the the Dawn-Breakers -- to which I maintain my position that the best answer is "Repeatedly".   ;)   Nevertheless, here are some materials which the dedicated student of that monumental book may find useful.

Pronunciation guide (the six-vowel approach):
  badasht-pronunciation.pdf

Study maps (fill it out a fresh blank map for each chapter to quickly learn the geography of Persia):
  Badasht-maps.pdf

Quick history of Islam, Shi'ah Islam and the story of Imam Husayn:
  Badasht-history.pdf

Basic visual chronology of the main characters:
  Chronology-characters.pdf

Chronology of principle events:
  Chronology.pdf

Names to remember (names mentioned in GPB):
  Names-GPB.pdf

Names to track (a deeper dive into the main characters):
  Names-to-track.pdf

"How to Study" - suggested method of marking up your book:
  highlighting-example.pdf

Some quotes on the Importance of the study of the Dawn-Breakers:
  Nabil's-narrative-quotes.pdf

Textbook Study Edition of Dawn-Breakers


Here is a scanned PDF version of the entire book. When printed to a full page size and then bound into two parts, this makes a great summer-school textbook or private study edition:
  http://bahai-education.org/dawnbreakers