Supplementary materials for the study of the Persian Bayan


A Thematic Analysis and Summary of The Persian Bayán

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BAYAN-I-FARSI

Authored by Haji Siyyid ‘Ali Muhammad Shirazi, known as “The Bab” (1847- 1848). Translated into French by A.-L.-M Nicolas, French Consul in Tabriz, Iran, and published in Paris, France (1911-1914). Rendered into English with additional annotations by Anonymous (1982-2021).

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We encourage everyone that plans on attending these study sessions to review these resources below, prior to the presentations.

Previous Sessions study notes * https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ijPZbbTMl7WmM_C1hw2xbdH3yJe3_dJJ0BYCQ6U_Ccc/edit?usp=sharing

Below is the Schedule for these weekly group discussions: Video Playlist
Week 1 Video – An Analysis and Summary of the Persian Bayan
Week 2 Video – Question and Answers, Objectives going forward with this Class
Week 3 Video – Vahid I-Vahid II
 
Week five: Vahid III (pp. 140-180: 40 pp)
Week six: Vahid IV (pp. 180-253: 73 pp)
Week seven: Vahid IV (continuation)
Week eight: Vahid V (pp. 253-297: 44 pp)
Week nine: Vahid VI (pp. 297-364: 67 pp)
Week ten: Vahid VII (pp. 367-416: 49 pp)
Week eleven: Vahid VIII (pp. 416-490: 74 pp)
Week twelve: Vahid VIII (continuation) and Vahid IX (pp. 490-522: 32 pp)
Week thirteen: this is the last session, so there will be no reading assignment
 

Persian Bayan (“Exposition”) (bahai-library.com) – It is a translation from the French translation of Persian Bayan by A.L.M. Nicolas, which is quoted by Shoghi Effendi in the footnotes of The Dawn-Breakers. There is no translation yet from the original Persian directly into English. However, Nicolas was very familiar with the Babi movement, translated more of the Bab’s Writings than anyone else, and was fluent in both Arabic and Persian.

Additional materials about the Persian Bayan

Videos about the Persian Bayan, in English