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Writings of Mirza Husayn `Ali Nuri, Bahā’-Allāh (1817-1892 CE). Mss. and published Sources with select Abbreviations.

Stephen N. Lambden - in progress, Last updated 06-11-2015

Select Libraries containing mss. of the writings of Baha'-Allah.

BRITISH LIBRARY, LONDON.

Mss. Housed in the British Library, St. Pancras, London. Asian and African Studies, British Library 96 Euston Road London. NW1 2DB.

Overview see : http://www.fihrist.org.uk/profile/repository/184682e4-05b8-4931-bbca-989...

Baha'-Allah mss. Persian and Arabic :

Ms. Manuscript: Or. 11095. 246 ff.  13.2 x 20.6 -  "Manuscript description based on G. M. Meredith-Owens: Handlist of Persian manuscripts 1895-1966. London, 1968, with additional enhancements".  See :  

Ms. Or 11096. 223 ff.  14.2 x 22.6 -  "Manuscript description based on G. M. Meredith-Owens: Handlist of Persian manuscripts 1895-1966. London, 1968, with additional enhancements".  See :

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY.

University Library, Cambridge University, West Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 9DR., United Kingdom

Mss: University Library, Cambridge University.

Baha'-Allah mss. Persian and Arabic :

Ms. F. 32. ff 2b-48a.   Ṣaḥāʼif pārisīyah (Persian Scriptural Writings)    صحائف پارسية

= BBA. 3 in Browne's "Catalogue and Description of 27 Bābī Manuscripts (Continuation)", in Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland (Oct., 1892): 637-710.

See : http://www.fihrist.org.uk/profile/work/b30eb3eb-589c-4a9e-be1d-606fd9980531

Ms. F. 34 Includes :

  • Ashʻār wa-alwāḥ mutafarriqah (Poems and miscellaneous Tablets)  اشعار والواح متفرقة
  • Alwāḥ al-salāṭīn ("Tablets for the Sovereigns") الواح السلاطين
  • Kitāb aqdas "The Most Holy Book")  كتاب اقدس

= BBP. 6 in Browne's "Catalogue and Description of 27 Bābī Manuscripts", in Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland (Jul., 1892): 433-499. See :

Bequest of E. G. Browne Stored at: University Library, Cambridge University. For manuscript description see R. A. Nicholson: A descriptive catalogue of the Oriental MSS belonging to the late E. G. Browne. Cambridge, 1932.

SOAS LIBRARY, LONDON.

Library  of the School of Oriental and African Studies.  Archives and Special Collections, School of Oriental and African Studies Library Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London. WC1H 0XG. SOAS Library. libenquiry@soas.ac.uk

Ms. 24256. 67f. 10 x 15.5  In an "Elegant naskhi hand" = Kitāb aqdas (The Most Holy Book)  - كتاب اقدس

Part of the `Special Collections' as described in "Manuscript description based on Adam Gacek : Catalogue of the Arabic manuscripts in the Library of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1981".

See : http://www.fihrist.org.uk/profile/manuscript/976be7b1-f3c4-4923-bcc9-c4e...

 

BIBLIOTHEQUE NATIONALE, PARIS.

Bibliothèque Nationale de France. General : http://www.bnf.fr/fr/acc/x.accueil.html

 

 

 

Select URLs and Electronic Sources :

 

 Suggested Abbreviations for printed Sources.

AQA = Āthār-i qalam-i a`lā. 8 vols. Bombay & Tehran: MMMA: Tehran,
1890-198?. rep. Vol. 1 (= K- Mubīn), Dundas, Canada, 1996/153 BE.

Amr-K =

  • Fāḍil-I Māzandārānī (Ed.) Amr va Khalq. 4vols. In 2 Hofheim-Langenhain:Bahā’ī-Verlag, 1986

A-Muluk =

  • Alwāḥ-i nāzilh khiṭāb bi- mulūk wa ru'asā-yi arḍ, Tehran: MMMA, 1968/124 BE

AQA-M =

  • Āthār-i qalam-i a`lā, Majmū`a-yi munājāt. n.p. [Tehran]: BPT, 128 BE

Aqdas =

  • The Kitáb-i-Aqdas. The Most Holy Book. Haifa: BWC, 1992/5.

 Ayām-T =

  • Risālih-yi ayām-i tis`ah. 2nd ed. Los Angeles: Kalimat Press, 1981.

Ayat-B =

  • Āyāt-i Bayyināt (ed. R. Samandarī), Dundas, Canada: Association for Bahā’ī Studies, 1999/156 BE.

ESW* =

  • Lawḥ-i Khiṭāb bi-Shaykh Muḥammad Taqíī Mujtahid-i Iṣfahānī ma`ruf bi Najafī. Cairo: nd. 1338/1919-20.

 ESW tr. =

  • Epistle to the Son of the Wolf (tr. Shoghi Effendi). Wilmette: BPT, rev. ed., 1971(76).

Ganj =

  • `Abd al-Ḥamīd, Ishrāq Khavārī. Ganj-i sháyigán. Tehran: BPT, 1968/124 BE.

 GWB* =

  • Mūntakhabātī az āthār-i-ḥarát-i Bahā'u'llāh [= Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh], Hofheim-Langenhain: Bahá'í-Verlag, 1984.

GWB =

  • Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh, trans. + comp. SE*, London: BPT, 1949 + Wilmette Illinois : BPT, 1978.

 HW =

  • Kalimt-i maknūnih in MAM: 17-32 (Pt.1 Arabic) + 373-398 (Pt. 2 Persian).

 IQ. =

  • Iqtidārāt va chand lawḥ-i dígār. n.p. [Bombay] 1310 A.H./1892-3.

 L-Hikma. =

  • La'āli' al-ḥikma. 3 vols. (ed. Vahid Behmardi). vol 1.Brasil: Editoria Bahā'ī, 143BE/1987; Vol.2 Brasil: Editoria Bahā'ī, 146 BE/1990. Vol. 3, Brasil: Editoria Bahā'ī, 148 BE/1991.

 Ma’ida =

  • `Abd al-Ḥamīd, Ishraq Khāvarī (ed.) Mā'ida-yi āsmānī. vols. 1, 4 & 7 (= writings of Bahā’-Allāh). Tehran: MMM., 128-9 BE.

 MAM =

  • Majmū`ah-yi alwāh-i mubāraka ḥaḍrat-i Bahā'u'llāh, Cairo: 1338 A.H. / [1919-] 1920. Rep. BPT: Wilmette, Illinois, 1982.

 P&M* =

  • Munājāt, Majmū`a adhākīr wa ad`iya min āthār ḥaḍrat Bahā' Allāh. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Bahai-Brasil, 138 BE/1981 [= Arab. & Per. text of P&M].

 P&M =

  • Prayers and Meditations of Bahá'u'lláh [trans. Shoghi Effendi] London: BPT,1957.

 TB =

  • Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh revealed after the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, Haifa: BWC, 19XX.

Abbreviations for Specific Writings of Bahā’-Allāh

 Jawahir =

  • Jawāhir al-asrār (The Essences of the Mysteries). AQA 3:4-88 [2] INBMC 46:1ff [3] INBMC 99.

K-Badi` =

  • Kitāb-i badī` (The Wondrous Book)(c.1867). mss., (Pers. Library); Prague: Zero Palm Press, 148 BE/1992.

 L-K-Ta`am =

  • L- kull al-ṭa`ām (The Tablet of All Food). INBA 36:268-77; Mā’ida 4:265-76. text comm. and trans. Lambden BSB 3/1 (1984):4-67.

K- īqān* [Egypt, 1934]

  • Add

 K-iqan [Germany, 1980]

  • Kitāb-i īqān, Hofheim-Langenhain: Bahā'ī-Verlag, 1980/ 136 BE (= rep.

K- īqān tr.

  • Kitáb-i-Iqán: The Book of Certitude (tr. Shoghi Effendi). London: BPT.,1961.

L- : Lawḥ (pl. alwāḥ) (Scriptural Tablet”).
L-`Ayyūb =

  • Lawḥ-i `Ayyūb The Tablet of Job) or Sūrat al-ṣabr (The Surah of Patience ). Ma’ida 4: 282-313

 L-Baha’ =

  • Lawḥ-i Bahā’ (The Tabet of Baha', Glory-Splendor-Beauty). Haifa mss. INBMC 35:70-81.

 L-Creator =

  • `O Thou Creator!’ ms. (trans. Hebrew University, Jerusalem).

 L-H-Qazvini =

  • Lawh-i Ḥajjī Mullā Hadī Qazvīnī. MAM:346-62.

 L-Hurufat =

  • [Tafsīr] L- Ḥurūfāt-i muqaṭṭa`a (The Commenatry upon the Isolated Letters [of the Qur'an]) Haifa mss. [2] INBMC 36:212-242 ; [3] Mā’ida 4:49-86

 L-Hikmat =

  • Lawḥ-i Ḥikmat (The Tablet of Wisdom). MAM: 37-53

 L-Ibn =

  • Lawh-i Ibn-I Insān (Tablet Regarding the Son of Man [Jesus]. IQ: 93ff.

 L-Khātam =

  • Lawḥ-i Khātam al-nabiyyūn (Tablet on the  significance of the Seal-Acme of the Prophets"). (mss.).

 L-Qabl. =

  • Lawḥ-i qabl-i ādam (Tablet Regarding the pre-Islamic Period). IQ: 68-78 cf. partial tr. SE* GWB: LXXXVII.

 L-MalikR =

  • Lawḥ-i. Malik-i Rūs. Tablet to Czar Nicolaevitch Alexander II of Russia A. Muluk:121-128.

 L-Mawlūd =

  • Lawḥ- i mawlūd- i ism- I a`ẓam ("Tablet in Celebration of the Birthday of the Greatest Name [Baha;-Allah]. Ayyām- i tis`a, 48-51.

 L-Pāp =

  • Lawḥ-i. Pāp (Tablet to the Pope Pius IX) A.Muluk:73-90.

 L-Sarraj =

  • Lawḥ-i Sarrāj. (Tablet to `Alī Muhammad Sarrāj), Ma’idih 7:4-118; [2] INBA 73:198-231.

 L-Shaykh =

Lawḥ- Ibn-i Dhi’b (“Epistle to the son of the Wolff” = ESW L-Sultan = (Nāṣir al Dīn Shāh) in A. Muluk: 145-201. 

L-Vikturyia =

  • Lawḥ-i Vikturiya (Queen Victoria), A-Muluk:131-141.
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 Qasidah =

  • al-Qaṣīdah `izz al-warqa’iyya (The Mighty Ode of the Dove) Ms. Haifa AQA 3:196-213.

 Rashh =

  • Rashḥ-i `amā’ (The Sprinking of the Theophanic Cloud). Haifa typsescript in the hand of Zayn al-Muqarrabīn [2] INBA 36:460-1; [3] Ma’idih 4:184-6. tr. Lambden. BSB 2/1 (1983): 4-114.

S- : Sūrat = Surah, A textual unit, loosely “chapter”.

 

S-Muluk. =

  • Sūrat al-mulūk (The Surah of the Kings). A-Muluk:3-69.

 S-Nush =

  • Sūrah-i nuṣḥ (The Surah of Counsel). INBMC 36:242-268.

 S-Qamīṣ =

Sūrat al-qamīṣ (The Surah of the Robe). AQA 4:XX-XXX.

S-Ziyara =

  • Sūrat al-zīyāra (Surah of the Visitation) for the wife of Mullā Ḥusayn Bushrū’ī, Maidah 8:82-92.