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Compilations prepared by National Spiritual Assemblies or their agencies. See also compilations prepared by the Baha'i World Centre and personal compilations.

Compilations prepared by National Spiritual Assemblies

  1. Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá et al National Teaching Committee of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United Kingdom, comp. Arise in His Name: A Guide for Travel Teachers (n.d.).
  2. Shoghi Effendi and Universal House of Justice et al United States Bahá'í National Center, comp. Bahá'í Approach to Non-Involvement in Partisan Political Activity (2022). Resource for individual and group study, in light of the current civil and political unrest in the U.S., Iran, and the world; reasons for the Bahá’í stance against partisan activity and its approach to social change; Bahá'í use of social media.
  3. Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States, comp. Bahá'í Community, The: A Summary of Its Organization and Laws (1947). An early manual and compilation on Bahá'í administration, community, and laws.
  4. Bahá'í Marriage and Family Life (1983). Selections from the Bahà’i writings.
  5. Shoghi Effendi and National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States. Bahá'í Procedure (1937). Instructions from Shoghi Effendi and procedures and rulings adopted by the National Spiritual Assembly, compiled from the Guardian's letters, Bahá'í News, and minutes and records of the National Spiritual Assembly, for the information of American Bahá'ís.
  6. Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá et al. Bahá'í Revelation, The: including Selections from the Bahá'í Holy Writings and Talks by 'Abdu'l-Bahá (1970). An excerpt from the book, consisting just of those items which are not already online in other books.
  7. Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. Horace Holley, ed. Bahá'í Scriptures: Selections from the Utterances of Bahá'u'lláh and 'Abdu'l-Bahá (1923). First collection of "approved" translations, largely superseded by newer translations.
  8. Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. Bahá'í World Faith: Selected Writings of Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (1943).
  9. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States, comp. Business, Development, and the Bahá'í Funds (1993). Compilation by the Office of the Treasurer on the challenge for America, business ventures and development, dependencies of the Mashriqu'l-Adhkar, fundraising, safeguarding contributions, and earmarking. Includes many supplemental letters from the UHJ.
  10. Centenary of a World Faith: The History of the Bahá'í Faith and its Development in the British Isles (1944). On the lives of The Bab, Bahá'u'lláh, and Abdul-Baha, progress of the Faith in the East and West, and growth of the cause in the United Kingdom. Published for the centenary of the declaration of the Báb.
  11. Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi et al National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Canada, comp. Challenge: Messages to Bahá'í Youth (1975). Compilation of messages to Bahá'í youth in English and French.
  12. Shoghi Effendi. Charter of a Divine Civilization: A Compilation (1956). A compilation of writings of Shoghi Effendi which "assembles the particular passages which interpret the meaning of the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Bahá as source of the New Bahai' Order."
  13. Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. Compilation of the Holy Utterances of Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá, Concerning the Most Great Peace, War and Duty of the Bahá'ís toward their Government (1918). An early compilation, prepared for the Tenth Annual Convention, April 1918.
  14. Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá et al US Bahá'í Publishing Trust, comp. Covenant and Administration (1971).
  15. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the British Isles, comp. Covenant of Baha'u'llah, The: A Compilation (1963). Lengthy compilation published as a book, first put together in 1950, of quotations from Scripture — Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Bábí, and Bahá’í — about the Covenant of God, the Eternal Covenant, and the Greater and Lesser Covenants.
  16. National Bahá'í Education Task Force. Foundations for a Spiritual Education: Research of the Bahá'í Writings (2005). A sourcebook of Bahá'í principles for the training of children, covering the purpose and content of a core spiritual curriculum, as well as a process framework for spiritual education.
  17. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States. Guidance for Bahá'í Groups (2000). The purpose, organization, functioning, limitations, privileges and responsibilities of Bahá'í groups; guidance for individuals about application of Bahá'í laws, such as marriage and divorce; and guidance for Assemblies that have reverted to group status.
  18. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States, comp. Guidelines for Spiritual Assemblies on Domestic Violence: A Supplement to Developing Distinctive Bahá'í Communities (2002). Domestic violence from the standpoint of the Bahá'í teachings: guidance for protecting those who are abused, assisting in rehabilitation of those who commit abuse, and supporting families, with sensitivity to cultural and ethnicity issues.
  19. Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá et al National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Australia, comp. Light and Mercy: Mental Health and Tests and Difficulties (2021). The physical and mental impact of the continuing pandemic is evident around us, and the members of the Baha’i community are not immune. This publication will be of assistance and support to the friends both individually and collectively.
  20. Iran Furutan Muhajir, comp. Mystery of God, The (1971). Text extracted from a book of rare photographs of 'Abdu'l-Bahá accompanied by extracts from the writings of Bahá'u'lláh, 'Abdu'l-Bahá, and Shoghi Effendi.
  21. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Central and East Africa, comp. Notes on Bahá'í Proofs Based on the Bible, Some (1963). Compilation by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Central and East Africa
  22. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Central and East Africa, comp. Notes on Bahá'í Proofs Based on the Qur'an, Some (2000). Compilation by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Central and East Africa
  23. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United Kingdom, comp. On a Bahá'í's Engagement with Society and Non-Involvement in Politics (2017).
  24. Pattern of Bahá'í life, The (1948). Quotes not readily available elsewhere online, from a compilation of Bahá'í Writings on personal character.
  25. Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá et al. Pattern of Bahá'í Life, The (1948). This compilation was first issued by the National Spiritual Assembly of the British Isles in 1948, and fully revised in 1990 on behalf of the Universal House of Justice by the National Spiritual Assembly of India.
  26. Báb, The and Bahá'u'lláh et al. Bonnie J. Taylor, comp. Power of Unity, The: Beyond Prejudice and Racism [excerpts] (1986).
  27. Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá et al. Principios de Administración Bahá'í (Una compilación) (1961). Spanish translation of Principles of Bahá'í Administration
  28. Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá et al National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United Kingdom, comp. Principles of Bahá'í Administration (1950). A guide to procedure in the life and organic activity of the Bahá'í community, prepared from three main sources from the US National Spiritual Assembly: Bahá'í Administration, Bahá'í Procedure, and Bahá'í Community.
  29. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States, comp. Questions and Answers on War and Related Issues (2003). Compilation of passages and commentary on the military, political activism, disarmament, pacifism, and collective security.
  30. Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá et al National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Canada, comp. Quickeners of Mankind: Pioneering in a World Community (1980). Quotations about the theory and practice of pioneering and "travel teaching." Includes stories about pioneers, and a small selection of texts from Marion Jack.
  31. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States, comp. Spiritual Institutions: The Foundation for Oneness (2000). Annotated compilation on the structure and functioning of the Bahá'í administrative order.
  32. Spiritualism, Reincarnation and Related Subjects (1973). Includes psychic phenomena, spiritual healing, and astrology.
  33. Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá et al National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States, comp. Stewardship and Development (2005). Deepening tool for understanding the spiritual nature of giving, and a reference tool for use by NSAs and their treasurers. Includes previously-untranslated passages.
  34. Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá National Teaching Committee, comp. Suffering of Bahá'u'lláh, The (1974).
  35. Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of South Africa Johannesburg, comp. That Promising Continent: Selections from the Writings of Abdu'l-Baha, the Writings and Letters of Shoghi Effendi and the Letters Written on his Behalf on Africa (1998). Updated version of "That Vast but Promising Continent," a compilation originally prepared by the UHJ and International Teaching Centre to stimulate among Bahá'ís in Africa a greater awareness of their high spiritual destiny, strengths, and opportunities.
  36. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the Hawaiian Islands. Tree of Life, The: A Program for the Spiritualization of the Bahá'í Community (1993). Compilations for a spiritualization and teaching campaign on prayer and meditation, how to be like the "shining examples" of the Bab and Bahá'u'lláh, and the 1992 Ridvan message.
  37. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States. Trustees of the Merciful: The Station, Responsibilities and Duties of the Local Spiritual Assembly (1958). Brief compilation from Bahá'u'lláh, Abdu'l-Bahá, and Shoghi Effendi; constitutional basis of the Local Spiritual Assembly; duties and responsibilities.
  38. National Youth Committee, comp. Unrestrained as the Wind: A Life Dedicated to Bahá'u'lláh (1985). Compilation of quotations on topics of especial interest to Bahá'í youth.
  39. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States, comp. Vaccination: A Compilation (2019). Brief compilation sent by email by the US NSA. Includes cover letter.
  40. Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá et al. Victory Promises (1978). Promises for success in spreading the Faith.
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