History of the Baha’i Faith Video Series

PART 1: INTRODUCTION TO BAHA’I HISTORY (Buy the DVD here)

Play_buttonCourse Overview Video      (07:17)

Play_buttonVideo 1: Introducing Baha’i History?     (17:15) Why is it important to study Baha’i history?

Play_buttonVideo 2: The Baha’i Approach     (07:38) How do Baha’is approach the study of their history?

Play_buttonVideo 3: Cultural Aspects     (05:35) What are cultural aspects to keep in mind when studying Baha’i history?

Play_buttonVideo 4: Source Materials     (10:55) What are the source materials for studying Baha’i history?

Play_buttonVideo 5: Baha’i Writings Style     (05:51) What is unique about the tone and style of the Baha’i Writings?


PART 2: MINISTRY OF THE BAB (Buy the DVD here)

Play_buttonVideo 6: Introduction     (03:45) Introduction to the life of the Bab

Play_buttonVideo 7: Millennial Excitement     (09:20) What was the millennial excitement about?

Play_buttonVideo 8: Declaration of the Bab     (10:36) What was the Declaration of the Bab like?

Play_buttonVideo 9: Imprisonment of the Bab     (13:19) What was the imprisonment of the Bab like?

Play_buttonVideo 10: Persecution of the Babis     (09:32) How and why were the Babis persecuted?

Play_buttonVideo 11: Martyrdom of the Bab     (09:40) How was the Bab martyred?


PART 3: MINISTRY OF BAHA’U’LLAH PART 1 (Buy the DVD here)

Play_buttonVideo 12: Life of Baha’u’llah     (02:31) Introduction to the early life of Baha’u’llah

Play_buttonVideo 13: Baha’u’llah’s Early Life     (06:08) What was Baha’u’llah’s early life like?

Play_buttonVideo 14: The Black Pit     (10:34) What was the Black Pit like for Baha’u’llah and the Babis?

Play_buttonVideo 15: Arrival in Baghdad     (14:42) What happened when Baha’u’llah arrived in Baghdad?

Play_buttonVideo 16: Early Writings of Baha’u’llah     (10:26) What were some of Baha’u’llah’s early Writings?

Play_buttonVideo 17: Ridvan Garden     (07:41) What happened with Baha’u’llah in the Ridvan Garden?


PART 4: MINISTRY OF BAHA’U’LLAH PART 2 (Buy the DVD here)

Play_buttonVideo 18: Introduction     (02:04) Introduction to the later life of Baha’u’llah

Play_buttonVideo 19: Tablets to the Kings     (09:23) What were Baha’u’llah’s Tablets to the Kings?

Play_buttonVideo 20: Baha’u’llah in Akka     (15:37) What happened to Baha’u’llah and the Holy Family in Akka?

Play_buttonVideo 21: Later Writings of Baha’u’llah     (13.39) What were some later Writings of Baha’u’llah?

Play_buttonVideo 22: Tablet of Carmel     (03:41) Why is Mount Carmel important to Baha’is?

Play_buttonVideo 23: Ascension of Baha’u’llah     (06:15) How did Baha’u’llah pass away?


PART 5: MINISTRY OF ABDU’l-BAHA (Buy the DVD here)

Play_buttonVideo 24: Introduction     (02:26) Introduction to the life of Abdu’l-Baha

Play_buttonVideo 25: Abdu’l-Baha’s Early Life     (08:03) What was Abdu’l-Baha’s early life like?

Play_buttonVideo 26: After the Passing of Baha’u’llah     (11:24) What happened to Abdu’l-Baha after the passing of Baha’u’llah?

Play_buttonVideo 27: Abdu’l-Baha and the Covenant     (04:45) How did Abdu’l-Baha uphold the Covenant?

Play_buttonVideo 28: Abdu’l-Baha and the West     (08:54) What happened when Abdu’l-Baha traveled to the West?

Play_buttonVideo 29: Ascension of Abdu’l-Baha     (14:13) How did Abdu’l-Baha pass away?


PART 6: MINISTRY OF SHOGHI EFFENDI (Buy the DVD here)

Play_buttonVideo 30: Introduction     (02:20) Introduction to the life of Shoghi Effendi

Play_buttonVideo 31: Early Life of the Guardian     (07:45) What was Shoghi Effendi’s early life like?

Play_buttonVideo 32: The Writings of Shoghi Effendi     (15:46) What were the translations and writings of Shoghi Effendi?

Play_buttonVideo 33: Efforts in the Holy Land     (09:20) How did Shoghi Effendi transform the Holy Land?

Play_buttonVideo 34: Defender of the Covenant     (10:40) How did Shoghi Effendi defend the Covenant?

Play_buttonVideo 35: The Passing of the Guardian     (06:35) What happened when Shoghi Effendi passed away?


PART 7: THE UNIVERSAL HOUSE OF JUSTICE (Buy the DVD here)

Play_buttonVideo 36: Introduction     (02:21) Introduction to the Universal House of Justice

Play_buttonVideo 37: Authority of the House     (08:06) Where does the authority of the Universal House of Justice come from?

Play_buttonVideo 38: History of the Custodianship     (11:04) What was the Custodianship and why was it necessary?

Play_buttonVideo 39: Structure of the Universal House of Justice     (15:02) What is the structure of the Universal House of Justice?

Play_buttonVideo 40: Writings of the Universal House of Justice     (16:49) What are the Writings of the Universal House of Justice?

Play_buttonVideo 41: Defending the Baha’is     (4:51) How does the Universal House of Justice strive to defend the Baha’is?


PART 8: THE HANDS OF THE CAUSE OF GOD (Buy the DVD here)

Play_buttonVideo 42: Introduction     (01:48) Introduction to the Hands of the Cause

Play_buttonVideo 43: Responsibilities of the Hands of the Cause     (10:37) What were the responsibilities of the Hands of the Cause?

Play_buttonVideo 44: Activities of the Hands of the Cause     (07:03) What were the activities of the Hands of the Cause?

Play_buttonVideo 45: Role During the Custodianship     (08:19) What was the role of the Hands of the Cause during the Custodianship?

Play_buttonVideo 46: Profiles of a few Hands     (25:02) Who were some of the Hands of the Cause?

Play_buttonVideo 47: Legacy of the Hands     (06:42) What institutions today carry on the duties of the Hands of the Cause?


PART 9: LESSONS FROM BAHA’I HISTORY (Buy the DVD here)

Play_buttonVideo 48: Introduction     (02:32) Introduction to lessons learned from Baha’i history

Play_buttonVideo 49: Summary of the Heroic Age     (16:17) What was the Heroic Age of the Baha’i Faith?

Play_buttonVideo 50: Summary of the Formative Age     (10:29) What was the Formative Age of the Baha’i Faith?

Play_buttonVideo 51: History and Community Life     (09:14) How does Baha’i history affect community life?

Play_buttonVideo 52: Embracing a Lifetime of Study     (14:10) How do Baha’is engage in a lifelong study of Baha’i history?

Play_buttonVideo 53:  Closing Remarks     (04:19) Closing remarks on the History of the Baha’i Faith Series

Play_buttonVideo 54: Series Credits     (00:31)