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Outlines of or study guides for the Sacred Writings. Articles that are simply about a particular Tablet are not listed here; try title search. See also Leiden List to the Tablets of Baha'u'llah or the Bibliography for the Tablets of Baha'u'llah: 1853-63, 1863-68, 1868-77, or 1877-92.

Study Guides of the Bahá'í Writings

  1. Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá et al. Brett Zamir, comp. Adult/Youth Study: Meetings, books, methods, and outcomes recommended in the Writings for youth and adult study (2004).
  2. Dwight Allen and Morten Bergsmo. Advent of Divine Justice: Study questions to (1991).
  3. Brett Zamir. Advent of Divine Justice Study Outline (2008). A brief outline of The Advent of Divine Justice
  4. Duane Troxel. America and the Most Great Peace interactive study guide (2004). A PDF interactive study guide to Shoghi Effendi's letter "America and the Most Great Peace," which was published in World Order of Bahá'u'lláh.
  5. Brett Zamir, comp. Answered Questions, Some: Study Outline (2002).
  6. Reginald L. Priestley. Bahá'í Fireside Notebook, The (2012). A believer's personal fireside notebook, compiled for his study and deepening: notes, timelines, and quotations summarizing the Bahá'í teachings.
  7. Arjen Bolhuis, comp. Bahá'í Prayers: Cross-reference list (2004). Complete list of all prayers revealed by the Central Figures, sorted by Prayer Book, Author, Subject, and/or First Line.
  8. Ernie Jones, comp. Bahá'í Teachings on The Universe (2017). Compilation of writings related to the cosmos, the worlds of God, and spiritual evolution.
  9. Daniel Azim Pschaida. Baha'u'llah's Long Healing Prayer: Parallel Translation and Notes on Iterations / Recensions (2019). Comparison of minor variations between two published versions of Bahá'u'lláh's Long Healing Prayer, a transliteration parallel with the authorized translation, a memorandum from the Universal House of Justice, and a scan of the Arabic original.
  10. Universal House of Justice and Iraj Ayman et al. Bayan (Bayán-i-Farsí and Bayán-i-'Arabí), The: Letters and Letters of the Living (1994).
  11. Brent Poirier and Christopher Buck et al. Bayan (Bayán-i-Farsí and Bayán-i-'Arabí), The: Wilmette Institute faculty notes (1997).
  12. Denis MacEoin. Bayán (Bayán-i-Farsí): Questions on (1998). Answers to a number of questions relating to the Bab and the Bayan, inspired by MacEoin's translation of the Persian Bayan.
  13. Brett Zamir, comp. Bible, The: King James version in Multilinear Format with Bahá'í References by Verse (n.d.).
  14. JoAnn M. Borovicka. Biblical References in Tablets of the Divine Plan (2017). Knowledge of the Bible is now at an all-time low; a study of the contexts of four biblical references found in Tablets of the Divine Plan, to demonstrate the value that biblical literacy brings to the study and implementation of these Tablets.
  15. Jonah Winters, comp. Bibliography for the Tablets of Baha'u'llah: List of citations and resources for Tablets revealed 1853-1863 (1999). Annotated list of historical references to Bahá'u'lláh's "Baghdad period".
  16. Jonah Winters, comp. Bibliography for the Tablets of Baha'u'llah: List of citations and resources for Tablets revealed 1863-1868 (1999). Annotated list of historical references to Bahá'u'lláh's "Adrianople period".
  17. Jonah Winters, comp. Bibliography for the Tablets of Baha'u'llah: List of citations and resources for Tablets revealed 1868-1877 (1999). Annotated list of historical references to Bahá'u'lláh's "Akka period".
  18. Jonah Winters, comp. Bibliography for the Tablets of Baha'u'llah: List of citations and resources for Tablets revealed 1877-1892 (1999). Annotated list of historical references to Bahá'u'lláh's "Bahji period".
  19. Hooper Dunbar. Naysan Sahba, ed. Book of Certitude, The: An Interview with Hooper Dunbar (1998). Significance and themes of the Kitáb-i-Íqán; its Islamic context; meaning of "certitude"; the importance of deepening and knowledge of the Writings.
  20. Jack McLean. Celestial Burning, A: A Selective Study of the Writings of Shoghi Effendi (2012). Style, content, and context of the major writings of the Guardian; providential history; critique of Hegel; the military metaphor; the language of interpretation; history of the apostolic age.
  21. Arjen Bolhuis. Century of Light: Outline (2002).
  22. Sheila Banani. Century of Light: Questions and References (2001).
  23. Boris Handal. Classroom Management in Action (2005). A guide to managing behavior in everyday situations, presented in the form of learning scenarios. Each scenario represents a familiar theme with diverse educational concepts, to spark group discussions and help teachers reflect on their own practices.
  24. Mona G. Seow and Jimmy Seow. Covenant Deepening: Workshop Materials (2002). A nine-part set of deepening materials on the Covenant, including study guides, a book-length compilation on the covenant, a crossword puzzle, and group discussion topics and activities.
  25. George Townshend. Covenant, The: An Analysis (1950). A study guide in outline form on the idea of a covenant, Messengers and their missions, the covenant between the Messenger and the faithful, and covenant-breaking. Includes an appendix, compilation on the covenant.
  26. Martijn Kersten. Dawn-Breakers, The: A Summary (2002). Outline, in point form, of each chapter.
  27. Brett Zamir, comp. Dawn-Breakers: A Study Guide and Outline (2002). See the actual outline at dawnbreakers/expandedoutlinedb.html.
  28. National Teaching Committee. Dawn-Breakers: Nabíl's Narrative of the Early Days of The Bahá'í Revelation: Study Guide (1932).
  29. Hui Bau. Demystifying Bahá'u'lláh's Tablet of the Holy Mariner: History, Translations, Interpretations and Analysis (2016). Lengthy compilation, with background information on the Tablet, and commentary from Bau, Adib Taherzadeh, Michael Sours, Jamsheed Samandari, and Aziz Mboya.
  30. Hui Bau. Demystifying Bahá'u'lláh's Tablet of the Temple (Súratu'l-Haykal) (2018). Background of the Suriy-i-Haykal: historical context and verses primarily from the first half of the surih, which feature the themes of the Body and Letters of the Temple, and Bahá’u’lláh’s introductory dialogues with two heavenly Maidens.
  31. Hui Bau. Demystifying Shoghi Effendi's Advent of Divine Justice: Condensed Text and Deepening (2020). A condensed presentation of the Guardian's call to action to American and Canadian Baha’is to engage spiritually in the path towards God. The accompanying deepening uses a more visual format to help develop one's own plan of action.
  32. Directives from the Guardian: Cross-reference list of sources in U.S. Bahá'í News (n.d.). List of the pages and issue numbers of the US Bahá'í News for the letters later published in Directives from the Guardian.
  33. Ahang Rabbani. Dispensation of Bahá'u'lláh (2005). A course on Shoghi Effendi's book, a summary of its contents, and its historical context.
  34. Soroush Shakib. Dispensation of Baha'u'llah: Study Guide (2000). Short study questions, some by Morten Bergsmo, for each paragraph of this document.
  35. Marlene Macke. Dramatic Readings (2017). Nineteen screenplays prepared as part of a Writers' collective at Desert Rose Bahá'í Institute, either fictionalized dramatic presentations of pivotal events in Bahá'í history or adapted from historical books.
  36. Jonah Winters. Effulgences (Tajallíyát): Tablet study outline (1999).
  37. Joanna M. Tahzib-Thomas. Empowering Words (2012). Extracts from the letters and messages of Shoghi Effendi for inspiration, guidance, and vision. Includes bio of the Guardian and study guide to the texts.
  38. Shoghi Effendi and Universal House of Justice Research Department of the Universal House of Justice, comp. Entry by Troops, Promoting (2000).
  39. Horace Holley. Epistle to the Son of the Wolf: A Study and Discussion Course (1952). Short syynopsis of the book in outline form, with some study topics at the end, prepared for the Louhelen Baha'i School.
  40. Moojan Momen. Epistle to the Son of the Wolf (Lawh-i-Ibn-i-Dhib): Akka Traditions (hadith) in (2003).
  41. Iraj Ayman. Epistle to the Son of the Wolf (Lawh-i-Ibn-i-Dhib): Biography of Siyyid Ismail of Zavarih (1999).
  42. Adib Taherzadeh. Epistle to the Son of the Wolf (Lawh-i-Ibn-i-Dhib): Excerpts from Revelation of Baha'u'llah (1987). Excerpts from chapters 24-25, compiled for the Wilmette Institute.
  43. Dianne Bradford, comp. Epistle to the Son of the Wolf (Lawh-i-Ibn-i-Dhib): Self-quotations from Baha'u'llah found in Epistle to the Son of the Wolf (1998). Compares Bahá'u'lláh's self-quotations in the Epistle with their earlier versions.
  44. Melanie Smith. Epistle to the Son of the Wolf (Lawh-i-Ibn-i-Dhib): Study Guide (1991). A study guide distributed to students of the Wilmette Institute by the US Bahá'í National Center; posted here with permission of author and of the USBNC.
  45. Michael W. Sours. Epistle to the Son of the Wolf (Lawh-i-Ibn-i-Dhib): The Lesser Peace (1999).
  46. Michael W. Sours and Iraj Ayman. Epistle to the Son of the Wolf (Lawh-i-Ibn-i-Dhib): Wilmette Institute faculty notes (1999).
  47. Marzieh Gail. Epistle to the Son of the Wolf (Lawh-i-Ibn-i-Dhib): Introduction to (1953).
  48. Marco Oliveira. Epístola de Maqsúd: Introdução ao estudo da Epístola de Maqsud (2005). A Epistola de Maqsud é uma das mais citadas epistolas de Bahá'u'lláh.Este texto pretende encorajar o estudo desta obra do Fundador da Religião Bahá'í.
  49. Marco Oliveira. Estudo da Epístola Filho do Lobo (2022). Links to six videos in Portuguese: translation and adaptation of Melanie Smith's Study Guide to the Epistle to the Son of the Wolf (1991), first taught as an online course in 2021 for friends in Portugal and Brazil and then recorded for Youtube.
  50. Marco Oliveira. Estudo da Súriy-i-Haykal (2023). Nine videos. Nesta Epístola, Bahá'u'lláh revela a majestade e a glória do Templo - que é o Seu próprio Ser - e apresenta novos aspectos da revelação de Deus.
  51. John Walbridge. Exalted Letters (Hurúfát-i-'Álín), The: Overview (1996).
  52. Sana Rezai. Exploration of the Ridvan 2010 Message, An (2010). Six common elements of Plan letters by the Guardian and the Universal House of Justice (praise, analysis, directives, reminder of fundamentals, guidance, encouragement), statistically analyzed by word counts.
  53. Sana Rezai. Exploring a Framework for Moral Education: An Outline (2012). Content outline of "Exploring a Framework for Moral Education: A framework for an evolving approach to moral education based on the concept of moral capabilities," by Paul Lample, Holly Hanson, and Lori Noguchi (Palabra, 1992).
  54. James B. Thomas. Exposition on the Fire Tablet by Bahá'u'lláh, An (2002). A description of Bahá'u'lláh's Fire Tablet, a dialogue between himself and God on suffering and sacrifice, and an account of its historical context; mystical intercourse between the twin stations of Bahá'u'lláh, human and divine.
  55. Jonah Winters. Fire Tablet (Lawh-i-Qad Ihtaraqa'l-Mukhlisún): Tablet study outline (1999).
  56. Brett Zamir, comp. Foundations of World Unity Cross-Referenced to Other Works (2003).
  57. Jonah Winters. Four Valleys (Chahar Vádí): Tablet study outline (1999).
  58. Iraj Ayman and Muin Afnani. Four Valleys (Chahar Vádí): Wilmette Institute faculty notes (1999).
  59. Muin Afnani. Gems of Mysteries (Javáhiru'l-Asrár): Wilmette Institute faculty notes (1999).
  60. Robert Stockman. Glad-Tidings (Bishárát): Wilmette Institute faculty notes (1999).
  61. Ehsan Bayat, comp. Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh: Study Guide (2024). Lengthy study guide offering insights into the teachings and principles of the Bahá'í Faith through a selection of Bahá'u'lláh's writings on various spiritual and social themes.
  62. Duane Troxel. Goal of a New World Order, The, interactive study guide (2004). A PDF interactive study guide to Shoghi Effendi's letter "The Goal of a New World Order," which was published in World Order of Bahá'u'lláh.
  63. Horace Holley. God Passes By: A Study Guide (1970). Thematic index to the Guardian's key historical work.
  64. Brett Zamir, comp. God Passes By: Outline and cross-reference of chapters correlated with A Traveler's Narrative and The Dawn-Breakers (2002). A variety of indexes and tables correlating these three books.
  65. Barbara Ives Reich Kochmann, comp. "He hath known God who hath known himself": A Deepening Course on the Bahá'í Revelation (2012). A lengthy compilation by the granddaughter of Howard Colby Ives designed to be a study guide to the Writings, covering knowledge of God, the station of the Manifestations, the nature of the Covenant, and the dynamics of creation, constancy, and servitude.
  66. Daryl Lowery. Hidden Words: Allusion to Progressive Revelation in Persian HW #77 (1999). Student paper, exploring one of the longest and more mystical Hidden Words.
  67. Sen McGlinn. Hidden Words: Bibliography (1998).
  68. Dianne Bradford. Hidden Words: Training Course on (1998). Syllabus, materials, and quotes, covering themes of the Hidden Words.
  69. Genevieve L. Coy. Hidden Words of Bahá'u'lláh Course: Index of References (1956). Index to topics in the Hidden Words, prepared for a course at Green Acre Bahá'í School in 1955; later distributed by the American National Teaching Committee, 1956.
  70. Joyce McCleary, comp. Hidden Words, also known as Book of Fatimih (Kalimát-i-Maknúnih): Concordance (1998).
  71. Jonah Winters. Hidden Words, also known as Book of Fatimih (Kalimát-i-Maknúnih): Tablet study outline (1999).
  72. E. G. Browne and Jack McLean et al. Hidden Words, also known as Book of Fatimih (Kalimát-i-Maknúnih): Wilmette Institute faculty notes (1999).
  73. Stephen D. Dighton. His New Name: A Biblical Examination of the Claims of Bahá'u'lláh (1994). Summary of Bahá'í concepts, including quotes from both the Bible and the Bahá'í Writings, answering the most common concerns of Christians about Bahá'u'lláh's claims; also functions as a course syllabus and outline.
  74. Asadu'llah Fadil Mazandarani. Holy Mariner, The (n.d.). List of meanings of some passages of the Tablet of the Holy Mariner.
  75. Arjen Bolhuis, ed. Hoofdlijnen van de Kitáb-i-Íqán (Boek van Zekerheid) (2021). Hulpmiddel bij het lokaliseren van hoofdthema's en verschillende onderwerpen in Bahá'u'lláh's Boek van Zekerheid; vereenvoudigde versie van Hooper Dunbar's boek Companion to the Study of the Kitáb-i-Íqán.
  76. Seena Fazel. How to Study Shoghi Effendi's Writings: Some Notes on Study Skills and Study Guides (1993).
  77. Anonymous. Introduction to a Study of Prayers and Meditations by Bahá'u'lláh (1964). Brief study guide for and review of this collection of 184 passages selected by Shoghi Effendi for the book.
  78. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States. Introduction to a Study of the Qur'án: With Additional References from Several Bahá'í Texts (1941). A study guide to the Qur'an, consisting of lists of topics and verses by the "Study Outline Committee."
  79. Nader Saiedi. Introduction to Abdu'l-Baha's The Secret of Divine Civilization, An (2000). 'Abdu'l-Bahá's The Secret of Divine Civilization in the context of the Iranian social and political situation of the day, and comments on its contribution to ongoing debates on certain religious, social, and political debates.
  80. Nasser Sabet. Introduction to the Kitáb-i-Iqán, An (1991). The importance, style, and contents of the Book of Certitude, and its five major themes: the true seeker and independent investigation of truth, rebirth of spirituality, Christianity and Islam, the Bábí dispensation, and the process of revelation.
  81. Iscander Micael Tinto, comp. Introduction to the Study of the Hidden Words Revealed by Bahá'u'lláh (1999). Short compilation of passages about the Islamic Book of Fatima and the Bahá'í Hidden Words, a list of headings, and some commentary.
  82. Christopher Buck. Kitab-i Iqan, The: An Introduction to Baha'u'llah's Book of Certitude with Two Digital Reprints of Early Lithographs (1998). Overview of the history and themes of the preeminent doctrinal work of the Bahá'í Faith.
  83. Sen McGlinn, comp. Kitáb-i-Aqdas: Bibliography (1998).
  84. Bahá'u'lláh. Jonah Winters, comp. Kitáb-i-Aqdas (Most Holy Book): "Multilinear" Translation project and Glossary (1999). Side-by-side comparisons of the authorized translation with earlier translations of Anton Haddad and Earl Elder. Includes short glossary to the Aqdas.
  85. Borna Safai, comp. Kitáb-i-Aqdas (Most Holy Book): Correlation of passages from the Synopsis and Codification of the Aqdas to the textual passages of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas (2008). An unofficial correlation of the passages from the Synopsis and Codification of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas to the book's textual passages.
  86. Abdu'l-Bahá and Brent Poirier et al. Kitáb-i-Aqdas (Most Holy Book): Notes on the "choice wine" (2000).
  87. Suheil Badi Bushrui. Kitáb-i-Aqdas (Most Holy Book): Notes on the Style of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas (1995). The near-similarity between the style of the Qur'an and that of the Aqdas.
  88. Habib Riazati. Kitáb-i-Aqdas (Most Holy Book): Questions and Concordances (2000). Study questions, categorized cross-references to the Aqdas and its notes and "Questions and Answers," topical concordances, and other research materials.
  89. Jonah Winters. Kitáb-i-Aqdas (Most Holy Book): Tablet study outline (1998).
  90. Universal House of Justice and Ismael Velasco et al. Kitáb-i-Aqdas (Most Holy Book): The Obligatory Prayers (2000).
  91. Brent Poirier. Kitáb-i-Aqdas (Most Holy Book): Wilmette Institute faculty notes (1998).
  92. Habib Riazati. Kitab-i-Aqdas Questions and Concordances (2002). The Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh and their relationship to selected passages in The Aqdas; New Laws That Abrogate the Laws of Former Dispensations; Correlation of Paragraphs, Notes, and Questions and Answers of the Aqdas; sample questions.
  93. Peyman Talaei. Kitab-i-Aqdas Windows Help File software (1999). A hyperlinked version of the Aqdas in the Windows Help File format (for Windows 3) which can be used for easy study and reading.
  94. Horace Holley. Kitáb-i-Íqán, The Book of Certitude: A Study Guide (1975). A short topical and thematic outline, with links.
  95. Christopher Buck. Kitáb-i-Íqán, The Book of Certitude: Dating the Iqan (1995).
  96. Research Department of the Universal House of Justice. Kitáb-i-Íqán, The Book of Certitude: Notes on paragraph numbering (1998). Official paragraph numbering.
  97. Bahá'í Publishing Committee. Kitáb-i-Íqán, The Book of Certitude: Outline Study Guide (1933). Content outline of the Iqan, with links.
  98. Fariborz Alan Davoodi. Kitáb-i-Íqán, The Book of Certitude: Questionnaire and Answer Key (2004). A quiz designed for study circles, complete with answer key.
  99. Jonah Winters. Kitáb-i-Íqán, The Book of Certitude: Tablet study outline (1999).
  100. Michael W. Sours and Brent Poirier et al. Kitáb-i-Íqán, The Book of Certitude: Wilmette Institute faculty notes (1999). Notes on various topics related to Bahá'u'lláh's Book of Certitude.
  101. Daniel Azim Pschaida, comp. Kitáb-i-Íqán: The Book of Certitude, by Bahá'u'lláh: Interlinear Presentation (2022). Parallel translations of Ali Kuli Khan (1904) and the authorized one by Shoghi Effendi (1931), and the Persian text.
  102. Duane Troxel, comp. Kitáb-i-Íqán and the Qur'an: Quotations from the Iqan Compared with their Counterparts in Rodwell's Translation of the Qur'an (2001). Includes table of Qur'anic quotations from the Íqán compared with their counterparts in the Qur'an, and an index to surihs and verses in the Kitáb-i-Íqán arranged chronologically by surih.
  103. John Walbridge. Kitab-i-Panj Sha'n (1996). Brief essay on, and partial translation of, this work of the Bab.
  104. Ahang Rabbani. Kitáb-i-Panj Sha'n, Book of Five Qualification: Notes (1999). Informal correspondence from the listserver Talisman 1 regarding the Panj Sha'an, including translated portions.
  105. Iraj Ayman. Lawh-i-Dunyá, Tablet of the World: Meaning of Urvatu'l-Vuthqá, "Sure Handle" (1999).
  106. Vahid Rafati. Keven Brown, trans. Lawh-i-Hikmat: The Two Agents and the Two Patients (2002). Discussion of the two terms fa`ilayn (the active force / "the generating influence") and munfa`ilayn (its recipient / "such as receive its impact") in Islamic philosophy, and their later use in Shaykhi and Bahá'í texts.
  107. Misagh Ziaei. Lawh-i-Tibb (Tablet to the Physician), The: Beyond Health Maxims (2019). On the tablet's historical context, as well as some of its guidance regarding the study and practice of medicine, including attributes its practitioners must acquire and maintain.
  108. Sen McGlinn. Leiden List: Bibliography to the Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh (2009).
  109. Ehsan Bayat, comp. Light of the World: Selected Tablets of 'Abdu'l-Bahá: Study Guide (2024). Detailed study guide of Tablets of 'Abdul-Bahá describing aspects of the life of Bahá'u'lláh, including the tribulations he suffered, events in his homeland, the purpose and greatness of his Cause, and the nature and significance of his Covenant.
  110. 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.
  111. Bahá'u'lláh Utterance Project, ed. Long Healing Prayer, The: Original Arabic, Transliteration, and Authorized English Translation (2021). A table showing the Long Healing Prayer in Arabic, in Roman transliteration, and in translation. Includes link to audio/video version.
  112. Melanie Smith and Paul Lample. Major Themes of the Creative Word: Series of Books for Deepening and Studying (1987). Five activity books "designed to draw the student into a study of the profound concepts found in the Bahá’í Revelation." Youth Can Move the World, The Significance of Bahá’u’lláh’s Revelation, Spiritual Conquest of the Planet, The Covenant, etc.
  113. 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.
  114. Ismael Velasco. Moderation and the Art of Teaching (2001). Compilation, designed as a deepening and handout, on teaching the Faith, the importance of language, moderation and receptivity, and atmosphere and language.
  115. Marco Oliveira. Napoleão III: Breve biografia e excertos da epístola revelada por Bahá'u'lláh (2004). Short biography of Napoleon III and several paragraphs of one of the Tablets revealed by Bahá'u'lláh to Napoleon III.
  116. Marjorie McCormick. New and Effective way to Study the Kitab-i-Igan, A (1958). One-page subject index prepared as a suggested guide for study, prepared for Geyserville Bahá'í School, July 1958.
  117. Jonah Winters, comp. Notes and Commentary on the Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh: Wilmette Institute study materials (2002). Large collection of outlines, commentaries, and study guides prepared by Wilmette Institute faculty.
  118. Jonah Winters, ed. Notes and Mazandarani's "9 Styles of Revelation" (1999).
  119. Moshe Sharon. Notes on some aspects of The Book of Certitude (2013). The expository style of the Kitab-i-Iqan is different from the ecstatic revelations of Bahá'u'lláh's post-Kurdistan period. This style was not only exciting but also clear and informative, able to distinctly express fundamentals of the Faith.
  120. Jonah Winters. Ode of the Dove (Qasídiy-i-`Izz-Varqá'iyyih): Tablet study outline (1999).
  121. Robert Stockman. Ornaments (Tarázát): Wilmette Institute faculty notes (1999).
  122. Emogene Hoagg. Outline for Study of Some Answered Questions, An (1941). A seven-page outline, prepared for the Bahá'ís of Vogel Park, Cleveland GA in a study group June 14-21, 1941.
  123. Ehsan Bayat, comp. Paris Talks: Study Guide (2024). A lengthy study guide of subjects such as the nature of humankind, the soul, the Prophets, the establishment of world peace, the abolition of prejudice, equality, the harmony of science and religion, and the cause of war, from Abdu'l-Bahá's Paris talks.
  124. Báb, The and E. G. Browne. Moojan Momen, ed. Persian Bayan, A Summary (1987). Overview and summary of The Bab's Persian Bayán, translated by Browne, edited by Momen.
  125. Ehsan Bayat, comp. Prayers and Meditations: Study Guide (2024). A lengthy study guide of the 184 passages from Bahá'u'lláh's writings selected by the Guardian, which combine prayers and meditative passages and offer the opportunity for personal reflection as well as conversation and communion with God.
  126. Brent Poirier. Principle of Succession in the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, The: Wilmette Institute faculty notes (1999).
  127. Brett Zamir, comp. Proclamation of Bahá'u'lláh: Cross-reference to the Leiden List and Editable "Wiki" Pages (2003). Cross-references of the Proclamation of Bahá'u'lláh to the Leiden List bibliography and some editable Wiki pages
  128. Arjen Bolhuis, comp. Proclamation of Baha'u'llah sources (2000). Cross-reference chart of passages published in Proclamation of Bahá'u'lláh with Summons of the Lord of Hosts and other published sources.
  129. David F. Young, comp. Progressive Revelation: The Bible and Bahá'u'lláh (2010). A facilitator and a participant guide on studying The Bible and Bahá’u’lláh, prepared for the Core Curriculum for Spiritual Education program's "Fundamental Verities Courses."
  130. Seena Fazel. Promised Day is Come: Study Questions (1991). A list of questions to inspire deepening and study.
  131. Robert McClelland. Promoting Entry by Troops: Study Guide (1994). Study guide for the statement by the House and their compilation "Promoting Entry by Troops."
  132. Ehsan Bayat, comp. Promulgation of Universal Peace, The: Study Guide (2024). A detailed study guide on subjects such as the coming of age of the human race, the oneness and continuity of the Manifestations of God, and the oneness of religion as a social force for establishing world order and peace, from ‘Abdu’l-Bahá's 1912 talks.
  133. Brett Zamir, comp. Prosperity of Humankind Study Outline (2003). Detailed outline of this publication.
  134. Sana Rezai. Prosperity of Humankind: An Outline (2012). Content outline of the document prepared by the Bahá'í International Community's Office of Public Information, released in January 1995 in preparation for the UN World Summit for Social Development in Copenhagen.
  135. Brent Poirier and Stephen Lambden. Qayyúm-al-'Asmá: Notes on Joseph (1999).
  136. Ismael Velasco and Todd Lawson. Qayyúm-al-'Asmá: Wilmette Institute faculty notes (1999).
  137. Brett Zamir, comp. Qur'án, The: Renderings by Rodwell & Sale and Multilinear Qur'án with Bahá'í References by Verse (2003). Compilation on Islam and the Qur'an, and parallel translation of The Qur'an as translated by George Sale (1877) and J. M. Rodwell (1876).
  138. Dalton Garis, ed. Qur'anic and Biblical References in the Kitáb-i-Íqán: A Guide to Further Study (2020). List of quotes from the Bible and the Qur'an referenced by Baha’u’llah in the Kitab-i-Iqan as shown in its footnotes, and a brief discussion of each reference.
  139. Pierre Daoust. Réflexions intimes sur le Kitáb-i-Aqdas (2022). Un petit recueil de réflexions; une sorte de voyage dans un domaine aux multiples paysages, qui donnera l'envie à d'autres de lire le Kitáb-i-Aqdas et d'être eux aussi touchés par sa profondeur, sa sagesse, et sa beauté.
  140. David Russell Garcia. Kees Poolman, trans. Reis naar het Hart van de Qur'án: Het Heilige Boek van de islam voor hen die nadenken (door een niet-moslim) (2022). Een overzicht van de Koran en zijn thema's: islam versus het christendom; wetten, geestelijke en sociale principes; heilige oorlog en vechten; redenen achter de reputatie van de islam als een oorlogsreligie; apocalypse.
  141. Foad Shodjai. Ridván 1996: Outline (1996). Summary of this letter, in outline format.
  142. Arjen Bolhuis. Ridvan 2000: Study Outline (2000). Short summary and outline of the Ridván 2000 message of the Universal House of Justice.
  143. Lal Fernando and Dheena Fernando. Ridvan 2001: Study Guide (2001). Summary and key points of this Message.
  144. William Walker and Jane Nelson et al. George Starcher, ed. Role of Business in Enhancing The Prosperity of Humankind, The (2001). Three articles about exploring and implementing concepts from Prosperity of Humankind, including building partnerships, toward a new concept of prosperity, preservation of wildlife, and examples of successful initiatives.
  145. Ruhi Institute. Ruhi book series (1987). Published volumes of the Ruhi Institute books. (Links to documents, offsite.)
  146. Bahá'í International Community. Search for Values in an Age of Transition, The: includes Study Guide (2005). A statement on the 60th anniversary of the United Nations, new paradigms taking hold, and the place of the UN. Includes study guide to assist readers in their understanding and examination of the concepts presented in the statement.
  147. Jonah Winters. Second Tablet of Salmán (Lawh-i-Salmán): Tablet study outline (1999).
  148. Jonah Winters. Second Tablet to Napoleon III (Lawh-i-Napulyún): Tablet study outline (1999).
  149. Roger Coe. Secret of Divine Civilization: Expanded outline (1999). Summary of contents, in outline format.
  150. Fariba Moghadam. Secret of Divine Civilization, The (2021). Overview of the history Abdu'l-Bahá's treatise, and its themes presented through a compilation of quotations. Prepared for the Wilmette Institute.
  151. Habib Riazati. Secret of Divine Civilization Study questions (2001). 130 questions to guide and deepen understanding of this book.
  152. Ehsan Bayat, comp. Selections from the Writings of 'Abdu'l-Bahá: Study Guide (2024). Lengthy study guide offering insights into the teachings and principles of the Bahá'í Faith through a selection of Bahá'u'lláh's writings on various spiritual and social themes.
  153. Arjen Bolhuis, ed. Sequential Outline of the Kitáb-i-Íqán: condensed version (2021). Aid to locating main themes and various subjects in Bahá'u'lláh's Book of Certitude, adapted from Hooper Dunbar's book Companion to the Study of the Kitáb-i-Íqán.
  154. Khazeh Fananapazir. Sermon of the Gulf (Khutbih Tutunjiyyih): Introduction (2000). Essay on Imám `Alí's sermon, which is also the source of Bahá'u'lláh's quote in Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, "Anticipate ye the Revelation of Him Who conversed with Moses from the Burning Bush on Sinai."
  155. Jonah Winters. Seven Valleys (Haft Vádí): Tablet study outline (1999).
  156. Iraj Ayman. Seven Valleys (Haft Vádí): Wilmette Institute faculty notes (1999).
  157. Abu'l-Qasim Faizi. Seven Valleys, The: Notes from a Deepening Class (1966). Lengthy notes from a deepening led by Hand of the Cause Faizi in Haifa, Israel.
  158. Ali Nakhjavani. Shoghi Effendi: The Range and Power of His Pen (2006). The evolving style of the Guardian's writings; comparison of different periods of his writing; his translations; his writings in Persian and Arabic.
  159. Ehsan Bayat, comp. Some Answered Questions: Study Guide (2024). Detailed study guide to "Table talks" given by ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá in ‘Akká between 1904 and 1906 in response to questions posed by Laura Dreyfus-Barney.
  160. Baharieh Rouhani Ma'ani. "Some Answered Questions" and Its Compiler (2017). Overview of the life of Laura Clifford Barney and her role in assembling and publishing the book Some Answered Questions, and a comparison with the appendix to the Kitab-i-Aqdas called Questions & Answers.
  161. Vahid Rafati and Denis MacEoin et al. Jonah Winters, comp. Sources of Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh (1997). List of the original Tablets excerpted by Shoghi Effendi in compiling Gleanings.
  162. Spiritual Reinforcement: Study Questions, Compilation, and Quiz (1957). Questions and quizzes for individual study and group discussion, on "what every Bahá'í should know" about the Covenant and the Bahá'í way of living.
  163. Jonah Winters. Sprinkling from a Cloud (Rashh-i-Amá): Tablet study outline (1999).
  164. Ismael Velasco and Julio Savi. Sprinkling from a Cloud (Rashh-i-Amá): Wilmette Institute faculty notes (1999).
  165. Study Guide for Baha'i Marriage and Family Life (1986). This study guide is a companion to the compilation Bahá'í Marriage and Family Life.
  166. Marco Oliveira. Study Guide of the Tablet of Maqsúd (2009). The Tablet of Maqsúd is a good presentation of the principles and teachings of the Bahá’í Faith. Its structure is suitable for a first contact with the Bahá'í Writings.
  167. Arline J. Bogie. Study Guide to The Seven Valleys of Bahá'u'lláh, A (2018). This book-length study guide was the life's work of Arline Bogie, who recently passed (April 2020). It is shared here for the deepening of others, and to honor her legacy.
  168. Brett Zamir, comp. Summons of the Lord of Hosts: Cross-Referenced to Proclamation of Bahá'u'lláh, the Leiden List, and Other Works (2003).
  169. Ruhiyyih Skrenes. Tablet of Ahmad, Arabic (Lawh-i-Ahmad): Analysis of Figurative Language in the Tablet of Ahmad (1998). Introductory analysis of the metaphors and symbols used in Bahá'u'lláh's Tablet of Ahmad (Arabic).
  170. Jonah Winters. Tablet of Ahmad, Arabic (Lawh-i-Ahmad): Tablet study outline (1999).
  171. Jonah Winters. Tablet of All Food (Lawh-i-Kullu't-Ta'ám): Tablet study outline (1999).
  172. Muin Afnani and Stephen Lambden et al. Tablet of All Food (Lawh-i-Kullu't-Ta'ám): Wilmette Institute faculty notes (1999).
  173. Jonah Winters. Tablet of Ridván (Lawh-i-Ridván): Tablet study outline (1999).
  174. Duane Troxel and Juan Cole et al. Tablet of Ridván (Lawh-i-Ridván): Wilmette Institute faculty notes (1999).
  175. Iskandar Hai and Iraj Ayman. Tablet of Shikkar Shikan (Shikkar Shikkan Shavand): Wilmette Institute faculty notes (1999).
  176. Jonah Winters. Tablet of Splendors (Lawh-i-Ishráqát): Tablet study outline (1999).
  177. Adib Taherzadeh and Nabil-i-A'zam. Tablet of the 'Light Verse' (Lawh-i-Áyiy-i-Núr), also known as Commentary on the Disconnected Letters: Overview (1999).
  178. Alison Marshall. Tablet of the 'Light Verse' (Lawh-i-Áyiy-i-Núr), also known as Commentary on the Disconnected Letters: What on earth is a disconnected letter? Baha'u'llah's commentary (1999). The meaning of the Arabic letters alif, lam, mim, as explained in Bahá'u'lláh's tablet Tafsir hurufat al-maqatt’ah. Includes List of disconnected letters in the Qur'an and Abjad values of the Arabic letters.
  179. Stephen Lambden. Tablet of the 'Light Verse' (Lawh-i-Áyiy-i-Núr), also known as Commentary on the Disconnected Letters: Wilmette Institute faculty notes (1999).
  180. Stephen Lambden and R. Jackson Armstrong-Ingram. Tablet of the Bell (Lawh-i-Naqus), also known as Tablet of Praised be Thou, O He (Subhánika-Yá-hu): Wilmette Institute faculty notes (1999).
  181. Foad Shodjai. Tablet of the Branch (Súrih-i-Ghusn) (1999).
  182. Jonah Winters. Tablet of the Branch (Súrih-i-Ghusn): Tablet study outline (1999).
  183. Universal House of Justice and Juan Cole. Tablet of The Desired One (Lawh-i-Maqsúd): Wilmette Institute faculty notes (1999).
  184. Aziz Mboya. Tablet of the Holy Mariner (Lawh-i-Malláhu'l-Quds): Study Compilations (2000). Includes two compilations on references to the Lesser prophets, and mini-compilations on 82 topics: "angels," "apostles," "balance," "call of a prophet," "clouds," "Face of God," "Maid of Heaven," "trumpet," etc.
  185. Jonah Winters. Tablet of the Holy Mariner (Lawh-i-Malláhu'l-Quds): Tablet study outline (1999).
  186. Michael W. Sours and Jonah Winters. Tablet of the Holy Mariner (Lawh-i-Malláhu'l-Quds): Wilmette Institute faculty notes (1999).
  187. John Walbridge. Tablet of the Temple (Súratu'l-Haykal) (1996).
  188. Fariborz Alan Davoodi, comp. Tablet of the Temple (Suratu'l-Haykal): Study Guide (2017). Lengthy study guide, with the Arabic original, compiled by a group of nine study group participants, with notes from a talk by Nader Saiedi.
  189. Jonah Winters. Tablet of the Temple (Súratu'l-Haykal): Tablet study outline (1999).
  190. Iraj Ayman. Tablet of the Temple (Súratu'l-Haykal): Wilmette Institute faculty notes (1999).
  191. Fariborz Alan Davoodi, comp. Tablet of Wisdom (Lawh-i-Hikmat): Study Guide (2017). Lengthy study guide, with the Arabic original, compiled by a group of six study group participants.
  192. Jonah Winters. Tablet of Wisdom (Lawh-i-Hikmat): Tablet study outline (1999).
  193. Peter Terry and Ted Brownstein et al. Tablet of [Mount] Carmel (Lawh-i-Karmil): Wilmette Institute faculty notes (1999).
  194. Iraj Ayman. Tablet to the Cousin (Lawh-i-Pisar-'Amm): Wilmette Institute faculty notes (1999).
  195. Jonah Winters. Tablet to the Kings (Súratu'l-Mulúk): Tablet study outline (1999).
  196. Stephen Lambden. Tablet to the Physician, or Tablet of Medicine (Lawh-i-Tibb): Notes (1992).
  197. Jonah Winters. Tablet to the Physician, or Tablet of Medicine (Lawh-i-Tibb): Tablet study outline (1999).
  198. Jonah Winters. Tablet to the Premier [Ali Pasha] (Lawh-i-Ra'ís): Tablet study outline (1999).
  199. Jonah Winters. Tablet to the Sultan [Nasiri'd-Din Shah]: Tablet study outline (1999).
  200. Brett Zamir, comp. Tablets of Baha'u'llah: Cross-reference between Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, the Leiden List, and Editable "Wiki" Pages (2003).
  201. Research Department of the Universal House of Justice. Tablets of Baha'u'llah Revealed after the Kitab-i-Aqdas: Information on Circumstances of Revelation of Tablets (1997). List of recipients and dates of Section 17 of Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh Revealed after the Kitab-i-Aqdas, "Excerpts from other Tablets."
  202. Iraj Ayman. Tablets of Pilgrimage (Suriy-i-Hajj): Wilmette Institute faculty notes (1999). In the Aqdas, Bahá'í pilgrimage is enjoined to the House of Bahá'u'lláh in Baghdad and the House of the Báb in Shíráz. This is not possible now, and pilgrims go to Haifa and Akka instead. How did this change occur?
  203. Jonah Winters. Tablets to Napoleon III: Comparison (1999). Comparison of the First and the Second Tablets to Napoleon
  204. David F. Young. Teaching Christians More Effectively: Handbook and Seminar (1999). Bahá'í views of Christianity; questions Christians might ask; interpretation of the Bible; theology of miracles, baptism, sin, Armageddon, and heaven and hell; social issues.
  205. Marco Oliveira. Temas e Destinatários da Epístola aos Reis (Súray-i-Mulúk): Epístola revelada por Bahá'u'lláh, em Adrianópolis (1868) (2004). Study Guide to Súriy-i-Mulúk.
  206. Roshan Danesh. Themes in the Study of Bahá'u'lláh's Kitáb-i-Aqdas: Emerging Approaches to Scholarship on Bahá'í Law (2017). Review of what emergent scholarship has thus far accomplished relating to the study of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas and Bahá'í law; suggested core themes and approaches; directions which future study of this topic might encompass.
  207. Lameh Fananapazir. Themes of 'Abdu'l-Bahá's Tablets of The Divine Plan Illustrated by Scriptural References to the Bible and the Qur'án (2017). The Tablets of the Divine Plan, as well as Abdu'l-Bahá's Will and Testament and the Tablet of Carmel, are three “Charters” for promotion of the Cause of God, which can also heal the problems facing humanity in its crisis of faith.
  208. Robert W. McLaughlin. These Perspicuous Verses: A passage from the Writings of Baha'u'llah (1982). Detailed study of a section from Ishraqat and Epistle to the Son of the Wolf.
  209. Merle Cates, comp. Thief in the Night: Index (n.d.). Older, alternate index to the one provided in the newer digital versions of this book. This copy is one Sears himself would sometimes share with people.
  210. Ali Nakhjavani. Towards World Order (2004). Transcripts of six talks given at a week-long course on the World Order of Bahá'u'lláh, sponsored by the NSA of Italy. Document includes compilation and outline.
  211. Brett Zamir, comp. Traveler's Narrative, A Study Outline and Cross-Reference (2001). Summary headings and correlation of passages with The Dawn-Breakers, God Passes By, the Lawh-i-Sultán, and other works.
  212. Juan Cole. Treatise on Leadership: Introduction (1998). Informal notes about and introduction to `Abdu'l-Bahá's Risalih-i-Siyasiyyih (1893).
  213. Brett Zamir, comp. Turning Point for All Nations Study Outline (2001). Summary and an extensive, detailed outline of this book's contents.
  214. Duane Troxel. Unfoldment of World Civilization, The, interactive study guide (2004). A PDF interactive study guide to Shoghi Effendi's letter "The Unfoldment of World Civilization," which was published in World Order of Bahá'u'lláh.
  215. Eric Michot, comp. Universal House of Justice Letter Dated 28 November 2023, The: A Study Guide (2023). In-depth exploration of the document "Reflections on the First Century of the Formative Age." Includes the letter and study questions by paragraph.
  216. Ehsan Bayat, comp. Universal House of Justice Letter Dated 28 November 2023, The: A Study Guide (2024). Study guide of the document "Reflections on the First Century of the Formative Age." Includes the letter, an outline and study questions and answers by paragraph.
  217. David Russell Garcia. Voyage to the Heart of the Koran: The Holy Book of Islám for Thinking Minds (By a Non-Muslim) (2003). A lengthy overview of the Qur'án and its themes for a Bahá'í audience; holy war and fighting; reasons behind Islám's reputation as a war-like religion; theology of Islám vs. Christianity; laws and admonitions; spiritual and social principles; apocalypse.
  218. Graham Hassall. Who Is Writing the Future?: Summary outline (1999). Summary of the BIC statement "Who is Writing the Future: Reflections on the Twentieth Century"
  219. Báb, The. Sepehr Manuchehri, trans. Will and Testament: Translation and Commentary (2004). Examination of four available manuscripts, dates of issue, variations, exclusions, verse numbering followed by a running commentary on its tone, message and implications for the future of the Bábí movement.
  220. David Hofman. Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha: A Commentary (1945).
  221. Brett Zamir, comp. Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Bahá: Study Outlines (2002).
  222. Jonah Winters. Wondrous Book (Kitáb-i-Badí'): Tablet study outline (1999).
  223. Robert Stockman and Iraj Ayman. Words of Wisdom (Asl-i-Kullu'l-Khayr): Wilmette Institute faculty notes (1999).
  224. Shahriar Razavi. World Order of Baha'u'llah: Study Questions (1991). List of questions to inspire study and deepening.
  225. Ehsan Bayat, comp. World Order of Bahá'u'lláh, The: Study Guide (2024). Detailed study guide of seven letters written by Shoghi Effendi and addressed to the Bahá'ís of the United States and the West, which offer a vision of the relation between the Bahá’í community and the process of social evolution.
  226. Abdu'l-Hamid Ishraq-Khavari. Habib Taherzadeh, trans. Writings of Baha'u'llah, The (1974). Part of a commentary by the renowned scholar `Abdu'l-Hamid-i-Ishraq Khavari, adapted by Habib Taherzadeh, summarizing many of the early and often untranslated Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh.
  227. Bill Washington. Vladimir Chupin, trans. Комментарии к Пространной обязательной молитве (1996). Комментарий к Пространной обязательной молитве Бахауллы
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