The Bahá’í Reference Library is the authoritative online source of Bahá’í writings. It contains selected works 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 Bahá’í Prayers Web Site was created as a celebration of the beauty of the Bahá'í scriptures. It began in 1998 as a “Year of Service” volunteer project, the site has since grown to include prayers in more than fifty languages. Many kind people and Bahá’í institutions from around the world have helped along the way.
Glossary with Pronounciation - The Bahá’í Glossary is a collaborative project started by Alan Underwood and Jeremy Hanna, and has been the beneficiary of the voice and counsel of Bahiyyih Young. Both Alan and Jeremy are second generation Bahá’ís who managed to reach adulthood without being able to correctly pronounce the vast majority of the Persian and Arabic words contained in the English translations of the Bahá’í writings
Since the acquisition of language is first and foremost an exercise in hearing and mimicking sound patterns, it only made sense that a teaching tool designed to help correct the problem would allow the user to hear the words as pronounced by native speakers. In this way English speaking Bahá’ís could begin the process of learning the correct, or at least the reasonably correct, pronunciation of these words.
The Bahá'í Distribution Service (BDS) is an agency of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States. Through our two online stores – BahaiBookstore.com and BahaiMusicStore.com -- our customers can today choose from thousands of print and eBook titles (including many free) in several world languages, as well as digital media in a variety of formats. Whether you are looking for a favorite Bahá’í book, the latest teaching material, the newest bestseller in the Bahá'í world, a CD or DVD, an entire downloadable audio book, or an instant download of a single mp3 of inspirational music, we're your one-stop source.
The Bahá'í Service for the Blind was established over sixty years ago and is a committee of the National Spiritual Assembly of the United States. Its purpose is to provide the literature of the Faith in mediums which can be used by those individuals whose physical or mental handicaps prevent them from using normal print. To this end the Service for the Blind produces materials in Braille, Large Print and digital MP3 format.
iMemorize -- A fun and easy way to memorize RUHI Study Circle quotations ... With three game types:
“This is the day to make mention of God, to celebrate His praise, and to serve Him; deprive not yourselves thereof. Ye are the letters of the words, and the words of the Book. Ye are the saplings which the hand of Loving-kindness hath planted in the soil of mercy, and which the showers of bounty have made to flourish. He hath protected you from the mighty winds of misbelief, and the tempestuous gales of impiety, and nurtured you with the hands of His loving providence. Now is the time for you to put forth your leaves, and yield your fruit. The fruits of the tree of man have ever been and are goodly deeds and a praiseworthy character. Withhold not these fruits from the heedless. If they be accepted, your end is attained, and the purpose of life achieved. If not, leave them in their pastime of vain disputes. Strive, O people of God, that haply the hearts of the divers kindreds of the earth may, through the waters of your forbearance and loving-kindness, be cleansed and sanctified from animosity and hatred, and be made worthy and befitting recipients of the splendors of the Sun of Truth.”
Several members of our community are reading "The Purpose of Physical Reality" by John S. Hatcher
According to well-known Bahá'í author, scholar, and educator John Hatcher, the world is a classroom designed by God to instigate and nurture mental and spiritual growth. The Purpose of Physical Reality examines the components of this classroom to show how everyday experience leads to spiritual insight. Viewing life in this way, we can learn to appreciate the overall justice of God's plan and the subtle interplay between human free will and divine assistance in unleashing human potential. The idea of physical reality as a divine teaching device not only prepares us for further progress in the life beyond, it also provides practical advice about how to attain spiritual and intellectual understanding while we are living on earth.
Book-4, Unit-2, Section-11, #109.0
"Say: God sufficeth all things above all things, and nothing in the heavens or in the earth but God sufficeth. Verily, He is in Himself the Knower, the Sustainer, the Omnipotent."
--The Báb »Bahá’í Prayers, p. 28 »