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Tablets of the Hair

Author Bahá'u'lláh
Title of item
Tablets of the Hair
Parent publication   Bahá'í News
Date of this edition 1938-12
Permission Open copyright (see Baha'i Reference Library sharing terms, BIC copyright statement, and uhj_permission_electronic_texts)
Posted 2002-03 by Jonah Winters
Classified in Provisional translations
Abstract Translation of five of total eleven Tablets titled "alváḥ-i-sha‘arát".
Notes Note accompanying 1938 publication in Bahá'í News: "This is the Tablet read by Mrs. Thomas Collins in presenting at the Convention the Guardian's gift of locks of Bahá'u'lláh's Hair. The Tablet is shared with the believers with the Guardian's permission." Though the translation had been approved by Shoghi Effendi, it was more recently (2001) sent to the Bahá'í World Center to verify its authenticity. The translation given here is an authorized translation from the BWC, approved for distribution. Translator not identified.
Tags Allegories and metaphors; Alvah-i-Shaarat (Tablets of the Hair); Bahaullah, Writings of; Beauty; Cord; Hair (general); Phoenix; Serpent; Treasure; Veils
Locations Chicago; United States (documents)
Cross-referencesSee also provisional translations of the remaining six Tablets of the Hair, by Adib Masumian (2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 12 - BH11210, BH06431, BH01730, BH11127, BH08601, and BH10844 - off-site).
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Phelps inventoryPartial Inventory catalog ID no: BH10832; BH11265; BH11483; BH11496; BH07147; BH112, see
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