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Charting the Course: A Compass to the Tablets of the Divine Plan

The Tablets of the Divine Plan is a series of 13 letters written by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, the son of Bahá'u'lláh, to the Bahá’ís of the United States and Canada in 1916 and 1917. The letters were written in response to the growing community of Bahá’ís in the West and were intended to provide guidance on the spiritual and administrative development of the Bahá’í community. The letters were published in 1919 and are considered the core mission of the Baha'i community, a Charter of Teaching challenging the American Baha'is to take the Faith to every corner of the world. Based on this important mission, the North American Baha'is have been repeatedly referred to as the "spiritual descendants of the Dawn-Breakers", inasmuch as the Dawn-Breakers were the first to arise and spread the Faith of the Bab in the earliest days of the Dispensation.

What Sparked ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s Tablets of the Divine Plan?

How Do the Tablets of the Divine Plan Guide Bahá’í Teachings?

What Role Did the Tablets Play in Bahá'í History?

Are the Tablets of the Divine Plan Scriptural Text?

How Many Tablets Constitute the Divine Plan?

Do the Tablets of the Divine Plan Have Specific Goals?

What's the Connection Between Dawn-Breakers and the Divine Plan?

In What Context Were the Tablets Revealed?