some resources & thoughts

An effort should be made to raise the standard of studies, so as to provide the Baha’i student with a thorough knowledge of the Cause that would enable him to expound it befittingly to the educated public.

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Acuto 2013 - Dawn-Breakers Study Resources

Dawn-Breakers Resources

Dear friends, here are a few Dawn-breakers (Nabil's Narrative) resources, most of which I cooked up as a youth many many years ago. ;)

A number of people have been asking me about the best method to study the the Dawn-Breakers -- to which I maintain my position that the best answer is "Repeatedly".   ;)   Nevertheless, here are some materials which the dedicated student of that monumental book may find useful.

Pronunciation guide (the six-vowel approach):
  badasht-pronunciation.pdf

Study maps (fill it out a fresh blank map for each chapter to quickly learn the geography of Persia):
  Badasht-maps.pdf

Quick history of Islam, Shi'ah Islam and the story of Imam Husayn:
  Badasht-history.pdf

Basic visual chronology of the main characters:
  Chronology-characters.pdf

Chronology of principle events:
  Chronology.pdf

Names to remember (names mentioned in GPB):
  Names-GPB.pdf

Names to track (a deeper dive into the main characters):
  Names-to-track.pdf

"How to Study" - suggested method of marking up your book:
  highlighting-example.pdf

Some quotes on the Importance of the study of the Dawn-Breakers:
  Nabil's-narrative-quotes.pdf

Textbook Study Edition of Dawn-Breakers


Here is a scanned PDF version of the entire book. When printed to a full page size and then bound into two parts, this makes a great summer-school textbook or private study edition:
  http://bahai-education.org/dawnbreakers