The Baha'i Scriptures


The key scriptures of the Baha'i Faith are available  to any one in 100s of languages today.  They can be purchased from Baha'i organizations in most countries.  They are available in many bookstores and in online bookstores.  They can be found in many public libraries.  They can also be downloaded at no cost as PDF or text files - to be read on a computer or printed on your printer.  You can use our Contact link to request help with finding a book.
The founder of the Baha'i Faith (Baha'u'llah) wrote from the 1850s until His death in 1892.  He wrote in Arabic, Farsi, and Turkish.  Original signed manuscripts of his books and letters are stored in the Archives building at the Baha'i International Center in Haifa, Isreal where scholars can study them.  His son (Abdul-Baha) also wrote many books and gave talks during his travels to Europe and North America until his death in 1921.  His books and much of his correspondence is also available to scholars in the Archives building.
Baha'u'llah's coming was foreshadowed by another religious leader, the Bab, who also wrote many books starting in 1844 until his martyrdom in 1850.  Many of these manuscripts are also secured in the Archives building.