June 18, 2023 will mark 40 years since 10 Baha’i women were hanged in Shiraz. Their only ‘crime’ was their refusal to renounce their beliefs in a faith that promotes the principles of gender equality, unity, justice, and truthfulness. This collection highlights Baha’i Blog content relating to the ongoing persecution of Baha’is in Iran.
Throughout history, God has sent us a series of divine Educators. They include (among others) Krishna, Moses, Zoroaster, Buddha, Jesus Christ, Muhammad, the Bab, and Baha’u’llah. Baha’u’llah explained that the religions of the world come from the same Source and are in essence successive chapters of one religion.
16 Books About the Baha’i Faith and the Religions of the World
Baha’i Blog published an interesting article entitled “14 Books About the Baha’i Faith and Christianity”. Living as I am in a multi-religious neighborhood with a church, a mosque and a Hindu temple within a block, I felt it appropriate to do a similar article for some of the other religions of the world. Forgive me if it is not quite as thorough as I’d like: the number of choices are limited. I have not read all of them but have reason to believe they are all worth reading and they all relate the teachings and prophecies of various religions with the Baha’i Faith.
This book is by Jamshed Fozdar. It discusses Buddhist prophecies and includes some Hindu prophecies also. It is an impressive tome but may only be available from India. It is 591 pages and is published by Baha’i Publishing Trust of India.
This book, by JoAnn Borovicka, presents Baha’i teachings on the nature of the Bible in general. It then explores Baha’i guidance on a variety of subjects as they arise from the first book of the Old Testament through the last book of the New Testament.
This work is by Lameh Fananapazir. It takes a different approach and looks at the difficulties facing Islam today and the solutions offered by the teachings of the Baha’i Faith. It is 688 pages and is published by George Ronald with both printed and ebook versions available.
This work by John S. Hatcher offers “an examination of religious history” which “looks at the lives and stations of the Prophets of the past – Buddha, Krishna, Zoroaster, Moses, Jesus Christ, Muhammad, the Bab, and Baha’u’llah – and asks: Who exactly were these exalted beings?” It is 333 pages and is published by the US Baha’i Publishing Trust with both printed and ebook versions.
This book is by Nabil I. Hanna. According to its blurb, “this book examines the promises made in both the Bible and the Koran concerning the coming of the Promised One, and sheds light on the principal objections that prevent Christians and Muslims from accepting the Baha’i Faith.” It is 357 pages, published by US Baha’i Publishing Trust with both printed and ebook versions.
Written by Eileen Maddocks, this book examines the Adventist expectations among Christians and Muslims around 1844 and the fulfillment of prophecy by the Baha’i Eileen’s grandfather was a Millerite and she gives details of the history of the movement.
Also by Eileen Maddocks, volume 1 of The Coming of the Glory explores the prophecies found in the earlier Hebrew scriptures. Volume 2 covers the pre-exilic prophets and volume 3 the post-exilic prophets, all within the context of ancient Israelite history.
Written on April 2002, this letter is an invitation to the world’s religious communities to reexamine the issues lying at the heart of interfaith activity: “It is to this historic challenge that we believe leaders of religion must respond if religious leadership is to have meaning in the global society emerging from the transformative experiences of the twentieth century.”
This is a text prepared under the supervision of the Universal House of Justice. Prepared in 2005, this document reviews relevant passages from both the writings of Baha’u’llah and the scriptures of other faiths against the background of the contemporary religious crisis. You can read or download the text here from the Baha’i Reference Library: One Common Faith or purchase a copy from Bahaibooks.com.au in Australia. Iko Congo also wrote a short Baha’i Blog about the text, which you can read here: An Introduction to ‘One Common Faith’ and there’s also an audio reading of the text which you can listen to here: One Common Faith [Audio Reading]
Carolyn Sparey Fox is the author of this book set in the 19th century, when many were filled with excitement and expectation that the prophecies in the Bible and the Quran would be fulfilled. Carolyn’s book charts the stories of three men who never met, William Miller, Joseph Wolff and Mulla Husayn, who were all dedicated and devoted to their quest of finding the Promised One. Only one of them found what he was looking for.
Andrew Mancey lives in Guyana (South America). He has a science background and worked in education and development for many years, teaching physics and IT in school and at university. He is now retired. He is married with five children. He has recently published a few short publications on Kindle. A blog can be found at https://ninewonderings.blogspot.com/.
May I recommend this book to add to your list: /Users/jeremyfox/Desktop/L:Christians,cover.jpeg
Published by the Baha’i Publishing Trust of Mauritius, but also available on Kindle (Amazon) with a slightly different title “Reflections on Baha’u’llah’s Letter to the Christians.
It is also available in French, German and Italian.
I know the British Baha’i bookstore stocks it, but am not sure about Australia?
Jeremy Fox (February 2, 2022 at 11:43 AM)
Thank you Jeremy.
Andrew Mancey (March 3, 2022 at 1:26 AM)