List of writings of Bahá'u'lláh

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Bahá'u'lláh, founder of the Bahá'í Faith, wrote many books, tablets and prayers, of which only a fraction has been translated into English until now. He revealed thousands of tablets with a total volume more than 70 times the size of the Qur'an and more than 15 times the size of the Old and New Testaments of the Bible.[1][2][3]

The below list, organized by the city he was in while he wrote the tablet, is not complete, but only shows the most well-known writings of Bahá'u'lláh.

Tehran[edit]

1852
  • Rashh-i-'Amá, "Sprinkling from a Cloud" a poem of 20 verses in Persian, written when Bahá’u’lláh was imprisoned in the Síyáh-Chál in Tehran, after he received a vision of a Maid of Heaven, through whom he received his mission as a Messenger of God and as the One whose coming the Báb had prophesied.

Baghdad[edit]

1854
  • Lawh-i-Kullu'-Ta'ám, "Tablet of All Food"

Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan[edit]

1855
  • Qasídiy-i-Varqá'íyyih, "Ode of the Dove"

Baghdad[edit]

1857
  • Sahífiy-i-Shattíyyih, "Book of the River [Tigris]"
1857–58
  • Chahár Vádí, "Four Valleys" The Four Valleys was written around 1857 in Baghdad, in response to questions of Shaykh 'Abdu'r-Rahman-i-Talabani, the "honored and indisputable leader" of the Qádiríyyih Order of Sufism.
  • Kalimát-i-Maknúnih, "Hidden Words" The Hidden Words is written in the form of a collection of short utterances, 71 in Arabic and 82 in Persian, in which Bahá'u'lláh claims to have taken the basic essence of certain spiritual truths and written them in brief form.
1857–63
  • Haft Vádí, "Seven Valleys" The Seven Valleys was written around 1860 in Baghdad after Bahá'u'lláh had returned from the Sulaymaniyah region in Kurdistan. The work was written in response to questions posed by Shaykh Muhyi'd-Din, a judge, who was a follower of the Qádiríyyih Order of Sufism.
  • Hurúfát-i-'Álín, "The Exalted Letters"
  • Javáhiru'l-Asrár, "Gems of Divine Mysteries"
  • Lawh-i-Áyiy-i-Núr, "Tablet of the 'Light Verse'" [of the Qur'an]), also known as Tafsír-i-Hurúfát-i-Muqatta'ih, "Commentary on the Isolated Letters"
  • Lawh-i-Fitnih, "Tablet of the Test"
  • Lawh-i-Húríyyih, "Tablet of the Maiden"
  • Madínatu'r-Ridá, "City of Radiance/Radiant Acquiescence"
  • Madínatu't-Tawhíd, "City of Unity"
  • Shikkar-Shikan-Shavand, "Sweet Scented Being"
  • Súriy-i-Nush, "Tablet of Advice"
  • Súriy-i-Qadír, "Surih of the Omnipotent"
  • Asl-i-Kullu'l-Khayr, "Words of Wisdom"
1858–63
  • Subhána-Rabbíya'l-A'lá, "Praise to the Exalted Lord"
  • Lawh-i-Ghulámu'l-Khuld, "Tablet of the Eternal Youth"
  • Húr-i-Ujáb, "The Wondrous Maiden"
  • Az-Bágh-i-Iláhí, "From The Garden of Holiness"
1862
1863

On the way to Constantinople[edit]

1863
  • Lawh-i-Hawdaj, "Tablet of the Howdah [a seat for riding a camel]"

Constantinople (Istanbul)[edit]

1863
  • Subhánika-Yá-Hú, "Praised be Thou, O He!," also known as Lawh-i-Naqus, "Tablet of the Bell"

Adrianople (Edirne)[edit]

1864
  • Súriy-i-'Ibád, "Tablet of the Servants/People"
  • Lawh-i-Salmán, "First Tablet to Salmán"
1864–66
  • Lawh-i-Laylatu'l-Quds, "Tablet of the Sacred Night"
1864–68
  • Lawh-i-Siráj, "Tablet for Siraj"
  • Mathnavíy-i-Mubárak, "Blessed Mathnaví [collection of poetry]"
  • Súriy-i-Asháb, "Surih of the Companions"
  • Súrihs of Hajj, "Tablets of Pilgrimage"
  • Súriy-i-Qalam (Súrih of the Pen)
1865
  • Lawh-i-Ahmad, "Tablet of Ahmad," Arabic
  • Lawh-i-Ahmad, "Tablet of Ahmad," Persian
1865–66
  • Lawh-i-Bahá, "Tablet of Glory"
  • Súriy-i-Damm, "Tablet of Blood"
1866
  • Lawh-i-Rúh, "Tablet of Spirit"
  • Lawh-i-Khalíl, "Tablet to Jinab-i Khalil ["the friend"]"
1866-68
  • Lawh-i-Ashraf, "Tablet to Ashraf ["the noble"]"
  • Lawh-i-Nasír, "Tablet to Nasír ["the defender"]"
1867
  • Lawh-i-Sayyáh, "Tablet of the Traveller"
1867–68
1867–69
1867
  • Lawh-i-Napulyún, "First Tablet to Napoleon III"

On the way to ‘Akká[edit]

1868

'Akká[edit]

1868
  • Lawh-i-Salmán II, "Second Tablet of Salmán"
  • Lawh-i-Ra'ís, "Tablet to the Premier/President/Chief [Ali Pasha]"
1868–70
1869
1870–75
  • Lawh-i-Tibb, "Tablet to the Physician/Tablet of Medicine"
1870–77
1871
1873
  • Kitáb-i-Aqdas, "The Most Holy Book"
  • Lawh-i-Ru'yá, "Tablet of Vision"
1873–74

Mazra’ih and Bahjí[edit]

1877–79
1879–91
'Revelation writing': The first draft of a page from the Tajallíyát of Baha'u'llah
1882
1885–88
1888
1891

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ BWNS. "A new volume of Bahá'í sacred writings, recently translated and comprising Bahá'u'lláh's call to world leaders, is published". Retrieved 2006-11-24. 
  2. ^ Archives Office at the Bahá'í World Centre, Haifa, Israel. "Bahá'í Archives - Preserving and safeguarding the Sacred Texts". Retrieved 2008-06-26. 
  3. ^ Universal House of Justice. "Numbers and Classifications of Sacred Writings texts". Retrieved 2006-11-24. 

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