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Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh Revealed after the Kitáb-i-Aqdas
Epistle to the Son of the Wolf was revealed by Bahá’u’lláh about one year before His death, and though it is addressed to the son of an official, it can be found relevant to a contemporary reader as well. This is a Tablet containing Bahá’u’lláh's own writing anthology chosen to illustrate major themes of His revelation.
Gems of Divine Mysteries is a treatise written in reply to a question from Siyyid Yúsuf-i-Sidihí Isfahání who had asked how the promised Mihdí could have been "transformed" (meaning: the return of the Promised One in a different human guise) into the Báb. The work was revealed on the same day as the question had been received.
Gleanings is a selection from some of the chief writings of Bahá’u’lláh, the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith. Quite literally, these are gleanings intended to convey the spirit of Bahá’u’lláh's life and teachings, and to bring together a cross-section of all His writings.
Prayers and Meditations is an extensive selection of nearly 200 prayers and devotional passages by Bahá’u’lláh providing inspiration for teaching and deepening.
What is the "Lesser Peace" and how will it come about? In the Proclamation of Bahá’u’lláh, these excerpts from His Tablets to the kings and leaders of the world answer this question.
Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh Revealed After the Kitab-i-Aqdas contain sixteen of Bahá’u’lláh's most significant and well-loved Tablets. Abdu'l-Baha calls these Tablets a "remedy for a sick and suffering world" and a "healing balm" for humankind.
The Hidden Words is a collection of gem-like meditations that the essence of spiritual truth found in all religions. The work holds a position of unsurpassed preeminence among Baha'u'llah's ethical writings.
The Kitáb-i-Aqdas is Bahá’u’lláh's "Charter" of His "New World Order." This "Most Holy Book" sets forth laws of God for the Bahá’í Dispensation, and ordains necessary institutions through which the integrity and the unity of Bahá’u’lláh's Faith can be safeguarded.
The Book of Certitude contains the basic tenets of the Bahá’í Faith and "explains the attitude of the Bahá’í Faith towards the prophets of God and Their mission in the history of society."
The most mystic and poetic of Bahá’u’lláh's Writings, The Seven Valleys and The Four Valleys are two works in one volume that constitute in some ways the most absorbing and evocative books of His Revelation.
The Summons of the Lord of Hosts brings together for the first time the authorized translations into English of the full texts of Bahá’u’lláh's major Tablets to the kings and rulers of the world.
The Tabernacle of Unity consists of Bahá’u’lláh's Tablets from the early 'Akká period, to Mánikchí Ṣáḥib, a prominent Zoroastrian, and a companion Tablet addressed to Mírzá Abu'l-Fadl, the secretary to Mánikchí Ṣáḥib at that time. These, together with three shorter inspirational Tablets, offer a glimpse of Bahá'u'lláh’s relationship with the followers of Zoroastrianism.
Selections from the Writings of the Báb contains a number of the Báb's tablets and addresses, and various other writings, prayers, and meditations.
A Traveller's Narrative: Written to Illustrate the Episode of the Báb
A Traveler's Narrative is a simple, moving narrative that recounts the events in the lives of the Báb and His followers, and illustrates the character of the the Bahá'í revelation by quoting passages from Bahá'u'lláh's Writings.
Foundations of World Unity is compiled from addresses and tablets of 'Abdu'l-Bahá.
Memorials of the Faithful is a volume of short biographies of Bábí figures and heroes compiled by 'Abdu'l-Bahá.
Paris Talks is a collection of inspiring and uplifting talks documenting an extraordinary series of public addresses 'Abdu'l-Bahá gave on his historic trip to the West in the early twentieth century.
Selections from the Writings of 'Abdu'l-Baha
Selections from the Writings of 'Abdu'l-Bahá is a compilaton of correspondence and written works from one of the central figures of the Bahá'í Faith.
Some Answered Questions is a compilation of explanations by 'Abdu'l-Bahá of the tenets of the Bahá'í Faith and of the Bahá'í understanding of numerous Christian beliefs, Some Answered Questions reveals "the significance of divine revelation" and "the unity of all the Prophets of old."
Tablet to the Hague is a letter written by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá to the Central Organization for a Durable Peace, The Hague, December 17th, 1919.
Tablets of the Divine Plan is a compilation of 14 tablets from ‘Abdu’l-Bahá to Bahá'ís of U.S., Canada & Greenland. These Tablets summon the North American Bahá'ís "to diffuse the light, and erect the administrative fabric, of the Faith throughout...the globe." Ten prayers are included in the Tablets.
The Promulgation of Universal Peace is a compilation of 140 talks and extemporaneous discourses given by 'Abdu'l-Bahá during his 1912 visit to the United States and Canada. They are a priceless resource for studying the language and the personal example of 'Abdu'l-Bahá.
The Secret of Divine Civilization is a treatise describing the true nature of civilization and providing a blueprint for "the future reorganization of the world." The Secret of Divine Civilization is ‘Abdu’l-Bahá's "outstanding contribution" to the social and spiritual progress of nations and individuals.
The Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá is written in three sections, each of which were written separately and under differing circumstances. This document constitutes one of the central and defining pieces of Bahá'í primary source literature, and is considered to be intimately connected to Bahá'u'lláh's ('Abdu'l-Bahá's father) Most Holy Book.
‘Abdu’l-Bahá in London is a collection of His talks compiled through the efforts of Lady Blomfield. No original transcripts exist for these talks and as such are more along the lines of pilgrim's notes. Shoghi Effendi said: "Regarding ' 'Abdu'l-Bahá in London': Nothing can be considered scripture for which we do not have an original text. A verbatim record in Persian of His talks would of course be more reliable than one in English, because He was not always accurately interpreted. However such a book is of value, and certainly has its place in our Literature."
Bahá'i Administration is a compilation of messages from Shoghi Effendi to the American Bahá'i community defines the essential principles on which the local and national institutions of the Bahá'i Faith are based.
Call to the Nations contains extracts from the writings of Shoghi Effendi which offer light and guidance to all mankind in this dark period of our history.
Citadel of Faith is a collection of letters and cables from Shoghi Effendi which provide a unique perspective on events and concerns of the American and the worldwide Bahá'i communities between 1947 and 1957.
Dawn of a New Day is a compilation of messages from Shoghi Effendi, the Guardian of the Bahá'i Faith, to the Bahá'is of India.
Directives from the Guardian is a collection of letters from Shoghi Effendi covering a range of important issues to the Bahá'i community.
God Passes By is Shoghi Effendi's definitive survey of the "outstanding events" of the Bahá'i Revelation's first century (1844-1944).
Messages to the Bahá'i World: 1950-1957 is a compilation of major communications Shoghi Effendi addressed to the Bahá'is of the world.
The Advent of Divine Justice is an extended letter from Shoghi Effendi to the American Bahá'i Community, outlining its challenges and opportunities. The directives in this letter have never been more applicable than they are in today's society.
The Promised Day is Come contains Shoghi Effendi's letter explaining the reasons for the world's present moral and social chaos and providing assurance that God has not abandoned humanity. The work recounts Bahá'u'lláh's proclamation of His mission to the rulers of His time.
The World Order of Bahá'u'lláh is a collection of letters by Shoghi Effendi that unfold a clear vision of the relation between the Bahá'i community and the entire process of social evolution under the Dispensation of Bahá'u'lláh.
The Constitution of The Universal House of Justice declares the trust and by-laws of the supreme governing and legislative body of the Bahá'i Faith, this is the Constitution of The Universal House of Justice. Every informed Bahá'i should study this important document in order to better understand the "Most Great Law of Faith of Bahá'u'lláh."
The Five Year Plan 2011-2016: Messages of the Universal House of Justice provides ready access to the major messages of the Five Year Plan 2011-2016. This edition has combined in chronological order the documents introducing the new Plan.
Century of Light is a remarkable review of the 20th Century events in light of Bahá'i teachings. It was commissioned and directed by The Universal House of Justice and is an invaluable tool for understanding the current events of today and the role the Bahá'is of the world must play.
One Common Faith, commissioned by and prepared under the supervision of The Universal House of Justice, reviews passages from the writings of Bahá'u'lláh and the scriptures of other faiths against the backdrop of the "accelerating breakdown in social order."
The Prosperity of Humankind discusses how global peace, the spiritual and material well-being of all the planet's inhabitants, is to be realized and outlines the fundamental concepts on which such a worldwide development strategy must be based.