(Note: All entries in this index are included in the Covenant Library Unified Index)

INDEX

Abá Badí' (Hájí 'Abdu'l-Majíd-i-Níshápúrí), 386, 435

Abá Basír, 386, 435

Ábádih, 314, 325-6, 385

'Abbúd, 248

'Abbúd, House of, 33, 106, 242

'Abdu'l-'Azíz, Sultán, 27, 95, 104, 105, 240, 241-2, 421

'Abdu'l-Bahá, 185-6, 363, 377n.

and Abu'l-Fadl, 36
and Abu'l-Qásim, 32
and Ascension of Bahá'u'lláh, 414-24
and Bahá'u'lláh in the Garden of Junaynih, 336
and Bahjí, 1, 5, 104, 106, 108
and Dr Habíb Mu'ayyad, 31
and Garden of Ridván, 11, 14
and Hájí Muhammad-i-Yazdí, 25-6
and Hands of the Cause, 49, 278, 285-6, 287, 288, 290
and interpretation of Scripture, 147, 289, 357, 375n., 427
and Jamálu'd-Din, 402
and marriage of Ibn-i-Abhar, 311
and Mashriqu'l-Adhkár of 'Ishqábád, 122
and Shrine of the Báb, 358-9
and Sulaymán Khán, 183, 185, 188
and Tablets of the Divine Plan, 358
and Varqá and his children, 59
Ascension of, 233
at Beirut, 239-40
Centre of the Covenant, 143, 311, 420
describes Covenant-breaking, 82
describes Hájí Mullá 'Alí-Akbar, 294-5, 296, 298-9, 300-301
establishes first elected Assembly of Tihrán, 290
guidance to teachers, 296
infallibility of, 149
interprets the 'Ishráqát, 147
Jalálu'd-Dawlih meets, 348
life in 'Akká, 1-6
makes arrangements for pilgrims, 2
Master of 'Akká, 2
on a hadíth, 39n.
on attributes, 198
on Christ, 152
on emanation and incarnation, 40
on equality of men and women, 203
on faith, 217
on future, 423-4
on history, 46
on importance of the West, 232-3
on imprisonment of Bahá'u'lláh, 242
on nature of God, 41, 44-5, 131-2
on nuclear energy, 225
on Spiritual Assemblies, 290
on unity, 2-4 on wisdom, 322
permission for pilgrimage sought from, 87
praises Nabíl-i-Akbar, 34
prayer for King of Martyrs, 82
prestige of, 239-41, 421
prophecies concerning Mount Carmel, 170-1
schools built during ministry of, 122n.
sends message to Amínu's-Sultán, 187-8
sends teachers to India, 183, 184
sends unaddressed Tablets, 325-6
shields Bahá'u'lláh from outside world, 1-2, 4-5, 336
station of, 56-7, 240-1, 304, 336
stories attributed to, 170
Tablet on creation, 40, 41, 44-5
Tablet to Covenant-breakers, 146
Tablet to Ibn-i-Abhar, 307
Tablet to Mírzá Áqá Khán, 223-5
Tablet to Ustád 'Alí-Akbar, 122, 123, 125
Tablets on trustworthiness, 26-7
titles of, 414n.
Townshend's poem to, 231-2
travel teachers during the ministry of, 276, 304, 310-11, 314
tribute to Afnán-i-Kabír, 405-6
tribute to Hájí Mullá Mihdíy-i-'Atrí, 52-3
Tuba Khánum's reminiscences of, 2-4, 13-14
Ustád Ali-Akbar meets, 122
Will and Testament of, 286, 288, 377n.
writes Tablets, 326
Zillu's-Sultán meets, 102
mentioned, 16, 73, 85, 93, 222, 273, 275, 313, 326, 328, 430
'Abdu'l-Hamíd, Sultán, 418

'Abdu'l-Husayn-i-Samandar, Mírzá, 395

'Abdu'l Karím-i-Qazvíní, Mullá (Mírzá Ahmad), 439

'Abdu'l-Majíd-i-Marághi'í, 84-5

'Abdu'l-Majíd-i-Níshápúrí, Hájí (Abá Badí'), 435

'Abdu'l-Majíd-i-Shírází, 45-6

'Abdu'lláh-i-Núrí, Mírzá, 56

'Abdu'lláh Páshá, 1

'Abdu'r-Rahím-i-Qannád, 23

Abhá Kingdom, 34, 223

Abhar, 305

Abraham (Ibráhím), 31, 324, 425, 435

Abú-'Alí Síná, 434

Abú-Dhar, 433

Abú-Nasr, 434

Abu'l-Fadl, Mírzá, 14, 99, 151-2, 258-79, 343

an example, 36
dialogues of, 262-9
imprisonment of, 379
on certitude, 36
simple life of, 258-61
teaching work of, 258-70
travels of, 177, 258-70

Abu'l-Hasan-i-Amín, Hájí (Hájí Amín), 16n., 185, 252, 255, 256, 258, 278, 284, 298, 299, 306, 337, 338, 348, 396, 398, 436

Abu'l-Qásim, (the gardener), 29-32

Abu'l-Qásim-i-Faráháni, Mírzá (Qá'im Maqám), 221-2, 223

Abu'l-Qásim-i-Káshí, 439

Abu'l-Qásim-i-Khurásání, Mírzá (caretaker at the Shrine of Bahá'u'lláh), 30n.

Abu'l-Qásim-i-Názir, 395-6, 398

'Ád, 96, 425-6

Adam, 135

Ádhirbáyján, 84, 145-6, 186, 210, 435, 439

Adíb, see Hájí Mírzá Hasan

Adíbu'l-'Ulamá, see Hasan-i-Adíb, Hájí Mírzá

Administrative Order, 233, 276-7, 286, 423

Adrianople, 1, 5, 6, 81, 108, 115, 154, 233, 247, 257, 393, 421

Afghanistan, 183

Afnán-i-Kabír (Hájí Mírzá Siyyid Hasan), illus. 404; 330, 396, 401, 402-6, 334

Afnáns, 50, 73, 119-20, 248, 284-5

establish trading company in Istanbul, 394-6
in India, 178-81
take counsel on community affairs, 119n.
Africa, 233, 423

Agah, Rahbar, 459

Aghsán, 10, 333

Agriculture, 341

Ahmad, Mírzá (Mullá 'Abdu'l Karím-i-Qazvíní), 439

Ahmad, Tablet of, 141

Ahmad-i-Afnán, Siyyid, 396, 398-9

Ahmad Effendi, 24

Ahmad-i-Ruhi, Shaykh, 399-402

Akhtar (newspaper), 396, 400-401, 436

Ákhúnd, Hájí, see 'Alí-Akbar-i-Sháhmírzádí, Hand of the Cause Hájí Mullá

'Akká

'Abdu'l-Bahá's life in, 1-6, 45
Bahá'u'lláh's exile to, 6, 77, 242, 278, 351, 353
Bahá'u'lláh's life in, 1-2, 104-5, 241-4
Governor of, 7, 336
Holy Family in, 106
'Master of', see 'Abdu'l-Bahá
Muftí of, 239
Nabíl-i-Akbar at, 33
Navváb remains in, 1, 106
pilgrims to, 8, 12, 33, 84-5, 87, 120, 178, 217
Shaykh Yúsuf visits, 239
Siyyid Asadu'lláh's pilgrimage to, 191
Sulaymán Khán in, 178, 181, 185, 189
traditions regarding, 387
mentioned, 9, 11, 14, 25, 31, 51, 58, 103, 107, 115, 170, 205, 244n., 303, 325, 343, 362, 392, 398, 400, 402, 405, 416, 417, 421, 430

'Alá'u'd-Dawlih, Governor of Zanján, 60

Alchemy, 225

Aleppo, 418

Alexander the Great, 46

Alexandria, 23, 24

'Alí (minister of Sultán 'Abdu'l-'Azíz), 242

'Alí, Áqá (martyr of Yazd), 347

'Alí, Hájí Mírzá Siyyid, 429

'Alí, Imám, 209, 436

'Alí, Mullá ('Azím), 437

'Alí, Shaykh, 23-4

'Alí, Siyyid, 16

'Alí, Siyyid (son-in-law of Bahá'u'lláh), 405

'Alí-Akbar, Mírzá, 439

'Alí-Akbar-i-Banná, Ustád, illus. 121; 30, 118-25

'Alí-Akbar-i-Muhibb'us-Sultán (Rawhání), 293

'Alí-Akbar-i-Sháhmírzádí, Hand of the Cause Hájí Mullá (Hájí Ákhúnd), illus. 279, 292, 381; 14, 185, 255, 275, 277

and Násiri'd-Dín Sháh, 380
daughter of, 311, 312
imprisonment of, 297-9, 306, 337, 338, 348, 380, 436
life of, 294-301
Tablets to, 255, 315-26
wife of, 312

'Alí-Asghar (first martyr of Yazd), 347

'Alí-Asghar (sixth martyr of Yazd), 348

'Alí-Asghar-i-Hikmát, 314

'Alí-Asghar-i-Khán, the Amínu's-Sultán, 185-8

'Alíy-i-Bastamí, Mullá, 209

'Alí-Ján, Mullá, 386-7, 435

'Alíy-i-Kání, Hájí Mullá, 297

Alí-Kuli Khán, 261, 265

'Alíy-i-Mírí, Shaykh, Muftí of 'Akká, 245

'Alí-Muhammad, Mírzá, see Ibn-i-Asdaq

'Alí-Muhammad-i-Varqá, 17, 286

'Alíy-i-Sabzivárí, Mullá (martyr of Yazd), 347, 349

'Alíy-i-Sayyáh (disciple of the Báb and Bahá'u'lláh), 101n.

'Alíy-i-Yazdí, Hájí, 248

'Alíy-i-Yazdí, Siyyid, 23-5

America, 233, 260-1, 262, 265, 285, 358

Amín, Hájí, see Abu'l-Hasan, Hájí

Amínu's-Sultán, see 'Alí-Asghar Khán

Amos, 408

Amr va Khalq, 45

Ámul, 148, 389, 435

'Andalíb, Tablet to, 83

'Angel of Carmel', see Haydar-'Alí, Hájí Mírzá

Animals

animal nature of humans, 142
kingdom of, 198-9

Anti-Christ, see Muhammad-i-Isfahání

Apostle, the, see Muhammad

Áqá Ján, Mírzá (Khádimu'lláh), 8, 9, 24, 73, 105, 106, 114, 246, 248, 254-5, 300, 332, 339, 400

downfall of, 247
records revelation, 125, 219, 333, 334

Áqáy-i-Kalím, see Músá, Mírzá

Áqá Khán, Mírzá (Qá'im Maqámí), 222-3

Áqá Khán-i-Kirmání, Mírzá, 399-402

Áqá Mírzá Áqáy-i-Afnán (Núru'd-Din), illus. 331; 7, 284, 329-37, 429-31

Áqá Siyyid Áqá, 284, 330-32

Arabia, 25, 208, 325, 425, 426

Arabic, 47, 160, 265, 314n., 349n., 418

Arák, 222, 223

Arawaka, Viscount, 225

Archbishops, 229

Archives, Bahá'í International, illus. 364; 248, 362

Ardabíl, 186

Ardikán, 245

Ark, 357, 361

Crimson, 318, 361, 411, 437
Armaments, 173, 236

Arts, 118n., 138, 144, 162, 173, 212

Asadu'lláh, Mírzá (Dayyán), 439

Asadu'lláh, Siyyid, 191

Asadu'lláh-i-Qumí, Siyyid, 14, 185-7, 222-3, 333

Ashraf, Mírzá, 175-6

Ashraf, Mírzá, (of Ábádih), 384, 385-6

Ashraf-i-Zanjání, 175n., 386, 435

Asia, 233, 394, 423

Assemblies, see Local and National Spiritual Assemblies

'Atá'u'lláh, Saráj'u'l-Hukamá, Mírzá, 326-8

Attributes

of God, 17, 44, 95, 131-3, 135-6, 193, 198-9, 217, 244
Manifestations bear God's, 132, 133
manifested in all kingdoms of God, 198-9

Australasia, 233

Auxiliary Board Members, 277

Al-Azhar University, 151, 265

Azalís, 81-2, 174, 176, 191, 219-20, 225-6, 305, 314, 399, 401, 403, 412

and Nabíl ibn-i-Nabíl, 394-8
machinations of, in Istanbul, 391-412
A'zam (owner of land in Ishqábád), 120, 122

'Azím (Mullá 'Alí), 437

'Azím-i-Tafrishí, 255

'Azízu'lláh (son of Varqá), 55, 58, 59

'Azízu'lláh-i-Jadhdháb, 398

Báb, the, 128, 147, 207-10

and destruction of religious books, 166
and King and Beloved of Martyrs, 74
announces station of Bahá'u'lláh, 127, 128
banishment to Máh-Kú, 222
begins Bahá'í Dispensation, 155
bestows station of Imám on believer, 209
birth of, 334-5
Declaration of, 148, 329, 335n., 429
House of, 16, 122n., 165, 330, 331, 334, 429-31
in Isfahán, 74, 75
interment of, 358-60
kinsmen of, see Afnán
laws of, 166-7
Martyrdom of, 73
names and titles of, 207, 210
on coming of Bahá'u'lláh, 408
on power of God, 324-5
'Point of the Bayán', 206-7, 208
prepares the way for Bahá'u'lláh, 81, 147, 408
remains of, 358-9
wife of, see Khadíjih Bagum
Writings of, 47, 128, 373, 408
mentioned, 101n., 120, 122, 123, 126, 137, 148, 150, 175, 305n., 405, 406, 436, 437, 438, 439, 440

Bábís, 53, 421

allowed to defend themselves, 377-8
and Bahá'ís, 379
and Covenant-breaking, 81, 150, 174-5
and laws of the Báb, 166-7
and Mírzá Yahyá, 305
and use of force, 377-8
attempt on the life of the Sháh, 378
Bahá'u'lláh addresses 'People of the Bayán', 147-8, 174, 206-7, 219-20, 412
Bahá'u'lláh declares mission to, 329
Bahá'u'lláh focuses message on, 81
Bahá'u'lláh rebukes, 219-20
Hájí Mullá 'Alí-Akbar meets, 295
march towards Mázindarán, 209
persecution of, 6
steadfastness of, 140-1
turn to Quddús, 210
mentioned, 64, 401

Badakhshán, 183

Badasht, conference of, 16, 73

Badí', 39, 73, 299, 305, 386, 435

Badí'u'lláh (son of Bahá'u'lláh), 59, 377, 435

Badí'u'lláh (son of Varqá), 59

Badru'd-Din Al-Ghazzí, Shaykh, 151

Baghdád, 4, 108, 115, 244, 247, 305

pilgrims meet Bahá'u'lláh in, 51, 53, 74, 80, 88, 245-6, 301, 439
Bahá'í Cycle, 209, 366, 424

Bahá'í Faith

a religion in its pure form, 156
allegiance to, 335
Bahá'u'lláh's vision of, 169
Centre of the Cause, 143
conversion to, 184
development of world administrative centre of, 362-7
Dispensation of, 155
dissimulation forbidden in, 92
enemies of, to be pitied, 93
fostering of, 320
future of, 72, 335
greatness of, 297
growth of, 140-1, 177, 233, 250-1, 257, 320, 423, 431
independence of, 184
international seat of, 351-67
laws of, 116
love within the, 194
opposition to, 320, 335
prerequisites for teaching, 237
prestige of, 239
principles of, 423
protection of, 278, 287, 290, 320, 321
purpose of, is unity, 388-9
recantation of, 92-3, 175
spread of, 70, 171-2, 177, 233, 250-1
teaching of, see Teaching
those who rise up against, 318, 340
unity of, a model, 190, 365
universal adoption of, 56
Bahá'ís

accusations against, 306, 393-402
acquisition of saintly attributes, 173
addressed in Tablet of Carmel, 356-7
allegiance of, 335
and Bábís, 379
and Hands of the Cause, 278
and laws, 287
and love of Bahá'u'lláh, 190, 278-84
and pioneering, 171
and sacrifice, 190
behaviour of, 317
business dealings among, 26-7
character of, 214
companions of the Crimson Ark, 318
concern of, 392
conduct of, 380
counselled to be wise, 322
counsels of Bahá'u'lláh to, 159-60, 192, 338-42
cursing of, 93
deeds of, 214, 317
development of Bahá'í community, 289
dissimulation of, 92, 271n.
enjoined to teach, 274
exhortations of Bahá'u'lláh to, 173, 212-13, 237, 317, 375-7
gatherings of, 316
Huqúq'u'lláh and, 248-56
identification as, 271n.
imprisoned in Tihrán, 379
in 'Akká, 2
in India, 177-81
in Mandalay, 183-4
integration of community, 291
intermarriage of, 291
love among, 194, 317
misdeeds of, 225-6, 391
of Jewish background, illus. 292; 254, 271, 423
prayer for, 243
prejudices of, 291
prominent, 286
promotion of peace, 342
protection of, 323
schools built by, 122n.
spiritual character of, 382
standard of Bahá'u'lláh for, 82-3
standard of detachment, 249-50
station of, 92-3, 285
steadfastness of, 140-1
Tablets to, 323-4
true, 161, 296
understanding of teachings, 212-13
understanding of the Testaments, 268
unity of, 190 192, 194
uprisings against, 123-4
well-being of, 289
Zillu's-Sultán offers to assist, 101
Mentioned, 114, 119n., 186, 416
Bahá'i World Centre, illus. 364; 351-67

Bahá'íyyih Khánum, see Greatest Holy Leaf

Bahá'u'lláh

Abdu'l-Bahá shields, from outside world, 1, 4, 5
accused of identifying Himself with God, 125-6, 406-7
achievements of, 421-4
addresses divines of Islám, 98-9
addresses leaders of religion, 212
and Abu'l-Qásim, 29-30
and 'Akká, 105, 242-3
and appointment of Hands of the Cause, 285, 294-314, 315-28, 337n., 423
and consultation, 289-90
and E. G. Browne, 248
and edict of Sultán 'Abdu'l-'Azíz, 240, 241
and famine in Persia, 299
and gifts, 246-8
and House of the Báb, 429-30
and Istanbul, 393
and King and Beloved of Martyrs, 73-5, 80-90
and misdeeds of Bahá'ís, 225-6, 391
and Mullá Husayn, 209
and pilgrims in the Holy Land, 83-7
and Rúhu'lláh, 58-64
and Siyyid Asadu'lláh, 191
and Sulaymán Khán, 177-84
and the process of revelation, 218-19
and Varqá, 53-64
and Writings of the Báb, 47-8, 373
Apostles of, 49, 50, 53, 88n., 105, 294, 394, 414, 438
Áqá Mírzá Áqá meets, 330-37
arrival in 'Akká, 351
as Day-Spring of God's signs, 130
as Joseph, 81
as Supreme Manifestation, 135, 136-9, 147, 374, 406-9
as the 'Father', 228, 229, 413
Ascension of, 107n., 185, 300, 351, 413-24
at Adrianople, 247, 393, 421
at Bahjí, 9n., 85, 103-17, 242, 245, 333, 351, 414, 418, 423
at Garden of Ridván, 11-32
at Mazra'ih, 1-10, 73, 104-5, 181, 186
at Mount Carmel, 332-7
belief in, 194
birth of, 335
Centre of the Cause, 143
children of, 5-6, 283
clothes of, 247, 248
confers title on Quddús, 210
counsels of, to followers, 338-42
cursing of, 92-3, 175
Declaration of, 53, 81, 305, 329
described by Hájí Muhammad-Táhir-i-Málamír, 9-10
describes station of 'Abdu'l-Bahá, 56-7
detachment of, 246-8, 255
donkey of, 105, 106, 336
exhortation to Bahá'ís, 173
family of, Covenant-breakers, 5-6, 283
feasts held in honour of, 9-10
Hájí Mírzá Haydar-'Alí's reminiscences of, 4-5
Hájí Mírzá Siyyid Muhammad meets, 329
Hájí Muhammad-Ridá meets, 173
Hájí Yahúdá meets, 12-13
House of, in Baghdad, 165
humour of, 243-5, 256
Ibn-i-Asdaq meets, 301
imprisonment of, 241-2
in Baghdád, 245-6, 295
in Haifa, 351
infallibility of, 149-50
Jalíl-i-Khú'í meets, 145
love of, 190, 211, 275, 283-4
magnanimity of, 241-8
message to Amínu's-Sultán, 185
message to Christians, 227-35
Mullá 'Alí-Akbar meets, 300
Nabíl-i-Akbar dear to, 48
Nabíl's poetry about, 107-8
names and titles of, 139-40, 207, 369
on Christ, 152
on condition of mankind, 72
on equality of men and women, 199-204
on future of the Cause, 72
on religion, 155-6
on spiritual worlds, 205-13
on unity, 194-8
on use of force, 377-8
on wisdom, 319, 320-3
orders land to be purchased in 'Ishqábád, 120
praise of, as 'Supreme Mediator', 369
prayer for believers, 243
presentation of His teachings, 374-7
proclamation to kings and rulers, 421
proofs of, 262-3
quotes from previously revealed Tablets, 372-4
recognition of God comes only through, 139-40
recognition of, 142, 193, 198, 206-7, 212, 216, 305
response to martyrdoms in Yazd, 343
Revelation of, see Revelation of Bahá'u'lláh
sends travel teachers, 275-6
sends unaddressed Tablets, 323-5
Shrine of, see Shrines
Siyyid Mustafáy-i-Rúmí attracted to, 182
slippers of, 248
speaking as the Manifestation, 319
station of, 66, 94, 108, 125-39, 141, 223, 320
stories attributed to, 170
sufferings of, 6, 38, 148, 388-90, 391-2, 402-5
summons of, to Son of the Wolf, 409-12
Tablets of, see Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh
teachings of, see Teachings
the Person of Bahá'u'lláh, 134-6
Universal Manifestation, 135
Ustád 'Alí-Akbar meets, 120
Will and Testament of (Kitáb-i-'Ahdí), 388, 419, 420
Writings of, misrepresented, 150
Zillu's-Sultán's letter to, 101
mentioned, 122, 177, 178, 182, 363
Bahjí, Mansion of, illus. 109, 110, 111, 112, 422; 30, 103-17, 405, 416

and 'Abdu'1-Bahá, 1, 5, 104, 106, 108
Bahá'u'lláh at, 9n., 85, 103-17, 242, 245, 333, 351, 414, 418, 423
circumambulation of, 107-8
Hájí Muhammad Táhir describes events at, 106-8
Holy Family does not go to, 1, 106
inscription over entrance of, 104
Bali, 183

Balkh, 183

Báqir, Mullá, Imám-Jum'ih of Nayríz, 205

Báqir, Mullá, Letter of the Living, 439

Barq, the donkey, 105

Bastinado, 6, 148, 307-8, 389

Bavánát, 326

Bayán, the, 47, 127, 166, 220, 305, 330

People of, 147-8, 174, 206-7, 219-20, 412
Point of, see the Báb
Begging, 163, 253

Beirut, 52, 330

'Abdu'l-Bahá's visit to, 239-40
University of, 31
Believers, see Bahá'ís

Beloved of Martyrs (Mahbúbu'sh-Shuhadá, Mírzá Muhammad-Husayn), illus. 78; 16, 58, 73-90, 91, 99-100, 101, 119, 368, 384, 434

Bey, Nikolaki, 4

Bíbí Tuba (sister of Varqá), 55

Bible, Holy, 47

see also Gospels, Testament, Scriptures
Bihjatu's-Sudúr (Hájí Mírzá Haydar-'Alí), 60

Bírúní, 3

Bishops, 229-30

Black Standard, 209

Bombay, 107, 178, 181, 330, 385

Book of the Covenant, 69, 388

Books, 373

burning of, 341
destruction of, 166, 167
of God, 212
printing of, 321-2
Boys, school for, 313-14

Britain, 101, 263, 264

Browne, Edward Granville, 248, 304

Bruce, Revd Dr Robert, 263-9

Buddhists, 181, 184, 267, 423

Bukhárá, 262

Burma, 181, 182, 183, 189, 304, 423

Burning Bush, 221, 228, 339, 357

Buzurg-i-Afnán, Hájí Mírzá, 16, 333, 337

Cairo, 24, 124, 151, 418

Calamity, 225, 235

Caliphate, 365

Carmel, Mount, illus. 363; 70n., 123, 170-1, 332, 351

Tablet of Carmel, 351-67, 423
Cause, see Bahá'í Faith

Caucasus, the, 85, 310

Celebes, 183

Central Organization for a Durable Peace, 304

Certitude, 35-6

Ceylon, 181, 183

Chicago, 359

Chihríq, 439

Children, 215

education of, 159, 341
suffering of, 93
Christ Jesus, 56-7, 324-5

historicity of, 265
reality of, 152, 267
return of, 152, 227-8, 351-2
teachings of, 152
mentioned, 63, 72, 97, 108, 126, 127, 130, 163, 171, 184, 215, 229, 232, 317, 350, 366, 433
Christianity, 152, 155, 164, 227-35, 264

administration of, 365
converts to, 264n.
Christians, 263, 265-7, 350, 351-2, 418

Tablet to (Lawh-i-Aqdas), 227-35
Churches, 229, 230, 264, 265

Circumambulation, 107, 108, 113

Civilization, 324

Bahá'í, 138, 233, 366, 413, 423
Clergy, 173, 186, 271-3, 348

and cursing, 341n.
as 'stars' referred to in the Gospels, 229
during Muharram, 322
Mírzá Abu'l-Fadl's dialogues with, 263-9
Muslim, 167, 174, 201, 318, 431, 433
Shí'ah of Persia, 344
see also Divines and Priesthood
Commonwealth, Bahá'í, 362
Concourse on High, 284, 298, 316, 349, 353, 365

Confession, 164

Constantinople, see Istanbul

Consultation, 119, 236, 289-90, 291, 318, 321

Counsellors, Boards of, 276, 288-9

Covenant, 146, 172, 304, 311

'ark', 361
authenticity of, 146
Book of the, see Book of the Covenant
Centre of, 142-3, 146, 249, 252, 311, 420
Covenant-breaking, 5-6, 59, 81-2, 86, 145-6, 188, 246-7, 304, 370-1, 419-20
establishment of, 423
Ibn-i-Asdaq's writings on, 304
steadfastness in, 143, 146, 206, 234, 300
Covenant-breakers, 172, 304

and Hands of the Cause, 300
Jalíl-i-Khu'í, 145-7, 149
Jamál-i-Burújirdí, 145, 188, 254, 287n., 321
Mírzá Áqá Jan's downfall, 247
Mírzá Muhammad-'Áli, 5, 59, 145, 236, 420
Mírzá Yahyá, see Yahyá, Mírzá
Siyyid 'Ali and Fúrúghíyyih, 405
see also Azalís
Creation, 188-9, 203-4, 206, 216-17, 318
origin of, 39-46, 283
principles of, 37, 278
purpose of, 133, 413
responds to Revelation of Bahá'u'lláh, 353-4
Cursing, 92-3, 158, 341

Cyprus, 399

Czar, 346, 388, 434

Damascus, 418

Daniel, 154, 433

Dáru'l-Funún, 312

'Day of God', 66, 125, 126, 133-4, 148, 166-7, 209, 214, 218, 230, 238, 249, 257, 259, 302, 313, 374, 406, 413

Day of Resurrection, 207

Dayyán (Mírzá Asadu'lláh), 439

Dead, the, 164-5, 207

Deeds, 237, 250, 262, 288, 317, 339, 370, 376, 382

condemnation of wicked, 371
service is greatest of all, 302
unity of, 192
Deputization, 259

Dervish, 51n, 178

Detachment

and successful teaching, 258, 261, 270
of Bahá'u'lláh, 246-8
need for, 68-9, 249-51, 254, 288, 317
Díyár-Bakr, 84, 85

Dispensation, 137, 190, 192

developments in the, 324
each has a beginning and an end, 155
of the Báb, 166-7, 305n., 377, 437
previous, 340, 433
Dissimulation, 92

Disunity, 195, 196, 197

Divines

Bahá'u'lláh's challenge to, 217-18
of Islám, 98-9, 173, 193, 202, 214, 219, 382, 387, 389
see also Priesthood and Clergy
Díyá, Hájí Mírzá, 333

Díyá'u'lláh, Mírzá, 58

Dreams, 206

Druze, 418

East, the, 232-3, 242

Education, 158, 235

Ministry of, in Persia, 314
of Bahá'í youth, 313-14
of children, 159, 341
of the human race, 340
of women, 201, 312
Egypt, 177, 240, 328, 418

Elections, 290-1

Elijah, Cave of, 351, 359

Emanation, 40-1, 44

Encyclopaedia, Arabic, 401

Epistle to the Son of the Wolf (Baha'u'llah), 368-412

study of, 373, 432-40
Equality, 199
of men and women, 199-204
musávát, 195
Esperanto, 437

Essence of Essences, see God

Europe, 233, 304

Faith, personal, 36, 143, 158, 213, 217, 275

'Abdu'1-Baha's words on, 217
a relative term, 55, 66
Fá'izih Khánum, 311

Famine, 263, 299

Fárán, 254

Fáris Effendi, 227

Farmán Farmá, 439

Fárs, 325n.

Fast, prayer for, 9

Fath-'Ali Shah, 222, 303, 433

Fátimih, 91n., 433

Fátimih 'the Immaculate', 187n.

Fátimih Khánum, 297

Feasts, 8-10, 14

'First Mind', 44

Forel, Dr August, 132

Forgiveness, 85-6

Formative Age, 182, 233, 286, 367

Fu'ád (minister of Sultan 'Abdu'l- Azíz), 242

Funds, 248, 253, 256, 259, 263

International, 256
see also Huqúq'u'lláh
Fúrúghíyyih (daughter of Bahá'u'lláh), 405

Gabriel, 91

Galilee, hills of, 1

Gallipoli, 353

Germans, 70, 351, 352

Gifts, 246-8

Girls, school for, 314

God, 168-9, 197, 354

achieving nearness to, 68-70, 142, 211
addresses the Son of the Wolf, 371
and creation, 39-43
and man, 48, 65, 139-40, 150, 157, 287
and 'return', 207-9
attributes of, 17, 44, 95, 131-3, 135-6, 157, 198-9, 204, 244
Bahá'u'lláh accused of identifying Himself with, 126, 406-7
belief in, 27-8, 46
Book of, 212
bounty of, 116, 216, 233, 317
Essence of, 129-33, 409
fear of, 28, 214, 237, 262, 288, 376, 382
greatness of, 261
guidance of, 325
'Humorist', 244
knowledge of, 139-40, 213, 375
laws of, 361
love of, 35, 296
mercy of, 409-11
nature of, 40-1, 43-5, 128-36, 266-8
no 'time' in sight of, 169-70
oneness of, 287, 397, 407
power of, 324-5, 373
Presence of, 408-9, 436
recognition of, 139
relationship of, with Manifestations, 129-36
reliance on, 322-3
tests of, 27-8, 247, 286-7
'the Incomparable', 199
turning to, 318-19
Will of, 44, 324
Word of, see Word of God
worlds of, 205-6
worship of, 36, 167
wrath of, 318
Golden Age, 366

Golden Rule, 196

Gospels, the, 43, 70, 127, 152, 229

see also Holy Bible, Scriptures and Testament
Government, 159, 162, 191, 214, 235-6, 267-8, 346
Bahá'ís intercede with, 346
British, 263
constitutional, 341
of Persia, 306, 314, 335, 338, 382
presidential system, 162
Graves, 164-5

Greatest Holy Leaf (Bahá'íyyih Khánum), 1, 59-60, 106, 311, 337, 362, 366

Greatest Name, 135, 411n.

Greece, 33, 42, 46

Greek, 46

Guardian, see Shoghi Effendi

Guardianship, 366

Gulistán, Treaty of, 433

Habíb-i-Afnán, Hájí Mírzá, 101

Habíbu'lláh, Hájí Mírzá, 332-6

Hadhramaut, 426

Hádí, Mírzá, 16, 73

Hádíy-i-Dawlat-Ábádí, Mírzá, 47, 174-6, 412, 435, 438

Hádíy-i-Sabzavárí, Hájí Mullá, 221

Hadiqatu'r-Rahmán, 328

Hadíth (Tradition), 39-40, 210n., 213, 387, 436

Hague, The, 304

Haifa, 70n., 171, 332-3, 337, 347, 351

Hájibu'd-Dawlih, 64

Hamadán, 12, 259

Handmaidens, see Women

Hands of the Cause, illus. 279-82, 292

administrative seat of, 366
and Huqúq'u'lláh, 253-4
appointment of, 182, 313, 337n., 423
development of institution of, 276-7
establish first elected assembly in Tihrán, 290, 311
function of, 278-83, 287-9
in Persia, 122, 257-8
lives of, 294-314
prayers for, 288, 299, 320, 337-8
role of, 274-93
service of, 300
Tablets to, 315-28, 337-8
teachers of the Cause, 257-8
the 'learned', 37-8
urged to consult, 289-90
urged to move about and deepen Bahá'ís, 300
Harris, Hooper, 310

Hasan, Hájí Mírzá Siyyid, see Afnán-i-Kabír

Hasan, Mírzá (brother of Varqá), 51, 53

Hasan-i-Adíb, Hájí Mírzá (Adíb), illus. 282, 292; 277-8, 311, 312-14

Hasan-i-Mázindarání, 438

Haydar-'Alí, Hájí Mírzá, 258, 270-3, 323, 325-6, 432

Kalimát-i-Firdawsíyyih revealed in honour of, 214
met by Hájí Muhammad-i-Yazdí, 25-6
reminiscences of Bahá'u'lláh, 4-5, 14-15
reminiscences of Varqá and Rúhu'lláh, 60-3
on the Person of Bahá'u'lláh, 135-6
on teaching, 271-3
teaching work of, 238
Heart, 68, 213, 283, 380

Heaven, 211

Hebrew, 46

Hell, 211

Heroic Age, 119, 123, 182, 233, 366

Hidden Words, The (Bahá'u'lláh), 53, 68, 82, 283, 319, 340, 414, 433

'Him Whom God shall make manifest', 53, 147, 166, 174, 220, 330, 437-8 see also Bahá'u'lláh

Hindus, 184, 267

Hisamu's-Saltanih, 439

History, 46-7, 66, 108

'History of the Faith in the Province of Yazd' (Hájí Muhammad-Táhir-i-Málmírí), 23, 50-1

History of the Martyrs of Yazd, 124, 347

Holy Family, 254, 419

Holy Land

agitation in, 146
pilgrims arriving in, without permission, 83-4, 86-7
prestige of Faith in, 239-41
Templers come to, 70, 351
mentioned, 9, 25, 115, 254-5, 304, 359, 394, 418, 421
see also 'Akká and Haifa
Holy Spirit, 133-5

Houses of Justice, 38, 321, see also Universal House of Justice

House of Worship, see Mashriqu'l-Adhkár

Húd, 96, 425-8

Humility, 65, 193

Humour, 243-5

Huqúq'u'lláh, 59, 248-56

Husayn, Imám, 201, 322, 349

Husayn, Mírzá (brother of Varqá), 50-3

Husayn, Mírzá (relative of Sulaymán Khán), 181

Husayn, Mullá, 208-10, 437

Husayn-i-Áshchí, 244-5

Husayn Khán, Mírzá, Mushíru'd-Dawlih, 434

Husayn-i-Shírází, 25

Husayn-i-Yazdí, Siyyid, Letter of the Living, 439

Ibn-i-Abhar, see Hájí Mírzá Muhammad-Taqí

Ibn-i-Asdaq, Hand of the Cause (Mírzá 'Alí-Muhammad), illus. 281, 292; 277-8, 286

life of, 301-4
Tablets to, 254, 275, 277, 296, 315-28
Ibn-i-Fárid, 389, 433

Ibráhím, Mírzá, 73-4

Ibráhím, Siyyid (Khalíl), 439-40

Ibráhím-i-Abharí, Mírzá, 305

Idleness, 162-4

Incarnation, 40-1

India, 177-86, 189, 304, 310, 314, 330, 385, 418, 423

Indians, 178

Infallibility, 143, 145, 149-53

Institutions, 193-4

Integration, 291

Intercession, 346

Iran, see Persia

Iraq, 6, 421

Isaiah, 43, 228, 267-8, 355, 359, 361, 408, 413

Isfáhán, 58, 100, 119, 174, 175, 263-5, 266, 314, 343, 345

martyrdoms of King and Beloved of Martyrs at, 73-90, 384
prison at, 55
upheavals at, 368
'Ishqábád, 30, 343, 388, 423

upheavals in, 343-6
Ustád 'Alí-Akbar in, 119-23, 124
Islám, 43, 88, 91n., 151-2, 184

abrogation of laws of, 184
administration of, 365
and cursing, 93
converts to Christianity from, 264n.
dissimulation allowed in, 92
divines of, 97-9, 150, 245
downfall of, 98
knowledge of Islámic subjects, 374
negation stands above affirmation in, 172
prayer of, 411n.
Shí'ah orthodoxy undermined, 166
Shí'ah, 175-6, 209, 322, 341
women in, 200, 201-2
Ismá'íl, Mírzá (brother of King and Beloved of Martyrs), 76

Ismá'íl, Siyyid, 386, 435

Ismá'ílís, 183, 184

Israel, 408

Children of, 47, 211, 268
Prophets of, 13, 46, 154, 361
Istanbul (Constantinople), 435, 436

exile of Bahá'u'lláh to, 108, 232
machinations of Azalís in, 225, 391-412
Persian Embassy in, 393, 434, 436
Jacob, 389

Jaddih (Jidda), 25, 446

Ja'far, the sifter of wheat, 433

Ja'far, Mírzá, 1n.

Ja'far-i-Kirmání, Mullá, 399

Ja'far-i-Sádiq, (Sixth Imám), 436

Ja'far-i-Yazdí, Mírzá, 244-6

Jáhil, see Muhammad-'Alíy-i-Sayyáh

Hájí Jalíl-i-Khu'í, 145-7, 149

Jamál-i-Burújirdí, 145, 188, 254, 287n., 321

Jamálu'd-Din (Jamál Effendi), see Sulaymán Khán-i-Tunukábání

Jamálu'd-Din-i-Afghání, Siyyid (founder of Pan-Islámic movement), 341, 401-2

Java, 183

Javád-i-Karbilá'í, Hájí Siyyid, 438

Javáhirí, Mr, illus. 292; 291

Jerusalem, 352, 361, 408

Jewish Faith, 155, 254

Jews, 263, 264n., 267, 418

and martyrs of Yazd, 347-8
at time of Christ, 56-7, 97, 228, 325
Bahá'ís of Jewish descent, illus. 292; 12-13, 254, 271, 423
Joseph, 81

Josephus, 265

Junaynih, Garden of, 30, 105, 244, 335

Justice, 34, 97, 155, 173, 175, 199, 216, 222, 226, 229, 268, 350, 370, 375, 383, 389, 410

'Abdu'l-Bahá helps people receive, 3
for murderers of a Bahá'í, 344
God's forgiveness outweighs His, 85
no one can be a human being without, 318
of Hands of the Cause, 285
upheld by reward and punishment, 159
Kaaba, 357, 358, 360, 380, 411, 433

Kalimát-i-Firdawsíyyih, 175-6, 196, 214-26, 374

Kamál Páshá, 434, 437

Kámrán Mírzá, the Náyibu's-Saltanih, 297, 299, 338

Karbilá, 100, 349, 429

Karbilá'í Áqá Ján, 100, 348, 429

Káshán, 247, 439

Kashmir, 183

Kázim, Mullá, 384-6

Kázim, Ustád, 245

Kázim-i-Samandar, Shaykh, 88, 178, 191, 394

Khadem, Hand of the Cause Dhikru'lláh, 54

Khadíjih Bagum, 329, 331, 404, 405, 429, 430

Khalíl (Siyyid Ibráhím), 439-40

Khalíl-i-Tabrízí, Áqá, 266, 268

Khán-i-Mahallátí, Áqá, 183

Khánum Buzurg (Sháh Sultán Khánum), 438

Khartúm, 23, 24, 25

Khávar, Hájí, 336

Khurásán, 100, 209, 210n., 254, 294, 343

Khuy, 439

King of Martyrs, (Sultánu'sh-Shuhadá, Mírzá Muhammad-Hasan), illus. 77; 16, 58, 73-90, 91, 99-100, 101, 119, 254, 368, 384, 434

'Abdu'l-Bahá's prayer for, {ROB4: 82}
Kings, 98, 179, 235, 291, 388, 421

Kirmán, 399, 400

Kirmánsháhán, 259

Kitáb-i-'Ahdí (The Book of My Covenant), 419-20, 434

Kitáb-i-Aqdas (Bahá'u'lláh), 123, 138-9, 160, 212, 399, 400, 417

law of Huqúq'u'lláh, 248-56
laws of, 114, 116, 299-300, 321, 421, 423, 433
Tablets revealed after, 33, 118, 167, 227-38
tribute to the 'learned', 38
Kitáb-i-Íqán (Bahá'u'lláh), 95, 136, 140, 152, 154, 207, 213, 295, 322, 329, 385, 421, 427-8, 438

Knowledge, 212, 213, 236, 274-5, 342, 434

of God, 375
Komaroff, General, 344

Krupatkin, General, 122

Kurdistán, 6

Laddakh, 183

Lahore, 183

Language, 194, 354, 374

universal auxiliary, 159-60, 162, 215, 341
Lawh-i-'Abdu'l-Vahháb, 41

Lawh-i-Aqdas, 227-35, 352, 353

Lawh-i-Ard-i-Bá, 240-1

Lawh-i-Bishárát, 158, 159, 161-7, 168

Lawh-i-Burhán, 91-102, 425, 435

Lawh-i-Dunyá, 288, 329-50, 401, 429

Lawh-i-Fu'ád, 437

Lawh-i-Hikmat, 33-49, 373

ancient Greek philosophers, 46
deplores condition of the world, 34-5
description of nature, 45
differs from historical records, 46
on creation, 39-43
on knowledge of the Manifestations, 48
on speech, 192
philosophical terminology of, 33
revealed in honour of Nabíl-i-Akbar, 33, 39, 45
teachings to spiritualize the human race, 35-7
Lawh-i-Hizár Baytí ('Abdu'l-Bahá), 146

Lawh-i-Ishráqát, 18, 145-60, 162, 168, 405

Lawh-i-Ittihád, 191-6

Lawh-i-Karmil, 351-67, 423

Lawh-i-Maqsúd, 235-6

Lawh-i-Ra'ís, 437

Lawh-i-Siyyid Mihdíy-i-Dahají, 236-8

Lawh-i-Sultán, 374, 388

Lawh-i-Tajallíyát, 118-44, 168

Lawh-i-Tarázát, 168-76

Laws, 116-17, 157, 184, 212, 215-16, 257, 287, 421, 423, 433

application of, 321
laws of God, 361
obedience to, 142
of Huqúq'u'lláh, see Huqúq'u'lláh
of the Báb, 166-7
physical, 255
publication of, 299-300
'Leaf', see Women

Lebanon, 355

Lesser Peace, 159, 162, 198, 366

Universal House of Justice to promote, 341-2
see also Most Great Peace and Peace
Letters of the Living, 209-10

Life, purpose and principles of, 193, 278

Local Spiritual Assemblies, 193-4, 275, 276, 290-1

instituted in Persia, 276
of Bahá'í Women, 312
of Tihrán, illus. 292; 290-3, 311-12
Locusts, 29-30

Lote-Tree, 169, 411, 436

Love, 161, 308, 339, 375

among believers, 317
of Bahá'u'lláh, 190, 194, 234
of one's country, 340
prime cause of creation, 199
Luqmán, 436

Madras, 181

Máh-kú, 222, 329, 439

Mahmúd Mírzá, Prince, the Jalálu'd-Dawlih, 347-8

Mahmúd-i-Zarqání, Mírzá, 146, 285, 310

Mahrám, Mírzá, 184

Majdu'd-Din, 420

Majzub, Nusratu'lláh, 446

Malaya, 183

Man

a finite being, 216
barrier between God and, 287
capacity to understand God, 150
each person unique, 198, 199
greatest achievement of, 82
human nature, 142-3
muvását is noblest quality of, 195
need for detachment, 68-70
need for humility, 65
need for justice, 318
need to live the life, 69-70
spiritual growth of, 36-7
station of, 65
'Supreme Talisman', 235
tested by God, 247
see also Soul and Mankind
Mandalay, 183, 184

Manifestation, 126-7, 132-3, 137, 436

attributes of, 246
Bahá'u'lláh is Supreme, 135, 136-9, 147, 268, 374, 406-9
bearers of God's attributes, 132
can see the end in the beginning, 169-70
effect of coming of, 147, 155
endowed with divine knowledge, 48
man's capacity to understand, 150
next, 216
of the prophetic cycle, 166
proof of, 108
recognition of, 141-3
relationship with God, 129-31
revealers of God to man, 47, 131-2, 140
Saviour of man, 193
'Universal Manifestation', 135
see also the Báb, Bahá'u'lláh, Moses, Muhammad and Prophets
Mankind, 137-9, 173, 214-15, 235

Bahá'u'lláh's counsels to, 159, 338-42
condition of, 66-72, 150-1, 156-8
encompassed by Bahá'í Faith, 257
fellowship among, 341
oneness of, 198, 268
perversity of, 318
regeneration of, 67, 235
suffering and tribulation of, 72, 156-8
unity of, 157, 159, 161, 194-5, 196-9, 215, 235, 268, 388
vision of, 169
Manshád, 30

Maqálih-Fí-Al-Islám (Treatise on Islám), 151

Maqsúd, Mírzá, 235-6

Marriage, 163, 201, 291, 311

Martyrdom, 57, 141, 175, 234, 264, 322

Bahá'u'lláh on, 383-8
of Bahá'ís in Yazd, 124, 188, 333, 346-50
of Hájí Muhammad-Ridáy-i-Isfahání, 342-6
of Imám Husayn, 201, 322
Tablet concerning, 87, 302-3, 305
Martyrs, 165, 325n., 328, 383-8, 421

Maryam Sultán Bagum (wife of Áqá Mírzá Áqá), 332, 337

Mashhad, 209, 294, 296

Mashriqu'l-Adhkár, 171, 316n.

definition of, 120n., 316n.
in 'Ishqábád, 120-3, 423
in North America, 359
in Tihrán, 316 on Mount Carmel, 352, 363
Master, the, see 'Abdu'l-Bahá

Mas'úd Mírzá, the Zillu's-Sultán, 75-6, 100-2, 263, 264, 347, 385-6

Mathnaví, 232

Mawlavís, 438

Maxwell, May Bolles, 28

Maydán-i-Khán, 347

Maydán-i-Sháh, 385

Mázindarán, 6, 148, 177, 209, 378, 382, 383, 387, 389

Mazra'ih, Mansion of, 52

Bahá'u'lláh at, 1-10, 11, 50, 73, 103, 104-5, 181, 244, 421
room of Bahá'u'lláh at, 248
scenery at, 7
Mecca, 365

Memorials of the Faithful ('Abdu'l-Bahá), 405-6

Men, 215

Bahá'í, in great danger, 119
equality between men and women, 199-204
Mercy, 93, 95, 196, 229

Messengers, see Prophets

Midhát Páshá, 239

Mihdí, Dervish, 50-1

Mihdí, Mullá (martyr of Yazd), 347

Mihdíy-i-'Atrí, Hájí Mullá, 50-3

Mihdíy-i-Dahají, 236-7, 287n.

Mineral kingdom, 198-9

Miracles, 113, 238, 272, 324-5

Mír Muhammad Big, Áqá, 254n.

Mírzáy-i-Afnán, Hájí Siyyid, 107

Mishkín-Qalam, 244, 333

Moderation, 67, 192, 215, 236

Monarchy, constitutional, 162

Monks, 163, 229, 352

Moody, Dr Susan, 328

Moses, 47, 108, 126, 130, 221, 324, 325

Most Great Branch, see 'Abdu'l-Bahá

Most Great Name, 139, 230, 376

Community of the, 172, 237, 239, 257, 361
Most Great Peace, 158, 198, 235, 366

see also Lesser Peace and Peace
Most Great Prison, 5, 6, 104, 105, 242, 335, 401, 412

see also 'Akká
Most Holy Book, see Kitáb-i-Aqdas

Mu'ayyad, Dr Habíb, 31, 170

Muballigh (Teacher-proclaimer), 257-8, 274-7

see also Teachers
Muhammad, Prophet, 46-7, 76, 88, 91, 96, 126, 191n., 208, 209, 265-6, 269, 295, 297, 325, 407

Muhammad, Hájí Mírzá Siyyid, 329

Muhammad, Mír Siyyid, 74, 75

Muhammad, 'Abduh, Shaykh, 239

Muhammad-i-'Aláqih-band, Hájí Áqá, 26, 218

Muhammad-'Alí, Hájí Mírzá (maternal cousin of the Báb), 120-2, 394

Muhammad-'Alí, Hájí Shaykh, see Nabíl ibn-i-Nabíl

Muhammad-'Alí, Mírzá (Arch-breaker of the Covenant), 5, 59, 145, 236, 420

Muhammad-'Alí, Mírzá (father of Munírih Khánum), 73-4

Muhammad-'Alíy-i-Afnán, Hájí, 247, 248

Muhammad-'Alíy-i-Isfahání, 226, 395-8

Muhammad-'Alí Mírzá (the Crown Prince), 402

Muhammad-'Alíy-i-Sayyáh, Hájí (Jáhil), 101

Muhammad-'Alíy-i-Tabrízí, 394, 395

Muhammad-Báqir, 247

Muhammad-Báqir (martyr of Yazd), 347

Muhammad-Báqir, Shaykh (Dhi'b-Wolf), 75-6, 79, 297, 368, 384-5

Lawh-i-Burhán addressed to, 91-102
Muhammad-Hasan (martyr of Yazd), 348

Muhammad-Hasan, Mírzá, see King of Martyrs

Muhammad-Hasan-i-Najafí, Shaykh, 209, 433

Muhammad-Hasan-i-Sabzivárí, Shaykh, 51

Muhammad-Husayn, Mír (Imám-Jum'ih of Isfahán, Raqshá--she-Serpent), 75-6, 79-80, 91, 96-7, 100, 297

Muhammad-Husayn, Mírzá, see Beloved of Martyrs

Muhammad-Husayn, Shaykh, 205-6

Muhammad-Ibráhím, Áqá, 30-1

Muhammad-Ibráhím, Hájí (Muballigh), 153n., 405

Muhammad-i-Isfahání (Anti-Christ of Bahá'u'lláh's Revelation), 226, 412, 434, 435

Muhammad Khán-i-Balúch, 107

Muhammad-i-Qá'iní, Áqá, see Nabíl-i-Akbar

Muhammad-Qulí, Mírzá, 247

Muhammad-Qulí, Mírzá (half-brother of Bahá'u'lláh), 242

Muhammad-Ridáy-i-Isfahání, Hájí, illus. 35; 342-6, 387-8, 435

Muhammad-i-Ridáy-i-Muhammad-'Ábádí, Mullá, 286n.

Muhammad-Ridáy-i-Yazdí, Mullá, 379

Muhammad Sháh, 222

Muhammad-Táhir-i-Málmírí, Hájí, 113

account of Bahjí, 106-8
'History of the Faith in the Province of Yazd', 23, 50-1
memories of Bahá'u'lláh, 9-10, 243-4, 247
story about Mírzá Ja'far, 245-6
Tablet revealed for, 323
Muhammad-Taqí, Hand of the Cause Hájí Mírzá (Ibn-i-Abhar), illus. 280, 309; 26, 123-4, 277, 289, 290, 338

letters of, 307-10
life of, 304-12
Tablets to, 315-28
wife of, 311-12
Muhammad-Taqí, Hájí Mírzá, the Vakílu'd-Dawlih, 120, 122, 123, 394

Muhammad-Taqí, Mírzá, 23

Muhammad-Taqí, Shaykh (Son of the Wolf), 79, 175, 314

Epistle of Bahá'u'lláh to, 368-412
prayer for, 369-71
Muhammad-i-Yazdí, Hájí, illus. 22; 23-6

Muhammad-i-Yazdí, Shaykh, 394, 395, 399

Muharram, 322, 334, 335

Muhsin-i-Afnán, Mírzá, 396

Munírih Khánum (wife of 'Abdu'l-Bahá), 16, 73, 430

Munírih Khánum (daughter of Mullá 'Alí-Akbar), 311-12

Murtidá, Mírzá, the Sadru'l-'Ulamá, 435

Músá, Mírzá (Áqáy-i-Kalím), 242, 420n., 438

Musávát (Equality), 195

Muslims

and holy war, 161
Bahá'ís of Muslim background, 291
clergy, see Divines
in Mandalay become Bahá'ís, 183
mentioned, 151, 172, 263, 264, 268, 335n., 343, 417
Shí'ah, 184, 344, 418
Sunní, 184, 418
Mustafá, Mírzá, 386, 435

Mustafáy-i-Rúmí, Hand of the Cause Siyyid, illus. 180; 181-3

Mustasháru'd-Dawlih (Mírzá Yúsuf Khán), 266

Muvását, 195

Mystics, 215, 294

Nabíl-i-Akbar, Hand of the Cause (Áqá Muhammad-i-Qá'iní), 33-4, 38, 39, 45, 48-9, 118n., 237, 258, 286, 313

'Abdu'l-Bahá's tribute to, 34
travels of, 177
Nabíl-i-A'zam, 84, 106-8, 113, 210, 241, 243-4, 329-30

account of Ascension of Bahá'u'lláh, 414-17, 418-19
Nabíl ibn-i-Nabíl (Hájí Shaykh Muhammad-'Alí), illus. 403; 394-8, 436

Najaf, 100

Najafábád, 385

Najaf-'Alí, Áqá, 386, 435

Najafí, Áqá, see Muhammad-Taqí

Na'mayn, Garden of, see Garden of Ridván

Napoleon III, 95, 249, 388, 434

Nasír, Hájí, 383, 434

Násirí (trademark), 178

Násiri'd-Dín Sháh, 38, 76, 102, 186, 297n., 381, 383, 387, 401-2, 439

attempt on the life of, 124, 378, 379
mistrust of, 379-80
Tablet to, 374-5, 388
Nasru'lláh, Siyyid, 191

National Spiritual Assemblies, 193-4, 275, 276, 290

of Persia, 314
Nations, 197, 198, 235-6, 238, 361, 382, 423, 432-3

Nature

animal, 142-3
Bahá'u'lláh's definition of, 45
creates life, 324
human, 142-3
laws of, 255-6
observation of, 198, 255
spiritual, 143
Navváb, 1, 106, 362, 366

Naw-Rúz, 182, 359, 414, 417

Náyibu's-Saltanih (Kámrán Mírzá), 297, 299, 338, 379-80

Náyib, Jináb-i-, 259

Nayríz, 205, 328, 378, 380, 435

Nazareth, 239

Newspapers, 173, 349-50, 396, 401

Nimrod, 324

Níyáz, Hájí, 415

Noah, 425-8

North America, see America

Nuclear energy, 225

Núru'd-Dín, see Áqá Mírzá Áqá

Núru'd-Dín-i-Zayn, 105

Obedience, 70

Ober, Harlan, 310

Order, World, 114, 139, 216, 360, 423

see also Administrative Order
Ottoman Empire, 178, 393-4

court of, 396
Palestine, see Holy Land

Pan-Islámic movement, 401

Patchin, William J., illus. 327; 236-8, 459

Peace, 388

Central Organization for a Durable Peace, 304
Prince of, 268
promotion of, 341-2
results from unity, 157, 196-8
search for peace of mind, 71
teachings conducive to, 154-5
world, 196-8, 235, 341-2
see also Lesser Peace and Most Great Peace
'People of Bahá', see Bahá'ís

Persecution, 87, 264

of Bábís, 6
of Bahá'ís in Persia, 115, 349-50
of Bahá'u'lláh, 171, 391
of Cause of God, 335
of Hájí Ákhúnd, 296-7
of Hájí Yahúdá, 13
of Ibn-i-Abhar, 305-10
of Mírzá Hádí, 16
Persia,
92, 101, 115, 250-1, 341, 344, 349, 359, 368, 380, 402, 418, 421, 431, 433
adoption of surnames in, 293
Bahá'í community in, 306
Bahá'í schools in, 122n.
cradle of the Faith, 233
divines of, 98
effect of the Báb's Revelation on, 166-7
famine in, 299
government of, 222, 306, 314, 335, 338, 382, 401
Hájí Mírzá Haydar-'Alí travels around, 270-3
Ibn-i-Abhar's travels around, 306-12
intermarriage of Bahá'ís of, 291
Mírzá Abu'l-Fadl's travels around, 258-70
National Spiritual Assembly of, 314
Obligatory Prayers sent to, 300
Sulaymán Khán's mission to, 185
teachers in, 177, 254, 257-73, 274-6, 298, 302, 303, 306, 310, 423
well-being of Bahá'ís in, 289
women in, 312
Peter, 433

Pharaoh, 47, 324

Philosophy, 138, 236, 294

ancient Greek philosophers, 33, 42, 46-9
Islámic philosophy, 42
of Hájí Mullá Hádíyi-i-Sabzavárí, 221
Pilgrim House, 2, 9, 415

Pilgrimage

conditions for, 84
Hájí Mírzá Habíbu'lláh's account of, 332-7
permission for, 83-7
rituals in connection with, 165
to the House of the Báb, 165, 429, 431
Pilgrims, 7-9, 217, 255

'Abdu'l-Bahá makes arrangements for, 2
arrive without permission, 83-4
at Mazra'ih, 9
at Shrine of Bahá'u'lláh, 103
at Shrine of the Báb, 170-1
May Maxwell among first group from West, 28
to 'Akká, see 'Akká, pilgrims to
to Holy Land, 33, 83-7, 421
visit Bombay, 178
Pioneering, 171-2, 328

Poems, 9, 65, 107-8, 124, 231-2, 313

Politics, 138, 304

Polygamy, 201

Port Sa'íd, 332

Possessions, earthly, 195

Prayers, 36, 168, 271, 316n., 411n.

at resting place of the departed, 164-5
for Hájí Muhammad-Ridá, 343
for Hands of the Cause, 288, 299, 320, 337-8
for Ibn-i-Asdaq, 301-2
for King of Martyrs, 82
for Son of the Wolf, 369-71
for the Fast, 9
for understanding, 213
influence of, on Mírzá Abu'l-Fadl, 261
Obligatory, 131, 216-17, 261, 299-300
on Essence of God, 130-1
Prejudice, 56, 138, 150, 194, 291, 308

Priesthood, 98-9, 163, 193, 229-30, 288-9

see also Clergy and Priesthood
Principles, 197

of life, 278
of the Faith, 114, 146, 287, 320, 375-6, 423
Prisons

Mullá 'Alí-Akbar in, 297-9
of Qazvín, 299, 306, 337-8, 403, 436
of Tabríz, 186
of Tihrán, illus. 309; 64, 302, 306-7, 338
of Zanján, 306
see also Most Great Prison
Promise of World Peace. The (Universal House of Justice), 342

Prophecies

fulfilment of, 153-4, 408-9, 413, 421
of 'Abdu'l-Bahá, 170-1
of Bahá'u'lláh, 156-7, 193, 225
of Siyyid Asadu'lláh, 185-6
Prophetic cycle, 166

Prophets, 108, 113, 126, 127, 232, 360, 397

ancient, 47, 425-8
foretell coming of Bahá'u'lláh, 228, 407, 413
Greeks learned wisdom from, 46
of Israel, 13, 46, 154, 361
revealers of the Word of God, 46
see also Manifestations
Protestant Evangelical Society, 151

Punch, India, 183

Punishment, 157, 159, 211, 236

Punjab, 183

Purest Branch, 362, 366, 421

Qá'im, 174

Qá'im-Maqám (Mírzá Abu'l-Qásim-i-Faráháni), illus. 224; 221-2, 223

Qá'im-Maqámí (Mírzá Áqá Khán), illus. 224; 222-5

Qará-Guhar, chain of, 6, 389, 435

Qasídiy-i-Tá'íyyih, 389

Qasídiy-i-Varqá'íyyih, 390

Qayyúmu'l-Asmá, 361, 437

Qazvín, 191, 394

prison at, 185, 299, 306, 337-8, 403, 436
Qiblih, 362

Quddús, 210

Qum, 187, 271

Qur'án 29, 46-7, 54, 63, 127, 152, 155, 210, 211, 267, 310, 407, 425-7, 433,

authenticity of, 269, 272
historical accounts in, 46-7
laws of, 166
on certitude, 36
on superiority of men, 200
prophecies of, 408
Ra'd, the donkey, 105

Rada'r-Rúh, 325

Rádíyih, 15-16

Ramadán, 79

Raqshá, see Mír Muhammad-Husayn

Rashh-i-'Amá, 406

Rasht, 112, 191, 383

Rawdih-Khání, 201-2

Recantation, 92-3, 175

Religion, 56, 196, 214, 278

a 'radiant light', 154-60
and the Holy Land, 365
Bahá'u'lláh addresses leaders of, 212
development of, 324
disenchantment with, 71
divisions in, 192, 365
followers of, 340, 365, 423
harmony of science and, 156
ignored in its day, 72
loss of power of, 155
past, 162
principles of, 215
purpose of, 159
reality of, 152-3
relationship between religions, 155, 161-2
sects in, 138
unity of, 191
unnecessary to turn to other religions, 141-2
'Return', 207-11

Revelation, 46, 89-90, 133-4, 169, 211, 213, 268, 397, 411

act of, 317, 333, 334
authenticity of, 60
Most Great Revelation, 141
new, 166
of attributes of God, 17
of Tablets, 257
of the Báb, 166-7, 209, 329
of the Word of God, 4
world immersed in ocean of, 70
Revelation of Bahá'u'lláh, 6, 53, 65-6, 95, 137, 138, 167, 172, 193, 198, 209, 300, 352, 357, 358, 372, 413, 423, 438

after martyrdoms in Yazd, 347
and the West, 232-3
Anti-Christ of, 226
Bábís who were heedless of, 81, 148
birth of, 406
canalized through the Administrative Order, 233
climax of, 114
distinguishing features of, 340, 365
glory of, 320, 353
greatness of, 66, 108, 125, 127-9, 133, 150, 216, 218, 313, 318, 320, 335
history of, 115-6
influence of, 353
nature of, 129, 150, 388
power of, 237-8, 388
process of, 219, 372-3
purpose of, 158, 196, 365, 388
to priests, bishops and monks, 229-30
truth in, 141, 152, 339
veils to recognizing, 138
world depends on, 319
Revelation of Bahá'u'lláh (Adib Taherzadeh), 420, 432

'Revelation-writing', 125, 334

Reward, 157, 159, 211, 236

Ridá, Imám, 187n.

Ridáy-i-Qannád, Áqá, 420

Ridá-Qulí, Mírzá, 438

Ridáy-i-Yazdí, Shaykh, 286

Ridván, Garden of, illus. 20-21; 11-32, 105, 244

Abu'l-Qásim, gardener at, 28-32
May Maxwell's account of, 28-30
passage on trustworthiness revealed in, 16
Tablet on, 15-16
Risáliy-i-Síyásíyyih ('Abdu'l-Bahá), 304

Rosenberg, Ethel, 46

Rúhu'lláh, illus. 62; 55-6, 58-64

Russia, 388, 418, 432-3

Ru'yá, Tablet of, 417

Sacraments, 289

Sacrifice, 140, 190, 195, 421

Sádát-i-Khamsih (The Five Siyyids), 191

Sa'dí, 65

Sádiq, Imám (Ja'far-i-Sádiq), 436

Sádiq-i-Khurásání, Mullá (Ismulláh'u'l-Asdaq), 286, 301

Sadratu'l-Muntahá, 436

Sadru's-Sudúr, 313

Safá, Mírzá, 434

Salásil, chain of, 389, 435

Sálih, 97, 425-8

Salmán, Shaykh, 325

Salmán, Tablet of, 172

Salsabíl, 348

Samarkand, 262

Sámirí, 46, 211

Saráju'l-Hukamá, illus. 327; 459

Sardár 'Azíz Khán, 435

Schools, 215, 313-14

Sciences, {ROB4: 118n., 138, 144, 162, 173, 212, 278, 354, 406, 433}

harmony of religion and, {ROB4: 156}

Scientists, 354

Scriptures, 47, 48, 49, 126, 137, 218, 262, 373

see also Gospels, Holy Bible, Holy Writings, Qur'án and Testament
Sects, 138, 156, 295, 365, 392

Service, 193

and tests, 246-7
of Hands of the Cause, 277-8, 300
station of man is service, 65
to human race, 235
to the Cause of God, 36, 283, 291, 298, 302
Seven Valleys, The (Bahá'u'lláh), 142, 181

Sháh Khalíl'u'lláh, 254n.

Sháh Sultán Khánum (Khánum Buzurg), 438

Shahíd-ibn-i-Shahíd, see Ibn-i-Asdaq

Shahmírzád, 294

Shahr-bánú, 438-9

Shams-i-Duhá, 16

Shaykh-i-Ahsá'í (Shaykh Ahmad), 436

Shaykhís, 295, 439

Shíráz, 314, 329, 331, 334, 384, 429-31, 436

Shoghi Effendi

and Hands of the Cause, 59, 230-1, 276, 285-6
and interpretation of Scripture, 356-7
and laws of the Báb, 166-7
and prestige of Faith, 239-42
and Shrine of the Báb, 360-1
and Siyyid Mustafáy-i-Rúmí, 182
and teaching plans, 358
as Centre of the Cause, 143
creation of world administrative order, 362-7
describes end of the Wolf and the She-Serpent, 100-101
describes events after the Ascension of Bahá'u'lláh, 418
describes importance of Mashriqu'l-Adhkár in 'Ishqábád, 122-3
describes relationship of God to Bahá'u'lláh, 129, 135
discusses Bahjí, 104
encourages pioneering, 171-2
explains revelation of laws, 116-17
explains 'rulers' and 'learned', 38
infallibility of, 149
interpretation of Tablet of Carmel, 358, 362
on love, compassion and sacrifice, 190
permission for pilgrimage sought from, 87
recounts martyrdom of Mullá 'Alí-Ján, 387
statement on Huqúq'u'lláh, 252
stories attributed to, 170
summary of martyrdoms in Yazd, 347-8
travel teachers during ministry of, 276
ushers in Formative Age, 233
mentioned, 28, 383
Shrines, 429

of Bahá'u'lláh, illus. 422; 30n., 103, 165, 170, 362n., 418, 419
of the Báb, illus. 363, 364; 123, 165, 170-1, 358-65, 419
of the Immaculate, 187
see also Pilgrimage
Shujá'u'd-Dawlih, 434

Siam, 183

Sidon, 51

Sin, 164

Sinai, 70, 94, 126, 130, 139, 228, 357

Síyáh-Chál, 6, 116, 133, 148, 248, 389, 378, 406

Síyávash, Mr, illus. 292; 291

Siyyid of Findirisk, 434

Sleep, 206

Society, 196-9, 203, 341

Socrates, 46

Some Answered Questions ('Abdu'l-Bahá), 41, 45, 152

Soul, 158, 188, 201, 234, 237, 251

equal status of, 203-4
freedom of, 193
holy souls, 316
immortality of, 41
in the next life, 371
one soul in many bodies, 190
prayers for, 164-5
return of qualities of, 208, 209-11
unity of, 298
virtues of, 36
see also Man
Speech, 69-70, 191-2, 237

Spiritualization, 35-9, 142-3

Station, 192-3, 208-9

Stars, falling of, 229

Steadfastness, 140-1, 317, 318

Subh-i-Azal, see Mírzá Yahyá

Súdán, the, 177, 273

Suffering, 72, 156-8, 197

Suhráb, 'Ináyatu'lláh, 263

Sulaymán Khán-i-Tunukábání (Jamálu'd-Din, Jamal Effendi), illus. 179; 177-89

Sulaymáníyyih, 115

Superstition, 150, 174, 230

Súq-i-Abyad (White Market), 106, 243

Súrih of Tawhíd, 407

Súriy-i-Haykal, 133, 278

Súriy-i-Vafá, 205-13

Surnames, 293

Syria, 240, 258, 262, 416, 418

Tabarsí, 380, 435

Tablets of 'Abdu'l-Bahá

and resting places of departed, 165
of the Divine Plan, 358
of visitation, 165 on attributes of God, 132
on consultation, 290
on equality of men and women, 204
on historical records, 46
on interment of the Báb, 359
on nature of God, 131-2
on prayer, 164-5
to Áqá Mírzá Áqá, 430
to Covenant-breakers, 146
to Dr Forel, 132
to Hájí Áqá Muhammad-i-'Aláqih-band, 26
to Hands of the Cause, 285, 315
to Ibn-i-Abhar, 26-7, 307, 310
to Mírzá Áqá Khán, 223-5, 400
to the Central Organization for a Durable Peace (to The Hague), 304
unaddressed, 325-6
Tablets of the Báb, 329

Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, 33, 89-90

Bishárát, 116, 158, 161-7, 168
Kalimát-i-Firdawsíyyih, 117, 175-6, 196, 214-26, 374
Lawh-i-'Abdu'l-Vahháb, 41
Lawh-i-Aqdas, 117, 227-35, 352, 353
Lawh-i-Ard-i-Bá, 240-1
Lawh-i-Burhán, 91-102, 425, 435
Lawh-i-Dunyá, 117, 288, 329-50, 401, 429
Lawh-i-Hikmat, 33-49, 192
Lawh-i-Ittihád, 191-6
Lawh-i-Karmil, 351-67, 423
Lawh-i-Maqsúd, 117, 235-6
Lawh-i-Siyyid Mihdíy-i-Dahají, 236-8
Lawh-i-Sultán, 374, 388
Súriy-i-Haykal, 133
Súriy-i-Mulúk, 27
Súriy-i-Vafá, 205-13
Tajallíyát, 117, 118-44, 168
Tarázát, 16, 18, 117
addressed to church aristocracy, 229-30
advice on teaching, 192
compilations of, 259n.
composition of, 23n.
delivery of, 323-8
explanation of 'stars', 229
for Áqá Siyyid Áqá, 284
for Bahá'í women, 202-3
for chief of Templers, 351
for Hájí 'Abu'l-Hasan-i-Amín, 116, 284, 290
for Hájí Muhammad-Ibráhím, 153n.
for Hájí Muhammad-Táhir-i-Málmírí, 323
for Hájí Mullá Mihdíy-i-'Atrí, 51
for mankind, 34-5
for Mírzá Hasan, 53
for Nabíl and Muhammad-Táhir, 108
for Varqá's children, 59
full of Significances, 168
Hájí Mírzá Buzurg-i-Afnán, 16 in which locations and cities are addressed, 352
obliterated, 151
of Ahmad, 141
of Carmel, see Lawh-i-Karmil
of Ishráqát, 16, 116, 146-60, 162
of Nasír, 383
of Ru'yá, 417
of Salmán, 172
of visitation, 165, 419
on a true believer, 161-2
on auxiliary language, 159-60
on Bahjí, 104
on believers as Hands of the Cause, 285
on calumnies of Azalís, 399, 405
on circumambulation, 108-13
on consultation, 290
on countryside, 7
on creation, 39-40, 42, 45
on detachment, 246-7
on equality of men and women, 199-204
on fear of God, 28
on forgiveness, 85-6
on Garden of Ridván, 11, 15-16
on God the Incomparable, 199
on Hands of the Cause, 287-8
on His Revelation, 406
on House of the Báb, 429
on Huqúq'u'lláh, 252-3, 256
on infallibility, 149-50
on inner realities of prominent people, 286-7
on Islámic prophecies, 153-4
on leaving 'Akká, 105
on martyrdom, 87
on Mírzá Áqá Khán and Shaykh Ahmad, 399-400
on misdeeds of believers, 39, 225
on monasticism, 162-3
on nature of God and His Manifestations, 133-5
on Obligatory Prayers, 299, 300
on plants, 12
on power of unity, 194-5, 197-8
on Presence of God, 408
on punishment of mankind, 157
on sciences which begin and end in words, 143-4
on Shaykh Muhammad-i-Yazdí, 394
on sin, 86
on steadfastness, 141
on suffering, 105, 157, 402
on teaching, 275, 305, 319
on the heart, 35
on Trustworthiness, 17-18, 437
on unacceptable actions, 161
on unknowable Essence, 130
on 'veils' and 'oppressors', 172-3
on wickedness, 340
on withholding Kitáb-i-Aqdas, 249
on worthlessness of world, 249
quote passages from the Báb, 47-8
recounting story of King and Beloved of Martyrs, 73, 80-90
re-revelation of, 372-4
revealed at Bahjí, 114-15
revealed at Garden of Ridván, 15-16
revealed in the home of Áqáy-i-Kalím, 242-3
survey of, 227-38
to Afnáns, 285
to 'Andalíb, 83-4
to Czar Alexander II, 434
to divines, 97-9
to enemies, 95
to Hádíy-i-Dawlat-Ábádí, 47, 174
to Hájí Áqá Muhammad-i-'Aláqih-band, 219
to Hájí Muhammad-Ridá, 342-4
to Hájí Mullá 'Alíy-i-Kání, 297
to Hands of the Cause, 253-5, 277-8, 284, 287-8, 315-28
to Ibn-i-Abhar, 289, 305-7
to Ibn-i-Asdaq, 254, 275, 277, 296, 302-4, 315-28
to Indian believers, 181
to Karbilá'í Áqá Ján, 271
to King of Martyrs, 87
to kings and rulers, 388
to Mírzá Abu'l-Fadl, 260
to Muhammad 'Alíy-i-Afnán, 247
to Muhammad-Báqir, 247
to Mullá 'Alí-Akbar, 255, 287, 315-28
to Napoleon III, 249, 434
to Núru'd-Dín, 7
to Queen Victoria, 434
to Shaykh Kázim-i-Samandar, 88
to Sulaymán Khán, 181
to the Times, 349-50
to Varqá, 17-18, 51, 64-72, 88-9
twenty-seven, revealed for Ustád 'Alí-Akbar, 124-5
Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, 227

Tablets of the Divine Plan, 358

Tabríz, 55-6, 146, 178, 186, 266, 402, 439

Táhirih, 16

Talkhunchih, 384

Tarbíyat Schools, 313-14

Táríkh-i-Shuhadáy-i-Yazd, 124, 347

Teachers

Bahá'í travelling, 177, 274-5, 423
Bahá'í, took counsel on community affairs, 107n.
Bahá'u'lláh's advice to, 237, 296
in Persia, 254, 274-5
notable, 257-73
teacher training for youth, 313
training institutes for women, 304
visiting graves of, 165
with understanding, 257, 275
see also Muballigh
Teaching, 120, 123, 124, 214, 319-20

and station of martyrdom, 57
Bahá'ís enjoined to teach, 274-7
Bahá'u'lláh counsels Bahá'ís on, 192
by Hands of the Cause, 275, 319
detachment important for success in, 258, 261, 317
importance, of, 237, 305, 317
in Persia, 115
meaning of, 317
methods of, 237, 262-3
of Sulaymán Khán, 177-89
pre-requisites for, 48-9, 161-2
Rúhu'lláh's method of, 58-60
success in, 258, 261-2, 317
Tablets of the Divine Plan a charter for, 358
tours of Ibn-i-Asdaq, 302-4
travel teaching, 197-89, 237, 257-8, 260-2, 302, 303
wisdom in, 67, 305, 319-20
women encouraged to teach, 202
Teachings

Bahá'u'lláh's presentation of, 374-7
carrying out, 142, 158
designed to spiritualize human race, 35, 38
equality of men and women, 199-204
explained to Náyibu's-Saltanih, 379
exposition of, in Epistle to the Son of the Wolf 371-2
for rulers and ministers of the world, 154
forbidding contention and strife, 375-82
harmony of science and religion, 156
listed, 159-60, 161-7, 214-15, 341, 375-7
on creation, 39-45
on living the life, 69, 83
on reconstruction of human society, 341
on search for truth, 141-2
on worship, 36
revolve around principle of love and unity, 161
understanding of, 212-13
mentioned, 114, 146, 168, 172, 184, 212, 238, 257, 316-17, 388, 433
Templers, German, 70, 351-2

Ten Year Crusade, 358

Testament

New, 13, 46, 127, 267-8, 425
Old, 47, 267-8, 425
see also Holy Bible, Gospels and Scriptures
Tests, 247, 287, 308

Thamúd, 96, 425-8

Tibet, 183

Tihrán, 99-100, 352

imprisonment of Bahá'ís in, 379-80
Mashriqu'l-Adhkár in, 316
prison of, illus. 309; 64, 302, 306-7, 338
see also Síyáh-Chál
release of Bahá'í prisoners in, 14
remains of the Báb in, 299
residence of Ibn-i-Abhar, 306
school for girls in, 314
Siyyid Asadu'lláh in, 186
Spiritual Assembly of, illus. 292; 290-3, 311-12
suffering of Bahá'u'lláh in, 148
teacher training institute in, 304, 313
upheaval in, 124, 368, 380
mentioned, 12, 76, 119, 177, 222, 259, 296, 297, 311, 314, 328, 387, 429
Times, The, 348-50

Torah, the 46

Townshend, George, Hand of the Cause, Canon of St. Patrick's, Dublin, and Archdeacon of Clonfert, 230-2

Tradition, 66-7, 138

see also Hadíth
Transcaspia, 344

Trustworthiness, 16-28 173, 250, 376, 380, 437

Truth, 153, 169, 176, 213, 221

of Revelation of Bahá'u'lláh, 339
religious, 150, 152
Spirit of, 227
truthfulness, 173, 250, 322, 380 unfettered search after, 141-2, 197, 294
Tuba Khánum, 2-4, 13-14

Turkistán, 122, 258

Turkmenistan, 177

Turkomanchay, Treaty of, 433

'Údí Khammár, 103-4, 108

Understanding, 66, 212-13, 257, 274, 319

United States, see America

Unity, 159, 161, 298, 375, 380, 382

in diversity, 198-9
in society, 196-9, 214, 365 meaning of, 190-204
not possible in previous Dispensations, 340
of the Bahá'í community, 190-6, 317, 365
peace unattainable without, 157, 196-8
power of, 318
purpose of Bahá'u'lláh's Revelation, 365, 388
Universal House of Justice, 38, 87, 159, 164, 215,
and institution of the Hands of the Cause, 276, 288-9
and International Funds, 256
and the Ark, 361
and world administrative centre, 362
as Centre of Covenant, 143, 256
can enact new laws, 216
duties of, 162
infallibility of, 149, 325
Seat of, illus. 364; 362
to promote the Lesser Peace, 341-2
see also Houses of Justice
'Urvatu'l-Vuthqá (newspaper), 401-2

Uzbikistan, 262

Vafá (Shaykh Muhammad-Husayn), 205-6

Valíyy'u'lláh, Hand of the Cause, 59, 448

Varqá, 'Alí-Muhammad, illus. 61, 62; 50-72, 266, 268, 269

Tablet to, 88, 89
Tablets revealed for, 64-72
Vegetable kingdom, 198-9, 255-6

Victoria, Queen, 388, 434

Visitation, Tablet of, 165, 419

Voting, 291-3

see also Elections
War, 56, 157, 196, 235, 268, 361, 377-9, 392

holy war, 161, 167, 432-3
Wealth, 82, 256

see also Huqúq'u'lláh
West, the, 232-3, 242

Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Bahá, 286, 288

Wisdom, 319-23

Women, 215

education of, 201, 312
equality between men and, 199-204
seclusion of, 119, 201
Spiritual Assembly of Bahá'í, 312
teacher training institute for, 304
Word, 140, 228, 262

inner meaning of, 149-50
sciences which begin and end in words, 144, 236
Word of God, 208, 212, 213, 228, 317, 398, 410, 433

at time of its revelation, 219
Bahá'u'lláh as Revealer of, 193
glorification of, 371
outpouring of, 334
power of, 237, 431
Prophets revealers of, 46
source of heat, 278-83
source of unity of people, 194, 196
sources of creation, 42, 278-83
Work, 163, 258

World

spiritual, 205-6, 255
worthlessness of, 249
Worship, 36, 163-4

see also God
Writings, Holy, 125, 168, 192, 396, 423

and equality of men and women, 200
anthology of Bahá'u'lláh's, 372
Bahá'u'lláh quotes from His own, 153n., 162
Bahá'u'lláh repeats subjects in, 125
definition of terms used in, 172-3, 218, 427
depicting perversity of humanity, 70
first Bahá'í, printed, 178
high standard of behaviour demanded in, 83
interpretation of, 147
misrepresented, 150
need to recite, 66
not in printed form, 259n.
of 'Abdu'l-Bahá, 198
of Bahá'u'lláh on Persian authorities, 222
of the Báb, 373, 408
on creation, 42-3
on detachment, 68, 246, 249-50
on Huqúq'u'lláh, 253
on power of unity, 194-5, 196, 197
on recognizing God, 139
on relationship of God to the Manifestations, 131, 132
on uniqueness of creation, 198
on worship, 36 printing of, 321
study of the, 17, 212
teachers well-versed in, 275
Yahúdá, Hájí, 12-13, 446

Yahyá, Mírzá, 53, 81, 86, 115, 174, 211, 257, 399, 400, 401, 408n., 412, 421, 438, 439, 440

Bahá'u'lláh addresses, 220-1
followers of, see Azalís
role of, 305
Yarkand, 183

Yazd, 23, 50-1, 118-19, 123, 245n.

Governor of, 118
martyrdoms in, 188, 333, 347-50
massacre of 1903, 188n., 314, 348, 368
Tyrant of, (Prince Mahmúd Mírzá), 346-8
Yazdí, Azíz, 446

Youth, 313

Yúsuf, Shaykh, 239

Yúsuf Khán, Mírzá (Mustasháru'd-Dawlih), 266

Yúsuf Khán-i-Vujdání, Mírzá, 333

Zahra Bagum, 429-30

Zanján, 60-3, 305-6, 378, 380, 435

Zaynu'l-Muqarrabín, 105, 244

Zillu's-Sultán, see Mas'úd Mírzá

Zion, 357, 361, 408

Zoroastrians, illus. 292; 263, 267, 291, 423



THE REVELATION OF BAHÁ'U'LLÁH

VOLUME 4 : Mazra'ih and Bahjí 1877-92

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, the last in the series, covers 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. Many allusions in these Tablets to persons and events are explained here for the first time in English.

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
'Akká, The Early Years 1868-77

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 younger 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.
503 pages, 36 illustrations
Cloth ISBN 0-85398-143-4
Paper ISBN 0-85398-144-2


£9.95 net or US$19.50
ISBN 0-85398-270-8

GEORGE RONALD · OXFORD