Bahá'í literature


Bahá'í literature

Bahá'í literature, like much religious text, covers a variety of topics and forms, including scripture and inspiration, interpretation, history and biography, introduction and study materials, and apologia. Sometimes considerable overlap can be observed in a particular text.

Much of the early works of the religion were in the form of letters to individuals or communities. These are termed tablets and have been collected into various folios by Bahá'ís over time. Today, the Universal House of Justice still uses letters as a primary method of communication.

Literary forms

Generally speaking, the literary form of a particular book can generally be observed by noting the author and/or title.

cripture, inspiration and interpretation

Bahá'ís believe that the founders of the religion, The Báb and Bahá'u'lláh, received revelation directly from God. As such their works are considered divinely inspired. These works are often referred to as "revealed text" or revelation.

`Abdu'l-Bahá was appointed by Bahá'u'lláh to be his successor and authorized him to interpret the religion's "revealed text." The works of `Abdu'l-Bahá are therefore considered authoritative directives and interpretation, as well as part of Bahá'í scripture. He, along with The Báb and Bahá'u'lláh, is considered one of the "Central Figures" of the religion.

Likewise Shoghi Effendi's interpretations and directives are considered authoritative, but are not considered to expand upon the "revealed text" or to be scripture.

In the Bahá'í view, the Universal House of Justice does not have the position to interpret the founders' works authoritatively, nor those of `Abdu'l-Bahá or Shoghi Effendi. However, it is charged with addressing any question not addressed in those works. As such its directives are considered authoritative, as long as they are in force (the Universal House of Justice may alter or revoke its own earlier decisions as needed), and are often collected into compilations or folios.

A special category of works consist of the prayers of the Central Figures. These were often included in original letters and have been collected into various prayer books. Bahá'u'lláh's "Prayers and Meditations" is a significant volume. As Bahá'ís are to pray, meditate, and study sacred scripture daily, these books are common.

History and biography

Shoghi Effendi's only book, "God Passes By", is a central text covering the history of the faith from 1844 to 1944. Nabil-Zarandi's "Dawn Breakers" covers the Bábí period extensively through to Bahá'u'lláh's banishment from Persia in 1853.

Ruhiyyih Rabbani's "Ministry of the Custodians" details the interregnum between Shoghi Effendi's death in 1957 and the election of the Universal House of Justice in 1963.

Other authors have revisited the early periods of the religion in the Middle East or addressed historical periods in other places. Some of these contain significant amounts of biographical data and can be considered as such. Notably, Baluzi's and Taherzadeh's works have focused on the history and biographies of the central figures of the religion and their significant contemporaries.

Introduction and study materials

One of the earliest introductory texts available in English is Esslemont's "Bahá'u'lláh and the New Era". This book, originally published in 1923, has undergone several revisions over time to update, correct, and clarify its contents. [cite paper | author = The Universal House of Justice | authorlink = Universal House of Justice | title = Prophecy of Daniel; Modifications of Baha'u'llah and the New Era | date = 1996-06-02 | url = http://bahai-library.com/?file=uhj_prophecy_daniel_esslemont]

Several other introductory texts are available. Hatcher & Martin's "The Bahá'í Faith: The Emerging Global Religion", Momen's "A Short Introduction to the Bahá'í Faith", and Smith's "The Bahá'í Religion" are some examples.

Of considerable importance to the Bahá'í community world-wide is the Ruhi series of study materials inspired, and largely produced, by the Bahá'í community of Colombia. These books form the core texts used in "Study Circles" and "Training Institutes" by Bahá'í communities around the world. [cite web | last = Bahá'í International Community | title = "Collaborative Study for Individual and Social Transformation" | url = http://www.bahai.org/features/institutes | authorlink = Bahá'í International Community | accessdate = 2006-12-04 ]

Apologia

A few of Bahá'u'lláh's works may classify as apologia. In addition to being significant doctrinal works, his "Kitáb-i-Íqán (Book of Certitude)" and "Epistle to the Son of the Wolf" address both Islamic and Bahá'í audiences.

During Bahá'u'lláh's lifetime, both Nabíl-i-Akbar and Mírzá Abu'l-Fadl Gulpáygání were noteworthy Islamic scholars who accepted the religion. Nabíl-i-Akbar was well versed in, and wrote on Islamic issues. Mírzá Abu'l-Fadl wrote extensively on both Christian and Islamic apologia, most notably in his book "The Brilliant Proof". [cite book |last = Smith |first = P. |year = 1999 |title = A Concise Encyclopedia of the Bahá'í Faith |pages = p. 40, & p. 133 ]

While Townshend's "Christ and Bahá'u'lláh" may also be regarded as an apologetic response to Christian concerns, Udo Schaefer, et al.'s "Making the Crooked Straight" is a decidedly apologetic response to Ficicchia's polemical "Der Bahá'ísmus - Religion der Zukunft?" ("Bahá'ísm – Religion of the future?"), a book which was published and promoted by the "Evangelische Zentralstrelle für Weltanschauungsfragen" (Central Office of the Protestant Church for Questions of Ideology) in the 1980s. [ cite journal | author = Fazel, S. | title = Making the Crooked Straight, by Udo Schaefer, Nicola Towfigh, and Ulrich Gollmer: Review | journal = Interreligious Insight | volume = 2 | issue = 1 | pages = 96 | year = 2004 | url = http://bahai-library.com/?file=fazel_schaefer_crooked_straight ] [ cite journal | author = Cannuyer, C. | title = Making the Crooked Straight, by Udo Schaefer, Nicola Towfigh, and Ulrich Gollmer: Review | journal = Baha'i Studies Review | volume = 8 | issue = 1 | year = 1998 | url = http://bahai-library.com/?file=cannuyer_schaefer_desinformation ] This organization has since revoked its affiliation with Ficicchia and now recognizes the Bahá'í Faith as an important partner in inter-religious dialogue.

Language

Most Bahá'í literature, including all the writings of Bahá'u'lláh, was originally written in either Persian or Arabic. English translations use the characteristic Bahá'í orthography developed by Shoghi Effendi to render the original names. His service was not just that of a translator, as he was also the designated and authoritative interpreter of the writings, [cite book |author = `Abdu'l-Bahá |authorlink = `Abdu'l-Bahá |origyear = 1901-08 |year = 1992 |title = The Will And Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá |pages = p. 11 |url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/ab/WT/wt-1.html#pg11 & cite book |first = Shoghi |last = Effendi |authorlink = Shoghi Effendi |year = 1938 |title = The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh |pages = pp. 148-149 |url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/se/WOB/wob-40.html#pg148 ] and his translations are used as a standard for current translations of the Bahá'í writings. [cite book |author = Bahá'u'lláh |authorlink = Bahá'u'lláh |year = 2002 |title = The Summons of the Lord of Hosts |url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/b/SLH/slh-14.html ]

Authenticity and authority

The question of the authenticity of given texts is of great concern to Bahá'ís. As noted, they attach considerable importance to the writings of whom they consider to be authoritative figures. [cite book |last = Smith |first = P. |year = 1999 |title = A Concise Encyclopedia of the Bahá'í Faith |pages = pp. 100-101, & p. 307 ] The primary duty of the Research Department of the Universal House of Justice and the International Bahá'í Library is the collection, cataloguing, authentication, and translation of these texts. [ cite web | author = The Universal House of Justice | authorlink = Universal House of Justice | title = "Questions about Aspects of the Bahá'í Teachings" | date = 1997-08-06 | url = http://bahai-library.com/file.php5?file=uhj_aspects_teaching.html&language=All | accessdate = 2006-12-22 ]

By way of comparison, "pilgrims' notes" are items, or sayings, attributed to the central figures but have not been authenticated. While these may be inspirational, these are not considered authoritative. [ cite web | author = The Universal House of Justice | authorlink = Universal House of Justice | title = "Utterances and Tablets of `Abdu'l-Bahá Quoted in Compilations and Letters of the Universal House of Justice" | date = 2003-07-14 | url = http://bahai-library.com/file.php5?file=uhj_authentic_quotations_pilgrims&language=All | accessdate = 2006-12-22 ] Some of `Abdu'l-Bahá's collected talks (e.g. "`Abdu'l-Bahá in London", "Paris Talks", and "The Promulgation of Universal Peace".) may fall into this category, but are awaiting further authentication. [ cite web | author = The Universal House of Justice | authorlink = Universal House of Justice | title = "Authenticity of Some Bahá'í Texts" | date = 1996-10-22 | url = http://bahai-library.com/file.php5?file=uhj_authenticity_some_texts&language=All | accessdate = 2006-12-22 ] The "Star of the West", published in the United States from 1910 to 1924, contains many pilgrim's notes and unauthenticated letters of `Abdu'l-Bahá's.

There is no Bahá'í corollary to Islamic "Hadith"; in fact, Bahá'ís do not consider "Hadith" authoritative. [cite book |last = Smith |first = P. |year = 1999 |title = A Concise Encyclopedia of the Bahá'í Faith |pages = p. 307 ]

The Bahá'í community seeks to expand the body of authenticated and translated texts. The 1992 publication of the English translation of Bahá'u'lláh "The Kitáb-i-Aqdas", and the more recent "Gems of Divine Mysteries" (2002), "The Summons of the Lord of Hosts" (2002), and "The Tabernacle of Unity" (2006) are significant additions to the body of work available.

At the same time there is concerted effort to re-translate, edit, and even redact works that are not authenticated. For example, "`Abdu'l-Bahá on Divine Philosophy", published in 1916, was not reprinted at the direction of Shoghi Effendi. [ cite web | title = Opening notes to the online edition of "`Abdu'l-Bahá on Divine Philosophy" | url = http://www.bahai-library.com/books/div.phil/ | accessdate = 2006-12-22 ] Also, early editions of Esslemont's "Bahá'u'lláh and the New Era" contained several passages that could not be authenticated, or were incorrect. These have been reviewed and updated in subsequent editions. [cite book |first = Shoghi |last = Effendi |authorlink = Shoghi Effendi |year = 1973 |title = Directives from the Guardian |pages = p. 18 |url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/se/DG/dg-49.html ] This practice has been criticized by observers, [cite book |first = Francis |last = Beckwith |year = 1985 |title = Bahá'í |pages = pp. 37-38 ] but is considered an integral part of maintaining the integrity of the texts. [ cite web | author = The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States | title = "Dates in "Baha'u'llah and the New Era": A response to Francis Beckwith" | date = 1992-09-24 | url = http://bahai-library.com/index.php5?file=nsa_beckwith_esslemont | accessdate = 2006-12-22 ] [ cite web | author = The Universal House of Justice | authorlink = Universal House of Justice | title = "Beckwith's allegations" | date = 1995-06-25 | url = http://bahai-library.com/uhj/beckwith.html | accessdate = 2006-12-22 ] [ cite web | author = The Universal House of Justice | authorlink = Universal House of Justice | title = "Access to materials at the Bahá'í World Centre" | date = 1999-05-04 | url = http://bahai-library.com/uhj/access.sources.html | accessdate = 2006-12-25 ]

Early Bábí texts are proving very difficult to authenticate, despite the collection of a variety of documents by E.G. Browne in the latter 19th and early 20th centuries. [cite journal |last = MacEoin |first = D. |authorlink = Denis MacEoin |coauthors = Smith, P. (ed.) |title = Hierarchy, Authority and Eschatology in Early Bábí Thought |journal = In Iran: Studies in Bábí and Bahá'í History |volume = Vol. 3 |pages = pp. 95–97 |publisher = Kalimát Press |year = 1986 |location = Los Angeles, USA |url = http://bahai-library.org/articles/hierarchy.babi.html |id = ISBN 0933770464 |accessdate = 2006-12-25 ] Browne's principle correspondents were Azalis [cite book |last = Balyuzi |first = H.M. |year = 1970 |title = Edward Granville Browne and the Bahá'í Faith |pages = p. 18, p. 34, p. 72, & p. 96 ] whom he considered to be the genuine followers of the Báb. In addition to the difficulties of collecting documents at such a distance — Browne was at Cambridge — was the widespread Azali practice of "Taqiyya" (Dissimulation), or concealing one's beliefs.cite journal | last = Manuchehri | first = Sepehr | title = "The Practice of Taqiyyah (Dissimulation)" | journal = Research Notes in Shaykhi, Babi and Baha'i Studies | volume = Vol. 3 | issue = No. 3 | publisher = | month = September | year = 1999 | url = http://www.h-net.org/~bahai/notes/vol3/taqiya.htm | accessdate = 2006-12-22 ] Browne appears to have been unaware of this. [cite book |last = Balyuzi |first = H.M. |year = 1970 |title = Edward Granville Browne and the Bahá'í Faith |pages = p. 70 ] In addition to the difficulties of collecting reliable manuscripts, Azali "taqiyya" had the effect of rendering many early Bábí documents unreliable afterwards, as Azali Bábís would often alter and falsify Bábí teachings and history. [For example, the problems with the version of the "Nuqtatu'l-Kaf" translated and published in 1910 by E.G. Browne are noted by MacEoin (cite journal |last = MacEoin |first = D. |title = Hierarchy, Authority and Eschatology in Early Bábí Thought |journal = In Iran: Studies in Bábí and Bahá'í History |volume = Vol. 3 |pages = pp. 106–107 |year = 1986 |url = http://bahai-library.org/articles/hierarchy.babi.html ), and addressed by Balyuzi (cite book |last = Balyuzi |first = H.M. |year = 1970 |title = Edward Granville Browne and the Bahá'í Faith |pages = pp. 70-88) and Cole (cite journal |last = Cole |first = J. |title = "Nuqtat al-Kaf" and the Babi Chronicle Traditions |journal = Research Notes in Shaykhi, Babi and Baha'i Studies |volume = Vol. 2 | issue = No. 6 |pages = pp. 106–107 |month = August | year = 1998 |url = http://www.h-net.org/~bahai/notes/vol2/babihist.htm ) who notes that material on Subh-i-Azal (Mirza Yahya) was likely added to that manuscript in 1864.]

In contrast, dissimulation was condemned by Bahá'u'lláh and was gradually abandoned by the early Bahá'ís. [cite journal | last = Susan | first = Maneck | title = Wisdom and Dissimulation: The Use and Meaning of Hikmat in the Bahá'í Writings and History | journal = Bahá'í Studies Review | volume = Vol. 6 | publisher = Association for Bahá'í Studies (English-Speaking Europe) | year = 1996 | url = http://bahai-library.com/bsr/bsr06/62_maneck_hikmat.htm | accessdate = 2006-12-22 ] [cite book |last = Taherzadeh |first = A. |year = 1977 |title = The Revelation of Bahá'u'lláh, Volume 2: Adrianople 1863-68 |pages = p. 111] [cite book |last = Taherzadeh |first = A. |year = 1987 |title = The Revelation of Bahá'u'lláh, Volume 4: Mazra'ih & Bahji 1877-92 |pages = p. 92 ]

Bibliography

For ease, the bibliography is sub-divided by author.

Authoritative

`Abdu'l-Bahá

*cite book
author = `Abdu'l-Bahá
authorlink = `Abdu'l-Bahá
origyear = 1911
year = 1982
title = `Abdu'l-Bahá in London
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = London, UK
id = ISBN 0900125500
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/ab/ABL/

*cite book
author = `Abdu'l-Bahá
authorlink = `Abdu'l-Bahá
year = 1918
title = `Abdu'l-Bahá on Divine Philosophy
publisher = Tudor Press
location = Boston, USA
id =

*cite book
author = `Abdu'l-Bahá
authorlink = `Abdu'l-Bahá
year = 1972
title = Foundations of World Unity
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
id = ISBN 0877430187
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/c/FWU/

*cite book
author = `Abdu'l-Bahá
authorlink = `Abdu'l-Bahá
origyear = 1915
year = 1997
title = Memorials of the Faithful
edition = Softcover
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
id = ISBN 0877432422
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/ab/MF/

*cite book
author = `Abdu'l-Bahá
authorlink = `Abdu'l-Bahá
origyear = 1912
year = 1995
title = Paris Talks
edition = Hardcover
publisher = Bahá'í Distribution Service
id = ISBN 1870989570
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/ab/PT/

*cite book
author = `Abdu'l-Bahá
authorlink = `Abdu'l-Bahá
origyear = 1912
year = 1982
title = The Promulgation of Universal Peace
edition = Hardcover
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
id = ISBN 0877431728
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/ab/PUP/

*cite book
author = `Abdu'l-Bahá
authorlink = `Abdu'l-Bahá
origyear = 1875
year = 1990
title = The Secret of Divine Civilization
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
id = ISBN 087743008X
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/ab/SDC/

*cite book
author = `Abdu'l-Bahá
authorlink = `Abdu'l-Bahá
year = 1978
title = Selections From the Writings of `Abdu'l-Bahá
edition = Hardcover
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
id = ISBN 0853980810
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/ab/SAB/index.html

*cite book
author = `Abdu'l-Bahá
authorlink = `Abdu'l-Bahá
origdate = 1904-06
year = 1981
title = Some Answered Questions
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
id = ISBN 0877431906
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/ab/SAQ/

*cite book
author = `Abdu'l-Bahá
authorlink = `Abdu'l-Bahá
year = 1909
title = Tablets of Abdul-Baha Abbas
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Committee
location = Chicago, USA
id =
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/ab/TAB/

*cite book
author = `Abdu'l-Bahá
authorlink = `Abdu'l-Bahá
origdate = 1916-17
year = 1991
title = Tablets of the Divine Plan
edition = Paperback
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
id = ISBN 0877432333
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/ab/TDP/

*cite book
last = `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

*citation
last = `Abdu'l-Bahá
authorlink = `Abdu'l-Bahá
last2 = (Browne, E.G., Tr.)
authorlink2 = E.G. Browne
origyear = 1886
year = 2004
title = A Traveller's Narrative: Written to illustrate the episode of the Bab
publisher = Kalimát Press
location = Los Angeles, USA
edition = 2004 reprint, with translator's notes
id = ISBN 1890688371
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/ab/TN/

*cite book
author = `Abdu'l-Bahá
authorlink = `Abdu'l-Bahá
origyear = 1901-08
year = 1992
title = The Will And Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
publisher = Bahá'í Publications Australia
location = Mona Vale, N.S.W, Australia
id = ISBN 0909991472
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/ab/WT/

**Many of the above are collections but there are estimated to be over 15,000 texts archived, and over 30,000 possibly written in total. cite web | author = The Universal House of Justice | authorlink = Universal House of Justice | title = "Numbers and Classifications of Sacred Writings texts" | url = http://bahai-library.com/?file=uhj_numbers_sacred_writings | accessdate = 2006-12-04 ] cite web | author = Stockman, R. and Cole, J | title = "Number of tablets revealed by Bahá'u'lláh" | url = http://bahai-library.com/?file=number_tablets_bahaullah | accessdate = 2006-12-04 ] [cite web | title = Bahá'í Archives - Preserving and safeguarding the Sacred Texts| last = Archives Office at the Bahá'í World Centre, Haifa, Israel| accessdate=2008-06-26 | url=http://bahai-library.com/file.php5?file=uhj_bahai_archives_texts&language=] <

Báb, The

*Arabic Bayán
*Persian Bayán
*cite book
author = The Báb
authorlink = Báb
year = 1976
title = Selections from the Writings of the Báb
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
id = ISBN 1931847304
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/tb/SWB//

Bahá'u'lláh

*cite book
author = Bahá'u'lláh
authorlink = Bahá'u'lláh
origyear = 1892
year = 1988
title = Epistle to the Son of the Wolf
edition = Paperback
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
id = ISBN 0877431825
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/b/ESW/

*cite book
author = Bahá'u'lláh
authorlink = Bahá'u'lláh
year = 2002
title = Gems of Divine Mysteries
publisher = Bahá'í World Centre
location = Haifa, Israel
id = ISBN 0853989753
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/b/GDM/

*cite book
author = Bahá'u'lláh
authorlink = Bahá'u'lláh
year = 1976
title = Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
id = ISBN 0877431876
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/b/GWB/

*cite book
author = Bahá'u'lláh
authorlink = Bahá'u'lláh
origyear = 1858
year = 2003
title = The Hidden Words of Bahá'u'lláh
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
id = ISBN 0877432961
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/b/HW/

*cite book
author = Bahá'u'lláh
authorlink = Bahá'u'lláh
origyear = 1873
year = 1992
title = The Kitáb-i-Aqdas: The Most Holy Book
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
id = ISBN 0853989990
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/b/KA/

*cite book
author = Bahá'u'lláh
authorlink = Bahá'u'lláh
origyear = 1862
year = 2003
title = Kitáb-i-Íqán: The Book of Certitude
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
id = ISBN 1931847088
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/b/KI/

*cite book
author = Bahá'u'lláh
authorlink = Bahá'u'lláh
year = 1992
title = Meditations of the Blessed Beauty
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = London, UK
id = ISBN 187098918X

*cite book
author = Bahá'u'lláh
authorlink = Bahá'u'lláh
origyear = 1938
year = 1974
title = Prayers and Meditations
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
id = ISBN 0877430241
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/b/PM/

*cite book
author = Bahá'u'lláh
authorlink = Bahá'u'lláh
year = 1991
title = Proclamation of Bahá'u'lláh
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
id = ISBN 0877430640
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/b/PB/

*cite book
author = Bahá'u'lláh
authorlink = Bahá'u'lláh
origyear = 1856-63
year = 1991
title = The Seven Valleys and the Four Valleys
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
id = ISBN 0877432279
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/b/SVFV/

*cite book
author = Bahá'u'lláh
authorlink = Bahá'u'lláh
year = 2002
title = The Summons of the Lord of Hosts
publisher = Bahá'í World Centre
location = Haifa, Israel
id = ISBN 0853989761
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/b/SLH/

*cite book
author = Bahá'u'lláh
authorlink = Bahá'u'lláh
year = 2006
title = The Tabernacle of Unity, Bahá’u’lláh’s Responses to Mánikchí Sáhib and Other Writings
publisher = Bahá’í World Centre
location = Haifa, Israel
id = ISBN 0853989699
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/b/TU/

*cite book
author = Bahá'u'lláh
authorlink = Bahá'u'lláh
origyear = 1873-92
year = 1994
title = Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh Revealed After the Kitáb-i-Aqdas
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
id = ISBN 0877431744
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/b/TB/

**Over 7000 tablets and other works have been collected of an estimated 15,000 texts. [cite web | title = Bahá'í Archives - Preserving and safeguarding the Sacred Texts| last = Archives Office at the Bahá'í World Centre, Haifa, Israel| accessdate=2008-06-26 | url=http://bahai-library.com/file.php5?file=uhj_bahai_archives_texts&language=] However only a relative few have been translated and catalogued. [cite web | author = McGlinn, S. | title = The Leiden list of the works of Baha'u'llah | year = 1999 | url = http://bahai-library.com/resources/leiden.list/leiden.list.html | accessdate = 2006-12-04 ]

Central Figures: prayer books

*cite book
author = The Báb
coauthors = Bahá'u'lláh & `Abdu'l-Bahá
year = 1996
title = Bahá'í Daybook: Passages for Deepening and Meditation
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
id = ISBN 087743154X

*cite book
author = The Báb
coauthors = Bahá'u'lláh & `Abdu'l-Bahá
year = 2002
title = Bahá'í Prayers: A Selection of Prayers Revealed by Bahá’u’lláh, the Báb, and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
id = ISBN 0877432856
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/c/BP/

*cite book
author = The Báb
coauthors = Bahá'u'lláh & `Abdu'l-Bahá
year = 2003
title = Fountains of Love: A Selection of Prayers and Meditations by Bahá'u'lláh, The Báb, and `Abdu'l-Bahá
publisher = Bahá'í Verlag GmbH
location = Germany
id = ISBN 3870373970

*cite book
author = The Báb
coauthors = Bahá'u'lláh & `Abdu'l-Bahá
year = 2000
title = Remembrance of God: A Selection of Bahá'í Prayers and Holy Writings
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = New Delhi, India
id = ISBN 8185091641

Central Figures and Shoghi Effendi: compilations

The Universal House of Justice has prepared several compilations of extracts from the Central Figures and Shoghi Effendi.

*cite book
author = Compilations
year = 1991
title = Compilation of Compilations, Volume I
editor = Research Department of the Universal House of Justice
location = Bahá’í World Centre
publisher = Bahá’í Publications Australia
id =
url = http://bahai-library.com/file.php5?file=compilation_compilations_1&language=All

*cite book
author = Compilations
year = 1991
title = Compilation of Compilations, Volume II
editor = Research Department of the Universal House of Justice
location = Bahá’í World Centre
publisher = Bahá’í Publications Australia
id =
url = http://bahai-library.com/index.php5?file=compilation_compilations_2.html

*cite book
author = Compilations
year = 1993 (?)
title = Compilation of Compilations, Volume III
editor = Research Department of the Universal House of Justice
location = Bahá’í World Centre
publisher = Bahá’í Publications Australia
id = 1876322845
url = http://bahai-library.com/index.php5?file=compilation_compilations_3.html

*cite book
author = Compilations
editor = Hornby, Helen (Ed.)
year = 1983
title = Lights of Guidance: A Bahá'í Reference File
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust, New Delhi, India
id = ISBN 8185091463
url = http://bahai-library.com/?file=hornby_lights_guidance

hoghi Effendi

*cite book
first = Shoghi
last = Effendi
authorlink = Shoghi Effendi
year = 1938
title = The Advent of Divine Justice
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
id = ISBN 0877431957
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/se/ADJ/

*cite book
first = Shoghi
last = Effendi
authorlink = Shoghi Effendi
year = 1974
title = Bahá'í Administration
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
id = ISBN 0877431663
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/se/BA/

*cite book
first = Shoghi
last = Effendi
authorlink = Shoghi Effendi
origyear =
year = 1980
title = Citadel of Faith: Messages to America, 1947-1957
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
id = ISBN 0877431450
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/se/CF/

*cite book
first = Shoghi
last = Effendi
authorlink = Shoghi Effendi
year = 1970
title = Dawn of a New Day
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = India
id =
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/se/DND/

*cite book
first = Shoghi
last = Effendi
authorlink = Shoghi Effendi
year = 1973
title = Directives from the Guardian
publisher = Hawaii Bahá'í Publishing Trust
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/se/DG/

*cite book
first = Shoghi
last = Effendi
authorlink = Shoghi Effendi
year = 1981
title = The Dispensation of Bahá'u'lláh
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
id = ISBN 0900125462
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/se/WOB/wob-37.html

*cite book
first = Shoghi
last = Effendi
authorlink = Shoghi Effendi
year = 1944
title = God Passes By
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
id = ISBN 0877430209
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/se/GPB/

*cite book
first = Shoghi
last = Effendi
authorlink = Shoghi Effendi
year = 1982
title = The Light of Divine Guidance (Volume 1)
publisher = Bahá’í Publishing Trust
location = Germany
id =
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/se/LDG1/

*cite book
first = Shoghi
last = Effendi
authorlink = Shoghi Effendi
year = 1982
title = The Light of Divine Guidance (Volume 2)
publisher = Bahá’í Publishing Trust
location = Germany
id = ISBN 3870371595
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/se/LDG2/

*cite book
first = Shoghi
last = Effendi
authorlink = Shoghi Effendi
year = 1971
title = Messages to the Bahá'í World, 1950-1957
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
id = ISBN 0877430365
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/se/MBW/

*cite book
first = Shoghi
last = Effendi
authorlink = Shoghi Effendi
year = 1976
title = Principles of Bahá'í Administration
edition = 4th ed.
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = London, UK
id = ISBN 0900125136

*cite book
first = Shoghi
last = Effendi
authorlink = Shoghi Effendi
year = 1996
title = Promised Day is Come
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
id = ISBN 0877432449
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/se/PDC/

*cite book
first = Shoghi
last = Effendi
authorlink = Shoghi Effendi
year = 1938
title = The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
id = ISBN 0877432317
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/se/WOB/index.html

Universal House of Justice and its agencies

These are original works of the Universal House of Justice and its agencies as distinct from compilations.

*cite book
author = Universal House of Justice
authorlink = Universal House of Justice
year = 2001
title = Attainment of the Unity of Nations and the Lesser Peace
publisher = Bahá'í World Centre
url = http://bahai-library.com/?file=uhj_unity_nations_peace

*cite book
author = Universal House of Justice
authorlink = Universal House of Justice
year = 1992
title = Bahá’u’lláh
publisher = Bahá'í World Centre
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/bic/SB/

*cite book
author = Universal House of Justice
authorlink = Universal House of Justice
year = 2001
title = Century of Light
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
id = ISBN 0877432945
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/bic/COL/

*cite book
author = Universal House of Justice
authorlink = Universal House of Justice
year = 1972
title = Constitution of the Universal House of Justice
publisher = Bahá'í World Centre
url = http://bahai-library.com/?file=uhj_constitution

*cite book
author = Universal House of Justice
authorlink = Universal House of Justice
year = 2002
title = Letter to the World's Religious Leaders
publisher = Bahá'í World Centre
url = http://bahai-library.com/?file=uhj_religious_leaders_2002

*cite book
author = Universal House of Justice
authorlink = Universal House of Justice
editor = Marks, G.W., (Ed.)
year = 1996
title = Messages from the Universal House of Justice, 1963-1986: The Third Epoch of the Formative Age
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
id = ISBN 0877432392
url = http://bahai-library.com/?file=uhj_messages_1963_1986

*cite book
author = Universal House of Justice
authorlink = Universal House of Justice
year = 2005
title = One Common Faith
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
id = ISBN 0877433151
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/bic/OCF/

*cite book
author = Universal House of Justice
authorlink = Universal House of Justice
year = 1986
title = The Promise of World Peace
publisher = Oneworld
location = London, UK
id = ISBN 1851680020
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/uhj/PWP/

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Other authors

Mírzá Abu'l-Fadl Gulpáygání

*cite book
author = Mírzá Abu'l-Fadl Gulpáygání
authorlink = Mírzá Abu'l-Fadl
year = 1998
title = The Brilliant Proof
publisher = Kalimát Press
location = Los Angeles
id = ISBN 1890688002
url = http://www.bahai-library.com/books/brilliant.proof/

*cite book
author = Mírzá Abu'l-Fadl Gulpáygání
authorlink = Mírzá Abu'l-Fadl
year = 1981
title = Miracles and Metaphors
publisher = Kalimát Press
location = Los Angeles
id = ISBN 0933770227

Balyuzi, H.M.

*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 = 1973
title = The Báb: The Herald of the Day of Days
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 0853980489

*cite book
last = Balyuzi
first = H.M.
authorlink = Hasan M. Balyuzi
year = 2000
title = Bahá'u'lláh, King of Glory
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 0853983283

*cite book
last = Balyuzi
first = H.M.
authorlink = Hasan M. Balyuzi
year = 1970
title = Edward Granville Browne and the Bahá'í Faith
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 0853980233

*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

*cite book
last = Balyuzi
first = H.M.
authorlink = Hasan M. Balyuzi
year = 1981
title = Khadijih Bagum, the Wife of the Báb
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 0853981000

*cite book
last = Balyuzi
first = H.M.
authorlink = Hasan M. Balyuzi
year = 1976
title = Muhammad and the Course of Islam
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 0853984786

*cite book
last = Balyuzi
first = H.M.
authorlink = Hasan M. Balyuzi
year = 1972
title = Trustees of the Merciful
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = London, UK
id = ISBN 0900125098

Esslemont, J.E.

*cite book
author = Esslemont, J.E.
authorlink = John Esslemont
year = 1980
title = Bahá'u'lláh and the New Era
edition = 5th ed.
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
id = ISBN 0877431604
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/je/BNE/

Momen, Moojan

*cite book
last = Momen
first = M. (editor)
year = 1981
title = The Bábí and Bahá'í Religions, 1844-1944 - Some Contemporary Western Accounts
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 0853981027

*cite book
last = Momen
first = M.
year = 1994
title = Buddhism and the Bahá'í Faith
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 0853983844

*cite book
last = Momen
first = M.
year = 1990
title = Hinduism and the Bahá'í Faith
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 0853982996
url = http://bahai-library.com/?file=momen_hinduism_bahai

*cite book
last = Momen
first = M.
year = 2000
title = Islam and the Bahá'í Faith, An Introduction to the Bahá'í Faith for Muslims
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 0853984468

*cite book
last = Momen
first = M.
year = 1997
title = A Short Introduction to the Bahá'í Faith
publisher = Oneworld Publications
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 1851682090
url = http://bahai-library.com/?file=momen_short_introduction_bahais
Re-issued in 2008 as
*cite book
title = The Bahá'í Faith: A Beginner's Guide
publisher = Oneworld Publications
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 978-1851685639

*cite book
last = Momen
first = M.
year = 2007
title = Bahá'u'lláh: A Short Biography
publisher = Oneworld Publications
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 978-1851684694

Nabíl-i-Zarandí

*cite book
author = Nabíl-i-Zarandí
authorlink = Nabíl-i-A`zam
origyear = 1890
year = 1932
title = The Dawn-Breakers: Nabíl’s Narrative
edition = Hardcover
editor = Shoghi Effendi (Translator)
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
id = ISBN 0900125225
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/nz/DB/

Rabbani, Rúhíyyih

*cite book
author = Rabbani, R. (Ed.)
authorlink = Rúhíyyih Khanum
year = 1992
title = The Ministry of the Custodians 1957-1963
publisher = Bahá'í World Centre
id = ISBN 085398350X
url = http://bahai-library.com/published.uhj/ministry.custodians.toc.html

*cite book
author = Rabbani, R.
authorlink = Rúhíyyih Khanum
year = 1969
title = The Priceless Pearl
edition = Hardcover
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust: 2000
location = London, UK
id = ISBN 1870989910

*cite book
author = Rabbani, R.
authorlink = Rúhíyyih Khanum
year = 1948
title = Twenty-Five Years of the Guardianship
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
url = http://bahai-library.com/?file=khanum_25_years_guardianship

chaefer, Udo

*cite book
author = Schaefer, U.
authorlink = Udo Schaefer
year = 1998
edition = 2nd
title = Beyond the Clash of Religions: The Emergence of a New Paradigm
publisher = Zero Palm Press
location = Stockholm, Sweden
url = http://bahai-library.com/?file=schaefer_beyond_clash_religions

*cite book
author = Schaefer, U.
authorlink = Udo Schaefer
coauthors = Towfigh, N. & Gollmer, U.
year = 2000
title = Making the Crooked Straight: A Contribution to Bahá'í Apologetics
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 0853984433

*cite book
last = Schaefer
first = U.
authorlink = Udo Schaefer
year = 2007
title = Bahá'í Ethics in Light of Scripture, Volume 1 - Doctrinal Fundamentals
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
isbn = 0-85398-505-1

ears, William

*cite book
last = Sears
first = W.
authorlink = William Sears (Bahá'í)
year = 1985
title = All Flags Flying
publisher = NSA of the Bahá'ís of South Africa
id = ISBN 0908420625

*cite book
last = Sears
first = W.
authorlink = William Sears (Bahá'í)
year = 1982
title = A Cry from the Heart: The Bahá'ís of Iran
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 0853981345

*cite book
last = Sears
first = W.
authorlink = William Sears (Bahá'í)
year = 1973
title = The Flame: The Story of Lua
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 0853980306

*cite book
last = Sears
first = W.
authorlink = William Sears (Bahá'í)
year = 1960
title = God Loves Laughter
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 0853980195

*cite book
last = Sears
first = W.
authorlink = William Sears (Bahá'í)
year =
title = The Half-Inch Prophecy
publisher = NSA of the Bahá'ís of South Africa
location =
id = ISBN 1874801940

*cite book
last = Sears
first = W.
authorlink = William Sears (Bahá'í)
year = 1997
title = In Grandfather's Barn
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = USA
id = ISBN 0877432570

*cite book
last = Sears
first = W.
authorlink = William Sears (Bahá'í)
year = 1988
title = Prince of Peace
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = India
id = ISBN 8185091102

*cite book
last = Sears
first = W.
authorlink = William Sears (Bahá'í)
year = 1995
title = Release the Sun
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = USA
id = ISBN 0877430039

*cite book
last = Sears
first = W.
authorlink = William Sears (Bahá'í)
year = 1991
title = Run to Glory
publisher = Naturegraph Publishers Inc
location =
id = ISBN 0879611952

*cite book
last = Sears
first = W.
authorlink = William Sears (Bahá'í)
origyear = 1961
year = 2002
title = Thief in the Night
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 085398008x

*cite book
last = Sears
first = W.
authorlink = William Sears (Bahá'í)
year = 1991
title = The Wine of Astonishment
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 0853980098

mith, Peter

*cite book
last = Smith
first = P.
year = 1999
title = The Bahá'í Faith: A Short History
publisher = Oneworld Publications
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 1851682082

*cite book
last = Smith
first = P.
year = 1988
title = The Bahá'í Religion, A Short Introduction to its History and Teachings
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 0853982775

*cite book
last = Smith
first = P.
year = 1999
title = A Concise Encyclopedia of the Bahá'í Faith
publisher = Oneworld Publications
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 1851681841

Taherzadeh, Adib

*cite book
last = Taherzadeh
first = A.
authorlink = Adib Taherzadeh
year = 2000
title = The Child of the Covenant
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 0853984395

*cite book
last = Taherzadeh
first = A.
authorlink = Adib Taherzadeh
year = 1992
title = The Covenant of Bahá'u'lláh
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 0853983445

*cite book
last = Taherzadeh
first = A.
authorlink = Adib Taherzadeh
year = 1976
title = The Revelation of Bahá'u'lláh, Volume 1: Baghdad 1853-63
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 0853982708

*cite book
last = Taherzadeh
first = A.
authorlink = Adib Taherzadeh
year = 1977
title = The Revelation of Bahá'u'lláh, Volume 2: Adrianople 1863-68
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 0853980713

*cite book
last = Taherzadeh
first = A.
authorlink = Adib Taherzadeh
year = 1984
title = The Revelation of Bahá'u'lláh, Volume 3: `Akka, The Early Years 1868-77
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 0853981442

*cite book
last = Taherzadeh
first = A.
authorlink = Adib Taherzadeh
year = 1987
title = The Revelation of Bahá'u'lláh, Volume 4: Mazra'ih & Bahji 1877-92
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 0853982708

Townshend, George

*cite book
last = Townshend
first = G.
authorlink = George Townshend (Bahá'í)
year = 1957
title = Abdu'l-Bahá: The Master
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 0853982538

*cite book
last = Townshend
first = G.
authorlink = George Townshend (Bahá'í)
origyear = 1957
year = 1966
title = Christ and Bahá’u’lláh
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 0853980055

*cite book
last = Townshend
first = G.
authorlink = George Townshend (Bahá'í)
origyear = 1939
year = 1951
title = The Heart of the Gospel
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 0853980209

*cite book
last = Townshend
first = G.
authorlink = George Townshend (Bahá'í)
origyear = 1948
year = 1972
title = The Promise of All Ages
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 0853980446

Various

*cite book
last = Afroukhteh
first = Dr. Youness
origyear = 1952
year = 2003
title = Memories of Nine Years in 'Akká
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 0853984778

*cite book
last = Blomfield
first = Lady
authorlink = Lady Blomfield
origyear = 1956
year = 1975
title = The Chosen Highway
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = London, UK
id = ISBN 0877430152
url = http://arthursclassicnovels.com/arthurs/bahai/choshw10.html

*Citation
last = Braun
first = E.
last2 = Chance
first2 = H.
title = A Crown of Beauty, The The Bahá'í Faith and the Holy Land
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
year = 1982
id = ISBN 0853981396

*cite book
author = Cameron, G.
coauthors = Momen, W.
year = 1996
title = A Basic Bahá'í Chronology
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 0853984022

*cite book
last = Collins
first = William P.
year = 1990
title = Bibliography of English-lannguage Works on the Bábí and Bahá'í Faiths
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 0853983151

*cite book
first = Abu'l-Qasim
last = Faizi
authorlink= Abu'l-Qásim Faizi
editor = Shirley Macias
year = 2002
title = Conqueror of Hearts: Excerpts from Letters, Talks and Writings of Hand of the Cause of God Abu'l-Qásim Faizí
publisher = Bahá'í Library
url = http://bahai-library.com/books/conqueror/

*cite book
last = Furútan
first = `Alí-Akbar (editor)
year = 1986
title = Stories of Bahá'u'lláh
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 0853982430

*cite book
author = Hatcher, J.S.
year = 1997
title = The Ocean of His Words: A Reader's Guide to the Art of Bahá'u'lláh
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
id = ISBN 0877432597

*cite book
author = Hatcher, W.S.
coauthors = & Martin, J.D.
year = 1998
title = The Bahá'í Faith: The Emerging Global Religion
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
id = ISBN 0877432643

*cite book
last = Hofman
first = D.
year = 1982
title = Commentary on the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Bahá
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 0853981582

*cite book
author = Khan, J.A.
coauthors = & Khan, P.
year = 2003
title = Advancement of Women: A Bahá'í Perspective
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
id = ISBN 1931847037

*cite book
first = J.A.
last = Khan
year = 2005
title = Prophet's Daughter: The Life and Legacy of Bahíyyih Khánum, Outstanding Heroine Of The Bahá'í Faith
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
id = ISBN 1931847142

*cite book
last = Momen
first = W.
year = 1989
title = A Basic Bahá'í Dictionary
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 0853982317

*cite book
last = Ruhe-Schoen
first = J.
year = 1998
title = A Love Which Does Not Wait
publisher = Palabra Publications
location = Riviera Beach, Florida, USA
id = ISBN 1890101176

*cite book
author = Salmani, Ustad Muhammad-`Aliy-i, the Barber
coauthors = Gail, Marizieh (tr.)
title = My Memories of Bahá'u'lláh
publisher = Kalimát Press
year = 1982
location = Los Angeles, USA
id = ISBN 0933770219

*cite book
first = John
last = Walbridge
title = Sacred Acts, Sacred Space, Sacred Time
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
year = 1996
id=ISBN 0853984069

*cite book
last = Whitmore
first = B.
year = 1984
title = The Dawning Place
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
id = ISBN 0877431922
.

*cite book
author = Zarqáni, Mírzá Mahmúd-i-
origyear = 1913
year = 1998
title = Mahmúd's Diary: Chronicling `Abdu'l-Bahá's Journey to America
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 0853984182
url = http://bahai-library.com/books/mahmud/index.html
.

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Periodicals

*"The Journal of Bahá'í Studies" (Pub. since 1988 by the [http://www.bahai-studies.ca/index.php Association for Bahá'í Studies (North America)] ) available online at [http://www.bahai-studies.ca/journal.php www.bahai-studies.ca/journal.php] — leading Bahá'í studies periodical
*"The Bahá'í Studies Review" (Pub. since 1991 by the [http://www.breacais.demon.co.uk/abs/index.htm Association for Bahá'í Studies (English-Speaking Europe)] ) available online at [http://www.bahai-library.org/bsr/abs.htm www.bahai-library.org/bsr] and [http://www.breacais.demon.co.uk/abs www.breacais.demon.co.uk/abs] — leading Bahá'í studies periodical
*"The Bahá'í World"
*"Herald of the South" (Pub. since 1925)
*"One Country" (2000-present)
*"Star of the West" (Pub. 1910-1924)
*"Varqá - International Children's Magazine" (Pub. 1970-1986 and 2004-present)
*"World Order Magazine" (Pub. 1935-1949 and 1966-present)
*"OJBS: Online Journal of Bahá'í Studies" (Pub. since 2007 by the [http://www.abs.org.nz Association for Bahá'í Studies New Zealand] available online at [http://www.ojbs.org]

ee also

* Bahá'í Faith in fiction

Notes

References

*cite book
last = Balyuzi
first = H.M.
authorlink = Hasan M. Balyuzi
year = 1970
title = Edward Granville Browne and the Bahá'í Faith
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 0853980233

*cite book
first = Francis
last = Beckwith
authorlink = Francis Beckwith
year = 1985
title = Bahá'í
publisher = Bethany House
location = Minneapolis, MN, USA
id = ISBN 0871238489

*cite book
first = Shoghi
last = Effendi
authorlink = Shoghi Effendi
year = 1973
title = Directives from the Guardian
publisher = Hawaii Bahá'í Publishing Trust
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/se/DG/

*cite book
first = Shoghi
last = Effendi
authorlink = Shoghi Effendi
year = 1944
title = God Passes By
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
id = ISBN 0877430209
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/se/GPB/

*cite book
first = Shoghi
last = Effendi
authorlink = Shoghi Effendi
year = 1996
title = Promised Day is Come
publisher = Bahá'í Publishing Trust
location = Wilmette, Illinois, USA
id = ISBN 0877432449
url = http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/se/PDC/

*cite book
last = Smith
first = P.
year = 1999
title = A Concise Encyclopedia of the Bahá'í Faith
publisher = Oneworld Publications
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 1851681841

*cite book
last = Taherzadeh
first = A.
year = 1977
title = The Revelation of Bahá'u'lláh, Volume 2: Adrianople 1863-68
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 0853980713

*cite book
last = Taherzadeh
first = A.
year = 1987
title = The Revelation of Bahá'u'lláh, Volume 4: Mazra'ih & Bahji 1877-92
publisher = George Ronald
location = Oxford, UK
id = ISBN 0853982708

External links

These sites focus on Bahá'í texts and related documents:
* [http://bahai-library.com/books/biblio/index.html The Bábí and Bahá'í Religions: An Annotated Bibliography] An extensive bibliography of Bábí and Bahá'í related books, articles, and letters. Sponsored privately.
* [http://bahai-library.com/ Bahá'í Academics Resource Library] An extensive online library of Bábí and Bahá'í related books, articles, and letters. Sponsored privately.
* [http://www.bahaiprayers.org/ Bahá'í Prayers] Online index of, and links to, prayers sorted by topic. Sponsored privately.
* [http://reference.bahai.org/en/ Bahá'í Reference Library] Searchable online editions of Bahá'í sacred texts in English, Arabic, and Persian. Sponsored by the Bahá'í International Community.
* [http://statements.bahai.org/ Statements Library] Searchable online editions of statements of the Bahá'í International Community. Sponsored by the Bahá'í International Community.
* [http://www.h-net.org/~bahai/ H-Bahai Discussion Network] Babí & Bahá'í texts and studies in English, Arabic, and Persian. Some texts not authenticated and provisional translations. Sponsored privately.These sites contain online or downloadable searchable databases of collected world religious works. English and French language versions contain extensive Bahá'í, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islamic, Jewish, and other religious texts. Large libraries of Bahá'í texts are available in other, generally European, languages:
* [http://www.bahairesearch.com Bahairesearch.com] Online. Sponsored privately. Includes several European and Japanese language Bahá'í texts.
* [http://recherche.bahai-studien.de/ Holy Writings Search Engine] Online. Sponsored by the Association for Bahá'í Studies, German-speaking Europe.
* [http://www.bahai-education.org/ocean/ Ocean] Downloadable. Sponsored privately.


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