We have, as a world wide community, soon completed the construction of Continental Houses of Worships and have initiated National and Local Houses of Worship. We see that the Universal House of Justice, in their Messages and Letters, informs about the progress of the constructions of the Houses of Worships. Letters from the Universal House of Justice dated 1st of August 2014 and the letter to the friends in Iran dated 18 December 2014 are two examples.

Hand of the Cause Faizi once told the story of when, one night, “the Master asked someone to write the names of those who had contributed something for the fund of the Temple in Ishqábád. One of the friends, who was serving the Pilgrim House in `Akká, did not have any money. He said to the Master, “Beloved Master, could I borrow ten cents from you? I want to contribute, but I don’t have any money.”

He said, “Of course,” and gave him ten cents, and please write, “He borrowed these ten cents from `Abdu’l-Bahá.” When it was finished, `Abdu’l-Bahá said, “How I wish I could go to the Temple and work myself. I would go there and work with the laborers until the erection of this Temple, but I am in prison. I cannot get out of this country.” He was walking and repeating these words, “How I wish that somebody could go in my stead, in my behalf to do this.” And the same man got up, and said, “I will go.” And he said, “When I stood up and said that I would go, I said to myself, `You didn’t want to go.'” And he said, “When I volunteered, I thought that `Abdu’l-Bahá would say, `All right, after one month or so,” but He said, “All right, early in the morning.”

In a Tablet,  `Abdu’l-Bahá wrote that “This man is coming to work on the Temple on my behalf. He will carry stones, he will carry mud, he will carry cement, all these things will be done in my name.” And he did this.

It might be time to read more deeply about the Mashriqu’l-Adhkár. If so, I highly recommend a wonderful online compilation called Mashriqu’l-Adhkár – ‘…the crowning institution of every Bahá’í community.’

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