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Chronicles of Faith: Peering into Bahá'í Historical Tapestry

The history of the Bahá'í Faith, from its origins in 19th-century Persia to its emergence as a global religion, including the lives of its Central Figures and the development of its institutions. The official history of the early years was told by Nabil in a work commissioned by Baha'u'llah. Although imperfect as a history, yet the incluion of so many eyewitness accounts as well as the contributions made by Baha'u'llah and Abdu'l-Baha give it a unique value. Beyond this there are many wonderful sources of Baha'i history, from stories related by Abdu'l-Baha to pilgrims (Memorials of the Faithful) to the many biographies of the Central Figures and their companions by Baha'i authors. Notable are works of Hasan Balyuzi, Moojan Momen, Adib Taherzadeh, and Fazel Mazindarani. It is my hope to provide a range of study guides and helpful resources for the beginning student of Baha'i history including timelines and translations of key documents.

What Sparked the Bahá'í Faith's Birth in 19th-Century Persia?

How Did Bahá'u'lláh's Revelation Shape Bahá'í History?

Who Were the Central Figures in the Bahá'í Faith?

What Role Did Nabil Play in Documenting Bahá'í History?

How Was the Bahá'í Administrative Order Established?

What Significance Does the Bahá'í Fast Hold in Its History?

Why Are Bahá'í Houses of Worship Nine-Sided?

How Do Bahá'ís Envision World Peace?

Cover of a 'Star of the West' volume, representing its historical value
Bahá’í Faith

An Introduction to 'Star of the West'

Dr. Duane K. Troxel
Scenic view of the Mongolian landscape, symbolizing the journey
Bahá’í Faith

The Mongolian Chronicles: A Baha'i Adventure in the Land of Genghis Khan

Chad Jones
Violetta's talk on story of the Dawn-Breakers
Bahá’í Education

Navigating Histories: A Dive into 'Dawn-Breakers: The Story of Nabíl'

Chad Jones
Reflections on the First Century of the Formative Age
Bahá’í Faith

Reflections on the First Century of the Formative Age

Digitized Star of the West Volumes on CD
Bahá’í Education

Sifter - Star of the West

Chad Jones
Ocean Mini-CD Image
Bahá’í Education

The Ocean Adventure: Making Ocean 1.0

Chad Jones
Stack of books replaced by a single CD
Bahá’í Education

The Sifter Project

Chad Jones