Association for Bahá’í Studies Conference

The Rashh-i-Ama in living color

The Rashh-i-Ama is believed by many scholars to be the first work Bahá’u’lláh revealed after His visit from the Maid of Heaven. An official translation of this short but complex work was released in 2018, yet few Bahá’ís in the West have plunged into its marvelous depths. Come with me and explore this unusual poetic work that contains the entirety of Bahá’u’lláh's revelation in 20 short couplets! In examining the work, we will take an approach specifically aimed at those who do not speak Persian or Arabic and do not have advanced degrees in religious symbology!

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