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Tablets and Revealed Writings:
Epistle to the Son of the
Wolf. Translated by Shoghi Effendi. This last major work
contains Bahá’u’lláh’s own
selections made from His Writings. Addressed to a Muslim
clergyman, ruthless persecutor of Bahá’ís,
the Message is yet one of infinite mercy and forgiveness.
Introduction by Marzieh Gail. Glossary. Index. 181 pp US
Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh. Selected and translated by Shoghi Effendi. A major work concerning
the nature of religion, the spiritual nature of man, the
transformation of human society. Introduction and Index.
Approx. 350 pp 1983.
The Hidden Words of Bahá’u’lláh. Translated by Shoghi Effendi. The essence of revealed truth
through the ages expressed in brief, gemlike meditations.
52 pp UK 1929, US 1982. Illustrated. 64 pp approx. UK 1986
(special illuminated edition).
The Kitáb-i-Aqdas. Approximately one-third of the text translated by Shoghi
Effendi, the balance translated by Committees under the direction
of the Universal House of Justice becoming the first authorized
English edition of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, the Mother Book
of His Revelation, His “Most Holy Book”. Of all
the volumes comprising the sacred Writings of Bahá’u’lláh,
the Kitáb-iAqdas is of unique importance as it is
the Charter of the future world civilization that Bahá’u’lláh
has come to raise up. In it he sets forth the laws of God
for the Bahá’í Dispensation and ordains
the necessary institutions through which the integrity and
unity of His Faith can be safeguarded. He outlines the duties
of the individual and affirms the divine origin of the great
religions of the past. The laws governing prayer, fasting,
marriage, inheritance, and burial are set forth, as well
as other laws regulating a wide range of personal concerns
and social interaction. [89 pp]. Preface. Introduction. Some
supplementary Texts, Questions and Answers, A Synopsis and
Codification of the Laws and Ordinances of the
Notes. Glossary. Key to Passages from the Aqdas translated
by Shoghi Effendi. Index. 393 pp US 1993.
The Book of Certitude. Translated by Shoghi Effendi and described
by him as `foremost among the priceless treasures’ of
Reveals the continuity of religion as it has evolved through
successive Prophets of God. 274 pp US 1989.
Prayers and Meditations. Prayers and meditational passages that cover the needs of
the individual soul and society as a whole in the new age.
Index. 347 pp US 1987.
The Seven Valleys and the Four Valleys. Translated by Marzieh Gail (with Ali-Kuli Khan). Two allegorical
treatises concerning stages the soul must traverse toward
spiritual fulfillment. Combined in one volume, these are
two independent Tablets written to different persons. Introduction
by Robert Gulick. First published 1945. Rev. Edn. Introduction,
65 pp US 1978.
A Synopsis and Codification of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas. Translated by Habib Taherzadeh under the auspices of the
Universal House of Justice. All passages translated by Shoghi
Effendi retained. Contains Table of Carmel; The Most Holy
Tablet; Glad-Tidings; Tablet of the World; Tablet of Wisdom;
Book of the Covenant, and others. Preface. Notes. Index.
276 pp BWC 1978. (Included in The Kitáb-i-Aqdas.,
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from Bahá'ís or local Spiritual Assemblies about
the authenticity of certain prayers or "tablets" that
are circulated in typed form. The Research Department of the
Universal House of Justice is asked to check these writings for
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"Immerse yourselves in the ocean of My words, that ye may
unravel its secrets, and discover all the pearls of wisdom that
lie hid in its depths." --Bahá'u'lláh