Rumi was a 13th century Persian poet/philosopher who had come to the realization of the oneness of the essence of all faiths and revealed thousands of beautiful passages/poems on this simple (or complicated?) subject. We will read and discuss some of them.
Baha’u’llah was the Prophet/Founder of the Baha’i Faith (1852-92) Who spent the entire forty-year period of His Revelation in exile or prisons of the Persian and Ottoman Empires, and all those powerful Empires wanted from Him was to stop teaching/preaching what He was saying…. And in the course of His exile and incarceration He wrote volumes on the promise (and possibility/eventuality) of world peace and human brotherhood. In this course, we will focus on some selected prayers of His on subjects such as Assistance, Forgiveness, Guidance, Healing, Humanity, Love for God, Praise & Thanksgiving, Protection, Spiritual Qualities, Strength, Wisdom, etc.
Roger (iraj) K. Doost is a professor emeritus from Clemson University. He has an undergraduate and master’s degree in accounting plus another master’s degree in industrial management and a doctorate in Public Administration from the University of Georgia. He has travelled all across the globe and taught and facilitated many courses and seminars dealing with peace and harmony across the globe – particularly from the Baha’i perspective – praying that God would expedite His promise of “Peace on earth”.