Tablet to The Hague


Tablet to The Hague

The Tablet to The Hague is a letter which `Abdu'l-Bahá wrote to the Central Organisation for Durable Peace in The Hague, The Netherlands on 17 December 1919.

It was delivered in person by Ahmad Yazdání and Hand of the Cause Ibn-i-Asdaq in 1920. [Balyuzi, Eminent, p. 176.]

In the tablet, `Abdu'l-Bahá gives an overview of Bahá'í principles, which include the following:
* Declaration of universal peace.
* Independent investigation of reality.
* Oneness of humanity.
* Religion must be the cause of fellowship and love.
* Religion must be in conformity with science and reason.
* Abandonment of religious, racial, political, economic and patriotic prejudices.
* One universal language.
* Equality of women and men.
* Voluntary sharing one's property.
* Man's freedom from the captivity of the world of nature.
* Religion is the ideal safeguard.
* Material civilization should be combined with Divine civilization.
* Promotion of education.
* Justice and right.

He declares that the League of Nations is "incapable of establishing universal peace", and calls for the establishment of a Supreme Tribunal, representing all countries:

Notes

References

*cite book
author = `Abdu'l-Bahá
authorlink = `Abdu'l-Bahá
origyear = 1919
year = 1999
title = The Question of Universal Peace - The Tablet to The Hague by `Abdu'l-Bahá
publisher = Stichting Bahá'í Literatuur
location = Den Haag, The Netherlands
id = ISBN 9070765438
url = http://bahai-library.com/index.php5?file=abdulbaha_lawh_hague_bwc

*cite book
last = Balyuzi
first = H.M.
authorlink = Hasan M. Balyuzi
year = 2001
title = `Abdu'l-Bahá: The Centre of the Covenant of Bahá'u'lláh
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 0853980438

*cite book
last = Balyuzi
first = H.M.
authorlink = Hasan M. Balyuzi
year = 1985
title = Eminent Bahá'ís in the time of Bahá'u'lláh
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 0853981523


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