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  1. Posted 2019-09-07, in Personal compilations:   Vaccination: A Compilation (2019). Brief compilation sent by email by the US NSA. Includes cover letter. [about]
  2. Posted 2019-09-05, in Published Articles:   Vahid Rafati. Qáʼim-Maqám Faráhání in the Baháʼí Writings, in Lights of Irfan 20 (2019). A comprehensive survey of references to the Qá’im-Maqám, prime minister of Iran under Muhammad Sháh, in the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. [about]
  3. Posted 2019-08-23, in Published Articles:   Nosratollah Rassekh. Islám: The First 138 Years, in World Order (1980). Overview of the start of Islam, the life of Muhammad, the Qur'an, succession, early splits and philosophical disagreements, and expansion across the Middle East. [about]
  4. Posted 2019-08-23, in Research notes:   Daniel Azim Pschaida. Baha'u'llah's Long Healing Prayer: Notes on Iterations / Recensions (2019). Comparison of minor variations between two published versions of Baha'u'llah's Long Healing Prayer. Includes scan of the Arabic original. [about]
  5. Posted 2019-08-13, in Biographies:   Shahla Gillbanks. Footprints in the Sands of Time (2019). Memoir of time as a Baha'i in Iran and pioneer to other countries around the world, and a historical account of service in the United States, New Zealand, and Czechoslovakia. [about]
  6. Posted 2019-07-23, in Essays and short articles:   Grover Gonzales. Browne's Mirza Yahya, Before and After His Second Visit: Tarikh-i-Jadid vs. Materials for the Study of the Babi Religion (2019). E. G. Browne visited Yahya, Subh-i-Azal, in 1890 and 1896. He wrote about Azal with a positive tone in New History (1893) and a disillusioned tone in Materials (1918). This is a brief history of Browne's shifting perspective of the Azalis. [about]
  7. Posted 2019-07-02, in Provisional translations:   Báb, The. Le Béyan Persan (1911). [about]
  8. Posted 2019-07-01, in Historical documents:   Bahá'í International Community. Freedom of Religion on Trial in Morocco: The Nador Case (1963). A formal response to a court case in Morocco from the previous month in which three Baha'is were convicted of conspiring to overthrow the government, subvert religion, and disrupt the public order. [about]
  9. Posted 2019-06-30, in Pilgrims' notes:   Louise Bosch. Night of the Passing of 'Abdu'l-Baha (1921). Part of a letter written by Bosch to her friends in the San Francisco Bay area recounting the night the Master passed away. [about]
  10. Posted 2019-06-30, in Provisional translations:   Bahá'u'lláh. Tablets of Tarazat, World, Words of Paradise, Tajalliyat, and Glad Tidings (1906). Five early translations of Tablets from Akka. [about]
  11. Posted 2019-06-30, in Published Articles:   Siyamak Zabihi-Moghaddam. Bábí-State Conflict at Shaykh Tabarsi, The, in Iranian Studies 35:1-3 (2002). On the background and events of the Shaykh Tabarsi conflict; developments, both in the political sphere and within the Babi community, that led to the outbreak of open warfare in 1848; and objectives of the Babi participants in the conflict. [about]
  12. Posted 2019-06-30, in Unpublished Articles:   Harry Liedtke. German Bahá'í Community under Nazism, The: A Historical Perspective (1999). Thoughts on why Bahá’ís, as an international Community or as individuals, did not play an active role in preventing the rise of the Nazis. In truth, they acted heroically and did exactly what was asked of them by the Guardian. [about]
  13. Posted 2019-06-30, in Theses:   Selena M. Crosson. Searching for May Maxwell: Bahá'í Millennial Feminism, Transformative Identity & Globalism in the new World Order (2013). On forces influencing and shaping womens' roles in early Bahá’i culture, 1898-1940. A group of Western women, associated with Maxwell through ties of faith and friendship, was one of the first to establish a transnational feminist reform network. [about]
  14. Posted 2019-06-30, in Statistics:   Bahá'í Faith, The: 1844-1952: Information Statistical and Comparative (1953). [about]
  15. Posted 2019-06-29, in Bahá'í Writings:   Bahá'u'lláh. Call of the Divine Beloved (2019). Seven Tablets revealed before 1863, including a retranslation of the Seven Valleys and the Four Valleys, the poem Rashh-i-‘Amá (The Clouds of the Realms Above) revealed in the Síyáh-Chál, and four other newly translated Tablets on the mystic journey. [about]
  16. Posted 2019-06-29, in Bahá'í Writings:   Abdu'l-Bahá. Twelve table talks given by 'Abdu'l-Bahá in 'Akká (2019). Talks from 1904-1906. [about]
  17. Posted 2019-06-29, in Pilgrims' notes:   Gertrude Bell. Gertrude Bell Archive, excerpts (1902). A British writer and archeologist, Bell traveled throughout the Middle East from 1899-1926. During this time she made several trips to Haifa and Akka, meeting Abdu'l-Baha, and entering the Shrine of Baha'u'llah. She also took a number of photos of Akka. [about]
  18. Posted 2019-06-29, in Published Articles:   Amanah Nurish. Meta-Narrative of Peasant Religious Conversion, The: A Case Study of the Baha'i Community In Thailand, in En Arche: Indonesian Journal of Inter-Religious Studies 4:1 (2015). A study of why the peasant peoples of Yasothon, Thailand have turned to the Baha'i Faith instead of the more common Buddhism; how local political movements and resistance develop among the poor working-class in agricultural areas. [about]
  19. Posted 2019-06-29, in Published Articles:   A. D. H. Bivar. Portraits and Career of Mohammed Ali, Son of Kazem-Beg, The: Scottish Missionaries and Russian Orientalism, in Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 57:2 (1994). Kazem-Beg has a place in Baha'i history because of his early book The Bab and the Babis (St. Petersburg, 1865). Article contains no mention of the Babi or Baha'i Faiths. [about]
  20. Posted 2019-06-29, in Bibliographies:   Translation list. Index to talks, letters, and other items translated from Persian and Arabic to English by Ma'sumian; listed here for the sake of search engines and tagging. [about]
  21. Posted 2019-06-28, in Personal compilations:   La Moral del Corán (2013). Compilation of passages from the Qur'an, with reference to some Baha'i writings. [about]
  22. Posted 2019-06-28, in Provisional translations:   Bahá'u'lláh. Provisional Translation of the Persian Tablet of Ahmad (2015). Translation of a Tablet from from the Adrianople period, about the requirements for having an enlightened self and living spirit. Almost half of its passages were included in Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh. [about]
  23. Posted 2019-06-28, in Published Articles:   Boris Handal Morales. De la Córdoba Mora a los Bahá'ís de Irán, in Revista Cultura y Religión 4:1 (2010). Contrast between the contemporary Iranian Baha'i community and the treatment of religious minorities in Spain under the Moors. [about]
  24. Posted 2019-06-28, in Published Articles:   Boris Handal Morales. La Cultura Hispano Árabe en Latino América, in Polis 3:9 (2004). The influence of the Hispano-Arab culture in Latin American history, from a linguistic point of view, and through the development of the humanities and sciences such as mathematics, astronomy, and medicine. [about]
  25. Posted 2019-06-28, in Published Articles:   Moojan Momen. Millennialist Narrative and Apocalyptic Violence: The Case of the Babis of Iran, in Journal of the British Association for the Study of Religions 20 (2018). How apocalyptic narratives played out in events of 1848-50, stages in the escalation of the conflict, factors that increased the likelihood of violence, and developments after 1852 that moved the focus of the religion from pre- to post-millennialism. [about]
  26. Posted 2019-06-28, in Biographies:   Boris Handal Morales. Mahoma, Profeta de Dios (2005). Overview of the life of Muhammad and the teachings of the Qur'an, and world Islamic culture. [about]
  27. Posted 2019-06-28, in Books:   A.L.M. Nicolas. Essai Sur le Cheikhisme (1910). One of the earliest biographies of Shaykh Ahmad Ahsa'i and Siyyid Kazim Rashi, founders of Iranian reform movements in the 18th and 19th centuries. [about]
  28. Posted 2019-06-27, in Documents from the Universal House of Justice:   International Teaching Centre. Building Momentum: A Coherent Approach to Growth (2003). Guidance for the Bahá'í world in advancing the process of entry by troops. Part 3 of a series, following "Training Institutes" (1998) and "Training Institutes and Systematic Growth" (2000). [about]
  29. Posted 2019-06-27, in Historical documents:   Edward T. Hall. Beginning of the Bahá'í Cause in Manchester, The (1925). A brief early history, starting from Sarah Ann Ridgeway, the first Bahá'í in the North of England circa 1906, and the author himself who converted in 1910. [about]
  30. Posted 2019-06-27, in Published Articles:   National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the British Isles. Growth of the Cause in the British Isles, The, in The Centenary of a World Faith: The History of the Bahá'í Faith and Its Development in the British Isles (1944). Historical overview, starting with E. G. Browne and Comte de Gobineau, to pilgrims in the time of Abdu'l-Baha, up to the late 1930s. [about]
  31. Posted 2019-06-27, in Books:   Jose Luis Marques Utrillas. Lettres à un bon catholique (1987). Translation of "Letters to a Good Catholic," in which Spanish Bahá'í Utrillas narrates his personal adventure, his inner crises and mental readjustments, his experience as a post-conciliar priest, and his secularization [about]
  32. Posted 2019-06-27, in Book Reviews:   Catherine Nash. Two Books on the Life of Tahirih: Review, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies (2019). Reviews of Rejoice in My Gladness: The Life of Táhirih and The Calling: Táhirih of Persia and Her American Contemporaries. [about]
  33. Posted 2019-06-27, in Audio:   Curtis Kelsey. Stories of 'Abdul-Baha and the Guardian. Kelsey was serving in Haifa when 'Abdu'l-Baha passed away. These are his recollections and stories of his time with Abdu'l-Baha and Shoghi Effendi. [about]
  34. Posted 2019-06-26, in Published Articles:   Jan T. Jasion. "A.J." and the Introduction of the Baha'i Faith into Poland, in Bahá'í Studies 4 (1978). On the earliest mentions of the Babi Faith in Polish, and the writings of Aleksander Walerian Jablonowski, a well-known historian and linguist who met Babis in Baghdad in 1870. [about]
  35. Posted 2019-06-26, in Essays and short articles:   Ali K. Merchant. Rise of the Terrorism and Secessionism in South Asia: A Baha'i Viewpoint, in Journal of Dharma 25:3-4 (2000). A short article about causes of terrorism, its history in India, understanding the terrorist mindset, and some Baha'i solutions. [about]
  36. Posted 2019-06-26, in Study Guides:   Study Guide for Baha'i Marriage and Family Life (1986). This study guide is a companion to the compilation Baha'i Marriage and Family Life. [about]
  37. Posted 2019-06-25, in Personal compilations:   Bahá'í Translation Work: A Compilation (2008). Quotations by the Central Figures, the House, and the International Teaching Centre about translating and publishing Baha'i Writings into other languages. [about]
  38. Posted 2019-06-25, in Letters from the Universal House of Justice:   Universal House of Justice. Qiblih, Determining the direction of (2010). Guidance on how best to ascertain the direction of the Qiblih, the focus to which the faithful turn in prayer. For Bahá’ís the Qiblih is the tomb of Bahá’u’lláh at Bahji, "the Heart and Qiblih of the Bahá’í world" — similar to the Ka'bah for Muslims. [about]
  39. Posted 2019-06-24, in Biographies:   Haji Mirza Haydar-Ali. Stories from The Delight of Hearts: The Memoirs of Hájí Mírzá Haydar-'Alí (1980). Anecdotes and history, a personal glimpse of the Middle East in the 19th century, as told by a follower of Baha'u'llah and companion of Abdu'l-Baha. [about]
  40. Posted 2019-06-24, in Research notes:   Topical Index of Articles, Editorials, and Reviews Published in World Order (2014). Listing of articles from issues 1 through 38, 1966-2007, organized by topic. [about]
  41. Posted 2019-06-23, in Documents from the Universal House of Justice:   Universal House of Justice. Ridvan 2015: Bahá'í Era 172. Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. [about]
  42. Posted 2019-06-23, in Documents from the Universal House of Justice:   Universal House of Justice. Ridvan 2016: Bahá'í Era 173. Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. [about]
  43. Posted 2019-06-23, in Documents from the Universal House of Justice:   Universal House of Justice. Ridvan 2017: Bahá'í Era 174. Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. [about]
  44. Posted 2019-06-23, in Documents from the Universal House of Justice:   Universal House of Justice. Ridvan 2018: Bahá'í Era 175. Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. [about]
  45. Posted 2019-06-23, in Documents from the Universal House of Justice:   Universal House of Justice. Ridvan 2019: Bahá'í Era 176. Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. [about]
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