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by iranpour
Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:59 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: islam and bahai
Replies: 7
Views: 31186

Re: islam and bahai

The following writings of ‘Abdu’l-Baha conforms the subject of our discussion: “So it is that Christ said to one of His disciples: "Let the dead bury their dead" for "That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Observe: those who in appear...
by iranpour
Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: islam and bahai
Replies: 7
Views: 31186

Re: islam and bahai

Our dear friend chris(tnt)rhol has written: Just to clarify my position further. Jesus when he returns will not be born as a baby. It is impossible for Christ to come as a baby a second time around. The BIRTH, the life, the death and resurrection was needed only once ie the complete sacrifice. First...
by iranpour
Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:14 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Next Manifestation of God
Replies: 6
Views: 32836

Re: Next Manifestation of God

Our friend Pouria_19 has written: Scattered in His Writings, Bahá'u'lláh, repeatedly, reveales the phrase: "He doeth, whatsoever He willeth, and ordaineth what he desireth." (the latter of the passage has varying wording) -It can be debated that, this passage alone, can 'over-rule' the pas...
by iranpour
Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:25 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: In Shíráz an “earthquake" July 1850
Replies: 22
Views: 67528

Re: In Shíráz an “earthquake" July 1850

My answer to the question is from another angle of the subject, because brettz9’ has completely clarified the subject. I want to say that whatever we find in the Baha’i literature regarding the Earthquakes are as other signs of the Resurrection, presenting proofs for the fulfilment of the prophecies...
by iranpour
Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: God told me about baha'i
Replies: 5
Views: 30047

Re: God told me about baha'i

Hello Burdalla00, Nice hearing your fantastic story and conveyance of your wonderful experience. You have written: He told me that there need to be a moral reawakening on earth and that I need to share this and spread the word to use these words to unify all religions under the name of the one and o...
by iranpour
Thu May 08, 2014 5:36 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Is God’s “inmost Essence” manifest?
Replies: 5
Views: 32791

Re: Is God’s “inmost Essence” manifest?

Thank you very much Brett for your comment, I will consider and try to have short posts hereafter. VII The answer to our Muslim friend who was trying to find fault with the Writings of Baha’u’llah. A Muslim friend wrote on the same thread and the same Forum ( Baha’i Forums ) that while in the Baha’...
by iranpour
Wed May 07, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Is God’s “inmost Essence” manifest?
Replies: 5
Views: 32791

Re: Is God’s “inmost Essence” manifest?

VI THE RELATION OF DIVINE MANIFESTATIONS WITH GOD. The Bahá’í Writings contain many passages that elucidate the nature of the Manifestation and His relationship to God. Bahá’u’lláh underlines the unique and transcendent nature of the Godhead. He explains that “since there can be no tie of direct in...
by iranpour
Tue May 06, 2014 2:38 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Is God’s “inmost Essence” manifest?
Replies: 5
Views: 32791

Re: Is God’s “inmost Essence” manifest?

III THE NAMES, ATTRIBUTES AND ESSENCE OF GOD ARE UNKNOWABLE AND ABOVE OUR COMPREHENSION. Baha’u’llah has revealed: “Since there can be no tie of direct intercourse to bind the one true God with His creation” God ordains that “in every age and dispensation a pure and stainless Soul be made manifest ...
by iranpour
Mon May 05, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Is God’s “inmost Essence” manifest?
Replies: 5
Views: 32791

Is God’s “inmost Essence” manifest?

A Baha’i friend had written in the “Baha’i Forums” as follows: The following two quotes seem contradictory, but I'm sure there must be a way to reconcile them: Quote: "Know thou that God—exalted and glorified be He—doth in no wise manifest His inmost Essence and Reality. From time immemorial He...
by iranpour
Thu May 01, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Destruction of Shiraz cemetery has begun
Replies: 2
Views: 23658

Re: Destruction of Shiraz cemetery has begun

Guide us to the straight path. (Qur’an, 1:6) MAY GOD guide them to the STRAIGHT PATH. “The straight path is the one which guideth man to the dayspring of perception and to the dawning-place of true understanding and leadeth him to that which will redound to glory, honour and greatness”. (Tablets of...
by iranpour
Sun Apr 20, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Claim of Ahmad as the Messiah
Replies: 2
Views: 20461

Re: Claim of Ahmad as the Messiah

(VIII). When the Qá'im arises, will experience as a result of the ignorance of the people worse than what the Apostle of God experienced at the hands of the ignorant people of the Time of Ignorance because the Apostle of God came to a people who worshipped stones and wood but the Qá'im will come to...
by iranpour
Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:53 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Claim of Ahmad as the Messiah
Replies: 2
Views: 20461

Re: Claim of Ahmad as the Messiah

(IV). Mahdi will be seen performing Tawaf (to go round circumambulation) in Mecca during the period of Hajj. We read in the Baha’i History that in the second month of Sha'ban, of the year 1260 A.H. (September, 1844) the Bab proceeded, in fulfilment of Islamic traditions, to visit the Ka’bih. This p...
by iranpour
Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Claim of Ahmad as the Messiah
Replies: 2
Views: 20461

Claim of Ahmad as the Messiah

There was a thread in the “Baha'i Forums” with the title “Claim of Ahmad as the Messiah” which is written by a follower of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian, who had first claimed to be Muhaddath [Narrator (of Traditions), Innovator…] and then claimed he was himself both, of the Promised Ones of Muslims,...
by iranpour
Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Shia Muslim attacking the faith at bahaiforums.com
Replies: 4
Views: 20274

Re: Shia Muslim attacking the faith at bahaiforums.com

As you know, the phrase, “light upon light” which has taken from the Qur’an is used and prevalent in the Persian literature as, “Wonderful!”, “Grate!” “Splendid!”. So it is in the Baha’i writings as your quote which means, it would be WONDERFUL if the child be trained to be learned and good. As you ...
by iranpour
Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Shia Muslim attacking the faith at bahaiforums.com
Replies: 4
Views: 20274

Re: Shia Muslim attacking the faith at bahaiforums.com

Hello lightuponlight I have read the threads you have mentioned in that Forum one of them was, “Baha'u'llah's orders and sayings about non-Baha'is” and was sorry that I was no more the member of that forum because once I quoted one of my writings which I had posted to a Non-Baha’i forum and the mana...
by iranpour
Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Prophecies fulfilled by Muhammad
Replies: 4
Views: 21191

Re: Prophecies fulfilled by Muhammad

VI. Another prophecy of the Gospel which was fulfilled by Muhammad the Prophet and His son in law ‘Ali, is as follows: “And I will give POWER unto my two WITNESSES, (1) and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days (1260 days), (2) clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive t...
by iranpour
Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Prophecies fulfilled by Muhammad
Replies: 4
Views: 21191

Re: Prophecies fulfilled by Muhammad

III. The following prophecy from The Old Testament refers to FOUR SUCCESSIVE REVELATIONS: “And this is the blessing, wherewith Moses the man ofGod blessed the children of Israel before his death. And he said, The Lord came from SINAI, and rose up from SEIR unto them; he shined forth from mount PARAN...
by iranpour
Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Prophecies fulfilled by Muhammad
Replies: 4
Views: 21191

Re: Prophecies fulfilled by Muhammad

Mike has written: In the Kitab-i-Iqan Baha'u'llah explains how He has fulfilled prophecies in both the Bible and the Quran. Is there anything in the Baha'i Writings that shed light on how Muhammad fulfilled prophecies in previous Revelations? I. ‘Abdu’l-Baha, states that every Divine Manifestation f...
by iranpour
Wed Dec 25, 2013 5:57 am
Forum: Non-Baha'i issues
Topic: My rewrite of "Because All Men Are Brothers"
Replies: 2
Views: 21058

Re: My rewrite of "Because All Men Are Brothers"

Well done Jennyferatemple That is a wonderful poem! :thumbs:
by iranpour
Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:45 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Returning to Faith
Replies: 13
Views: 35666

Re: Returning to Faith

Hello jeniferatemple, you have written: One of my distant friends laughed and asked me why they had not told the interlopers how easy it is to become a Baha'i? I could not answer. I believe that Embracing the Baha’i Faith is an EASY BUT DIFFICULT job! EEASY, if one had the qualifications revealed at...
by iranpour
Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:06 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Equality of Men and Women in the Bab's Writings
Replies: 3
Views: 15822

Re: Equality of Men and Women in the Bab's Writings

Hello c3ponds I couldn’t find the first question regarding the equality of sexes in the Babi Faith. Concerning the second question regarding the words of the Bab on removing the veil of women I didn’t find His words too. But following is a document which reveals the motive of what happened in the Co...
by iranpour
Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:29 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Children of Baha'u'llah
Replies: 3
Views: 14784

Re: Children of Baha'u'llah

What has recorded in Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, the names for the other children of Baha’u’llah and Navvab than Abbas(‘Abdu’l-Baha), Bahíyyih Khanum (The Greatest Holy Leaf) and Mirza Mihdí (The Purest Branch), were as follows: Kázim, Sádiq and two `Alí-Muhammad. If the above names were the e...
by iranpour
Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:41 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Qur'an and women's rights
Replies: 3
Views: 15382

Re: Qur'an and women's rights

The right has given to women to marry a free man and a slave in the following verse of the Qur’an: "ND MARRY THE UNMARRIED AMONG YOU and the righteous among your MALE SLAVES and female slaves. If they should be poor, Allah will enrich them from His bounty, and Allah is all-Encompassing and Know...
by iranpour
Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:16 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Returning to Faith
Replies: 13
Views: 35666

Re: Returning to Faith

Dear Baha’i friend, you have written: I am disinclined to attend any future events with out a card. Though “Baha’i cards were not mandated by Baha’u’llah, Abdu’l-Baha or Shoghi Effendi, the cards were a created convenience for ease of administration. Not having one does not make one a non-Baha’i nor...
by iranpour
Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Returning to Faith
Replies: 13
Views: 35666

Re: Returning to Faith

Hello Jennifer, You have written: In my present life as a Baha'i, it's just me and God. No one else is welcoming or talking to me Welcome BACK to the Baha’i Faith. I think sometimes it is natural for those who embraced the Faith themselves to hesitate on the truthfulness of what they believed, but I...
by iranpour
Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:50 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Question: The Writings of the Báb on two types of knowledge.
Replies: 1
Views: 10929

Re: Question: The Writings of the Báb on two types of knowle

Hello Jonah, I have heard about the verse of the Bab in this connection, but I couldn’t find it in His Persian, Arabic writings and their English translations, but there is such a subject in Islamic literature: In Islam regarding the types of knowledge, there is a saying from the Prophet Muhammad: “...
by iranpour
Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Is it appropriate for Baha'is to bow to others?
Replies: 6
Views: 33917

Re: Is it appropriate for Baha'is to bow to others?

Thank you very much brettz9 for your kind words. Regarding your recommendation, I had quoted the first sentence of my post, the question of our friend HuanRan and I will put it into practice when hopefully sending long posts later. Regards
by iranpour
Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:08 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Is it appropriate for Baha'is to bow to others?
Replies: 6
Views: 33917

Re: Is it appropriate for Baha'is to bow to others?

HuangRan wrote: Does it mean a spiritual attitude only or physical gesture or both, to "bow in submission to them" here? Of course it is metaphorical and figurative and is the spiritual attitude in one’s journey for searching after the Truth, because those who after their long endeavours, ...
by iranpour
Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:26 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Destruction of the House of Baha’u'llah: update
Replies: 1
Views: 10600

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

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 17 July 2013 - The Universal House of Justice, Destruction of Most Great House in Baghdad THE UNIVERSAL HOUSE OF JUSTICE 17 July 2013 To the Baha'is of the World Dearly loved Friends, A century and a half ago, Baha'u'llah departed His House in Baghdad for the Najibiyyih Gard...
by iranpour
Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:12 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: THE HOUSE OF BAHA’U’LLAH IN BAGHDAD WAS DEMOLISHED
Replies: 0
Views: 28260

THE HOUSE OF BAHA’U’LLAH IN BAGHDAD WAS DEMOLISHED

TO: All National Spiritual Assemblies DATE: 27 June 2013 MESSAGE: With shattered hearts, we have received news of the destruction of the Most Great House— the House of Bahá’u’lláh in Baghdad. While the precise circumstances attending thisoutrageous violation are as yet unclear, its immediate conseq...
by iranpour
Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:14 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: THE INFINITE WORLDS OF GOD
Replies: 0
Views: 29519

THE INFINITE WORLDS OF GOD

Usually when we speak about the different worlds of God we consider just the two worlds, THIS WORLD and THE NEXT ONE, this is true because basically there are the two distinct worlds (or planes of existence), this physical world and the next the spiritual world, but within each plane there are many...
by iranpour
Thu May 23, 2013 7:48 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How to add Persian-Arabic texts to our English posts
Replies: 4
Views: 13421

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

ا ی اهل عا لم همه با ر یک د ا رید و برگ یک شا خسا ر حضرت عبدا لبهاء "O people of the world, ye are all the fruit of one tree and the leaves of one branch" (Abdu'l-Baha, A Traveller's Narrative, p. 42) Thanks Sen, I was thinking the Forum was as other Forums I was a member, in which the tex...
by iranpour
Thu May 23, 2013 2:58 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How to add Persian-Arabic texts to our English posts
Replies: 4
Views: 13421

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

Dear Sen, thanks a lot for your answer but I am a little dull if not stupid and didn’t get your hint. Would you please describe for me (Nuktih-Bi-Nuktih Mu-Bi-Mu) and in detail? Regards Iranpour
by iranpour
Wed May 22, 2013 5:51 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How to add Persian-Arabic texts to our English posts
Replies: 4
Views: 13421

How to add Persian-Arabic texts to our English posts

Hello friends in the Forum, would you please tell me how we can add Arabic or Persian texts to our posts. I would appreciate and too much thankful concerning your answers. Regards Iranpour
by iranpour
Wed May 22, 2013 2:09 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Preamble to the Long Obligatory Prayer
Replies: 3
Views: 11505

Re: Preamble to the Long Obligatory Prayer

Lary wrote: What does it mean to stand up and turn unto God before reciting this prayer? First let me say that it is a wonderful thing you do in thinking about the meanings of the actions and words we say in our Obligatory Prayer because it is only by a conscious effort like this that we can avoid t...
by iranpour
Thu May 16, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: IS BahaUllah venerated By baha'i?
Replies: 5
Views: 10155

Re: IS BahaUllah venerated By baha'i?

Baha’is believe that the Divine Manifestations are the MOUTHPIECES OF GOD, that’s why what They claim seems to us as claiming DIVINITY. Being the Mouthpiece of God means God speaks with Their Tongues and those who hear them imagine that They declare divinity, took the MIRAGE as WATER and the IMAGE a...
by iranpour
Thu May 16, 2013 4:23 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: I need the source for a tradition Baha'u'llah quotes..
Replies: 14
Views: 26038

Re: I need the source for a tradition Baha'u'llah quotes..

Our Muslim friend uwoHXaCnf wrote: If these books are so famous, then how come no Shiahs have heard about them. Also, who are the authors of the books - at least let us know that. Incidentally, this seems to be the only tradition that the Bahai accept - very convenient. Why are the 1000's of other t...
by iranpour
Tue May 14, 2013 4:07 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: I need the source for a tradition Baha'u'llah quotes..
Replies: 14
Views: 26038

Re: I need the source for a tradition Baha'u'llah quotes..

Our Muslim friend , Muhammad Noor Islam wrote: In Sunni Islam, the Mahdi is supposed to have the same name of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) Dear Muhammad, there are a lot of Traditions regarding the name of Mahdi and I quote some of them as follows: Amiru’l-Mu’minin (‘Ali) related from th...
by iranpour
Tue May 07, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: reasons why the bahai faith is not a cult
Replies: 10
Views: 26145

Re: reasons why the bahai faith is not a cult

Hello BruceDLimber I had read your post before and read it again and found it wonderful. What I was suggested was that the two proofs are complementary because the first that you did well, remove the conception of “the Faith being a cult” and the second reminds them that the definition for religion ...
by iranpour
Thu May 02, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: reasons why the bahai faith is not a cult
Replies: 10
Views: 26145

Re: reasons why the bahai faith is not a cult

Let’s define RELIGION and see whether the Baha’i Faith is a religion or not, rather than searching for definition of CULT. If it coincides with the definition of religion, it is a religion and not a cult: There are numerous definitions of religion and only a few are stated here. A cause, principle, ...
by iranpour
Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Can't find the original quote: "Seventy and two meanings"
Replies: 6
Views: 18816

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

In Islam there are a lot about seventy two, some of them are as follows: 1). The Companions of Imam Husain who were Martyred in Karbala is stated to be SEVENTY-TWO. 2). Gardens of Eden, whose portals shall stand open to the companions of the Right Hand namely pious believers, has mentioned in the Qu...
by iranpour
Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Amr va Khalq/ Veiling
Replies: 21
Views: 31472

Re: Amr va Khalq/ Veiling

I was wondering if anyone has a copy of Amr va Khalq Volume 3, a compilation of the Writings edited by Fadil-i Mazandarani. I have read that on page 341 of Amr va Khalq Volume 3, there is a Tablet from 'Abdu'l-Baha, in which He says that women should a wear a scarf in public. i.e. He recommends tha...
by iranpour
Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:44 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: what is the inscription on the Guardian's tomb in London?
Replies: 5
Views: 17717

Re: what is the inscription on the Guardian's tomb in London

moyo wrote: I'm curious to know what are the words of the inscription graved on the pillar... A verse from Isaiah as follows: But those who wait on the Lord will find new strength. They will fly high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. –Isaiah, 40:3...
by iranpour
Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Savage
Replies: 3
Views: 13594

Re: Savage

Paula wrote: The popular explanation given to Natives is that it means "wild like flowers". This doesn't fit the original Persian/Arabic text where "wuhush" is used. The translation of "wuhush" is wild beasts or savages. Can anyone explain further? Hello Paula, That’s ...
by iranpour
Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:20 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: meaning of the names of 19 months
Replies: 16
Views: 50157

Re: meaning of the names of 19 months

HuangRan wrote: If this be true, how to understand the meaning of the name of "Questions"? What atribute of God it implies? Hello HuangRan, Regarding your question whether QUESTIONS is one of the attributes of God, I searched in the most creditable Persian Dictionary, M.Moin, and found th...
by iranpour
Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha´i view about the Qur´an:
Replies: 8
Views: 21261

Re: Baha´i view about the Qur´an:

Commander wrote: Muslims believe that the Qur´an is the direct Word of God. What do Baha´is say about this? Hello Commander As mentioned by brettz9, Muhammad the Prophet, was a Vehicles of God as is the case with all other Divine Manifestations. They are all the Mouthpieces of God and are as a flute...
by iranpour
Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: need "World Peace" quotes for inter-faith devotion
Replies: 7
Views: 22256

Re: need "World Peace" quotes for inter-faith devotion

A few more texts which may be used for your meeting: Today there is no greater glory for man than that of service in the cause of the Most Great Peace. Peace is light, whereas war is darkness. Peace is life; war is death. Peace is guidance; war is error. Peace is the foundation of God; war is a sata...
by iranpour
Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:43 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: help! The three veils that keep of us from God
Replies: 5
Views: 13883

Re: help! The three veils that keep of us from God

Montana Don wrote: Nels Ferre, Norwegian Lutheran theologian whose graduate class in comparative religion introduced the Hatchers to the Faith, in his little book "The Sun and the Umbrella", said the three great idols confronting Christians were the person of Jesus, the text of the Bible, ...
by iranpour
Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:52 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: where do i find it in the quran...
Replies: 22
Views: 36923

Re: where do i find it in the quran...

Dear brettz9, Allah’u’Abha! I enjoyed your post, your links and your views concerning the discussions. Referring to the Lesser Prophets encouraged me to disclose my problem. The subject of the Lesser and the Greater Prophets was always a problem for me to differentiate one from the other. Regarding ...
by iranpour
Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: where do i find it in the quran...
Replies: 22
Views: 36923

Re: where do i find it in the quran...

brettz9 wrote; Besides, it should be clear that the period is not always 1000 years anyways since Muhammad appeared several hundred years less than 1000 from the time of Christ. Hello brettz9 I have mentioned in my previous post that as Jesus came to complete the mission of Moses, the duration of th...
by iranpour
Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: where do i find it in the quran...
Replies: 22
Views: 36923

Re: where do i find it in the quran...

Brettz9 wrote: FYI, just came across a pilgrim's note published in Star of the West mentioning the next Manifestation possibly not coming for even 20,000 years--which I added to the end of http://bahai9.com/wiki/Him_Who_will_be_ ... s_of_years The unauthenticated “pilgrims notes” have no binding aut...
by iranpour
Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:00 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: help! The three veils that keep of us from God
Replies: 5
Views: 13883

Re: help! The three veils that keep of us from God

dyesneancyDex, I think your paragraph searching in the Revelation of Baha'u'llah is as follows: “The first barrier is attachment to the things of this world, the second is attachment to the rewards of the next world, and the third is attachment to the Kingdom of Names”. (Adib Taherzadeh, The Covenan...
by iranpour
Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:27 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: where do i find it in the quran...
Replies: 22
Views: 36923

Re: where do i find it in the quran...

There are more information regarding Sabaeans and Idris, any question?
by iranpour
Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:21 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: where do i find it in the quran...
Replies: 22
Views: 36923

Re: where do i find it in the quran...

MontanaDon wrote: [ We do not know w/ any authority whether the Sabean religion still exists in some form. While the Iraqi Mandaeans claim to be the Sabeans of antiquity, we do not know that for sure. Without scriptural authority we are left w/ the opinions of scholars and they are divided on the is...
by iranpour
Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: where do i find it in the quran...
Replies: 22
Views: 36923

Re: where do i find it in the quran...

MontanaDon wrote: What we acknowledge are 9 named religions as HAVING COME FROM GOD. You have changed the following sentence of mine to the above one: Do you know that the Baha’is believe in NINE EXISTENT RELIGIONS of the world and their respective Divine Manifestations? Telling that we believe in n...
by iranpour
Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: where do i find it in the quran...
Replies: 22
Views: 36923

Re: where do i find it in the quran...

BruceDLimber wrote: While Zoroaster was indeed one of Them, He was not the last! Two more appeared recently: the Bab, and Baha'u'llah (Who is the latest but not the last--there will never be a "last"). Hello Bruce Zoroaster was the last in the series of Prophets of ancient Persia or the la...
by iranpour
Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:09 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: where do i find it in the quran...
Replies: 22
Views: 36923

Re: where do i find it in the quran...

MontanaDon wrote: i think this needs to be taken w/ a grain of salt, understood as mythology not history. For instance, how do you fit Hud, Salih and Idris/Hermes into this schema? It was an idea that was very popular w/ early Baha'is, many of whom identified Idris/Hermes w/ Enoch. Don C Hello Don, ...
by iranpour
Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: where do i find it in the quran...
Replies: 22
Views: 36923

Re: where do i find it in the quran...

BruceDLimber wrote: The interval between Divine Messengers is typically 500-1,000 years, though this sometimes varies. Hello Bruce, That’s quite right, what I have mentioned about are just the Divine Manifestations in THE ADAMIC CYCLE which are mentioned in the Holy Bible not those Prophets who are ...
by iranpour
Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:46 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Manifestion Explained
Replies: 21
Views: 40322

Re: Manifestion Explained

Cont. Man, so much cannot understand the nature of the relationship of God with Baha'u'llah or His other Manifestations. Regarding this relationship: The mystical intercourse between God, as the Father , and His chosen Mouthpiece, the Prophet,as the Mother , gives birth to Divine Revelation which in...
by iranpour
Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:41 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Manifestion Explained
Replies: 21
Views: 40322

Re: Manifestion Explained

choogue wrote: So he is higher than a Prophet because he sent Muhammad(a.s)? So it wasnt Allah(swt)? Hello choogue, I am a Muslim background Baha’i and nice hearing your words. I agree with the most views of our friends regarding your question and want to add a few words from another angle. I believ...
by iranpour
Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:07 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: where do i find it in the quran...
Replies: 22
Views: 36923

Re: where do i find it in the quran...

Noisiodimelem wrote: i have been said tht.. god sents a new messenger after every 1000 years!! is this statement true? i also have been told tht the very quran speaks of the coming of a new messenger (bahaullah ).. it is mentioned in the quran tht this wld happen after 1000 yrs after the prohesy of ...
by iranpour
Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:42 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Ancient Power"
Replies: 15
Views: 26683

Re: "Ancient Power"

Hello Paula, Sorry that the answer has been delayed to your last post to say welcome. I want to ask whether you received the Persian sentence and the Persian word that I had quoted in my last post or not. With love Iranpour
by iranpour
Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Tell the king that this territory will pass out of his hands
Replies: 5
Views: 13415

Re: Tell the king that this territory will pass out of his h

Conti. `Alí Pashá was the Prime Minister of the Ottoman Empire under Sultan Abdu'l-Aziz; Bahá'u'lláh called him Ra’is "the Chief." Bahá'u'lláh in the Súriy-i-Ra'ís and the Lawh-i-Ra'ís predicts that he will lose his power and station. Writing to him in August 1868 Bahá'u'lláh wrote: "...
by iranpour
Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Tell the king that this territory will pass out of his hands
Replies: 5
Views: 13415

Re: Tell the king that this territory will pass out of his h

I wonder why you didn’t mention the Tablets of Baha’u’llah to Sultan Abdu'l-'Aziz and his ministers regarding the overthrowing of the Sultan and his ministers. Baha’u’llah’s Prophecies regarding the Ottoman Empire and Sultan Abdu'l-'Aziz the Ottoman emperor: Full name Abdülaziz Predecessor Abdülmeci...
by iranpour
Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Ancient Power"
Replies: 15
Views: 26683

Re: "Ancient Power"

Therefore an enlightened man of wisdom should primarily speak with words as mild as milk, (Baha'u'llah, Tablets of Baha'u'llah, p. 172) لذا بايد حکيم دانا در اوّل بکلمه که خاصيّت شير در او باشد تکلّم نمايد Hello again paula, The word MILD in Farsi is MULAYEM or (molayim), but in the Tablet “MILD AS...
by iranpour
Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Ancient Power"
Replies: 15
Views: 26683

Re: "Ancient Power"

Hello paula, You are more than welcome my dear friend. I am so happy that see my search was productive of good results and you enjoyed it. I am so happy too for the glad-tidings that you are interested to learn Farsi, the language of the Revelation and have begun the job. In reality Persian and Arab...
by iranpour
Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:54 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Ancient Power"
Replies: 15
Views: 26683

Re: "Ancient Power"

paula wrote on Jul. 27, 2011: Does anyone know if the term "Ancient Power" used by Abdul-Baha in his tablet to August Forel is used anywhere else in the Writings? I've searched everywhere I can think and can only find it in this one tablet. Hello paula, Searching in the Persian writings I ...
by iranpour
Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Genesis 3:16: what is the meaning of "woman's sorrow"?
Replies: 3
Views: 13471

Re: Genesis 3:16: what is the meaning of "woman's sorrow"?

brettz9 wrote on 29 Ague. 2011: The invention of "original sin" as a literal belief, is rejected in the Baha'i teachings. Hello brettz That is absolutely true and the interpretation of the story of Adam and Eve by Christians is not fair because: 1). It is far from the mercy of God to be so...
by iranpour
Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Arabic Kitábu'l-Aqdas
Replies: 5
Views: 15157

Re: Arabic Kitábu'l-Aqdas

Hello larry The best Baha'i site for both Kitab-i-Aqdas and Kalamat-i-Maknunih in Arabic is the following: "Baha'i Reference Library". There you open the Arabic language and go to the Abjad alphabetical index of the books or "ABJADIA". Near the end there are names of two books: 1...
by iranpour
Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Philosopher's Stone - Reddish Egg (al bayat al-shaqrā)
Replies: 3
Views: 10579

Re: Philosopher's Stone - Reddish Egg (al bayat al-shaqrā)

Hello paula
You are more than welcome and good luck for your reseach. :thumbs:

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