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7: Unit 3:7 Storytelling

Section 7

Theme: storytelling

“Utilize, as extensively as you possibly can, the wealth of material which Nabil’s sitrring and precious narrative contains, and let it be your chief instrument wherewith you can feed the flame of enthusiasm that glows in every Baha’i heart and upon which the success of your magnificent, your incessant efforts must ultimately depend.”

(Postscript in the handwriting of Shoghi Effendi appended to an unpublished letter dated 17 November 1932 written on his behalf to an individual believer.)

“Nabil’s narrative is not merely a narrative; it is a book of meditation.  It does not only teach.  It actually inspires and incites to action.  It quickens and stimulates our dormant energies and makes us soar on a higher plane.  It is thus of an invaluable help to the historian as well as to every teacher and expounder of the Cause.”(From an unpublished letter dated 8 June 1933 written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi to an individual believer.)


pp. 445-458

Nabil. [tran. Shoghi Effendi. 1932]. The Dawn-Breakers: Nabíl’s Narrative of the Early Days of the Bahá’í Revelation.US Bahá’í Publishing Trust. pp. 676.

See also a timeline of historical events related to the The Dawn-Breakers.

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