The Bahá’í World
Volume 2 : 1926-1928
Contents
PART ONE Page
“0 Army of Life!”—Words of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá xvi
A Statement of the Purpose and Principles of the Bahá’í Faith and
Outline of Bahá’í History
1
The Passing of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá 7
Survey of Current Bahá’í Activities in the East and West 19
PART TWO
Excerpts from Bahá’í Sacred Writings 49
Soul, Mind, Spirit and the Essence of Divinity 64
A Statement on Present-Day Administration of the Bahá’í Cause 69
Excerpts from the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá 81
The Spirit and Form of Bahá’í Administration 89
Declaration of Trust 90
By-Laws of the National Spiritual Assembly 92
Excerpts from Letters of Shoghi Effendi 99
Bahá’í Calendar and Festivals 109
Bahá’í Feasts, Anniversaries and Days of Fasting 110
The Mashriqu’l-Adhkar 113
Address of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá delivered at Bahá’í Convention,
Chicago, 1912
115
The Structure of the Bahá’í Temple 116
Address delivered by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá at the Dedication of the
Mashriqu’l-Adhkar Grounds, May 1912
119
The Mashriqu’l-Adhkar of ‘Ishqábád 121
Impressions of Haifa 125
Haifa, ‘Akká and Bahjí 129
Kunjangoon-The Village of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá 141
Through India and Burma 145
Green Acre and the Ideal of World Unity 151
References to the Bahá’í Faith 159
Queen Marie of Rumania pays tribute to the beauty and nobility
of the Bahá’í Teachings
173
PART THREE
Bahá’í Directory, 1928 181-191
Bahá’í National Spiritual Assemblies 181
Bahá’í Spiritual Assemblies 182
Bahá’í Groups with names and addresses of correspondents 185
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