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AL-KITAB AL AQDAS

THE MOST HOLY BOOK

by Mirza Husayn-Ali Nuri (Baha’u’llah)

 
The Kitab-i-Aqdas or Aqdas is the central book of the Baha’i Faith written by Baha’u’llah, the founder of the religion, in 1873. 
 
 It is also referred to as “the Most Holy Book”, “the Book of Laws” or the Book of AqdasThe Aqdas is referred to as “the Mother-Book” of the Baha’i teachings.
 
The Aqdas also discusses the establishment of Baha’i institutions, Baha’i religious practices, mysticism, laws of personal status, criminal law, spiritual and ethical exhortations, social principles, miscellaneous laws and abrogations, and prophecies.

FACTS FOR BEHAISTS (1901) 

 

This book is a compilation of letters to and from Mrs. Templeton, an American who was residing in Haifa (Currently Israel) for a long time. Personally she had known Baha’u’llah and all His family members. Her friends thought that as she is not a believer in Baha’i Faith and therefore not partial, her testimony would be valuable. For this reason many believers from Chicago and New York wrote her letters of inquiry, all of which she answered.

THE THREE QUESTIONS

 

After meeting Abdul Baha, George Ibrahim Kheiralla was disappointed by his teachings and found his teaching against the teaching of Baha’u’llah, he has published pamphlets asking three questions to Abdul Baha whose response was in contradictory with the teaching of Baha’u’llah.

Detailed analysis of between the words of Baha’u’llah and Abbas Effendi is made in this book. It will not only provide analysis but also clear many doubts from the readers mind on different topics as the words of Baha’u’llah are divine and pearls of wisdom.

BEHA‘U’LLAH (THE GLORY OF GOD) – Volume – I

Each Prophet of God brought to humanity a cup of the wine of Truth. The followers of the prophets however, did not consider the wine in the cup, but devoted their attention to the quality and color of the cup itself; that is to say, they respected the individuality of their particular Prophet, rather than the Truth be ‘brought them. For this reason, although God’s messages to humanity have always been one and the same in their teaching, yet religious beliefs of mankind have differed on account of the color of the cup which held them.

In this book Ibrahim George Kheiralla explains the teachings of Baha’u’llah and the Baha’i Faith from Biblical as well as scientific point of view. The aim of this book is that all nations should become one in faith, the bonds of affection and unity between one and all should strengthen, diversity of religion should cease and differences in race be annulled.

BEHA‘U’LLAH (THE GLORY OF GOD) – Volume – II

Each prophet of God brought to humanity a cup of the wine of Truth. The followers of the prophets however, did not consider the wine in the cup, but devoted their attention to the quality and color of the cup itself; that is to say, they respected the individuality of their particular Prophet, rather than the Truth be ‘brought them. For this reason, although God’s messages to humanity have always been one and the same in their teaching, yet religious beliefs of mankind have differed on account of the color of the cup which held them.

This book is divided in 2 Volumes, In this book Ibrahim George Kheiralla explains the teachings of Baha’u’llah and the Baha’i Faith from Biblical as well as scientific point of view. The aim of this book is that all nations should become one in faith, the bonds of affection and unity between one and all should strengthen, diversity of religion should cease and differences in race be annulled.

PROOF OF THE EXISTENCE AND IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL

This book very briefly discusses the topic of Existence and Immortality of the soul. It covers topics such as:

The Scientific and logical proofs of Existence and Immortality of Soul.

Soul is an Intelligent Substance.

Sleep – An Evidence of Immortality

Dreams & Visions – Connecting links between the visible and the invisible.

WILL OF MIRZA MUHAMMAD ALI

by Mirza Muhammad Ali (Ghusn-i-Akbar)

This is something which is concealed from our innocent Baha’i friends. The Baha’is are misinformed about the position of Ghusn-i-Akbar. Here we present to you the will of Ghusn-i-Akbar Mirza Muhammad Ali Effendi. The beautiful and polite tone of Ghusn-i-Akbar can be understood from his blessed words in his will. So read, compare, understand and contemplate the words of the Mightiest branch – The True successor of Baha’u’llah. May the Blessings of Baha’u’llah be on those who read this will and comprehend it with an open mind.

BAHA‘U’LLAH TABLET TO MIRZA MUHAMMAD ALI

Baha’u’llah is a divine manifestation of God. And there is no doubt in His divinity and His infallibility. Baha’u’llah knew everything about the future as much as he knew about the past i.e. nothing was hidden from His Divine and Blessed eyes. Baha’u’llah very well knew who would stay on His covenant and who would break His covenant. This tablet is written by Baha’u’llah to the Mightiest Branch (Ghusn-i-Akbar) Mirza Muhammad Ali. Tears roll out from eyes when we read the words of our Master Baha’u’llah to his true successor. Read and be blessed by the words of our Master Baha’u’llah.

A LOST HISTORY OF THE BAHA’I FAITH

by Shua’u’llah Baha’i, Eric Stetson

This book tells the story of the Baha’i faith through the writings of some of the children’s and grandchildren’s of its founder, and others who knew Baha’u’llah personally. They called themselves “Unitarian Baha’is” and stood for a broad-minded faith based on reason and individual freedom of conscience. Because of their liberal views and skepticism of absolute religious authority, they were excommunicated and shunned by the Baha’is as the Baha’i faith developed into an organized religion. In fact, all the three descendants of Baha’u’llah – totaling dozens of family members – were excommunicated by their own relatives after its founder’s death.

BEHA’I QUARTERLY

Volume I, No. 1, Spring 1934. 

Beha’i Quarterly is devoted to the Teachings of the Great Sun of Truth which Appeared on the Horizon of the East “Beha’U’llah.”. It is in 4 Volumes. We present to the readers the First volume which discussed the following:

  1. Nine Basic Baha’i Principles.
  2. A Forward from Shua’u’llah Baha’i – Grandson of Bahaullah.
  3. Baha’u’llah’s Divinity explained.
  4. The Last will on Baha’u’llah.
  5. Pearls from the Supreme Pen of Baha’u’llah.
  6. Supplications.

BEHA’I QUARTERLY

Volume I, No. 2, Summer 1934. 

Behai Quarterly is devoted to the Teachings of the Great Sun of Truth which Appeared on theHorizon of the East “Beha’U’llah.”. It is in 4 Volumes. We present to the readers the First volume second issue which discussed the following:

  1. Nine Basic Baha’i Principles.
  2. A Forward from Shua’u’llah Baha’i – Grandson of Bahaullah.
  3. Baha’u’llah (The Glory Of God)
  4. The Biography of Baha’u’llah.
  5. Illuminated Manuscript (Written by Baha’u’llah)
  6. Immortality.
  7. Questions and Answers.
  8. Pearls from the Supreme Pen.

BEHA’I QUARTERLY

Volume II, No.1, First Quarter 1935. 

Behai Quarterly is devoted to the Teachings of the Great Sun of Truth which Appeared on theHorizon of the East “Beha’U’llah.”. It is in 4 Volumes. We present to the readers the Second volume First issue which discussed the following:

  1. Nine Basic Baha’i Principles.
  2. A Forward from Shua’u’llah Baha’i – Grandson of Bahaullah.
  3. A Voice from the East.
  4. Pearls from the Supreme Pen.
  5. Religion paralleled with science.
  6. Tablet of Baha’u’llah to Queen Victoria.
  7. Question and Answers.
  8. Supplication.

BEHA’I QUARTERLY

Volume II, No. 2, Second Quarter 1935. 

Beha’i Quarterly is devoted to the Teachings of the Great Sun of Truth which Appeared on the Horizon of the East “Beha’U’llah.”. It is in 4 Volumes. We present to the readers the Second volume second issue which discussed the following:

  1. Nine Basic Baha’i Principles.
  2. A Forward from Shua’u’llah Baha’i – Grandson of Baha’u’llah.
  3. Experience of an Occidental Savant.
  4. Tablet of Baha’u’llah to Pope Pius IX.
  5. Hidden Words
  6. Prayers.

 

BEHA’I QUARTERLY

Volume II, No. 3 & 4, Third and Fourth Quarter 1935. 

Beha’i Quarterly is devoted to the Teachings of the Great Sun of Truth which Appeared on the Horizon of the East “Beha’U’llah.”. It is in 4 Volumes. We present to the readers the Second volume third and fourth issue which discussed the following:

  1. Nine Basic Baha’i Principles.
  2. A Forward from Shua’u’llah Baha’i – Grandson of Baha’u’llah.
  3. A Voice from the East.
  4. The Divine Gift.
  5. Tablet of Baha’u’llah to Napoleon III.
  6. Tablet of Baha’u’llah to Alexander II (King Of Russia)
  7. Life’s Journey.
  8. Hidden Words.

BEHA’I QUARTERLY

Volume III, No. 1 & 2, First and Second Quarter 1936. 

Beha’i Quarterly is devoted to the Teachings of the Great Sun of Truth which Appeared on the Horizon of the East “Beha’U’llah.”. It is in 4 Volumes. We present to the readers the Third volume first and second issue which discussed the following:

  1. Nine Basic Baha’i Principles.
  2. A Forward from Shua’u’llah Baha’i – Grandson of Baha’u’llah.
  3. Tablet of Glad Tidings.
  4. Am I a Baha’i?
  5. Tablet of Tajalleyat.
  6. Brief Baha’i history.
  7. Evolution and Involution.
  8. Religion without clergy.

BEHA’I QUARTERLY

Volume III, No. 3 & 4, Third and Fourth Quarter 1936. 

Beha’i Quarterly is devoted to the Teachings of the Great Sun of Truth which Appeared on the Horizon of the East “Beha’U’llah.”. It is in 4 Volumes. We present to the readers the Third volume third and fourth issue which discussed the following:

  1. Nine Basic Baha’i Principles.
  2. A Forward from Shua’u’llah Baha’i – Grandson of Baha’u’llah.
  3. Tablet of Tarazat.
  4. The Bab and His Predecessors.
  5. Words of Paradise.
  6. Prayers.

BEHA’I QUARTERLY

Volume IV, No. 1 & 2, First and Second Quarter 1937. 

Beha’i Quarterly is devoted to the Teachings of the Great Sun of Truth which Appeared on the Horizon of the East “Beha’U’llah.”. It is in 4 Volumes. We present to the readers the Fourth volume first and second issue which discussed the following:

  1. Nine Basic Baha’i Principles.
  2. A Forward from Frederick A. Slack.
  3. Our pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
  4. Tablet of the Rose and the Nightingale.
  5. My Interview with Ghusn-i-Akbar.
  6. Pearls from the Supreme Pen.
  7. The three Baha’i sects.
  8. The Will of Baha’u’llah.
  9. The Will of Abdul Baha (Abbas).

PROTEST OF KAMAR BAHA’I AGAINST INJUSTICE

Mrs. Kamar Baha’i (great granddaughter of Baha’u’llah) focuses all of her opposition towards the person and policies of Shoghi Effendi Rabbani. She makes some questionable statements such as that the will of Abdu’l-Baha is “counterfeit” and that “Mohammed Ali’s friends were the true believers in Abbas Effendi”—part of a consistent pattern in her writings of at­tempting to protect the public image of both of her uncles rather than acknowledging the deep distrust that existed between them during their lifetimes. Mrs. Baha’i explains the reasons for the lawsuit she filed against Mr. Rabbani, and speculates that he settled it out of court because of fear that a trial could have opened up larger and more difficult to resolve issues concerning his legitimacy as the world Baha’i leader.

MEMORIES OF SHUA’U’LLAH SON OF MUHAMMAD ALI BAHA’I

by Shua’u’llah Baha’i

This document is also known as Memoir of Shua’u’llah. It as an autobiography written by Shua’u’llah in which he writes about his childhood memories, his travel to Egypt and India, his engagement with Ruha Khanum, his services to the Baha’i cause, his extensive travel to USA, his letter to Abdul Baha when Abdul Baha travelled to London. A very informative and truth revealing document.

BAHA‘U’LLAH TABLET TOWARDS LADY MUNIRA

This document is a transcript of Baha’s Autograph Letter addressed to his wife and children on vacation at Haifa.

Lady Munira was a widow when she was sent from Isfahan to Acre to do the chores in Baha’s Harem and to reform herself. She was assigned by Baha to wait on Baha’s daughter Samadiyya Khanum in Baha’s brother Mirza Musa’s house. Captivated by her charm, Sir Abbas Effendi falls for her.In his autograph letter addressed to his wife Mahd-i-Ulya and his children by her, Baha refersto the “She of Isfahan, viz., Munira” as having “stuck to the Most Great Branch [i.e. Sir Abbas Effendi] like unto a tick of Edirne” in allusion to parasite acarids that infested Edirne when Baha was there.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF BAHA‘U’LLAH

by Mirza Muhammad Javád Gazvini

Mirza Javad Qazvini was with Baha’u’llah in 1862-63 in Baghdad, was arrested in Tabriz in 1867 but let go with fine, he went to Edirne midway through 1867, went to Akka with Baha’u’llah and spent the rest of his life there. He wrote this historical book about Baha’u’llah, the incident after the death of Baha’u’llah has been highlighted specially rift and conflict between Abbas Effendi and Mohammad Ali Effendi as well as the changes made by  Abdul Baha in the writings of Baha’u’llah etc.

 

MIRZA AQA JAN “KHADIMU’LLAH” KASHI

Vaqi`ih-i Ha’ilih-i Khadim-i Abha dar Rawdih-i Mubarakih-‘i `Ulya.

by Aqa Jan Kashani Khadimu’llah 

A Lithographed Persian tract of 15pgs. describing the “Dreadful Event” which befell Janab-i Khadimu’llah in the garden at `Akka at the hands of `Abbas Efendi `Abdu’l-Baha in May, 1897.

See my Materials, pp. 197-198, and cf. pp. 88 and 230.” – E. G. Browne, Catalogue of Manuscripts.

THE MEMOIRS OF BADI’U’LLAH 

[The Most Luminous Branch (غصن انور) ] Baha’s Youngest Son

by Badi’u’llah Effendi

The following quotations have been excerpted from the memoirs of Ibn-al-Baha-Badi’u’llah) the most luminous Branch (Ghusn-i Anwar) who, as an insider throws light on the character of Abbas Effendi & Munira Khanum and furnishes first-hand information about them quoting Baha’u’llah as his author.

THE MEMOIRS OF BADI’U’LLAH 

[The Most Luminous Branch (غصن انور) ] Baha’s Youngest Son

(PERSIAN)

by Badi’u’llah Effendi

The following quotations are the memoirs of Ibn-al-Baha-Badi’u’llah) the most luminous Branch (Ghusn-i Anwar) who, as an insider throws light on the character of Abbas Effendi & Munira Khanum and furnishes first-hand information about them quoting Baha’u’llah as his author.

The original family tree is provided by Mrs. Negar Bahai Emsallem the Great grand daughter of Baha’u’llah.
This document contains the list of families right from  Mirza Buzurg (“The Great”) Abbas Nuri the father of Baha’u’llah.