A Bibliography of the Writings of Shoghi Effendi Rabbani (c. 1896-1957) + PDf

A Bibliography of the Writings of Shoghi Effendi Rabbani (c. 1896-1957) with Suggested Abbreviations and PDfs.

Stephen N. Lambden UCMerced.

In progress 1980s+2015. Last updated 10-09-2015.

An asterisk (*) at the end of a title indicates that it can be downloaded in PDf at  http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/se/  (go to the Shoghi Effendi link on the left) though this BWC download will be one of the often many editions of a given volume published (in sometimes successively revised editions) over several decades. The main printed and compiled writings of Shoghi Effendi will be listed here along with select secondary sources containing such writings.

Titles of Writings of Shoghi Effendi, Alphabetically Organized with Abbreviations:

 

The Advent of Divine Justice (= ADJ). December 25th 1938. *

Arohanui: Letters to New Zealand (= Arohanui ). *

  • Arohauni, letters from Shoghi Effendi to New Zealand.  Suva, Fiji Islands : Bahá'í Pub. Trust, ©1982.

Baha'i Administration *

The Bahá'í faith, 1844-1950.

  • The Bahá'í faith, 1844-1950 : information statistical and comparative. Wilmette, Ill. : Bahá'í Publishing Committee, ©1950.

Call to the nations

  • Call to the nations : extracts from the writings... by Shoghi, Effendi. [Haifa, Israel] : Baháʼí World Centre ; Wilmette, Ill. : Distributed in the U.S. by Baháʼí Publishing Trust, ©1977.

The Citadel of Faith (= Citadel). *

A collection of messages from Shoghi Effendi to the Bahá’ís of the United States, written between 1947 and 1957.

 

CC [I-III] = Compilation of Compilations, 3 vols. Comp. The Research Dept. of the Universal House of Justice, 1963-1990. Sydney: Baha'i Publications, Australia, 1991-2000. These vols. contain many letters of Shoghi Effendi.

Dawn =  Dawn of a New Day: Messages to India,  1923-1957.*  New Delhi: BPT. Nd.

Decisive Hour =  This Decisive Hour: Messages to the North American Baha'is, 1932-1946. Wilmette, Illinois : Baha'i Publishing Trust, 2001 +2002.

Directives =  Directives from the Guardian.*Comp. G. Garrida. New Delhi: BPT.,1973.

The Dispensation of Bahá'u'lláh. *

Dispensation = The Dispensation of Bahá'u'lláh. London: BPT, 1947.

  •  The Dispensation of Bahá'u'lláh. New Delhi : Bahaʼi Pub. Trust, 1977.
  •  Dawr-i-Baháʼí = (The dispensation of Baháʼuʼlláh).  Hofheim-Langenhain : Baháʼí-Verl., 1988. Persian Translation published in Germany. 

The Faith of Baha'u'llah, A World Religion. 

Faith = The Faith of Baha'u'llah, A World Religion. Wilmette, Illinois : Baha'i Publishing Committee., 1947.

  • The Faith of Baha'u'llah, A World Religion. Wilmette, Ill. : Bahá'i Pub. Trust, ©1959.

The future world commonwealth

  • The future world commonwealth; excerpts from the writings of Shoghi effendi ... [New York] National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States and Canada, 1936.

The Goal of a New World Order

  • The goal of a new world order - A letter to the beloved of God and the handmaids of the merciful throughout the West. Haifa, Palestine, November 28, 1931.  by Shoghi, Effendi. [New York?] Published by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States and Canada [1931?]

God Passes By (= GPB). *

 GPB-Per. = God Passes By, Persian tr. N. Mavaddat, = Kitāb-i qarn-i badī`.Dundas, Ontario: rev. ed. 1992.

Guidance for today and tomorrow (= GTT).

  • Guidance for today and tomorrow : a selection from the writings of Shoghi Effendi. London : Baháʼí Pub. Trust, 1953.
Guidance on God's plan for humankind : selected letters of Shoghi Effendi. New Delhi, India : Bahá'í Pub. Trust, 2004.
 
LETTERS-MESSAGES ...
  • Letters from Shoghi Effendi : January 21, 1922 - November 27, 1924. New York : Bahai's Publishing Committee, 1925.

Letters-Australia = Letters from the Guardian to Australia and New Zealand, 1923-1957. * The NSA of the Baha'is of Australia Incorporated. Sydney: Halstead Press, 1970.

LDG I = The Light of Divine Guidance (Volume I). *

LDG II = The Light of Divine Guidance (Volume II). *

Light of Divine Guidance: The Messages from the Guardian of the Bahd'f Faith to the Bahd'is of Germany and Austria. Vol.l. Hofheim-Langenhain: Baha'i-Verlag, 1982.

LG = Lights of Guidance. A Baha'i Reference File, comp. Helen Bassett Hornby, 4th e3d. New Delhi: Baha'i Publishing Trust, 1992. *
MBW =  Messages to the Bahā’ī World, 1950-1957. * Baha' i Publishing Trust. 1958 + Wilmette, Illinois:BPT.,1971.

M-Alaska = Endeavors = High Endeavours: Messages to Alaska. *

M-America = Messages to America. * : Selected Letters and Cablegrams to the
Baha'is of North America 1932-1946. Wilmette, IL: Baha'i Publishing Committee, 1947.

M-Antipodes = Messages to the Antipodes: Communications from Shoghi Effendi to the Baha'i Communities of Australasia. Mona Vale, NSW: Baha'i Publications Australia, 1997.

M-Canada = Messages to Canada. * Thornhill, ON: National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Canada, 1965. + Messages to Canada. Rev. ed. Thornhill, ON: National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'ls of Canada, 1999.

M-India = Messages of Shoghi Effendi to the Indian Subcontinent, 1923-1957. Rev. ed. New Delhi: Baha'i Publishing Trust, 1995.

The Promised Day is Come (= PDC). 1941

Address to the Baha'is as "Friends and fellow-heirs of the Kingdom of Bahá’u’lláh" and also concluded, "To the beloved of God and the handmaids of the Merciful throughout the West.", Haifa, Palestine March 28, 1941'.

The Rising World Commonwealth

  • The Rising World Commonwealth. Excerpts from the writings of Shoghi Effendi. London: Bahá'í Pub. Trust: 1945. pp.30.

Selected writings of Shoghi Effendi.

  •  Selected writings of Shoghi Effendi, guardian of the Baháʼí faith. Wilmette, Ill. : Baháʼí Pub. Committee, 1942.
  • Selected writings of Shoghi Effendi. Wilmette, Ill. : Baháí̕ Pub. Trust, 1975.

Tawqīʻāt-i mubāraka  ("Blessed Communications-Letters") - Persian Letters addressed to the [Baha'i] friends of the East. 

  • Tawqīʻāt-i mubāraka : khiṭāb bi aḥibbā-i sharq by Shoghi Effendi. [German-Persian] Lānginhāyn : Lağna-i Millī-i Našr-i Āthār-i Amrī bi Lisān-i Fārsī wa ʻArabī, 1992.
     

The Unfolding Destiny of the British Baha'i Community (= UDestiny).

  • The Unfolding Destiny of the British Baha'i Community.  The Messages from the Guardian the Baha'i Faith to the Baha'is of the British Isles. London. Baha'i Publishing Trust, 1981.

The Unfoldment of World Civilization  - in The World Order of Baha'u'llah (see below).

  • The Unfoldment of World Civilizatio. New York : Bahá'í Pub. Committee, 1936.
  • Die Entfaltung der neuen Weltzivilisation Dt.... by Shoghi Effendi  Die Entfaltung der neuen Weltzivilisation Dt. Übertr. Stuttgart Nationaler Geistiger Rat d. Bahá'í in Deutschland u. Österreich 1936.

This Decisive Hour. 1932-1946.

Messages from Shoghi Effendi to the North American Bahá’ís 1932–1946.

WOB - `The World Order of Baha'u'llah'. A Compilation of 7 letters Pre-1938. *

The WOB volume consists of "Seven letters written by Shoghi Effendi and addressed to the Bahá’ís of the United States and the West, first collected in 1938, comprising “The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh”, “The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh: Further Considerations”, “The Goal of a New World Order”, “The Golden Age of the Cause of Bahá’u’lláh”, “America and the Most Great Peace”, “The Dispensation of Bahá’u’lláh”, and “The Unfoldment of World Civilization”. Cited from BWC Typed e-text.(see below). 

World order unfolds

  • World order unfolds, excerpts from messages of Shoghi, Effendi. Wilmette, Ill., Baha'i Pub. Committee, 1952.