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Appellations of Bahá'u'lláh
In the Writings of various Religions, Bahá'u'lláh is referred to in many ways. The most common ones are listed below. You may have clicked on one of His appellations which are linked to this glossary entry.
If you know of other translations, appellations or attributes of Bahá'u'lláh which are not listed, please submit them to the webmaster at: oelweinbahaigroup@gmail.com.
Appellation Meaning References
Abhá Beauty   [BD 5]
All-Highest Horizon   [GPB 94]
Ancient Beauty Jamál-i-Qidam [BD 123], [GPB 94]
Bahá   [BD 33]
Bahá'u'lláh Glory of God [BD 39]
Baqíyyatu'lláh Remnant of God [BD 44], [BG 11],
[DB 674]
Blessed Beauty Jamál-i-Mubárak [BD 123]
Creator of a new World Order   [GPB 93], [TPP 200]*
Darvís̲h̲ Muḥammad   [BD 64]
Dawning Place of Thy signs   1
Dayspring of Thine utterance   1
Dayspring of Thy Revelation   1
Dayspring of Revelation   [BD 65]
Daystar   [BD 65]
Daystar of the Universe   [GPB 94], [TPP 200]*
Descendant of the last Sassanian king, Yazdigird III   [BD 39-41]
Descendant of Zoroaster [Zarathustra]   [BD 245]
Desire of the Nations   [GPB 94]
Divine Lote-Tree   1
Divine Lote-Tree Sadratu'l-Muntahá [BD 200]
Endowed with constancy   [BD 78]
Establisher of the Most Great Peace   [GPB 93], [TPP 200]*
Eternal Truth   [GWB 60]
Everlasting Father, the   [GPB 94], [TPP 200]*
Expounder of the worlds   1
Father of the Poor Bahá'u'lláh and ásíyih K̲h̲ánum were known as the Father of the Poor and the Mother of Consolation for their extraordinary generosity and regard for the impoverished. 5
Flame of His Beauty   2
Fountain of the Most Great Justice   [GPB 93], [TPP 200]*
Glory of God Bahá'u'lláh [BG 11]
Great Announcement   [GPB 94]
Greatest Name Ism-i-A'ẓam [BD 90, 123]
Hadrat Bahá'u'lláh His Holiness Bahá'u'lláh [BD 93]
He Who is the Dayspring of Thy signs   3
He Who Is Invoked Mustagháth [BG 37]
Hidden Name   [GPB 94]
Him Whom God Shall Make Manifest Man-Yazhiruhu'lláh [BD 143], [GPB 94]
His Honor the Glory Jinab-i-Bahá [BD 124]
Holy Mariner   2
Inaugurator of the long-awaited millennium   [GPB 93], [TPP 200]*
Inspirer and Founder of a World Civilization   [GPB 93], [TPP 200]*
Ism-i-A'ẓam Greatest Name [BD 123]
Jamál-i-Mubárak Blessed Beauty [BD 123]
Jamál-i-Qidam Ancient Beauty [BD 123]
Jinab-i-Bahá His Honor the Glory [BD 124]
Judge, the   [GPB 93], [TPP 200]*
King of Glory   [BD 129]
Law-Giver, the   [GPB 93], [TPP 200]*
Light of the worlds   1
Lord of Hosts   [BD 141], [GPB 94],
[TPP 200]*
Lord of Lords   [GPB 94]
Lord of the Covenant   [GPB 94]
Love of the worlds   1
Manifestation of Thy Name   3
Manifestation of God   [BD 143-4]
Man-Yazhiruhu'lláh Him Whom God Shall Make Manifest [BD 143]
Mírzá Ḥusayn-'Alíy-i-Núrí Given name [BD 113]
Most Exalted Pen   [KA-N 24]
Most Great Light   [GPB 94], [TPP 200]*
Most Great Name   [GPB 94], [TPP 200]*
Most Great Ocean   [GPB 94], [TPP 200]*
Mustag̲h̲át̲h̲ He Who Is Invoked [BG 37]
Mystic and Wondrous Bride   [HW Afterword]
Nightingale   [BD 171]
Ninth Avatar   [BD 137]
Ninth Krishna   [BD 137]
Organizer of the entire planet   [GPB 93], [TPP 200]*
Patience of the worlds   1
Pen of the Most High   [KA-N 24], [GPB 94]
Pre-existent Root   [GPB 94], [TPP 200]*
Preserved Treasure   [GPB 94], [TPP 200]*
Pride of the worlds   1
Proclaimer of the coming of age of the entire human race   [GPB 93], [TPP 200]*
Promise of All Ages   [BG 6]
Promised One   [BD 188]
Promised One of All Ages   [BD 188]
Promised One of All Religions   [BD 188]
Promised One of the Bayán   [KA-N 185]
Prophet endowed with constancy   [BD 78]
Prophet-Founder of the Bahá'í Faith   [BD 37]
Qayyúm   [BD 190], [BG 41]
Rapture of the worlds   1
Redeemer of all mankind   [GPB 93], [TPP 200]*
Reincarnation of Krishna   [GPB 94]
Remnant of God Baqíyyatu'lláh [BD 194], [BG 11],
[DB 674]
Revealer of the Word of God   [KA-N 24]
Sacred Lote-Tree Sadratu'l-Muntahá [BD 200]
Sadratu'l-Muntahá Divine or Sacred Lote-Tree [BD 200]
Self-Subsistent   [GPB 94]
S̲h̲áh-Bahrám World Savior [BD 207]
Sifter of Men   [GPB 94]
Speaker on Sinai   [GPB 94]
Sun of Reality   [FWU]
Supreme Heaven   [GPB 94], [TPP 200]*
Supreme Pen   [BD 216], [KA-N 24]
Tenth Avatar   [BD 137]
Tenth Krishna   [BD 137]
the Well-Beloved   3
Thou Concealer of the sins of the worlds   1
Thou Exile of the worlds   1
Thou Sacrifice of the worlds   1
Thou Who art His Beauty   4
Thou Who hast caused the wailing of the worlds   1
Tongue of Glory   [GPB 33]
True Joseph   [GPB 22]
Twin Lote Trees Báb & Bahá'u'lláh [BD 200]
Ultimate Objective   [KA-¶ 36]
Unifier of the children of men   [GPB 93], [TPP 200]*
World Savior Sháh-Bahrám [BD 207]
Wronged One   1
Wronged One of the worlds   1
Wronged One   [ABG]
Wronged One of the World   [GPB 94]
* References marked [TPP 200] are from The Priceless Pearl by Ruhiyyih K̲h̲ánum. She says:
"The descriptive power of Shoghi Effendi's pen is nowhere better seen than in the gem-like phrases he chose in English to depict the station of Bahá'u'lláh. All the following words are quoted from the Guardian's writings, chosen from different sources, but put together here to convey their extraordinary range and power: "
[TPP 200]
See also:  Bahá'u'lláh; God Passes By, pp. 92-100
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