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The Islands of the North Sea

A Compilation of extracts
from the Bahá’í Writings

Compiled with the assistance of the
Research Department of the Universal House of Justice(1)

DEDICATION

This compilation is dedicated to the late Roddy Grant – whose love of the islands inspired it – and to all the followers of Bahá'u'lláh resident on the offshore islands of the United Kingdom.


 


I am the Lord: that is My Name: and My glory will I not give to another, neither My praise to graven images. Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.

Sing unto the LORD a new song, and His praise from the end of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that there is therein; the isles and the inhabitants thereof. Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar doth inhabit: let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains. Let them give glory unto the LORD, and declare His praise in the islands.
Isaiah 42:8-12.

 

  1. Extract from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh
  2. Extract from the Writings of 'Abdu'l-Bahá
  3. Extracts from messages written by and on behalf of Shoghi Effendi
  4. Extracts from Letters written by and on behalf of the Universal House of Justice
  5. Other sources

Books cited in this Compilation
'Abdu'l-Bahá, Tablets of the Divine Plan (Wilmette: Bahá'í Publishing Trust, 1993)
Shoghi Effendi: Messages to the Bahá'í World, 1950-1957 (Wilmette: Bahá'í Publishing Trust, 1971)
_____ Unfolding Destiny: The Messages from the Guardian of the Bahá'í Faith to the Bahá'í Community of the British Isles (London: Bahá'í Publishing Trust, 1981)
_____ World Order of Bahá'u'lláh, (Wilmette: Bahá'í Publishing Trust, 1974)
Universal House of Justice, Wellspring of Guidance, Messages 1963-1968 (Wilmette: Bahá'í Publishing Trust, 1976)
The Bible (King James version, 1812)
End Note
  1. This compilation is dedicated to the late Roddy Grant, whose love of the islands inspired it (and who compiled many of the items) and to all the followers of Bahá'u'lláh resident on the offshore islands of the United Kingdom. I would also like to thank the Research Department of the Bahá'í World Centre for their kind assistance and Dr John Parris for supplying me with the text of the letter to the Scottish Teaching Committee (1988) – CM. [BACK]

Copyright © 1996
Second Edition, May 1997
C. J. Manvell, 25, Breacais Iosal, An t-Eilein Sgitheanach iv42 8qa
(25, Lower Breakish, Isle of Skye, Scotland)
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E-mail: chris@manvell.org.uk