some resources & thoughts

...you should exert all your efforts upon deepening your knowledge of the teachings and literature of the Cause. The Writings of Baha’u’llah and the Master are like vast seas, the deeper you go into them, the more priceless treasures you will find. And it is only after acquiring those treasures that we can hope to share them with others.

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