Posted by Brett Zamir (18.104.22.168) on May 27, 2003 at 02:24:53:
In Reply to: Re: Question about vita of Baha'u'llah. posted by Noebel on May 26, 2003 at 04:30:42:
Dear true seeker,
First let me say I am no expert on this subject. I only answered because you said you were looking for a fast answer to your question and no one else had answered. I am ignorant as to what you mean by the Hajj of the Nokta by the way. I also don't know your meaning when you said "this question full of allusions to any kind of heretical suspicions".
To answer your question, hopefully more satisfactorily for you, Baha'u'llah did not to my knowledge physically travel to the city of Mecca which is now in Saudi Arabia.
We do not believe He was, as a Manifestation of God, bound by the laws of Islam.
He did speak of a spiritual heavenly ("celestial") Kaaba which referred to the shrine of the Bab which is in Haifa (where His Holiness Baha'u'llah did pitch His tent). Baha'u'llah might have also referred in other connections to spiritual meanings of Mecca and the Kaaba, but maybe someone here who is better informed could inform us. The Baha'i Writings speak of the city of God in reference to God's law, so it may be the same with Mecca. "The Ark of Batha" is referred to as well. But as it seems you are not interested now in these other inner meanings, to say it once again, it seems Baha'u'llah did not physically visit the city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
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