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The Bahá'í Faith is monotheistic with its emphasis upon the spiritual unity of all people. It is based upon three core teachings: the unity of God, the unity of all people and appreciation for the diversity found in creation. According to its tenets, there is only one God who is the source of all creation; all religions are dervied from the same source and provide a pathway to reach Him; and all human beings are created equal, The diversity we find in creation is worthy of our appreciation as a manifestation of God. The Bahai texts emphasize that the puriose of human life is to learn to love God through devotional services such as prayer, reflection, and service to humanity.

The Bahá'í Faith was founded by Bahá'u'lláh in 19th-century Persia. Bahá'u'lláh was exiled for his teachings, from Persia to the Ottoman Empire, and died while officially being a prisoner. After Bahá'u'lláh's death, under the leadership of his son, `Abdu'l-Bahá, the religion spread from its Persian and Ottoman roots, and gained a footing in Europe and America, and was consolidated in Iran, where it still suffers intense persecution. After the death of `Abdu'l-Bahá, the leadership of the Bahá'í community entered a new phase, evolving from a single individual to an administrative order with both elected bodies and appointed individuals. There are probably more than five million Bahá'ís around the world in more than 200 countries and territories.

In the Bahá'í Faith, religious history is seen to have unfolded through a series of divine messengers, each of whom established a religion that was suited to the needs of the time and the capacity of the people. These messengers have included Abrahamic figures as well as Dharmic ones - Krishna, Moses, Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad, and others. For Bahá'ís, the most recent messengers are the Báb and Bahá'u'lláh. In Bahá'í belief, each consecutive messenger prophesied of messengers to follow, and Bahá'u'lláh's life and teachings fulfilled the end-time promises of previous scriptures. Humanity is understood to be in a process of collective evolution, and the need of the present time is for the gradual establishment of peace, justice and unity on a global scale. 1*


E-texts Bahai Religion

The Words by Said Nursi

Materials for the Study of the B b Religion, ed. by Edward Granville Browne

Citadel of Faith by Shoghi Effendi

Messages to the Bah ' World: 1950-1957 by Shoghi Effendi

Selections from the Writings of the Bab

The Words by Said Nursi

Materials for the Study of the B b Religion, ed. by Edward Granville Browne

Citadel of Faith by Shoghi Effendi

Messages to the Bah ' World: 1950-1957 by Shoghi Effendi

Messages to America by Shoghi Effendi

God Passes By by Shoghi Effendi

Traces That Remain: A Pictorial History of the Early Days of the Baha'i Faith Among the Japanese, ed. by Barbara R. Sims

The Secret of Divine Civilization by 'Abdu'l-Bah

Abdul-Baha on Divine Philosophy by 'Abdu'l-Bah , ed. by Isabel Fraser Chamberlain

Foundations of World Unity by 'Abdu'l-Bah

A Traveler's Narrative Written to Illustrate the Episode of the Bab by 'Abdu'l-Bah

Some Answered Questions by 'Abdu'l-Bah

Selections from the Writings of 'Abdu'l-Bah by 'Abdu'l-Bah

Tablets of the Divine Plan by 'Abdu'l-Bah

Selections from the Writings of the B b by 'Ali Muhammad Shirazi B b

Tablets of Bah 'u'll h Revealed After the Kit b-i-Aqdas by Bah 'u'll h

Gleanings from the Writings of Bah 'u'll h by Bah 'u'll h

Kit b-i- q n by Bah 'u'll h, trans. by Shoghi Effendi

Prayers and Meditations by Bah 'u'll h

Proclamation of Bah 'u'll h by Bah 'u'll h

The Seven Valleys and the Four Valleys by Bah 'u'll h

The Hidden Words of Bah 'u'll h by Bah 'u'll h

Epistle to the Son of the Wolf by Bah 'u'll h

Symbol and Secret: Qur'an Commentary in Bah 'u'll h's Kit b-i- q n by Christopher Buck

The Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Bah by 'Abdu'l-Bah

The Brilliant Proof by Mirza Abu al-Fadl Gulpayagani

Ten Days in the Light of 'Akk by Julia Margaret Kunkle Grundy

Hinduism and the Baha'i Faith by Moojan Momen

The Promised Day is Come by Shoghi Effendi

A Resource Guide for the Scholarly Study of the Baha'i Faith by Robert H. Stockman and Jonah Winters

Bah ' Administration by Shoghi Effendi

The Baha'i Faith and Marxism (HTML at bahai-library.org)

Memorials of the Faithful by 'Abdu'l-Bah

The Promulgation of Universal Peace by 'Abdu'l-Bah

In Galilee; and In Wonderland by Thornton Chase and Arthur S. Agnew

My Memories of Bah 'u'll h by Muhammad-'Aliy-i Salmani, trans. by Marzieh Gail

The World Order of Bah 'u'll h by Shoghi Effendi

Portals to Freedom by Howard Colby Ives

The Eternal Quest for God: An Introduction to the Divine Philosophy of 'Abdu'l-Bah by Julio Savi

Bah yyih Kh num, the Greatest Holy Leaf by Bah yyih Kh num

Bahiyyih Khanum, The Greatest Holy Leaf

The Chosen Highway by Sara Louisa Ryan Blomfield

'Abdu'l-Bah in New York: The City of the Covenant. Eliane Lacroix-Hopson and 'Abdu'l-Bah . (New York: NewVistaDesign, 1999) (61 total pages).

Abdu'l-Bah in London. Abdul-Bah .

Abdu'l-Baha on Divine Philosophy. Abdu'l-Baha. Elizabeth Fraser Chamberlain, comp. (Boston, MA: Tudor Press, 1918)A collection of teachings of Abdu'l-Baha which helped educate early American Baha'is.

Advent of Divine Justice. Shoghi Effendi.

Arohanui: Letters to New Zealand. Shoghi Effendi.

Bah ' Administration. Shoghi Effendi.

Bah ' Prayers: A Selection of Prayers Revealed by Bah 'u'll h, The B b, and `Abdu'l-Bah . B b, The, Bah 'u'll h, and Abdu'l-Bah .

Bah ' Revelation, The: including Selections from the Bah ' Holy Writings and Talks by 'Abdu'l-Bah . Bah 'u'll h, 'Abdu'l-Bah , and Shoghi Effendi. (London: Baha' Publishing Trust (of the British Isles), 1970)An excerpt from the book, consisting just of those items which are not already online in other books.

Bah ' Scriptures: Selections from the Utterances of Bah u ll h and Abdu l-Bah . Bah 'u'll h and Abdu'l-Bah . Horace Holley, ed. First collection of "approved" translations, largely superseded by

Baha'i World Faith: Selected Writings of B ha'u'll h and Abdu'l-Bah . Bah 'u'll h and Abdu'l-Bah .

Bible, The: King James version in Multilinear Format with Bah ' References by Verse. Brett Zamir, comp.

Citadel of Faith. Shoghi Effendi. (Wilmette: Bah ' Publishing Trust, 1980)

Compilation of Letters and Extracts of Writings from the Guardian Published in the Baha'i News of the United States 1924 - 1934. Shoghi Effendi.

Dawn of a New Day. Shoghi Effendi. (India: Bah ' Publishing Trust, 1970) .

Directives from the Guardian. Shoghi Effendi. (Wilmette: Bah ' Publishing Trust, 1973) .

Epistle to the Son of the Wolf. Bah 'u'll h.

Faith of Bah 'u'll h, The: A World Religion. Shoghi Effendi. A summary of the origin, teachings and institutions of the Bah ' Faith, prepared in 1947 for the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine by Shoghi Effendi in his capacity as Head of the Bah ' Faith

Foundations of World Unity. Abdul-Bah . (Wilmette: Bah ' Publishing Trust, 1979) .

Gems of Divine Mysteries. Bah 'u'll h. (Baha'i World Centre, 2002) "Jav hiru'l-Asr r". A lengthy tablet in Arabic on how the Mahdi was Ali Muhammad, The B b, the Primal Point. Written during the Baghdad period for Siyyid Y suf-i-Sihdih Isfah n . His questions were brought from Karbila, and answered the same day.

Gleanings from the Writings of Bah 'u'll h. Bah 'u'll h. Shoghi Effendi, trans. (Wilmette: Bah ' Publishing Trust, 1988)./li>

God Passes By. Shoghi Effendi. (Wilmette: Bah ' Publishing Trust, 1971) .

Guidance for Today and Tomorrow. Shoghi Effendi. A compilation of letters from Shoghi Effendi, all but one published in other volumes. Our online version of this book contains only the one letter not published elsewhere.

Hidden Words. Bah 'u'll h. Shoghi Effendi, trans. (Wilmette, IL: Bah 'i Publishing Trust, 1985)

High Endeavors: Letters to Alaska. Shoghi Effendi. (Bah ' Publishing Trust Alaska, 1976)

Japan Will Turn Ablaze!. Abdu'l-Bah , Shoghi Effendi, and Universal House of Justice. Barbara R. Sims, comp. (Bah ' Publishing Trust of Japan, 1992)

Kit b-i-Aqdas. Bah 'u'll h. (Haifa: Bah ' World Centre, 1992)

Kit b-i- q n. Bah 'u'll h. Shoghi Effendi, trans.

Letters to Australia and New Zealand. Shoghi Effendi. (Australia: Australian Bah ' Publishing, 1971)

Light of Divine Guidance: Volume 1. Shoghi Effendi. (Germany: Bah ' Publishing Trust, 1982)

Light of Divine Guidance: Volume 2. Shoghi Effendi. (Germany: Bah ' Publishing Trust, 1985)

Mahm d's Diary: The Diary of M rz Mahm d-i-Zarq n Chronicling 'Abdu'l-Bah 's Journey to America. 'Abdu'l-Bah M rz Mahm d-i-Zarq n . Mohi Sobhani, trans. Shirley Macias, ed. (Oxford: George Ronald, 1998) "Bad yi'u'l- tha'r, vol. 1" (497 total pages).

Memorials of the Faithful. Abdul-Bah .

Messages to America. Shoghi Effendi. (Wilmette: Bah ' Publishing Trust, 1947) .

Messages to Canada. Shoghi Effendi. (Canada Bah ' Publishing Trust, 1965)

Messages to Canada: 1999 edition. Shoghi Effendi. (Thornhill, ON: Bah ' Canada Publications, 1999) Canada Bah ' Publishing Trust, 1965) . Updated and expanded version of the 1965 book.

Messages to the Antipodes (Australasia). Shoghi Effendi. (Mona Vale: Bah ' Publications Australia, 1997)

Messages to the Bah ' World. Shoghi Effendi. (Wilmette: Bah ' Publishing Trust, 1971) .

Kitab-i-Aqdas. Most Holy Book, The: Parallel Translation. Bah 'u'll h. Shoghi Effendi, trans. Anton Haddad, trans.

Paris Talks. Abdul-Bah . (Wilmette: Bah ' Publishing Trust, 1972) .

Passing of Abdu'l-Baha, The. Shoghi Effendi and Lady Blomfield.

Prayers and Meditations. Bah 'u'll h. (Wilmette: Bah ' Publishing Trust, 1988)

Principles of Bah ' Administration. Bah 'u'll h, 'Abdu'l-Bah , and Shoghi Effendi. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bah ' s of the United Kingdom, comp.

Proclamation of Bah 'u'll h. Bah 'u'll h. (Wilmette: Bah ' Publishing Trust, 1978).

Promised Day is Come, The. Shoghi Effendi. (Wilmette: Bah ' Publishing Trust, 1980) .

Promulgation of Universal Peace. Abdul-Bah . (Wilmette: Bah ' Publishing Trust, 1982) .

Qur' n, The: Renderings by Rodwell & Sale and Multilinear Qur' n with Bah ' References by Verse. Brett Zamir, comp.

Qur' n, The: The Meanings of the Holy Qur'an. Muhammad. Abdullah Yusufali, trans.

Secret of Divine Civilization. Abdul-Bah .

Selections from the Writings of Abdu'l-Bah . Abdul-Bah . (Wilmette: Bah ' Publishing Trust, 1982) .

Selections from the Writings of the B b. B b, The. (Wilmette: Bah ' Publishing Trust, 1982) .

Seven Valleys and the Four Valleys. Bah 'u'll h. Marzieh Gail, trans. (Wilmette, IL: Bah ' Publishing Trust, 1991)

Some Answered Questions. Abdul-Bah . (Wilmette: Bah ' Publishing Trust, 1990) .

Summons of the Lord of Hosts. Bah 'u'll h.

Synopsis and Codification of the Laws and Ordinances of the Kit b-i-Aqdas. Bah 'u'll h and Shoghi Effendi. Shoghi Effendi, trans. Shoghi Effendi, ed. (Haifa: Baha'i World Center, 1973)

Tablet to Auguste Forel, in Bah ' World. Abdul-Bah . , Vol. XV, pages pp. 37-43. .

Tablets of Abdu'l-Baha: Volumes 1-3. Abdul-Bah .

Tablets of Bah 'u'll h Revealed after the Kitab-i-Aqdas. Bah 'u'll h. (Wilmette: Bah ' Publishing Trust, 1988)

Tablets of the Divine Plan. Abdul-Bah . (Wilmette: Bah ' Publishing Trust, 1993) .

Tablets, Instructions, and Words of Explanation revealed by Abdul Baha Abbas. Abdul-Bah .

This Decisive Hour: Messages from Shoghi Effendi to the North American Bah ' s 1932-1946. Shoghi Effendi. (Wilmette, IL: Baha'i Publishing Trust, 1992)Expanded version of Messages to America. Includes glossary of Baha'i terms.

Traveller's Narrative, A: Written to Illustrate the Episode of the B b. Abdul-Bah . E.G. Browne, trans.

Unfolding Destiny. Shoghi Effendi. (London: Bah ' Publishing Trust United Kingdom, 1981)

Will and Testament of Abdu'l-Bah . Abdul-Bah .

World Order of Bah 'u'll h. Shoghi Effendi. (Wilmette: Bah ' Publishing Trust, 1991) .

Your True Brother: Messages to Junior Youth Written by or on Behalf of Shoghi Effendi. Shoghi Effendi. , pages 8-22Robert Weinberg, comp. (Oxford: George Ronald, 1991).

Selections from the Writings of the Bab

Baha'u'llah

The Kitab-i-Aqdas (The Most Holy Book)

Epistle to the Son of the Wolf

Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah

The Hidden Words of Baha'u'llah

The Kitab-i-Iqan (The Book of Certitude)

Prayers and Meditations

Proclamation of Baha'u'llah

The Seven Valleys and the Four Valleys

Tablets of Baha'u'llah Revealed after the Kitab-i-Aqdas '

Abdu'l-Baha

Abdu'l-Baha in London

Foundations of World Unity

Memorials of the Faithful

Paris Talks

The Promulgation of Universal Peace

The Secret of Divine Civilization

Selections from the Writings of `Abdu'l-Baha

Some Answered Questions

Tablets of 'Abdu'l-Baha

Tablet to August Forel

Tablets of the Divine Plan

A Travellers Narrative

The Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha

Shoghi Effendi

The Advent of Divine Justice

Arohanui: Letters to New Zealand

Baha'i Administration

Citadel of Faith

The Dawn of a New Day

Directives from the Guardian

God Passes By

High Endeavours: Messages to Alaska

Letters from the Guardian to Australia and New Zealand

The Light of Divine Guidance (volume 1) [Message to Germany and Austria]

The Light of Divine Guidance (volume 2)

Messages to America

The Promised Day is Come

Unfolding Destiny

The World Order of Baha'u'llah

Others

Baha'u'llah and the New Era by Esslemont

The Dawn Breakers by Nabil

Footnotes to French ed. of The Dawn Breakers

The Prosperity of Humankind

Statement on Baha'u'llah Universal House of Justice

The Promise of World Peace

Compilations

Baha'i Prayers

Baha'i World Faith

Baha'i Education

Japan Will Turn Ablaze

Peace

Scholarship

Women

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