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Abstract:
105 volumes of Bahá'í writings and manuscripts, compiled before the Islamic revolution in Iran by the Bahá'í National Spiritual Assembly and distributed as photocopies to Bahá'í scholars and archives, for preservation.
Notes:
Image scans first posted starting in the late 90s at h-net.org (2013). Select volumes hand-typed and proofread by Adel Shafipour et al., 2020-2022 (project ongoing). See also Tarikh-i Zuhur Al-Haqq.
Language: Persian and Arabic.

Iranian National Bahá'í Archives (INBA)

Tehran, Iran: 1976-1978
About: The Iran National Bahá'í Archives (INBA) volumes were compiled a few years before the Islamic revolution in Iran by the Bahá'í National Spiritual Assembly, circa 1976-1978. About 50 sets were distributed as photocopies to Bahá'í scholars and Bahá'í archives primarily in the West. The INBA volumes are copies of Bahá'í manuscripts which were mainly physically located in the Tehran Bahá'í Archives when the they were photocopied as sets for distribution. Since then, the original archives whereabouts and existence is uncertain... [-J. Cole, 2013, posted at h-net.org]

Added note: INBA is an abbreviation created by Denis MacEoin and stands for Iranian National Bahá'í Archives. However there are in fact two different sets of photocopied manuscripts from the Iranian National Bahá'í Archives.

The first is a set of over 100 volumes that was published - some 50 or more sets were made and distributed to various institutions and individuals. The proper name of this set as set out in them is Intishárát Lajnih-yi Millí-yi Mahfazih-yi Áthár va Árshív-i Amr (henceforth ILMA).

There are some volumes from the same archives of both scripture and histories which were not made part of the distributed set and copies of these were made on an ad hoc basis. On some of them, there is a stamp that says: Kitábkhánih-yi Mahfazih-yi Millí-yi Áthár-i Amrí-yi Írán (henceforth KMAI).

Some volumes appear to have been in the possession of Kitábkhánih-yi Lajnih-yi Millí-yi Amákin-i Mutabarrakih but were then transferred to KMAI at some stage and so have both marks. Some volumes have just the Kitábkhánih-yi Lajnih-yi Millí-yi Amákin-i Mutabarrakih stamp and I suspect that these were also part of KMAI. There are also volumes knocking about that have no stamp in them, but I think they are probably also KMAI. [-M. Momen, 2014, posted at h-net.org]

History of these image scans: Scanned for H-Bahai, starting in the late 1990s until about 2004 (using a very slow DSL connection and a very slow flat-bed scanner), from photocopies I possessed starting from the first years H-Bahai came online in the late 1990s. The INBA set I scanned was given to me by David Piff about 1983 just before he left to Haifa to become an archivist at the Bahai' World Center. About 50 INBA sets were distributed as photocopies to Bahá'í scholars and Bahá'í archives primarily in the West. I recall this was out of Canada. The very few volumes missing in the set, Juan Cole provided for me to scan. [-R. Stauffer, 2021]

Documents will be uploaded gradually throughout 2023, and the Latin (transliterated) filenames will be replaced with Persian. [-J. Winters, 2022]

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Vol. 1 Tablets of the Bab - Includes Persian "Panj Sha`n". Includes some writings of Mírzá Yahyá Núrí, Subh-i-Azal - "Sahifiyi-Bahjiyyih," "Sahif-i Min Munajat-i Arba`i `Ashar" INBA_scan_001.pdf [7 MB]
Bab-INBA-001_INDEX.pdf
INBA_1.doc
Vol. 2 Yazdi, Aqa Muhammad `Ilaqih-Band - "Tarikh-i Mashrutiyyat" INBA_scan_002.pdf [20 MB]
INBA_2.doc
Vol. 3 The Bab - "Ahsanu'l-Qisas" A copy given to someone by Mulla Husyan INBA_scan_003.pdf [25 MB]
Bab-INBA-003_INDEX.pdf
INBA_3.doc
Vol. 4 Siyyid Kazim Rashti - "Risaliyyih Usul-i-`Aqaid" With 5 extra pages of other materials INBA_scan_004.pdf [17 MB]
INBA_4.doc
Vol. 5 Fadil-i-Yazdi - "Manahiju'l-Ahkam," part 1 Talks on the Kitab-i-Aqdas INBA_scan_005.pdf [25 MB]
INBA_5.doc
Vol. 6 Fadil-i-Yazdi - "Manahiju'l-Ahkam," part 2 Talks on the Kitab-i-Aqdas INBA_scan_006.pdf [30 MB]
INBA_6.doc
Vol. 7 7 مجموعه آثار قلم اعلی جلد Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh - In the hand of Zaynu'l-Muqarrabin 07 مجموعه آثار قلم اعلی جلد.pdf
INBA_scan_007.pdf [16 MB]
INBA_7.docx
Vol. 8 8 مجموعه آثار قلم اعلی جلد Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh 08 مجموعه آثار قلم اعلی جلد.pdf
INBA_scan_008.pdf [13 MB]
INBA_8.docx
Vol. 9 Abu'l-Fadl Gulpaygani - "Tarikh-i Zuhur-i Diyanat-i Hadrat-i Bab va Hadrat-i Bahá'u'lláh" INBA_scan_009.pdf [9 MB]
INBA_9.doc
Vol. 10 Ishraq-Khavari, A. - "Durj-i La'ali-yi Hidayat, Gawhar-i Avval" INBA_scan_010.pdf [19 MB]
INBA_10.doc
Vol. 11 Ishraq-Khavari, A. - "Durj-i La'ali-yi Hidayat, Gawhar-i Duvvum" INBA_scan_011.pdf [32 MB]
INBA_11.doc
Vol. 12 Ishraq-Khavari, A. - "Durj-i La`ali-yi Hidayat, Gawhar-i Sivvom" INBA_scan_012.pdf [76 MB]
INBA_12.doc
Vol. 13 مکاتیب 13-اصلاحشده `Abdu'l-Bahá - "Majmu`ih-'i Makatib-i Hadrat-i" مجموعه مکاتیب حضرت عبدالبهاء 13.pdf
INBA_scan_013.pdf [15 MB]
INBA_13.docx
Vol. 14 Tablets of the Bab INBA_scan_014.pdf [23 MB]
Bab-INBA-014_INDEX.pdf
INBA_14.doc
Vol. 15 15 مجموعه آثار قلم اعلی جلد Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh - Recipients are named in the table of contents INBA_typed_015.pdf
INBA_scan_015.pdf [29 MB]
INBA_15.docx
Vol. 16 16 مجموعه مکاتیب عبدالبهاء - جلد `Abdu'l-Bahá - "Majmu`ih-'i Makatib-i Hadrat-i" مكاتيب عبدالبهاء ج 16-تايپي.pdf
INBA_scan_016.pdf [15 MB]
INBA_16.docx
Vol. 17 17 مجموعه مکاتیب عبدالبهاء - جلد `Abdu'l-Bahá - "Majmu`ih-'i Makatib-i Hadrat-i" مكاتيب عبدالبهاء ج 17-تايپي.pdf
INBA_scan_017.pdf [15 MB]
INBA_17.docx
Vol. 18 جلد 18جلد سبزها Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh - Recipients named in the table of contents INBA_scan_018.pdf [39 MB]
INBA_18.docx
Vol. 19 19 جلد سبزها-اصلاحشده Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh INBA_scan_019.pdf [34 MB]
INBA_19.docx
Vol. 20 Mirza Haydar `Ali Isfahani, "Tarjumih-'i Ahval-i Abu'l-Fada'il" INBA_scan_020.pdf [15 MB]
INBA_20.doc
Vol. 21 21 مجموعه مکاتیب عبدالبهاء - جلد `Abdu'l-Bahá - "Majmu`ih-'i Makatib-i Hadrat-i" مكاتيب عبدالبهاء ج 21-تايپي.pdf
INBA_scan_021.pdf [11 MB]
INBA_21.docx
Vol. 22 آثار قلم اعلي-ش 22 Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh آثار قلم اعلي-ش 22.pdf
INBA_scan_022.pdf [20 MB]
INBA_22.docx
Vol. 23 23 مجموعه آثار قلم اعلی جلد Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh - More than 150 Tablets with index INBA_typed_023.pdf
INBA_scan_023.pdf [15 MB]
INBA_23.docx
Vol. 24 The Bab - "Persian Bayan" INBA_scan_024.pdf [28 MB]
Bab-INBA-024_INDEX.pdf
INBA_24.doc
Vol. 25 Istidlaliyyih Mukhtasar-i Sadru'l-Sudur INBA_scan_025.pdf [8 MB]
INBA_25.doc
Vol. 26 26 جلد سبزها-اصلاحشده Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh - Continuation of INBA Volume 23, up to 400 plu, with index INBA_scan_026.pdf [31 MB]
INBA_26.docx
Vol. 27 27 مجموعه آثار قلم اعلی جلد Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh INBA_typed_027.pdf
INBA_scan_027.pdf [34 MB]
INBA_27.docx
Vol. 28 28 جلد سبزها Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh - includes Tablet of Maryam and index INBA_scan_028.pdf [35 MB]
INBA_28.docx
Vol. 29 Tablets of the Bab - "The book of Names - Kitab-i-Asma" INBA_scan_029.pdf [41 MB]
Bab-INBA-029_INDEX.pdf
INBA_29.doc
Vol. 30 قسمتهايي از ج 30 كه تايپ نشده Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh - Includes "Kalimat-i-Maknunih - Persian & Arabic Hidden Words," "Asl-i-Kullu'l-Khayr," "Bisharat," "Lawh-i Hikmat," "Shikkar shikkan", "Lawh-i Ahmad," "Munajat," "Fire Tablet," "Shafa," "Mathnavi," "Ghazaliyat" INBA_scan_030.pdf [7 MB]
INBA_30.doc
Vol. 31 31 مجموعه آثار قلم اعلی جلد Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh in honor of the Afnan family. In the hand of Mirza Aqa Afnan or copied from an original. INBA_typed_031.pdf
INBA_scan_031.pdf [12 MB]
INBA_31.docx
Vol. 32 32 جلد سبزها Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh INBA_scan_032.pdf [22 MB]
INBA_32.docx
Vol. 33 33 مجموعه آثار قلم اعلی جلد Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh INBA_typed_033.pdf
INBA_scan_033.pdf [21 MB]
INBA_33.docx
Vol. 34 34 مجموعه آثار قلم اعلی جلد Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh - Includes Tablets to the Kings. INBA_typed_034.pdf
INBA_scan_034.pdf [23 MB]
INBA_34.docx
Vol. 35 35 مجموعه آثار قلم اعلی جلد Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh - Includes "Seven Valleys" In the Hand of Mir Sayfu'd-Din Maraghih-'i INBA_typed_035.pdf
INBA_scan_035.pdf [21 MB]
INBA_35.docx
Vol. 36 36 جلد سبزها Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh - 17 tablets INBA_scan_036.pdf [69 MB]
INBA_36.docx
Vol. 37 37 مجموعه آثار قلم اعلی جلد Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh - Edirne-period, 17 tablets INBA_typed_037.pdf
INBA_scan_037.pdf [19 MB]
INBA_37.docx
Vol. 38 38 جلد سبزها Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh - Courtesy of Tuba Afnan INBA_scan_038.pdf [53 MB]
INBA_38.docx
Vol. 39 39 جلد سبزها Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh - Concerning the Mu`anidin INBA_scan_039.pdf [15 MB]
INBA_39.docx
Vol. 40 Tablets of the Bab INBA_scan_040.pdf [32 MB]
Bab-INBA-040_INDEX.pdf
INBA_40.doc
Vol. 41 41 مجموعه آثار قلم اعلی جلد Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh INBA_typed_041.pdf
INBA_scan_041.pdf [38 MB]
INBA_41.docx
Vol. 42 42 مجموعه آثار قلم اعلی جلد Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh - From the Qazvin Bahá'í Library INBA_typed_042.pdf
INBA_scan_042.pdf [21 MB]
INBA_42.docx
Vol. 43 Tablets of the Bab INBA_scan_043.pdf [16 MB]
Bab-INBA-043_INDEX.pdf
INBA_43.doc
Vol. 44 Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh INBA_scan_044.pdf [35 MB]
INBA_44.doc
Vol. 45 Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh INBA_scan_045.pdf [14 MB]
INBA_45.doc
Vol. 46 Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh INBA_scan_046.pdf [4 MB]
INBA_46.doc
Vol. 47 Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh INBA_scan_047.pdf [16 MB]
INBA_47.doc
Vol. 48 Writings of Bahá'u'lláh - In the hand of Zaynu'l-Muqarrabin INBA_scan_048.pdf [19 MB]
INBA_48.doc
Vol. 49 Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh INBA_scan_049.pdf [33 MB]
INBA_49.doc
Vol. 50 Tablets of the Bab INBA_scan_050.pdf [7 MB]
Bab-INBA-050_INDEX.pdf
INBA_50.doc
Vol. 51 51 جلد سبزها Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh - 613 Tablets most proof-read by comparing to the originals. INBA_scan_051.pdf [55 MB]
INBA_51.docx
Vol. 52 مكاتيب عبدالبهاء ج 52-اصلاحشده `Abdu'l-Bahá - "Majmu`ih-'i Makatib-i Hadrat-i" - Includes "Tablet of Hizar-Biyti." Proof-read and compiled by sayid Ahmad u'tofat مكاتيب عبدالبهاء ج 52-اصلاحشده.pdf
INBA_scan_052.pdf [47 MB]
INBA_52.docx
Vol. 53 Tablets of the Bab INBA_scan_053.pdf [36 MB]
Bab-INBA-053_INDEX.pdf
INBA_53.doc
Vol. 54 `Abdu'l-Bahá, Klifurd Barni - "Daliran-i Rabbani" - Translation into Persian of the book Some Answered Questions INBA_scan_054.pdf [9 MB]
INBA_54.doc
Vol. 55 مكاتيب عبدالبهاء ج 55-اصلاحشده Tablets of `Abdu'l-Bahá - Courtesy of Bahá'u'd-Din Pustchi of Shiraz INBA_scan_055.pdf [20 MB]
INBA_55.docx
Vol. 56 56 جلد سبزها Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh INBA_scan_056.pdf [9 MB]
INBA_56.docx
Vol. 57 57 مجموعه آثار قلم اعلی جلد Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh INBA_typed_057.pdf
INBA_scan_057.pdf [7 MB]
INBA_57.docx
Vol. 58 Tablets of the Bab - "Ad`iyyih, Tablets in honor of His wife" INBA_scan_058.pdf [11 MB]
Bab-INBA-058_INDEX.pdf
INBA_58.doc
Vol. 59 مكاتيب عبدالبهاء ج 59-اصلاحشده Tablets of `Abdu'l-Bahá - Courtesy of Abu'l-Qasim Afnan مكاتيب عبدالبهاء ج 59-اصلاحشده.pdf
INBA_scan_059.pdf [45 MB]
INBA_59.docx
Vol. 60 Tablets of the Bab INBA_scan_060.pdf [14 MB]
Bab-INBA-060_INDEX.pdf
INBA_60.doc
Vol. 61 61 جلد سبزها Prayers by Bahá'u'lláh - Compiled by Kamalu'l-Ddin-i-Bakhtavar INBA_scan_061.pdf [5 MB]
INBA_61.docx
Vol. 62 The Bab - "Bayan-i Farsi" INBA_scan_062.pdf [58 MB]
Bab-INBA-062_INDEX.pdf
INBA_62.doc
Vol. 63 Bahá'u'lláh - "Risalih-'i Su'al va Javab" INBA_scan_063.pdf
INBA_63.doc
Vol. 64 Tablets of the Bab - Includes "Epistle to Muhammad Shah," "Epistle to Haji Mirza Aqasi," and the Bab's "Will & Testament" INBA_scan_064.pdf [12 MB]
Bab-INBA-064_INDEX.pdf
INBA_64.doc
Vol. 65 Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh INBA_scan_065.pdf [14 MB]
INBA_65.doc
Vol. 66 Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh INBA_scan_066.pdf [24 MB]
INBA_66.doc
Vol. 67 Tablets of the Bab INBA_scan_067.pdf [24 MB]
Bab-INBA-067_INDEX.pdf
INBA_67.doc
Vol. 68 Tablets of `Abdu'l-Bahá - In hand of Mirza Haydar `Ali Usku'i INBA_scan_068.pdf [36 MB]
INBA_67.doc
Vol. 69 Tablets of the Bab - "Tafsir-i: Tuwhid, Lilatu'l-Qadar, Va'l-`Asr, Al-Hamd, Baqarih; I`tiqadat, Basitu'l-Haqiqah, Silsiliyyi Thamaniyyiat" INBA_scan_069.pdf [52 MB]
Bab-INBA-069_INDEX.pdf
INBA_69.doc
Vol. 70 "Kilas-i Mutali`ih va Sukhanvari" - Index: "Fihrist-i Kutub-i Amri" INBA_scan_070.pdf [24 MB]
INBA_70.doc
Vol. 71 71 مجموعه آثار قلم اعلی جلد Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh - In hand of Zaynu'l-Muqarrabin INBA_typed_071.pdf
INBA_scan_071.pdf [51 MB]
INBA_71.docx
Vol. 72 72 مجموعه مکاتیب عبدالبهاء - جلد Tablets of `Abdu'l-Bahá' - Courtesy of Kamalu'd-Din Bakhtavar مكاتيب عبدالبهاء ج 72-تايپي.pdf
INBA_scan_072.pdf [27 MB]
INBA_72.docx
Vol. 73 Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh - In hand of Ni`matu'llah Isfahani INBA_scan_073.pdf [34 MB]
INBA_73.doc
Vol. 74 74 جلد سبزها Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh INBA_scan_074.pdf [10 MB]
INBA_74.docx
Vol. 75 75 مجموعه مکاتیب عبدالبهاء - جلد Tablets of `Abdu'l-Bahá - Courtesy of Manuchihri-Ruhani. In the hand of `Ali Akbar-i-Milani INBA_scan_075.pdf [13 MB]
INBA_75.docx
Vol. 76 Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh - "Lawh-i Siraj?" [?] INBA_scan_076.pdf [20 MB]
INBA_76.doc
Vol. 77 Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh INBA_scan_077.pdf [11 MB]
INBA_77.doc
Vol. 78 Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh and the Bab INBA_scan_078.pdf [8 MB]
Bab-INBA-078_INDEX.pdf
INBA_78.doc
Vol. 79 79 مجموعه مکاتیب عبدالبهاء - جلد 'Abdu'l-Bahá - "Majmu`ih-'i Makatib-i Hadrat-i `Abdu'l-Bahá" مكاتيب عبدالبهاء ج 79-تايپي.pdf
INBA_scan_079.pdf [6 MB]
INBA_79.docx
Vol. 80 "Nivishtijat va Athar-i Ashab-i Avvaliyyih-'i Amr-i A`la" INBA_scan_080.pdf [21 MB]
Vol. 81 Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh INBA_scan_081.pdf [13 MB]
INBA_81.doc
Vol. 82 Tablets of the Bab - With index INBA_scan_082.pdf [16 MB]
Bab-INBA-082_INDEX.pdf
INBA_82.doc
Vol. 83 Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh INBA_scan_083.pdf [30 MB]
INBA_83.doc
Vol. 84 Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh INBA_scan_084.pdf [51 MB]
INBA_84.doc
Vol. 85 `Abdu'l-Bahá - "Makatib-i Hadrat-i." With table of contents and recipients names. Each tablet has the seal of LSA of Tihran and Mr Furutan's signature indicating the proofreading done. INBA_scan_085.pdf [72 MB]
INBA_85.doc
Vol. 86 Tablets of the Bab INBA_scan_086.pdf [19 MB]
Bab-INBA-086_INDEX.pdf
INBA_86.doc
Vol. 87 `Abdu'l-Bahá - "Majmu`ih-'i Makatib-i Hadrat-i" Gathered at the request of Shoghi Effendi. Hand-written copy from the original tabletswith indicated whether the original was in the hand of `Abdu'l-Bahá or His secretary, and if it bears `Abdu'l-Bah's offical seal. Recipients are named at the beginning of each tablet. INBA_scan_087.pdf [65 MB]
INBA_87.doc
Vol. 88 `Abdu'l-Bahá - "Majmu`ih-'i Makatib-i Hadrat-i" - Courtesy of Mrs. Qudsiyyih Ansari INBA_scan_088.pdf [39 MB]
INBA_88.doc
Vol. 89 `Abdu'l-Bahá - "Majmu`ih-'i Makatib-i Hadrat-i" - Courtesy of Aqa Mirza Heydar-`Ali-i Usku`i in his hand. Recipients are named at the beginning of each tablet. INBA_scan_089.pdf [22 MB]
INBA_89.doc
Vol. 90 Bahá'u'lláh and `Abdu'l-Bahá - "Majmu`ih-i Athar-i Mubarakih" INBA_scan_090.pdf [10 MB]
INBA_90.doc
Vol. 91 Tablets of the Bab INBA_scan_091.pdf [14 MB]
Bab-INBA-091_INDEX.pdf
INBA_91.doc
Vol. 92 Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh - In the hand of Zaynu'l-Muqarrabin INBA_scan_092.pdf [32 MB]
Vol. 93 Jenabi Aqa Mustafa Taba Tabayi Samnani - "The Divana" INBA_scan_093.pdf [13 MB]
INBA_93.doc
Vol. 94 Ustad `Ali Akbar Banna - "Tarikh-i `Ishqabad" INBA_scan_094.pdf [44 MB]
INBA_94.doc
Vol. 95 'Abdu'l 'Ali Alaei - "Taqvim-i-Tatbiqi Badi" INBA_typed_95.pdf
INBA_scan_095.pdf [84 MB]
INBA_95.docx
Vol. 96 The Bab - "Persian Bayan" - In the hand of Siyyid Hussayn-i Yazdi. INBA_scan_096.pdf [37 MB]
Bab-INBA-096_INDEX.pdf
Vol. 97 Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh - Courtesy of Na`im Reyhani from the private library of Jinab-i Fatheazam. INBA_scan_097.pdf [10 MB]
INBA_97.doc
Vol. 98 Tablets of the Bab - Courtesy of Bahiyyih Varqa [Arabic]. INBA_scan_098.pdf [22 MB]
Bab-INBA-098_INDEX.pdf
INBA_98.doc
Vol. 99 Bahá'u'lláh - "Jawahir al-Asrar" INBA_scan_099.pdf [3 MB]
INBA_99.doc
Vol. 100 Index for volumes 1-71, section - Alif INBA_scan_100.pdf [17 MB]
INBA_100.doc
Vol. 101 Index for volumes 1-71, section - Bih through Gaf [no PDF]
INBA_101.doc
Vol. 102 Index for volumes 1-71, section - Lam through Ya INBA_scan_102.pdf [10 MB]
INBA_102.doc
Vol. 103 Index - "Fihrist-i Athar-i Mubarakih : Athar-i Matbu`ih" (Published Tablets) INBA_scan_103.pdf [15 MB]
INBA_103.doc
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104-105
Index for volumes 72-99, section- Alif through Sin, Sin through Ya INBA_scan_104-105.pdf [18 MB]
INBA_104-105.docx
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