Baha'i Sacred Texts

Writings of the Báb, Baháʼu'lláh, ʻAbdu'l-Bahá, Shoghi Effendi and the Universal House of Justice


The authoritative scriptures of the Baha'i Faith are the writings of the Báb, Baháʼu'lláh, ʻAbdu'l-Bahá, Shoghi Effendi and the Universal House of Justice, and the authenticated talks of ʻAbdu'l-Bahá.


Many of the Baha'i Faith's early works took the form of letters to individuals or communities. These are termed tablets and have been collected into various books by Baháʼís over time.


Authoritative Baha'i Sacred Texts


Writings of Baha'u'llah


This collection offers the principal works of Bahá’u’lláh that have been translated into English.


The Kitáb-i-Aqdas – The Most Holy Book >

A Description of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas by Shoghi Effendi >

A Commentary on the Kitab-i-Aqdas >


The Kitáb-i-Íqán – The Book of Certitude >

9 things you should know about the Kitáb-i-Íqán >


The Hidden Words >

Why did Baha'u'llah reveal this mystical collection of works? >

Transcript of a talk by Hand of the Cause of God A. Q. Faizí on the Hidden Words >

Commentary on the Hidden Words of Baha'u'llah >


The Seven Valleys and the Four Valleys >


The Call of the Divine Beloved >

A collection of Baha’u’llah’s mystical writings published >


Days of Remembrance >


Epistle to the Son of the Wolf >


Gems of Divine Mysteries – Javáhiru’l-Asrár >


Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh >


Prayers and Meditations by Bahá’u’lláh >


The Summons of the Lord of Hosts >


The Tabernacle of Unity >


Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh >


Additional Prayers Revealed by Bahá’u’lláh >


More about the life of Baha'u'llah >


Writings of the Báb


This collection offers the principal works of Bab that have been translated into English.


Selections from the Writings of the Báb >


More about the life of the Bab >


Writings and Talks of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá


This collection is the principal writings and talks of 'Abdu'l-Baha that have been translated into English.


Memorials of the Faithful >


Paris Talks >

A Selection of Talks by ' Abdu'l-Baha chosen from Paris Talks >


The Promulgation of Universal Peace >


The Secret of Divine Civilization >


Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá >


Some Answered Questions >

A Selection of Some Answered Questions by ' Abdu'l-Baha >


Tablet to Dr. Auguste Forel >


Tablets of the Divine Plan >


Tablets to The Hague >


A Traveler’s Narrative >


Twelve table talks given by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in ‘Akká >


Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá >


Additional Prayers Revealed by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá >


Additional Tablets, Extracts and Talks >


More about the life of 'Abdu'l-Baha >


Prayers of Bahá’u’lláh, the Báb, and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá


Bahá’í Prayers: A Selection of Prayers Revealed by Bahá’u’lláh, the Báb, and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá >

A Selection of Prayers from the Baha'i Writings >


Bahá’í Prayers and Tablets for Children >


Writings of Shoghi Effendi


Much of the guidance from Shoghi Effendi have been collated and publish in book form.


The Advent of Divine Justice >


Bahá’í Administration >


Citadel of Faith >


God Passes By >


The Promised Day Is Come >


This Decisive Hour >


The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh >


More about the life of Shoghi Effendi >


Messages of the Universal House of Justice


The Universal House of Justice communicates with the world wide Baha'i community through letters and messages. Many of these messages are now available online.


Selected Messages of the Universal House of Justice >


Letter to the World’s Religious Leaders >


The Promise of World Peace >


Turning Point – Selected Messages of the Universal House of Justice and Supplementary Material 1996–2006 >


Framework for Action – Selected Messages of the Universal House of Justice and Supplementary Material 2006–2016 >


More about the Universal House of Justice >


Compilations of Works from the Writings of Baha'u'llah, 'Abdu'l-Baha, the Bab, Shoghi Effendi and the Universal House of Justice


Bahá’í Funds and Contributions >


Bahá’í Meetings >


A Chaste and Holy Life >


Consultation >


The Covenant >


Excellence in All Things >


Give Me Thy Grace to Serve Thy Loved Ones >


Ḥuqúqu’lláh—The Right of God >


The Importance of Obligatory Prayer and Fasting >


The Importance of Prayer, Meditation and the Devotional Attitude >


The Institution of the Mashriqu’l-Adhkár >


The Local Spiritual Assembly >


Music >


Peace >


The Power of Divine Assistance >


Prayer and Devotional Life >


The Sanctity and Nature of Bahá’í Elections >


Scholarship >


The Significance of the Formative Age of Our Faith >


Trustworthiness >


Women >


A selection of Quotes from the Baha'i Writings On UpliftingWords.org >


19 Day Baha'i Feast Devotional Programs on UpliftingWords.org >


A Collection of Baha'i Holy Day Programs on UpliftingWords.org >


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Official Statements and Commentaries


Publications commissioned by the Universal House of Justice and statements of the Bahá’í International Community.


Century of Light >


One Common Faith >


The Prosperity of Humankind >


Bahá’u’lláh >


Turning Point For All Nations >


Periodicals and Other Supplementary Materials


A collection of historical periodicals and other publications that explore such subjects as the history of the Bahá’í Faith and the development of the Bahá’í community.


The Bahá’í World Volumes >


Publications by Individual Authors


A collection of introductory texts on the Bahá’í Faith, historical studies, and other works by individual authors.


Bahá’u’lláh and the New Era >

By J. E. Esslemont >


The Dawn-Breakers >

By Nabíl-i-A‘zam

The Re-florescence of Historical Romance in Nabil >

Stories and messages of Triumph during COVID-19

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