Badi Shams

Badi is a mystic at heart. He holds degrees in economics and has published two books, “Economics of the Future” and recently “Economics of the Future Begins Today“. He is retired from working in the education system and lives on Vancouver Island, Canada.

Being a gardener and proud owner of fruit trees, an avid traveller and a lover of the mystical writings of Rumi, Kahlil Gibran and Hafiz, these passions have animated his written work. His next book, “Mystic Economist“, is nearing completion and should be available soon.

Economics from a Spiritual Perspective

Economics and spirituality may seem like an unlikely combination, but the need for values-based systems is greater now than ever before. “Economics is made for humanity and has to reflect the ethical, moral and spiritual aspects of humanity”, says Badi Shams.

LAHS Talk Show with Mr. Badi Shams

Badi Shams was interviewed in February 2020 by the Little Angels High School Talk Show. Little Angels High School is a CBSE Affiliated & ISO Certified school situated in Gwalior Madhya Pradesh . It is a co-ed school with over 5,000 students.

Envisioning a Society without Poverty & Extravagance: Curing the Malaise with Moral Principles

The challenge of global poverty in our unequal world is far graver than what is reflected in the government and other statistical data. Billions of people live in extremely miserable conditions. People live in deep poverty in every country of the world. On the other hand, a miniscule percentage of people possess the wealth of trillions of dollars and pursue a lifestyle of ultra-luxury and extravagance. The richest 1% holds more than 43% of the world's wealth.

A Baha'i Perspective Radio Show & Podcast

A Baháí Perspective is a podcast of biographical interviews of people who have either chosen the Baháí Faith as a way of life or who have a relationship with the Baháí Faith. You can listen to the radio broadcast on Saturdays at 10 AM on WXOJ-LPNorthampton MA, 103.3 FM.

Badi Shams was interviewed by the Baha’i Perspective Radio Show on May 26, 2017. Listen to whole recording of the Podcast for more details.

Peace Explorer Show 19

Today on Peace Explorer, Dr. Gail and guest, Badi Shams, share practical actions that you can take to help create spiritually-inspired economic and educational systems that bring well-being and prosperity to all.


Badi Shams was interviewed by BBM Global Network on their Talk Radio Show Peace Explorer on April 13, 2018. Listen to whole recording of the Podcast for more details.

EBBF: ethical businesses building the future, podcast interview

#discoveringhow is ebbf’s podcast series where you will listen to the personal experiences and insights from ebbf members, people from around the world living their strong sense of mission in their workplace. In each episode, we offer you stepping stones, fresh ideas, personal learnings of people who believe that ethical business can and should build the episode.

Today’s economic reality works for a few but not for most people. The increase in wealth disparity around the world and the increasing inability of many people to meet their daily needs is convulsing society on both the local and global levels. 

In this interview, Badi Shams provides an excellent overview of the current economic situation facing the world, then proposes simple yet profound actions individuals and groups can take right now to work towards changing their own economic reality, and that of others.

Badi Shams combines his love of economics and his ardor for the Baha’i Teachings in his book Economics of the Future Begins Today. This book explores some possible ideas for how we can implement Baha’i principles in our daily economic dealings. We received a little teaser in his article Practical Economic Suggestions for Everyday Use and my interest was piqued. Badi lovingly agreed to tell us more about his book.

Books by the Author

You can purchase the books from the websites below:

Baha’i Distribution Service, United States

Baha’i Publishing Trust, India

Baha’i Books UK, United Kingdom

Editorial Baha’i, Spain

  Bahá’í Verlag, Germany