Selections From the Writings of the Báb
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Selections From the Writings of the Báb

By `Ali Muhammad Shirazi Bab
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Table of Contents
  • Baha'i Terms of Use
  • Contents
  • References to the Qur’án
  • 1: Tablets And Addresses
    • A Tablet Addressed To ‘Him Who Will Be Made Manifest’
    • A Second Tablet Addressed To ‘Him Who Will Be Made Manifest’
    • Tablet To The First Letter Of The Living
    • Extracts From An Epistle To Muḥammad Sháh
    • Extracts From Another Epistle To Muḥammad Sháh
    • Extracts From A Further Epistle To Muḥammad Sháh
    • Extracts From A Tablet Containing Words Addressed To The Sherif Of Mecca
    • Address To A Muslim Divine
    • Address To Sulaymán, One Of The Muslim Divines In The Land Of Masqat
  • 2: Excerpts From The Qayyúmu’l-Asmá
    • “All praise be to God Who hath, through the ...”
    • “O King of Islám! Aid thou, with the truth, after having ...”
    • “Be thou content with the commandment of God, the ...”
    • “Verily We made the revelation of verses to be a testimony ...”
    • “As to those who deny Him Who is the Sublime Gate of ...”
    • “Unto every people We have sent down the Book in ...”
    • “Fear ye God and breathe not a word concerning His ...”
    • “Do men imagine that We are far distant from the people ...”
    • “Do not say, ‘How can He speak of God while in truth ...”
    • “Glorified is He besides Whom there is none other God. ...”
    • “O ye servants of God! Verily, be not grieved if a thing ye ...”
    • “O Peoples of the East and the West! Be ye fearful of God ...”
    • “O Qurratu’l-‘Ayn! We have, verily, dilated Thine ...”
    • “The angels and the spirits, arrayed rank upon rank, ...”
    • “Are ye wickedly scheming, according to your selfish ...”
    • “O ye peoples of the earth! During the time of My ...”
    • “O ye kinsmen of the Most Great Remembrance! This ...”
    • “O Qurratu’l-‘Ayn! Stretch not Thy hands wide open ...”
    • “O People of Persia! Are ye not satisfied with this glorious ...”
    • “O People of the earth! By the righteousness of the One ...”
    • “O Thou the Supreme Word of God! Fear not, nor be ...”
    • “O Concourse of Shí’ihs! Fear ye God and Our Cause ...”
    • “Recite ye as much as convenient from this Qur’án both ...”
    • “Issue forth from your cities, O peoples of the West and ...”
    • “O ye peoples of the earth! Hearken unto My call, ringing ...”
    • “Be Thou patient, O Qurratu’l-‘Ayn, for God hath indeed ...”
    • “By My glory! I will make the infidels to taste, with the ...”
    • “The Lord hath, in truth, inspired Me: Verily, verily, I am ...”
    • “O Thou Remnant of God! I have sacrificed myself wholly ...”
    • “O Peoples of the earth! By the righteousness of God, this ...”
    • “Verily such as ridicule the wondrous, divine Verses ...”
    • “O People of the Qur’án! Ye are as nothing unless ye ...”
    • “O Peoples of the earth! Verily the resplendent Light of ...”
    • “Whenever the faithful hear the verses of this Book ...”
    • “O Spirit of God! Call Thou to mind the bounty which ...”
    • “O People of the earth! To attain the ultimate retreat in ...”
    • “God, besides Whom there is none other true God, saith: ...”
    • “The people, during the absence of the Báb, re-enacted ...”
    • “Doth it seem strange to the people that We should have ...”
    • “O Peoples of the earth! Verily the true God calleth ...”
    • “O ye concourse of the believers! Utter not words of ...”
    • “O Thou cherished Fruit of the heart! Give ear to the ...”
    • “Should it be Our wish, it is in Our power to compel, ...”
    • “O ye peoples of the earth! By the righteousness of God, ...”
    • “O Hour of the Dawn! Ere the resplendent glory of the ...”
    • “O Concourse of the faithful! Verily the object of each ...”
    • “God had, in truth, proposed Our Mission unto the ...”
    • “Hearken unto the Voice of Thy Lord calling from ...”
    • “This Book which We have sent down is indeed abounding ...”
    • “This Remembrance is indeed the glorious Remnant of ...”
    • “This Religion is indeed, in the sight of God, the essence ...”
    • “O My servants! This is God’s appointed Day which the ...”
    • “Indeed We conversed with Moses by the leave of God ...”
    • “O Qurratu’l-‘Ayn! I recognize in Thee none other ...”
    • “God, of a truth, revealed unto Me in the sacred house of ...”
    • “O Qurratu’l-‘Ayn! Say: Verily I am the One Who is ...”
    • “I Am the Mystic Fane which the Hand of Omnipotence ...”
    • “As a token of pure justice, We have indeed sent tidings ...”
  • 3: Excerpts From The Persian Bayán
    • “It is better to guide one soul than to possess all ...”
    • “Worship thou God in such wise that if thy worship lead ...”
    • “The Day of Resurrection is a day on which the sun riseth ...”
    • “There is no paradise, in the estimation of the believers in ...”
    • “God loveth those who are pure. Naught in the Bayán and ...”
    • “Likewise consider the manifestation of the Point of the ...”
    • “There is no doubt that the Almighty hath sent down ...”
    • “Since that Day is a great Day it would be sorely trying ...”
    • “In the manifestation of the Apostle of God all were eagerly ...”
    • “At the time of the manifestation of Him Whom God ...”
    • “Ye perform your works for God from the beginning of ...”
    • “God hath, at all times and under all conditions, been ...”
    • “How veiled are ye, O My creatures, ... who, without ...”
    • “How vast the number of people who are well versed in ...”
    • “No created thing shall ever attain its paradise unless it ...”
    • “Twelve hundred and seventy years have elapsed since ...”
    • “Better is it for a person to write down but one of His ...”
    • “O People of the Bayán! Be on your guard; for on the ...”
    • “Since all men have issued forth from the shadow of the ...”
    • “O People of the Bayán! If ye believe in Him Whom God ...”
    • “The reason why privacy hath been enjoined in moments ...”
    • “It is seemly that the servant should, after each prayer, ...”
    • “As this physical frame is the throne of the inner temple, ...”
    • “At the time of the appearance of Him Whom God shall ...”
    • “Everyone is eagerly awaiting His appearance, yet since ...”
    • “The acts of Him Whom God shall make manifest are like ...”
    • “Know thou that in the Bayán purification is regarded as ...”
    • “If at the time of the appearance of Him Whom God will ...”
    • “It is not permissible to ask questions from Him Whom ...”
    • “The Bayán shall constitute God’s unerring balance till the ...”
    • “The One true God may be compared unto the sun and ...”
    • “I swear by the most holy Essence of God—exalted and ...”
    • “In this Revelation the Lord of the universe hath deigned ...”
    • “Thou beholdest how vast is the number of people who ...”
    • “The substance of this chapter is this, that what is intended ...”
    • “The evidence set forth by God can never be compared ...”
    • “Praise be to God that He hath enabled us to become ...”
    • “In the Name of God, the Most Exalted, the Most Holy. ...”
    • “The revelation of the Divine Reality hath everlastingly ...”
  • 4: Excerpts From Dalá’il-i-sab‘ih (The Seven Proofs)
    • “Thou hast asked concerning the fundamentals ...”
    • “Gracious God! Within the domains of Islám there are ...”
    • “Ponder likewise the Dispensation of the Apostle of God ...”
    • “Consider the manifold favours vouchsafed by the ...”
    • “Let Me set forth some rational arguments for thee. If ...”
    • “The recognition of Him Who is the Bearer of divine ...”
    • “The evidences which the people demanded from the ...”
    • “Rid thou thyself of all attachments to aught except God, ...”
    • “It is recorded in a tradition that of the entire concourse of ...”
    • “Thy letter hath been perused. Were the truth of this ...”
  • 5: Excerpts From The Kitáb-i-asmá (The Book of Names)
    • “God is sanctified from His servants and no direct relationship ...”
    • “Should a person lay claim to a cause and produce his ...”
    • “O Ye who are invested with the Bayán! Be ye watchful ...”
    • “Consider how at the time of the appearance of every ...”
    • “Take heed to carefully consider the words of every soul, ...”
    • “On the Day of Resurrection when He Whom God will ...”
    • “O Ye unto whom the Bayán is given! Be ye vigilant lest ...”
    • “Verily God hath caused the people of the Bayán to be ...”
    • “Since thou hast faithfully obeyed the true religion of God ...”
    • “As to those who have debarred themselves from the ...”
    • “O Ye who are invested with the Bayán! Ye shall be put ...”
    • “Say, He Whom God shall make manifest will surely ...”
    • “Ponder upon the people unto whom the Gospel was ...”
    • “Say, ye will be unable to recognize the One True God or ...”
    • “Verily, on the First Day We flung open the gates of ...”
    • “Say, by reason of your remembering Him Whom God ...”
    • “The divine Revelation associated with the advent of Him ...”
    • “Say, verily God hath caused all created things to enter ...”
    • “Say, God shall of a truth cause your hearts to be given to ...”
    • “How great the number of people who deck themselves ...”
  • 6: Excerpts From Various Writings
    • “Say, God is the Lord and all are worshippers unto ...”
    • “God testifieth that there is none other God but Him. His ...”
    • “From the beginning that hath no beginning all men have ...”
    • “Consecrate Thou, O my God, the whole of this Tree ...”
    • “He—glorified be His mention—resembleth the sun. ...”
    • “The glory of Him Whom God shall make manifest is ...”
    • “All men have proceeded from God and unto Him shall ...”
    • “Verily I am God, no God is there but Me, and aught ...”
    • “Say: Praise be to God Who graciously enableth whomsoever ...”
    • “Glorified is He to Whom pertaineth the dominion of ...”
    • “O Thou who art the chosen one among women! ...”
    • “God testifieth that there is none other God but Him, the ...”
    • “When the Day-Star of Bahá will shine resplendent above ...”
    • “Glory be unto Him Who is the Lord of all that are in ...”
    • “It behooveth you to await the Day of the appearance of ...”
  • 7: Prayers And Meditations
    • “Hallowed be the Lord in Whose hand is the ...”
    • “Send down Thy blessings, O my God, upon the Tree of ...”
    • “Immeasurably glorified and exalted art Thou. How ...”
    • “Verily I am Thy servant, O my God, and Thy poor ...”
    • “Magnified be Thy Name, O God. Thine in truth are the ...”
    • “Lauded be Thy Name, O God. Thou art in truth our ...”
    • “Glory be unto Thee, O God. How can I make mention ...”
    • “Praise be unto Thee, O Lord. Forgive us our sins, have ...”
    • “O God our Lord! Protect us through Thy grace from ...”
    • “Glory be unto Thee, O Lord my God! Nothing whatsoever ...”
    • “O Lord! Render victorious Thy forbearing servants in ...”
    • “Glorified be Thy Name, O Lord! In whom shall I ...”
    • “Thou art aware, O My God, that since the day Thou ...”
    • “I am aware, O Lord, that my trespasses have covered my ...”
    • “I Beg Thee to forgive me, O my Lord, for every mention ...”
    • “How can I praise Thee, O Lord, for the evidences of Thy ...”
    • “Glory be to Thee, O God! Thou art the God Who hath ...”
    • “I Implore Thee by the splendour of the light of Thy ...”
    • “Do Thou ordain for me, O Lord, every good thing Thou ...”
    • “How numerous the souls raised to life who were exposed ...”
    • “Glory be unto Thee, O Lord! Although Thou mayest ...”
    • “O Lord! Enable all the peoples of the earth to gain ...”
    • “Vouchsafe unto me, O my God, the full measure of ...”
    • “Glory be unto Thee, O Lord, Thou Who hast brought ...”
    • “O Lord! Unto Thee I repair for refuge and toward all ...”
    • “O Lord! Thou art the Remover of every anguish and the ...”
    • “Throughout eternity Thou hast been, O my Lord, ...”
    • “The glory of glories and the most resplendent light rest ...”
    • “All praise be unto God Who was Ever-Existent ere ...”
    • “Lauded and glorified art Thou, O Lord my God! Thou ...”
    • “Glory be unto Thee, O Lord my God! I beg Thee to ...”
    • “Immeasurably exalted art Thou, O my God, above the ...”
    • “All majesty and glory, O my God, and all dominion and ...”
    • “O My God! There is no one but Thee to allay the anguish ...”
    • “O My God! I have failed to know Thee as is worthy of ...”
    • “Lauded and glorified art Thou, O Lord! Both the world ...”
    • “O My God, my Lord and my Master! I have detached ...”
    • “I Adjure Thee by Thy might, O my God! Let no harm ...”
    • “I Beg Thy forgiveness, O my God, and implore pardon ...”
    • “Lauded be Thy Name, O Lord our God! Thou art in ...”
    • “Through Thy revelation, O my God, Thou hast enabled ...”
    • “Say: O my God! O Thou Who art the Maker of the ...”
    • “Glorified art Thou, O Lord my God! Thou art in truth ...”
    • “Praised and glorified art Thou, O God! Grant that the ...”
    • “Thou knowest full well, O my God, that tribulations ...”
    • “Praise be to Thee, O Lord, my Best Beloved! Make me ...”
    • “O My God, O my Lord, O my Master! I beg Thee to ...”
    • “Thou seest, O my Lord, my dwelling-place in the heart ...”
    • “Is there any Remover of difficulties save God? Say: Praised ...”
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