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Compilations prepared by individuals or NSAs
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  1. Adult/Youth Study: Meetings, books, methods, and outcomes recommended in the Writings for youth and adult study, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  2. All Abide by His Bidding: The Universal Law of God, by Peter Terry (2007). On the liberty of the individual vis-à-vis the laws of God guiding people to making the "right" choices. [about]
  3. Animals, Treatment of: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1991). Kindness toward animals is a core Baha'i teaching about the station and capacity of animals, who have senses and feelings but not spiritual susceptibilities. Our responsibility toward animals means a decrease in their use as food in the future. [about]
  4. Arise in His Name: A Guide for Travel Teachers, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  5. Arising to Act, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (2002). [about]
  6. Bahá'í Feast Book, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (2000). Quotations for all 19 Feasts, nicely laid-out with graphics and suitable for printing. [about]
  7. Bahá'í Scholarship: Readings, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 3:2 (1993). [about]
  8. Bahá'í Activities in University, by Shoghi Effendi and Universal House of Justice, in The Bahá'í Student Handbook, Second Edition (1997). [about]
  9. Bahá'í Answers, by Báb, The and Bahá'u'lláh (1947). Answers to 95 questions on the Bahá'í Faith, collected from the writings of the Báb, Bahá'u'lláh, Abdu'l-Bahá, and Shoghi Effendi. [about]
  10. Bahá'í Education: Sources of Guidance (2007). A lengthy compilation covering many subjects of interest to parents, teachers, and students, such as education principles, curricula, pedagogy, psychology, gender, infants, and institutions. [about]
  11. Bahá'í Holy Days, by Darius Shahrokh, in Windows to the Past (1992). Selection of Writings about or related to the Holy Days, and overview of the meanings and rituals for specific festivals. [about]
  12. Bahá'í Revelation, The: including Selections from the Bahá'í Holy Writings and Talks by 'Abdu'l-Bahá, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (1970). An excerpt from the book, consisting just of those items which are not already online in other books. [about]
  13. Bahá'í Scriptures: Selections from the Utterances of Bahá'u'lláh and ‘Abdu'l-Bahá, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (1923). First collection of "approved" translations, largely superseded by newer translations. [about]
  14. Bahá'í Teachings on The Universe, by Ernie Jones (2017). Compilation of writings related to the cosmos, the worlds of God, and spiritual evolution. [about]
  15. Bahá'í World Faith: Selected Writings of Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (1943). [about]
  16. Baha'u'llah's Tablet to Badi'u'llah: Parallels to Bahá'í Teachings by Native American Messengers of God, by Donald Addison and Christopher Buck, in Online Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 1 (2007). Compilation of writings from Native American traditions and analogous texts from Baha'i scripture. [about]
  17. Bábís of Persia, The: II. Their Literature and Doctrines, by E. G. Browne, in Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 21:4 (1889). Overview of Babi literature and doctrine. [about]
  18. 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. [about]
  19. Camphor Fountain: Compilation and Commentary, by Mark A. Foster. [about]
  20. Child of Mine, by Kamelia Khoshmashrab (2015). A composition for expectant parents, featuring quotations from the Bahá’í Writings on topics such as pre-pregnancy, infant health, naming a child, parental roles, and postpartum depression. [about]
  21. City of the Heart, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (2004). Literal and metaphorical references to "heart." [about]
  22. Compilation of the Holy Utterances of Bahaʼollah and Abdul Baha, Concerning the Most Great Peace, War and Duty of the Bahais toward their Government, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (1918). An early compilation, prepared for the Tenth Annual Convention, April 1918. [about]
  23. Compilation on "Spiritual Beauty". [about]
  24. Compilation on Change and Importance of Transformation. [about]
  25. Compilation on Detachment. [about]
  26. Compilation on the "Inner Reality". [about]
  27. Compilation on the "Recognition of Him" (2007). [about]
  28. Compilation on the Importance of Thankfulness, Gratitude, and Contentment, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu’l-Bahá (2004). [about]
  29. Compilation: Blessings in Teaching Children (2003). Writings on the subject of the teaching and education of children. [about]
  30. Compilation: Blessings of Service (2002). [about]
  31. Covenant and Administration, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (1971). [about]
  32. 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. [about]
  33. Demystifying Bahá'u'lláh's Tablet of the Holy Mariner: History, Translations, Interpretations and Analysis, by Hui Bau (2016). Lengthy compilation, with background information on the Tablet, and commentary from Bau, Adib Taherzadeh, Michael Sours, Jamsheed Samandari, and Aziz Mboya. [about]
  34. Dreams mentioned in Bahá'í Literature (1999). A collection of dream narratives and poetry from a variety of sources. [about]
  35. Education, Bahá'í: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1994). [about]
  36. Empowering Words, by Joanna M. Tahzib-Thomas (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. [about]
  37. Encouragement, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (2006). [about]
  38. 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 Baha'u'llah's self-quotations in the Epistle with their earlier versions. [about]
  39. Esperanto, by Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi (2015). Compilation on Esperanto. [about]
  40. Estudios y Profesiones, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. Compilacion de Escritos Bahá'ís para Jovenes sobre Estudios y Profesiones [about]
  41. European Bahá'í Archives Workshop (2001). Essays and handouts from a workshop on preservation of source material. Includes forms for archivists, historians, local and national assemblies, archiving methods, oral history guidelines, organizational schemes, and compilations from the Writings. [about]
  42. Extraterrestrial Life, by Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi (1996). [about]
  43. Fear of God, by Báb, The and Bahá'u'lláh (2002). [about]
  44. Fire as a symbol used in the Sacred Writings, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (2002). [about]
  45. Foundations for a Spiritual Education: Research of the Bahá'í Writings, by National Bahá'í Education Task Force (2005). A sourcebook of Baha'i 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. [about]
  46. Fuego Arrasador: Las Artes Escenicas en los circulos de estudio Para Institutos de Formación. Curso de Extension Sobre las Artes en Circulos de Estudio [about]
  47. Fuente de Todo Bien, La, by Báb, The and Bahá'u'lláh (1991). [about]
  48. Funerals and Burials, Preparations for: Some practical notes (1998). A compilation of Baha'i directions for funerals and burials (i.e., this is not a compilation of direct quotations from the Writings). [about]
  49. God, Nature of: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1994). The nature of God in the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  50. Good and Evil: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1996). [about]
  51. Greatest Name and the 99 Names of God, The: Compilation (1998). Includes (1) Allah'u'Abhá in Arabic, (2) compilation on the Baha'i and Islamic use of "Greatest Name," and (3) a list of the ninety-nine names of God from Islamic theology. [about]
  52. Guidance for Bahá'í Groups, by National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States (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. [about]
  53. Guidelines for Internet Communication, by Bahá'í Internet Agency and Universal House of Justice (2008). Includes compilation "Extracts on Internet Communication Written on Behalf of the Universal House of Justice," spiritual principles, and Baha'i netiquette. [about]
  54. 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. [about]
  55. Handbook for Childrens' Class Coordinators, by Universal House of Justice and International Teaching Centre (2016). Guidance on the duties and responsibilities of children’s class coordinators. [about]
  56. Handmaidens of God: Baha'i Prayers for Women, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (1987). [about]
  57. "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. [about]
  58. Health and Healing: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1989). [about]
  59. Hidden Words, also known as Book of Fatimih (Kalimát-i-Maknúnih): Compilation, by Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi, in Lights of Guidance. [about]
  60. Homosexuality, Bahá'í Writings on, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (1996). [about]
  61. Human Station in the Bahá'í Faith: Selected Sections: Philosophy and Knowledge of the Divine, by Ali Murad Davudi (2013). A collection of talks by the Bahá’í teacher and philosopher Dr. A. M. Dávúdí on selected philosophical topics, including one on the subject of the non-political nature of the Bahá’í Faith and non-involvement in partisan politics. [about]
  62. Internet, the World Wide Web, and Electronic Discussion Lists: A perspective from the Bahá'í Writings, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (1998). Compilation prepared by a member of Continental Board of Counsellors. [about]
  63. Justice: The Best Beloved of All Things, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  64. 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. An unofficial correlation of the passages from the Synopsis and Codification of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas to the book's textual passages. [about]
  65. Life after Death: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (2002). [about]
  66. Lights of Guidance: A Bahá'í Reference File, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. The classic Bahá'í reference book! This is its first online edition. [about]
  67. Lights of Guidance (second part): A Bahá'í Reference File, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. Part 2 of the classic Bahá'í reference book! This is its first online edition. [about]
  68. Mashriqu'l-Adhkar, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (1998). Compilation on the Baha'i temple, the Mashriqu'l-Adhkar, "Dawning Place of Remembrance." [about]
  69. Meaning of Suffering and the Mystery of Sacrifice, The: Selections from the Bahá'í Holy Writings (2007). [about]
  70. Memorization, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (2006). [about]
  71. Notes on Bahá'í Proofs Based on the Bible, Some (1963). First published (as a book) in Africa in 1963, reprinted in India in 1988. [about]
  72. Notes on Bahá'í Proofs Based on the Qur'an, Some (2000). [about]
  73. Ocean of His Utterances, The, by Howard Colby Ives (1963). Unpublished study course in the Revelation of Bahá'u'lláh using the books of Bahá'u'lláh, Abdu'l‑Baha, and Shoghi Effendi, compiled and with commentary by Ives. Not yet formatted. [about]
  74. Pattern of Bahá'í life, The (1948). A compilation of Bahá'í Writings on personal character [about]
  75. Pilgrims' Notes, by Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi, in Lights of Guidance. [about]
  76. Political Non-Involvement and Obedience to Government: Compilation by Peter Khan with Cover Letter from Secretariat, by Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi (2003). Current world events can cause confusion and anguish among those seeking global peace. Rather than being drawn into prevailing attitudes and disputes, Baha'is must hold a broader long-term perspective. [about]
  77. Power of Unity, The: Beyond Prejudice and Racism, by Báb, The and Bahá'u'lláh (1986). [about]
  78. Prayer and Meditation: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1990). [about]
  79. Pupil of the Eye, The: African Americans in the World Order of Bahá'u'lláh, by Báb, The and Bahá'u'lláh, 2nd edition (1998). [about]
  80. Purpose and Mission of the Manifestations of God, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (2002). [about]
  81. Questions and Answers on War and Related Issues (2003). Compilation of passages and commentary on the military, political activism, disarmament, pacifism, and collective security. [about]
  82. Quickeners of Mankind: Pioneering in a World Community, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (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. [about]
  83. Qur'ánic references in the Bahá'í Writings (2001). [about]
  84. Resolve to Gain the Victory over Your Own Selves (2013). Passages from the writings of Baha'u'llah related to personal growth. [about]
  85. River of Life, The: A Selection from the Teachings of Baha'u'llah and Abdu'l-Baha (1914). An early book-length compilation, edited and translated by Dawud. [about]
  86. Rumi: Quotations from the Mathnáví of Rúmí in the Bahá'í Writings, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (2001). Rúmí’s Mathnáví is quoted in many places in the Bahá'í Writings, as noted in the footnotes to the Writings. [about]
  87. Sacrifice, by Báb, The and Bahá'u'lláh (2004). Compilation on "The Field of Sacrifice." [about]
  88. Sadratu'l-Muntahá, by Báb, The and Bahá'u'lláh (2003). Compilation on "The Tree beyond which there is no passing." [about]
  89. Scholarship, Bahá'í, by Shoghi Effendi and Universal House of Justice, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 3:2 (1993). [about]
  90. Selected Communications Concerning the North East Asia Area including Japan, by Universal House of Justice (1994). Compilation of letters from, or on behalf of, the Universal House of Justice, in both English and Japanese. [about]
  91. Selections from the Bahá'í Writings and from Shaykh Ahmad on the Seven Stages of Creation (2008). Collection of quotations from The Bab, Baha'u'llah, and Shaykh Ahmad, with footnotes, on the 7 stages of Divine action: Will, Determination, Destiny, Decree, Permission, Term, and Book. [about]
  92. Sincerity: The Foundation Stone of Faith (2007). [about]
  93. Six Lessons on Bahá'í Law: A Deepening Course for Bahá'ís (1974). [about]
  94. Soul, Life of the: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1990). [about]
  95. Sovereign Remedy, The: A Study of Bahá'í Sources, by Peter Terry (2000). Quotations showing that Baha'u'llah and his authoritative interpreters state what fundamentalists of many faiths have been saying for centuries: that God's guidance revealed to humanity provides the best remedy for all human ills. [about]
  96. Spiritual Institutions: The Foundation for Oneness (2000). Annotated compilation on the structure and functioning of the Baha'i administrative order. [about]
  97. Splendour of God, The: Being extracts from the sacred writings of the Bahais (1909). An early book-length published compilation. [about]
  98. Springtime metaphors and spring-related imagery, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (1995). Introduction and Compilation, interspersed with editorial comments. Includes discussion of "plain English" translation. [about]
  99. Steadfastness, by Báb, The and Bahá'u'lláh (2004). Compilation on "The King of all acts." [about]
  100. Stewardship and Development, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (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. [about]
  101. Suffering of Bahá'u'lláh, The, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá, in Deepening Portfolio Number 3 (1974). [about]
  102. Suffering, The Meaning of: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1990). [about]
  103. Tablet of the Holy Mariner (Lawh-i-Malláhu'l-Quds): Study Compilations, by Aziz Mboya (2000). Includes two compilations on references to the Lesser prophets, and mini-compilations on 44 topics: "angels," "apostles," "balance," "call of a prophet," "clouds," "Face of God," "trumpet," etc. [about]
  104. Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh and `Abdu'l-Bahá from Star of the West, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá, in Star of the West, Book 1 (1978). Compilation of tablets translated and published in Book 1 of the 1978 reprint of Star of the West, which contains all of Vol. 1, March 1910, and Vol. 2 to Number 11, September 1911. [about]
  105. Tree of Life, The: A Program for the Spiritualization of the Bahá'í Community, by National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the Hawaiian Islands (1993). Compilations for a spiritualization and teaching campaign on prayer and meditation, how to be like the "shining examples" of the Bab and Baha'u'llah, and the 1992 Ridvan message. [about]
  106. Triumphing over Our Weaknesses, by Báb, The and Bahá'u'lláh (1998). [about]
  107. Trono del Espiritu, El: Enseñanzas Baha'is Sobre el Cuerpo Humano, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. Selecciones de Escrituras Bahá'ís sobre el cuerpo humano, su salud y nutrición, ciencia y medicina, enfermedad y curación espiritual. Spanish translation of "The Throne of the Inner Temple". [about]
  108. True Foundation of All Economics, The, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (2000). Book-length compilation ordered by chapters covering 26 themes on the economy, welfare, development, women's employment, work ethics, morality, agriculture, extremes of wealth and poverty, profit-sharing, health and alcohol, consultation. [about]
  109. Twelve Steps, The: Bahá'í Writings and recovery from substance abuse, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (1988). [about]
  110. Uncompiled Letters, by Shoghi Effendi (2016). 1,500 messages by or on behalf of the Guardian not found in the various national collections such as Baha’i Administration, Messages to the Antipodes, Compilation of Compilations, or Lights of Guidance. [about]
  111. Universal Language, Adoption of, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (2008). [about]
  112. Unrestrained as the Wind: A Life Dedicated to Bahá'u'lláh (1985). Compilation of quotations on topics of especial interest to Bahá'í youth. [about]
  113. Verse of Light, the Sadratu'l-Muntahá (Divine Lote Tree), and the Unfoldment of God's Plan, The, by Shirley Macias (1991). Relationship of a key mystical Quranic verse, Súrih 24:35, to Bahá'í theology; includes a brief compilation of Bahá'í Writings about the Lote Tree. [about]
  114. Victory Promises, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (1978). Promises for success in spreading the Faith. [about]
  115. Water as a symbol used in the Sacred Writings, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (2002). [about]
  116. Waves of One Sea, The: A Compilation on Unity in the Bahai Writings, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (2004). A compilation on the nature, significance, and promotion of Unity. [about]
  117. Women, The Status of: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1995). Overview of the status of women in education, marriage, and the future. [about]
  118. Words of Inspiration: Warwick Leaflets, by Warwick Bahá'í Bookshop (1992). [about]
  119. Yoga, by Universal House of Justice (2015). Four quotations from the House on the practice of hatha yoga. [about]
  120. Your True Brother: Messages to Junior Youth Written by or on Behalf of Shoghi Effendi, by Shoghi Effendi (1991). [about]
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