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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 their God.”

 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

Audio Stories 

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.

 To make your own CD 

  1. Obtain a CD disc. Best to get a CD-R. Say for example: CD- 700MB, 80 min
  2. Go to the file that you want to save.
  3. 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.
  4. Save them to your CD drive, 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 been downloaded.
  5. When you downloaded all the files that you want to burn, then click “file” on the upper top left of your screen (in your CD drive, temporary CD burning folder) and 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”.
  6. The computer 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).
  7. When burning is done, usually the Disc drive will open automatically.
  8. 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 temporary files”

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 http://www.apple.com/itunes/overview/  to organize your audio books as you wish for your iPod or mp3 player, etc.

 

Blessed Beauty 
CD One

1-     Childhood and marriage of Bahá’u’lláh

2-     The Báb’s message to Bahá’u’lláh

3-     Bahá’u’lláh teaches the Cause of The Báb

4-     Beginning of tests and difficulties

5-     The dungeon of Tehran.

This 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.

 

Blessed Beauty 
CD Two

 

Exile, retirement, and declaration of the Blessed Beauty, Bahá’u’lláh

  1. Journey to Baghdad
  2. The mountains of Sulaymaniyyih
  3. The flames of devotion and sacrifice
  4. The true paradise
  5. Man cannot test God
  6. Bahá’u’lláh’s open declaration

This folder (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 Hedayati.

 

Blessed Beauty 
CD Three

Further Banishment and Proclamation to the Rulers and Religious Leaders

1.  The Journey to Constantinople                          

2    Adrianople                                                        

3.  The Wicked Attempt                                                

4.  Proclamation to the Kings and Rulers                      

5.  The Revelation of Tablets and Holy Verses            

6.  The Most Great Prison                                           

7.  Narcissus for the Beloved                                           

This 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.

 

Blessed Beauty CD Four

1.      The Pride of Martyrs (Story of Badi)                                             

2.      The Purest Branch’s Martyrdom                

3.      The Most Holy Book                                             

4.      The Garden of Ridván                                            

5.      Three Stories                                                         

6.      The Sun of Bahá Has Set                           

7.      The Fate of the Opposers

This folder (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.

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.

Note: 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. http://www.bahaindia.org/bpt/main.html

 

"Baha'u'llah: His Life & Work"

The Baha'i International Community's 1992 booklet, has been recorded and made into a 2-hour audio book.  

Presented in 6 segments averaging 19 min. each, the files are in universal mp3 audio format. They can be played on computers, iPad, and iPod, or copied into mp3 music players, and/or burned onto blank CDs.

01 of 6 - Bahaullah & The New Revelation

02 of 6 - Exile & Declaration

03 of 6 - Changeless Faith & The Manifestation

04 of 6 - Civilization & The Day of God

05 of 6 - The Kings & The Holy Land

06 of 6 - Religion, World Peace & The New Covenant

Attribution of Artists

 

Mount Carmel Productions

A 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.

Click here

 

An audio narrative 
A gift of late member of 
The Universal House of Justice
Dr. David S. Ruhe
19 minute long File is mp3 
Click on the left to save

 

Other Downloadable Audios

 

For Audio of Baha'u'llah’s Life and Work Click here

 

 

To download Baha'i talks and presentations please click above.

 

Mp3 format of Bahá’í talks
By Two Hands of the Cause of God 
Mr. A. Q. Faizi and Dr. R. Muhajir
& 
By Mr. Paul Lample

Click here

 

Bahá’í Audio
Master Page

Click on the left

 

Bahá’í Audio Writings of Bahá’u’lláh. Click here  

 

Complete List and Downloads 
Of Windows to the Past Programs

For real audio format. Click here

For mp3 format of most of the series click here.

 

Bahá’í singing 
projectsA few mp3 Bahá’í songs   Click here

 

A few mp3 Arabic prayers and Hidden Words Click here

 

 

Children and pre-youth classes:

How to find and plan Neighborhood children or pre-youth class in an area of a big city

  1. 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.
  2. Organize our Bahá’í  youth to become children’s class teachers. schedule them for each class.
  3. Drive the youth in a systematic way to their classes and pick them up.
  4. Schedule possibly every Sunday at 11 to 12, for example.
  5. Community might want to help but do not know how, show them.
  6. Keep things simple and not elaborate; use book 3 and 3A for guide and class material and other materials already developed. Ruhi - Study Circle - Resources
  7. 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.

  1. 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.
  2. Misconception is that the teacher or class must be perfect.  However, to start, the simpler the better.
  3. 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 arrive.
  4. Misconception is that only Bahá’ís can be teachers.

Liabilities issues:

  1. Make sure at least two teachers, preferably male and female, are together with the students all the time.
  2. Make sure the place you chose is safe and not close to hazardous area or gang- infested area.
  3. 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

Few examples: 

Alice Mahomes of Detroit,

Neighborhood Children’s Classes In Monrovia, California

Austin Texas Neighborhood Children Classes

 Neighborhood Children Classes in a Receptive Neighborhood in San Diego

      

Children and Junior Youth performing at the South Carolina Summer School

Children and Junior Youth playing

Children and Junior Youth travel teaching for summer

 

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  Junior Youth Web Site

Bahá'í World News Service - Bahá'í International Community - Baha'i classes find wide appeal

 

Click on the left

 

Bahá’í children’s class ideas click above 

 

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.

To save,  'Right-Click’, then choose the ' Save Target As ' 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 system.

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 http://applian.com/flvplayer/download_flv_player.php 

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: http://www.techsmith.com/download/codecs.asp

Download the TSCC Codec, and install it on your computer. It should be free.

 

 

Video of Hand of the Cause of God
 Abu'l-Qásim Faizi,  in English,
on the “Education of Children”.
15 minutes part 1  
 Click here or on the picture

 

 

Video of Hand of the Cause of God
 Abu'l-Qásim Faizi, in English,
on the “Education of Children”.
14 minutes part 2 
Click here or on the picture

 

PowerPoint Presentation on the spiritual education of junior youth, prepared by the Magdalene Carney Training Institute.

 

     Power point presentation of “We are like pencils” with music 

 

  Power point presentation of “A LESSON FROM GEESE” with music

 

Children Are Our Future

 

 Spiritual education of Children is obligatory... Spiritual education of Children is obligatory.   Comedy!! click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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