INDEX

Part I of this index consists of the titles of Tablets and Writings of Bahá'u'lláh described or mentioned by the author, including a few which were revealed after 1877. Part II contains all other entries. Titles of Tablets and books are italicized. Footnotes are indicated by the abbreviation n. after the page number; if the name or subject occurs both in the text and in a note, this is indicated by 'p. - and n.'. Principal themes are shown by bold figures.

I. TABLETS AND WRITINGS OF BAHÁ'U'LLÁH

Bishárát (Glad-Tidings), quoted, 353

Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, 390

Hidden Words, quoted, 10, 35, 325, 356-7, 370, 376, 378

Ishráqát (Splendours), 270n.; quoted, 219, 319

Kalimát-i-Firdawsíyyih (Words of Paradise), quoted, 352-3

Kitáb-i-'Ahdí (The Book of My Covenant), 81, 371

Kitáb-i-Aqdas (Most Holy Book),

108, 147, 240, 275ff., 400;
Charter of world civilization, 294, 393;
circumstances of revelation, 279, 393;
laws of, 276ff., 281, 292-4, 295-8;
their implementation, 282, 286;
Mother Book, 147, 164, 275;
relation to World Order, 281, 294;
Synopsis and Codification of, 284;
translation of, 283-4;
Writings of the Báb quoted, 305-7, Statements by Bahá'u'lláh: enjoins amity with followers of all religions, 369;
on chastity, 364;
on cleanliness, 363;
forbids confession of sins, 353;
forbids contention and violence, 369;
on His Covenant and succession, 371-3;
on education of children, 91, 326-7, 344;
on healing and medicine, 357;
on Houses of Justice, 316;
on Huqúq'u'lláh, 372;
denounces hypocrisy in religion, 355;
on inheritance, 330;
forbids interpretation by followers, 374;
addresses kings and rulers: 147-8, 156;
Francis Joseph, 150;
William I, 148-9;
Presidents of American Republics, 155-6;
on language, international auxiliary, 157;
on liberty, 298-9;
on saintly life and character, 356-7;
on next Manifestation of God, 398;
on marriage, 365-6;
forbids mendicancy, 352;
forbids monasticism, 352-3;
on Most Great Infallibility, 300;
on music, 368;
on Nineteen Day Feast, 352;
on obligatory prayer, 348;
on pride, 369-70;
prophecies, 398, future Bahá'í sovereigns, 159;
World Wars, 149-50;
on reciting verses of God, 323-4;
in Mashriqu'l-Adhkár, 343-4;
addresses religious leaders, 163-5, 240;
on responsibility of parents towards children, 326-7, 366;

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forbids slave trading, 124, 369-70;
on His own station, 305;
on teaching His Faith, 331, 383;
denounces Turkish regime, 123, 151-2;
on virtues, 356-7;
'We are with You at all times', 383;
on work as worship, 351;
on world order, 308;
addresses Mírzá Yahyá, 373-4
Kitáb-i-Íqán (Book of Certitude), 39, 93, 98, 117, 245, 275, 302-3, 334, quoted 95

Lawh-i-Ahbáb (Tablet of the Friends), 258-9

Lawh-i-Aqdas (The Most Holy Tablet or Tablet to the Christians), 11 and n.

Lawh-i-Dunyá (Tablet of the World), 85n.; quoted, 85-6, 220, 380

Lawh-i-Fu'ád, 87-8, 91-2, 99 and n., 100n., 151; quoted, 87

Lawh-i-Haft Pursish (Tablet of Seven Questions), 272; quoted, 272

Lawh-i-Hikmat (Tablet of Wisdom), quoted, 389

Lawh-i-Hirtík (Tablet of Hirtík), 29-30

Lawh-i-Húríyyih, 223

Lawh-i-Mánikchí Sáhib, 270-71; quoted, 271

Lawh-i-Maqsúd, quoted, 294

Lawh-i-Pisar 'Amm (Tablet to the Cousin), 216-18

Lawh-i-Qad Ihtaraqa'l-Mukhlisún or Lawh-i-Ihtiráq (known as The Fire Tablet), 226-30, 231; quoted, 228, 229

Lawh-i-Ra'ís (Tablet of Ra'ís), 33-4, 34n., 36, 87, 99n., 100n., 103

Lawh-i-Ru'yá (Tablet of Vision), 223-4

Lawh-i-Salmán I (Tablet of Salmán), quoted, 89-90

Lawh-i-Salmán II, 25-6; quoted, 157

Lawh-i-Siráj, 89

Lawh-i-Sultán (Tablet to Násiri'd-Dín Sháh) 21, 38, 109, 133, 182-91, 199-200, 209-10; quoted, 232

Lawh-i-Tibb (Tablet of Medicine), 358-60

Qasídiy-i-Varqá'íyyih, 206

Questions and Answers, 278-9, 284

'Salt of My Tablets', 199ff.

Súriy-i-Haykal or Súratu'l-Haykal (Súrih of the Temple), 132-7, 140-46, 147; quoted passim.

Súriy-i-Mulúk (Súrih of the Kings) 109, 146, 238, 242, 251; quoted, 156

Súriy-i-Ra'ís, 34 and n., 87, 100n., 109, 123; quoted, 151

Tablet to Hájí 'Abdu'l-Majíd (Abá Badí'), 179-80, 202-3

Tablet for 'Abdu'r-Rahím of Bushrú'íyyih, 60-61

Tablet of Ahmad, 257

Tablet to Badí', 183, 184

Tablet of Carmel, 215 and n.

Tablet to Czar Alexander II, 118-22, 133; quoted, 119, 120

Tablet to Hádíy-i-Qazvíní, quoted, 63-4

Tablet to Hájí Siyyid Javád-i-Karbilá'í, quoted, 279-80

Tablet in honour of Nabíl-i-A'zam, in Alexandria, 7

Tablet to Nabíl-i-A'zam, 26-7

Tablet to Napoleon III (I), 109, 110

Tablet to Napoleon III (II), 81, 110-15, 133; quoted, 111-13, 115

Tablet to Pope Pius IX, 116-18, 133; quoted 116-17

Tablet to Queen Victoria, 123-8, 133; quoted, 123-4, 125, 127, 128

Tablet to Rada'r-Rúh, 7-8

Tablet of Ridván, 53-6

Tablet of Sayyáh, quoted, 13

Tablet to Sultán 'Abdu'l-'Azíz, 146

Tajallíyát, 120n.

468

II. GENERAL INDEX

'Abbás Effendi, see 'Abdu'l-Bahá

'Abbúd, Christian merchant of 'Akká, 24, 238, 413

'Abbúd, House of, 24, 52, 69, 221, 238, 400, 401, 410, 413

'Abdu'l-Ahad, 54, 179; see Hádíy-i-Shírází, Mírzá

'Abdu'l-'Azíz, Sultán of Turkey, 14, 37-8, 69, 87 and n., 91, 99 and n., 100 and n., 101-2, 123, 151-4, 191, 418-19: edict condemning Bahá'u'lláh to life imprisonment, 18, 19, 52, 252, 410, 413, 414, 417

'Abdu'l-Bahá ('Abbás Effendi), 7, 12, 30, 48, 50, 52-3, 86, 106-7, 138, 159-60, 162, 171, 187, 204, 214, 241, 268, 307, 333, 402, 405-9, 435;

in the barracks, 17-20;
in the city of 'Akká, 66;
in Khán-i-'Avámíd, 222;
imprisoned, 237;
His marriage, 400-401;
His ministry, 84, 90, 172, 265;
His mother, 445-7;
and the Purest Branch, 204-5, 206, 207, 209;
and Shrine of the Báb, 430-32;
travels in the West, 82-4, 138;
His qualities: admired by officials, 18, 19, 24, 52-3, 71-2, 107, 251, 252, 410, 411-12, 414n.;
His attitude to gifts, 83-4;
austerity of His life, 81-4;
His care for others, 20, 70, 222, 252;
His effect on people, 66, 70, 71-2, 159-60, 253;
His powers of healing, 361-3;
His humility, 337;
His knowledge, 70;
His leadership and guidance, 52-3, 410-11;
His love, 336;
His magnanimity, 82;
His power and majesty, 337, 340;
His methods of teaching, 336-42;
His station and titles: relationship to Bahá'u'lláh, 207-8, 225, 249-50, 252;
Centre of the Covenant, 48, 82, 153, 371, 377, 406;
Exemplar, 336, 363, 405;
Father of the Poor, 252;
Interpreter of Bahá'u'lláh's Writings, 283, 374, 406;
Master, 20, 106, 209, 252, 268, 362, 411n., 437, 446;
Most Great Branch, 122, 207, 336, 371;
statement about Him by Bahá'u'lláh, 142-3;
His station, 106, 405-9;
His Tablets and Writings: 107, 139, 140, 280, 284, 332, 350-51, 445;
Tablet of Purity, 437-9;
Will and Testament, 372n., 446;
Statements by: on 'Abu'l-Fadl, Mírzá, 106;
on Bahá'u'lláh, 399, 415, 416-17, 418, 419;
on relation of Báb to Bahá'u'lláh, 306;
on burial of Báb on Mount Carmel, 432;
on consultation, 51, 318;
on courage, 35;
edict of Sultán meaningless, 18-19;
on education and upbringing of children, 327, 328-9, 331;
on holy souls to arise, 381;
on House of Justice, 50, 319;
on Ismu'lláhu'l-Asdaq, 259-60;
on laws of Báb and Bahá'u'lláh, 278, 281;
on marriage, 366-7;
on Mashriqu'l-Adhkár, 345;
on medicine, 358, 361-3;
on Muhammad Khán-i-Balúch, 387-8;
on music, 368-9;
on Navváb, 445 and n.;
on obligatory prayer, 350;
on pilgrimage, 64;
promises divine assistance, 383;
on regeneration of world, 312;
on sacrifice, 211, 405;
on Sháh-Muhammad, Hájí, 76;
on
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smoking 437-9;
on spiritual capacity, 64;
on His own station, 405;
on surrendering one's will to the will of God, 405;
on Táqí Khán, Mírzá, 245-6;
on teaching the Faith, 332, 381
'Abdu'l-Ghaffár-i-Isfahání, 12n., 36n.

'Abdu'l-Hamíd, Sultán of Turkey, 153, 154, 418; see also 'Abdu'l-'Azíz

'Abdu'l-Karím-i-Máhút Furúsh 92-4, 96-104, passim

'Abdu'l-Karím-i-Qazvíní, Mírzá, 424, 425

'Abdu'l-Majíd-i-Níshápúrí, Hájí (Abá Badí'), 176-7, 202-3

'Abdu'lláh-i-Sahíh Furúsh, Hájí Mírzá, 390

'Abdu'lláh Tu'zih, of 'Akká, 13

'Abdu'r-Rahím, of Bushrú'íyyih, 59-63

'Abdu'r-Rahím, Mírzá (of Burújird), 64

'Abdu'r-Rahmán-i-Baraqúqí, 436

'Abdu'r-Rasúl-i-Qumí, Áqá, 178

Abraham, 15, 211

Abu'l-Fadl, Mírzá, of Gulpáygán, 16, 21-2, 88, 91-107, 246, 270, 293, 304, 374-6, Appendix II; see also Fará'id

Abu'l-Hasan-i-Ardikání, Hájí (Amín-i-Ilahí, or Hájí Amín), 57, 73, 74-5, 76-86, 91, 178; soup of Hájí Amín, 84

Abu'l-Hasan-i-Shírází, Hájí, 202

Abu'l-Qásim-i-Sultán Ábádí, 20

Act of arising, 382

Administrative Order, 49-51, 138, 241, 316-21

Adrianople, 1, 5, 16, 21, 27, 50, 64, 109, 110, 123, 151, 174, 176, 177, 205, 225n., 243, 250-51, 279, 415

Advent of Divine Justice, The, 331

Afnán, Hájí Mírzáy-i-, 101

Aghsán (Branches), 372-3

Agnostic, 36, 326n.

Ahmad-i-Afnán, Áqá Siyyid, 172

Ahmad-i-Azghandí, Mírzá, 27-8

Ahmad-i-Jarráh, of 'Akká, 68-9

Ahmad-i-Níshápúrí, Shaykh (Shaykh-i-Fání), 177

Ahmad-i-Yazdí, 257

'Akká,

1, 9, 12, 14-16, 21, 24-5, 58, 63, 64, 153, 159-60, 171, 203, 211, 248-9, 251, 252, 257-8, 301-2, 384-6, 403n., 414-15, 418, 419, 443;
its authorities and leaders, 11, 14, 17-19, 20, 52-3, 65-6, 69, 70-72, 235, 237-9, 242, 411-12 n., 416-18;
Bahá'u'lláh refers to, 16;
believers in, 54-5, 65-72, 401-4, 407;
climate, 21-2;
difficulty for Bahá'u'lláh entering, 54-7, 58, 60-61, 179, 225;
houses lived in by Bahá'u'lláh, 221;
inhabitants of, 12-13, 19, 21, 22-3, 69-72, 225, 235, 236-7, 238, 252, 400;
land gate, 57, 225;
Kitáb-i-Aqdas revealed in, 274, 393;
Mosque of, 18, 66, 179;
prison of, 16-17, 19-20, 21, 32, 52-3, 60, 108, 205-6, 208, 210, 221;
prophecies and traditions concerning, 13, 14-16, 28, 65-6, 67, 68;
Public Bath, 19, 74-5;
Tablets revealed in, 25, 29, 32, 34, 45, 87, 100n., 110, 114, 116, 118, 123, 133, 147, 174, 179, 199, 216, 223, 226, 230, 258, 270, 272, 279, 358, 379, 420-21;
see also Governors;
Most Great Prison
Al-Azhar, University of, 435

Alexander II, Czar of Russia, 111, 113, 118-23

Alexandria, Egypt, 5-11, 56

'Alí' Hájí, 183

'Alí, Mullá (Mu'allim), 90

'Álí Páshá, Grand Vizir of Turkey, 34, 36, 91, 99n., 100n., 109, 419

'Alí-Akbar-i-Ardistání, Mullá, 256

'Alí-Akbar-i-Banná, Ustád, 120

'Alí-Akbar-i-Dahají, Hájí Siyyid, 226-7

'Alí-Akbar-i-Sháhmírzádí, Mullá (Hájí Ákhúnd), 85-6, 200, 425-7

'Alíy-i-Kání, Hájí Mullá, 191

'Alí-Khán, 196-8

Ali-Kuli Khán, 105-6

'Alíy-i-Mírí, Shaykh Muftí of 'Akká, 70-71, 410-412, 413, 417

'Alíy-i-Misrí, Hájí, 52

Alláh-yár, Hájí, 423-4

470

Amanuensis, 45 and n., 205 and n., 206; see also Áqá Ján, Mírzá

America, 155

Amín-i-Jarráh of 'Akká, 69

Amos, 15

Ámul, 68

Animal nature in man 35, 281

'Apostle', title of Muhammad, 15

Apostle(s) of Bahá'u'lláh, 76, 88, 104, 181

Áqáy-i-Afnán, Mírzá (Núr'u'd-Din), 85n., 202 and n.

Áqá Ján (Kai Kuláh), 56, 178, 224-5, 235

Áqá Ján, Mírzá (Khádimu'lláh), amanuensis of Bahá'u'lláh, 7, 37, 57, 122, 179, 205n., 236, 251, 279, 304n., 386, 404

Áqáy-i-Kalím, see Músá, Mírzá

Aqueduct, 24-5

Arabia, Arab(s), 74, 131-2, 179, 237

'Arabian Prophet', a title of Muhammad, 161

Arabic, 8, 10, 18, 30 and n., 47n., 89, 110, 116, 118, 123, 171, 223, 226, 258, 262, 270 and n., 275, 349

Arguments, 336-7

Armenian, 121

Asadu'lláh-i-Isfahání, Mírzá, 427-30

Ascetic, asceticism, 281, 347; see also Detachment

Ásíyih Khánum (Navváb), wife of Bahá'u'lláh, 204, 210, 442-8; her resting-place, 211

Atheist, 36, 326

Atonement, 211

Azal, see Yahyá, Mírzá

Azalís, 98; in 'Akká, 56-7; murder of, 69, 224-5, 234-5, 236-7, 400, 407

'Azím-i-Tafrishí, Áqá, 23-4

'Azízu'lláh-i-Jadhdháb, Mírzá, 168-73, 179

Báb, The (Siyyid 'Alí-Muhammad),

9, 10, 42, 58, 75, 88, 115, 141, 142, 152, 188n., 196-8, 223, 240, 254, 257, 262, 350, 386n., Appendix I;
Covenant of, 109, 140-41, 227, 373;
Declaration of, 254;
disciples of, 88;
Dispensation of, 28, 192;
His Faith, 68, 200, 217, 257;
laws of, 227, 352;
martyrdom of, 200, 202, 211, 422;
Primal Point, 137;
Shrine of, 86, 107, 389, 430-32, 443, 446-7;
Writings of, 88, 98, 135, 254, 258, 305-7, 429;
Statements and injunctions: 3, 380
Bábá, Hájí, 59

Bábí(s), 76, 88, 109, 140, 168, 176, 186, 188, 200, 201, 254-7, 262, 267, 269, 306, 415; see also Báb; Bayán

Badáyi'u'l-Áthár, 82-3

Backbiting, 281

Badí', see Buzurg, Áqá

Badí'u'lláh, son of Bahá'u'lláh, 230

Badrí-Ján, wife of Mírzá Yahyá, 23, 225, 235, 251

Badru'd-Dín-i-Ghazzí, Shaykh 436

Baghdád, 15, 23, 25, 28, 38, 50n., 54, 61-2, 64-5, 73, 88, 177-8, 204-5, 222, 250-51, 266, 270, 415

Bahá, 22, 148, 180, 208, 348; learned ones in, 27; people of, 81, 97-8, 112, 115, 130, 159, 356, 364, 366, 372, 439

Bahá'í(s),

128, 320, 372n., 377-9, 381, 385n.;
attitude of Persian Muslims to, 59;
calendar, 352n.;
cemetery, 273;
Bahá'u'lláh's communication with, 25, 55, 67, 68, 174-5, 390;
community, 24, 49ff., 132, 138, 139-40, 227, 273-4, 285-6, 312-13, 317, 346-7, 365;
conduct and life, 322, 365-6;
consultation, 51, 317-18;
education, 326-31;
elections, 316-17, 319;
festivals and Holy Days, 115, 223, 281;
in Heroic age, 325;
pilgrims, 17, 55, 57, 67-8;
relationship to Universal House of Justice, 50;
teachers, 27-8, 94, 96-7, 120, 161-2, 234, 331-6, 433ff.;
and tests, 47-51;
standards, 125, 364-5;
view of life, 296;
view of world problems, 125-6;
virtues, 106;
youth, 365;
in 'Akká, 54-5, 160, 401-4, 410-12;
of America, 345, 431, 432;
of Baghdád, 54, 62, 64-5, 178;
of Darakhsh of Mashhad, 63;
of New
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York, 83-4;
of Persia, 54, 59, 77, 80, 84, 176, 235, 262-5, 266, 280, 407-8;
of Qazvín, 88, 89;
of Rangoon, 430-31;
of Yazd, 194-6, 263;
see also Bahá, people of; Persecution
Bahá'í Convention, first American, 431

Bahá'í Era, 154, 167

Bahá'í Faith,

40, 42, 77, 152-4, 200, 212, 239, 263, 310-11;
history of, 192;
institutions of, 311-21;
opposition to, 32, 59, 89, 166-7, 174, 178, 199, 263;
progress of, 380;
teachings of, 158, 374-6;
a universal religion, 138, 140;
world centre of, 153, 214-15
Bahá'í Fund, 79-80, 82

Bahá'í World Commonwealth, 124 and n., 126, 347

Bahá'íyyih Khánum (the Greatest Holy Leaf), daughter of Bahá'u'lláh, 17, 207-8, 210, 443, 445, 448; her resting-place, 210, 214, 442, 446-7

Bahá'u'lláh (Mírzá Husayn-'Alí),

Biographical:
in Tihrán, 245-8;
in Baghdád, 28, 88, 108-10, 205, 250, 257, 273;
House of, in Baghdád, 178, 250;
in Adrianople, 5, 26, 251;
in Alexandria, 8;
exile to 'Akká, 1, 11-16, 27-8, 114;
condemned to life imprisonment, 4, 18-19;
in the barracks, 16-21, 52-3, 56, 66;
urges followers not to grieve for His sufferings, 26, 32;
prophesies an end to imprisonment, 33;
warns Grand Vazír, 36-7;
replies to divines of Manshád, 44-6;
interviews Muftí of 'Akká, 70-71;
attempt on His life, 66-7;
extols Badí', 179-80, 184, 198-9;
and death of Purest Branch, 204ff., Appendix III;
in house of 'Údí Khammár, 221-2, 224-6, 274;
and murder of three Azalís, 234-9, 242-3, 400;
interrogated by Governor, 238, 242-3;
in House of 'Abbúd, 400-403;
interviews Governor, 249-50;
and aqueduct, 24-5;
visits Haifa, 28, 30-31, 418;
leaves the prison-city, 416-18;
and transfer of the remains of the Báb, 424ff.;
ascension of, 153, 224, 372n., 383;
Shrine of, 22, 348n.;
His Person:
His claim, 239-40, 263;
confirmations of Bahá'u'lláh, 193-4, 377;
contrast between inward and outward circumstances, 1, 4, 13-14, 26, 248;
His effect on people, 58, 60, 67, 69, 75, 109, 160-61, 179-82, 238, 248-9, 300, 303, 304, 402;
His enemies, 14, 27, 56-7, 166, 224-5, 234-7, 243, 251;
His Family, 204, 207-8, 211, 214, 243, 400, Appendix III;
His human aspects, 2-3, 56, 349-50, 402-3, 414-17;
His knowledge, 137, 389-90;
His life, 239;
His majesty, 1, 4, 12, 52, 58, 111, 116, 133, 156, 248ff., 397-8;
His ministry, 10, 14, 80, 84, 110, 137, 143, 234, 241, 273, 400;
His love of nature, 414-16;
His Person, 133-5;
His power, 1-2, 13, 60, 134, 141, 193, 195, 333, 377-9;
His presence with martyrs, 193-6;
prophecies concerning, 15-16, 21, 65;
His radiance, 13;
recognition of, 65, 77, 88, 103, 105, 130, 132, 148, 163-4, 272, 291-2, 377;
His relatives, 68, 153, 216-18, see also Aghsán;
relationship to his followers, 201-2;
respect of officials for, 218-19;
His sovereignty, 134, 311, 315;
His station, 132-4, 144-5, 231, 241, 264, 276, 336, 378, 397;
His submission to suffering, 1-2, 4, 52-3, 232-4, 243;
His sufferings, 141, 226-34, 420-21;
His wrath, 235-6;
Titles and Names: 264, 393;
Ancient Beauty, 206, 218, 420;
Bahá'u'lláh, 238;
Blessed Beauty, 32, 65, 122, 160, 203, 301, 303, 373, 403, 408, 411, 416-17, 418;
Blessed Perfection, 304;
Dayspring of God's Light, 150;
Him Whom God shall make manifest, 257, 306;
Lord of Hosts, 109, 393;
Most Great Ocean, 8;
Pen of the Most High, 1, 110, 133, 149, 160, 204, 215, 230, 275, 359;
Pen of the Unseen, 389;
Prisoner (of 'Akká), 152, 153, 175, 271;
Shaykh Muhammad, 65;
Supreme Manifestation of
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God, 48, 59, 87, 108, 128, 144, 227, 304, 373, 387, 404;
Tongue of Grandeur, 71, 110, 160, 229, 276;
Wronged One (of the World), 112, 220, 221, 231;
His Cause:
His Dispensation, 147, 192, 211, 317, 373;
institutions ordained by, 214-15;
laws and ordinances, 115, 124, 139, 276-86;
Message of, 263, 299;
teachings and principles, 78, 124-5, 126, 130, 131, 139, 158, 230-31, 298-9, 322, 339; also 153;
His Revelation:
104-5, 110, 147-8, 205, 219, 371, 377;
culmination of past revelations, 3-4, 119;
divine origin of, 114, 196;
fruits of, 127;
moment of, 160, 171;
objectives of, 214;
recognition of, 127, 148-9, 161, 315, 346;
relationship to Administrative Order, 50;
transforming power of, 140;
its vastness, 108, 134;
world-vivifying, 213;
Word of God as revealed by Bahá'u'lláh, 99-100, 103, 114, 130, 156, 264, 276, 325, 349, 375-6;
His Tablets and Writings: 139-40, 267, 323-6, 429 n.;
His language, 109, 111, 156, 270, 275-6, 349-50;
Fire Tablet, 226ff.;
Lawh-i-Fu'ád, 87ff.;
Lawh-i-Ra'ís, 33-4;
Lawh-i-Sultán, 174ff.;
Súriy-i-Haykal, 133-46;
Tablets to the kings and rulers, 110ff., 133, 147, 174;
their names, 110;
Kitáb-i-Aqdas, 147ff., 274ff., 399;
proclamation of His Message, 30, 109, 110ff., 138, 147, 156, 163-4, 167, 168, 174, 199-200, 239, 331-2, 364;
see also INDEX OF TABLETS AND WRITINGS OF BAHÁ'U'LLÁH;
Statements by:
on 'Akká, 1, 13, 16, 21, 81, 419;
on 'Alí, Mullá, the teacher, 91;
on Badí', 179-80, 184, 199-200, 203;
on believers in 'Akká, 20;
if the believers had carried out His commandments, 360, 379;
'the Cause will flourish through persecution', 32-3;
on Faydí Páshá, Governor of 'Akká, 413-14;
on invincibility of Cause, 33;
on character, human, 219-20, 239, 258, 259;
on chastisement, divine, 200-202;
on chastity, 364;
on children, duties of towards parents, 203;
on conduct, 230-31, 237;
on countryside, 416;
'He doeth what He pleaseth', 26;
on His exile, 21, 419-20, 420-21;
on Islám, 245;
on Jesus, 243-4, 247-8;
on justice, 295-6;
on kings and rulers, 161;
on Kitáb-i-Aqdas, 275;
on His own knowledge, 389;
on liberty, 298-9;
on law of God, 292-3, 297;
on Manifestations of God, 243-8;
on Manifestation, attaining presence of, 404;
man's attainments dependent on spiritual capacity, 63-4;
on Mashriqu'l-Adhkár, 343;
His Message destined to envelop whole world, 13, 380;
on monarchy, 157-9;
on Násiri'd-Dín Sháh, 202;
on pride, 369;
proclaims Himself as King of Kings, 111, Lord of Lords, 116;
prophesies easing of restrictions, 55, 108, to Czar, 120-23, on Turkish Empire, 36-7, 87, 100ff., holy and dedicated souls will arise, 381, also, 33, 259;
on punishment, 296-7;
on Purest Branch, 210, 213;
on those who refute arguments of enemies of Faith, 89;
on self and passion, worst human characteristics, 35;
on steadfastness, 258, 259, 267;
on strife, 230;
on His sufferings, 26, 259;
on Sultán 'Abdu'l-'Azíz, 419;
on Súriy-i-Ra'ís 109;
on teaching, 259, 331-2;
on worldly goods, 81

Bahjí, 22, 160

Bandar-i-Abbás, 384-5

Báqir, Shaykh ('Wolf'), 163

Barber, 19

Barracks of 'Akká,

16, 23, 179, 210, 216, 221, 243;
conditions in, 16-21;
death of Purest Branch in, 204-9;
pilgrims to, 16, 54-8, 60, 67-8;
referred to in Lawh-i-Ra'ís, 36;
see also 'Akká

Bastinado, 68, 189 and n.

Bath, public, see 'Akká

473

Battles, spiritual, 51

Bayán, 308; laws of, 278; people of, 140n., 306-7; Promised One of the, 88

Belief, 35-6

Believers, 75, 77-8, 79-80, 135, 181, 201-2, 226, 228, 229, 259, 279, 323, 325, 360, 376-81, 382-3; and tests, 47-9, 192-4; spiritual obligations of, 74, 285-6, 379

Berlin, 149

Bible, 10, 28, 42

Bismarck, 118

Black Sea, 111

'Blessed Beauty', see Bahá'u'lláh

Blood-letting, 363n.

Bombay, 385

Book of God, 133, 163, 164, 240, 315

Bread, 17-18

Buddhist(s), 43, 264

Bukhárá, 56

Bushrú'íyyih, 59, 62

Buzurg, Áqá (Badí'), 75, 176ff., 192, 198-203

Cairo, 5, 436

Caliphate, 152, 154

Capacity, spiritual, 63-5

Carmel, 16, 22, 28, 56, 57, 75, 172, 183, 211, 215, 305, 418, 430-32, 442, 446-8

Catafago, Louis, 114n.

Catholic Church, 141

Cause of God,

135-6, 164;
defence of, 89-90;
features of, 200;
opposition to, 32, 90, 176, 202;
persecution of, 32, 201;
promotion of, 80, 82, 138, 140, 157, 219, 331-2, 376;
sacrifice for, 79;
service to, 83, 395-6;
steadfastness in, 26, 360;
teaching it, 94, 331-2, 360
'Centre of the Covenant', see 'Abdu'l-Bahá

Character, 219, 230, 331, 367

Chastisement, divine, 37, 156, 200ff.

Chastity, 364-5

Chicago, 84

Children, 90, 282, 326-31, 344

Christ,

8-9, 126, 132, 243-4, 247-8, 262, 277;
crucifixion of, 2, 13-14, 211;
rejection of, in His own time, 31, 116, 154-5, 242;
miracles of, 41-3, 360;
proofs of His authenticity, 42-4;
return of, 28, 116, 264;
spiritual ascendancy of, 2
Christian,
44, 114n., 132;
Bishop of Constantinople, 244;
Catholics, 117-18;
community: of 'Akká, 22, 221, 225;
of Haifa, 28-31;
of Isfahán, 27;
of Nazareth, 58;
of Persia, 260, 265;
of the West, 265;
missionary in Yazd, 40-44;
monks, 353;
nations, 154;
divines, 116ff.;
tradition, 277;
worship, 118
Christianity, Christian Faith, 14, 15, 41, 98, 117, 132, 154, 166, 264, 277, 375, 380

Civilization, world, 315

Cleanliness, 294, 363, 437n., 438-9

Colby Ives, Howard, 337-42

Communications, 137-8, 167

Companions of Bahá'u'lláh, 11, 12, 17, 34, 36, 52-4, 205, 208-9, 401-4; sickness in barracks, 19-21; death of three, 20, 34; in Khán-i-'Avámíd, 222

Concourse on high, 89, 151, 180 and n., 364, 372, 383, 407, 441, 446

Constantine (an Alexandrian Christian), 4, 7

Constantinople, 15, 147, 151-2, 155

Consultation, 51, 317-18

Contentment, 358

Covenant, 216, 315, 361, 376-80; of Bahá'u'lláh, 371ff.; of God with man, 167, 288-90

Covenant-Breakers, 90, 234, 235, 404n., 406-8, 445

Created anew, 9, 73, 104, 109, 176, 179-82, 199

Creation, 135-6, 145-6, 158, 286, 331; principles of, 63-4; kingdom of, 179-80

Crimean War, 111, 113, 122, 123

Crimson Ark, 159

Cyprus, 12n., 374

David, 15, 16

474

Day of God, 3-4, 45, 105, 136, 144

Death, 19, 26, 79, 193-4, 209n., 212, 296-7

Deeds, 347, 351-2, 355-6, 395-6

Deepening, 322-6

'Der Herr ist Nahe', 28

Dervish, 384

Detachment, 10, 51, 77, 78-84, 95-6, 104-5, 107, 135, 148, 193-4, 212, 287, 353, 396-7

Diet, 358

Disguise, 56 and n., 74, 179, 384-5

Dispensation, of Bahá'u'lláh, see Bahá'u'lláh

Divines,

163-5;
of 'Akká, 70;
of Judaism, 172;
of Manshád, 44-6;
of Persia, 38, 59, 162, 166, 260-61;
of Shí'ah Islám, 38, 163, 191
Dreyfus-Barney, Laura, 187, 191

Druze, 72

Edict, of Sultán, condemning Bahá'u'lláh to life imprisonment, 18-19, 52-3

Education, see Children

Egypt, 4, 106, 435-7

Elected representatives, 127

Empire(s), 14, 113, 150, 154, 166; see also Ottoman

Esterábád, 121

Europe, 82, 113, 260

Ezekiel, 16

Fact, 39-40

Faith, spirit of, 8-10, 35-6, 48, 85, 104, 192-4, 287, 300-301, 322, 324, 336, 377

Fará'id, 16, 22, 434, 440

Fárán (Tún), 62, 159, 160

Faríd, Dr, 427n.

Fáris Effendi (Syrian physician), 5-11, 334

Fárs, province of, 73

Fasting, 115, 281, 286, 293, 362

Forgiveness, 353-4

Formative age, 48, 285

Fortitude, 86, 192-6, 255-6

France, French, 113-14, 172

Francis Joseph, Emperor of Austria, 150

Franco-German War, 113

Free will, 2, 3-4

Fu'ád Páshá, Foreign Minister of Turkey, 87, 419

Futúhát-i-Makkíyyih, 16

Gallipoli, 34, 37

German colony of Haifa, 28; see also Templers

Germany, 113, 118, 148-9

Ghulám-Ridá, Hájí (Amín-i-Amín), 86

Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh, 276n.

Glory of God, 33

God,

133, 135, 353;
His attributes, 63;
authority to choose rests with, 86;
His bounties, 63;
creator, 130, 179;
fear of, 356;
His forgiveness, 201, 229, 353-4;
His justice, 202;
knowledge of, 94, 326;
love of, 26, 332, 358, 366;
His mercy, 296;
His plan, 129, 137, 312, 315;
His power, 94, 141, 180;
His purpose, 167;
Revelation of, 27, 131, 134;
His retribution, 156, 200-202;
His transcendence, 199;
unknowable, 145;
His will, 377;
His wrath, 37, 229-30;
worlds of, 35, 366-7; see also Covenant
God Passes By, 241, 281

Golden Age, 125

Gospel, 155

Government, systems of, 124ff., 156, 157-8, 309, 311, 319-20

Governor(s),

of Adrianople, 251;
of 'Akká (Mutasarrif), 17-19, 235, 237-8, 249-50;
'Abdu'r-Rahmán Páshá, 410-12;
Ahmad Big Tawfíq, 24-5, 251-2, 410;
Asa'd Effendi, 413-14;
Faydí Páshá, 25, 413;
Ibráhím Páshá, 414;
Mustafá Díyá Páshá, 414;
Sálih Páshá, 251;
of Baghdád, 64;
of Khurásán, 266;
of Tihrán, Kámrán Mírzá, 85;
of Yazd, 195
Grand Vizir, see 'Álí Páshá

475

Greatest Holy Leaf, see Bahá'íyyih Khánum

Greatest Name, 431

Grief, 358

Guardianship, 215, 372 and n.

Habíb, Siyyid, inn of, 250

Habíb'u'lláh-i-Afnán, Hájí Mírzá, 202

Hádíy-i-Qazvíní, a Letter of the Living, 63

Hádíy-i-Shírází, Mírzá ('Abdu'l-Ahad), 54

Haifa, 6n., 11 and n., 28, 30, 54, 183-4, 202, 386, 389, 418, 431

Hakím, Lutfu'lláh, Dr, 268

Hakím Masíh, 265-8

Halabí Sáz, Hájí Mírzá Áqáy-i-, 194-6

Hamadán, 268

Hands of the Cause of God, 85, 86, 91, 200n., 257n., 259, 373

Happiness, 329

Hardegg, Georg David, Revd, 28-30

Hasan-Ali, Hájí Mírzá, uncle of the Báb, 257

Hasan Khán-i-Khu'í, Mírzá (Iranian Consul-General in Cairo), 5

Hasan-i-Mázindarání, Mírzá, cousin of Bahá'u'lláh, 68, 209n., 216-17

Hasan-i-Vazír, Mírzá, 426

Hasan-i-Zunúzí, Shaykh 196

Haydar-'Alí, Hájí Mírzá, 181, 352; memoirs of, 99-104, 182, 183-4, 218-19, 248-9, 335-6, 377, 397-8, 401-2, 434-5

Haydar-Alíy-i-Ardistání, Mírzá, 101

Healing, 357-63

Heart, see Man

Hebrew, Hebrews, 15

'Herald of the Covenant', 361n.

Heroic Age, 48, 325

'Him Whom God shall make manifest', 73-4 and n., 257, 278, 306

History, 29, 80, 104, 130, 152, 192, 239ff.

Holy Book(s),

of the Báb, 30;
of Christianity, 30;
of Islám, 30;
of Judaism, 15-16, 168, 263-4;
of Zoroastrianism, 263-4;
of old religions, 38, 97, 98, 103, 135, 144, 217, 293
Holy City, 154

Holy Family, 55, 80, 83-4, 204, 207-8, Appendix III

Holy Land, 1, 15, 29, 31, 56, 152, 164, 172, 214-15, 217, 223, 447-8

Holy Spirit, 144, 224, 360

Hosea, 16

House of Justice, 91, 316, 319, 320, 327, 375; see also Universal House of Justice

House of Worship, see Mashriqu'l-Adhkár

Humanity, 125ff., 128-9, 131, 138, 199, 290, 309, 327, 347

Humility, 106, 206, 207-8, 326, 349, 378, 397n.

Huqúq'u'lláh (Right of God), 73n., 74, 82, 84, 86, 281, 372

Husayn, Imám, 202n., 211, 254, 255, 264, 302

Husayn, Mullá, 59, 254-5, 257

Husayn 'Alíy-i-Isfahání, Mírzá, 428-30

Husayn-i-Áshchí, cook, 13, 18, 56, 410, see also 235-6; memoirs of, 18, 25, 69-72, 206-7, 209, 410-12

Husayn-Khán, Mírzá (Mushíru'd-Dawlih), 218-19

Husayn-i-Milání, 424

Husayn-i-Rúhí Effendi, 437

Husayn-i-Yazdí, Siyyid, amanuensis of the Báb, 196

Hypocrisy, 355-6

Ibn-i-Asdaq ('Alí-Muhammad-i-Khurásání), 257n., 266-7

Ibnu'l-'Arabi, Shaykh 16

Ibráhím-i-Káshání, Mírzá (Khalíl) 54-5, 386

Imám, 301 and n.

Imám-Zádih Ma'súm, Shrine of, 424-5

Imám-Zádih Zayd, Shrine of, 427

Index, of Bahá'í Holy Writings, 139

India, 138

Inheritance, 281, 330

Innocent III, Pope, 118

Institutions, 49, 124-5, 157-9, 162, 166,

476

319-20; of Administrative Order, 50-51, 124, 310-21, 344, 379
Instruction, 326-7

Interpretation, 121-2, 374-6

Intestacy, 330

Írán, see Persia

'Iráq, 265

Isaiah, 15, 120, 445

Isfahán, 27, 254, 304, 391-2, 434-5

'Ishqábád, 303-4

Islám, 42, 46, 103n., 152-4, 166-7, 168, 262n., 270n., 380; laws of, 209, 277-8; traditions of, 93 and n.; see also Shí'ah, Sunní, Qur'án, Muhammad, Divines

Ismá'íl, Ustád, 55-6, 58

Israel, 15

Istanbul, 25, 172, 219, 414; see also Constantinople

Italy, 118

Jáf, tribe of, 64

Ja'far-i-Tabrízí, Hájí, 36n.

Jamál-i-Burújirdí, 64, 234 and n., 280, 425-6

Javád-i-Karbilá'í, Hájí Siyyid, 279

Javán-Mard, Ustád (Shír-Mard), 272

Jealousy, 358

Jerusalem, 15, 16, 150, 154-5, 172, 275

Jew, Jewish Faith, 41, 43, 98, 155, 167-72, 242, 252, 260, 262-8, 273, 375

Jihád (Holy War), 59

Jináb-i-Kalím, see Músá, Mírzá

Judaism, 277; see also Jew

Julfá, 27

Justice, 156, 158, 184, 220, 264, 296-7, 311, 319

Kabrí, springs of, 23, 25

Karbilá, 88, 254

Karím Khán, Hájí Mírzá, 255

Káshán, 268, 269

Kasrá, 72

Kay-Khusraw-i-Khudádád, 269, 272

Kázim-i-Rashtí, Siyyid, 254

Kázim-i-Samandar, Shaykh, Apostle of Bahá'u'lláh, 88-91, 257-8, 266, 381

Kázim Khán-i-Qarachih-Dághí, 188-191

Kázim, Ustád, of Yazd, 303

Khálid-i-Jarráh, of 'Akká, 69

Khalíl Ahmad 'Abdú, of 'Akká, 12-13

Khán-i-'Avámíd (Inn of the Pillars), 159, 222-3

Khán-i-Shávirdí, 237

Khavvám, Mansúr, house of, 221

Khudábakhsh, Master, 273

Khurásán, province of, 27, 57, 58n., 62n., 121, 159, 177, 184, 252, 266

King of Glory, 15

King of Martyrs, 388

Kingdom of God on earth, 126

King of Kings, 148

Kings, 147-8, 156, 157, 161; see also Monarchy

Kirmán, 384

Knowledge, 94-7, 137, 146, 163-4, 171, 325, 327, 333, 336, 434

Krishna, 264

Kurd, 65, 75

Kurdistán, 206

Language, 3, 171, 283, 349-50; of Bahá'u'lláh, see Bahá'u'lláh; of mystery, 30, 135, 223; Pure Persian, 270 and n., 272; see also Arabic, Persia

Lateran, Treaty of, 118

Law,

of creation, 3;
Most Great, 148;
of nature, 39, 287, 288, 310;
obedience to, 285, 288-90, 292;
parallels between spiritual and physical, 286-8, 296, 310, 378;
Sharí'ah, 154;
see also Bahá'u'lláh, Kitáb-i-Aqdas
Lebanon, 16, 22

Leprosy, 244

Lesser Peace, 125ff., 314-15. See also Most Great Peace and Peace

Letters of the Living, 88, 255

Liberty, 298-300

London, 123, 168n., 172

Lord of Hosts, 15, 169, 172, 264, 267, 393, 445

Loving-kindness, 335

Louis XIV, 113

477

Máh-Kú, 196-7

Mahmúd-i-Zarqání, Mírzá, diaries of, 82-4

Mahmúd Mírzá, see Governor

Mahmúd-i-'Arrábí, Shaykh of 'Akká, 65-8, 70, 109, 216

Maid of Heaven, 143, 223-4

Malik, house of, 221

Man,

45, 77-8, 233-4, 328, 377;
animal nature in, 35, 78, 211-12, 228;
consequences of his actions, 296-7;
his destiny, 127;
effort required by, 3, 63, 78-9;
free will of, 2-3, 46, 78, 287;
heart of, 94, 131, 148;
knowledge of God not dependent on schooling, 94;
laws governing, 287;
limits to understanding of, 141, 143-5;
new race of men, 4, 127, 135, 141;
rejection of Manifestation by, 33, 394;
social aspects of, 126;
soul of, 9-10, 35, 287;
spiritual capacity and nature in, 35, 63-4, 78, 211-12, 228;
station of, 231, 353, 356;
tested by God, 47-9;
see also Covenant
Manifestation(s) of God,
134, 193;
desire for worldly goods nonexistent in, 80-81;
Dispensations of, 130, 144;
in future, 142 and n.;
hide their glory from eyes of men, 2, 4, 46, 227-8, 300;
human characteristics of, 2-3, 227-8, 348-9;
Their infallibility, 300;
Their laws, 277, 280;
not limited in dealings with things, 215;
Their mercy and compassion, 280;
and miracles, 38-40;
mission and purpose of, 35, 39, 130, 217;
Their power, 1-2, 4, 45, 360;
proofs of Their mission, 28, 38-9, 98-9;
recognition of by man, 29, 31, 94, 105, 130, 132, 137, 289, 292;
rejection by man, 31, 32, 34, 156;
relationship to God, 39, 227-8;
submission of to trials, 4, 233-4;
tested by God, 47;
beyond understanding of men, 145, 240;
universal, for this age, 132;
Their Words creative, 44, 130
Mánikchí Sáhib, 269-70

Mankind, 124, 129-30, 137, 161, 264, 273-4, 280, 309-10, 312, 315, 380, 420

Manshád, 44-6, 73

Marie, Queen of Rumania, 213

Marriage, 282, 353, 365-7

Martyrs, martyrdom,

9, 48, 59, 175-6, 178, 192-4, 203, 212-13, 241, 302;
of the Báb, 200, 202, 422ff.;
of Badí', 186-91, 198-203;
of Rada'r-Rúh, 7;
of Sulaymán Khán, 423;
of Yazd (1891), 194-6;
see also Mihdí, Mírzá
Máshá'u'lláh, Mosque of, 425-6

Mashhad, 168-9, 177

Mashriqu'l-Adhkár, 84, 214 and n., 281, 343-8, 431-2

Masjid-i-Sháh (Sháh Mosque), Tihrán, 101

Master, see 'Abdu'l-Bahá

Mazra'ih, 389, 401n., 416, 418

Mecca, 384-6

Medicine, 357ff.

Mendicancy, 281, 351, 352

Mercy, 295-7, 354

Messengers, of God, 119, 304-5; see also Manifestation(s) of God

Messiah, 28, 31

Mihdí, Mírzá (The Purest Branch), son of Bahá'u'lláh, 7, 204-16, 221; his resting-place, 214-15, Appendix III

Mihdíy-i-Dahají, Siyyid, 209, 226, 227, 234 and n.

Mihdy-i-Gulpáygání, Siyyid, 304

Mír Muhammad Big, Áqá, 159

Miracle(s), 38-44, 98-9, 360, 418

Mishkín-Qalam, 223, 431

Míyánduáb, 75

Modesty, 84

Monarchy, 118, 156, 157-9

Monasticism, monks, 281, 353

Moscow, 113

Moses, 9, 15, 61, 266, 305, 338

'Most Great Idol', 109

Most Great Name, 116, 368; community of, 108, 109, 312, 400

Most Great Peace, 125, 126, 264, 315

Most Great Prison, 1, 11ff., 17ff., 32, 36, 55, 74, 108, 110, 216, 386

Mosul, 25-6, 54-5, 178

478

Motive, 129, 143

Muftí of 'Akká, 70-72, 238, 242

Muhammad, Prophet of Islám, 9, 14, 16, 41-2, 44, 46, 142, 151, 152, 197, 243, 261n., 262, 265, 277, 302, 338

Muhammad, Mírzá (Na'ím), 389-93

Muhammad, Sháh Qájár king of Persia, 247, 265, 422

Muhammad, Shaykh (Nabíl), 88

Muhammad-'Alí, Mírzá, Arch-Breaker of the Covenant, 90, 122

Muhammad-'Alí, Mullá (Nabíl-i-Qá'iní), 57-8, 209

Muhammad-'Alíy-i-Nahrí, Mírzá, 254

Muhammad-'Alíy-i-Zunúzí, Mírzá, 422

Muhammad-Báqir, Ustád, 20

Muhammad-i-Fúrúghi, 27

Muhammad-Hádiy-i-Sahháf, Mírzá, 402-3

Muhammad-Hasan, Áqá, caretaker, 362

Muhammad-Ibráhím, Áqá, of Káshán, see Ibráhím-i-Káshání, Áqá

Muhammad-i-Isfahání, Siyyid, Anti-Christ of the Bahá'í Revelation, 24, 56, 178, 224-5, 234-7, 374

Muhammad-Ismá'íl, Ustád, 20

Muhammad-Ismá'íl-i-Dhabíh, Hájí, 99, 100n.

Muhammad Ja'far-i-Tabrízí (Mansúr), 54

Muhammad Karím-i-'Attár, 428, 430

Muhammad-Khán-i-Balúch, Hájí, 384-9

Muhammad-i-Qá'iní, Mullá (Nabíl-i-Akbar), 97, 389

Muhammad-Rahím, Áqá, of Isfahán, 120-23

Muhammad-Ridá, of Baghdád, 65

Muhammad-Ridá, Hájí, of Káshán, 269

Muhammad-Ridáy-i-Muhammad-Ábádí, Mullá, 192, 194

Muhammad-Ridáy-i-Tabíb, Áqá Mírzá, 358-9

Muhammad-Táhir-i-Málmírí, Hájí, 334; memoirs of, 40-44, 194-6, 301-2, 359, 384-6

Muhammad-Valí Khán, 187-91

Mu'ínu's-Saltanih, Hájí, 269

Muníb (Mírzá Áqá of Káshán), 425

Munírih Khánum, wife of 'Abdu'l-Bahá, 400

Músá, Mírzá (Áqáy-i-Kalím, Jináb-i-Kalím), faithful brother and Apostle of Bahá'u'lláh, 23, 181, 225n., 361, 424-5

Music, 348, 367-9

Muslim(s),

43, 59, 76, 154, 168-9, 260-65, 273;
clergy, 260-62, 266, 273, 367, see also Divines;
pilgrimage, 385-6;
and prayer, 355n.;
rites of burial, 20, 209n.;
Shrines, 424, 427-8
Muslim Cemetery in 'Akká, 20

Mustawfíyu'l-Mamálik, 191, 388

Nabí Sálih, cemetery of, 209

Nabíl-i-A'zam (Mullá Muhammad-i-Zarandí), 5-10, 56-7, 60, 74, 176-7, 209; his narrative, 240, 254-5, 419

Nabíl-i-Qá'iní, see Muhammad-'Alí, Mullá

Na'ím, see Muhammad, Mírzá

Napoleon III, Emperor of France, 81, 109, 110-15, 149, 201

Násiri'd-Dín Sháh (reigned 1848-96), 21, 26, 38, 85, 109, 174-6, 182, 184-6, 187-91, 199, 200, 201-2, 245, 269, 425

Nasru'lláh-i-Tafrishí, Mírzá, 23

Nations, 126, 128, 148, 153, 168

Nature, 39, 286-8, 310, 324, 378

Naw-Rúz, 431, 432

Nazar-'Alíy-i-Hakím-i-Qazvíní, 247-8

Nazareth, 58, 209

New Testament, 30, 41

Nice, France, 86

Nineteen Day Feast, 281, 352

Níshápúr, 176-7

Numerical values of Arabic letters, 30 and n.

Obedience, 282, 289-93, 377, 437-8

Obligatory prayer, 281, 293, 348-51

Occupations, 282, 351-2

Old Testament, 133, 169, 172, 277

479

Oliphant, Laurence, 242-3

Opium, 282, 439

Opposition, see Bahá'í Faith

Order; Administrative, 49-50, 138, 316-21; disintegration of old, 109, 312, 313-14; new world, of Bahá'u'lláh, 108, 138, 308-16, 336, 344

Ottoman, Empire, 14, 30, 122, 123, 152, 239; Government, 22, 37, 410; peoples, 37, 123

Palestine, 154

Parents, 203, 326, 328-9, 354, 366

Paris, 113, 168n., 172, 187, 191

Parliament, 124-5

Peace, 125, 131, 155; see also Most Great Peace, Lesser Peace

Pen of the Most High, see Bahá'u'lláh

Persecution, 32, 48, 85-6, 88, 120, 153, 174, 192-3, 194-6, 255-6, 260-63, 266-7, 268-9, 273, 391-2, 429, 435

Persia, Persians, 12, 14, 40, 54, 55, 61, 66, 75, 77, 80, 162, 174, 185, 199-200, 210, 212-13, 219; language, 40, as used by Bahá'u'lláh, 349; Pure Persian, 270n.

Pharisees, 116

Pilgrimage, pilgrims, 55, 57, 64, 74, 91, 159ff., 177-8, 208, 253, 257, 301, 303-5, 384-6, 395, 401-2; pilgrim house, 160, 223, 362

Pius IX, Pope, 116-18

Political systems, 124, 126, 129, 157-8, 314-15, 319-20, see also Institutions, Government

Prayer(s),

98, 105, 145, 323n., 334, 344-6, 354, 379, 390-91, 435, 446, 447;
as offered by the Báb, 197-8;
congregational, 281, 350-51;
of the Czar, 121-2;
for healing, 21, 357, 360;
and Purest Branch, 205-6, 213;
see also Obligatory prayer
Pride, 148, 149, 151, 280n., 369

Priesthood, abolition of, 281

Promised One,

100, 264;
of all ages, 169, 173, 263, 304;
of the Bayán, 88;
of Islám, 27, 65, 254, 258;
of the Old Testament, 172, 267;
of the Zoroastrians, 273
Prophecies, 305; of Old Testament, 15-16, 172

Prophets,

305 and n.;
false, 291;
of God, 15, 43, 47, 169;
of Israel, 15-16;
see also Manifestation of God
Punishment, 294-7, 319

Purest Branch, see Mihdí, Mírzá

Purity, 363-5, 439

Qá'im, 16, 254, 301n.

Qá'in, 58 and n.

Qájár kings, 162, 247

Qazvín, 88, 90, 216; Prison of, 85

Qiblih, 170 and n., 281, 348 and n., 408

Quddús, 255 and n.

Qur'án, 46, 97, 102, 186 and n., 245-6, 355, 392; quoted, 47, 81, 131-2, 170-71, 390

Rábi'ih, house of, 221

Rada'r-Rúh (Mullá Muhammad-Ridá), of Manshád, 7-8 and n.

Recite the verses of God, 323

Religion, 40, 104, 138, 140, 168, 322, 334, 355, 369, 374-5, 386n.; and law, 277-8

Religious leaders, 2, 38, 65, 98, 156, 162-6, 291, 355, 395; see also Divines, Religious minorities, 260ff.

Religious traditions, 49

Renan, 166-7

Renunciation, 338ff.

Republican, 157

Revelation,

13, 134, 148-9, 167, 374, 380;
Kingdom of, 180-81, 349;
progressive, 346;
and scholarship, 239-40
Revelation of Bahá'u'lláh, see Bahá'u'lláh

'Revelation Writing', 7

Reward, 294, 297, 319

Rhine, 149

Ridá-Qulí, Mírzá, half-brother of Bahá'u'lláh, 218-19

Ridá-Qulí-i-Tafrishí, Mírzá, 23, 224-5, 235-6

480

Ridáy-i-Qannád, Áqá, 20

Ridáy-i-Sa'ádatí, Áqá, 302-4

Ridván, 53 and n., 108

Rome, 117-18, 154

Rothschild, 168 and n., 172

Russia, Russian, 118, 120-23

Sabzivár, 121

Sacrifice, 79, 175, 208, 211-13, 216

Sádiq-i-Khurásání, (Ismulláh'u'l-Asdaq), 62-3, 252ff., 266-7

Sadratu'l-Muntahá, 163

Sálih Effendi of 'Akká, 70

Salmán, Shaykh 25-6, 174-5 and n.

Scholar, scholarship, 92, 94-6, 239-40

School, of God, 306-7; for children, 327, 328, 330

Science, 128, 137ff.

Sedan, Battle of, 113

Self, 95-6, 247, 354; worst human characteristic, 35

Self-surrender, 104, 249, 404-8

Service, to Cause, 326, 379-81; to mankind, 327, 351; social, 345-7

Sháh-Bahrám, 264, 273

Sháh Khalíl'u'lláh-i-Fárání, Hájí, 159-62

Sháh-Muhammad-i-Manshádí, Hájí (Amínu'l-Bayán), 57, 73-6, 77, 178, 182-3, 427

Shaykhí, 253, 254

Shí'ah, 14, 38, 97-8, 260, 264, 301n., 302n., 355n.; traditions, 93 and n. Shipping records, 5-6 n., 11n.

Shíráz, 42, 50, 255

Shoghi Effendi, Guardian of the Bahá'í Faith,

appoints Hands of the Cause of God, 86, 91;
appoints Trustee of Huqúq'u'lláh, 86;
austerity of his life, 81-2;
Centre of Cause, 81, 373, and Covenant, 377;
interpreter of the Word of God, 50, 139, 241, 283, 374;
ministry of, 84, 162, 285;
translations by, 276, 284;
and transfer to Mount Carmel of remains of Purest Branch and Navváb, 201-11, Appendix III;
his writings, 138n., 139, 140, 241, 440;

Statements:

on Administrative Order, 50, 126;
on Bahá'u'lláh, 152-5, 236-8, 264, 393, 419-20;
on Kitáb-i-Aqdas, 274, 281-2, 286, 294, 400, 420;
on martyrs, 213, 241;
on the Purest Branch, 211, 214-15;
on Shaykh Kázim-i-Samandar, 88;
on teaching, 332-3, 383;
Quoted:
14-16, 50, 110, 113-14, 117-18, 126, 128-30, 145, 152-5, 158, 166-7, 211, 214-15, 236-8, 264, 281-2, 286, 294, 308-9, 311-12, 330, 332, 345-8, 357, 364-5, 383, 393, 419-20, 431-2;
see also Guardianship
'Show of Sultán Salím', 99 and n., 103

Sight-seeing, 64

Sinai, 119, 305

Sins, confession of, 353-4

Síyáh-Chál, 80, 204, 243, 260, 267, 415

Slavery, 124, 281, 369-70

Society, future, 49, 285-6, 315, 344ff.; of present day, 49, 129, 281, 285, 291

Some Answered Questions, 187, 191, 339

Soul of man,

134, 323-4, 333, 337, 368-9;
attachment of, to this world, 10, 193;
attraction of, to Creator, 10;
consequences to, of men's actions, 196-9;
detachment of, from this world, 78-9;
and opium, 439;
purpose for which created, 10;
struggle of, between animal and spiritual natures, 35ff., 78

Spirit, 50, 60; of God, 37, 43; Most Great, 143, 223, 227, 231; see also Holy Spirit

Spiritual Assembly, 51, 285, 316-21, 366

Spiritual principles, of consultation, 51; of sacrifice, 78; see also Detachment

Steadfastness, 26, 85, 90, 177, 258, 259, 267, 360

Suhráb-i-Púr-Kávús, 269

Sulaymán Khán, Hájí, 422-5, 426

Sultanate, 152, 154

Sun of Reality, 338

Sunní, 98, 152, 264

Symbolism, 30, 135, 144, 349

Syria, 16

481

Tabarsí, Shaykh 27, 101, 257

Tabríz, 188n., 191, 269, 422-4

Táhirih, 266, 267

Tákúr, 415

Taqí Khán, Mírzá (Amír Nizám), 245-6

Tarázu'lláh-i-Samandarí, Mírzá, 91

Teachers of children, 90, 330-31

Teaching the Faith, 138, 331ff., 379-81; duty of, 10, 115, 331; in the past, 40, 59, 62, 94ff., 137-8; see also Bahá'í

Technology, 137-40

Temple (House of Worship), see Mashriqu'l-Adhkár

Temple (Haykal), 133-6, 149

Templers, of Haifa, 28, 31

Tests, 38, 45-6, 47ff., 79, 193

Tihrán, 1, 50, 58, 80, 85, 86, 92, 97, 182, 183, 204, 218, 388, 424-9 passim, 435

Times, The, 195

Tobacco, 437-9

Tolstoy, Count Leo, 172-3

'Tongue of Grandeur', see Bahá'u'lláh

Torah, 120

Trustee(s) of Bahá'u'lláh, 57, 73ff., 91, 327

Trustworthiness, 256

Truth, 3, 292, 334, 337, 356

Turkey, Turkish, 37, 68, 74n., 87, 123, 150-55, 218-19; Government, 12, 123; see also 'Álí Páshá, Fu'ád Páshá, Ottoman

'Údí Khammár, house of, 29, 221, 225-6, 234, 253, 275

Ungodly, 35-6, 326 and n.

United States of America, 82, 83-4, 106, 337

Unity, 125ff., 130, 131, 132, 138, 213-14, 365-7

Universal House of Justice, 50, 139-40, 215, 268, 282, 319, 372-3, 375; quoted: 283-4; see also House of Justice

Ustád Husayn-i-Na'l-Band, 93

'Uthmán Effendi, of 'Akká, 72

'Uthmán, House of, 152, 154

Vatican, 117-18

Versailles, Treaty of, 154

Victor Emmanuel I, King of Italy, 117

Victoria, Queen of England, 123-5

War(s), 154, 309; Balkan, 154; global, 126; Russo-Turkish (1877-8), 154; World Wars I and II, 149; see also Crimean War

Water, 178, 303 and n.; in 'Akká, 22-5; in the barracks, 17

West, 50, 73n., 138, 265, 285, 336, 345, 374

William I, Kaiser of Germany, 113, 148-9

Wisdom, 115, 157, 279-80

Word of God, 29, 126, 130, 135, 136, 164-5, 324-5, 328, 343, 348, 374

Work, 351-2

World,

26, 48-9, 81, 110, 112, 125-30, 133, 136, 138, 148, 160, 309-12, 328, 380, 421;
attachment to, 10, 48, 180, 193;
maturity of, 157;
peoples of, 126-7, 138, 167, 199, 214, 290, 293, 380, 396;
see also Civilization, Detachment, Order
World Order of Bahá'u'lláh, 124, 126, 129, 214-15, 281, 309ff., 314-16; see also Order, Society

Worship, 293, 343ff.

Yahyá, Mírzá (Subh-i-Azal), half-brother of Bahá'u'lláh, 23, 88-9, 109, 141, 176, 225n., 359, 373-4; followers of, 24, 44-6, 56, 224-5, 227, 400

Yahyáy-i-Dárábí, Siyyid (Vahíd), 359

Ya'qúb-ibn-Betros, of Lebanon, 22

Yazd, 44, 73, 76, 120 and n., 177, 194-5, 261, 263, 272-3, 302-3, 334, 358-9, 367-8

Yazíd I, Caliph of Islám, 202 and n.

Yúnis Khán-i-Afrúkhtih, Dr, 361n., 361-3, 405-9

Yúsuf Khán, Mírzá (Mustawfíyu'l-Mamálik), 387-8

Zaynu'l-'Ábidín, Mírzá (Mullá), uncle of Bahá'u'lláh, 68, 217

482

Zaynu'l-'Ábidín, Mullá (Zaynu'l-Muqarrabín), 223, 278, 359

Zechariah, 133

Zion, 15, 305

Zoroaster, 15, 42

Zoroastrian(s), 42-3, 98, 260-65, 268ff., 272-3; Council of, 269, 272ff.

Zulu War, 113

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THE REVELATION OF BAHÁ'U'LLÁH

VOLUME 3 : `Akká, The Early Years 1868-77

ADIB TAHERZADEH

The Revelation of Bahá'u'lláh is a four-volume series about the Scriptures of the Bahá'í Faith, the most recent of the world's religions. It is a unique survey of the Writings of the Founder, Bahá'u'lláh (1817-92), which were revealed during a ministry of nearly forty years spent in exile from his native Írán in Baghdad, Constantinople, Adrianople, and the prison city of 'Akká in the Holy Land.

Mr Taherzadeh, using both authentic English translations and original sources, describes the contents of all the major works of Bahá'u'lláh, including many unknown in the West. To this he adds much fascinating background, by recounting events in the life of Bahá'u'lláh and in the lives of some of His companions and followers whom He addressed or who served Him in various ways. These accounts are enhanced by extracts from memoirs of the time and by photographs.

This book describes the exile and imprisonment of Bahá'u'lláh and his companions in the fortress city of `Akká, including the tragic death of his son, The Purest Branch. It delineates the major themes of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, the Most Holy Book revealed behind the walls of that city, and describes many other weighty Tablets, including those sent by Bahá'u'lláh to the kings and rulers of the time.

OTHER VOLUMES IN THIS SERIES

Baghdád 1853-63

The story of the Revelation of Bahá'u'lláh from its birth in the dungeon of the Síyáh Chál to Bahá'u'lláh's Declaration to His followers on that "Day of supreme felicity" in the Garden of Ridván. Some of Bahá'u'lláh's best known Writings, including The Hidden Words, The Seven Valleys, and the Kitáb-i-Íqán were revealed against the background of exile and deprivation, of exhilaration and joy described in this book.
381 pages, l8 illustrations
Paper ISBN 0-85398-057-8
Adrianople 1863-68

From Baghdad to Constantinople, and then to Adrianople the Revelation of Bahá'u'lláh takes on its distinctive character as the advent of the Day of God is progressively proclaimed. Among the Tablets described in this volume are the Súriy-i-Mulúk (Tablet of the Kings) and the Lawh-i-Sultán.
492 pages, l7 illustrations
Paper ISBN 0-85398-071-3
Mazra'ih & Bahjí 1877-92

The most momentous period in the ministry of Bahá'u'lláh, the final years of His life when after the long period of exile and imprisonment He took up residence in the delightful Mansion of Bahjí. Here He revealed Tablets of unsurpassed importance, including His last major work Epistle to the Son of the Wolf.

485 pages, 30 illustrations

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