A lighthearted and fun way to increase our knowledge about Baha’i topics. The answer to each question is in a write-up available at one of 'bahaideepen' sites. Clicking on the 'Answer' link will take you to the desire article.

March 31, 2016

Stages of Baha’i Administrative Order

The monument of the resting place of the Greatest Holy Leaf symbolically represents stages in the Administrative Order of the Faith. What are these stages?  --> Answer

March 21, 2016

March 11, 2016

Education

Broadly speaking, how many types of education does a human being need to receive?  --> Answer

February 20, 2016

Famous Baha'i artist

She was taught by Mary Maxwell in Paris and went on pilgrimage to Haifa in 1908. She was allowed once again to visit 'Abdu'l-Baha while He was touring Europe in 1911. She reached the pinnacle of success and happiness when the Master granted her request to paint His portrait. --> Answer

February 10, 2016

Holy Spirit and the Most Great Spirit

In the Baha’i Writings one encounters the terms “Holy Spirit” and the “Most Great Spirit”. Any thoughts on their respective significance and how they relate to previous Dispensations? --> Answer

January 29, 2016

Shoghi Effendi

When did the Guardian end his self-imposed retirement period due to the sudden death of his beloved Grandfather, ‘Abdu’l-Baha? --> Answer

January 17, 2016

Story Book

This story book about the lives of Baha’u’llah and the Báb also contains certain historical events that took place outside the Faith during particular periods associated with their Ministeris. Can you guess the name of this book? --> Answer

January 2, 2016

Patience

To what degree do we have to be patient with other people’s spiritual growth and development? --> Answer

December 20, 2015

A Baha'i

What does a Baha’i need to do in order to show the following virtues in his/her character and work: “a joy, a power, a love, a purity, a radiance, an efficiency”?  -->Answer

November 15, 2015

A "magnificent gift" from the Guardian

The Guardian in 1935 presented the Western Bahá'ís with a magnificent gift which he described it as "consisting of a selection of the most characteristic and hitherto unpublished passages from the outstanding works of the Author of the Bahá'í Revelation." What was that gift?  -->Answer

October 11, 2015

The Guardian

What were the factors that compelled the Guardian to temporarily leave the affairs of the Cause to “the supervision of the Holy Family and the headship of the Greatest Holy Leaf”?  -->Answer

September 13, 2015

“the hosts of Divine Revelation"

In the Suriy-i-Haykal, or the Surih of the Temple, Paragraph 1.49, Baha’u’llah mentions that “the hosts of Divine Revelation (have) been sent down by the Lord of all names and attributes bearing the banners of His signs”. Do the Writings throw any light on who such “beings” are?  -->Answer

August 16, 2015

light & darkness

What do you understand when you read this statement in Baha’i scriptures that man’s condition is… “at the last degree of darkness, and at the beginning of light”?  -->Answer

July 5, 2015

Using science in religion

How can you explain scientifically this statement of Christ “The Father is in me”?  --> Answer

June 14, 2015

'Abdu'l-Baha

In the entire span of religious history has there ever been a person like ‘Abdu’l-Baha?  -->Answer

May 10, 2015

A “partial and imperfect understanding”

Is it true that currently, no Baha’i has more than a “partial and imperfect understanding” of the Baha’i Faith?  -->Answer   

April 19, 2015

A very significant document

This document is referred to by the beloved Guardian as the “Most Great Law of the Faith of Baha’u’llah”  -->Answer

March 15, 2015

Consultation

‘Abdu’l-Baha defines these as the “prime requisites for them that take counsel together..” Can you name a few?  --> Answer

February 22, 2015

The "ideal sage"

This believer is referred to as 'Abdu'l-Baha's “gift to America”, and described by ‘Abdu’l-Baha Himself as “the ideal sage”, and as “…perfect in all the grades in knowledge and virtue, in sincerity of intention, in beauty of character, in severance from aught else save God and attraction with the fragrances of God.”  -->Answer  

February 8, 2015

Interracial Marriage

Their union represents the first black-white marriage in the American Baha'i community.  -->Answer 

January 25, 2015

References to "Temple" in the Suriy-i-Haykal

In the Suriy-i-Haykal, or the Surih of the Temple, we discover some references to Baha’u’llah such as the “Temple of the Cause.”, and the “Living Temple”. There are five more such references in that Tablet where the word “Temple” is used. Can you name a couple of them?  -->Answer

January 11, 2015

Medical Research

Can a Baha’i make arrangements for his/her body upon death be used for medical research?  -->Answer

December 21, 2014

Humanity

These two entities are symbolically referred to as the two “wings” by which humanity can “fly”. Can you identify them?  -->Answer

December 14, 2014

Jesus

Knowing that Christ was born of Mary, how do you explain His statement in the Gospel that “I am come from heaven”?  -->Answer

November 30, 2014

The Mystery of God

The “unique title of "Sirru'llah" (the Mystery of God)” which Baha’u’llah conferred upon ‘Abdu’l-Baha can be understood in light of this explanation by the beloved Guardian.  -->Answer  

November 16, 2014

Rooms in the Shrine of the Bab

The exterior doors to the eight rooms surrounding the central room of the Shrine of the Bab were named by ‘Abdu’l-Baha and Shoghi Effendi after certain eminent believers -- three of whom were Hands of the Cause. Can you name them?  -->Answer

November 9, 2014

Manifestation of God and God

What symbolic representation can one use to show the relationship between the Manifestation of God and God?  -->Answer

October 26, 2014

A criteria by Baha'u'llah

Under what condition does Baha’u’llah allow a person to “adorn himself with the ornaments of the earth, to wear its apparels, or partake of the benefits it can bestow…”  -->Answer

October 12, 2014

Story of creation in Genesis

Referring to Genesis in the Old Testament and the story of creation, how does ‘Abdu’l-Baha refute a literal interpretation of the story of creation?  -->Answer