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See also the Chronology of the Bahá'í Faith (Glenn Cameron, 1996/2024).

Chronologies, Timelines, Genealogies

  1. Activities of `Abdu'l-Bahá in Illinois, 1912 (1976). Two-page list of all the addresses of the places visited by Abdu'l-Bahá, April 29 - November 4, 1912. Includes link to Google map.
  2. Ahang Rabbani. Afnán Family, The: Some Biographical Notes (2007). Genealogy of the Báb and biographies of his descendants; meaning of afnan.
  3. Bahá'í Calendar, Festivals, and Dates of Historic Significance (1986). Feasts, anniversaries, days of fasting, holy days, Nabil's narrative on the Badi' Calendar, and brief chronology of important dates in Bahá'í history.
  4. Anita Graves, comp. Bahá'í Era / Gregorian Calendar correlated to Ages, Epochs, and Plans (2014). A chart showing the Bahá'í Era (years 1-179) and their A.D. equivalent (1844-2023), and their division into epochs and plans.
  5. Rowshan Mustapha. Bahá'í Faith in Egypt, The: A Historical Survey of the First Twelve Decades (2023). Detailed chronology and lengthy chapters on Bahá'u'lláh's blessings to Egypt, Abdu'l-Bahá's travels, the origins of the Egyptian Bahá'í community, teaching plans, and growth of the administration 1911 through 1981.
  6. Glenn Cameron and Wendi Momen. Basic Bahá'í Chronology, A (1996). Front-matter and index of the book. The rest of the content, the Chronology itself, is at bahai-library.com/chronology where it has been greatly expanded and modified since original publication.
  7. Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Boise, Idaho, comp. Brief History of the Bahá'í Faith (1996). Chronology of major events in Bahá'í history from 1844 to 1996.
  8. Ruhaniyyih Ruth Moffett. Cause of the Rise and Fall of Civilizations, The (1954). A chart correlating the growth of maturity of humanity and the evolution of religions with major events in history.
  9. Arjen Bolhuis. Chart of the Eras and Epochs of Bahá'í History (2000). Diagram of the periods of Bahá'í history. Available in English and Russian.
  10. Melissa Tansik. Chronological study: Tablets to the Rulers (1998). Timeline of the rise of nation states, 1844-1871, and the history and fate of the rulers to whom Bahá'u'lláh wrote in the 1860s.
  11. Violetta Zein. Chronologies of the Lives of Bahá'u'lláh, the Báb, 'Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi (2021). Table of contents for, and links to, 52 detailed biographical chronologies of the Utterance Project.
  12. Arjen Bolhuis, comp. Chronology of Bahá'í Literature (2005). A table, sorted by date, of all major English-language publications from the Central Figures, the Universal House of Justice, and reference materials.
  13. Jonah Winters, comp. Chronology of Persecutions of Babis and Baha'is (1998).
  14. Chronology of Principal Events Related in the Dawn-Breakers (n.d.). Table of 59 key events in early Bábí history.
  15. James J. Keene. Dawn-Breakers Movie, The (1986). Sample sections of a movie script of historical fiction: preface, first scene, and appendices 1-5: Dawn-Breakers chronology, story outline and plot, and character visualizations.
  16. David Merrick, comp. Declaration of the Bab (May 1844): A Survey of Sources for Researchers (2017). English Sources for the Declaration of the Bab placed in chronological/thematic order for comparison, with notes.
  17. Ahang Rabbani. Family of Vahid Darabi, The (2004). Ancestry and history of many Babis involved in the Nayriz uprising, 1850.
  18. Boris Handal. Genealogía de los Profetas de Dios (2010). A chart connecting the major Messengers of God through historical, prophetic, and interpretative information, from Adam to Bahá'u'lláh, showing Shoghi Effendi's ascendancy as "the primal branch of the Divine and Sacred Lote-Tree."
  19. Donald Osborn and Vicky Majewski. Genealogies of Bahá'ís on WikiTree (2022). Links to online genealogies, and a video presentation "Using the tools of genealogy."
  20. Grover Gonzales. Genealogy of Shoghi Effendi (1957). A hand-drawn chart of Shoghi Effendi's family history.
  21. Ahang Rabbani, comp. Genealogy of the Aghsan and the Afnán (2005). Two family trees, one for The Bab and the other for Bahá'u'lláh.
  22. Kay Zinky. Genealogy of The Báb and Bahá'u'lláh (1950). Chart showing the Semitic line of prophets, including source citations.
  23. Harry Liedtke. Guardian's Wartime Travels, The (2016). Brief chronology of world events 1938-1940 juxtaposed with Shoghi Effendi's travels in 1940, when he left Haifa for England nine months after the beginning of the war.
  24. The Pluralism Project. History of the Bahá'í Faith in Boston (2010). Two short documents by Harvard University's religious pluralism project: "Timeline of the Bahá’í Faith in Greater Boston" and "The Bahá’í Faith in Greater Boston."
  25. Duane Troxel. Islam and the Bahá'í Faith: A Brief Guide (1994). An overview of some facts and resources about Islam Bahá'ís should know when conversing with Muslims. Includes chronology of Islam.
  26. Jelle de Vries, ed. Journey of 'Abdu'l-Bahá's "Tablet to the Hague", The: A Photo Chronology (2019). Link (offsite) to a visual tour of the history, people, and events relevant to Abdu'l-Bahá's "Letter to the Central Organisation for a Durable Peace."
  27. Little Badasht: Aids for the Study of Nabil's Narrative (1980). Study guide of The Dawn-Breakers designed for a youth audience. Includes chronology of the time period, and maps of Persia.
  28. John Conkling, comp. Majestic Process, The: Cycles, Eras, Epochs and Stages (2004). A one page chart developed as a class handout on the "Majestic Process," the Ages and Epochs of the Faith.
  29. David Merrick. Martyrdom of the Bab: An Outline for Researchers (2019). The events of the Martyrdom of the Bab, including the weeks before and days after, presented through complementary and contrasting accounts with commentary, suitable for anyone investigating the events in detail.
  30. Arjen Bolhuis, comp. Members of the Universal House of Justice 1963-2023 and Hands of the Cause: Timeline (2003). List of names and dates of all who served on the House of Justice or as Hands.
  31. Brian A. Miller. Mid-East History during the Islamic Period: Chronology and Commentary (2000). Brief overview of Islamic history.
  32. Ali Nakhjavani. Ninth cycle of the Bahá'í calendar, The (2015). Essay clarifying some technical issues involved with calculating lunar calendars, and how to appreciate the timing and implications of the Universal House of Justice's 2014 update to the Badí` calendar.
  33. Behrooz Khomassi, comp. Nuri, Mirza Abbas Buzurg: Complete Genealogy Report (2008).
  34. David Merrick, comp. Passing of Abdu'l-Baha (Nov 1921) (2018). The weeks and days leading up to, during and following the passing of Abdu'l-Bahá, presented as original accounts in chronological order.
  35. Shoghi Effendi. Pedigree of the Qajar Dynasty (1932). Genealogical chart of the Qajar Dynasty
  36. Hussein Ahdieh. Precious Glimmers: The Bahá'í Faith in New York, 1892-1932 (2020). Highlights of the first forty years of the Bahá'í Faith in the City of the Covenant, 1892-1932. Includes chronology of meetings, conferences, activities, and milestones, and photographs.
  37. Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Teaneck NJ. Progressive Revelation Poster (n.d.). One-page poster giving a visual representation of the Manifestations that have come to nine countries or regions of the world.
  38. Universal House of Justice. Regarding the Implementation of the Badi` Calendar (2014). Message to the Bahá’ís of the world on the updated calendar of Bahá'í holy days. Includes a table of Bahá’í Dates 172 to 221 B.E., and a letter to an individual explaining the date of the astronomical new moon in Islamic and Bahá'í calendars.
  39. Significant Events in Bahá'í History (1969). Two-page chronology of major events in Bahá'í history, 1817-1969.
  40. Timeline of major letters of the Guardian (n.d.). Date, location published, summary, and memorable quotations of some significant letters of Shoghi Effendi.
  41. Kathryn Brown and Sharon Davis et al. Timeline to the Baghdad Period: Themes of Early Tablets and Historical Personages Related to them (2000). History and themes of and personages related to Bahá'u'lláh's Tablets of the Baghdad period (1853-63), including a graphical chronology.
  42. Unfoldment of the Divine Plan (2021). Visual overview of the Bahá'í Cycle, the Bahá'í Era, the three Ages, the three Epochs, and all of the Plans.
  43. Betsy Omidvaran. Visits of the Hands of the Cause of God to Ireland (2003). An overview of all known visits by the Hands, the highest-ranking officers of the Bahá’í Faith, to Ireland. Review of the many historical sources about this largely-uninvestigated topic. Includes timeline of the visits between 1952 and 1986.
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