The understanding of His words and the comprehension of the utterances of the Birds of Heaven are in no wise dependent upon human learning. They depend solely upon purity of heart, chastity of soul, and freedom of spirit.
Kitáb-i-Íqán - The Book of Certitude
Íqán Study Materials
The Íqán is the foremost doctrinal work of Bahá'u'lláh. It is easily the most important book on the Bahá'í teachings. It was translated into English in 1930 by Shoghi Effendi who urged the Bahá'ís to read it over and over again and to master it's every detail in order to be able to adequately present the Baha'i message.
The book is not long, about 4-6 hours of continuous reading -- and due to its "relative simplicity" is appropriate for most reading levels. Although it was addressed to a Muslim, Bahá'u'lláh used copious Biblical proofs and examples, making the book especially accessible to the Western reader.
Full text study version of the Íqán with Farsi
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“Heart of the Íqán” with Farsi - Extracts from Gleanings
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- [Download Audio MP3] - http://bit.ly/iqan-heart-mp3
“Íqán Summary” from God Passes By
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