Central Figures

The Central Figures: The Báb, Bahá’u’lláh and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

EarlyBelieversCentral to the mission of the Wilmette Institute are courses about the life and significance of Bahá’u’lláh, the Prophet-Founder of the Bahá’í Faith; his forerunner the Báb; and his son and the Center of his Covenant, `Abdu’l-Bahá. A study of the writings and life of each are presented on a cycle repeated every two to three years.

The 2017 courses on their lives and writings, in order of presentation, are:

Finding the Hidden Gift: An Approach to Studying the Bahá’í Writings
01/07/17 to 02/24/17

Bahá’u’lláh’s Early Mystic Writings
01/22/17 to 03/11/17

The Mashriqu’l-Adkar: The First Hundred Years
04/22/17 to 06/07/17

Gems of Divine Mysteries and Other Early Tablets
05/10/17 to 06/27/17

Bahá’í History, 1863-2016
05/22/17 to 07/09/17

Some Answered Questions
07/01/17 to 08/18/17

The Kitab-i-Iqan: An Introduction
08/01/17 to 09/17/17

The Leaves of the Twin Divine Trees
09/22/17 to 12/22/17

The Summons of the Lord of Hosts
10/10/17 to 11/27/17

The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh: Selected Letters
10/15/17 to 12/02/17

Three Covenants
10/25/17 to 12/12/17

The Secret of Divine Civilization
11/10/17 to 12/28/17

Faculty Include: Necati Alkan, Christopher Buck, Daniel Gebhardt, Sandra Hutchison, Baharieh Maani, Susan Maneck, Moojan Momen, Shahrokh Monjazeb, Steven Phelps

The Wilmette Institute provides a group discount to groups that want to join a course together.  We also provide youth, senior citizen, and pioneer discounts, and many scholarships.

In all Wilmette Institute courses, a computer and internet access are necessary. Usually all readings are available on the course’s website.