Posted by Tom (18.104.22.168) on April 26, 2002 at 15:54:26:
In Reply to: Quotation needed posted by Nick Stone on April 22, 2002 at 12:53:32:
Ocean finds theses:
"Since Baha'is believe that the soul appears at the moment of conception, the parents pray for the well-being of the unborn child while it is still in the womb. Education in general, and Baha'i education in particular are of paramount importance in Baha'i families. From their earliest years, the children are encouraged to develop the habits of prayer and meditation, and to acquire
knowledge, both intellectual and spiritual."
(Magazine - The Baha'is)
My Lord! My Lord! I praise Thee and I thank Thee for that whereby Thou hast favored Thine humble maidservant, Thy slave beseeching and supplicating Thee, because Thou hast verily guided her unto Thine obvious Kingdom and caused her to hear thine exalted Call in the contingent world and to behold thy Signs which prove the appearance of Thy victorious reign over all things.
O my Lord, I dedicate that which is in my womb unto Thee. Then cause it to be a praiseworthy child in Thy Kingdom and a fortunate one by Thy favor and Thy generosity; to develop and to grow up under the charge of Thine education. Verily, Thou art the Gracious! Verily, Thou art the Lord of Great Favor!
- Abdu'l-Baha (Compilations, Baha'i Prayers, p. 65)
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