List of writings of Baháʼu'lláh

Baháʼu'lláh, founder of the Baháʼí Faith, wrote many books and revealed thousands of tablets and prayers, of which only a fraction has so far been translated into English.

Around two third of the texts are in Arabic, and one third in Persian, or a combination of both languages.[1]

The list below, organized by the city he was in while he wrote the tablet, is not complete; it shows only the best-known writings of Baháʼu'lláh.

TehranEdit

1852
  • Ras͟hḥ-i-ʻAmá, "Sprinkling from a Cloud" a poem of 20 verses in Persian, written when Baháʼu'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.

BaghdadEdit

1854

Sulaymaniyah, KurdistanEdit

1855

BaghdadEdit

1857
  • Ṣaḥífiy-i-S͟haṭṭíyyih, "Book of the River [Tigris]"[citation needed]
1857–58
  • Chahár Vádí, "Four Valleys" The Four Valleys was written around 1857 in Baghdad, in response to questions of Shaykh ʻAbdu'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 Baháʼu'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 Baháʼu'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"[citation needed]
  • Javáhiru'l-Asrár, "Gems of Divine Mysteries"
  • Lawh-i-Áyiy-i-Núr, "Tablet of the 'Light Verse'" [of the Qurʼan]), also known as Tafsír-i-Hurúfát-i-Muqatta'ih, "Commentary on the Isolated Letters"[citation needed]
  • Lawh-i-Fitnih, "Tablet of the Test"[citation needed]
  • Lawh-i-Húríyyih, "Tablet of the Maiden"[citation needed]
  • Madínatu'r-Ridá, "City of Radiance/Radiant Acquiescence"[citation needed]
  • Madínatu't-Tawhíd, "City of Unity"[citation needed]
  • Shikkar-Shikan-Shavand, "Sweet Scented Being"[citation needed]
  • Súriy-i-Nush, "Súrih of Counsel"
  • Súriy-i-Qadír, "Surih of the Omnipotent"[citation needed]
  • Aṣl-i-Kullu'l-K͟hayr, "Words of Wisdom"
1858–63
1862
1863

On the way to ConstantinopleEdit

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

Constantinople (Istanbul)Edit

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

“Tablet of Ridva” March, 1863 Baghdad, Iraq

Adrianople (Edirne)Edit

1864
1864–66
1864–68
1865
1865–66
1866
1866-68
1867
1867–68
1867–69
1867

On the way to ʻAkkáEdit

1868

'AkkáEdit

1868
1868–70
1869
1870–75
  • Lawh-i-Tibb, "Tablet to the Physician/Tablet of Medicine"
1870–77
1871
1873
1873–74

Mazraʼih and BahjíEdit

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 alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Stockman, Robert H. (2021). The World of the Bahá'í Faith. Routledge. ISBN 0429648286. p. 52.

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