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A Study of Bahá’u’lláh's Kitab-i-Aqdas

Baha’u’llah’s Most Holy Book. Baha’u’llah’s "Charter" of His "New World Order." This "Most Holy Book" sets forth laws of God for the Baha'i Dispensation, and ordains necessary institutions through which the integrity and the unity of Baha’u’llah’s Faith can be safeguarded. Contains an introduction by the Universal House of Justice and a description by Shoghi Effendi of the contents of the Kitab-i-Aqdas.

A Study of Bahá'u'lláh's Kitab-i-Iqan

Baha’u’llah’s Kitab-i-Iqan revealed in 1861, is one of the "foremost" among the works of His Revelation, “unequalled by any work in the entire range of Baha'i literature, except the Kitab-i-Aqdas.” The Iqan is the “Most important book written on the spiritual significance of the Cause” and is unique in that “this Book alone” provides the basis for reconciling the followers of “the great religions of the world.”

A Study of Bahá'u'lláh's Epistle to the Son of the Wolf

This is a Tablet containing Baha’u’llah’s own writing anthology chosen to illustrate major themes of His revelation. Epistle to the Son of the Wolf was revealed by Baha’u’llah’s 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.

A Study of Bahá'u'lláh's Arabic Hidden Words

The Arabic Hidden Words is a collection of 71 aphorisms which can be described as a guide book for man on his journey to the spiritual worlds of God and perfection.

A Study of Bahá'u'lláh's Persian Hidden Words

The Persian Hidden Words is a collection of 82 aphorisms which can be described as a guide book for man on his journey to the spiritual worlds of God and perfection.

A Study of Bahá'u'lláh's Tablet of Carmel

On his last visit to Haifa in 1891, Baha’u’llah pitched His tent near the Carmelite Monastery and wrote the first part of the Tablet of Carmel, the charter for the establishment of the world administrative and spiritual center of the Baha'i Faith.

A Study of Abdu’l-Bahá's Will and Testament

Abdu’l-Baha's "Charter of a Future World Civilization" that called into being, outlined features of & set in motion the processes of Baha'i administrative order, thereby preserving & extending Baha’u’llah’s Covenant throughout the Baha'i dispensation.

A Study of Abdu’l-Bahá's Tablets of the Divine Plan

A compilation of 14 tablets from Abdu’l-Baha to Baha'is of U.S., Canada & Greenland, these Tablets summon the North American Baha'is "to diffuse the light, and erect the administrative fabric, of the Faith throughout...the globe." Ten prayers are included in the Tablets.

A Study of Shoghi Effendi's Dispensation of Bahá'u'lláh

In this letter, dated 8 February 1934, and published as “The Dispensation of Baha’u’llah”, Shoghi Effendi explains how the administrative order will, as it begins to function with efficiency and vigour, come to be understood as the nucleus and pattern of a new world order.

A Study of Shoghi Effendi's Advent of Divine Justice

Composed in 1938, near the middle of Shoghi Effendi's Guardianship, it is one of most important of the Baha'i writings to understand. It is addressed to the Baha'is of the United States and Canada, whose community it extols as the "chief remaining citadel" of the Faith.

A Study of Shoghi Effendi's Promised Day is Come

Contained in this book is 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 Baha'u'llah's proclamation of His mission to the rulers of His time

A Study of Shoghi Effendi's World Order of Bahá'u'lláh

This collection of letters by Shoghi Effendi unfold a clear vision of the relation between the Baha'i community and the entire process of social evolution under the Dispensation of Baha'u'llah. Shoghi Effendi's exposition of the Teachings, his unique realization of the ultimate aim and purpose of Baha'u'llah's Revelation, are no static commentary upon a sacred text, but the very essence of world statesmanship evoked in the hour of man's direst need.

Introduction to Crimson Academy

This book is the most comprehensive and authoritative eyewitness account of the beginnings of the Baha'i era. It is also distinguished for being the only work of its kind completed in the time of Baha'u'llah, who approved portions of the manuscript. Translated by Shoghi Effendi, and originally published in English in 1932, this book continues to offer a priceless resource for those wishing to better understand early Baha'i history.