English Publications

Books

The Secrets of True Happiness (with Bijan Masumian and Farnaz Masumian; George Ronald, December 2019; Purchase from George Ronald | Purchase from Amazon)

This practical and research-oriented book is the result of six years of research on the subject of happiness. Stephen G. Post, PhD, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, best-selling author of Why Good Things Happen to Good People, calls this book “the finest book on happiness that [he has] ever read with regard to both content, style, and potential to transform lives….”

Debunking the Myths: Conspiracy Theories on the Genesis and Mission of the Baha’i Faith (Lulu, January 2009; Read online for free | Purchase in color | Purchase in black and white)

Over the past hundred years, Iranian conspiracy theorists have thrown many baseless allegations in the face of the Baha’i community so as to cast their religion in a negative and unappealing light. A common element in these accusations is an appeal to treason: the claims range from Baha’is having historically been agents of Russian imperialism and British colonialism to sharing a common goal for world domination with Zionists to having been affiliated with the secret police of the late Shah’s regime. All claims attempt to depict the Baha’i Faith as a political organization in the guise of a religious group that has, from the very outset, been pursuing a covert agenda of inciting domestic chaos and advancing global hegemony. In under 100 pages, I have attempted to refute these claims and others in my first book. 

Book Chapters

Fereydun Vahman, Adib Masumian (trans.), “The Bab: A Sun in a Night Not Followed by Dawn,” published in Fereydun Vahman (ed.), The Bab and the Babi Community of Iran (London: Oneworld Academic, 2020), pp. 1–77. Translation of Fereydun Vahman, “Báb, Khurshídi dar Shabi bí Saḥar,” published in Fereydun Vahman (ed.), Báb va Jámiʻiy-i-Bábíy-i-Írán: Yádnámiy-i-Divístumín Sálgard-i-Mílád-i-Báb, 1819–2019 (Sweden: Bárán, 2020), pp. 19–89.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Bijan Masumian and Adib Masumian, “The Bab in the World of Images,” Baha’i Studies Review, vol. 19, no. 1, June 2013, 171–90. (Purchase the published paper | View the full text on Academia.edu)

Bijan Masumian and Adib Masumian, “Baha’i Studies in Iran: A Preliminary Survey,” Baha’i Studies Review, vol. 20, June 2014, 69–85. (Purchase the published paper | View the full text on Academia.edu)

Christopher Buck and Adib Masumian, “Baha’u’llah’s “Paradise of Justice”: Commentary and Translation,” Baha’i Studies Review, vol. 20, June 2014, 97–134. (Purchase the published paper | View the full text on Academia.edu)

Adib Masumian, “An Introduction to the Baháʼí Religiolect,” Baha’i Studies Review, vol. 21, June 2015, pp. 101–120. (Purchase the published paper | View the full text on Academia.edu)

Vahid Rafati, Adib Masumian (trans.), “Qáʼim-Maqám Faráhání in the Baháʼí Writings,” Lights of ʻIrfán, Book 20, May 2019, pp. 161–196. Translation of Vahid Rafati, “Qáʼim-Maqám Faráhání dar Áthár-i-Baháʼí,” Safíniy-i-‘Irfán, Daftar-i-Hizhdahum [no. 18], 2015, 268–293.

Bijan Masumian and Adib Masumian, “Baháʼuʼlláh’s Gradual Awareness and Disclosure of His Station before the Síyáh-Chál Experience,” Lights of ʻIrfán, forthcoming.

Adib Masumian, “The Lawḥ-i-Alasná (The Tablet of “Are We Not?”): A Little-Known but Significant Early Writing of Bahá’u’lláh,” forthcoming.

Muhammad Afnan, Adib Masumian (trans.), “The Invocation ‘Is There Any Remover of Difficulties Save God…,'” forthcoming. Translation of Muhammad Afnan, “Dhikr-i-‘Hal min Mufarrijin Ghayru’lláh…,'” Safíniy-i-‘Irfán, Daftar-i-Nuhum [no. 9], 2006, pp. 263–264.

Online Editorials

Was Hoveida Ever a Baha’i? (Iran Press Watch, June 2009)

Iranian Television Series Defames the Baha’i Faith (Iran Press Watch, February 2010)

Justice, Equity and Courtesy: What do they have in Common? (Co-authored with Christopher Buck; BahaiTeachings.org, November 2016)

Looking at Justice in a Whole New Way (Co-authored with Christopher Buck; BahaiTeachings.org, November 2016)

Zoroaster, the “Spirit of Purity” (Co-authored with Christopher Buck; BahaiTeachings.org, March 2020)

Jesus Foretold the “Glory of God” – Baha’u’llah (Co-authored with Christopher Buck; BahaiTeachings.org, August 2020)

The Men Who Put Abdu’l-Baha to the Test, an essay in three parts (BahaiTeachings.org):

Essays

ʻAbduʼl-Bahá’s Blueprint for a Progressive and Prosperous Iran (Baháʼí Library Online, August 2016)

Immersion in the Ocean of His Words (Bahá’í Recollections, November 2016)

Professional Publications

Digital Accessibility And Unlawful Discrimination Checklist (WCAG 2.1 Update) (LexisNexis – Mealey’s Litigation Report: Cyber Tech & E-Commerce, August 2018)

With one in five people in the U.S. reporting a disability—and an increased reliance on online information, transactions, and services—web accessibility has rapidly grown as an area of legal focus. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, or WCAG, were put together by the World Wide Web Consortium to offer guidelines to web developers on how to create websites that are as digitally accessible as possible. In July 2016, Mealey’s Litigation Report: Cyber Tech & E-Commerce released a checklist created by Vivian Cullipher of Microassist that condenses these guidelines into a format that web developers can use to gauge their efforts towards accessibility. With the June 2018 release of WCAG 2.1, an incremental update to the guidelines, Vivian Cullipher and Adib Masumian expanded on the previous article with a discussion of what has changed with this update, and what ramifications it has for web developers.