Glossary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
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A
‘Abbás Effendi   See   ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
‘Abdu’l-‘Azíz, Sulṭán   See   Sulṭán ‘Abdu’l-‘Azíz
‘Abdu’l-Kháliq-i-Yazdí, Mullá   See   Mullá ‘Abdu’l-Kháliq-i-Yazdí
‘Abdu’l-Muṭṭalib   See   Ḥamzih
‘Abdu’lláh Páshá   See   House of ‘Abdu’lláh Páshá
‘Alí, Imám   See   Imám ‘Alí
‘Alí Muḥammad Shírází, Siyyid   See   The Báb
‘Alíy-i-Bárfurúshí, Mullá Muḥammad   See   Quddús
‘Alíy-i-Baraqání, Mullá   See   Mullá ‘Alíy-i-Baraqání
‘Alíy-i-Basṭámí, Mullá   See   Mullá ‘Alíy-i-Basṭámí
‘Aṭṭár   See   Farídu’d-Dín ‘Aṭṭár
Abhá Paradise   See   Abhá Kingdom
Abí-‘Abdi’lláh   See   Abú-‘Abdi’lláh
Abode of Peace   See   Baghdád
Abú-‘Alí Síná   See   Avicenna
Academy, Badasht   See   Badasht Academy
Adamic Cycle   See   Cycle
Afnán-i-Yazdí   See   Vakílu’d-Dawlih
Age | Period of Transition   See   Ages
Age, Lord of the   See   Lord of the Age
Aḥmad-i-Aḥsá’í, Shaykh   See   Shaykh Aḥmad-i-Aḥsá’í
Akka   See   ‘Akká
Amatu’l-A‘lá   See   Susan Moody
Ancient of Days   See   Ancient Beauty
Anísá, Tree of   See   Divine Lote-Tree
Anno Hegirae   See   A.H.
Apostolic Age   See   Ages
Áqá Buzurg-i-Níshápúrí, Mírzá   See   Mírzá Áqá Buzurg-i-Níshápúrí
Áqá Ján, Mírzá   See   Mírzá Áqá Ján
Áqá Najafí   See   Shaykh Muḥammad Taqí
Áqásí, Ḥájí Mírzá   See   Mírzá Áqásí, Ḥájí
Áqáy-i-Kalím   See   Mírzá Músá
Aqṣá, Mosque of   See   Mosque of Aqṣá
Arch-Breaker of the Covenant   See   Mírzá Muḥammad-‘Alí
Arḍ-i-Sirr   See   Adrianople
Assemblies   See   Spiritual Assemblies
Atonement, Day of   See   Day of Atonement
Authorised Interpreter   See   ‘Abdu’l-Bahá;   Guardianship
Aynu’l-Baqar   See   ‘Aynu’l-Baqar
B
Báb, Nominee of the   See   Nominee of the Báb
Báb, Shrine of the   See   Shrine of the Báb
Báb, The   See   The Báb
Bábí Faith   See   Bábí
Bábíyyih, The   See   The Bábíyyih
Bábu’l-Báb   See   Mullá Ḥusayn
Badasht, Conference of   See   Conference of Badasht
Badí‘ Calendar   See   Bahá’í Calendar
Baghdádí, Zíá M.   See   Zíá M. Baghdádí
Bahá, Maidservant of   See   Amatu’l-Bahá Rúḥíyyih Khánum Rabbani
Bahá’í Council, International   See   International Bahá’í Council
Bahá’í Fund   See   Fund
Bahá’í International Convention   See   International Bahá’í Convention
Bahá’í Regional Council   See   Regional Bahá’í Council
Bahá’u’lláh, Knights of   See   Knights of Bahá’u’lláh
Bahá’u’lláh, Shrine of   See   Shrine of Bahá’u’lláh
Baloch   See   Balúch
Báqir, Mullá   See   Mullá Báqir
Báqir, Shaykh Muḥammad-   See   Shaykh Muḥammad-Báqir
Baraghání, Fáṭimih   See   Ṭáhirih
Baraqání, Muḥammad-‘Alíy-i-   See   Mullá ‘Alíy-i-Baraqání
Bárfurúshí, Muḥammad-‘Alíy-i-   See   Quddús
Basṭámí, Mullá ‘Alíy-i-   See   Mullá ‘Alíy-i-Basṭámí
Bayán, People of the   See   People of the Bayán
Beloved of Martyrs   See   Mírzá Muḥammad-Ḥusayn
Best Beloved   See   Ancient Beauty
Black Pit   See   Síyáh-Chál
Book of Certitude   See   The Kitáb-i-Íqán
Book of Fáṭimih, The   See   The Hidden Words
Bosch, John D.   See   John D. Bosch
C
Calendar, Bahá’í   See   Bahá’í Calendar
Carmel, Mount   See   Mount Carmel
Carmel, Tablet of   See   Tablet of Carmel
Cause of God, Hands of   See   Hands of the Cause of God
Centre of Sedition   See   Mírzá Muḥammad-‘Alí
Certitude, Book of   See   The Kitáb-i-Íqán
Chaste One   See   Fáṭimih
Chief Stewards   See   Hands of the Cause of God
Chief Temple Builder   See   Siegfried Schopflocher (“Fred”)
Cities, Twin Holy   See   Twin Holy Cities
Collins, Amelia   See   Amelia Collins
Commentary on the Súrih of Joseph   See   Qayyúmu’l-Asmá’
Committee, European Teaching   See   European Teaching Committee
Committee, Inter-America   See   Inter-America Committee
Committees, Regional   See   Regional Committees
Continental Fund   See   Fund
Convention, International Bahá’í   See   International Bahá’í Convention
Convention, National   See   National Convention
Council, Regional Bahá’í   See   Regional Bahá’í Council
Covenant, Book of the   See   Book of the Covenant
Crimson Ark   See   Ark
Crimson Book   See   Book of the Covenant
Crusade, Ten Year World   See   Ten Year World Crusade
D
Daryáy-i-Núr   See   Shrine of Bahá’u’lláh
Dawn-Breakers, The   See   The Dawn-Breakers
Day of Resurrection   See   Day of Judgement
Days of Há   See   Ayyám-i-Há
Days, Intercalary   See   Ayyám-i-Há
Divine Threshold   See   Sacred Threshold
Dunn, Clara   See   Clara Dunn
Dunn, Hyde   See   John Henry Hyde Dunn
E
Eastern Pilgrim House   See   Pilgrim House
Elections, Bahá’í   See   Bahá’í Elections
Elixir, Divine   See   Divine Elixir
Evangel   See   Gospel
Excellence, Mount   See   Armageddon
Exemplar, Perfect   See   ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
F
“Fred” (Siegfried Schopflocher)   See   Siegfried Schopflocher (“Fred”)
Faith, Bábí   See   Bábí
Faith, Bahá’í   See   Bahá’í Faith
Family, Holy   See   Holy Family
Farmer, Sarah Jane   See   Sarah Jane Farmer
Fasting   See   The Fast
Father Dunn   See   John Henry Hyde Dunn
Father of Folly   See   Abú-Jahl
Fáṭimih Baraghání   See   Ṭáhirih
Fáṭimih Nahrí   See   Munírih Khánum
Fayḥá’, Tyrant of   See   Tyrant of Fayḥá’
Feast   See   Nineteen Day Feast
Formative Age   See   Ages
Fort Ṭabarsí, Battle of   See   Battle of Fort Ṭabarsí
Founders, Twin   See   Twin Founders
G
Garden of Paradise   See   Garden of Riḍván
Gate of the Gate   See   Mullá Ḥusayn
Getsinger, Lua   See   Lua Getsinger
glory, veils of   See   veils of glory
God, Day of   See   Day of God
God, Manifestation of   See   Manifestation of God
God’s Holy Mountain   See   Mount Carmel
God’s Major Plan   See   Major Plan of God
God’s Minor Plan   See   Minor Plan of God
Golden Age   See   Ages
Greater Branch   See   Mírzá Muḥammad-‘Alí
Greater Covenant   See   Covenant
Greatest Holy Leaf   See   Bahíyyih Khánum
Greenleaf, Elizabeth   See   Elizabeth Greenleaf
Gulpáygání   See   Abu’l-Faḍl
H
Há, Days of   See   Ayyám-i-Há
Ḥájí Mírzá Áqásí   See   Mírzá Áqásí, Ḥájí
Ḥájí Mírzá Ḥasan-i-Ṣafá   See   Mírzá Ṣafá
Ḥájí Mírzá Karím Khán   See   Mírzá Karím Khán, Ḥájí
Ḥájí Mírzá Muḥammad Taqí Afnán   See   Vakílu’d-Dawlih
Ḥaram   See   Ḥill and Ḥaram
Hegirae, Anno   See   A.H.;   Hijrah
Hejaz   See   Ḥijáz
Hejira   See   Hijrah
Herald of the Faith   See   The Báb
Heroic Age   See   Ages
Hidden Words, The   See   The Hidden Words
Hill of God   See   Mount Carmel
Hoagg, Emogene   See   Emogene Hoagg
Holy Cities, Twin   See   Twin Holy Cities
Holy Shrines   See   Shrine
Holy Shrines, Twin   See   Twin Holy Shrines
Holy Texts   See   Sacred Scriptures, Sacred Texts
Holy Threshold   See   Sacred Threshold
Home of Peace   See   Baghdád
House of Worship - ‘Ishqábád   See   ‘Ishqábád House of Worship
House of Worship - Apia (Samoa)   See   Apia House of Worship
House of Worship - Ingleside (Australia)   See   Ingleside House of Worship
House of Worship - Kampala (Africa)   See   Kampala House of Worship
House of Worship - Langenhain (Germany)   See   Langenhain House of Worship
House of Worship - New Delhi (India)   See   New Delhi House of Worship
House of Worship - Panama City (Panama)   See   Panama City House of Worship
House of Worship - Santiago (Chile)   See   Chile House of Worship
House of Worship - Wilmette (America)   See   Wilmette House of Worship
Houses of Worship   See   Mashriqu’l-Adhkár
Ḥurúf-i-Ḥayy   See   Letters of the Living
Ḥusayn   See   Imám-Ḥusayn
Ḥusayn-i-Turshízí, Siyyid   See  Siyyid Ḥusayn-i-Turshízí
Hyde Dunn   See   John Henry Hyde Dunn
Hypocrites, Prince of   See   ‘Abdu’lláh-i-Ubayy
Hippocrates   See   Avicenna
hysteron-proteron   See   Last-First/hysteron-proteron
I
Imám Ṣádiq   See   Abú-‘Abdi’lláh
Imám-Jum‘ih of Iṣfahán   See   Mír Muḥammad-Ḥusayn
Imám, Twelfth   See   Twelfth Imám
Infallibility, Most Great,   See   Most Great Infallibility
Intercalary Days   See   Ayyám-i-Há
International Community, Bahá’í   See   Bahá’í International Community
International Fund   See   Fund
Iráq   See   ‘Iráq
Iron Age   See   Ages
Iṣfahání, Siyyid Muḥammad-i-   See   Siyyid Muḥammad-i-Iṣfahání
Islám, Vicar of the Prophet of   See   Vicar of the Prophet of Islám
Ismu’lláhi’l-Júd   See   Muḥammad Javád-i-Qazvíní
Ismu’lláhu’l-Ákhar   See   Quddús
Istanbul   See   Constantinople
Ives, Howard Colby   See   Howard Colby Ives
Ives, Mabel Rice-Wray   See   Mabel Rice-Wray Ives
J
Ja‘far-i-Ṣádiq   See   Abú-‘Abdi’lláh
Jamál-i-Abhá   See   Abhá Beauty
Jamál-i-Qidam   See   Ancient Beauty
Javád, Siyyid   See   Siyyid Javád
Jináb-i-Bábu’l-Báb   See   Mullá Ḥusayn
Jináb Mírzá Músá   See   Mírzá Músá
John the Baptist   See   Yaḥyá
Jubilee, Most Great   See   Most Great Jubilee
Judgement, Day of   See   Day of Judgement
K
Kaaba   See   Ka‘bih
Kabír, Ámir   See   Ámir Kabír
Karbilá   See   Karbalá’
Kasab, Mathew   See   Mathew Kasab
Khán, Ḥájí Mírzá Karím   See   Mírzá Karím Khán, Ḥájí
Khayru’lláh, Ibráhím   See   Ibráhím Khayru’lláh
Khurásání, Abu’l-Qásim   See   Abu’l-Qásim-i-Khurásání
King of Martyrs   See   Mírzá Muḥammad-Ḥasan
Kitáb-i-‘Ahd   See   Book of the Covenant
Kitáb-i-Aqdas, The   See   The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
Kitáb-i-Íqán, The   See   The Kitáb-i-Íqán
Koran   See   Qur’án
L
Land of Mím   See   Mázindarán
Land of Mystery   See   Adrianople
Land of Ṣád   See   Iṣfahán
Land of Ṭá   See   Ṭihrán
Language of Ḥijáz   See   Ḥijáz
Lawḥ-i-Fu’ád   See   Fu’ád Páshá
Lesch, Mary   See   Mary Lesch
Lesser Covenant   See   Covenant
Local Spiritual Assembly   See   Spiritual Assemblies
Lote-Tree, Divine   See   Divine Lote-Tree
Lotus Temple   See   New Delhi House of Worship
Louisa A. Moore   See   Lua Getsinger
Lunt, Alfred E.   See   Alfred E. Lunt
M
Maḥbúbu’sh-Shuhadá’   See   Mírzá Muḥammad-Ḥusayn
Mahdí   See   Mihdí
Maidservant of Bahá   See   Amatu’l-Bahá Rúḥíyyih Khánum Rabbani
Manifestations, Twin   See   Twin Founders
Martyrs, Prince of   See   Ḥamzih
Marwa   See   Ṣafá
Maxwell, William Sutherland   See   William Sutherland Maxwell
Medina   See   al-Madínah
Mírzá Abu’l-Faḍl-i-Gulpáygání   See   Abu’l-Faḍl
Mírzá Aḥmad   See   Mullá ‘Abdu’l-Karím
Mírzá Ḥusayn-‘Alí Nuri   See   Bahá’u’lláh
Mírzá Javád   See   Mírzá Vahháb-i-Khurásání
Mírzá Muḥammad Taqí Afnán, Ḥájí   See   Vakílu’d-Dawlih
Mírzá Takhi Khán Amír-Nezam   See   Ámir Kabír
Moody, Susan   See   Susan Moody
Morn of Eternity   See   Mírzá Yaḥyá
Moslem   See   Muslim
Most Exalted Leaf   See   Ásíyih Khánum and Bahíyyih Khánum
Most Great Festival   See   Riḍván
Most Great Name   See   Greatest Name
Most Great Ocean   See   Ancient Beauty
Most Great Tablet   See   Book of the Covenant
Most Holy Book   See   The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
Most Holy Court   See   Ḥaram-i-Aqdas
Most Mighty Branch   See   ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
Mother Dunn   See   Clara Dunn
Mountain of the Lord   See   Mount Carmel
Muḥammad Taqí Afnán   See   Vakílu’d-Dawlih
Muḥammad-‘Alí, Mírzá   See   Mírzá Muḥammad-‘Alí
Muḥammad-Báqir, Shaykh   See   Shaykh Muḥammad-Báqir
Muḥammad Ḥasan   See   Haṣan-i-Mázindarání
Muḥammad-Ḥasan, Mírzá   See   Mírzá Muḥammad-Ḥasan
Muḥammad-Ḥusayn, Mírzá   See   Mírzá Muḥammad-Ḥusayn
Muḥammad-i-Iṣfahání, Siyyid   See   Siyyid Muḥammad-i-Iṣfahání
Mullá Muḥammad ‘Alíy-i-Bárfurúshí   See   Quddús
Mullá Muḥammad-i-Zarandí   See   Nabíl-i-A‘ẓam
Muqarrabín, Zaynu’l-   See   Zaynu’l-Muqarrabín
Mushíru’d-Dawlih   See   Mírzá Ḥusayn Khán
Mystery, Land of   See   Adrianople
N
“Nabíl’s Narrative”   See   The Dawn-Breakers
Nabíl-i-Zarandí   See   Nabíl-i-A‘ẓam
Najíbíyyih Garden   See   Garden of Riḍván
National Fund   See   Fund
National Spiritual Assemblies   See   Spiritual Assemblies
Navváb   See   Ásíyih Khánum
Naw-Nahálán   (Nawnahálán)
New History Society   See   Aḥmad Sohráb
Nightingale of Paradise   See   Ancient Beauty
Nudbih, Prayer of   See   Prayer of Nudbih
O
“one-eyed man”   See   Siyyid Muḥammad-i-Iṣfahání
Ocean of Light   See   Shrine of Bahá’u’lláh
Order of Bahá’u’lláh   See   World Order of Bahá’u’lláh
Oriental Pilgrim House   See   Pilgrim House
P
shá, Fu’ád   See   Fu’ád Páshá
Peace, Abode of | Home of   See   Baghdád
Peace, Lesser   See   Lesser Peace
Peace, Most Great   See   Most Great Peace
Peerless Beloved   See   Ancient Beauty
Pen   See   Bahá’u’lláh
Pen, Divine   See   Divine Pen
Pen of Glory, Pen of the Most High   See   Ancient Beauty
People of Tubbá’   See   Tubbá’
Perfect Exemplar   See   ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
Perspicuous Religion   See   Islám
Pillar, Crimson   See   Crimson Pillar
Pillars of the Faith   See   Apostles of Bahá’u’lláh
Pioneer Committees, Continental   See   Continental Pioneer Committees
Pride of Martyrs   See   Mírzá Áqá Buzurg-i-Níshápúrí
Primitive Age   See   Ages
Prince of Hypocrites   See   ‘Abdu’lláh-i-Ubayy
Prince of Martyrs   See   Ḥamzih
Prison, Most Great   See   Most Great Prison
Process, Ten Part   See   Ten Part Process
Prophecy, Daniel’s   See   Daniel’s Prophecy
Prophet (of God)   See   Manifestation of God
Purest Branch   See   Mírzá Mihdí
Q
Qurratu’l-‘Ayn   See   Ṭáhirih
R
Ransom-Kehler, Keith   See   Keith Ransom-Kehler
Regional Spiritual Assembly   See   Spiritual Assemblies
Remnant of God   See   Baqíyyatu’lláh
Resurrection, Day of   See   Day of Judgement
Revelation, Dawning Place of   See   Dawning Place of Revelation
Riḍván, Garden of   See   Garden of Riḍván
Root, Martha   See   Martha Root
Rúḥíyyih Khánum, Amatu’l-Bahá   See   Amatu’l-Bahá Rúḥíyyih Khánum Rabbani
S
Sacred Fold   See   Ḥaẓíratu’l-Quds
Ṣádiq   See   Abú-‘Abdi’lláh
Sadratu’l-Muntahá   See   Divine Lote-Tree
Ṣadru’l-‘Ulamá   See   Ṣád-i-Iṣfahání
Ṣáḥibu’z-Zamán   See   Lord of the Age
Salmán   See   Rúz-bih
School, International   See   International School
Schopflocher, Siegfried (“Fred”)   See   Siegfried Schopflocher (“Fred”)
Sea of Lights   See   Biḥáru’l-Anvár
Seeker, Tablet of   See   Tablet of the Seeker
Seir   See   Párán
Servant of Bahá’   See   ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
Shaykhí School   See   Shaykh Aḥmad-i-Aḥsá’í
She-Serpent   See   Mír Muḥammad-Ḥusayn
Shrines, Twin Holy   See   Twin Holy Shrines
Shuhadá’   See   Sháhid
Siloam   See   Salván
Sirru’lláh   See   Mystery of God
Sixty, Year   See   Year Sixty
Siyyid ‘Alí Muḥammad Shírází   See   The Báb
Siyyid of Findirisk   See   Mír Abu'l Findiriski
Sohrab, Ahmad   See   Aḥmad Sohráb
Son of ‘Imrán   See   Moses
Son of the Wolf   See   Shaykh Muḥammad Taqí
Spirit, Holy   See   Holy Spirit
Stearns, John P.   See   John P. Stearns
Stewards, Chief   See   Hands of the Cause of God
Stone, Black   See   Black Stone
Stone, Philosopher’s   See   Philosopher’s Stone
Ṣubḥ-i-Azal   See   Mírzá Yaḥyá
Successors, Twin   See   Twin Successors
Sulṭánu’sh-Shuhadá’   See   Mírzá Muḥammad-Ḥasan
Supreme Concourse   See   Concourse on High
Supreme House of Justice   See   Universal House of Justice
Súrih of Joseph, Commentary on   See   Qayyúmu’l-Asmá’
Súriy-i-Mulúk   See   Tablet to the Kings
Sutherland Maxwell, William   See   William Sutherland Maxwell
T
Tablet, Most Great   See   Book of the Covenant
Ṭaff, Land of   See   Land of Ṭaff
Takhi Khán Amír-Nezam, Mírzá   See   Ámir Kabír
Teaching Committee, European   See   European Teaching Committee
Teheran   See   Ṭihrán
Temple, Mother   See   Mother Temple
Temples Fund   See   Fund
Thamarih   See   Thá
The Book of Fáṭimih   See   The Hidden Words
The Father of Folly   See   Abú-Jahl
The Greatest Name   See   Greatest Name
The Intercalary Days   See   Ayyám-i-Há
The Kitáb-i-‘Ahd   See   Book of the Covenant
The Most Exalted Leaf   See   Ásíyih Khánum
The Most Holy Book   See   The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
The Most Holy Court   See   Ḥaram-i-Aqdas
The Prince of Hypocrites   See   ‘Abdu’lláh-i-Ubayy
The Purest Branch   See   Mírzá Mihdí
The Sacred Fold   See   Ḥaẓíratu’l-Quds
the Veridical   See   Abú-‘Abdi’lláh
The Wolf   See   Shaykh Muḥammad-Báqir
Threshold   See   Sacred Threshold
Throne of Tyranny   See   Constantinople
Tongue of Grandeur   See   Ancient Beauty
Torah   See   Pentateuch
Transition, Age | Period of   See   Ages
Tree of Anísá   See   Divine Lote-Tree
Tree of Life   See   Divine Lote-Tree
Twigs   See   Afnán
Twin Manifestations   See   Twin Founders
U
‘Uzzá   See   Jibt, Lát, Manát, ‘Uzzá
Unity, Letters of   See   Letters of Unity
V
Veridical, the   See   Abú-‘Abdi’lláh
W
Well-established Path   See   Islám
Western Pilgrim House   See   Pilgrim House
Will, Primal   See   Primal Will
World Centre, Bahá’í   See   Bahá’í World Centre
World Commonwealth, Bahá’í   See   Bahá’í World Commonwealth
World Congress   See   Most Great Jubilee
World Crusade   See   Ten Year World Crusade
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Y
Yaḥyá, Mírzá   See   Mírzá Yaḥyá
Yathrib   See   al-Madínah
YHWH   See   Jehovah
Yom Kippur   See   Day of Atonement
Yúsuf-i-Ardibílí, Mullá   See   Mullá Yúsuf-i-Ardibílí
Z
Zamenof, Lidia   See   Lidia Zamenof
Zanjání, Mullá Muḥammad-‘Alíy-i-   See   Mullá Muḥammad-‘Alíy-i-Zanjání
Zaqqúm   See   Tree of Zaqqúm