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Where to Find Free Baha’i eBooks Online

January 13, 2012, in Articles > Books, by
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Thanks to the Kindle and iPad, paperless reading is becoming more and more common. Even without these devices it’s sometimes handy having an ebook on your laptop or PC. Thanks to Baha’i eBooks Publications you can get more than 70 Baha’i eBooks completely free in both ePub (iPad, iPhone, Android suitable) and Mobi (Kindle suitable) formats.

The project, which was started in late 2009 by a couple of Australians and an American, was created “to make the Bahá’í Writings more readily available to a world that is becoming ever more technologically advanced, by publishing them in formats that can be read on all electronic devices.”

Books available range from the Kitab-i-Aqdas to a compilation of the Ridvan messages from 1950 to 2011. There are even books in Spanish, German, French and Chinese – though the selections are much more limited at the moment.

New books and publications are being added all the time and you can get notified by following the site via Facebook, Email Updates, Twitter or RSS.

Visit Bahai eBooks Publications to Download Free Baha’i eBooks. And don’t forget also that if you are after a PDF or Word Doc of many of the Baha’i writings you can find them in the Baha’i Reference Library.

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Try interfaith eBooks, there are currently working on the website trying to improve it by adding more books from other faiths but you can access books written by Baha’u’llah, Abdu’l’baha and The Bab


Parisa (July 7, 2013 at 9:58 PM)

If you’re looking for cover art for your Baha’i eBooks, I’ve designed a unified set that you can download for free from my website (http://imanrastegari.com). Baha’i eBooks Publishing has produced some fantastic content, and I’ve partnered with them to start rolling out my covers to their line of beautifully-formatted eBooks. If you want to get covers for the books they haven’t done yet, or want the collection to use with another set of Baha’i eBooks, feel free to check them out and say hello!


Iman (June 6, 2012 at 4:43 AM)

Thanks a lot. I was hurting my eyes trying to read Epistle to the Son of Wolf in PDF on a kindle reader. I am delighted that ppl have already thought of preparing mobi version!




vahhid (May 5, 2014 at 9:30 AM)

I enjoy reading ebooks on my ipad.thanks to pure souls that gave us this chance.


Abdul.z (September 9, 2014 at 2:08 AM)

Just an FYI to bring available resources up to date, Baha’i Publishing and Baha’i Distribution Service, via the BahaiBookstore.com site, also make free eBooks available. Just click the “Free eBooks” menu item (free-ebooks.bahaibookstore.com) and you’ll be presented with an assortment of texts in both ePub and mobi formats. Some titles are also available in Spanish. There are also free audiobooks available in mp3 format via its Free Audiobooks page: free-audiobooks.bahaibookstore.com.


BDS (October 10, 2014 at 12:56 PM)

Excellent! This is fantastic! Thanks for letting us know Baha’i Distribution Services of the USA! 🙂


Naysan (October 10, 2014 at 4:26 PM)

Professor Casper Voogt has kindly provided his time and talent to make my books on the principle of language available free on line (see sites below).
Please find below an intro letter to my readers detailing the process of Baha’i review that those works have undergone:
“One thing and only one thing will unfailingly and alone secure the undoubted triumph of this sacred Cause, namely, the extent to which our own inner life and private character mirror forth in their manifold aspects the splendor of those eternal principles proclaimed by Bahá’u’lláh.”
Shoghi Effendi 24-9-1924, Bahá’í Administration p66
—————————————————————————————-Dear friend. January 2012

That my books listed below have undergone the arduous requirements of Bahá’í review is a matter I as an amateur take some pride in, in the working sense of that devastatingly dangerous sin. Please direct any questions you may have re the status of my work to the Secretariat of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Australia 173 Mona Vale rd Ingleside. Sydney 2103

The overarching importance of the principle of a universal auxiliary language is not in question. What is in question is how few people appear to realise it or why we should. The Writings of the Bahá’í Faith refer favourably to several languages and to many more than these three core areas of special bounty linked to this God given principle:


The translation into Esperanto of my main work (*) together with its English original (*) is available free of charge at the web sites listed below. Therein I strive to reach Bahá’ís, Esperantists and all seekers of truth. Shoghi Effendi’s authoritative introduction to the Bahá’í Faith is included (*pp 6-17) as is Dr. Zamenhof’s depiction of Bahá’ís, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and Esperantism. (*pp19-27) Bahá’í prayers appear (*pp130-136) as do definitive accounts of the Bahá’í principles penned by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá (*pp95-102) and by the Universal House of Justice (*pp107-118). Sundry travel-teacher anecdotes, poetry and humour are interspersed in an attempt to add variety and to steer away from an overly academic look. Primarily of course my book attempts to live up to its weighty title and is ergo a call to action on the part of individuals what ever their rank. To that end it comes to a close with an Esperanto course and dictionary. (*pp145-183) The third web site (#) makes my more recent booklet more widely available. It targets largely a Bahá’í readership in an attempt to initiate systematic and extensive consultation on the language principle itself, which in my opinion is not as complex as many opine. This latter work too has successfully passed Bahá’í review:

(*) http://www.bahaindex.com/documents/Making_World_Peace_Real.pdf

(*) http://www.bahaindex.com/documents/Realigas_la_Mondan_Pacon.pdf

(#) http://www.bahaindex.com/documents/The_Principle_of_a_Universal_Auxiliary_Language.pdf

“The Cause will not attain its aim and order in the great reign of peace unless its principles are put into practise. We have to assist the different movements which have progressive ideas and are striving for an aim similar to ours”
Shoghi Effendi Bahá’í News no 10 1926

Paul Desailly

Paul Desailly (October 10, 2014 at 9:28 PM)

As you can see the holy writings are so enormous on the language principle that I for one am grateful that Naysan airs these lengthy comments I compose

Paul Desailly

Paul Desailly (October 10, 2014 at 9:30 PM)

I am looking for the book of(the Secret of Divine Sevilization)but could not find it in the ebooks.I hope it will be there soon.I am so thankful for arranging the Bahai ebooks website.


Abdul.z (December 12, 2014 at 1:55 AM)

Where I can find ruhi book’s in the Esperanto language?


Nicholas (January 1, 2015 at 10:41 PM)

I am interested in that as well, but unfortunately there are many open gaps in Esperanto translations of Bahá’í related materials. I am working now on translating the Kitab-i-Aqdas, and for smaller pieces I am very willing to help you translate on demand.

Joop Kiefte

Joop Kiefte (October 10, 2016 at 7:06 PM)

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