Re: Baha'i Sabbath

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Posted by Brett ( on February 06, 2002 at 00:00:59:

In Reply to: Baha'i Sabbath posted by Simeon on February 05, 2002 at 21:48:38:

"'Abdu'l-Baha gives no reason whatever why Friday has been chosen as the day of rest in the Baha'i calendar. He just affirms it." (From a letter written on behalf of the Guardain to an individual believer, July 10, 1939: Baha'i news, No. 162, April 1943, p. 5, quoted in Lights of Guidance, no. 372, p. 109)

Though there may be no connection (as the quotation above seems to say) but Friday is also the day 'Abdu'l-Baha would distribute alms to the poor. (though He also attended the mosque I think on this day which as I recall Shoghi Effendi discontinued doing--perhaps within the function of progressive revelation--gradually asserting the independence of the Baha'i Faith).

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