Bahá'u'lláh

Bahá'u'lláh’s Followers (101)

member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo

Bahá'u'lláh


Born
in Tehran, Sublime State of Persia
November 12, 1817

Died
May 29, 1892

Website

Genre

Influences


Born in 1817, Bahá'u'lláh was a member of one of the great patrician families of Persia. The family could trace its lineage to the ruling dynasties of Persia's imperial past and was endowed with wealth and vast estates. Turning His back on the position at court which these advantages offered Him, Bahá'u'lláh became known for His generosity and kindliness which made Him deeply loved among His countrymen.

This privileged position did not long survive Bahá'u'lláh's announcement of support for the message of the Báb, Whose recent religious revolution had caused much social upheaval. Engulfed in the waves of violence unleashed upon the Bábis (followers of the Báb) after the Báb's execution, Bahá'u'lláh suffered not only the loss of all His worldl
...more

Average rating: 4.66 · 3,208 ratings · 211 reviews · 134 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Hidden Words

by
4.59 avg rating — 523 ratings — published 1858 — 35 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Kitáb-i-Íqán: The Book ...

by
4.62 avg rating — 397 ratings — published 1861 — 43 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Seven Valleys and the F...

by
4.69 avg rating — 307 ratings — published 1860 — 20 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Kitab-i-Aqdas: The Most...

4.42 avg rating — 325 ratings — published 1992 — 29 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Gleanings from the Writings...

4.74 avg rating — 277 ratings — published 2009 — 22 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Bahá'í Prayers: A Selection...

by
4.74 avg rating — 171 ratings — published 1976 — 24 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Epistle to the Son of the Wolf

by
4.77 avg rating — 150 ratings — published 1892 — 16 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, Rev...

4.79 avg rating — 116 ratings — published 1988 — 13 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Seven Valleys

4.77 avg rating — 106 ratings — published 1994 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Gems of Divine Mysteries

4.78 avg rating — 74 ratings — published 1862 — 13 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Bahá'u'lláh…
Quotes by Bahá'u'lláh  (?)
Quotes are added by the Goodreads community and are not verified by Goodreads. (Learn more)

“Do not be content with showing friendship in words alone, let your heart burn with loving kindness for all who may cross your path.”
Baha'u'llah

“Be generous in prosperity, and thankful in adversity. Be worthy of the trust of thy neighbor, and look upon him with a bright and friendly face. Be a treasure to the poor, an admonisher to the rich, an answerer of the cry of the needy, a preserver of the sanctity of thy pledge. Be fair in thy judgment, and guarded in thy speech. Be unjust to no man, and show all meekness to all men. Be as a lamp unto them that walk in darkness, a joy to the sorrowful, a sea for the thirsty, a haven for the distressed, an upholder and defender of the victim of oppression. Let integrity and uprightness distinguish all thine acts. Be a home for the stranger, a balm to the suffering, a tower of strength for the fugitive. Be eyes to the blind, and a guiding light unto the feet of the erring. Be an ornament to the countenance of truth, a crown to the brow of fidelity, a pillar of the temple of righteousness, a breath of life to the body of mankind, an ensign of the hosts of justice, a luminary above the horizon of virtue, a dew to the soil of the human heart, an ark on the ocean of knowledge, a sun in the heaven of bounty, a gem on the diadem of wisdom, a shining light in the firmament of thy generation, a fruit upon the tree of humility.”
Baha'u'llah

“The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens”
Baha'u'llah, The Kitab-i-Aqdas: The Most Holy Book

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Reading Along Wit...: Happy Holidays 340 96 Aug 10, 2016 10:03AM  
21st Century Lite...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Holidays 604 333 Jan 10, 2017 10:30PM  
Let's Talk About ...: Anything Goes 1510 248 Apr 27, 2017 04:26PM  
The Sword and Laser: Most Read Authors? 164 733 Oct 21, 2018 11:30AM  
Goodreads Librari...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Clean Up II 1006 507 Jun 30, 2019 08:44AM  
Never too Late to...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Title Game 13510 1274 Feb 14, 2023 12:59AM