Day: November 15, 2020

Dr. Nader Saiedi

Nader Saiedi teaches Baha’i studies at UCLA. He was born in Tehran, Iran. He holds a master’s degree in economics from Pahlavi University in Shiraz and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin. For over 25 years he was a professor of sociology at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. In 2013, he became […] Read More

The Bab and the Theology of Revelation

In 1844 a charismatic young Persian merchant from Shiraz, known as the Báb, electrified the Shí‘ih world by claiming to be the return of the Hidden Twelfth Imam of Islamic prophecy. But contrary to traditional expectations of apocalyptic holy war, the Báb maintained that the spiritual path was not one of force and coercion but love […] Read More

The African Presence at the Genesis of the Baha’i Faith

Baha’i history has paid too little attention to the Africans who were present in the household of the Bab at the beginning of the Baha’i era. This presentation will discuss the roles that Haji Mubarak and Fezzeh Khanum, the two African servants of the Bab, played in the early days of the Faith. From the […] Read More