Lessons From the Kitab-i-Iqan Prepare A Baha’i For Teaching the Faith

Lynette Tolar of Putnam, Connecticut, found that the Wilmette Institute’s course on the Kitab-i-Iqan was especially helpful in putting Ruhi Book 6, Teaching the Cause, into practice.

Since I had only previously read sections of the Kitab-i-Iqan and not read the Gems of Divine Mysteries at all, I had a panorama of understandings and insights to gain.

The historical significance of the two tablets written in the time when Baha’u’llah lived in Baghdad before He announced his Revelation was enlightening. The potency of these Words directed to the recipients of the tablets—and the world—was truly humbling and a blessing for me. For the Babis of the time, it carried a message, or warning, for them to be ready for the coming of the Promised One that was promised in the Bayan.

It gave me a greater understanding of the nature of God and His Manifestations, the station of the Manifestations, the veils that prevented human’s acknowledgment and understanding of the signs of the Manifestations, the requirements of a seeker to remove those veils and begin the journey to gain understanding and certitude, Baha’u’llah’s explanations of the Scriptures and Holy Books foretelling of the Judgment Day, clouds, angels, and the Day of Resurrection, the Essential Unity of God with His Manifestations, and the Divine Elixir that immediately transforms the hearts of men.

In the past few years, I had focused my efforts on Ruhi. This course has helped me to integrate the message of the Kitab-i-Iqan and Gems of Mysteries into Ruhi 6, which has been a struggle for me to put into practice. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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