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Bahá’u’lláh states that “neath the shade of My mercy I nurtured thee, and guarded three by the essence of My grace and favor”. He continues by clarifying the purpose of this, i.e., “that thou mightiest attain My everlasting dominion and become worthy of My invisible bestowals”. Read the rest of this entry »

`Abdu’l-Bahá said that The Sun of Truth shines and gives light and warmth to our souls and without it, we would wither away, “even so do the souls of men need the Sun of Truth to shed its rays upon their souls, to develop them, to educate and encourage them”. He continues to elaborate on this Divine Light “that can give us sight for the invisible things”, and counsels us to Read the rest of this entry »

God is the All-Glorious. This is one of the Names of God. `Abdu’l-Bahá clarifies that that “created things can only be known through their attributes and not in their essence, the reality of the Divinity, too, must be unknown with regard to its essence and known only with respect to its attributes”. Although God is unknowable, we can fulfill our purpose of knowing and worshipping God through His Names, perfectly mirrored in His Manifestations. We also know that God, Read the rest of this entry »

We are few days away from the beginning of the month of dominion (mulk). Dominion is sovereignty or control over something. Dominion, one of God’s Names, reflects His absolute sovereignty and control over all things. God’s dominion is absolute and undisputable. As it is said “All praise, O my God, be to Thee Who art the Source of all Read the rest of this entry »

The root of the Arabic word for honour (sharaf), when referring to a person, means, “to be raised up”. With this definition in mind, we understand that the honour of man is to attain a lofty station. The Báb says in the Persian Bayan (provisional translation) that “… the honour of the servant consists in affirming the singleness of his Lord, in recognizing Him, in confessing to His justice, in obedience to Him, and in obtaining His good-pleasure.”

Furthermore He says in the same Book, “There is no honour for anyone in the next life unless he has attained to the presence of his Lord and spread abroad his messages and detached himself from all but him, so far as he was able. This is an honour whereon all pride themselves.”

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