“Whoso hath searched the depths of the oceans that lie hid within these exalted words, and fathomed their import, can be said to have discovered a glimmer of the unspeakable glory with which this mighty, this sublime, and most holy Revelation hath been endowed.”
— Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh
In the middle of the 19th century, Bahá’u’lláh (1817-1892)—the “Glory of God”—delivered a new Revelation from God to humanity. For four decades, thousands of verses, letters and books flowed from His pen, amounting to some 100 volumes of Sacred Writings. This collection offers the principal works of Bahá’u’lláh that have been translated into English.
The Báb (1819-1850)—the “Gate”—was an independent Manifestation of God, whose mission was to inaugurate a new cycle in humanity’s spiritual development. His Writings prepared the way for the coming of Bahá’u’lláh. A small collection of extracts from the Báb’s Writings, translated into English, can be found here.
In His will, Bahá’u’lláh appointed His eldest son, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá (1844-1921), to be the authorized interpreter of His teachings and Head of the Bahá’í Faith after Him. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s Writings and authoritative texts of His utterances constitute a central part of Bahá’í scripture. This collection offers the principal works of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá that have been translated and published in English.
Prayers revealed by Bahá’u’lláh, the Báb, and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá.
Appointed Guardian of the Bahá’í Faith by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, His eldest grandson Shoghi Effendi (1897-1957) guided the worldwide growth of the Bahá’í community through his extensive correspondence, much of which has been collected in book form.
The Universal House of Justice is the international governing council of the Bahá’í Faith. Bahá’u’lláh ordained the creation of this institution in His book of laws, the Kitáb-i-Aqdas. Since 1963, the Universal House of Justice has guided the Bahá’í world community to develop its capacity to participate in building a prosperous global civilization.
Collections of extracts from the Bahá’í writings generally prepared by the Research Department of the Universal House of Justice on various themes, including women, consultation, peace, and scholarship.