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New English Translations of Prayers, Tablets, Extracts and Talks by Abdu’l-Baha
In honor of the Day of the Covenant (the day when Baha’is celebrate the appointment of Abdu’l-Baha as the Centre of Baha’u’llah’s Covenant), we thought it would be a perfect time to bring our readers’ attention the exciting news of the newly translated prayers, tablets, extracts and talks by Abdu’l-Baha, recently made available on the Baha’i Reference Library.
These new English translations consist of 19 new prayers, and 26 new tablets, extracts and talks by Abdu’l-Baha, covering a diverse range of topics including things like Tahirih and the Conference of Badasht, fasting, prophecy, and the Declaration of Baha’u’llah.
You can either access them online, and/or download a PDF document containing all of these newly translated prayers, tablets, extracts and talks using the links below:
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We’ve add these all to the Baha’i App at https://BahaiPrayers.net for iPhone and android
Ian vink (November 11, 2018 at 11:12 PM)
Very great and very interesting. I am very interested. Is beautiful
Margrit Hurni (March 3, 2019 at 8:56 AM)
I do not find in the tablets mentioned above any reference to Tahirih and the Conference of Badasht. Are you meaning to refer to the Dawnbreakers or some other work?
Tom (May 5, 2019 at 2:20 AM)
Hi Tom, they’re there. Look at number 9 for instance: https://www.bahai.org/library/authoritative-texts/abdul-baha/twelve-table-talks-abdul-baha/3#325480731
Naysan Naraqi (May 5, 2019 at 12:48 PM)