Prayer for Shaykh Kázim SamandarBahá'í World Centre.
originally revealed as "Múnáját-i-Jináb-i-Samandarí".
29 August 2001
O my God! Thou seest me detached from everything save Thee and clinging to Thee. Guide me then, in my doings, in a manner which profiteth me for the glory of Thy Cause and the loftiness of the state of Thy servants.
 The Arabic title given to this text is merely provided for identification purposes and does not occur in the original. The editor thanks Dr. Mehrán Ghasempour for suggesting this title (MW’s note).
 Shaykh Kázim-i-Qazviní (1844 - 189?), surnamed Samandar, by Bahá’u’lláh and named as one of the Apostles of the Blessed Beauty. He was an outstanding teacher and champion of the Faith, and, from his earliest days, associated with many of the heroes and heroines of the Bábí Dispensation. In 1867, during the Most Great Separation, he wrote a treatise denouncing and refuting the claims of Mírzá Yahyá, and became a pillar of strength for the Bahá’ís of ’Irán, particularly in Qazvín. Later, near the end of his life, he defended the Covenant from the misrepresentations and lies of Mírzá Muhammad-‘Alí. Many Tablets by Bahá’u’lláh were addressed to him, including the Lawh-i-Fu’ád (See Summons of the Lord of Hosts: Tablets of Bahá‘u‘lláh, pp. 177-181). He was also an historian; his work, the Tarikh-i-Samandar (The History of Samandar), which was printed in Tíhrán in 1974, is cited many times by ‘Adib Taherzadeh. See The Revelation of Bahá‘u‘lláh, Vol. II, pp. 88-91 (MW’s note).