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by shm
Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: creatures living in fire/water
Replies: 3
Views: 11363

creatures living in fire/water

I have heard that in the bahai writings it says that there are such things as aliens, and other creatures with souls in the universe. Furthermore the communication of humans with aliens is a sign of maturity as is the establishment of an international language and the discovery of a chemical that co...
by shm
Sun Jul 01, 2007 8:30 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: more info - book of Daniel & Ezra (+other books in Bible
Replies: 1
Views: 6904

more info - book of Daniel & Ezra (+other books in Bible

In some answered question it mentioned proofs from the book of Daniel of the coming of Bahaullah. I was just wondering who is Daniel, is he a sort of Messenger of God, also other books are refered to such as the book of Ezra. What are these, when were they revealed, and are they related to any of th...
by shm
Sat Aug 26, 2006 10:14 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How old is the world?
Replies: 3
Views: 8806

in Some Answered Question AbdulBaha tell us "Know that it is one of the most abstruse spiritual truths that the world of existence—that is to say, this endless universe—has no beginning." and also "Therefore, it cannot be said there was a time when man was not. All that we can say is that this terre...
by shm
Sun Aug 20, 2006 12:48 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Reservations needed for visiting Baha'i gardens in Haifa?
Replies: 10
Views: 17473

I am pretty sure that visiting the Gardens in no problem at all. They are open to the public at certain times during the day. No reservation need to be made for that.
by shm
Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: To be loving?
Replies: 2
Views: 7438

To be loving?

Hi I know this is my second topic in one day, but I just had a thought that I wanted to clear up. I have a question about loving everyone. I have heard from a well known psychologist that those who want to love everyone are people who have experienced hatred, violence, and war throughout there life ...
by shm
Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:10 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Should I study to be a doctor, or engineer?
Replies: 22
Views: 31958

Should I study to be a doctor, or engineer?

Hi When it was time for me to choose what area to study in and what career choice I should make I did not know exactly what I wanted to do, and what exactly to study in University. My mom was reading a book by Yunis Khan Afrukhta at that time for a Bahai class that she was in and coincidentally she ...
by shm
Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:07 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Unrestrained As The Wind" online?
Replies: 14
Views: 33931

I just went to a Bahai bookstore, I think it was called Distributions or something like this, and I asked the lady to check to see if they had the book " Unrestrained as the Wind" and the lady told me that the book is not being published or produced anymore.
by shm
Sat Jun 17, 2006 1:29 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Unrestrained As The Wind" online?
Replies: 14
Views: 33931

Thanks all for the comments
by shm
Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Unrestrained As The Wind" online?
Replies: 14
Views: 33931

Off topic question

Where can you find the book "Unrestrained as the Wind" on the internet, or is it only available in hard copy. Ive looked on the internet but could not find it

thank you your help in much appreciated
by shm
Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Evolution questions.
Replies: 3
Views: 8283

A question

I cant seem to find a response to this statement. Its regarding the principle that religion and science must agree This statement seems wrong, but I cant think of a reason why "science doesn't need to recognize religion, because science is based on emperical and provable evidence. If we can prove it...
by shm
Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:31 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Picture of Bahá´u´lláh online. What does UHJ say about this?
Replies: 31
Views: 62184

AbdulBaha film, where can you see it?

I have heard that there is a video footage of AbdulBaha. Does anybody know where I can find this video , and if it is possible to get it off the internet. I have looked everywhere for it and cannot find it

Thank you, Ill very much appreciate it
by shm
Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:06 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Arabic and Persian project...
Replies: 15
Views: 22654

thank you so much for the links

and regarding your comment that I can read arabic, I cant read arabic but my mom can, at least the bahai arabic writings and shes the one who wanted it, but I couldnt find it on the web, so thank you once again
by shm
Sat Apr 15, 2006 11:54 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Arabic and Persian project...
Replies: 15
Views: 22654

tablet in arabic

Does anybody know where on the internet I can find the Fire Tablet in arabic and the Tablet of Ahmad in the original language, I dont know if its arabic or persian.

Thank you so much in advance
by shm
Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:52 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Kitabi Iqan question
Replies: 13
Views: 20668

This amounts to a variation on a question about divine justice: If there is a God, who wants us to follow a certain religion, why does he not communicate this more clearly? Why does he always talk to us through people who might be mistaken for lunatics / cheats, in language that must be deciphered ...
by shm
Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:50 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Kitabi Iqan question
Replies: 13
Views: 20668

This amounts to a variation on a question about divine justice: If there is a God, who wants us to follow a certain religion, why does he not communicate this more clearly? Why does he always talk to us through people who might be mistaken for lunatics / cheats, in language that must be deciphered ...
by shm
Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:34 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Kitabi Iqan question
Replies: 13
Views: 20668

Re: are you an outsider SHM ?

What an unfined question. By a suuposition of his imagimation, the questioner (shm) invites the readers to make personal projections on this theorical situation. Picking up a line of text and to blow it up is a muslim technique used by those who understand not much. If the questioner would have rea...
by shm
Sat Apr 01, 2006 7:32 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Kitabi Iqan question
Replies: 13
Views: 20668

Kitabi Iqan question

Kitabi Iqan it says Know verily that the purpose underlying all these symbolic terms and abstruse allusions, which emanate from the Revealers of God’s holy Cause, hath been to test and prove the peoples of the world; that thereby the earth of the pure and illuminated hearts may be known from the pe...
by shm
Thu Mar 30, 2006 1:24 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: World Auxiliary Language
Replies: 113
Views: 139071

I did NOT mean that Bahaullah said that learning a language other than arabic is a waste of time, I read somewhere that Bahaullah told a man who was planning on learning many languages that it was a waste of time to learn other languages, this was not in favour or against any specific language But I...
by shm
Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:09 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: World Auxiliary Language
Replies: 113
Views: 139071

Ive read somewhere that Bahaullah said that learning a new language is a waste of time, I have one question concerning this Lets say someone first language is english but they are persian and grew up in a persian family and know little bit of persian Is it okay for a person like this to pursue to le...
by shm
Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:46 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: World Auxiliary Language
Replies: 113
Views: 139071

I was just wondering, since the language in which all the important writings of the faith was written in was persian/arabic, shouldnt the international language also be persian/arabic so that the language persian can both serve as a means of communication between all people and it allows all people ...
by shm
Sun Mar 19, 2006 7:57 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Talking back, and standing up in a way that may seem harsh
Replies: 1
Views: 6016

Talking back, and standing up in a way that may seem harsh

When I look at humans I see it is human nature that people respond spontaneously when they disagree with them, and its human nature for people to want to prove that they are correct. I was wondering is this right or wrong For instance let me put up an example to an argument, and can someone give me ...
by shm
Sun Mar 19, 2006 7:24 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Hidden Words Question
Replies: 11
Views: 16856

Majnun's point sounds a little "off" to me. According to Majnun's statements, that Hidden Word is directed to Bahaullah, but from what I can see I believe that the Hidden Word is directed to the people meaning everybody, since Bahaullah revealed the Hidden Word for the people and not for himself. An...
by shm
Sun Mar 19, 2006 4:15 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Laughing at funny things, whats the limit
Replies: 4
Views: 9409

I dont understand how talking to a girl can break ur fast. You have to know ur own motive when talking to the girl or the manner in which u are talking to the girl. If u are talking to the girl in a seductive manner than this is inappropriate whether ur fasting or not, and u should avoid it always. ...
by shm
Sat Mar 18, 2006 11:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Laughing at funny things, whats the limit
Replies: 4
Views: 9409

Laughing at funny things, whats the limit

I dont know if Im allowed to consider things that are funny to me to be funny, or should I overcome my thought about how funny they are and look at them with disgust For example somone from my school wrote this and I was wondering would it be considered bad in the eyes of Bahaullah if I laughed at i...
by shm
Sat Mar 18, 2006 10:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Physical appearance, seems to be some injustice here
Replies: 1
Views: 5376

Physical appearance, seems to be some injustice here

Why is it that people have different physical appearance? I know that its cuz we are all different and are like flowers in a garden. But from what I can see, maybe I am wrong there is some injustice with this aspect of life. For instance if I have a good physical appearance I am more likely to be tr...
by shm
Thu Mar 16, 2006 8:04 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Must I Belong to the AO in order to be a Baha'i?
Replies: 18
Views: 23397

What is AO?? I believe u are a Bahai once u believe in Bahaullah as the messenger of God for this age and believe that His law and ordinances is what we are suppose to be following for this day? To sign a Bahai card and to fill out the form, these are just so that the National Centres offices can ke...
by shm
Thu Mar 16, 2006 7:59 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Living a Bahai Life
Replies: 4
Views: 7594

Living a Bahai Life

When u read the writings u see that it says "praise God", "extol Him", but how can I constantly do this, and when I am doing these things, Am I suppose to attribute everything that happens to me or I do to God? According to what I have read some news reporter who met AbdulBaha in...
by shm
Thu Mar 16, 2006 7:59 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Hidden Words Question
Replies: 11
Views: 16856

hi shm; and in reply to this, I would say that there are many poor people in Canada; many do not get welfare, and of the ones who do, in most cases this is not nearly enough for shelter as well as food; there is not doubt that it is not enough for them to live. this information is well documented b...
by shm
Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:31 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Reciting Writing in morning and evenings
Replies: 1
Views: 5636

Reciting Writing in morning and evenings

Is reciting the writings in the morning and the evening one of the obligations of a Bahai??? Also does the recitation of The Bab and Bahaullah's writings only count in this obligation that we have, or can we recite writing by AbdulBaha or Shoghi Effendi. Also one more question When reciting, must we...
by shm
Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:23 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Hidden Words Question
Replies: 11
Views: 16856

I dont know what sacred geometry is, and I dont understand how what ur saying related to the question I asked, If u dont mind can u please clarify? There are many writings in the Hidden Word that I read and that I dont understand and I think I am just trying to make myself think that this is spiritu...
by shm
Mon Mar 13, 2006 7:08 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Hidden Words Question
Replies: 11
Views: 16856

The reason Im having trouble understanding that Hidden Word quote is because there are two parts to it from what I got out of it. The first part says give ur wealth to the poor, then in the second part it says to give up ur soul would be better. I cant fully understand this, if I give money to the p...
by shm
Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:05 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Hidden Words Question
Replies: 11
Views: 16856

Hidden Words Question

O SON OF MAN! Bestow My wealth upon My poor, that in heaven thou mayest draw from stores of unfading splendor and treasures of imperishable glory. But by My life! To offer up thy soul is a more glorious thing couldst thou but see with Mine eye. What is meant by "Bestow My wealth upon My poor, that i...
by shm
Sun Mar 12, 2006 10:26 am
Forum: News
Topic: new pics from Haifia
Replies: 1
Views: 8324

very very nice photos, thanks for sharing
by shm
Sun Mar 12, 2006 10:13 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: identify pic place please
Replies: 2
Views: 6363

I think that its the door to the shrine of The Bab and AbdulBaha, Im pretty sure but not 100% sure
by shm
Sun Mar 12, 2006 10:08 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Is watching/playing Sports okay
Replies: 16
Views: 39796

Is everything that we do in our lives have to have a spiritual significance to it. Being "bigoted puritanism" is not good, and nor is a "fanatical devotion to games and sport", whatever we do has to be in moderation. But watching sports like a basketball game where people stare down or flex there mu...
by shm
Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Is watching/playing Sports okay
Replies: 16
Views: 39796

Is watching/playing Sports okay

Does anybody know if watching sports is ok and a reasonable thing to do in the bahai fatih. The reason Im asking this is cuz there are things in the bahai writings that go against watching sports. For instance Ive read in the bahai writing, that Bahaullah wrote that we should not get happy about any...
by shm
Sat Mar 04, 2006 10:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Helpful hints
Replies: 6
Views: 10740

I apologize onepence for saying that ur talking to urself and stuff like that. I have looked at ur thread on racism and it is actually very informing, I shouldnt have critisized u like, I apologize I dont know why, but it just bothered me when I saw that there was a thread started by u, and u were t...
by shm
Tue Feb 28, 2006 3:39 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Shoghi Effendi's "Function of Sports in Life"@17yo
Replies: 9
Views: 15294

Is this article written by Shoghi Effendi about the importance of sports words to take into consideration and to live by, or are they just what Shoghi wrote to practise His writing.
by shm
Mon Feb 27, 2006 4:33 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Picture of Bahá´u´lláh online. What does UHJ say about this?
Replies: 31
Views: 62184

I dont get it, if we are allowed to look at the picture of Bahaullah thats somewhere on the internet, how come the NSA would tell u that u cant show other people Bahaullah's picture.???? Also if its permissible to look at Bahaullah's picture which someone else whether Bahai or non Bahai posted on th...
by shm
Mon Feb 27, 2006 1:11 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Picture of Bahá´u´lláh online. What does UHJ say about this?
Replies: 31
Views: 62184

Im just wondering Is a Bahai allowed to look at Bahaullah's picture outside of the archives in Haifa??? The picture of Bahaullah can be found on the internet, is a Bahai allowed to look at it?? I dont mean to answer my question, but Im guessing that we are allowed to look at it cuz apparently its al...
by shm
Sat Feb 25, 2006 9:59 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Was Adam the first human being on earth?
Replies: 28
Views: 46132

Well if AbdulBaha said Adam did not have mother or father than that would be a fact since AbdulBaha was appointed by Bahaullah and the intrepreter of His words, and was endowed with special power and wisdom by Bahaullah so AbdulBaha's words are the truth. I have one question. AbdulBaha says "Know th...
by shm
Sat Feb 25, 2006 9:26 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Can a Baha'i Believe in Scientific Racism???
Replies: 23
Views: 34629

I dont know if the writing say anything on this, but I was just wondering why would someone think that one race is smarter than the other. As far as I can see all races have people who outwardly excel and are smart and they also have people of the other end who are not that smart. Like I can see how...
by shm
Sat Feb 25, 2006 2:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: long obligatory prayer question
Replies: 8
Views: 15311

Ive checked over the instruction for raise hands twice in arabic with my mom and indeed it does say something like raise twice in arabic as well Im sorry but I just have one further question if nobody minds. Its regarding this instruction Let him then raise his hands thrice, and say: The wording for...
by shm
Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:48 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: long obligatory prayer question
Replies: 8
Views: 15311

In this webpage http://home.wanadoo.nl/arjen.nandita/start/BESTANDEN/Long%20Obligatory%20Prayer.htm for the gestures where u have to stand straight up, it shows the stick person with his hands out infront of him, when I believe they are suppose to be to his sides, with his arms straight down Also on...
by shm
Tue Feb 21, 2006 9:42 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: long obligatory prayer question
Replies: 8
Views: 15311

regarding the raising hand twice gesture I have heard from my mom that she was taught when she was young in sunday school to just say the paragraph that followed that gesture without raising the hands. but she learned it in arabic. I asked her to check the arabic version of the long obligatory praye...
by shm
Sat Feb 18, 2006 12:49 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: long obligatory prayer question
Replies: 8
Views: 15311

long obligatory prayer question

In the long obligatory prayer one of the gesture instruction are Let him then stand and raise his hands twice in supplication, and say: Ive heard that ur not even suppose to raise ur hands when u say the paragraph that follows this gesture instruction, so why does it say to raise hands twice ? Is th...
by shm
Thu Feb 09, 2006 1:42 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Can someone give me some advice/guidance
Replies: 8
Views: 12549

I didnt mean to take this as far as covanent breakers, I just wanted to know how AbdulBaha dealt with people who he saw that didnt share the same view as him in general, whether it be a religious view or something else like how someone behaves, so that from his example I/we could learn how to deal w...
by shm
Wed Feb 08, 2006 1:42 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Can someone give me some advice/guidance
Replies: 8
Views: 12549

thank you all for your advice it has helped me out but the thing here is that I use to be just like my brother in the ways of my thought but my interests, thoughts and everything has changed once I began to see the Bahai view and attitude, and the fact that my brother isnt in this type of path of wa...
by shm
Tue Feb 07, 2006 4:26 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Can someone give me some advice/guidance
Replies: 8
Views: 12549

Can someone give me some advice/guidance

Im sorry I deleted the question I asked originally, I thought it was a stupid question after I looked at it 2hrs later and I thought that nobody would reply cuz it was a stupid question I asked but I was wrong so heres the original question, Im sorry I should not just switch up things like that. I ...
by shm
Sun Feb 05, 2006 7:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Earthquake in Iran
Replies: 1
Views: 8789

regarding donations to red cross and the like foundations

There has been a follow up documentary or a report done on the money donated to tsunami disaster that occured in SriLanka and near by countries and the money donated earthquake disaster in Bam, Iran, and this was broadcasted on TV I forget which television station it was but it was a news broadcasti...

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