Writings of Bahá’u’lláh

Bahá’u’lláh authored thousands of letters, tablets, and books that, if compiled, would constitute more than 100 volumes.

This collection offers the principal works of Bahá’u’lláh that have been translated into English.

Days of Remembrance »

Forty-five selections from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh revealed for, or relating to, nine Bahá’í Holy Days

Epistle to the Son of the Wolf »

A Tablet addressed to Shaykh Muhammad-Taqiy-i-Najafi, a prominent Muslim cleric who had persecuted the Bahá’ís. It was revealed around 1891 at the Mansion of Bahjí and translated by Shoghi Effendi.

Gems of Divine Mysteries – Javáhiru’l-Asrár »

An epistle revealed by Bahá’u’lláh in Arabic during his exile in Baghdad, in reply to questions from Siyyid Yusuf-i-Sidihi Isfahani.

Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh »

A selection of passages from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, compiled and translated by Shoghi Effendi, including extracts from Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, the Kitáb-i-Íqán, and the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, as well as other Tablets.

The Hidden Words »

A work consisting of short passages revealed by Bahá’u’lláh in Persian and Arabic in 1857/58 during His exile in Baghdad, translated by Shoghi Effendi.

The Kitáb-i-Aqdas – The Most Holy Book »

Bahá’u’lláh’s book of laws, written in Arabic around 1873 while He was still imprisoned within the city of ‘Akká. It was supplemented by later Writings and by Bahá’u’lláh’s replies to a series of questions posed by one of His secretaries. The first authorized English translation was published in 1992, annotated and accompanied by the supplementary Writings and the questions and answers.

The Kitáb-i-Íqán – The Book of Certitude »

A treatise revealed by Bahá’u’lláh in Baghdad in 1861/62 in response to questions posed by one of the maternal uncles of the Báb, translated by Shoghi Effendi and first published in English in 1931.

Prayers and Meditations by Bahá’u’lláh »

A selection of prayers and meditations revealed by Bahá’u’lláh, compiled and translated by Shoghi Effendi and first published in 1938.

The Seven Valleys and the Four Valleys »

Two works written in Baghdad after Bahá’u’lláh returned from Kurdistan in 1856. The Seven Valleys was revealed in reply to a letter from Shaykh Muhiyi’d-Din, the religious judge of Khaniqin, who was a Sufi. The Four Valleys was addressed to Shaykh ‘Abdu’r-Rahman, leader of the Qadiriyyih Sufi order, with whom Bahá’u’lláh had been in contact in Sulaymaniyyih.

The Summons of the Lord of Hosts »

Six works comprising letters written by Bahá’u’lláh during His exile in Adrianople and the early years of His banishment to ‘Akká, addressed to the monarchs and leaders of His time, including Napoleon III of France, Czar Alexander II of Russia, Queen Victoria of England, Nasiri’d-Din Shah of Persia, and Pope Pius IX.

The Tabernacle of Unity »

Five Tablets addressed to individuals of Zoroastrian background, including two letters responding to questions posed by the Parsi Zoroastrian scholar and philanthropist Manikchi Sahib, as well as the Tablet of the Seven Questions and two other Tablets.

Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh »

Sixteen Tablets revealed by Bahá’u’lláh during the later years of His life, including the Tablet of Carmel, the Book of the Covenant, and the Tablet of Wisdom, as well as excerpts from other Writings.