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Notes on Usage

The name Bahá'u'lláh is Arabic and means "The Glory of God." Another spelling is Baha'u'llah (without diacriticals). Other transliterations of this Name are Bahaullah and Baha Allah.

The religion established by Bahá'u'lláh is referred to as the Bahá'í Faith and is sometimes spelled Bahai. It is not considered correct to call it Bahaism.

Maps of Iran and the Ottoman Empire

By the time of Bahá'u'lláh’s first exile, in 1853, the Ottoman Empire was approaching the end of 500 years of regional supremacy and world influence. Far gone were its greatest days of glory, yet its religious leaders dominated the vast majority of the followers of Muhammad and its potentates still ruled subjects on three continents.

These two maps illustrate the route of Bahá’u’lláh’s banishment across the vast regions of Iran and the Ottoman Empire.

Additional Resources

For more information about Bahá’u’lláh, the Bahá’í Faith, and the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh mentioned in this presentation, please visit:
Books on Bahá'u'lláh include:
Bahá'u'lláh

Bahá’í International Community
Bahá’í World Centre, 1991.

Bahá'u'lláh: The King of Glory

H.M. Balyuzi
Oxford: George Ronald, 1980.

Door of Hope

David Ruhe
Oxford: George Ronald, 1983.

God Passes By

Shoghi Effendi
Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1944.

Revelation of Bahá'u'lláh, vol. 1-4

Adib Taherzadeh
Oxford: George Ronald, 1974-1987.

Robe of Light

David Ruhe
Oxford: George Ronald, 1994.

References

Note 1.
‘Abdu’l-Bahá — The Promulgation of Universal Peace, Pages 25-29
Note 2.
Bahá’u’lláh — The Summons of the Lord of Hosts, pages 167-8
Note 3.
J.E. Esslemont — Bahá’u’lláh and the New Era, Pages 23-24
Note 4.
J.E. Esslemont — Bahá’u’lláh and the New Era, Page 35
Note 5.
The Dawn-Breakers: Nabil's Narrative of the Early Days of the Bahá'í Revelation, Pages 106-7
Note 6.
Bahá’u’lláh — Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, Page 77
Note 7.
David Ruhe — Robe of Light, Page 139
Note 8.
Bahá’u’lláh — Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, Page 11
Note 9.
Shoghi Effendi — God Passes By, Page 156
Note 10.
Shoghi Effendi — God Passes By, Page 160
Note 11.
Shoghi Effendi — God Passes By, Page 161
Note 12.
Shoghi Effendi — God Passes By, Page 170-1
Note 13.
Shoghi Effendi — God Passes By, Page 180
Note 14.
Lady Blomfield — The Chosen Highway, Page 66
Note 15.
Shoghi Effendi — God Passes By, Page 184
Note 16.
Shoghi Effendi — God Passes By, Page 185-6
Note 17.
Shoghi Effendi — God Passes By, Page 186
Note 18.
Shoghi Effendi — God Passes By, Page 187
Note 19.
Shoghi Effendi — God Passes By, Page 187
Note 20.
Shoghi Effendi — God Passes By, Page 188
Note 21.
Bahá’u’lláh — The Kitáb-i-Aqdas, Paragraph 2
Note 22.
Shoghi Effendi — God Passes By, Page 192
Note 23.
Bahá’u’lláh — Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh Revealed After the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, Page 122
Note 24.
Shoghi Effendi — God Passes By, Page 193
Note 25.
Bahá’u’lláh — Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, Page 1
Note 26.
David Ruhe — Door of Hope, Page 103
Note 27.
J.E. Esslemont — Bahá’u’lláh and the New Era, Page 38
Note 28.
Bahá’u’lláh — Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, Page 93-4
Note 29.
J.E. Esslemont — Bahá’u’lláh and the New Era, Page 39-40
Note 30.
Isaiah 35:1-2
Note 31.
Bahá’u’lláh — Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh Revealed After the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, Page 3
Note 32.
`Abdu'l-Bahá — Selections From the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Page 18
Note 33.
Bahá’u’lláh — Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh Revealed After the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, Page 138
Note 35.
Bahá’u’lláh — Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh Revealed After the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, Page 219-220
Note 36.
Bahá’u’lláh — Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh Revealed After the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, Page 220
Note 37.
Bahá’u’lláh — Gleanings From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh Page 295
Note 38.
Bahá’u’lláh — The Hidden Words of Bahá’u’lláh, Arabic 68
Note 39.
Bahá’u’lláh — The Hidden Words of Bahá’u’lláh, Arabic 69
Note 40.
Shoghi Effendi — God Passes By Page 147
Note 41.
Bahá’u’lláh — Kitáb-i-Aqdas, Paragraph 1
The Bahá’í Faith
The official website of the worldwide Bahá’í community.
Bahá’í Reference Library
A website containing authoritative writings and guidance of Bahá’u’lláh, the Báb, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Shoghi Effendi and the Universal House of Justice, as well as other Bahá’í texts.
The Universal House of Justice
An official website of the Bahá’í Faith that provides information about the Universal House of Justice and makes available selected statements and letters which have been written by it or prepared under its supervision.

National Bahá’í Communities
A page containing links to the websites of many national Bahá’í communities from around the world.
Frontiers of Learning
This film captures the insights and experiences of people from four communities across the world whose efforts to build vibrant communities are at the frontiers of learning.
Arising to Serve
A film recounting highlights of the 41 regional Bahá’í conferences called by the Universal House of Justice in 2008.
Attaining the Dynamics of Growth
A selection of photographs of Bahá’í community life from around the world.

Bahá’í World News Service
The official news website of the worldwide Bahá’í community.
Bahá’í Media Bank
Photographs available for downloading.
Bahá’í International Community United Nations Office
The official website of the Bahá’í International Community’s Office at the United Nations. The site contains news and information about recent activity and provides access to BIC statements, reports, and other publications.
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