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by Sen McGlinn
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Procedure of Universal House of Justice decision-making
Replies: 9
Views: 32041

Re: Procedure of Universal House of Justice decision-making

Did you find anything, in addition to the 1996 letter from the Secretariat?
( https://bahai-library.com/uhj_authentic ... e_texts#s0 )
by Sen McGlinn
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Looking for a prayer in Arabic
Replies: 2
Views: 19238

Re: Looking for a prayer in Arabic

The original is in INBA Vol. 27 page 354 (and less legibly in Vol. 7 , page 123 of the Afnan Library pdf). It was addressed to Hand of the Cause Ibn Asdaq in response to the creation of a mashriqu'l-adhkar in a home in Tehran. You can download the two INBA volumes here : http://www.afnanlibrary.org/...
by Sen McGlinn
Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:26 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Kalimat Press ?
Replies: 29
Views: 119382

Re: Kalimat Press ?

While shopping at Kalimat, keep an eye out for "things that question the fundamentals of the Faith." I would be surprised if you were to find anything.
by Sen McGlinn
Wed May 25, 2016 4:32 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: House of Justice letter on international and home-front pioneering
Replies: 0
Views: 37900

House of Justice letter on international and home-front pioneering

The Universal House of Justice has released a letter on the role of international and home-front pioneering in the 5-year Plan that has just begun. It begins by saying, “it is our hope that the friends will continue to consider entering the international arena, whenever their circumstances allow.” I...
by Sen McGlinn
Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: American NSA changes ruling on voting in primaries
Replies: 1
Views: 28331

American NSA changes ruling on voting in primaries

A letter issued by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States on April 5 corrects its previous ruling of March 8, which stated, “nor should we, even as an ‘independent,’ vote in primaries — the purpose of which is to elect delegates to political conventions.” This ruling has...
by Sen McGlinn
Wed Jul 08, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Three tablets of Baha'u'llah for the twin holy days
Replies: 0
Views: 39630

Three tablets of Baha'u'llah for the twin holy days

From the Bahai World Centre, July 6, 2015. This November will witness the first universal observance of the Twin Holy Birthdays of the Bab and Baha’u’llah according to the Badi` calendar. In anticipation of this special occasion, the Universal House of Justice is pleased to present you with three Ta...
by Sen McGlinn
Sun May 10, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Kalimat Press ?
Replies: 29
Views: 119382

Re: Kalimat Press ?

I have just begun to read the correspondence that Jonah announced a couple of posts above. Link: http://bahai-library.com/kalimat_distribution_bahai_agencies I got as far as the UHJ writing "(In Dr. Cole's book, this agenda makes its appearance in the conclusion: namely, that the Faith founded ...
by Sen McGlinn
Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Ridvan message, 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 22027

Ridvan message, 2015

The 2015 Ridvan message from the Universal House of Justice is available as plain html text on the documents archive of my Bahai studies blog (https://senmcglinn.wordpress.com/documents-archive/ridvan-message-2015/). It is also available as a pdf from the Universal House of Justice's official site (...
by Sen McGlinn
Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:03 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Is the UN or human rights work "political involvement"
Replies: 4
Views: 30127

Re: Is the UN or human rights work "political involvement"

Bahai participation in the UN and petitioning of its agencies is not in breach of the principle requiring Bahai institutions not to enter into politics. The UN (like many national governments) makes room for non-govermental agencies, and the Bahai International Community participates as one of these...
by Sen McGlinn
Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Does the Qur'an contain historical errors?
Replies: 3
Views: 27080

Re: Does the Qur'an contain historical errors?

"sister of Aaron" could be an idiom, meaning a Jewess, used to refer to her noble ancestry. Or as at least one hadith says, they called Mary in particular "sister of Aaron" because the historical sister of Aaron was called Mary. In the first explanation, "sister of Aaron&quo...
by Sen McGlinn
Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:02 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Changes to the Bahai calendar
Replies: 0
Views: 39606

Changes to the Bahai calendar

On July 10, 2014, the Universal House of Justice announced three decisions regarding the Badi` (Bahai) calendar, which will affect the dates of Feasts and Holy Days. Naw Ruz will usually fall on March 20th, which means that all the Feast days will be one day earlier, and the births of the Bab and of...
by Sen McGlinn
Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Husbands responsible for family's finances...?
Replies: 7
Views: 37630

Re: Husbands responsible for family's finances...?

No, I don't think those conclusions are at all warranted. Various laws of the Aqdas contain assumptions appropriate to the Middle East of the time: men go away on travels, wives stay home or travel with their husbands; men own the family home, wives do not have share; men have income, wives have to ...
by Sen McGlinn
Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:26 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Husbands responsible for family's finances...?
Replies: 7
Views: 37630

Re: Husbands responsible for family's finances...?

The quotes seem to be elucidations from the House of Justice (which are changeable, may be wrong, and are not authoritative), rather than authoritative statements of Bahai teachings. If the UHJ was asked the same questions today, would it say the same thing? Would it matter? Only to the extent that ...
by Sen McGlinn
Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:12 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Tarikh
Replies: 2
Views: 24718

Re: Tarikh

http://bahai-library.com/tarikh_info says,
"To request membership, email jonahwinters@gmail.com"
and has other useful information
by Sen McGlinn
Sat May 03, 2014 3:51 am
Forum: News
Topic: Destruction of Shiraz cemetery has begun
Replies: 2
Views: 25158

Bahai cemetery in Ahvaz sealed off

past two months, the Bahai cemetery in Ahvaz has been closed and the small road leading to it has been blocked by a barricade of pre-cast concrete panels. Thus far no official has been found who will admit responsibility. A month ago, the Bahais sought to bury a member of their community in the ceme...
by Sen McGlinn
Thu May 01, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Destruction of Shiraz cemetery has begun
Replies: 2
Views: 25158

Destruction of Shiraz cemetery has begun

Bani Dugal, the principal representative of the Baha’i International Community to the United Nations, has announced that reports indicate that the excavation at the the Bahai cemetery in Shiraz, known as the Golestan Javid, has begun and that graves are being destroyed. Some 40 to 50 trucks are line...
by Sen McGlinn
Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:15 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New film documents Bahai community life in Iran
Replies: 0
Views: 34065

New film documents Bahai community life in Iran

The documentary “Light a Candle” (شمعی روشن کن) by Maziar Bahari ( مازیار بهاری) is the first to tell the history of Bahai community life in Iran. It tells of the Babis and Bahais who were tortured in the Qajar era, of the slanders and insinuations they suffered from ordinary people who, in the Pahl...
by Sen McGlinn
Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Poetry Lives!
Replies: 14
Views: 46938

Re: Poetry Lives!

It has now been scanned for Bahai-library and is presumably in the works
by Sen McGlinn
Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:29 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Poetry Lives!
Replies: 14
Views: 46938

Re: Poetry Lives!

The tablet is apparently addressed to Louise R. Waite (who at that time was Louise R. Spencer), a Bahá'í poet and song writer, and refers to a hymn rather than a poem - or a poem written to be sung in a place of worship is also called a hymn. I have seen this tablet dated 1902 ( http://librivox.org/...
by Sen McGlinn
Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Question about Baha'u'llah and the new era
Replies: 1
Views: 11587

Re: Question about Baha'u'llah and the new era

The 1923 edition is online. The record is here: https://openlibrary.org/books/OL14023975M/Baha%CC%84%27u%27lla%CC%84h_and_the_new_era go down to "internet archive" and click there, it takes you to: https://archive.org/details/MN40206ucmf_3 The section on "social troubles" begins ...
by Sen McGlinn
Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Destruction of the House of Baha’u'llah: update
Replies: 1
Views: 11405

Destruction of the House of Baha’u'llah: update

Update from the Universal House of Justice: " ... the Baha’is in Baghdad discovered on 26 June that the “most holy habitation” of Baha’u'llah had been razed almost to the ground to make way for the construction of a mosque. It has now been confirmed that the work was undertaken without a legal ...
by Sen McGlinn
Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:22 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why were the saints called saints?
Replies: 2
Views: 12982

Re: Why were the saints called saints?

It's not from Abdu'l-Baha, as it is all over the web, usually sourced to "anonymous." It seems likely it is from Geoffrey Hodson, a theosophist lecturer

http://www.theosophy.com/theos-talk/201107/tt00001.html
by Sen McGlinn
Thu May 23, 2013 5:58 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Sentinel - visual data on the persecution of Bahais
Replies: 0
Views: 29673

Sentinel - visual data on the persecution of Bahais

The Sentinel Project, an independent Toronto-based NGO that focuses on genocide prevention, has recently launched a visualization of the persecution of the Baha’is in Iran. The Sentinel Project has deemed the situation of the Iranian Baha’is to be a “Situation of Concern.” It has previously expresse...
by Sen McGlinn
Thu May 23, 2013 5:55 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How to add Persian-Arabic texts to our English posts
Replies: 4
Views: 14683

Re: How to add Persian-Arabic texts to our English posts

I have no difficulty in typing in Persian here. But if you do have difficulty, try making your text in another program such as Word, and then pasting the text in.

سم (Sen McGlinn)
by Sen McGlinn
Wed May 22, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How to add Persian-Arabic texts to our English posts
Replies: 4
Views: 14683

Re: How to add Persian-Arabic texts to our English posts

سعی کنید آنها را بچسبانید شوید
But do not include any punctuation marks
by Sen McGlinn
Fri May 03, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Ridvan message 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 16731

Ridvan message 2013

The “Ridvan message” for 2013 is now available in English here:
http://wp.me/PcgF5-2gU
by Sen McGlinn
Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: News
Topic: Legal recognition for Bahai institutions in Germany
Replies: 2
Views: 22557

Legal recognition for Bahai institutions in Germany

The Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig has ruled that the Ministry of Religions in the State of Hesse, in central Germany, must recognise the Bahai community as a body corporate. The Baha’i community has 5600 members in Germany, and applied for recognition as a corporation in the state of Hesse...
by Sen McGlinn
Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 'The Gardener' wins best documentary
Replies: 0
Views: 37614

'The Gardener' wins best documentary

The 12th annual Beirut International Film Festival has presented the Gold Aleph Best Documentary award to Mohsen Makhmalbaf for The Gardener. ‘The Gardener’ is a poetic documentary made in Jerusalem, Haifa, and Akka, in Israel. It is the story of a debate between two Iranian generations; it is about...
by Sen McGlinn
Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Wave of arrests in central Iran
Replies: 0
Views: 37098

Wave of arrests in central Iran

At least 10 Bahais have been arrested over the past 24 hours, in Isfahan, Shahin Shahr (a city in Isfahan province), Vila Shahr (on the outskirts of Najafabad, also in Isfahan province) and in Yazd. Sasan Haqiri, Shahram Eshraqi, Adhar Pourkhourasand, Mr. Naqipour and Saba Golshan ( ساسان حقیری، شهر...
by Sen McGlinn
Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Fighting for Justice
Replies: 42
Views: 118584

Re: Fighting for Justice

I don't know if it resolves the issue at all, but note that there is a translation issue involved in the quote from SDC about praiseworthy conquests. My translation reads Nevertheless, the conquest and subjugation of territory are commendable. Moreover, there are certain times when war is the greate...
by Sen McGlinn
Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Various questions from a seeker
Replies: 5
Views: 17869

Re: Various questions from a seeker

On the question "what is the process of knowledge gaining" - I recommend the seven valleys and the four valleys. To jump into the middle, go to:

http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/b/SVFV/svfv-9.html
by Sen McGlinn
Sun May 22, 2011 6:57 am
Forum: News
Topic: Many searches and 15 arrests of BIHE faculty
Replies: 0
Views: 37045

Many searches and 15 arrests of BIHE faculty

Today, officials from the Ministry of Intelligence have been entering the homes of many of the academic staff of the Bahai Institute for Higher Education (BIHE), a Bahai-run distance learning university that provides internationally accredited university education to Iranian Bahais, who are excluded...
by Sen McGlinn
Thu May 05, 2011 6:36 am
Forum: News
Topic: Qajar-era cruelty returns to Iran
Replies: 0
Views: 37025

Qajar-era cruelty returns to Iran

Vajiollah Golpour, a 71-year old Bahai from the village of Safrabad-Sari in Mazandaran province, was arrested by security forces on April 28. Following his interrogation and torture he was led around the city of Tenakabon in shackles for two and a half hours, by security officials, in order to humil...
by Sen McGlinn
Sat Apr 30, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Will and Testament of Abdu'l-Baha
Replies: 3
Views: 13575

Re: The Will and Testament of Abdu'l-Baha

Shoghi Effendi sometimes revised his own translations. He first translated the Will on February 25 1922: this translation is repeated in the 1968 booklet version of the Will, which has "expounder of the words of God". An earlier draft of that translation is revealed in Imogene Hoagg’s lett...
by Sen McGlinn
Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Source for Bahai news
Replies: 0
Views: 29208

Source for Bahai news

I use my facebook page ( http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/profile.php?id=1050230355 ) mainly for links to my Bahai News and Bahai Studies blogs. Ask to be my friend if you would like to see these notifications in facebook. Each blog also has an RSS feed that will send you notifications by email. ...
by Sen McGlinn
Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Ma'idih-i Asmani volume 2?
Replies: 4
Views: 16237

Re: Ma'idih-i Asmani volume 2?

Hello everyone, Does anyone have a digital copy of Ma'idih-i Asmani volume 2? In particular, I am looking for the entire passage that begins on page 11 (talking about life on other planets, or some such) and all the pages until that passage ends... maybe pages 12 and 13? I'm not sure how long the p...
by Sen McGlinn
Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Two new UHJ messages
Replies: 0
Views: 37893

Two new UHJ messages

At the beginning and end of the meeting of Continental Counsellors in the Holy land, the Universal House of Justice released two letters: the first a long and detailed evaluation addressed to the Counsellors, the second a short letter addressed to the Bahai World. I have them on my blog at http://se...
by Sen McGlinn
Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Can't find the original quote: "Seventy and two meanings"
Replies: 6
Views: 20962

Re: Can't find the original quote: "Seventy and two meanings

Thus it is recorded: "Every knowledge hath seventy meanings, of which one only is known amongst the people. And when the Qá'im shall arise, He shall reveal unto men all that which remaineth." He also saith: "We speak one word, and by it we intend one and seventy meanings; each one of ...
by Sen McGlinn
Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:53 am
Forum: Bahá'í Writings
Topic: Abdu'l-Baha writes on religious law and the House of Justice
Replies: 2
Views: 22393

Re: Abdu'l-Baha writes on religious law and the House of Jus

Thank you, the feedback is appreciated. Blogging gives writers who have something to offer the community a way of doing so without any hassles. Here's another site that is publishing new translations of interesting bits and pieces: http://www.kashkul.org/ This one is Baha'u'llah's response to questi...
by Sen McGlinn
Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: Bahá'í Writings
Topic: Abdu'l-Baha writes on religious law and the House of Justice
Replies: 2
Views: 22393

Abdu'l-Baha writes on religious law and the House of Justice

I've just posted a translation of this tablet, with some notes. Further notes on the differences between the Persian sources will follow ASAP

The short link is http://wp.me/pcgF5-1xf
by Sen McGlinn
Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'i Marriage Laws
Replies: 5
Views: 20083

Re: Baha'i Marriage Laws

Such a request is rare, but not entirely new. Such marriages are performed, based on Shoghi Effendi's permission "There is no objection to performing a Bahá'í marriage for two non-Bahá'ís, if they desire to have our simple ceremony. This, on the contrary, is yet another way of demonstrating our...
by Sen McGlinn
Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:48 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why do Baha'i's misunderstand what "shun politics" means?
Replies: 34
Views: 98522

Re: Why do Baha'i's misunderstand what "shun politics" means

My point--which I thought was clear given the contrast I had given--was that the quotations were not merely using such a mild tone as my example sentence. The phrase "evil methods and detestable practices of the politicians" is not exactly unambiguous. Moreover, this quotation did not say...
by Sen McGlinn
Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why do Baha'i's misunderstand what "shun politics" means?
Replies: 34
Views: 98522

Re: Why do Baha'i's misunderstand what "shun politics" means

(1) My question was whether you have a specific reason for thinking that political campaigning itself is against Bahai principles? Are you really being serious here? Yes, it's a perfectly serious question. The quotations are not saying something like "it is not advisable to utilize these approa...
by Sen McGlinn
Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why do Baha'i's misunderstand what "shun politics" means?
Replies: 34
Views: 98522

Re: Why do Baha'i's misunderstand what "shun politics" means

Thanks for that, but it's not really to the point. My question was whether you have a specific reason for thinking that political campaigning itself is against Bahai principles? Your answer is about campaigning and electioneering in Bahai elections, which are not political. As for political election...
by Sen McGlinn
Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:28 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why do Baha'i's misunderstand what "shun politics" means?
Replies: 34
Views: 98522

Re: Why do Baha'i's misunderstand what "shun politics" means

I don't think it is inconceivable that 'Abdu'l-Baha's supposed enjoinder to participate, if actually true and not limited to just one short time period in which He demonstrated the universality and inclusive intentions of the Faith, could make sense in the far future if constitutional referendums o...
by Sen McGlinn
Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:44 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why do Baha'i's misunderstand what "shun politics" means?
Replies: 34
Views: 98522

Re: Why do Baha'i's misunderstand what "shun politics" means

Even if this non-authoritative translation and synopsis reflects the Tablet and conditions accurately, and even if the intention of the time was for 'Abdu'l-Baha to encourage participation in a non-divisive fashion in the progressive developments of that time, this is no way overrides the subsequen...
by Sen McGlinn
Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why do Baha'i's misunderstand what "shun politics" means?
Replies: 34
Views: 98522

Re: Why do Baha'i's misunderstand what "shun politics" means

Kavian Milani has a new post on his blog today: http://postsecularism.wordpress.com/2010/09/21/the-baha%E2%80%99i-faith-and-the-iranian-constitutional-revolution-1905-1911/ or in case that long url doesn't work for you: http://tinyurl.com/KMilaniBFconstitutionalRev Among other things, it includes a ...
by Sen McGlinn
Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Sentences halved for the seven Bahai "Yaran" and other news
Replies: 0
Views: 37403

Sentences halved for the seven Bahai "Yaran" and other news

The prison sentences of the seven ‘Yaran’ (helpers) have been reduced from 20 years to 10 years by the Appeals Court in Tehran. See http://wp.me/pNMoJ-iQ Fifteen (or more) Bahai students expelled in Isfahan http://wp.me/pNMoJ-iI Bahai home in Sari raided On 7 September, seven plain-clothed agents fr...
by Sen McGlinn
Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Soceity of Friends
Replies: 2
Views: 10941

Re: Soceity of Friends

It sounds like the Ikhwan al-Safa, see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brethren_of_Purity
by Sen McGlinn
Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:43 am
Forum: News
Topic: Recent News, 11 June
Replies: 0
Views: 37109

Recent News, 11 June

Recent Bahai news items: - Trial of the Yaran delayed one day - 90 days solitary and counting: Nahid Qadiri is reported to be under great pressure to sign an undertaking not to teach the Bahai Faith. - Moshtaq Samandari arrested in Babol - Threats against a Bahai in Shiraz, mailed to him using the o...
by Sen McGlinn
Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:22 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: INFALLIBILITY?
Replies: 8
Views: 23270

Re: INFALLIBILITY?

Before you are in a position to say that X is or is not infallible, or has shown himself to be fallible in case Y, you need to have a definition of "infallible." It should be drawn from the Bahai writings, not something borrowed from Catholicism or Islam, or the Protestant doctrine of bibl...
by Sen McGlinn
Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: House members to increase?
Replies: 6
Views: 22295

Re: House members to increase?

In addition to what is stated in the Aqdas, there are pilgrims' notes of Ali Kuli Khan in 1906 in which Abdu'l-Baha is said to have said that number could go up in multiples of nine, for example to 81. Naturally one must not put any weight on the exact wording here, but the multiples of nine idea do...
by Sen McGlinn
Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: can a baha'i woman wear a head scarf?
Replies: 5
Views: 21547

Re: can a baha'i woman wear a head scarf?

Hello everyone. ... my gut instinct tells me that if I got hired at such a school, it would be permissible to wear a head scarf so long as I was honest about being a Baha'i. Emily My feeling too. There are a couple of passages in the compilation Amr wa Khalq that give an impression of Abdu'l-Baha's...
by Sen McGlinn
Mon May 18, 2009 4:27 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Women and equality?
Replies: 19
Views: 41492

Re: Women and equality?

I don't agree with the whole "world is not ready" explanation ... Baha'i's bring forth a new standard, the Revelation is to cleanse mankind of primative standards of equality and bring it to the future, towards true equality. If this were the case, then the faith would be conforming to th...
by Sen McGlinn
Sun May 17, 2009 7:09 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Women and equality?
Replies: 19
Views: 41492

Re: Women and equality?

I don't buy the "pregnancy" argument - the hard work of parenthood begins after the birth, and it is for men and women alike. If that were the reason, a minimum age would serve the purpose, but we hardly need that, since nowadays members of the UHJ are usually in their 50's or 60's when fi...
by Sen McGlinn
Wed May 13, 2009 4:10 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Jews and bahai faith?
Replies: 19
Views: 38062

Re: Jews and bahai faith?

Actually, we might add that we are actually encouraged to teach Jews elsewhere in the world (letter written to the U.S. and Canadian Baha'is): Let anyone who feels the urge ... win eventually the unqualified adherence, of the Negro, the Indian, the Eskimo, and [u]Jewish races to his Faith. ... (Sho...
by Sen McGlinn
Tue May 12, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Jews and bahai faith?
Replies: 19
Views: 38062

Re: Jews and bahai faith?

The letter of the UHJ refers to Israelis, not to Jews. When I was in Haifa, I stayed with Palestinian Christians (lovely couple, at the bottom of the stairs in the former Templar colony). I did not try to teach them the Faith either: they knew where to find it if they wanted to ! The same would appl...
by Sen McGlinn
Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Wiki back online to editing
Replies: 15
Views: 28243

Re: Wiki back online to editing

" http://bahai9.com is ... a compendium of what the Writings have to say on a particular topic as well as links to secondary resources." I had been working on the same idea and I just posted the first compilation on a page attached to my blog: http://senmcglinn.wordpress.com/compilations/c...
by Sen McGlinn
Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why i left islam
Replies: 5
Views: 15372

Re: Why i left islam

"...however I seem to be given up on "faith" or "Beleifs" I find myself longing for a buddhist understanding or a shaman understanding of directly experiences things instead of putting faith." Religious beliefs are mainly important as stumbling blocks to a living faith:...
by Sen McGlinn
Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:31 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why i left islam
Replies: 5
Views: 15372

aisha

You should consider the possibility that Aisha's age at the time of marriage might have been fabricated. There is one obvious motive for wanting to have Aisha living with Muhammad from the earliest date possible. There are very many traditions attributed to Aisha, and those who possessed these tradi...
by Sen McGlinn
Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Prayer in bahai faith?
Replies: 17
Views: 58719

Re: Prayer in bahai faith?

I always thought ablutions were for all obligatory prayers. Am I incorrect? That's correct: for all the obligatory prayers and for the recitation of the Greatest name: "It hath been ordained that every believer in God, ... shall, each day, having washed his hands and then his face, seat himsel...
by Sen McGlinn
Wed Apr 08, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: NRMs and alt.spiritualities in Ireland: October2009
Replies: 0
Views: 27543

NRMs and alt.spiritualities in Ireland: October2009

Alternative spiritualities, the New Age and New Religious Movements in Ireland:an interdisciplinary conference National University of Ireland, Maynooth October 30th - 31st 2009 Conference website: http://www.nrmireland.blogspot.com Call for papers In recent decades, the religious landscape of the is...
by Sen McGlinn
Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:52 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Prayer in bahai faith?
Replies: 17
Views: 58719

Re: Prayer in bahai faith?

The medium and long obligatory prayer contains many of the actions that are found in one raka'ah, but the prayer consists of one unit, rather than several raka'ah that are repeated. The medium prayer actions are: Then let him stand up, and facing the Qiblih ... [and] say: Let him, then, bend down, w...
by Sen McGlinn
Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: [LOCKED] Question : LSA's Rulers
Replies: 17
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Re: Q : LSA's Rulers

... there first being a World Super-state which does not have any relation to the Baha'i Faith does not contradict the other statements in our Writings which indicate that there eventually will be a Baha'i State:... There's no room for ambiguity here. Further dwelling on this, or linking to blog po...
by Sen McGlinn
Sat Mar 28, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: [LOCKED] Question : LSA's Rulers
Replies: 17
Views: 30121

Re: Q : LSA's Rulers

"The LSAs and NSAs and UHJ are the "rulers of Baha" : they can and do appoint people to exercise their authority. " yes ... this supreme theocracy is beginning to shape within our mind ... within our theocracy there is judicial, executive, and legislative functions each are inte...
by Sen McGlinn
Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: [LOCKED] Question : LSA's Rulers
Replies: 17
Views: 30121

Re: Q : LSA's Rulers

"LSAs can also establish other legal entities that have a particular function" that is at the heart of what i am trying to understand ... if we use the term "Ruler" as a legal term from The Kitab-i-Aqdas does the LSA have {a legal} Authority to appoint a Ruler ? or because The K...
by Sen McGlinn
Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Number of Bahai's worldwide?
Replies: 9
Views: 21323

Re: Number of Bahai's worldwide?

Dear All, Ten years ago it was mentioned that there are around 5-6 million Bahai's world wide and even though we all know that the number has grown since then, yet there are newly Bahai books printed with the same estimated figure! May I know if there are any new statistics in regards to the number...
by Sen McGlinn
Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: House authority
Replies: 31
Views: 49644

Re: House authority

Hi brettz9, you assert a belief that Our belief is based upon the explicit text of our Kitab Aqdas and the notes as supplied by The Universal House of Justice "Local and Secondary Houses of Justice are, for the present, known as Local Spiritual Assemblies and National Spiritual Assemblies. Sho...
by Sen McGlinn
Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: [LOCKED] Question : LSA's Rulers
Replies: 17
Views: 30121

Re: Q : LSA's Rulers

the question (I think) is whether an LSA can delegate some of its authority to an individual, to act with authority in the Bahai community. I think the answer is a very qualified yes, since LSAs do for example appoint chairpeople to the feast, and they elect their own officers such as the treasurer ...
by Sen McGlinn
Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: UHJ statements for the 41 Baha'i regional conferences
Replies: 2
Views: 9568

Re: UHJ statements for the 41 Baha'i regional conferences

If anyone has the message to the Frankfurt conference in English I would appreciate it, I've only seen it in translations

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