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Abstract:
A title/content catalogue of the 105 volumes of the Iranian National Baha'i Archives Manuscript Collection.
Notes:
Scans of the entire 105-volume set of INBA are now online at www.h-net.org/~bahai/index/diglib/INBA.htm.
Written in Persian and Arabic.

Iranian National Bahá'í Archives (INBA) index

compiled by Ahang Rabbani and Habib Riazati.
1996
Intro by Rabbani:

A few years before the so-called Islamic revolution in Iran, the Iranian NSA issued instructions for a large section of the collection held in Tihran Archives, second best in the Bahá'í world, to be copied and sent outside of Iran for safekeeping. (I'm not revealing any secrets here, all of this is already discussed by MacEoin & Amanat.) This collection of manuscripts was a total of 99 volumes, with 4 additional volumes of index -- see attached for a detailed description -- and is called INBA series, Iranian National Bahá'í Archives. I believe 50 copies of the entire collection was sold at cost. A few sets were purchased in Iran, but mostly were sent outside. Several complete and many partial sets can be located in north America. This collection is worth its weight in gold.

    -Ahang
Response by Riazati:

Dear Ahang, Allah'u'abha
I went through the list of INBA volumes that you have posted on Talisman in answer to Dr. Iskandar Hai's message. I noticed the missing titles for few of the volumes so I thought of sharing with you and other friends who received your message the completed Table of entries. As I mentioned in my message to Dr. Hai, it is important to know that these volumes are not in a positions to be used for scholarly research without consulting the ORIGINAL manuscripts that were used to make these set. This is due to the numerous errors found in these volumes. Many of the volumes containing the writings of the Bab needs lots of attention--the same is, more or less, true about the other volumes of this set.

    -Habib
Tihran Archives Volumes
First draft: Ahang Rabbani
updated by Habib Riazati
March 22, 1996

These books are online at www.h-net.org/~bahai/index/diglib/INBA.htm.



Vol.......Description / Remarks

1......Tablets of the Bab: Panj Sha`n (Sahifiyi-Bahjiyyih, Sahif-i Min Munajat-i Arba`i `Ashar by Azal) From Page 1-88: Persian Panj Sha'n of the Bab
2......Yazdi, Aqa Muhammad `Ilaqih-Band. "Tarikh-i Mashrutiyyat." 368 pages
3......The Bab: Ahsanu'l-Qisas: 241 pages- a copy given to someone by Mulla Husyan
4......Siyyid Kazim Rashti: Risaliyyih Usul-i-`Aqaid : 281 pages with 5 extra pages of other materials
5......Fadil-i-Yazdi: Manahiju'l-Ahkam, part 1 --talks on the Kitab-i-Aqdas
6......Fadil-i-Yazdi: Manahiju'l-Ahkam, part 2 --talks on the Kitab-i-Aqdas
7......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh in hand of Zayn; 300 pp. +
8......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh.
9......Abu'l-Fadl Gulpaygani, Tarikh-i Zuhur-i Diyanat-i Hadrat-i Bab va Hadrat-i Bahá'u'lláh
10......Ishraq-Khavari, A. Durj-i La'ali-yi Hidayat, Gawhar-i Avval
11......Ishraq-Khavari, A. Durj-i La'ali-yi Hidayat, Gawhar-i Duvvum
12......Ishraq-Khavari, A. Durj-i La`ali-yi Hidayat, Gawhar-i Sivvom
13......Majmu`ih-'i Makatib-i Hadrat-i `Abdu'l-Bahá
14......Tablets of the Bab
15......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh to believers who are named in the Table of Contents
16......Majmu`ih-'i Makatib-i Hadrat-i `Abdu'l-Bahá
17......Majmu`ih-'i Makatib-i Hadrat-i `Abdu'l-Bahá
18......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh to believers who are named in the Table of Contents
19......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh
20......Mirza Haydar `Ali Isfahani, "Tarjumih-'i Ahval-i Abu'l-Fada'il."
21......Majmu`ih-'i Makatib-i Hadrat-i `Abdu'l-Bahá
22......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh
23......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh; with fihrist, 150 + Tablets
24......The Bab: Persian Bayan
25......Istidlaliyyih Mukhtasar-i Sadru'l-Sudur
26......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, with fihrist (continuation of 23, up to 400+)
27......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh
28......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, with Fihrist (Tablet of Maryam)
29......Tablets of the Bab: The book of Names (kitab-i-Asma)
30......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh: Kalimat-i-Maknunih (Persian & Arabic), Asl-i-Kullu'l-Khayr, Bisharat, Lawhi Hikmat, Shikkar shikkan, Lawhi Ahmad, Munajat, Fire Tablet, Shafa, Mathnavi, Ghazaliyat
31......??
32......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh
33......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh
34......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh. Includes Tablets to the Kings.
35......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh; includes "Seven Valleys." Hand of Mir Sayfu'd-Din Maraghih-'i
36......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, 17 tablets
37......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, Edirne-period , 17 tablets
38......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh; courtesy of Tuba Afnan
39......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh concerning the "Mu`anidin."
40......Tablets of the Bab
41......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh
42......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh from the Bahá'í Library, Qazvin.
43......Tablets of the Bab
44......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh
45......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh
46......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh
47......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh
48......Writings of Bahá'u'lláh in the hand of Zaynu'l-Muqarrabin
49......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh
50......Tablets of the Bab
51......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh: 633 pages -613 Tablets. Mostly Has been proofread by comparing to the originals.
52......Majmu`ih-'i Makatib-i Hadrat-i `Abdu'l-Bahá:686 pages, proofread, compiled by sayid Ahmad u'tofat: includes Tablet of Hizar-Biyti
53......Tablets of the Bab
54......Klifurd Barni, Daliran-i Rabbani
55......Tablets of `Abdu'l-Bahá courtesy of Bahá'u'd-Din Pustchi of Shiraz, 465 p.
56......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, 109 p.
57......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, 100 p.
58......Tablets of the Bab, 184 p; Ad`iyyih, Tablets in honor of His wife
59......Tablets of `Abdu'l-Bahá courtesy of Abu'l-Qasim Afnan
60......Tablets of the Bab, 166 p;
61......Prayers by Bahá'u'lláh, 72 p.; compiled by Kamalu'l-Ddin-i-Bakhtavar
62......The Bab, Bayan-i Farsi, 330 p.
63......Bahá'u'lláh, "Risalih-'i Su'al va Javab." 40 p.
64......Tablets of the Bab 161 p.; Epistle to Muhammad Shah, Epistle to Haji Mirza Aqasi, His will & Testament, etc...
65......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh
66......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh
67......Tablets of the Bab
68......Tablets of `Abdu'l-Bahá in hand of Mirza Haydar `Ali Usku'i
69......Tablets of the Bab, 437 p.; Tafsir-i: Tuwhid, Lilatu'l-Qadar, Va'l-`Asr, Al-Hamd, Baqarih; I`tiqadat, Basitu'l-Haqiqah, Silsiliyyi Thamaniyyiat
70......Kilas-i Mutali`ih va Sukhanvari. Fihrist-i Kutub-i Amri, 318 p.
71......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh in hand of Zaynu'l-Muqarrabin, 337 p.
72......Tablets of `Abdu'l-Bahá' courtesy of Kamalu'd-Din Bakhtavar, 171 p.
73......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh in hand of Ni`matu'llah Isfahani,
74......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, 98 p.
75......Tablets of `Abdu'l-Bahá courtesy of Manuchihri-Ruhani, in hand of `Ali Akbar-i-Milani, 159 p.
76......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh ("Lawh-i Siraj?"), 187 p.
77......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, 137 p.
78......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh and the Bab, 180 p.
79......Majmu`ih-'i Makatib-i Hadrat-i `Abdu'l-Bahá, 85p.
80......Nivishtijat va Athar-i Ashab-i Avvaliyyih-'i Amr-i A`la
81......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, 196p.
82......Tablets of the Bab with Fihrist (content), 205p.
83......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh - 298p.
84......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh
85......Makatib-i Hadrat-i `Abdu'l-Bahá, 551p. Fihrist (table) of content at the back, 67p, includes the recipients names; Each tablet has the seal of LSA of Tihran and Mr Furutan's signature indicating the proofreading done.
86......Tablets of the Bab
87......Majmu`ih-'i Makatib-i Hadrat-i `Abdu'l-Bahá, 641p; gathered by the order of Shoghi Effendi, this volume is a hand-written copy from the original tablets. For each tablet is indicated whether the original was in the hand of `Abdu'l-Bahá or His secretary, and if it bears His seal. recipients are named at the beginning of each tablet.
88......Majmu`ih-'i Makatib-i Hadrat-i `Abdu'l-Bahá, 384p; courtesy of Mrs. Qudsiyyih Ansari;
89......Majmu`ih-'i Makatib-i Hadrat-i `Abdu'l-Bahá, 281p; courtesy of Aqa Mirza Heydar-`Ali-i Usku`i, in hand of Usku`i himself; recipients are named at the beginning of each tablet.
90......Majmu`ih-i Athar-i Mubarakih, Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh and `Abdu'l-Bahá, 150p.
91......Tablets of the Bab
92......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh in the hand of Zaynu'l-Muqarrabin
93......The Divana Janabi Aqa Mustafa Taba Tabayi Samnani
94......Ustad `Ali Akbar Banna. "Tarikh-i `Ishqabad."
95......Taqvim-i-Tatbiqi Badi by Abdul Ali Alaei
96......Persian Bayan in the hand of Siyyid Hussayn-i yazdi
97......Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, 159p.; courtesy of Na`im Reyhani from the private library of Jinab-i Fatheazam
98......Tablets of the Bab, 186p.; courtesy of Bahiyyih Varqa; [Arabic]
99......Bahá'u'lláh, "Jawahir al-Asrar.", 56p.;
100 ......Fihrit-i Athar in volumes 1-71 : section- Alif
101 ......Fihrit-i Athar in volumes 1-71 :section- Bih through Gaf
102......Fihrit-i Athar in volumes 1-71 :section- Lam through Ya
103......Fihrist-i Athar-i Mubarakih : Athar-i Matbu`ih (Published Tablets)
104......Fihrit-i Athar in volumes 72-99: section- Alif through Sin
105......Fihrit-i Athar in volumes 72-99: section - Sin through Ya

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