New website offers online access to Baha'i sacred writings

HAIFA, Israel — The Bahá'í International Community has launched an Internet website that makes available the sacred writings of the Bahá'í Faith in English, Arabic, and Persian.

The launch of the Bahá'í Reference Library, which also carries other Bahá'í publications, marks the first time that a voluminous and authoritative library of Bahá'í scripture has been available online.

“The site is expected to assist researchers, students of religion, and the general public worldwide in gaining greater access to the Bahá'í holy texts,” said Douglas Moore, director of the Office of Public Information of the Bahá'í International Community.

The Bahá'í Reference Library offers an extensive collection of Bahá'í holy scripture, which includes the writings of Bahá'u'lláh, the Báb, and ‘Abdu'l-Bahá. It also makes available works by Shoghi Effendi, the Universal House of Justice, and Bahá'í authors.

“It joins the family of Bahá'í International Community sites including, among others, the general information site, the news service, and the Bahá'í International Community's statement library,” Mr. Moore said.

The address of the Bahá'í Reference Library is The launch is the first stage of the development of the Reference Library. Other materials will be added as they become available.