Empowering Mankind

In a time when imperialism culminated in his heyday and colonialism reached its greatest extent, in the course of which a handful of European powers were subjugating half of the earth's surface with more than one third of the world's total population, in the east of the world a new light of divine guidance was born, which should promise humanity the dawn of a new age of peace, universal love and the establishment of the unity of all mankind. This light of divine guidance was to be bestowed upon humanity in the middle of the nineteenth century by the successive Revelations of the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh - a twin Revelation which constitutes the fulfilment of all previous prophetic missions and which by its principles aims to empower every human being to contribute to the betterment of society. 

Bahá’u’lláh proclaimed that the light of unity would encompass the whole earth. Today His message is spread among seven to eight million followers in more than 100,000 places around the world; thus, the vision of Bahá’u’lláh of an united human family can at least within the world community of His followers be already considered as to be fully realised.

»By Thy name that excelleth all other names! If Thy overruling and all-compelling behest should ever reach me, it would empower me to revive the souls of all men, through Thy most exalted Word, which I have heard uttered by Thy Tongue of power in Thy Kingdom of glory. It would enable me to announce the revelation of Thy effulgent countenance wherethrough that which lay hidden from the eyes of men hath been manifested in Thy name, the Perspicuous, the sovereign Protector, the Self-Subsisting.«

(Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh/XIV/3)

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»And surely every young person will flourish in a program that helps to form a strong moral identity in the critical years of early adolescence and empowers participants to contribute to the well-being of society.«

(Messages of the Universal House of Justice, 'Framework for Action', January 2010)

Dear friends, for some time now Shahnam has been giving online in-depths on zoom in Persian, English and German, where at times over 600 friends, guests, brothers and sisters in spirit participate in the sessions.

We would like to make this treasure of deepenings accessible to our friends, thus we have provided here some of the sound recordings of these lectures for you, that you are warmly invited to listen and download. It should be indicated, that the talks in the various languages of this page are different and differ from each other in regard to topic and content.

It must be clearly emphasised that many of the views presented in the lectures reflect the understanding of an individual and do not claim to be representative of the views of the Bahá'í world community or to have encompassed the immeasurably profound truths and conceptual content of Bahá'u'lláh's Revelation in its completeness even to a limited extent. It is also imperative to point out that no lecture can ever replace the independent study of the Scriptures. The listener must therefore always bear in mind that the following recordings can only be an introduction that must inspire one to turn to the words of Bahá'u'lláh independently in a spirit of humble prayer and contemplation. None of the thoughts presented in these remarks ever intend to intervene with the individual's personal and own encounter with the revealed Word of God; an encounter which raptures the individual into the state of sanctified communion with the Most- Beloved and must therefore be understood as the highest privilege that can be bestowed upon a human being!

(This is not an official site of the Bahá'í community, but an independent project based on own initiative.)

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