Persian & Arabic manuscripts

A. Publications of the National Committee for the Preservation of Bahá’í Writings and Archives

of National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Iran (Intishárát Lajnih-yi Millí-yi Mahfazih-yi Áthár

va Árshív-i Amr – known as INBA, which stands for the Iranian National Bahá’í Archives)

– During the 1970s, the National Committee for the Preservation of Bahá’í Writings and

Archives decided to make photographic copies of a range of manuscripts, both those in its

collection and a number in the possession of private individuals. Ninety-nine volumes were

copied and, together with six volumes of indexes, made one hundred and five volumes in all.

Most of this series consists of volumes of Tablets from the Central Figures of the Bahá’í Faith,

but there are also some volumes of historical and doctrinal works by individual Bahá’ís and

one work by Sayyid Kázim Rashtí. Copies of this series (abbreviated to INBA on this website)

were made and sent to a number of Bahá’í institutions and individuals around the world.

One set of this INBA series of one hundred and five volumes was sent to Mr Hasan Balyuzi

and is now housed in the Afnan Library. The Afnan Library is grateful to the Archives

Department of the Bahá’í World Centre for making high-quality digital images of these

volumes available.

 

B. Other Persian and Arabic Manuscripts

– In addition to the INBA series, the National Committee for the Preservation of Bahá’í

Writings and Archives of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Iran sent Mr

Balyuzi other manuscripts from their archives. These included collections of Tablets of the

Central Figures of the Baha’i Faith and historical manuscripts.

 

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