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Bahá'í Faith
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From The Báb

Persian Bayán · Arabic Bayán
Writings of the Báb

From Bahá'u'lláh

Epistle to the Son of the Wolf
Four Valleys
Gems of Divine Mysteries
Gleanings · Kitáb-i-Aqdas
Kitáb-i-Íqán · Hidden Words
Seven Valleys
Summons of the Lord of Hosts
Tabernacle of Unity
Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh

From `Abdu'l-Bahá

Paris Talks
Secret of Divine Civilization
Some Answered Questions
Tablets of the Divine Plan
Tablet to Dr. Forel
Tablet to The Hague
Will and Testament

From Shoghi Effendi

The Advent of Divine Justice
Bahá'í Administration
God Passes By
World Order of Bahá'u'lláh


The Tablets of the Divine Plan collectively refers to 14 letters (tablets) written between September, 1916 and March, 1917 by `Abdu'l-Bahá, to Bahá'ís in the United States and Canada. Included in multiple books, the first five tablets were printed in America in Star of the West - Vol. VII, No. 10, September 8, 1916, and all the tablets again after World War I in Vol. IX, No. 14, November 23, 1918, before being presented in again at the Ridván meeting of 1919.[1]

Four of the letters were addressed to the Bahá’í community of North America and ten subsidiary ones addressed to five specific segments of that community. Of primary significance was the role of leadership given to its recipients in establishing their Cause throughout the planet by pioneering - introducing the religion into the many countries and regions and islands mentioned.

These collective letters, along with Bahá'u'lláh’s Tablet of Carmel and `Abdu'l-Bahá's Will and Testament were described by Shoghi Effendi as three of the "Charters" of the Bahá'í Faith.

References

  1. Tablets, Instructions and Words of Explanation Revealed by Abdul Bahá Abbas (presented in talks given by Mirza Ahmad Sohrab at the eleventh Annual Maskrekol-Azkar Convention, Bahá'í Congress, And Feast of El-Rizwan, April Twenty-Sixth to April Thirteenth, Inclusive, Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen, Hotel McAlpin, New York City.

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