English translations of works of Baha'u'llah
This website contains provisional English translations of works of Baha'u'llah, the founder of the Baha'i Faith, who wrote in Persian and Arabic. The scholars who have done these translations have acted in a personal capacity - that is, independently of the Baha'i World Centre, which oversees the official translation of Baha'u'llah's writings. Translations not carried out under the auspices of the Baha'i World Centre are commonly referred to as 'provisional' to distinguish them from 'official' translations.
The main menu, above, has two primary links. The first "Translations here" takes you to a list of the translations found on this site and to their introductions. The second link "Translations elsewhere" takes you to a set of tables listing, in alphabetical order, all the tablets in English available on the Internet, with links to them.
The tablet currently being translated, Tablet on the Right of the People, will cost US$325, which is roughly NZ$450. Donations are currently sitting at NZ$220. Therefore, approximately NZ$230 (US$166) is needed to meet the goal for this one.
The Windflower Translations Project is a crowdfunding project that allows anyone to contribute financially to the professional translation of Baha'u'llah's writings. Many works of Baha'u'llah have been published in Persian and Arabic, but are not translated into English. The aim of the project is to bring these works to the English-speaking world.
The translator for the project is scholar, author and philosopher, Keven Brown (PhD Near Eastern languages (UCLA)). Keven has dedicated his time, since his training, to the translation of Persian and Arabic texts into English. He has translated both Baha'i-related texts and those of Islamic philosophers.
The Windflower Translations Project is managed by Alison Marshall and is not affiliated to any Baha'i institution.
Donations to the Windflower Translations Project are used to pay Keven Brown for his translation services.
Contributions are made at the New Zealand crowdfunding site Givealittle. The service fee is 5 percent of each donation.
Donations can be made by credit card and be anonymous.
Donations can also be made using PayPal, cheque or cash by contacting me using the Contact link at the top of the page.
I am Alison Marshall, the creator of this website and the Windflower Translations Project. I have been a Baha'i since 1980, although I am not a registered member of the Baha'i community. I am interested in making Baha'u'llah's tablets available to the English-speaking world because his writings are a legacy to all humanity and are the means by which the world will move forward. My personal website is Baha'i mysticism.