Hello and welcome to the Baha’i Blogcast with me your host, Rainn Wilson.
In this series of podcasts I interview members of the Baha’i Faith and friends from all over the world about their hearts, and minds, and souls, their spiritual journeys, what they’re interested in, and what makes them tick.
In this episode I’m in Chelsea, England with Moojan Momen – medical doctor by day, academic by night! Moojan has authored dozens of books and papers on a variety of topics ranging from things like The Baha’i Faith and Hinduism, to The God of Baha’u’llah. Moojan tells me what led him to research and writing, and he also shares his thoughts on what makes the Baha’i Faith unique. We discuss the emphasis Baha’u’llah places on consultation, and we also look at how certain social structures can change if we want them to, and the importance of that change coming from the grassroots. I hope you enjoy our conversation as much as I did!
To find out more about Moojan Momen and some of the things we covered in this podcast, check out the following links:
– Baha’u’llah: A Short Biography
– Selections from the Writings of E. G. Browne on the Babi and Baha’i Religions
– Understanding Religion: A Thematic Approach
– An Introduction to Shi’i Islam
– Islam and the Baha’i Faith
– Hinduism and the Baha’i Faith
– Buddhism and the Baha’i Faith
“We, verily, have made music as a ladder for your souls, a means whereby they may he lifted up unto the realm on high…”
“It followeth, therefore, that rendering assistance unto God, in this day, doth not and shall never consist in contending or disputing with any soul; nay rather, what is preferable in the sight of God is that the cities of men’s hearts, which are ruled by the hosts of self and passion, should be subdued by the sword of utterance, of wisdom and of understanding.”
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