67 New Writings of Abdu’l-Baha Now Available Online

The Baha’i World Centre has announced that its online Baha’i Reference Library now features 67 selections from the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha, including His two well-known and historic Tablets to The Hague. 

The Baha’i World News Service article that shared this news stated:

The selections—34 English translations and 33 Persian originals—include several tablets referencing communications with Leo Tolstoy, the renowned Russian writer and admirer of the Baha’i Faith, as well as Isabella Grinevskaya, also a Russian author and a Baha’i who wrote plays about the lives of Baha’u’llah and the Bab.

The Tablets to The Hague were written in the aftermath of World War I to the Central Organization for a Durable Peace in The Hague. The first Tablet, which is of substantial length, includes Abdu’l-Baha’s analysis of the attainment of international peace within the context of the need for wider political, economic, and cultural change. […] In the second Tablet, Abdu’l-Baha returns to the idea of the importance of religious faith to the establishment of peace, explaining that His ‘desire for peace is not derived merely from the intellect: It is a matter of religious belief and one of the eternal foundations of the Faith of God.’

You can read the full Baha’i World News Service story here.

The Baha’i Reference Library offers downloadable and searchable Writings from Baha’u’llah, the Bab, Abdu’l-Baha, Shoghi Effendi, letters and publications of the Universal House of Justice and compilations.

To explore the Baha’i Reference Library and its latest additions, check out www.bahai.org/library


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