some resources & thoughts

Another essential thing is that those who do embrace the Faith should be constantly urged to study the literature of the Cause. It is not sufficient that our numbers should increase, we want people whose faith stands on a rock and no trial can move.

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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):

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

Quick history of Islam, Shi'ah Islam and the story of Imam Husayn:

Basic visual chronology of the main characters:

Chronology of principle events:

Names to remember (names mentioned in GPB):

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

"How to Study" - suggested method of marking up your book:

Some quotes on the Importance of the study of the Dawn-Breakers:

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: