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COLLECTIONProvisional translations
TITLETablette de la Médecine (Lawh-i-Tibb)
AUTHOR 1 Bahá'u'lláh
CONTRIB 1Pierre Daoust, trans.
ABSTRACTTablette de Bahá’u’lláh (début 1870?). Traduction provisoire incluant une note de la Maison Universelle de Justice ainsi qu'un commentaire de Stephen Lambden.
NOTES See other translations and study guides: See also some of Daoust's other translations at
TAGS* Bahá'u'lláh, Writings of; Health and healing; Lawh-i-Tibb (Tablet to a Physician); Lifestyle
This document contains three parts:
  1. A letter from the Universal House of Justice, where they quote Shoghi Effendi saying that to correctly translate the Tablet one should have a deep knowledge of ancient medicine and they state that up to now no official English translation has been made, but they give references to diverse passages published first in:
    • Star of the West, vol. XIII, no. 9 (December 1922) p.252
    • Herald of the South, vol. 2, no. 4 (October-November 1927), p.1
    • "Bahá'u'lláh's Tablet of Medicine: Introduction, Provisional Translation and Notes," in Bahá'í Studies Bulletin 6:4-7:2 (October 1992), pp. 18-65) by Stephen Lambden (
  2. The notes of Stephen Lambden, which are a kind of summary of the Tablet (
  3. A revised translation of the provisional English translation of Stephen Lambden, dated May 9th 2015 (see one paragraph in red in my french translation) which is stated to be still under revision (
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