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  1. 世界和平的承诺 (The Promise of World Peace), by Universal House of Justice. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  2. 20,000 Martyrs, Source of Statements about, by Universal House of Justice (1984). Two letters from the Research Department: one from 1984 identifies the source of the statement that 20,000 Bábís were martyred, and one from 2005 says that this source has not actually been found. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  3. Abdu'l-Baha's talks can be used in devotional portion of Feast, by Universal House of Justice (2011). Letter confirming that it is permissible to use informal "talks" of Abdu'l-Baha in the devotional portion of Feast. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  4. Aboriginal and Indigenous People, Teaching Among, by Shoghi Effendi, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume 3 (2000). Importance and scope of the teaching work among the masses of various countries and their aboriginal and indigenous inhabitants. BWC Compilations. [about]
  5. Academic Methodologies, by Universal House of Justice and Susan Maneck (1997). Two letters to the House on the relationship between "materialistic methodologies" and "doctrinal heresy" in the academic fields, followed by the House's detailed response. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  6. Administative Rights, Removal of, by Universal House of Justice (1993). BWC Compilations. [about]
  7. Administrative Order, Bahá'í, by Universal House of Justice (2000). A number of questions about the functioning of the Baha'i Administrative Order. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  8. Administrative Order, Suggestions about changes in , by Universal House of Justice (1995). Ways in which Baha'is may make suggestions for change within the Baha'i administration, and the nature of internet discussions. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  9. 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. Personal compilations. [about]
  10. African Americans in the United States, by Universal House of Justice (1996). Comments about what public role might be played by the Baha'i Faith in America to ameliorate the difficulties faced by African-American males. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  11. African Culture, Traditional, Aspects of, by Universal House of Justice (1998). Challenges and opportunities in the African continent; eliminating prejudices; dance and music; alcohol; hunting; initiation rites; the supernatural; tribal leadership; status of women. BWC Compilations. [about]
  12. African religions; miracles; strange phenomena, by Universal House of Justice (1996). Five questions: the religion of Santeria; relationship to Sabaeanism; Yoruba-based new world religions; visions and miracles of the Virgin Mary and Fatima; UFOs, aliens, and genetic engineering. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  13. Agriculture and Rural Life, by Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi (1995). BWC Compilations. [about]
  14. Alcohol, Compilación Sobre, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (1972). Compilación de la C.U.J. sobre el Alcohol y las drogas, publicada en el Boletín Bahá'í de España de diciembre de 1972 BWC Compilations. [about]
  15. Alcohol, Prohibition of, by Universal House of Justice (1997). Explanation of the prohibition on drinking alcohol; guidelines on how to approach and impose administrative sanctions on someone using it flagrantly. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  16. Alcohol, Prohibition on Drinking, by Abdu'l-Bahá and Bahá'u'lláh, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume 2 (1991). BWC Compilations. [about]
  17. Alcoholics Anonymous, by Universal House of Justice (1987). Three short letters concerning Baha'i participation in Alcoholics Anonymous. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  18. Ali Akbar Furutan, In Memoriam, by Universal House of Justice (2003). Obituary containing a brief biography of Ali Akbar Furutan, one of the longest surviving Hands of the Cause of God. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  19. Amnesty International, by Universal House of Justice (1993). Baha'is may work with but should not hold membership in Amnesty International. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  20. Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust, References in the Bahá'í Writings to, by Universal House of Justice (1993). Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  21. Apostle Paul, a "False Teacher"?, by Universal House of Justice (1998). Whether Baha'i Writings state that Paul was a "false teacher," the relationship between apostles Paul and Peter, and some Baha'i teachings on Christianity. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  22. Apparent Contradictions in the Bahá'í Writings, Reconciliation of, by Universal House of Justice (2002). On apparent contradictions, regarding Mírzá Abu'l-Fadl on Abraham and Zoroaster; 'Abdu'l-Bahá and a Baby Naming Ceremony; Minimum Age of Marriage; Smoking and Firmness in the Covenant; Corporal Punishment; Táhirih as "Woman Suffragette." Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  23. Applicability of the Laws and Ordinances of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, by Universal House of Justice (2001). List of laws and ordinances of the Aqdas not yet universally applied (as of 2001). Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  24. Aqa Husayn Ashchi's narrative, by Universal House of Justice and Ahang Rabbani (1996). A letter to the House requesting permission to translate and publish Aqa Husayn Ashchi's narrative and their response. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  25. Arabic, Proper pronunciation of, by Universal House of Justice (1995). Discusses whether there are specific dialects and "manners" to use in speaking Arabic. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  26. Arc Project: 1987 Open Letter, by Universal House of Justice (1987). Status of the Arc Project (Baha'i World Center), 1987. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  27. Arc Project: 1991 Open Letter, by Universal House of Justice (1991). Status of the Arc Project (Baha'i World Center), 1991. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  28. Arc Project: 1994 Open Letter, by Universal House of Justice (1994). Status of the Arc Project (Baha'i World Center), 1994. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  29. Archives, Bahá'í: Preserving and Safeguarding the Sacred Texts, by Universal House of Justice, in Andalib, 12:48 (1993). Includes estimated numbers of Tablets revealed, and numbers of Tablets archived at the Baha'i World Center; prepared by the Archives Office on behalf of the House. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  30. Archives, Bahá'í: Guidance Regarding, by Bahá'u'lláh and Shoghi Effendi. BWC Compilations. [about]
  31. Arise in His Name: A Guide for Travel Teachers, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. Personal compilations. [about]
  32. Arte, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu’l-Bahá. Spanish translation of English "Compilation on the Arts." BWC Compilations. [about]
  33. Arts: Compilation from other compilations, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. BWC Compilations. [about]
  34. Arts and Architecture, by Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi. BWC Compilations. [about]
  35. Arts, Importance of in Promoting the Faith, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume 3 (2000). BWC Compilations. [about]
  36. Aspects of the Bahá'í Teachings, Conditions for Membership, and Voting Rights: Seven various questions, by Universal House of Justice (1991). On Baha'i status and community membership, spiritual primacy, Most Great Spirit, studying the Covenant, revelation of the Bab, civil elections, and definition of a pioneer. Includes short compilation "Conditions for Membership in the Baha'i Community." Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  37. Associations for Bahá'í Studies, by Universal House of Justice (2008). Some explanation on when it is appropriate for a country to form an ABS organization. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  38. Attainment of the Unity of Nations and the Lesser Peace, by Universal House of Justice (2001). Letter sent to all NSAs and later broadcast to the Baha'i world to explain the process through which the Lesser Peace will be created and its relation to the Most Great Peace. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  39. Authenticity of prayer "O God! Refresh and gladden my spirit", by Universal House of Justice (2006). Some details on the history of a popular prayer. Includes comments on the authenticity of published compilations of Abdu'l-Baha's talks Some Answered Questions, Paris Talks, and The Promulgation of Universal Peace. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  40. Authority and Centrality of the Universal House of Justice, by Universal House of Justice, in Lights of Irfan, Volume 13 (2012). Issues inspired by Udo Schaefer's writings about limitations on infallibility and the House's spheres of jurisdiction. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  41. Authority of the Hands of the Cause to direct the Faith and expel Covenant-breakers, by Universal House of Justice (1997). Authority of the Hands of the Cause assume control of the Faith and eject Covenant-breakers following Shoghi Effendi's passing. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  42. Authority of the International Teaching Centre in Expelling Covenant-Breakers, by Universal House of Justice (1998). On the role of the Counsellors and the ITC in protecting the Faith, and the process of expelling a person whose behavior is in conflict with the Covenant. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  43. Autoridades religiosas del mundo, A las, by Universal House of Justice (2002). Spanish translation of "Letter to the World's Religious Leaders, April 2002." Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  44. Avoidance of Politics and Controversial Matters, by Universal House of Justice (2003). A short explanation that the aim of Baha'is is to reconcile viewpoints and heal divisions, but not become involved with disputes of the many conflicting elements of society around them. Includes introductory letter from the US NSA, and a compilation. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  45. Babies, on the Naming of, by Abdu'l-Bahá and Universal House of Justice (1998). BWC Compilations. [about]
  46. Bahá'í Activities in University, by Shoghi Effendi and Universal House of Justice, in The Bahá'í Student Handbook, Second Edition (1997). Personal compilations. [about]
  47. Bahá'í Obligatory Prayer and the Mashriqu'l-Adhkár, by Universal House of Justice (1998). Obligatory prayer may be performed at home or in the Temple — in private or in public — but on condition that each believer recite it individually. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  48. Bahá'í Revelation, The, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 18 (1979-1983) (1986). Passages from Fire and Light and Selections from the Writings of the Bab published in Baha'i World as a section titled "Part One: The Baha'i Revelation." BWC Compilations. [about]
  49. Bahá'í studies Seminar in Cambridge, 30 September - 1 October 1978: Message to Particpants, by Universal House of Justice, in Messages from the Universal House of Justice, 1963-1986: The Third Epoch of the Formative Age, (1996). Harmony of science and religion; faith and reason; spiritual scholarship; and the institution of review. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  50. Bahá'í Teachings, Aspects of, by Universal House of Justice (1997). Authenticity of Statements; Mathnavi; Quranic quotations; Marriage Prayer; 'Sun' and 'Moon'; Hands of the Cause; Night of Power; Khatt-i-Badi; Sarcophagus for Baha'u'llah; International Baha'i Library Building; Lunar Calendar and Holy Days; Leiden, Kings. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  51. Bahá'í World, The: Volume 18 (1979-1983), in Bahá'í World (1986). Books. [about]
  52. Bahá'í World, The: Volume 17 (1976-1979), in Bahá'í World (1981). So far only a portion of this volume is available: the table of contents, and pages 1-48. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  53. Bahá'í World, The: Volume 13 (1954-1963), in Bahá'í World (1970). Includes formatted, proofread version (of pp. 1-478 only). Books. [about]
  54. Bahá'í World, The: Volume 14 (1963-1968), in Bahá'í World (1974). Books. [about]
  55. Bahá'í World, The: Volume 15 (1968-1973), in Bahá'í World (1976). Books. [about]
  56. Bahá'í World, The: Volume 16 (1973-1976), in Bahá'í World (1978). Books. [about]
  57. Bahá'í World, The: Volume 23 (1994-1995), in Bahá'í World (1996). Books. [about]
  58. Bahá'í World, The: Volume 24 (1995-1996), in Bahá'í World (1997). Books. [about]
  59. Bahá'u'lláh and the New Era Regarding the Explanation of Daniel 12:12: Beckwith's Allegations, by Universal House of Justice (1990). Responses to allegations Francis Beckwith makes in his booklet "Baha'i" about changes to this book. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  60. Bahiyyih Khanum: The Greatest Holy Leaf, by Bahá'í World Centre. A compilation from Bahá'í sacred texts and writings of the Guardian of the Faith and Bahíyyih Khánum's own letters. Books. [about]
  61. Balance in life, and pioneering versus getting an education, by Universal House of Justice (1994). Achieving balance and planning in "each important area of one's life," including balancing the need for education and a profession and pioneering. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  62. Bayan (Bayán-i-Farsí and Bayán-i-'Arabí), The: Letters and Letters of the Living, by Universal House of Justice and Iraj Ayman (1994). Study Guides. [about]
  63. Bible, Preferred English Translation of, by Universal House of Justice (1996). While Shoghi Effendi recommended the use of the King James translation of the Bible, Baha'is are yet welcome to use any translation they wish. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  64. Bible, The: Extracts on the Old and New Testaments, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. BWC Compilations. [about]
  65. Biblical discrepancies in God Passes By, by Universal House of Justice (1993). Citation errors for quotations from Ezekiel in God Passes By. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  66. Biblical Questions, Interpretation of: Ezekiel 10:19, Jeremiah 49:38 and Micah 7:12, by Universal House of Justice (1998). Can certain passages from the Hebrew Bible be taken as prophetic references to the Babi or Baha'i Faiths? Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  67. Biblical Verses, Interpretation of, by Universal House of Justice (1986). Interpretation of Biblical verses. Includes chart showing all references in the Baha'i writings to verses in the Book of Revelation. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  68. "Book of Names" Mentioned in the Tablet of Carmel, The, by Bahá'u'lláh and Shoghi Effendi (2003). Letter from the House and a compilation explaining "People of Bahá" and the line in the Lawh-i-Karmil "Ere long will God sail His Ark upon thee, and will manifest the people of Bahá who have been mentioned in the Book of Names." BWC Compilations. [about]
  69. Burial, Baha'i, by Bahá'u'lláh and Shoghi Effendi, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume I (1991). Extracts from writings on Baha'i burials, cemeteries, and funerals, specifying the type of ring, shroud, coffin, and prayer plus the position of a body in a grave. BWC Compilations. [about]
  70. Canadian National Convention functioning, by Universal House of Justice (1982). Reply to questions from an individual about the functioning of the National Convention in Canada with specific reference to the tellers report and the election of officers. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  71. Carta Sobre La Oracion para el Entierro Baha'i: Departamento de la Secretaria 1 de julio de 2001, by Universal House of Justice (2001). Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  72. Carta Sobre Relaciones entre AEN, Comunidad e Individuo, by Universal House of Justice (1994). Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  73. Celestial Pavilion, Inmates of, by Universal House of Justice, in Lights of Irfan, 4 (2003). Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  74. Centres of Bahá'í Learning, by Shoghi Effendi and Universal House of Justice, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume 1 (1991). BWC Compilations. [about]
  75. Century of Light, by Universal House of Justice (2001). Survey of the history and dramatic changes of the 20th Century and the Bahá'í Faith's emergence from obscurity, "demonstrating on a global scale the unifying power with which its Divine origin has endowed it." Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  76. Challenges for Bahá'í Youth in a Western Way of Life, by Universal House of Justice (2013). Difficulties young people might face in upholding Baha'i ideals and standards of behaviour in the context of Western culture and sexual mores. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  77. Challenging the Authority of the Universal House of Justice, by Universal House of Justice (1997). Does the Universal House of Justice have the authority to make authoritative interpretations? Does anyone has the right to challenge the authority or actions of the Universal House of Justice? Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  78. Chaste and Holy Life, A, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume 1 (1991). BWC Compilations. [about]
  79. Childhood Abuse, and Revoking Parent's Right of Marriage Consent, by Universal House of Justice (1992). Guidance on therapy and recovery from sexual abuse. The abusing parent's right to consent to marriage can be revoked. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  80. Childhood Abuse, Ritual, by Universal House of Justice (1994). Matters of psychology and healing relating to recovery from certain forms of childhood abuse. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  81. Childhood Trauma, Recovering from, by Universal House of Justice (1992). Guidance for individuals who suffered traumatic childhood experiences at the hands of disturbed parents. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  82. Children, Oppression of, by Universal House of Justice (1985). Discussion of the oppression of children at the hands of exploitative individuals and solace for those who have suffered such treatment. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  83. Community Functioning, Issues Concerning: Fostering the Development of Bahá'í Communities, by Shoghi Effendi and Universal House of Justice, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume 3 (2000). Extensive guidance on community development. Includes extracts from letters written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi on fostering the evolution of Baha'i communities. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  84. Compilation of Compilations: Volume 3, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (2000). BWC Compilations. [about]
  85. Compilation of Compilations: Volume 1, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (1991). BWC Compilations. [about]
  86. Compilation of Compilations: Volume 2, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (1991). BWC Compilations. [about]
  87. Condition of non-Bahá'í Relatives after Death, The, by Universal House of Justice (1991). Four questions: Do the non-Bahá'í parents of believers become Bahá'ís in the next world? What is the definition of "kin"? What is the requisite spiritual state of the believer? What conditions are associated with the divine bounty? Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  88. Conferencia de los cuerpos continentales de consejeros 09-01-2001, A la, by Universal House of Justice (2001). Spanish translation of "Institution of the Counsellors: Letter to the Counsellors January 9 2001." Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  89. Confidencialidad en los Asuntos de las Asambleas Locales y Nacionales, by Universal House of Justice (1994). Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  90. Conservation of the Earth's Resources, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume 1 (1991). BWC Compilations. [about]
  91. Constitucion de la Casa Universal de Justicia, La, by Universal House of Justice (1972). Spanish translation of Constitution of the Universal House of Justice. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  92. Constitution of the Universal House of Justice, by Universal House of Justice (1972). Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  93. Consultation, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume 1 (1991). BWC Compilations. [about]
  94. Contacting the Universal House of Justice; Obligatory Prayer, Greatest Name, Exemptions, by Universal House of Justice (1998). Procedures on contacting the Universal House of Justice; memorandum on obligatory prayer, reciting the Greatest Name, and exemptions from prayer. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  95. Continental Boards of Counsellors, Letter to the Conference of, by Universal House of Justice (2010). Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  96. Continental Boards of Counselors, Elucidation of the Nature of, by Universal House of Justice (1972). The nature of the Institution of the Continental Boards of Counselors and its relationship to the Institution of the Hands of the Cause. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  97. Convention for the Election of the UHJ, and Completion of the Seat of the UHJ (1983), by Universal House of Justice, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 18 (1979-1983) (1986). Two documents from Baha'i World 18 part four section one, The World Order of Baha'u'llah: The Universal House of Justice: Fifth Int'l Convention for the Election of the UHJ, and Completion of Construction of the Seat of the UHJ. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  98. Covenant, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume 1 (1991). BWC Compilations. [about]
  99. Covenant-breakers and other Enemies of the Faith, Writings of; Photographs of Baha'u'llah, by Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi (2000). Baha'i scholars may, when needed, use books by Covenant Breakers, including William Miller's The Baha'i Faith. BWC Compilations. [about]
  100. Covenant-Breakers in Bahá'í Historiography, by Universal House of Justice, in Bahá'í Studies Bulletin, 5:3-6:1 (1991). Baha'i scholars may, when needed, use books by Covenant Breakers. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  101. Covenant-breakers, Electronic Communication with, by Universal House of Justice (1998). BWC Compilations. [about]
  102. Covenant-Breakers, Encountering Online, by Universal House of Justice (1997). Actions Baha'is need or need not take upon meeting Covenant Breakers in online "chat rooms" or by email. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  103. Covenant-breakers, Non-association with, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (1999). Includes extracts regarding electronic communication with Covenant-Breakers. BWC Compilations. [about]
  104. Crisis and Victory, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume 1 (1991). BWC Compilations. [about]
  105. Criticism: Extracts from letters written on behalf of the Guardian to individual believers, by Shoghi Effendi. BWC Compilations. [about]
  106. Cultural Diversity in the Age of Maturity, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume 3 (2000). BWC Compilations. [about]
  107. Cultural Reconciliation in Canada, by Universal House of Justice, in Baha'i Canada, 13:2 (2000). The Universal House of Justice suggests to the National Spiritual Assembly of Canada that their efforts at unity and reconciliation should focus on culture rather than on race. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  108. Cultural Reconciliation in Canada - questions, by Universal House of Justice (2001). Reply from the House of Justice to a request for a reexamination of the assumptions on which its letter to Canada of 5 September 1999 was based. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  109. Dancing in the Haziratu'l-Quds, by Universal House of Justice (1987). Recreational dancing in a temple is not appropriate, but cultural and devotional dancing is acceptable. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  110. Daniel's Prophecies, by Universal House of Justice, in Lights of Irfan, Volume 8 (2007). Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  111. Day of the Covenant 26 November 2003: To the Followers of Baha'u'llah in the Cradle of the Faith, by Universal House of Justice (2003). A message to the Baha'is of Iran; in both English and Persian. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  112. Deaths of Two Iranian Bahá'ís, 1997, by Universal House of Justice and National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States (1997). Reports from the Universal House of Justice and the NSA of the United States on the deaths of Masha'llah Enayati and Shahram Reza'i. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  113. Devotional Gatherings, Selected Guidance concerning, by Universal House of Justice. Structure and character of devotional practices. BWC Compilations. [about]
  114. "Devotional Meetings," Definition and Scope of, by Universal House of Justice (1991). Guidance on the structure and content of devotional gatherings. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  115. Diacritics; meaning of "Self-subsisting", by Universal House of Justice (1993). Two disparate topics: the translation style adopted by the Guardian and other considerations related to literary style and the sacred writings, and the meaning of the term "self-subsisting." Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  116. Difficulty of teachings on chastity, by Universal House of Justice. Discusses the need of institutions not to pry but to encourage willful obedience with the teachings on chastity; also covers conditions for removal of administrative rights. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  117. Dissidence and Criticism by Bahá'ís and Scholars, by Universal House of Justice (1996). Response to a latter about the content and tone of some online discussions in email listservers in the mid-1990s. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  118. Dissimulation by Iranian Emmigrants, by Universal House of Justice and National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States (1985). Letters from the House and the US NSA concerning Baha'is who were able to escape Iran in 1997 by denying their Faith. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  119. Early Bahá'í Census in Iran, by Universal House of Justice (2016). No systematic census was taken of the numbers of early believers, before the Guardian's call for such a count in 1923. Iran's own statistics in the 1920s count "several tens of thousands" of Baha'is. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  120. "Easy Familiarity," Explanations of, by Ruhiyyih (Mary Maxwell) Khanum and Ann Boylan (1912). Statements on displays of affection (hugging and kissing) between members of the opposite sex. Also questions on assembly infallibility, and whether one with a minority opinion should vote against his conscience. Letters from the Guardian. [about]
  121. Economics, Agriculture, and Related Subjects, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume 3 (2000). BWC Compilations. [about]
  122. Egypt, Bahá'í Community of, and Religious Identity, by Universal House of Justice (2006). Message to the Bahá'ís of Egypt in the wake of a Supreme Administrative Court decision in Cairo that upheld a discriminatory government policy regarding Bahá'ís and their identification cards. In both English and Arabic. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  123. Election and Infallibility of the Universal House of Justice, by Universal House of Justice, in Messages from the Universal House of Justice: 1963-1986: The Third Epoch of the Formative Age (1996). Answers to three questions: Why were steps taken to elect a Universal House of Justice with the foreknowledge that there would be no Guardian? Was the time ripe for such an action? Could not the International Baha'i Council have carried on the work? Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  124. Elections: Sanctity and Nature of Bahá'í Elections, by Shoghi Effendi and Universal House of Justice, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume 3 (2000). BWC Compilations. [about]
  125. Elections, Bahá'í: Defining a "Minority" for the Purpose of Resolving a Tie for Ninth Place, by Universal House of Justice (1999). BWC Compilations. [about]
  126. Electoral Process, Bahá'í, by Universal House of Justice (2007). Refers to the responsibility of individual Baha'is in participating in Baha'i elections and mentions the permissibility of discussing qualifications of membership without reference to personality Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  127. Electoral Process, Bahá'í: Clarifications, and Three Way Tie, by Universal House of Justice (2012). How to resolve a 3-way tie when 2 parties are minorities; when voting, should one consider age distribution, diversity, and gender. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  128. Elegibilidad de las Mujeres en la Casa Universal de Justicia, by Universal House of Justice (1988). Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  129. Encouragement, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (2006). Personal compilations. [about]
  130. English Sources and Authenticity of Fifteen Prayers in the Dutch Prayer Book Bahá'í Gebeden, by Universal House of Justice (2001). Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  131. Enrollments and limited growth of the Bahá'í community, by Universal House of Justice (2002). The lack of significant numerical growth in certain Western Baha'i communities is related to the preceding decades of struggle, achievement and disappointment. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  132. Entry by Troops, Promoting, by Shoghi Effendi and Universal House of Justice, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume 3 (2000). BWC Compilations. [about]
  133. Esperanto, by Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi (2015). Compilation on Esperanto. Personal compilations. [about]
  134. Establishment of Regional Bahá'í Councils in Certain Countries, Their Characteristics and Functions, The, by Universal House of Justice (1997). Outline of various policies governing the formation and functioning of Regional Baha'i Councils. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  135. Establishment of Regional Bahá'í Councils in the United States, by Universal House of Justice (1997). Announcement of the historic event of the founding of a new administrative level in the United States, the "Baha'i Councils." Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  136. Establishment of Regional Councils: Introduction, by Universal House of Justice (1997). Nature, functioning, and establishment of the administrative bodies known as Regional Baha'i Councils. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  137. Estudios y Profesiones, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. Compilacion de Escritos Bahá'ís para Jovenes sobre Estudios y Profesiones Personal compilations. [about]
  138. Europe, by Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 1:1 (1991). BWC Compilations. [about]
  139. Europe, Eastern, and the Soviet Union, by Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 3.1 (1993). BWC Compilations. [about]
  140. European Bahá'í Youth Conference in Innsbruck, by Universal House of Justice (1983). Challenges facing European Baha'i Youth, followed by consolation to Baha'i youth in light of the 1983 martyrdoms of young Baha'is in Iran. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  141. Evolution, Diagram Illustrating the True Story of, by Universal House of Justice (1997). Explanation of the chart Cycle of Life prepared by Lua Getsinger. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  142. Exemption from Obligatory Prayer for the Sick, by Universal House of Justice (2000). Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  143. Fadil-i-Mazandarani, by Universal House of Justice (1998). Was Fadil-i-Mazandarani declared a Hand of the Cause of God, and on determining if there were other Hands. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  144. Falta de crecimiento y el cambio de cultura, La, by Universal House of Justice (2002). Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  145. Feast, Nineteen Day, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume 1 (1991). BWC Compilations. [about]
  146. Fire and Light: Excerpts from the Bahá'í Sacred Writings, by Báb, The and Bahá'u'lláh (1982). BWC Compilations. [about]
  147. Five Questions: Loss of Voting Rights, Mani, Magi, Five-Pointed Star, Joseph Smith, by Universal House of Justice, in Bahá'í Studies Bulletin, 4:3-4:4 (1991). Responses to various questions. Closes with quotations on Confucianism and Genesis. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  148. Five Year Plan, The: 2011-2016: Messages of the Universal House of Justice, by Universal House of Justice (2011). Two Ridvan messages, one letter to the Counsellors, and two shorter letters. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  149. Five Year Plan, The: 2006-2011: Messages of the Universal House of Justice, by Universal House of Justice (2006). Five Ridvan messages, one message to the Counsellors, and three other letters. Books. [about]
  150. Formative Age of Our Faith, Significance of the, by Shoghi Effendi, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume 2 (1991). BWC Compilations. [about]
  151. Four-Year Plan, 1995-1999: Messages to the Bahá'ís of the World, by Universal House of Justice (1995). Message to the Baha'is of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  152. Fundamental Verities, by Universal House of Justice (1996). Meaning of the phrase "fundamental verities of the Faith" in the writings of Shoghi Effendi. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  153. Gaia Concept, The, by Universal House of Justice (1992). Overview of the Gaia hypothesis, a concept which regards the entire planet as a living organism. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  154. Genetic Engineering, by Universal House of Justice (2000). Information about genetic engineering; the observation that the Writings make no mention of genetics Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  155. Germany, France, Italy, and Switzerland, by Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 4:1 (1994). Compilation of new perspectives on the future of European civilization. Includes introduction by Julio Savi. BWC Compilations. [about]
  156. Gitanos, Compilación de, by Shoghi Effendi and Universal House of Justice. Compilación de cartas de la Casa Universal de Justicia sobre la importancia y modo de la enseñanza al pueblo gitano. BWC Compilations. [about]
  157. God the All-Humorous, by Universal House of Justice (1997). Did Baha'u'llah ever refer to God as the "All-Humorous"? Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  158. Goddess Religion, Ancient, by Universal House of Justice (1992). Ancient goddess religions and the role of the feminine in theology. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  159. Grammatical Clarifications, by Universal House of Justice (2001). Letter and memorandum in response to questions about possible misprints in published extracts from letters of Shoghi Effendi and the Universal House of justice Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  160. Guardianship and the Universal House of Justice, by Universal House of Justice, in Lights of Irfan, Volume 11 (2010). Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  161. Guardianship and the Universal House of Justice, The, by Universal House of Justice (1966). Passages from a letter on the relationship between the Guardianship and the Universal House of Justice, the timing of the election of the House, the lack of a will by or a successor to the Guardian, and the House's ability to function on its own. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  162. Guardianship, Anticipation of, in the Kitab-i-Aqdas, by Universal House of Justice (1992). Did Baha'u'llah anticipate the Institution of the Guardianship in the Kitab-i-Aqdas? Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  163. Guardianship, The Universal House of Justice, and Infallibility, by Universal House of Justice, in Lights of Irfan, Volume 10 (2009). The House is infallible even without the Guardian, because that the Guardian's chief function was interpretation and not legislation. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  164. 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. BIC Documents. [about]
  165. 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. Personal compilations. [about]
  166. Handicapped facilities at the Bahá'í World Center pilgrimage sites, by Universal House of Justice (2000). Two letters giving an overview of wheelchair access to various points on pilgrimage tours. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  167. Hands of the Cause of God, by Universal House of Justice and Lilian Ala'i, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 18 (1979-1983) (1986). Six documents from Baha'i World 18 part four section 2: The Hands of the Cause of God and their functions, their work and travels 1979-1983, Boards of Counsellors and the International Teaching Centre, and tributes by Lilian Ala'i and Ray Hudson. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  168. Hands of the Cause of God Cannot Appoint a Guardian, by Universal House of Justice (2015). Short letter quoting the Guardian's statement that the Hands of the Cause of God have to ratify the current guardian's appointment of another guardian, and they may also suggest another guardian, but cannot themselves appoint one. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  169. Haziratu'l-Quds, Functions and Importance of, by Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi (1997). Two letters from the Universal House of Justice, statements from the Guardian, and compilations prepared by the Baha'i World Center concerning the Baha'i temples, their dependencies, and their uses. BWC Compilations. [about]
  170. Health, Healing, and Nutrition, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume 1 (1991). BWC Compilations. [about]
  171. Hidden Word #63; quote from Promulgation of Universal Peace, by Universal House of Justice (2010). Two minor questions regarding matters of translation: a passage from Hidden Words Persian #63, and a passage from PUP quoted in Portals to Freedom. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  172. Hidden Words: References of 'Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi, by Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi (1998). BWC Compilations. [about]
  173. Holocaust, the Greater Plan of God, and the Destiny of the Jewish People, by Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi. BWC Compilations. [about]
  174. Holy Day Observances, by Universal House of Justice (1992). Do Tablets of Visitation need to be recited on holy days? Do participants need to face the Qiblih while one is being recited? Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  175. Holy Places at the Bahá'í World Centre, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (1968). BWC Compilations. [about]
  176. Homosexual Practices, Bahá'í Teachings on, by Universal House of Justice, in American Bahá'í, 152 (1995). Overview of Baha'i teachings towards homosexual practices, and how the community should approach homosexuals. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  177. Homosexuality, by Bahá'u'lláh and Shoghi Effendi (1993). Extracts from the Writings of Baha'u'llah, letters written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi and letters written by or for the Universal House of Justice emphasize that Baha'is empathize with homosexuals while not viewing homosexuality as natural or permanent BWC Compilations. [about]
  178. Homosexuality and Civil Rights, by Universal House of Justice (2010). Although sexual relations are to be restricted to marriage between a man and woman and Bahá’ís are not to take a position on issues such as civil marriage, Baha'is can defend homosexuals from discrimination. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  179. Homosexuality in Uganda, Non-involvement of Bahá'ís in repression of, by Universal House of Justice (2010). Clarification of mis-reports about Baha'i involvement in Ugandan repression of homosexuals. Also explains that letters sent written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi are all read by him, and have the same authority as letters written by him. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  180. Homosexuality, Advice on, by Universal House of Justice (1994). Clarification to a Baha'i woman in love with another Baha'i woman that the Guardian's interpretations of the Baha'u'llah's teachings on homosexuality are infallible; concedes that homosexuality may have a "natural" genetic cause. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  181. Homosexuality, Bahá'í Writings on, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (1996). Personal compilations. [about]
  182. Homosexuality: Biological, or a Learned Behavior?, by Universal House of Justice (1993). Various topics related to homosexuality, with an especial focus on whether the Baha'i writings teach that homosexuality is biologically based or is a "learned behavior." Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  183. Humanitarian Responses to Global Conflicts, by Universal House of Justice (2015). A letter to and response from the House about why Baha'is do not condemn the 2014 attacks on Gaza, and principles to consider when addressing conflicts. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  184. Humor and Laughter, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. BWC Compilations. [about]
  185. Huqúqu'lláh, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume I (1991). BWC Compilations. [about]
  186. Huqúqu'lláh: The Right of God, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (2007). BWC Compilations. [about]
  187. Huququ'llah Transactions, Examples of, by Universal House of Justice (1991). Information and examples about calculating Huququ'llah transactions. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  188. Huququ'llah, Sixteen Questions about, by Universal House of Justice (1991). Sixteen detailed questions about Huququ'llah, submitted by a Baha'i attorney. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  189. Husband and Wife, Relationship between, by Universal House of Justice, in Messages from the Universal House of Justice, 1963-1986: The Third Epoch of the Formative Age (1996). The "functional" divisions between husband and wife in the Baha'i Writings should be considered in the light of the general principle of equality between the sexes. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  190. Identity of Man Who Asked "What is the object of life to a Bahá'í?", by Universal House of Justice (2004). On the identity of the individual to whom Shoghi Effendi said "The object of life to a Bahá’í is to promote the oneness of mankind." Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  191. In Memoriam: Bill Washington, by Universal House of Justice and National Spiritual Assembly of Australia (2014). Messages of condolence from the Universal House of Justice and the National Assembly of Australia. Biographies. [about]
  192. In memoriam Barbara Sims, by Universal House of Justice and Sheridan Sims, in Bahá'í News of Japan, No. 299 (2002). Two obituaries of a prominent American-Japanese Baha'i teacher and pioneer. East Asia. [about]
  193. Indian Nations and National Spiritual Assemblies, by Universal House of Justice (2002). American Indian nations are not fully sovereign and thus do not have their own National Spiritual Assemblies. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  194. Individual Rights and Freedoms, by Universal House of Justice (1988). An important and often-quoted letter about rights and freedom of expression in the Bahá'í community, as contrasted with those in American civil society. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  195. Infallibility and Historical Knowledge of the Guardian, by Universal House of Justice, in Lights of Irfan, Volume 6 (2005). While the Guardian's infallibility applies to interpretation of revelation, it does not include historical and scientific knowledge. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  196. Infallibility and Knowledge of Abdu'l-Baha, by Universal House of Justice (1982). Abdu'l-Baha's infallibility, authority, and the extent to which his knowledge was historically contextualized. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  197. Infallibility of the Guardianship and of the Universal House of Justice, by Universal House of Justice (1977). Distinction between the interpretive spheres of the Guardian versus the Universal House of Justice. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  198. Infallibility of the Universal House of Justice, by Universal House of Justice, in Lights of Irfan, Volume 11 (2010). Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  199. Inheritance: Extracts from Four Tablets by Abdu'l-Bahá Concerning the Question of, by Abdu'l-Bahá. BWC Compilations. [about]
  200. Institution of the Counsellors: Message to the Bahá'ís of the World, by Universal House of Justice (2001). Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  201. Institution of the Counsellors: Letter to the Conference of the Continental Boards of Counsellors, by Universal House of Justice (2001). On launching the Five-Year Plan. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  202. Institution of the Counsellors, by Universal House of Justice (2001). Detailed discussion of the history and function of the highest level of the "Institution of the Learned." Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  203. Institution of the Mashriqu'l-Adhkár, The, by Universal House of Justice and Horace Holley, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 18 (1979-1983) (1986). Five documents from Baha'i World 18 part four section 5: Institution of the Mashriqu'l-Adhkar, its spiritual significance, the temple on the Indian sub-continent, the Lotus of Bahapur, and the first Mashriqu'l-Adhkar of the Pacific Islands. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  204. Intellectual life and the future of Bahá'í studies, by Universal House of Justice (2013). Observations on the current state of intellectual pursuits in the Baha'i community and guidance for the Association for Baha'i Studies of North America and training institutes. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  205. Interlinear Editions of the Bahá'í Writings, by Universal House of Justice (2015). Reasons why interlinear or "parallel editions" of the Writings, in which the original Arabic or Persian are presented side-by-side with an English translation, are not necessary. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  206. International Youth Year, 1985, by Universal House of Justice (1985). Two letters, giving words of inspiration and guidance for the International Youth Year, 1985. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  207. Internet and Electronic Forums Used for Teaching, by Universal House of Justice, in Associate, 27 (1999). Short letter about using electronic media for personal teaching activities. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  208. Internet Communications; Virgin Birth; Encyclopedia; Administrative Order, by Universal House of Justice (1996). Questions on email discussion groups and the Covenant, the Baha'i stance on the Virgin Birth of Christ, the spirituality of administrating, the spiritual destiny of the American Baha'i community, and the status of the Baha'i Encyclopedia. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  209. Internet Discussions, Character of, by Universal House of Justice (1995). Internet courtesy, discipline, and the need for Baha'is online to be a "spiritual leaven." Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  210. Internet, Defending the Cause against Opponents on, by Universal House of Justice (2001). The nature of opposition to the Baha'i Faith, and how to respond to it in internet media. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  211. 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. Personal compilations. [about]
  212. Internet: Creation of the newsgroup talk.religion.bahai, by Universal House of Justice (1997). Two letters, sent at different times and to different individuals, regarding the proposed newsgroup talk.religion.bahai. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  213. Internet: Promoting the Bahá'í Faith via Personal Web Pages, by Universal House of Justice (1997). Baha'is may establish personal homepages on the Internet as a means of promoting the Faith. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  214. Iranian Believers Throughout the World, Message to, by Universal House of Justice (1997). Inspirational discussion of the history of the Baha'is in Iran, including exhortations for the education of Persian children and youth. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  215. Iranian Expatriates, Letter to, following 1979 Iranian Revolution, by Universal House of Justice, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 18 (1979-1983) (1986). Open letter of support and guidance to Iranians who had recently fled the Iranian Revolution. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  216. Ishraqát, Tablet of, Date of Revelation, by Universal House of Justice (1996). Clues that could provide a date for the revelation of Baha'u'llah's "Tablet of Ishraqat." Includes part of Sen McGlinn's original query to which the House. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  217. Islands of the North Sea, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 6 (1996). BWC Compilations. [about]
  218. Islands of the South Pacific, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 6 (1996). BWC Compilations. [about]
  219. Israel, Teaching the Faith in, by Universal House of Justice (1995). Short overview of the policies on discussing the Baha'i Faith in Israel; the prohibition of Baha'is from teaching the Baha'i Faith to Israelis extends to internet discussions. Includes US State Dept. overview of the laws regarding proselytizing in Israel. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  220. Japan Will Turn Ablaze!, by Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi (1992). Tablets of `Abdu'l-Bahá, letters of Shoghi Effendi and the Universal House of Justice, and historical notes about Japan. Bahá'í Writings. [about]
  221. Jesus Christ, Resurrection of, by Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi. BWC Compilations. [about]
  222. Kitáb-i-Aqdas (Most Holy Book): The Obligatory Prayers, by Universal House of Justice and Ismael Velasco (2000). Study Guides. [about]
  223. Kitab-i-Aqdas and the Expulsion of Covenant Breakers, by Universal House of Justice (1997). Discussion of a reference in the Kitab-i-Aqdas to the possible end of the Guardianship, and the authority of the Hands of the Cause to expel Covenant-breakers. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  224. Kitáb-i-Íqán, The Book of Certitude: Notes on paragraph numbering, by Universal House of Justice Research Department, in A Companion to the Study of the Kitáb-i-Íqán, ed. Hooper Dunbar (1998). Official paragraph numbering. Study Guides. [about]
  225. Krishna, historiography of; Meaning of "Qayyúm", by Universal House of Justice (1983). Two questions: historical information about Krishna, and the meaning of the term "qayyum". Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  226. la Conferencia de los Cuerpos Continentales de Consejeros, A: 28 de diciembre de 2010, by Universal House of Justice (2010). Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  227. La Libertad de Expresión, by Universal House of Justice (1988). Spanish translation of "Individual Rights and Freedoms" by the Casa Universal de Justicia. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  228. Language of Revelation and Status of Guardian's Translations, by Universal House of Justice (1992). The nature of the Guardian's translations into English. Though his writings are "authoritative," they do not make English a language of revelation. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  229. Law, Application of, by Universal House of Justice (1991). Questions concerning the violation of Baha'i and civil law, and the removal of administrative rights. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  230. Laws from the Kitab-i-Aqdas Not Yet Binding, by Universal House of Justice (1974). Which laws of the Kitab-i-Aqdas are and are not currently (as of 1974) binding upon Western believers. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  231. Laws of the Kitab-i-Aqdas, Further Application of, by Universal House of Justice (1999). Announcement to the Baha'i world that all elements of the laws dealing with obligatory prayer and fasting are now applicable. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  232. Laymen vs. Scholars in Bahá'í Studies, by Universal House of Justice (1996). No distinction should be drawn between "laypeople" and "scholars" in Baha'i studies. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  233. Learning to Respond to Emerging New Realities: Messages from the Universal House of Justice, by Universal House of Justice (2006). Two letters to the US NSA dealing with expansion and administration, and a document prepared by the International Teaching Centre, "Impact of Growth on Administration Processes." Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  234. Legislating on Morality, by Universal House of Justice (1988). Areas in which the Universal House of Justice is refraining from legislating on, e.g. abortion and homosexuality. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  235. Legislative Responsibilities of the Universal House of Justice Regarding Obligatory Prayers, Guardian's Statement on, by Universal House of Justice (1995). Brief note about which aspects of obligatory prayer the House may one day legislate on. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  236. Letter on responding to attitude changes on homosexuality, by Universal House of Justice. Challenges centrality of sexuality to life; confronts dichotomy of condemnatory and accepting attitudes against homosexuality; dissuades Bahá’ís from debating or coercing non-Bahá’ís and mentions occasions for standing up against oppression of homosexuals Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  237. Letter to the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States, May 19 1994, by Universal House of Justice (1994). A lengthy response inspired by the US community's 1994 "Vision in Action" initiative, addressing the slowness of the growth of the Faith in America and the impact of negative trends in American society on the nation's Baha'i community. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  238. Letter to the World's Religious Leaders, by Universal House of Justice (2002). On historic challenges that leaders of religion must respond to, if spiritual leadership is to have meaning in the new global society. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  239. Letters of Living, Dawn-Breakers, Quddús, Terraces, by Universal House of Justice (2000). Five unrelated questions: Identity of the Letters of the Living; "List of Illustrations" in the Dawn-Breakers; Status of the Writings of Quddus; Naming of the Terraces at the Arc; and The Bab's Tablets in the Dawn-Breakers. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  240. Letters of the Quranic Dispensation and Letters of the Living (huruf), by Universal House of Justice, in Lights of Irfan, 4 (2003). Some meanings of the term huruf ("letters") in Baha'i texts, including Letters of the Bayan, Letters of the Living, and Letters of the Quranic Dispensation. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  241. Letters Written on Behalf of the Guardian, by Universal House of Justice, in Lights of Irfan, Volume 8 (2007). Three questions: Letters Written on Behalf of Shoghi Effendi; Status of Research Department Memoranda; Bahá'í Writings Based in Fact? Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  242. 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. Personal compilations. [about]
  243. 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. Personal compilations. [about]
  244. Living the Life, by Shoghi Effendi, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume 2 (1991). BWC Compilations. [about]
  245. Llamado a las Naciones, by Shoghi Effendi (1977). Spanish translation of Call to the Nations, selected writings of Shoghi Effendi. Bahá'í Writings. [about]
  246. Local Spiritual Assemblies, by Universal House of Justice, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume 2 (1991). BWC Compilations. [about]
  247. Local Spiritual Assembly, The, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 18 (1979-1983) (1986). The institution of the LSA, its significance, and its by-laws. Documents from National Spiritual Assemblies. [about]
  248. Local Spiritual Assembly, The, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume 2 (1991). BWC Compilations. [about]
  249. Los Angeles, Living in, by Universal House of Justice (1996). Baha'is have not been advised to avoid living in Los Angeles, but should still recall the importance of pioneering and not congregating in insular communities. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  250. Lot and His Daughters, by Universal House of Justice (2015). Discussion of two Bahá'í references on the Biblical story of Lot; an interpretation of a Bible verse is not inevitably dependent on the Biblical source being authentic or reliable. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  251. Manifestations of God and the Master: Representation of in Portraits, Photographs, and Dramatic Presentations, by Shoghi Effendi and Universal House of Justice. Excerpts on the use of imagery of the Central Figures in art, stage, and print. BWC Compilations. [about]
  252. Mark of the Beast and Implanted Computer Chips, by Universal House of Justice (1998). Concerns about implanted computer chips as the "Mark of the Beast," and the response of individual Baha'is to government. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  253. Marriage, Consent of Parents to, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. BWC Compilations. [about]
  254. Marriages, Preserving Bahá'í, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume 2 (1991). BWC Compilations. [about]
  255. Marshall Islands population statistics, by Universal House of Justice (1996). Populations of the Marshall Islands, and explanation of a directive by the Universal House of Justice that teachers travel to an island that was uninhabitable because of radiation. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  256. 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." Personal compilations. [about]
  257. Mashriqu'l-Adhkar, Extracts on the Institution of, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (1985). Readings on the Mashriqu'l-Adhkar, in both English (unpublished) and German (published as Das Baha'i-Haus der Andacht Bedeutung und Bestimmung). BWC Compilations. [about]
  258. Mason Remey and Those Who Followed Him, by Universal House of Justice (1997). Letter from the US NSA on the importance of commitment to the covenant, a letter from the UHJ on covenant-breaking, and the history "Mason Remey and Those Who Followed Him." Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  259. May Ellis Maxwell, in Bahá'í World, I-XII (1925). Detailed biography, published in A Compendium of Volumes of the Baha'i World I-XII, 1925-1954; includes photo. Biographies. [about]
  260. Meditation, Prayer, and Spiritualization, by Universal House of Justice (1983). Practicing personal spirituality and methods for achieving spiritual growth. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  261. Meetings for women only, by Universal House of Justice (1997). It is acceptable and perhaps even sometimes necessary for Baha'is to hold gender-segregated meetings. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  262. Meetings, Bahá'í, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. BWC Compilations. [about]
  263. Mental Tests, by Universal House of Justice (1995). Meaning of the phrase "mental tests" in the writings of Abdu'l-Baha and of Shoghi Effendi. Includes short compilation of relevant passages. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  264. Messages from the Universal House of Justice: 1986-2001, by Universal House of Justice (2009). Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  265. Messages from the Universal House of Justice 1963-1986: Third Epoch of the Formative Age, by Universal House of Justice (1996). Books. [about]
  266. Messages from the Universal House of Justice 1963-86, by Universal House of Justice (1996). Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  267. Messages from the Universal House of Justice 1968-1973, by Universal House of Justice (1976). Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  268. Migrants and Refugees in Europe, by Universal House of Justice (2015). Principles to guide the response of the Bahá’í community to the dramatic social changes concerning the 2015 influx into Europe of people fleeing conflict in the Middle East, especially Syria. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  269. Millennium Forum, by Universal House of Justice (2000). Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  270. Ministry of the Custodians: An Account of the Stewardship of the Hands of the Cause 1957-1963, by Universal House of Justice (1992). Account of the stewardship of the Hands of the Cause of God from 1957-63, from the passing of Shoghi Effendi to the election of the House, riding the waves of crisis to the moment of victory — the fulfillment of prophecy. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  271. Mirza Mihdi, "Holy Family", capitalization of pronouns, Guardian's use of English, by Universal House of Justice (1998). Five unrelated questions about Mirza Mihdi; use of the title "Holy Family"; capitalization of personal pronouns; and the Guardian's use of English in his translations. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  272. Mírzá Yahyá Azal, Designation of in the Writings of the Báb, by Universal House of Justice, in Lights of Irfan, Volume 8 (2007). Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  273. Monogamy, Sexual Equality, Marital Equality, and the Supreme Tribunal, by Universal House of Justice (1996). Questions about monogamy, the Supreme Tribunal, and the Baha'i concept of equality of the sexes in light of some Baha'i laws and history which appear to undermine it Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  274. Music, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume 2 (1991). BWC Compilations. [about]
  275. Music Lyrics, Singing, and Dancing at Feast, by Universal House of Justice (1994). Baha'is may incorporate music, singing, and dancing into the spiritual portions of the community devotional meetings. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  276. Napoleon III and Queen Victoria, Responses to the Tablets of Baha'u'llah, by Universal House of Justice (1997). Do we know what Napoleon and Queen Victoria really said upon receiving tablets from Baha'u'llah? Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  277. National Convention, The, by Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume 3 (2000). BWC Compilations. [about]
  278. National Convention, The, by Universal House of Justice (1992). Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  279. National Spiritual Assembly, by Shoghi Effendi, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume 2 (1991). BWC Compilations. [about]
  280. National Spiritual Assembly, The, by Universal House of Justice and Horace Holley, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 18 (1979-1983) (1986). Includes Holley's brief overview of the nature of an NSA and the history of Bahá`í Temple Unity, NSA by-laws and a list of new NSAs as of 1980-1983. BWC Compilations. [about]
  281. Nature, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (1988). BWC Compilations. [about]
  282. Naw-Rúz 2009: Bahá'í Era 166, by Universal House of Justice (2009). A message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  283. Need for sympathy for those with a homosexual orientation and their need for struggle to overcome, by Universal House of Justice (2013). On the need to overcome material nature including homosexuality; Bahá’ís not to judge or impose values and to treat those with a homosexual orientation sympathetically; no possibility for House to change Bahá’í marriage as between man and woman Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  284. New Race of Men and the meaning of "Tread Under", A, by Universal House of Justice (2013). The meaning of the phrase "A race of men ... will tread under all who are in heaven." Includes compilation on the topic. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  285. New Religious Movements, Tolkien, Marriage, by Universal House of Justice (1994). Various questions: new religious movements; Indian Letter of the Living; J.R.R. Tolkien; eternality of the marriage bond; illumination of Baha'u'llah's tablets. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  286. Nine-Pointed Star, The: History and Symbolism, by Universal House of Justice (1999). The history and the proper place and use of the nine-pointed star, a common Baha'i symbol, in comparison and relation to the official five-pointed star and the Greatest Name symbols. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  287. Nineteen-Day Feast, Scheduling the, by Universal House of Justice (2001). Two letters about the composition, structure, and scheduling of Nineteen-Day Feasts. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  288. Non-Involvement in Partisan Politics, by Universal House of Justice (2013). Lengthy letter to the Baha'is of Iran, and copied to all NSAs, about how Baha'is can contribute to global civilization-building partly through the community's own growth and development, and through non-political involvement in society at large. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  289. NSA staff members answering correspondence; prayers of Abdu'l-Baha, by Universal House of Justice (2011). Two topics: the use by National Spiritual Assembly staff members to handle correspondence, and the authenticity of a prayer attributed to ‘Abdu’l-Bahá "O Lord! Open Thou the door, provide the means, prepare the way, and make safe the path..." Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  290. Nudity in Art, by Universal House of Justice (2008). There is no objection to artists depicting the human body from nude models, nor to Bahà’is acting as models; the main consideration is the intention of the artist. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  291. Obituary: Knight of Baha'u'llah Mary Zabolotny McCulloch, by Universal House of Justice and Kenneth McCulloch (1996). Includes a tribute from the Universal House of Justice, a bibliography by Kenneth McCulloch, a letter from the National Spiritual Assembly, and a note from her husband. Biographies. [about]
  292. Obligatory Prayer and Fasting, The Importance of, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá, in The American Baha'i, 31:7 (2000). BWC Compilations. [about]
  293. Obligatory Prayer, Ablutions, and Repetition of the Greatest Name, by Universal House of Justice (2004). On recitation of the specific verses associated with the performance of ablutions for the medium Obligatory Prayer. Includes compilation of references regarding repetition of the Greatest Name 95 times per a Day. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  294. Obligatory Prayer, Exemption from, by Shoghi Effendi and Universal House of Justice Research Department. BWC Compilations. [about]
  295. Obligatory Prayer, Questions about, by Universal House of Justice (2000). Answers to four questions about reciting prayers at meetings; changing language gender; repetition of Greatest Name; and raising hands. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  296. Obligatory Prayers and Ablutions, by Universal House of Justice and Bahá'u'lláh, in Bahá'í Studies Bulletin, 4:3-4 (1991). Letter from the House on missing prayers due to ailment, an insecure environment, or an inability to speak. Followed by a brief compilation. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  297. One Common Faith, by Universal House of Justice (2005). Review of relevant passages from both the writings of Bahá'u'lláh and the scriptures of other faiths against the background of contemporary crises. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  298. One-Year Plan, 2000: Introductory Letter, by Universal House of Justice (1999). Introduction to the "Twelve-Month Plan." Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  299. Opposition, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume 2. BWC Compilations. [about]
  300. Oracion Obligatoria y el Ayuno, La Importancia de la, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (2000). BWC Compilations. [about]
  301. Orange Tree, Myth of, by Universal House of Justice (1997). Refutation of the "miracle" of an immortal orange tree growing at the site of the former House of the Bab Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  302. Participation in Anti-War Demonstrations, by Universal House of Justice and National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United Kingdom (2003). Two short letters from the House of Justice on avoiding political protest and anti-war demonstrations, followed by a longer letter from the NSA of the U.K. on "Responding to the Middle East Crisis." Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  303. Participation in Politics and Social Activities, by Universal House of Justice (2013). Collaboration with political parties that are in opposition to a government is considered a form of involvement in politics. Baha'is must learn how to participate in civil activities while abstaining from partisanship. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  304. Peace, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume 2 (1991). BWC Compilations. [about]
  305. Peace, Activism for, by Universal House of Justice (1987). Baha'is may be actively involved in peace processes but may not interfere excessively, since Baha'i institutions will not be directly involved in effecting the political unity of nations. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  306. Persecution of the Bahá'í Community of Iran: 1983-1986, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 19 (1983-1986) (1994). Lengthy survey of events, and life stories of participants. Published Articles. [about]
  307. Persian-speaking Believers in Anglophone Communities, by Universal House of Justice, in Bahá'í Canada, 8:6 (1996). Some Persian expatriates feel deprived of participation in Baha'i gatherings because of an inability to understand English. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  308. Photograph of Baha'u'llah on Website, by Universal House of Justice (1999). Source of a photo of Baha'u'llah publicly displayed on a non-Baha'i website, and whether action can be taken to have it removed. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  309. Photographs of Bahá'u'lláh; William Miller, by Universal House of Justice (1980). Two questions and a short compilation occasioned by William Miller's book The Baha'i Faith: Its History and Teachings: reading books by covenant-breakers, and viewing photographs of Baha'u'llah. BWC Compilations. [about]
  310. Physical disability preventing genuflections of Long Obligatory Prayer, by Universal House of Justice (2000). How can a believer with physical disabilities say the Long Obligatory Prayer, which requires genuflections. Preceded by original question asked. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  311. Pilgrims' Notes, by Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi, in Lights of Guidance. Personal compilations. [about]
  312. Pilgrims' Notes: Considerations for Sharing, by Universal House of Justice (2013). Some points to consider when sharing or publishing pilgrims notes. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  313. Pilgrims' Notes Online, by Universal House of Justice (1997). No policy other than the exercise of wisdom currently exists regarding the publishing of pilgrims' notes on the internet. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  314. Pioneering, by Universal House of Justice (2007). Short letter to the Baha'is of the world. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  315. Pioneering or Education?, by Universal House of Justice (1968). To Baha'i youth in every land: deciding whether to pioneer or continue with higher education. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  316. Pioneering, Language, Arts, Example of 'Abdu'l-Bahá, by Universal House of Justice (1998). Pioneering; Serving parents; Serving where need is; Gardens; International Auxiliary Language; Arabic pronunciation; study of Persian; Some references in Writings of Baha'u'llah; Folk art; External affairs; Daily living; Abdu'l-Baha as divine exemplar. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  317. Pioneria Internacional en le Plan de Cinco Años, by Universal House of Justice (2002). Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  318. Poets, Guidance to, by Universal House of Justice (1988). Guidance on the responsibilities of poets; includes an overview of Tablets addressed to poets. BWC Compilations. [about]
  319. Police Forces Bearing Arms, Bahá'í Enlistment in, by Universal House of Justice, in Bahá'í Studies Bulletin, 3:4 (1995). Two letters from the House on joining armed police forces, e.g. the Ulster Defence Regiment and the police force in Northern Ireland, and whether they would be allowed to bear arms. Also discussion of consummating marriage, and marrying an atheist. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  320. 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. Personal compilations. [about]
  321. Power of Divine Assistance, The, by Báb, The and Bahá'u'lláh, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume 2 (1991). BWC Compilations. [about]
  322. Prayer "Make me a hollow reed," Source of, by Universal House of Justice (1999). The prayer "Oh, God, make me a hollow reed..." is neither by Abdu'l-Baha nor George Townshend, and its author is unknown. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  323. Prayer for Shaykh Kázim Samandar, by Bahá'u'lláh and Universal House of Justice (2001). Brief prayer revealed by Bahá'u'lláh to aid in making decisions. Translation and accompanying letter by the Bahá'í World Centre. Provisional translations. [about]
  324. Prayer for the Dead, Recitiation of, by Universal House of Justice (1999). Instructions on the correct way to recite this prayer. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  325. Prayer of the Bab "God Sufficeth...," Two versions of, by Universal House of Justice (1996). The original text of the prayer "God Sufficeth" has not been found, and there may be two versions. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  326. Prayer, Meditation, and the Devotional Attitude, The Importance of, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume 2 (1991). BWC Compilations. [about]
  327. Prayers and Tablets, Authenticity of, by Universal House of Justice, in American Bahá'í (1992). List of some prayers and tablets which are not or might not be authentic. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  328. Primary Source Texts, Access to, by Universal House of Justice and Susan Maneck (1998). One scholar's query why the Baha'i World Centre's copies of primary sources in Babi and Baha'i history are not available for study, followed by the House's response. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  329. Proclamación de Bahá'u'lláh a los Reyes y Dirigentes del Mundo, La, by Bahá'u'lláh (1978). Spanish translation of Proclamation of Baha'u'llah. Bahá'í Writings. [about]
  330. Professions, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. BWC Compilations. [about]
  331. Prominent People, Teaching, by Shoghi Effendi and Universal House of Justice, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume 2 (1991). BWC Compilations. [about]
  332. Promise of World Peace, by Universal House of Justice (1985). A document distributed to many politicians and prominent individuals since its writing in 1985, it was the first official public statement made by the Universal House of Justice since its inception in 1963. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  333. Prophecy of Daniel; Modifications of Baha'u'llah and the New Era, by Universal House of Justice (1996). Two topics: the fulfilment of the Biblical prophecy of Daniel concerning 1,335 days, and modifications made to Baha'u'llah and the New Era. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  334. Proselytizing, Development, and the Covenant, by Universal House of Justice, in Messages from the Universal House of Justice: 1963-1986, The Third Epoch of the Formative Age (1996). Teaching vs. proselytization; applying Baha'i social teachings without becoming ensnared in prevailing cultural mores; and the uniqueness of the Baha'i covenant. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  335. Provisional Translations of Bahá'í Writings and their Publication, by Universal House of Justice (1999). Sent by the House to a number of NSAs, publishing trusts, and publishers to say that "favorable consideration has been given to allowing wider use of provisional translations..." Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  336. Provisional Translations, Policy Concerning, by Universal House of Justice (1994). Authorized vs. provisional translations of texts and the policies regarding their publication. Includes a compilation on "Policies and Procedures Concerning the Publication of Translations." Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  337. Psychology and Knowledge of Self, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. BWC Compilations. [about]
  338. Publishing Letters from the Universal House of Justice, by Universal House of Justice (2005). Permission must be sought from the House before publishing any of their letters. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  339. Publishing, Bahá'í, Memorandum on: Materials to be Deposited with the Bahá'í World Centre Library, by Bahá'í International Archives and Universal House of Justice (1998). Overview of Literature Review, publishing, translations, and details of the requirement of sending copies of all materials to the World Center archives. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  340. 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). Personal compilations. [about]
  341. 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. Personal compilations. [about]
  342. Quinta Epoca de la Edad Formativa de la Fe, Anuncio de la, by Universal House of Justice (2001). Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  343. Radio and Television in Teaching, The Use of, by Shoghi Effendi, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume 2 (1991). BWC Compilations. [about]
  344. Ranks and Functions in the Bahá'í Cause, by Universal House of Justice (1978). Different ranks of and interactive functioning of the Continental Board of Counsellors versus National Spiritual Assemblies. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  345. Recognition of the Next Manifestation by the Universal House of Justice, by Universal House of Justice (1997). On concerns that a future Universal House of Justice might not recognize the next Manifestation of God. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  346. Recognition of the Next Manifestation of God, by Universal House of Justice (1997). On the eventual recognition of the next Prophet by the Universal House of Justice. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  347. Regional Bahá'í Councils of the United States, Messages to, by Universal House of Justice (1997). In these two short letters, the House of Justice first sends greetings to the newly-formed United States' four Regional Baha'i Councils, followed by the Councils' vow of firmness. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  348. Reincarnation and the Nature and Progress of the Soul, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. BWC Compilations. [about]
  349. Reincarnation, Rebirth and the Progress of the Soul, by Universal House of Justice (1995). On reincarnation, the Soul and the Concept of “Return,” and The Mind and “Former Life Memories." Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  350. Reproduction and other Biological Subjects, by Shoghi Effendi and Universal House of Justice (2000). Embryology; reproduction; biology; genetic engineering BWC Compilations. [about]
  351. Research Department, Functions of; Etymologies of three terms, by Universal House of Justice (1988). Two questions: (1) what is the function of the Research Department, and (2) etymologies of the three terms "world of exemplars," "'álam," and "barzakh." Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  352. Resurrection and Return of Jesus, by Universal House of Justice, in Lights of Irfan, Volume 9 (2008). The body of Christ; the burial of Christ; His return; and explaining the Baha'i view to Christians. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  353. Resurrection of Christ and the Bible, by Universal House of Justice (1987). Information on Baha'i concepts related to the Resurrection of Christ. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  354. Reviewing: Practice and Functions of Literature Review, by Shoghi Effendi and Universal House of Justice (1989). Overview of Literature Review, publishing, and the requirement of sending copies of all materials to the Baha'i World Center library. BWC Compilations. [about]
  355. Ridván 1964: Bahá'í Era 121, by Universal House of Justice (1964). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  356. Ridván 1965: Bahá'í Era 122, by Universal House of Justice (1965). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  357. Ridván 1966: Bahá'í Era 123, by Universal House of Justice (1966). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  358. Ridván 1967: Bahá'í Era 124, by Universal House of Justice (1967). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  359. Ridvan 1968: Bahá'í Era 125, by Universal House of Justice (1968). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  360. Ridván 1969: Bahá'í Era 126, by Universal House of Justice (1969). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  361. Ridván 1970: Bahá'í Era 127, by Universal House of Justice (1970). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  362. Ridván 1971: Bahá'í Era 128, by Universal House of Justice (1971). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  363. Ridván 1972: Bahá'í Era 129, by Universal House of Justice (1972). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  364. Ridván 1973: Bahá'í Era 130, by Universal House of Justice (1973). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  365. Ridvan 1974 (Naw-Rúz): Bahá'í Era 131, by Universal House of Justice (1974). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  366. Ridvan 1975: Bahá'í Era 132, by Universal House of Justice (1975). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  367. Ridvan 1976 (Naw-Rúz): Bahá'í Era 133, by Universal House of Justice (1976). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  368. Ridván 1977: Bahá'í Era 134, by Universal House of Justice (1977). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  369. Ridvan 1978: Bahá'í Era 135, by Universal House of Justice (1978). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world, and message to the friends gathered at National Bahá'í Conventions. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  370. Ridvan 1979 (Naw-Rúz): Bahá'í Era 136, by Universal House of Justice (1979). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world, on the launching of the Seven Year Plan and elucidation of the Seven Year Plan goals. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  371. Ridvan 1980: Bahá'í Era 137, by Universal House of Justice (1980). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  372. Ridvan 1981: Bahá'í Era 138, by Universal House of Justice (1981). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  373. Ridván 1982: Bahá'í Era 139, by Universal House of Justice (1982). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  374. Ridván 1983: Bahá'í Era 140, by Universal House of Justice (1983). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  375. Ridván 1984: Bahá'í Era 141, by Universal House of Justice (1984). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  376. Ridván 1985: Bahá'í Era 142, by Universal House of Justice (1985). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  377. Ridván 1986: Bahá'í Era 143, by Universal House of Justice (1986). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  378. Ridván 1987: Bahá'í Era 144, by Universal House of Justice (1987). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  379. Ridván 1988: Bahá'í Era 145, by Universal House of Justice (1988). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  380. Ridvan 1989: Bahá'í Era 146, by Universal House of Justice (1989). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  381. Ridvan 1990: Bahá'í Era 147, by Universal House of Justice (1990). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  382. Ridvan 1991: Bahá'í Era 148, by Universal House of Justice (1991). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  383. Ridván 1992: Bahá'í Era 149, by Universal House of Justice (1992). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  384. Ridván 1993: Bahá'í Era 150, by Universal House of Justice (1993). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  385. Ridván 1994: Bahá'í Era 151, by Universal House of Justice (1994). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  386. Ridván 1995: Bahá'í Era 152, by Universal House of Justice (1995). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  387. Ridván 1996 (Four Year Plan): Message to the Counsellors, by Universal House of Justice (1995). Letter to the Counsellors, preceding the annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  388. Ridván 1996 (Four Year Plan): Bahá'í Era 153, by Universal House of Justice (1996). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  389. Ridván 1996 (Four Year Plan) - To the Followers of Bahá'u'lláh (in Australia and the Pacific): Bahá'í Era 153, by Universal House of Justice (1996). Country-specific portion of the annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world: South Pacific. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  390. Ridván 1996 (Four Year Plan) - To the Followers of Bahá'u'lláh in Cambodia, Hong Kong, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam: Bahá'í Era 153, by Universal House of Justice (1996). Country-specific portion of the annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world: East Asia. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  391. Ridván 1996 (Four Year Plan) - To the Followers of Bahá'u'lláh in North America: Alaska, Canada, Greenland and the United States: Bahá'í Era 153, by Universal House of Justice (1996). Country-specific portion of the annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world: North America. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  392. Ridván 1996 (Four Year Plan) - To the Followers of Bahá'u'lláh in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka: Bahá'í Era 153, by Universal House of Justice (1996). Country-specific portion of the annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world: South-east Asia. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  393. Ridván 1996 (Four Year Plan) - To the Followers of Bahá'u'lláh in Western and Central Asia: Bahá'í Era 153, by Universal House of Justice (1996). Country-specific portion of the annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world: Asia. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  394. Ridván 1996 (Four Year Plan) - To the Followers of Bahá'u'lláh (in Latin America and the Caribbean): Bahá'í Era 153, by Universal House of Justice (1996). Country-specific portion of the annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world: South America. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  395. Ridván 1996 (Four Year Plan) - To the Followers of Bahá'u'lláh in Africa: Bahá'í Era 153, by Universal House of Justice (1996). Country-specific portion of the annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world: Africa. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  396. Ridván 1996 (Four Year Plan) - To the Followers of Bahá'u'lláh in Europe: Bahá'í Era 153, by Universal House of Justice (1996). Country-specific portion of the annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world: Europe. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  397. Ridván 1997: Bahá'í Era 154, by Universal House of Justice (1997). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  398. Ridván 1998: Bahá'í Era 155, by Universal House of Justice (1998). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  399. Ridván 1999: Bahá'í Era 156, by Universal House of Justice (1999). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  400. Ridván 2000: Bahá'í Era 157, by Universal House of Justice (2000). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  401. Ridvan 2001: Bahá'í Era 158, by Universal House of Justice (2001). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  402. Ridvan 2002: Bahá'í Era 159, by Universal House of Justice (2002). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  403. Ridván 2003: Bahá'í Era 160, by Universal House of Justice (2003). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  404. Ridvan 2004: Bahá'í Era 161, by Universal House of Justice (2004). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  405. Ridvan 2005: Bahá'í Era 162, by Universal House of Justice (2007). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  406. Ridvan 2006: Bahá'í Era 163, by Universal House of Justice (2006). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  407. Ridván 2007: Bahá'í Era 164, by Universal House of Justice (2007). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  408. Ridvan 2008: Bahá'í Era 165, by Universal House of Justice (2008). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  409. Ridván 2009: Bahá'í Era 166, by Universal House of Justice (2009). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  410. Ridván 2010: Bahá'í Era 167, by Universal House of Justice (2010). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  411. Ridván 2011: Bahá'í Era 168, by Universal House of Justice (2011). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  412. Ridván 2012: Bahá'í Era 169, by Universal House of Justice (2012). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  413. Ridvan 2013: Bahá'í Era 170, by Universal House of Justice (2013). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  414. Ridvan 2014: Bahá'í Era 171, by Universal House of Justice (2014). Annual message to the Bahá'ís of the world. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  415. Ridvan Message to the US National Spiritual Assembly, by Universal House of Justice (2007). Brief discussion of clusters and the low rate of enrollments in the United States. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  416. Ruhi Institutes and the Five-Year Plan, by Universal House of Justice (2011). Letter to all National Spiritual Assemblies about the role of the Ruhi Institute, coordination of clusters, education of children, and training institutes in the 2011-2016 5-Year Plan. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  417. Sabaeans and African-based Religions in the Americas, The, by Universal House of Justice, in Lights of Irfan, 13 (2012). Overview of the religion of the Sabaeans [aka Sabeans], and some indigenous practices in the southern Americas such as Yoruba, Santeria, and Brazilian Candomble. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  418. Salmani's My Memories of Baha'u'llah, Publication of, by Universal House of Justice (1982). Two letters, to a Baha'i publisher and an individual, regarding the 1982 publication of My Memories of Baha'u'llah, an autobiography of Baha'u'llah's barber, Ustad Salmani. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  419. Scholarly Activities, Development of, by Universal House of Justice, in Lights of Irfan (2009). Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  420. Scholars and the Administrative Order, by Universal House of Justice (1997). Letter to the House requesting guidance concerning a possible "atmosphere of distrust" among some academics, followed by a response which sets the problem in the context of the current intellectual and spiritual crisis afflicting society at large. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  421. Scholarship, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume 3 (2000). BWC Compilations. [about]
  422. Scholarship, Bahá'í: Statements from the World Centre, by Universal House of Justice, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 3:2 (1993). BWC Compilations. [about]
  423. Scholarship, Bahá'í, by Shoghi Effendi and Universal House of Justice, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 3:2 (1993). Personal compilations. [about]
  424. Schools owned by Bahá'ís and "Bahá'í schools", by Universal House of Justice (1994). Are schools owned by or run by Baha'is always considered "Baha'i" schools, and does the word "Baha'i" always appear in their title? Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  425. Science and Religion, Quotations on, by Universal House of Justice (1997). Regarding a compilation on science and religion; includes a short list of references to science and religion. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  426. Science and Technology, by Shoghi Effendi and Universal House of Justice. BWC Compilations. [about]
  427. Scriptures of Previous Dispensations, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (1981). Excerpts on what writings constitute the holy scriptures of previous Dispensations. BWC Compilations. [about]
  428. Secret of Divine Civilization translation, capital punishment, and other quesions, by Universal House of Justice (1991). On the capitalization of pronouns, reference to "we Muslims," works of Abdu'l-Baha revealed during the time of Baha'u'llah, the first person to recognize Baha'u'llah, and designer of the temple in Ishqabad. Includes a compilation on capital punishment. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  429. Selección de los Escritos de 'Abdu'l-Bahá, by Abdu'l-Bahá (1985). Spanish translation of Selections from the Writings of 'Abdu'l-Bahá. Books. [about]
  430. 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. Books. [about]
  431. Selected Extracts from Letters on Scholarship, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (1979). Two compilations on scholarship. BWC Compilations. [about]
  432. Self-Defense, Guidance on, by Universal House of Justice, in Messages from the Universal House of Justice: 1963-1986 (1996). Whether Baha'is may practice self-defense in times of danger, and whether American Baha'is should purchase firearms. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  433. Self-Defense, the Ungodly, Infallibility, and Sexual Violence and Abuse, by Universal House of Justice (2004). Answers to a number of questions, with extracts from four letters of the House, on self-defense, the ungodly, infallibility, sexual violence, and abuse. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  434. Semple, Ian Chalmers: In Memoriam, by Anonymous and Universal House of Justice, in Lights of Irfan, 13 (2012). Biography of long-serving member of the Universal House of Justice and frequent contributor to scholarly publications and conferences. Biographies. [about]
  435. Servants in the Households of Baha'u'llah and the Bab, by Universal House of Justice (2000). Whether or not the servants of the Bab and Baha'u'llah were slaves, and a list of relevant sources for further research. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  436. "Share your time with God", by Universal House of Justice (2004). Source of the quotation "Share your time with God. Spend half of the day in search of livelihood," from a pilgrim's note. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  437. Shoghi Effendi, Studying the Writings of, by Universal House of Justice, in Studying the Writings of the Guardian, ed. M. Bergsmo (1991). BWC Compilations. [about]
  438. Siglo de la Luz, by Universal House of Justice. Spanish translation of Century of Light. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  439. Sin-covering Gaze, by Universal House of Justice (2001). Brief explanation of a possible source for a story of Christ told by Abdu'l-Baha about encountering a dead dog and commenting on the beauty of its teeth; i.e., having a "sin-covering gaze." Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  440. Six-Year Plan, 1986, by Universal House of Justice (1986). Outline of Baha'i goals for 1986-1992, and collection of letters from the House. Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  441. Social and Economic Development, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume 3 (2000). BWC Compilations. [about]
  442. Socio-Political Order, Speaking on, by Universal House of Justice, in Lights of Irfan, 12 (2011). Extent to which Baha'is, in this case an academic political scientist, may give their views on politics. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  443. Socrates, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. BWC Compilations. [about]
  444. Socrates in History and the Bahá'í Writings, by Universal House of Justice (1995). Historical facts known about Socrates, some of the difficulties inherent in endeavouring to unravel the historical Socrates, and quotations from the Baha'i Writings. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  445. Spiritual Growth, Essential Requisites for, by Universal House of Justice (1983). Letter to Europe, its historically-recent turn away from religion, six ways to improve spirituality, and the importance of prayer and meditation. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  446. Star of the West: Use of, in Electronic Form, by Universal House of Justice (1999). Guidance on use of the publication Star of the West in electronic form as well as advice on how to describe the authoritativeness of the material Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  447. Station of Baha'u'llah: Three Letters, by Universal House of Justice (1991). Three letters on the station of Baha'u'llah, the souls of the Manifestations, the varying intensities of their Revelations, the phrase "most precious Being," and on teaching the Faith to Christians. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  448. Stem Cells, by Universal House of Justice (2001). There is nothing in the Writings related to stem-cell research or therapy; individuals are free to come to their own conclusions. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  449. 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. Documents from National Spiritual Assemblies. [about]
  450. Study of the Bahá'í Faith, Comment on Issues Related to the, by Universal House of Justice, in Lights of Irfan, Volume 9 (2008). A follow-up to the "Issues Related to the Study of the Baha'i Faith" lettter. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  451. Study of the Bahá'í Faith, Issues Related to the, by Universal House of Justice (1998). Letters from the House and the International Teaching Center, and compilation on the nature of opposition to the Faith from within academia, especially as conducted via the Internet. BWC Compilations. [about]
  452. Subud, Membership in, by Universal House of Justice (1995). Whether a person may be allowed to be a member of both the Baha'i Faith and "Subud," an international spiritual movement that began in Indonesia in the 1920s. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  453. Tablet of 'Abdu'l-Baha Concerning Arius, by Universal House of Justice (1998). Arius was an early Christian theologian whose rejection of the Trinity, Abdu'l-Baha said, destroyed the unity of the Church. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  454. Tablet of Ahmad and Tablet of the Holy Mariner, by Universal House of Justice (1996). Date of publications of translations of the Tablet of Ahmad and the Tablet of the Holy Mariner. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  455. Tablet of Maqsud, by Universal House of Justice (2001). Date of the revelation of the Tablet of Maqsúd and its mention of "Two great powers." Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  456. Tablet of the Báb Lawh-i-Vasaya, "Will and Testament"; Titles of Mírzá Yahyá, by Universal House of Justice (2004). Two questions: on the Tablet of the Bab "Lawh-i-Vasaya: The Will and Testament"; the nature of the appointment and titles of Mírzá Yahyá. Includes two attachments: Tablet of the Bab Lawh-i-Vasaya and excerpt from Making the Crooked Straight. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  457. Tablet of The Desired One (Lawh-i-Maqsúd): Wilmette Institute faculty notes, by Universal House of Justice and Juan Cole (1999). Study Guides. [about]
  458. Tablet of the Maiden: Commentary on its translation, by Universal House of Justice (1997). Two letters on the mystical/symbolic content of Tablet of the Maiden, with comments on the translation by Juan Cole Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  459. Tablet on the Birth of the Greatest Name II, by Universal House of Justice (2004). Short letter about a tablet revealed in commemoration of Baha'u'llah's birthday. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  460. Tablet to a Physician, by Universal House of Justice (1989). Complete version of a letter which has been excerpted in various compilations. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  461. Tablet to a Physician (Lawh-i-Tibb), by Universal House of Justice (2000). Translations of Baha'u'llah's "Tablet of Medicine/Tablet to the Physician"; includes a partial provisional translation. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  462. Tablet to Amir Khan and Tablet of the Holy Mariner, by Universal House of Justice (1996). Three letters about Abdu'l-Baha'is Tablet to Amír Khán; one letter about the Tablet of the Holy Mariner, the "Call of God," and Native American Prophets; short note from David Ruhe about Deganawida. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  463. Tablet to Sháh-Muhammad-Amín (Amínu'l-Bayán): Excerpt, by Bahá'u'lláh and Universal House of Justice (2003). Excerpt of a tablet revealed in honour of the first Trustee of Haqquq’u’lláh, surnamed the “Trusted of the Bayán," with introductory letter from the House of Justice. Provisional translations. [about]
  464. Tablets and Utterances of 'Abdu'l-Bahá Quoted in Compilations and Letters of the Universal House of Justice, by Universal House of Justice (2003). Discusses the authenticity of quotations included in letters from the Universal House of Justice, plus comments on pilgrims' notes. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  465. Tablets of Baha'u'llah Revealed after the Kitab-i-Aqdas: Information on Circumstances of Revelation of Tablets, by Universal House of Justice Research Department (1997). List of recipients and dates of Section 17 of Tablets of Baha'u'llah Revealed after the Kitab-i-Aqdas, "Excerpts from other Tablets." Study Guides. [about]
  466. Tablets to the Kings, by Universal House of Justice (1989). Two questions on the Tablets to the Kings: which ones were delivered and how, and the response of Queen Victoria. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  467. Tahirih and Women's Suffrage, by Universal House of Justice, in Bahá'í Studies Bulletin, 4:2 (1990). Two letters on the same topics. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  468. Takfir, declaration of unbelief: includes excerpts from Risáliy-i-Siyasiyyih, by Universal House of Justice (2001). Questions from an individual about the Muslim practice of takfir, declaring someone an unbeliever, and whether this is practiced in the Baha'i Faith, followed by the House's response. Includes extracts from Risaliy-i-Siyasiyyih. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  469. Tattoos, Permissibility of, by Universal House of Justice (2003). Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  470. Teaching The Masses, by Shoghi Effendi and Universal House of Justice, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume 2 (1991). BWC Compilations. [about]
  471. Teaching, Guidelines for, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume 2 (1991). Republication of The Individual and Teaching: Raising the Divine Call. BWC Compilations. [about]
  472. Television Address of Iranian President Khatami, by Universal House of Justice and Bahá'í International Community (1998). Questions and answers about a historically unique television interview of Iranian President Khatami, given on CNN Wednesday, Jan 7, 1998. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  473. Temples: Service in Bahá'í Temples, by Shoghi Effendi and Universal House of Justice, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume 3 (2000). BWC Compilations. [about]
  474. Texts, Authenticity of, by Universal House of Justice (1996). Status of texts of Abdu'l-Baha's talks, of letters from the Universal House of Justice versus its Secretariat, of letters from the Guardian, and of the books Baha'i World Faith and Foundations of World Unity. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  475. Texts, Sacred, Numbers and Classifications of, by Universal House of Justice, in Lights of Irfan, Volume 10 (2002). Three letters, from 2002, 2010, and 2013, about numbers of Sacred Texts catalogued by the Baha'i World Center and their classification into "authenticated," "revised," and "transcribed." Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  476. Texts, Sacred, Permission to Distribute Electronic Copies of, by Universal House of Justice (2000). Sacred Writings and anything produced by the Baha'i World Center or the Baha'i International Community may be electronically redistributed. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  477. Theocracy, separation of church and state, by Universal House of Justice (1995). The issue of theocracy in relation to the Baha'i model of government. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  478. Training Institutes: Letter to an individual, by Universal House of Justice (2001). Short letter to an individual on the importance of studying the Writings in group training institutes, rather than through independent study; however, both methods are encouraged. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  479. Training Institutes, by Universal House of Justice (1998). Overview of the efforts thus far made by the worldwide Bahá'í community to establish institutes; review their accomplishments to date and explores their possibilities for further development and potential effect on the process of entry by troops. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  480. Translation and provisional translations, by Shoghi Effendi and Universal House of Justice. BWC Compilations. [about]
  481. Translation and Review, by Universal House of Justice (1991). Whether certain scholars were authorized as translators, and that the institution of review is not being abrogated at this time. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  482. Translation of Key Bahá'í Terms, by Universal House of Justice (2015). Arabic terms such as "Alláh-u-Abhá", "Yá Bahá’u’l-Abhá", “Mashriqu’l-Adhkár," "Ḥazíratu’l-Quds," and "Bahá" should generally not be translated into other languages, for translations are too inadequate. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  483. Translation, brief compilation on, by Universal House of Justice (1999). A collection of letters from the House and the Guardian on policies regarding translation, provisional translations, and publication. Includes a compilation from the Research Dept. and a policy statement from the House. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  484. Translations of the Bible Used by Abdu'l-Baha, by Universal House of Justice (1996). Which translations of the Bible were used by Abdu'l-Baha. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  485. Translations of the Qur'án and Introductory Books on the Bahá'í Faith, Recommendations Concerning, by Universal House of Justice (2002). On translations of the Qur'an, and introductory books on the Baha'i Faith. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  486. Transsexuality, by Universal House of Justice (2002). Brief overview of the subjects of transsexuality, the acceptability of sex-change surgery, marriage, and the counselling role of Baha'i institutions. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  487. 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". Personal compilations. [about]
  488. 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. Personal compilations. [about]
  489. Trustworthiness: A Cardinal Bahá'í Virtue, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume 2 (1991). BWC Compilations. [about]
  490. Turning Point: Selected Messages of the Universal House of Justice and Supplementary Material 1996–2006, by Universal House of Justice (2006). Forty-three letters, plans, and documents covering the Four-Year Plan of 1996-2000. Books. [about]
  491. Unassailable Foundation of the Cause of God: Questions about the Universal House of Justice, by Universal House of Justice (1965). Why were steps taken to elect a Universal House of Justice with the foreknowledge that there would be no Guardian? Was the time ripe for such an action? Could not the International Baha'i Council have carried on the work? Documents from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  492. Unity of Religions in This Century, Jews and the Crucifixion, and the Sacrifice of Ishmael, The, by Universal House of Justice (1990). Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  493. Universal House of Justice and the Principles of Jurisprudence, by Abdu'l-Bahá (2001). Authorized translation of an excerpt of a tablet on "the wisdom of referring certain important laws to the House of Justice." Provisional translations. [about]
  494. Universal House of Justice's Power of Elucidation, The, by Universal House of Justice, in Messages from the Universal House of Justice: 1963-1986, The Third Epoch of the Formative Age (1996). Clarification about the qualitative difference between the Guardian's prerogative of interpretation and the power of elucidation of the Universal House of Justice. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  495. Universal House of Justice, Establishment of, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume 1 (1991). BWC Compilations. [about]
  496. Universal Language, Adoption of, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (2008). Personal compilations. [about]
  497. Unlocking the Power of Action, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá. BWC Compilations. [about]
  498. Various questions: Psychic powers, Persepolis, portrait of Mulla Husayn, etc., by Universal House of Justice (2007). Answers to: psychic powers and "natural" healing; 'Abdu'l-Bahá's statement on Persepolis; inauthenticity of a portrait of Mullá Husayn; a passage on childhood; list of sites for future Houses of Worship; Prayer of the Báb; and a jungle story. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  499. Victory Promises, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (1978). Promises for success in spreading the Faith. Personal compilations. [about]
  500. Violation of Baha'i and Civil Law, by Universal House of Justice (1991). Role of Spiritual Assemblies in regulating behavior of Baha'is, removal of administrative rights, and treatment of Baha'is convicted of a criminal offense. Letters from the Universal House of Justice. [about]

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