Baha’i Education

 THE EDUCATION OF CHILDREN

A Speech Delivered By:

HAND OF THE CAUSE OF GOD OF THE BAHA’I FAITH

MR. A.Q. FAIZI

A Q Faizi and Gloria Faizi 1980

A Q Faizi (right) and Gloria Faizi 1980

“O God, guide me, protect me, illumine the lamp of my heart
and make me a brilliant star.
Thou art the Mighty and Powerful.”


A prayer for children by

‘Abdu’l-Bahá

CONTENTS

Chapter 1 : THE SOURCE OF THESE TEACHINGS
Source of Reference
The Source of God

Chapter 2 :THE DEFINITION OF CHILDREN
Children are Treasure Houses of God
Present System is faulty
Know, explore, discover
Each child has a mission
False conceptions

Chapter 3 : Section A : HEREDITY
Unchangeable
Consider life as one unit
What we suffer now cannot be effaced immediately

Section B : ENVIRONMENT
Environment has a gravity
Don’t be deceived by these movements
Stress should be given to Education in the home
We must prepare our children

Chapter 4 : THE PROOMISES OF ABDU’L-BAHA

Chapter 5 : EDUCATION, HOME AND SCHOOL
Education vs. Instruction
Education is preferred to learning
Learning and Divine Education should go hand in hand

Chapter 6 : THE OBLIGATION OF PARENTS
Parents are responsible to God
Consequences of improper Education

PART 7 : WHAT TO BEGIN WITH
Conception
Spiritual Significance of Breast Feeding
Hearts of children must be saturated with the love of parents
Keep them with you for five years at home
Manners, Kindness, Politeness
Reading and Writing
Every Child has a capacity
Divine education and laws
Teach them to finish what they start
Professions
Talents
Home life

Chapter 8 : METHODS OF TEACHING
Never use Force
Living the life
Let them feel the love of God
Tell stories, discuss writings
Say prayer loud in the home
Husband & wife must support one another
Abdu’l-Baha’s way of education
Stories of how Baha’u’llah and Abdu’l-Baha educated children

Chapter 9 : FORBIDDEN ACTIONS

Chapter 10 :STORIES OF HOW BAHA’U'LLAH AND ABDU’L-BAHA EDUCATED THE CHILDREN

This valuable text was produced from editable scanned copies formally type-written on pieces of paper on the transcription of the talks given by Hand of the Cause of God Mr A. Q. Faizi, and was given to the compiler by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Malaysia for the purpose of translating into Chinese in the year 1993. The Chinese translation of the text was available for FREE, simply CLICK HERE

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