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  1. Recollections of Muriel Handley, by Muriel Handley and John Handley, in 75 Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Australasia (1996). Personal history of an early Bahá'í life in Australia. [about]
  2. Reconciliation of Races and Religions, The, by Thomas Kelly Cheyne (1914). Early history of the Bábí and Bahá'í movements, life stories of their participants, and their contemporary religious context, written by a distinguished British Biblical scholar. [about]
  3. Recovering the Lives of Enslaved Africans in Nineteenth-Century Iran: A First Attempt, by Anthony Lee, in Changing Horizons in African History (2016). Reconstructing the lives of four slaves in the Middle East, including Haji Mubarak and Fezzeh Khanum, servants of The Bab. [about]
  4. Recuerdos de los amigos del Consejero Raúl Pavón Mejía: Padre de la enseñanza a los indígenas en Ecuador, by Various (2008). Compendium of stories and testimonies from the many friends who shared life and Faith with this renowned teacher to the indigenous peoples of Ecuador. Includes five pages of poetry, at end. [about]
  5. Reflections on the Art of My Poetry: An Interview of Roger White (1929-1993), in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 26:1-2 (2016). A glimpse into the mind of a gifted poet and the struggles that he, like many Bahá'í artists, encountered in responding to Bahá'u'lláh's exhortation that art best serves humanity when it elevates and edifies the soul and its spiritual receptivity. [about]
  6. Religion and Proto-Nationalism: Apelis Mazakmat and 'traces of mild sectarian strife' in New Ireland, by Graham Hassall (2001-02). The career of Apelis Mazakmat, the first native Bahá'í in Papua New Guinea, set against the complex period of rapid social change in New Ireland after World War II. [about]
  7. Religion and Relevance: The Baha'is in Britain 1899 - 1930, by Lil Osborn (2003). On the Bahá'í history in the British Isles during the first decades of the 20th century, when it was an inclusive supplementary religious movement not requiring renunciation of existing affiliation; identification of the 80 or so earliest British Bahá'ís. [about]
  8. Remains of the Bab in Tehran, The, by Ahang Rabbani (1997). Brief bio of Aqa Husayn-'Ali Nur and an extract from Khatirat Muhajiri Az Isfahan, "Memoirs of a Refugee from Isfahan," discussing the history of these remains. Includes biographical notes. [about]
  9. Remember My Days: The Life-Story of Bahá'u'lláh, by Lowell Johnson (1980). Biography of the prophet-founder of the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  10. Remembering Bernard Leach, by Trudi Scott, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 18 (1979-1983) (1986). Memories of the Bahá'í potter Bernard Leach (1887–1979). [about]
  11. Remey, Charles Mason, by Robert Stockman (1995). [about]
  12. Reminiscences of the Summer School Green Acre Eliot, Maine, by Charles Mason Remey (1949). On the evolution of Green Acre from a meeting place for New England intellectuals and religious speakers into a Bahá'í-managed summer school; Sarah Farmer's family and her personal difficulties; personalities of some early Bahá'ís; anecdotes by Remey. [about]
  13. Report to Abdul Baha of the Bahá'í Activities in the States of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, A, by Charles Mason Remey (1919-06-07). Diary of travel-teaching March-April 1919. Includes letter to the members of the Bahá'í Board of Teaching in America about successful techniques. [about]
  14. Reseña Biográfica de la Vida de la Sra. Isabel Pavón de Calderón: Biographical Summary of the Life of Mrs. Isabel Pavón de Calderón, by Clemencia Pavon de Zuleta (2009-03). Biografía de Pavón de Calderón (1929-2000), una miembra de la Asamblea Espiritual Nacional de los Bahá’ís del Ecuador y Consejero Continental. [about]
  15. Return to Tyendinaga: The Story of Jim and Melba Loft, Bahá'í Pioneers, by Evelyn Loft Watts and Patricia Verge: Review, by Lee Brown (2013). History of the first Aboriginal believers in Canada, who moved from Michigan to pioneer in the Tyendinaga First Nation in Ontario in 1948. [about]
  16. Robert Hayden, by Christopher Buck, in Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature, Vol. 2, ed. Jay Parini (2004-01-29). The first African American poet-laureate of the United States (as Library of Congress "Consultant in Poetry"). [about]
  17. Robert Hayden and Being Politically Correct, by Duane L. Herrmann (1993-08). Robert Hayden did not bow to or rebel against expectations of political correctness, and regarded his race as "human" rather than "black." He embraced his African-American identity, but did not want to be defined by it. [about]
  18. Robert Hayden's Epic of Community, by Benjamin Friedlander, in Melus (1998). A study of Hayden's poetry in the context of the American experience. [about]
  19. Roger White: An Obituary: Writer and editor, "poet laureate" of the Bahá'í community (1929-1993), by Robert Weinberg, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 7 (1997). Brief biography, written as an obituary, of a famous Bahá'í poet. [about]
  20. Rogers, Otto Donald, by Norman Zepp, in The 1998 Canadian Encyclopedia (1997-09-06). [about]
  21. Root, Martha, by Richard Francis (1993/1998). Bio of the "Herald of the Kingdom, Lioness at the Threshold." [about]
  22. Ruhe, David S. (1914-2005), by National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States (2005-09-06). A letter from the NSA, followed by a biography from Bahá'í World News Service. [about]
  23. Sacrifice to Fidelity, A: The senseless, brutal slayings of Enoch Olinga, his wife and children, in Bahá'í News, 590 (1980-05). An account of the murder of Enoch Olinga in 1980. [about]
  24. Schopflocher, Siegfried, by Will C. van den Hoonaard, in The Bahá'í Encyclopedia (2009). On the Canadian Bahá’í of German-Jewish background named by Shoghi Effendi a Hand of the Cause of God in 1952. [about]
  25. Schopflocher, Siegfried, by Will C. van den Hoonaard (1993-06). Short biography of a prominent Baha''i from a German-Jewish background who served as a Hand of the Cause of God. [about]
  26. Select Clevenger Archives, 1926-1936 (2021). Personal letters to Ella Robarts, the National Spiritual Assembly, Horace Holley, and others; article "The Riddle of the Slain Co-ed" from Insider Detective. [about]
  27. Self and Society: Biography and Autobiography in Baha'i Literature, by Graham Hassall (1999). On some of the 'moral implications' in writing biography in a Bahá'í perspective; the modes, intentions, and problems of Bahá'í biography. [about]
  28. Semple, Ian (1963-2005): A Personal Appreciation, by Jack McLean (2011-12-04). Brief personal recollections of a scholar and member of the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  29. 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. [about]
  30. Servants of the Glory: A Chronicle of Forty Years of Pioneering, by Adrienne Morgan and Dempsey Morgan (2017). Memoirs of a black couple from the United States who lived and spread the Bahá’í Faith in across parts of east Asia and Africa in the 1950s-1980s. Text by Dempsey Morgan, poems by Adrienne Morgan. Link to document offsite. [about]
  31. Seyyèd Ali Mohammed, dit le Bâb, by A.L.M. Nicolas (1905). The first detailed biography of The Bab written in a Western language. [about]
  32. Shaykh Hasan-i-Zunuzi: The Promises Fulfilled, by Darius Shahrokh, in Windows to the Past (1992). Life story of an early follower of Shaykhs Ahmad and Rashti, who also met both the Báb and Bahá'u'lláh. [about]
  33. Sheltering Branch, The, by Marzieh Gail (1959). The life and teachings of 'Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  34. Shirin Ebadi: A collection of newspaper articles (2003-10). Articles about the winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize who has championed the rights of the Bahá'í community. [about]
  35. Shoghi Effendi, by Moojan Momen, in Encyclopaedia Iranica (2011). Brief excerpt, with link to article offsite. [about]
  36. Shoghi Effendi: After a Hundred Years, in World Order, 29:1 (1997 Fall). Editorial for an issue dedicated to the centennial of the Guardian's birth, summarizing his life and his place in Bahá'í history. [about]
  37. Shoghi Effendi: Guide for a New Millennium, by Glenford Mitchell, in Bahá'í World, vol. 25 (1997). The Bahá'í community is a global laboratory in which a transformation in individual and collective behaviour is progressing, leading to a new sense of community and the glimmerings of a new world order. [about]
  38. Shoghi Effendi: Recollections, by Ugo Giachery (1973). Biography of Shoghi Effendi from the close standpoint of the author's personal experiences. [about]
  39. Shoghi Effendi: The Range and Power of His Pen, by Ali Nakhjavani (2006). The evolving style of the Guardian's writings; comparison of different periods of his writing; his translations; his writings in Persian and Arabic. [about]
  40. Shoghi Effendi: The Sign of God on Earth, by Grace Shahrokh and Darius Shahrokh, in Windows to the Past (1998-07). The Guardian's life, his station, his accomplishments, and his passing. [about]
  41. Siyyid Yahyá-i-Dárábí, Entitled Vahíd "The Incomparable", by Boris Handal (2023). The Commissioner of Muhammad Sháh; Bahá'u'lláh in Tehran; the episodes of Yazd and Nayríz. [about]
  42. Sohrab Arjmand (1935-2019), in Lights of Irfan, 20 (2019). Arjmand was an Iranian Bahá'í who settled in California and was active in the Irfan Colloquia. [about]
  43. Something Regal: Uncle Fred Murray Extracts from a compilation of tributes, photographs and stories, by June Perkins, in Australian Bahá'í Studies, vol. 2 (2000). Stories about and pictures of Fred Murray, an early Indigenous Baha’i. [about]
  44. Sources for studying the life and writings of Abdu'l-Baha: A topical bibliography (1999). Now outdated bibliography; retained for historical interest. [about]
  45. Speaking in Edinburgh, by Ruhiyyih (Mary Maxwell) Khanum (1981-08). Address at Edinburgh Bahá'í Centre. Includes discussion of Shoghi Effendi in Scotland and the eagle and pillar at his resting place. [about]
  46. Spontaneous Talks by Dr. Khan, at His Sunday Morning Classes, Answering Some of His 95 Questions, by Ali-Kuli Khan (2013-04). Proofs of the Bahá'í Faith, written by a prominent translator and companion of Abdu'l-Bahá. Includes short biography of Khan regarding the history of this document, with photographs. [about]
  47. Statement on Bahá'u'lláh, A, by Bahá'í International Community (1992-05). Introduction to the life and work of Bahá'u'lláh, released in 1992 in honor of the centenary of his death, at the request of the Universal House of Justice. [about]
  48. Stories from The Delight of Hearts: The Memoirs of Hájí Mírzá Haydar-'Alí, by Haji Mirza Haydar-Ali (1980). Anecdotes and history, a personal glimpse of the Middle East in the 19th century, as told by a follower of Bahá'u'lláh and companion of Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  49. Stories of Baha'u'llah and Some Notable Believers, by Adib Taherzadeh (2003). Extracts compiled by Kiser Barnes from Adib Taherzadeh’s The Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh, Volumes 1-4. [about]
  50. Stories of Muriel Ives Newhall Barrow: Elizabeth Cheney, by Muriel Ives Barrow Newhall (1998). One-paragraph account of an incident in the life of Elizabeth Cheney, pioneer Bahá'í teacher in Paraguay. [about]
  51. Stories of Muriel Ives Newhall Barrow: Grace Robarts Ober, by Muriel Ives Barrow Newhall (1998). Brief account of Grace Ober's interactions with 'Abdu'l-Bahá during his visit to the USA. [about]
  52. Stories of Muriel Ives Newhall Barrow: Harry and Ruth Randall, by Muriel Ives Barrow Newhall (1998). Brief account of William Henry ('Harry') Randall (1863-1929) and his wife Ruth's first encounter with 'Abdu'l-Bahá; Randall became a prominent American Bahá’í and was named a Disciple of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá by Shoghi Effendi. [about]
  53. Story of Anis Zunuzi, The, by Houri Falahi-Skuce (2020). Links to 53-minute video presentation with original music and narration. Includes transcript. [about]
  54. Story of J. E. Esslemont and His Bahá'u'lláh and the New Era, The: Bibliography, by Jan T. Jasion, in Book Collector (2020). List of all of Esslemont's known writings, including his Bahá’í pamphlets and his medical writings, plus a bibliography of all translations of New Era. [about]
  55. Story of Mr. Rufino Gualvisí, by Ralph Dexter (2020-07). Biography of a well-known travel teacher in Ecuador. English and Spanish text by Dexter; includes section by Isabel Pavon de Calderón; includes photographs. [about]
  56. Storytelling and Once Upon a Time, The: Youtube Playlists, by Fariborz Sahba (2020). Zoom videos of some historical events witnessed by the manager for the Arc Project during 10 years of the development of the Bahá'í Temple in India and 15 years of the development of the Mount Carmel Bahá'í Project in Haifa, and other stories. [about]
  57. Süleyman Nazif's Nasiruddin Shah ve Babiler: an Ottoman Source on Babi-Baha'i History, by Necati Alkan (2000). On the author of the 1919 Persian history "Nasiru’d-Din Shah and the Babis," including a translation of passages on Tahirih. [about]
  58. Summon Up Remembrance, by Marzieh Gail (1987). Memoir left by Ali-Kuli Khan, one of the first translators of Bahá'í Writings; writings of his wife Florence; other family papers and memories. [about]
  59. Sunburst, by Lorol Schopflocher (1937). Autobiography of the life story, and travels on behalf of the Bahá'í Faith, of prominent socialite and wife of the Hand of the Cause of God Siegfried Schopflocher. (Author name misspelled as Shofflocher.) [about]
  60. Sweet and Enchanting Stories (2005). Stories and memoirs by and about ‘Abdu’l-Baha, Mirza Haydar ‘Ali, Zia Baghdadi, ‘Ali Akbar Furutan, Adib Tahirzadih, Abul-Qasim Faizi, and other loved and historic figures. [about]
  61. Sydney Sprague: In Memoriam, by Willard P. Hatch, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 9 (1940-1944) (1945). Sprague (1875-1943) was an American Bahá’í who traveled the East to promote the religion in the early 1900s. He became alienated from the Bahá’í community at some point but reconciled shortly before his passing. [about]
  62. Tablet to Fuad (Lawh-i-Fuad): Translator's introduction, and bio from Encyclopedia Britannica, by Juan Cole (1997). [about]
  63. Tahirih, by Lowell Johnson (1982). Overview of the life of Qurratu'l-`Ayn, "Solace of the Eye," aka Zarrín-Táj, "Crown of Gold." [about]
  64. Táhirih: A Portrait in Poetry, by Amin Banani, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 10:1-2 (2000). An account of Tahirih allowing her own voice, through her poems, to speak for herself, her time, and her motivations; it is her poetry that both reveals the layers of her complex motivations and makes her accessible. [about]
  65. Táhirih's Message to the Modern World, by Martha Root, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 8 (1938-1940) (1941). Transcript of a radio address from Sunday April 21, 1940, telling the story of Ṭáhirih, describing her as the foremost woman of her generation known across Persia for her beauty, intelligence, and courage, who gave her life for the emancipation of women. [about]
  66. Tahirih, Letter of the Living, and Khadijih Bagum, Wife of the Báb, by Darius Shahrokh, in Windows to the Past (1992). Life stories of two key heroines of Bábí history. [about]
  67. Tahirih, The Pure, Iran's Greatest Woman, by Martha L. Root (1938). Life story of Tahirih, the "heroine" of the Faith of the Bab. [about]
  68. Taiwan Bahá'í Chronicle: An Historical Record of the Early Days of the Bahá'í Faith in Taiwan, by Barbara R. Sims (1994). Bahá'í activities in Taiwan and personal histories, 1952-1992. Includes earliest pamphlet published in Chinese. [about]
  69. Take My Love to the Friends: The Story of Laura R. Davis, by Marlene Macke: Review, by Lynn Echevarria-Howe, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 18:1-4 (2008). Key figures in the development of the Bahá'í community in Canada. [about]
  70. Tales of Magnificent Heroism: The Impact of the Báb and His Followers on Writers and Artists, by Robert Weinberg, in Bahá'í World (2019-11). This concise survey explores how this particular episode in humanity’s religious history resonated so strongly through the decades that followed. [about]
  71. Teaching the Faith in Australia 1963-1975: Personal Recollections, by Hedi Moani, in Australian Bahá'í Studies, 1:2 (1999). [needs abstract] [about]
  72. Teaching the Faith, Magic Moments, Meeting Great Souls, by Jack McLean (2012-06-02). Autobiography of a prominent Bahá'í scholar, written on occasion of the 50th anniversary of his conversion. [about]
  73. Tending the Garden: A Biography of Emeric and Rosemary Sala, by Ilona Sala Weinstein (1998/2016). Detailed story of two pioneers from Canada to South America and Africa, told through reference to letters, papers, and archival documents. [about]
  74. Terah: Personal reminiscences of teaching, traveling, loving, by Terah Cowart-Smith, in Bahá'í News, 262 (1981-02). Brief recollections of teaching in North America. Includes short letter from the Guardian. [about]
  75. The Cause of Universal Peace: 'Abdu'l-Bahá's Enduring Impact, by Kathryn Jewett-Hogenson, in Bahá'í World (2021-02-23). On Abdu'l-Bahá's interest in the Lake Mohonk Conferences on International Arbitration in New York, 1912, and the Quaker founders Albert and Alfred Smiley; Leroy Ioas and the World Unity Conferences; World Unity magazine (later World Order). [about]
  76. The Story of Mona: 1965-1983, by National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Canada (1985). Biography of Mona Mahmudnizhad, an Iranian teenager who, in 1983, together with nine other women, was sentenced to death and hanged in Shiraz on the grounds of being a member of the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  77. The White Silk Dress, by Marzieh Gail, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 9 (1940-1944) (1945). An "intimate portrait" of Ṭáhirih first published Friday April 21, 1944. [about]
  78. Thelma Perks, by Graham Hassall, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 20 (1986-1992) (1998). Perks (1901-1988) was a prominent Australian Bahá'í who served at various times on the National Spiritual Assembly of Australia, and as an inaugural Auxiliary Board member and later Continental Counselor. [about]
  79. Theodore Russell Livingston, by Duane L. Herrmann (1997). Bahá'í teacher and Mayor of Cottonwood Falls, Kansas. [about]
  80. Thomas Kelly Cheyne, by Crawford Howell Toy, in Harvard Theological Review, 9:1 (1916-01). Overview of the works and diverse intellectual interests of Cheyne, who championed the Faith as an independent Biblical scholar before joining it in 1914. [about]
  81. Through the Eyes of Margaret Cousins: Irish and Indian Suffragette, by Keith Munro (2018). Biography of the co-founder of the Irish Women's Franchise League, a theosophist, who met both Martha Root and Shoghi Effendi. [about]
  82. Through Warring Countries to the Mountain of God, by Charles Mason Remey (1915-07). Experiences of two American Bahá'ís in France, England, and Germany on their way to visit Abdul-Baha in the Israel in 1914. Includes excerpt of address by Abdu'l-Bahá on proofs of the coming Prophet, and letter written by Abdul Sana to a friend in London. [about]
  83. To Russia with Love: Journal of a Member of the Quddus Team, by Jack McLean (1990/2018). Journal of a visit through Moscow, Kiev, and Levov in August 1990 by the four travel teachers Shamsi Sedagat, Ann Clavin, Leo Misagi, and Jack McLean. [about]
  84. Tobey, Mark George, by Judith S. Kays, in American National Biography Online (2000). Tobey (1890-1976) was a famous American painter. [about]
  85. Top Court Appointee a Model of Diversity, by Mahmud Jamal, in National Post (2021/06/18). Brief bio of Mahmud Jamal, the judge "poised to be the first person of colour on the Supreme Court of Canada." [about]
  86. Toumansky, Aleksandr Grigorevich, by Jahangir Dorri, in Encyclopaedia Iranica (2009). Brief excerpt, with link to article offsite. [about]
  87. Traces That Remain: A Pictorial History of the Early Days of the Bahá'í Faith among the Japanese, by Barbara R. Sims (1989). Extensive history of Bahá'í events and personages in Japan, 1914-1983. [about]
  88. Traveler's Narrative, A: Written to Illustrate the Episode of the Báb, by Abdu'l-Bahá (1982). Reprint of Browne's original translation of 1891 but lacking all of Browne's notes. [about]
  89. Tribute to Amatu'l-Bahá Ruhiyyih Khanum, A, by Violette Nakhjavani (2000). Born Mary Maxwell in Montreal, Amatu’l-Bahá Ruhiyyih Khanum’s life spanned almost the entire 20th century. To her husband, Shoghi Effendi, she was his "helpmate", "shield" and "tireless collaborator in the arduous tasks I shoulder." [about]
  90. Tribute to Bahíyyih Khánum, A, by Marjorie Morten, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 5 (1932-1934) (1934). Short biography of the daughter of Bahá'u'lláh, written by one of her close companions late in life. [about]
  91. Tribute to Hand of the Cause Hájí Akhúnd, A, by Violetta Zein (2023). Compilation of selections from biographies and articles, tablets and prayers, and photographs of one of the first Hands of the Cause, one of only four appointed by Bahá'u'lláh himself. [about]
  92. Tribute to the Greatest Holy Leaf, A, by Violetta Zein (2023). Compilation of biographical materials, quotations, and photographs, from the year of her passing (1932) and its 50th anniversary commemorations (1982). [about]
  93. Trilogy of Consecration, A: The Courier, the Historian and the Missionary, by Boris Handal (2020). On the lives of Shaykh Salmán, Nabil-i-A'zam and Mullá Sádiq, three important people in the early years of the Bahá'í Faith in Iran. [about]
  94. True, Corinne, by Robert Stockman (1995). [about]
  95. True, Edna M. (1888-1988), in Bahá'í News, 694 (1989-01). Brief bio of the daughter of Hand of the Cause of God Corinne True. [about]
  96. Twenty-Five Years of the Guardianship, by Ruhiyyih (Mary Maxwell) Khanum (1948). An early account of Shoghi Effendi's ministry, written by his wife while he was still alive. [about]
  97. Two Episodes from the Life of Bahá'u'lláh in Iran, by Moojan Momen, in Lights of Irfan, 20 (2019). Regarding the conference of Badasht and Baha'u'lláh's arrival at the shrine of Shaykh Tabarsi, and on His experience in the Siyah Chal, close attention to the text of two Tablets leads to conclusions that differ from current Bahá'í history books. [about]
  98. UK Bahá'í Histories: Links to stories of individual Bahá'ís in the United Kingdom (2011-2013). Links to contemporary bios of English Bahá'ís (offsite). [about]
  99. Uncle Bill: A Personal Memoir, by Robert Gregory Shaw (2020-07). Personal recollections of Albert Edwin Dorrida, "Uncle Bill" (1901-1972), who became a Bahá'í after meeting 'Abdu'l-Bahá in 1912; history of the Bahá'í Faith in Baltimore. Includes articles from Bahá'í News from 1947 and 1982. [about]
  100. Unfurling the Divine Flag in Tokyo: An Early Bahá'í History, by Barbara R. Sims (1998). History of Bahá'í activities in Japan, 1909-1994, and life stories of notable persons. [about]
  101. Unity of Humanity, The: An Interview with Professor Todd Lawson, by David Hornsby and Jane Clark, in Beshara Magazine, issue (2016). Biography of Lawson and his personal interests in the Qur'an and the Bahá'í Faith, discussion of contemporary Western approaches to Islam, and commentary on current world affairs and hope for the future. (Brief excerpt, with link to article offsite.) [about]
  102. Vahíd (Sayyed Yahyá Dárábí), by Moojan Momen, in Encyclopaedia Iranica, Volume 7 (1996). Brief excerpt, with link to article offsite. [about]
  103. Various Essays, by Susan Gammage (2013-2018/2023). 47 short essays on following the teachings and living a Bahá'í life, life coaching and counselling, recovery from substances or abuse, family matters, dreams, elections, debt, abortion, and more. Includes bios of Bruce Matthews and Caroline Lehmann. [about]
  104. Varqa and Son: The Heavenly Doves, by Darius Shahrokh, in Windows to the Past (1992). History of the family of Varqa, the only family with the distinction of having a grandfather, a father, and a son all named Hand of the Cause. [about]
  105. Varqá, Wali-Alláh, by Iraj Ayman, in Encyclopaedia Iranica (2017). Brief excerpt, with link to article offsite. [about]
  106. Varqá and Rúhu'lláh: 101 Stories of Bravery on the Move, by Boris Handal (2020). On the lives of Varqa, the physician and talented poet, and his gifted adolescent son Ruhu'llah, who travelled across Iran to teach the Faith before being martyred in 1896. [about]
  107. Views from a Black Artist in the Century of Light, by Elizabeth de Souza, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 30:3 (2020). On the experiences of Black artists; biographical notes on McCleary “Bunch” Washington; African-American spiritual songs. [about]
  108. Walking the Spiritual Path with Both Feet Planted Firmly on the Ground, by Joyce Baldwin, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 26:3 (2016). Overview of the life of a Bahá'í native from indigenous-Tsimshian ancestry, who pioneered to Alaska and a reserve in Washington, and member of the LSA of Arcata, California. Includes reflections on teaching to Natives. [about]
  109. Wayfarer between Two Worlds, A: Recollections, by Harry Liedtke (2013/2022). A chronicle of some of the highlights of the author's seventy-five years as a Bahá'í, and covering the years 1927-2022, including periods in Germany and Canada and historical events from each. Includes poems and photographs. [about]
  110. We Kept the Light Bulb On: An Interview with Ellerton and Marjorie Harmer, by Charles Uzzell (2000-02). Short overview of the lives of the first pioneers to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. [about]
  111. Well Dressed Woman of Recent Times, A, by Matt Briggs, in Fictionaut (2000). Historical fiction which contains part of The Wardrobe of Gertrude Heim Remey, a book Mason Remey wrote about his wife's wardrobe (which the Des Moines Register wrote was "quite likely the best book ever written about his wife's clothes"). [about]
  112. What A Young Man Learned from Laura Rumney Davis about Shoghi Effendi, by Jack McLean (2007-09-02). Interview with Laura Davis, "The Mother of the Toronto Bahá’í Community," and some recollections of the Guardian. [about]
  113. What Stanwood Cobb Told Me about 'Abdu'l-Bahá, by Jack McLean (2007-08-12). Reflections on Cobb's life and his recollections of Abdu'l-Bahá, partly based on two personal interviews. [about]
  114. When the Saints Come Marching In: The Art of Bahá'í Biography, by Sidney Edward Morrison and Frank Lewis, in dialogue magazine, 1:1 (1986). Comments on hagiography, including reviews of nine popular Bahá'í biographies. Includes response "In Praise of Saints" by Frank Lewis (from dialogue 1:3). [about]
  115. Whiting, Lilian, by Blanche Cox Clegg, in American National Biography Online (2000). Whiting (1847-1942) was an American journalist, essayist, and poet; a religious seeker, she showed interest in the Bahá'í teachings. [about]
  116. Who Was Archangel, the Potowatami Woman on Whose Land the Wilmette Temple Was Built?, by Ismael Velasco (2011). Brief investigation into the surname "Ouilmette" (Wilmette), and the identity of a Native American girl named Archangel whose home was at one time on this point of land. [about]
  117. Who Was Daniel Jordan?: A Tribute, by Wm. Keith Bookwalter (1992/2023). Detailed overview of the life and thought of Dr. Jordan, philosopher and educator. [about]
  118. Who Was Thomas Breakwell?, by Robert Weinberg, in Bahá'í Journal (UK) (1997-08). Brief biography of the first English Bahá'í and an individual central in early European Bahá'í community. [about]
  119. Why Constructive Resilience? An Autobiographical Essay, by Michael L. Penn, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 30:3 (2020). Reflections on growing up African-American; guidance from and a meeting with William Hatcher; the relationship between stress and anxiety, depression, and powerlessness; the practice of constructive resilience. [about]
  120. William S. Hatcher 1935-2005 (2008). Bio and CV from the author's website. [about]
  121. Witness to Shaykh Tabarsi: The Narrative of Haji Nasir Qazvini, in Witnesses to Babi and Bahá'í History, vol. 8 (2007). Biography of Qazvini, sources for the study of the conflict at Shaykh Tabarsi, and Qazvini's narrative. Includes the Persian text, and bios of Táríkh Samandar and M. A. Malik-Khusravi (in Persian). [about]
  122. Women and Religious Change: A case study in the colonial migrant experience, by Miriam Dixson, in Australian Bahá'í Studies, vol. 2 (2000). The story of Margaret Dixson, and one woman's growth from Anglicanism, via numerology and astrology, to commitment to the world ideals of the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  123. Work of A.L.M. Nicolas (1864-1937), The, by Moojan Momen, in The Bábí and Bahá'í Religions: Some Contemporary Western Accounts (1981). Short bio, including list of the works of Nicolas. [about]
  124. Xá Nasiri'd-dino: Breve relato da sua vida e da Epistola revelada por Baha'u'llah, by Marco Oliveira (2007). Breve resumo da vida deste monarca persa do sec. XIX e sua relação com a religião Bahá'í. Short description of Nasiri'd-Din Shah and his relation with the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  125. Yahyá, Mírzá, by Moojan Momen, in The Bahá'í Encyclopedia (2009). On the younger half-brother of Bahá’u’lláh, later his opponent, known as Subh-i-Azal, described by Shoghi Effendi as "the arch-breaker of the Covenant of the Báb." [about]
  126. Yamamoto, Hiroshi: Eldest son of the world's first Japanese believer, by Marion Yazdi, in Bahá'í News, 599 (1980-04). Japanese-American Yamamoto (c. 1909-1979) was the eldest son of Kanichi (Moto) Yamamoto, the first ethnic Japanese Bahá’í in the world. [about]
  127. Zaynab, by John Walbridge, in Amazons to fighter pilots, a biographical dictionary of military women (2003). Brief biography of a female Bábí fighter. [about]
  128. Ziba Khanum of Yazd: An Enslaved African Woman in Nineteenth-Century Iran, by Anthony Lee (2017). Issues of race, gender, slavery, and religion as experienced by an Afro-Iranian family in the 19th and 20th centuries; historiography of African women in Iran; the Herati-Khorasani family tree. [about]
  129. میرزا مهدی غصن اطهر (Mirza Mehdi, Ghusn-i-Athar): "Mirza Mehdi, the Purest Branch", by Boris Handal (2022). The dramatic story of Mirza Mihdi, the son of Bahá'u'lláh who fell from a skylight in the roof of the prison where they were imprisoned. [about]
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