The Hidden Words of Baha'u'llah

Pages: 112
Subject: Religion: Baha'i
Imprint: Oneworld

The Hidden Words of Baha'u'llah


A collection of spiritual teachings which is intended for all religious persuasions and those who seek a spiritual life. These meditational verses which were composed by Baha'u'allah, about the year 1858, while in exile to Iraq, explore the relationship between God and man.
9781851683499 (18 Oct 2004)
RRP £6.99 / US$15.95

The Book

Containing the essence of humanity's spiritual heritage, this unusual and inspiring collection of teachings will appeal to people of all religious persuasions and those who seek a spiritual life. Lucid and style and rich in imagery, these meditational verses explore the relationship between God and the individual, and the need to free oneself from the confines of the material world. This exquisitely produced special edition is the perfect gift for those seeking comfort, encouragement or inspiration.

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Baha'i
Pages 112
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Baha'u' llah was born in Terhran, Iran, in 1817, the son of a wealthy nobleman and landowner. Like the founders of other religions before him, he suffered relentless persecution at the hands of both the clergy and the state in the land of his birth. In 1853 he was exiled to Iraq, and from there the penal colony of Acre in Palestine where he died in 1892, still a prisoner.

Despite almost forty years of imprisonment and exile, Baha'u'llah wrote extensively in Persian and Arabic on a broad range of subjects, from theological and philosophical themes to social and ethical issues such as equality of the sexes, harmony of science and religion and the need for unity and a global order. Only a proportion of his works have so far been translated into English, of which 'the hidden words', his greatest ethical work, is perhaps best known.


"Couched in majestic prose, this English translation of the book…has made a remarkable contribution to the literature of this genre."

- Islamic Studies Journal