Bahá’u’lláh, in The Kitáb-i-Aqdas, “…emphasizes the necessity of
providing the means for the education of children.”
‘Abdu’l-Bahá asserts, “From the very beginning, the children must
receive divine education and must continually be reminded to remember
The Universal House of Justice, in its Ridván 2000 message, has
lovingly called our attention to the children, who are our “most
precious resource”, our “promise and guarantee of the future”, and our
“trust”. It has enjoined upon us the need to spiritually nurture the
children and junior youth and to integrate them into the life of the
community — not only for their own benefit, but for the progress of our
community, and future!
EDUCATION OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH,
from the writings
The following audio
stories of the Dawnbreakers and history of the Bahá’í Faith are
dedicated to our children, youth, and the new Bahá’ís all over
the world. You can save to a CD, iPod, mp3 player, or computer,
and offer them as a gift.
your own CD
Obtain a CD
disc. Best to get a CD-R. Say for example: CD- 700MB, 80 min
Go to the file
that you want to save.
Pick the file
that you want to burn. Then click or ‘right click’ on it,
and then click on save or ‘save target as’. If they are in a folder
then click on files one by one and save.
Save them to
which goes to a temporary
CD burning folder
on your computer.
If you are downloading more than one
file do not open the folder (close) until all the files have
downloaded all the files that you want to burn,
then click “file” on the upper top left of your screen
(in your CD drive,
CD burning folder)
then select “write these files to CD” Then give your CD
the name you want, and click “next”. If you do not
have a CD in your CD Drive insert a blank CD, when the
Wizard asks you how you want your CD, check “Make an audio
CD”, and click “next”.
then asks you if you want to burn (this usually appears on
the bottom right-hand side of your ‘Window Media Player’.
Say “yes burn”. Start to burn. (Make sure that all the files
of that folder that you want to burn are shown there).
When burning is
done, usually the Disc drive will open automatically.
When you are
finished, the temporary file should automatically clean
itself, if it does not, you might want to do so if you do
not want to burn the same file again.
To delete click on the “file” menu. Click on “Delete
Note: You can download all the files to
your computer and save them anywhere you decide, then you can
send them to your iPod, mp3 or burn them to your CD. You can
download free iTunes software from
to organize your audio books as you wish for your iPod or mp3
Childhood and marriage of Bahá’u’lláh
The Báb’s message to Bahá’u’lláh
Bahá’u’lláh teaches the Cause of The Báb
Beginning of tests and difficulties
The dungeon of Tehran.
folder (Size 59 MB, Sixty Minutes), that has all the
above mp3 files, can be burned to your CD.
To Save CD Click here then click on all mp3 files,
one by one and save.
This early history of the life of Bahá’u’lláh, from
Mahnaz Afshin’s book “The Blessed Beauty Bahá’u’lláh”,
is narrated by Jeanette Hedayati.
retirement, and declaration of the Blessed Beauty,
mountains of Sulaymaniyyih
of devotion and sacrifice
Bahá’u’lláh’s open declaration
(Size 53 MB, 56 Minutes), that has all the above mp3
files, can be burned to your CD.
To Save CD, Click here, then click
on all mp3 files, one by one and save
This history of the
life of Bahá’u’lláh, from Mahnaz Afshin’s book “The
Blessed Beauty Bahá’u’lláh”, is narrated by Vahid
Further Banishment and Proclamation to the Rulers and
The Journey to Constantinople
Proclamation to the Kings and Rulers
The Revelation of Tablets and Holy Verses
The Most Great
Narcissus for the Beloved
folder (Size 54 MB, 57 Minutes), that has all the above
mp3 files, can be burned to your CD.
To Save CD, Click here, then click on all mp3 files, one
by one and save
This history of the life of Bahá’u’lláh, from Mahnaz
Afshin’s book “The Blessed Beauty Bahá’u’lláh”, is
narrated by Jeanette Hedayati.
The Pride of Martyrs
The Purest Branch’s
The Most Holy
The Garden of
The Sun of Bahá Has
The Fate of the
(Size 64 MB, 69 Minutes), that has all the above mp3
files, can be burned to your CD.
To Save CD, Click here, then click
on all mp3 files, one by one, and save.
history of the life of Bahá’u’lláh, from Mahnaz Afshin’s
book “The Blessed Beauty Bahá’u’lláh”, is narrated by
Enquiry has been made if the above book can be purchased
for the children to follow the CD. Please check with the
Bahá’í Publishing Trust of India, P.O. Box 19, New
Delhi, India 110001.
private, Bahá’í inspired initiative, aimed at serving
Bahá’í Institutes in different countries to produce the
song materials for Bahá’í Children’s Classes, since
1995. They have collaborated with Bahá’í communities
around Asia, North America, and Africa to record
projects in different languages.
download Baha'i talks and presentations please click above.
on the left
Children and pre-youth classes:
How to find and plan
Neighborhood children or pre-youth class in an area of a
- Scout the area. Drive around and find the
students by seeing where the kids play, seek their parents and show
them your program and plan, and then schedule a class. Find other
places in which you can have classes, such as a large apartment
building, parks, community centers, and talk to the manager.
- Organize our
Bahá’í youth to become children’s class
teachers. schedule them for each class.
- Drive the youth in a systematic way to their
classes and pick them up.
- Schedule possibly every Sunday at 11 to 12,
- Community might want to help but do not know
how, show them.
- Keep things simple and not elaborate; use book
3 and 3A for guide and class material and other materials already
Ruhi - Study Circle - Resources
- Combine or unitize these newly formed
Neighborhood children and pre-youth classes with your regular
classes at your center or wherever you were having them.
Some misconceptions about children’s classes.
- Misconception is that the best classes have 20
or 30 students, whereas the best classes might have just four
or five students. Smaller groups are usually the best. But have more classes
in the area.
- Misconception is that the teacher or class
must be perfect. However, to start, the simpler the better.
- Misconception is that just one or two classes
would suffice. However, classes need to be held regularly, weekly
or monthly for, say, nine months or so. Do not stop when success
- Misconception is
Bahá’ís can be teachers.
- Make sure at least two teachers, preferably
male and female, are together with the students all the time.
- Make sure the place you chose is safe and not
close to hazardous area or gang- infested area.
- Get the release form that you can download
from National website signed by the parents at a right time
Click here for the form You need your Bahá'í ID
Alice Mahomes of Detroit,
Neighborhood Children’s Classes In Monrovia, California
Austin Texas Neighborhood Children Classes
Children Classes in a Receptive Neighborhood in San Diego
Few related links:
Resources for any Study Circle or Ruhi Resources
Ruhi - Study
Circle - Resources
Core Curriculum Overview
Core Curriculum for Spiritual
Education and other material
U.S. National Bahá'í
Education Web site
The Bahá'ís: Moral and
Spiritual Education for the Next Generation
Junior Youth Web Site
Bahá'í World News Service -
Bahá'í International Community - Baha'i classes find wide appeal
An interactive site to assist in the education of
Youth and children. Click above
A few materials.
Please feel free to download and use.
You are welcome to download any or all files. Downloading will
enable you to have it on your computer or CD
as long as you want.
'Right-Click’, then choose the
' Save Target
option to save it to your hard drive or CD.
Please note that some files are
voluminous and will take time to download.
If you have a
problem downloading, maybe your server or ours is slow or down, please try it
at another time, and please be patient, it depends on the speed of your
Please note: Some of you might not have
flv player software on your computer. To view some videos on
your computer you need flv player. It should be found free on
the internet; check this one
Also, some of you might have difficulty getting your Windows
Media Player to show the picture, if this is the case you might
want to go to this site:
Download the TSCC Codec, and install it on your computer. It
should be free.
PowerPoint Presentation on the spiritual
education of junior youth, prepared by the Magdalene Carney
Spiritual education of Children is obligatory... Spiritual
education of Children is obligatory.
Comedy!! click here