First Web Talk in 2016: Shahrokh Monjazeb Will Discuss “The Birth of the New Revelation in the Siyah-Chal Prison”
The Wilmette Institute’s first Web Talk in 2016 will feature Shahrokh Monjazeb talking about “Veiled and Concealed in the Hidden Habitation of His Inner Being: The Birth of the New Revelation in the Síyáh-Chál Prison.” In his talk Monjazeb will discuss a number of questions, including:
- What happened to Bahá’u’lláh when He was incarcerated in the Black Pit in 1853?
- Did He know He was a Manifestation of God before then?
- Did He receive revelation before then?
- How was His mission inaugurated?
- When did His followers know about the event?
On January 15 Monjazeb will begin a seven-week course called From Concealment to Glorious Splendor: The Three Stages of Bahá’u’lláh’s Declaration, which will include six live web video sessions that will be recorded for watching later. This free Web Talk is the first of six videos for the course. The other five videos will only be available to course participants.
Shahrokh Monjazeb is a scholar of Bahá’í history and sacred scripture. For over two decades he has been involved with the work of translating into English the writings of the Central Figures of the Bahá’í Faith. He is a published author and lecturer whose writings and presentations focus on Bahá’í sacred text and their literary and historical significance in the context of socio-spiritual condition of human society. Monjazeb has been a regular presenter at the annual conference of the Association for Bahá’í Studies since 1991 and is the author of a monograph on Bahá’u’lláh entitled Bahá’u’lláh: A Brief Survey of His Life & Works. He currently assists the Bahá’í World Centre, in a limited capacity, with the translation of the writings of Bahá’u’lláh and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá from their original Persian and Arabic into English. In May 2015 Monjazeb offered the Institute’s first webinar course on The Tablet of the Branch. The January 2016 course From Concealment to Glorious Splendor is the second webinar course.