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by Dorumerosaer
Sat Mar 22, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: One Muslim has said that Bahaulllah's arabic was rubbish
Replies: 11
Views: 26758

Re: One Muslim has said that Bahaulllah's arabic was rubbish

who is K.Gibran? . Gibran is a popular poet and writer in the spiritual genre. He became popular in the USA in the beginning of the 20th Century and his popularity increased with time. His books continue to be published, and in recent years books have been written about him by Dr. Bushrui of the Ba...
by Dorumerosaer
Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Bahiyyih Khanum
Replies: 13
Views: 23969

It's almost literally so given that it's very nearly in the center of the Arc! I think to make a list, you would have to go through all of the Guardian's writings to see when the buildings were done. I don't know of any such list, so you might well have to make your own. You might also check Dr. Gi...
by Dorumerosaer
Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:28 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: One Muslim has said that Bahaulllah's arabic was rubbish
Replies: 11
Views: 26758

Re: One Muslim has said that Bahaulllah's arabic was rubbish

It appears that the gentleman is saying that the style of Baha'u'llah's Writings is different from that of the Qur'an. As Mirza Abu'l-Fadl explained, the power and uniqueness of the Word of God is not in its style; it is in its ability to change human behavior. There is an article by Marzieh Gail in...
by Dorumerosaer
Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:25 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Who are twenty four guardians?
Replies: 5
Views: 14820

Re: Who are twenty four guardians?

1713. The Four and Twenty Elders "Regarding the four and twenty elders: The Master in a Tablet, stated that they 508 are they Báb, the 18 Letters of the Living and five others who would be known in the future. So far we do not know who these five other are." (From a letter written on behal...
by Dorumerosaer
Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Proofs of the existence of God
Replies: 7
Views: 16947

Here are a couple. Brent 1. Today, at table, let us speak for a little of proofs. If you had come to this blessed place in the days of the manifestation of the evident Light, [Baha'u'llah] if you had attained to the court of His presence, and had witnessed His luminous beauty, you would have underst...
by Dorumerosaer
Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Help With Holy Titles...
Replies: 15
Views: 24364

I am tempted to comment on [spiritual vision or insight] . . . i am not affiliated with any Christian or non-Christian religion, let alone the Baha'i Faith.. I had no idea of your religious affiliation; thanks for clarifying. Yes, the subject of spiritual insight is a wonderful one. I think it is w...
by Dorumerosaer
Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Help With Holy Titles...
Replies: 15
Views: 24364

Re: Help With Holy Titles...

There is also evidence and writings that those who saw Jesus' reappearances after His resurrection from the Cross, noted that His resurrected body was different, had a spiritual aspect, that had not been all that noticable when he was still in his bodily "temple" of flesh. There are diffe...
by Dorumerosaer
Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Help With Holy Titles...
Replies: 15
Views: 24364

Re: Help With Holy Titles...

Jesus, a Divine Son of God, existed spiritually in a celestial body before his bestowal in the flesh as the physical, human son of Joseph and Mary. And it was the seed of Joseph and the ovum of Mary, not a virgin birth, that begat Jesus in his human form Hi Richard, do you mind sharing the source o...
by Dorumerosaer
Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Help With Holy Titles...
Replies: 15
Views: 24364

My personal understanding is the succession of Prophets who came to Carmel, including the Lesser Prophets. Both Elijah and Elisha came to Carmel, for example; and the Son refers to Jesus. I don't know what other Prophets came to Carmel.
Brent
by Dorumerosaer
Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:43 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Help With Holy Titles...
Replies: 15
Views: 24364

This quote from Shoghi Effendi is one that I would use in conjunction with the explanation of the Baha'i conception: "As regards to your questions concerning the station of Jesus Christ, and His return as explained in the Gospel. It is true that Jesus referred to Himself as the Son of God, but ...
by Dorumerosaer
Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:23 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Help With Holy Titles...
Replies: 15
Views: 24364

Re: Help With Holy Titles...

I'm in the midst of an ongoing discussion with a born again Christian friend at work. The term "Son of God" of course comes up in reference to Christ. His perspective of that name is taken quite literally (which solidifies his belief in the deification of Jesus) but he was interested when...
by Dorumerosaer
Mon Dec 24, 2007 1:54 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: I have a question whether or not a prayer like this exists?
Replies: 6
Views: 16236

It was just a dream I had. I was having some problems, and someone told me in my dream that there was this prayer that the Bab' said, but you had to hear it 19 times before you recited it yourself... I don't put much credence on dreams (on matters like these, I mean) but I wanted to ask anyway just...
by Dorumerosaer
Mon Dec 24, 2007 1:49 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Bab's declaration: What Quran verse did he unseal?
Replies: 4
Views: 17083

Re: Bab's declaration: What Quran verse did he unseal?

I am unaware of a Muslim prophecy or Hadith which states that the Messiah will unseal the meaning of one specific verse; nor am I aware of anything in Baha'i literature which unseals or identifies that verse. However. We do know something about what the Bab revealed on the first night of His Revelat...
by Dorumerosaer
Mon Dec 24, 2007 1:34 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Unity Of Religion
Replies: 14
Views: 21633

Some of the practices of the ancient religions are very far removed from what the Prophet originally brought. For example, Shoghi Effendi has written that no Prophet of God ever taught the concept of reincarnation: "'No revelation from God has ever taught re-incarnation; this is a man-made conc...
by Dorumerosaer
Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:38 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: creatures living in fire/water
Replies: 3
Views: 11252

I am not familiar with any passages in the Baha'i Writings translated into English, regarding creatures living in the fire and in the water. This sounds like a symbolic depiction of a spiritual condition, such as these in the Gospel: And when they had come to the multitude, a man came to Him, kneeli...
by Dorumerosaer
Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:48 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: world and great peace Vs family excommunication
Replies: 7
Views: 17014

I also have seen nothing about him expelling his parents. I hasten to add that I am not saying that the Guardian's parents were close to him at the end of his ministry. However, I am under the impression that the Guardian announced to the Baha'i world when he expelled the members of the family from...
by Dorumerosaer
Sat Sep 08, 2007 10:05 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: text at the beginning and end of the Hidden Words
Replies: 3
Views: 9743

Re: text at the beginning and end of the Hidden Words

First, it may be fruitful for you to examine this compilation of writings of Abdu'l-Baha and Shoghi Effendi about the Hidden Words: http://bahai-library.com/bsr/bsr09/9H2_comp_hiddenwords.htm As to the first passage you quote from the beginning of the Hidden Words, in 1912 in an address He gave in C...
by Dorumerosaer
Sat Sep 08, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: In the prayer for parents, what does this line mean?
Replies: 7
Views: 17556

I think it means that since this is the greatest of the Dispensations, promised by all of the other Manifestations of God, that parents are richly blessed if their children recognize Baha'u'llah; and the prayers of Baha'i children for their parents have a special character and effect.
Brent
by Dorumerosaer
Sat Sep 08, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: world and great peace Vs family excommunication
Replies: 7
Views: 17014

Re: World and Great Peace vs Family excommunication

We know that one of the most important social teachings of Bahai Faith is Word Peace.But does it contradict the excommunications in Bahá'u'lláh 's family members?: 1. BiBi Fatima surnamed the Supreme Cradle (Mahd-i-Ulya) the second wife of Bahá'u'lláh and their four children: Muhammad Ali, Samadiyy...
by Dorumerosaer
Sat Sep 08, 2007 9:23 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Mason Remey as "Hand of the Cause" on Wikipedia
Replies: 10
Views: 23727

This is a sign of the maturity of the Baha'i Faith. Remey's contributions during the time of his faithfulness are acknowledged. Not only is he listed as being among the Hands; there are services he rendered that are still to be fulfilled. When the competition was taking place for the design of the H...
by Dorumerosaer
Sat Sep 08, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: When was this written?
Replies: 4
Views: 12360

Since it twice mentions the World Crusade at the end, it may have been written in the period 1953-1963.
Brent
by Dorumerosaer
Tue Jul 31, 2007 3:15 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: link to a schedule/guide to study the writings in two years?
Replies: 6
Views: 14825

Re: link to a schedule/guide to study the writings in two ye

If I can find it, I'll post the list later . I think that as far as the benefit of studying together, the Wilmette Institute is a great idea, for on line study. But if you can find interested people in your area, reading and discussing any of the Books together can be very rewarding; and maybe just...
by Dorumerosaer
Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:42 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: link to a schedule/guide to study the writings in two years?
Replies: 6
Views: 14825

Re: link to a schedule/guide to study the writings in two ye

Some years ago I prepared such a list, and if that's what you're referring to, I'd like to comment on this. I prepared a list containing all of the published writings of Baha'u'llah in the English language; also Selections from the Writings of the Bab, and the Dawnbreakers; all of the Master's in En...
by Dorumerosaer
Thu May 10, 2007 12:01 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Guardian recorded?
Replies: 3
Views: 10568

I cannot find the reference now, but I recall reading where Ruhiyyih Khanum said that there were no voice recordings of Shoghi Effendi.
Brent
by Dorumerosaer
Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:05 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Seal of the Prophets" not Messengers.
Replies: 14
Views: 30744

Re: "Seal of the Prophets" not Messengers.

To my knowledge, this is not a distinction that is upheld in the Baha'i Writings as a basis for understanding this subject. In Gleanings section XXV Baha'u'llah writes: "It is evident that every age in which a Manifestation of God hath lived is divinely ordained, and may, in a sense, be charact...
by Dorumerosaer
Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:47 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: A shameful attack on the Prophet of Islam
Replies: 9
Views: 21191

My intent was to reach this gentleman, and appeal to his higher nature, and ask that he treat the Baha'i Faith with the same standard of fairmindedness he would wish that Christian or Jewish or other opponents of Islam, treat his beloved Faith. There was no mockery in what I wrote, and I hope that o...
by Dorumerosaer
Sun Mar 18, 2007 12:42 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: A shameful attack on the Prophet of Islam
Replies: 9
Views: 21191

A shameful attack on the Prophet of Islam

I was reading a website written against the Prophet Muhammad and the Revelation He brought. The author of the website had gathered together every word he could find, written against Islam. There is no shortage of such despicable “histories.” He relied on accounts written at the time of Muhammad by C...
by Dorumerosaer
Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:41 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: is my bahai gf a Cov.Breaker? she disagrees with some things
Replies: 28
Views: 48230

When all members of the UHJ reach a decision, it is infallible. Its as simple as that. Whether one wants to accept it or not is a reflection of their faith. Fine, it's a reflection of their faith. If a person expresses difficulty accepting the infallibilty of the House, what can be done to assist t...
by Dorumerosaer
Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:14 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: is my bahai gf a Cov.Breaker? she disagrees with some things
Replies: 28
Views: 48230

Not quite, Sen. Sen is right to raise the issue. And British Baha'i is right that Sen has no more business describing a given action as Covenant-breaking, than those committing the conduct he criticizes. Those are not shoes any of us can stand in. There was a wonderful story in dear, departed Rober...
by Dorumerosaer
Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Marriage
Replies: 4
Views: 15115

One other thing..... Say if i want to marry my gf but only if she converts to Islam, will she be able to convert but remain Bahai since she doesnt remove her membership from the Bahai rolls? (will the Bahai's still accept her?) Regards Abbas One thing that the Baha'i Faith is very strict about, is ...
by Dorumerosaer
Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: is my bahai gf a Cov.Breaker? she disagrees with some things
Replies: 28
Views: 48230

The fundamental power in the universe is attraction. This power, at the spiritual level, is demonstrated in the divine revelations. If a person does not believe in certain Baha'i teachings, that does not make them evil, and that does not authorize any Baha'i to say that the person "should"...
by Dorumerosaer
Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:47 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Qa'im
Replies: 30
Views: 57792

My gf is currently keeping an eye out for Ex-Muslims in the Bahai community in Sydney so we can have a talk with them. Hopefully there will be atleast one. A couple of comments. First, I am not sure that bringing a Muslim who has become a Baha'i into this Forum will be productive. I sense that he o...
by Dorumerosaer
Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "truth" cannot be forced and remain truth
Replies: 15
Views: 35969

Re: hello

We baha'is know, from our scriptures, (in the Iqan and else) that our messages will be efficient for 500 or 1000 years My understanding is that the duration of the Baha'i Dispensation will be *not less* than 1000 years. There is a pilgrim's note from the Master where He points out that it might be ...
by Dorumerosaer
Mon Feb 26, 2007 2:23 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Qa'im
Replies: 30
Views: 57792

As Imran previously stated, the Muslims who are waiting for the Mahdi all their life are basically told He is no longer relevant and to concentrate on Bahaullah. This is very difficult to accept since so much emphasis has been placed on the Mahdi and the impact He would have. Anyway, thats just my ...
by Dorumerosaer
Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:13 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Qa'im
Replies: 30
Views: 57792

. . . is the Bayan available in English? If not, will it be? The House of Justice published Selections from the Writings of the Bab which contains excerpts from the Persian Bayan, and also I believe from the less significant Arabic Bayan. The entire Bayan is not, to my knowledge, available in Engli...
by Dorumerosaer
Sat Feb 24, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: contradictions?
Replies: 11
Views: 25895

This guys argument seems to pre-assume that Christianity is true and Islam is false. I don't know why anybody would do that. People are raised that way. *I* was raised that way, as a Catholic. The same thing happens in Muslim countries, where people are taught from childhood to distrust the Baha'i ...
by Dorumerosaer
Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: general questions about the prophets
Replies: 14
Views: 26416

Re: general questions about the prophets

Well, but the question being asked is, were you raised in a Baha'i home; were your parents Baha'i, or did you strike out on your own and find the Baha'i Faith as a result of search?
Brent
by Dorumerosaer
Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:23 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: contradictions?
Replies: 11
Views: 25895

excellent reply, pilgrimbrent. Do you think its a good idea to tactfully contact the owner of that site and perhaps suggest a few improvements to his ideas? :-k You are welcome to forward my posts here to anyone, anytime, or to use the material for any purpose you want. I agree that it is crucial, ...
by Dorumerosaer
Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: contradictions?
Replies: 11
Views: 25895

Re: contradictions?

"Was Christ within god, or God within Christ ? No in the name of God. " (Abdul Baha Questions pg 97) THE CORRECT REFERENCE IS TO SOME ANSWERED QUESTIONS, PP. 84-85. WHEN YOU SEE THE PASSAGE IN CONTEXT YOU SEE THAT THE AUTHOR OF THE WEBSITE JUMPED TO A CONCLUSION: . . . the human spirit is ...
by Dorumerosaer
Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:34 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Manifestion Explained
Replies: 21
Views: 43859

Re: Manifestion Explained

>>>Im hoping someone can clearly explain the meaning f "Manifestation Of God".>>> Let's assume that we human beings learned the language of the ants. OK, now you are given an assignment: Please explain the workings of this internet list, and its contents, to an ant. The ant is created in i...
by Dorumerosaer
Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:09 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Qa'im
Replies: 30
Views: 57792

>>We are dicussing the position of Mohammed Ibnil Hasan in the light of page 27 of Sahifae Adaliyah - a book of the Bab which appeared on the page whose link you sent me saying that these books are considered authentic by the scholars of the faith.>> Most western Baha'is can read neither Persian nor...
by Dorumerosaer
Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: general questions about the prophets
Replies: 14
Views: 26416

>>Of course, you are told to avoid covenant breaker web sites and anti-bahai web sites. And all this from the people who say that their principle is "Independent Investigation of Truth">> Baha'is are strongly discouraged, but not forbidden, to read Covenant-breaker websites. I know of no a...
by Dorumerosaer
Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:16 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: alcohol in home
Replies: 17
Views: 27089

>>The one good thing that has come out of this is that I am turning more toward my faith instead of letting it "float". It is easy to find fault in others; it is harder to admit your own faults.>> One of the best resources I have found, for dealing with situations when we are aware of the ...
by Dorumerosaer
Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:43 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: general questions about the prophets
Replies: 14
Views: 26416

>> But it's a very lousy idea. I learned that the hard way.>> I think that's an important point. While in principle, dealing with anti-Baha'i material falls under the general guidance about defending the Cause, there is a time for this. Baha'u'llah cautions us to protect our faith, and that includes...
by Dorumerosaer
Mon Feb 12, 2007 8:09 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Seal of the Prophets"
Replies: 60
Views: 96960

Also, as far as "seeing" and "meeting"; the key to understanding the significance of Scriptural terms is often not found in the dictionary. For example, what does Jesus mean by "seeing" when He says "blessed are your eyes for they see"? He is actually talking ...
by Dorumerosaer
Mon Feb 12, 2007 8:06 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Seal of the Prophets"
Replies: 60
Views: 96960

Re: "Seal of the Prophets"

Among the passages where Baha'u'llah comments on the "Seal of the Prophets" are these, and reflecting on them may provide insight: "Know then that the paradise that appeareth in the day of God surpasseth every other paradise and excelleth the realities of Heaven. For when God - blesse...
by Dorumerosaer
Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:41 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: alcohol in home
Replies: 17
Views: 27089

Re: alcohol in home

>>I am grieving over the loss of my sanctuary of an alcohol-free home and yet feel that it is my husband's decision to choose when/where he drinks. I fear that I am being intolerant when it comes to his drinking. At other times, I feel upset that he doesn't respect my feelings about alcohol in our h...
by Dorumerosaer
Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:31 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: A broad response to many of your interesting threads!
Replies: 16
Views: 31063

Baha'u'llah quotes from Shiah traditions about a new Revelation in the Book of Certitude: In the "Avalim," an authoritative and well-known book, it is recorded: "A Youth from Bani-Hashim shall be made manifest, Who will reveal a new Book and promulgate a new law;" then follow the...
by Dorumerosaer
Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:20 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: alcohol in home
Replies: 17
Views: 27089

My suggestion is that you accept his decision to not be a Baha'i, and approach the matter purely from an alcohol point of view. I personally would start with Al-Anon meetings, the meetings for family members of alcoholics. This may help you to be a bit more detached about it. At some point when you ...
by Dorumerosaer
Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:12 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: general questions about the prophets
Replies: 14
Views: 26416

Baha'is are strongly warned against, but not forbidden, to read Covenant breaker material.

Baha'is are not discouraged from reading or responding to materials critical of the Baha'i Faith.

I can provide direct quotes with references if desired.

Brent
by Dorumerosaer
Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:10 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Abdul Baha
Replies: 16
Views: 28891

>>Apparently Bahaullah allowed the marriage of two wives, however abdul baha abrogated that law and said marry only one. >> The text of the Aqdas prohibits "more wives than two" and encourages a single spouse. Abdu'l-Baha pointed out that the law is conditioned upon justice, which was an i...
by Dorumerosaer
Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:16 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: RE: Ark of The Covenant
Replies: 2
Views: 9002

Re: RE: Ark of The Covenant

>>I heard that in Shi'a Islam there is a reference to the ark of the covenant in connection to the coming of the Qaim. Am not really sure where exactly it is written but some one who is a Shi'a Muslim told me that Prophet Muhammed(pbuh) said to his followers that the Qaim would locate the Ark of the...
by Dorumerosaer
Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:53 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Intorduction of Bab's 1st Book & a crucial question
Replies: 4
Views: 12617

Steven Lambden has done a lot of work on the Qayyumul-Asma, you might find useful commentary there.
http://tinyurl.com/29mzys
Brent
by Dorumerosaer
Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 8 Pointed Star
Replies: 3
Views: 11610

This is from the book by the Hand of the Cause Mr. Giachery, who assisted Shoghi Effendi in the construction of the Shrine of the Bab. Brent "During my first visit to the Holy Land in 1952, Shoghi Effendi related to me that when 'Abdu'l-Bahá undertook construction of the original Shrine of the ...
by Dorumerosaer
Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: A Refutation of the Claim that Racism is Okay
Replies: 6
Views: 15774

>>I don't want to believe 'Abdu'l-Baha held racist views, but these passages seem to speak for themselves. If you can find passages where 'Abdu'l-Baha speaks of white men and persians being savages, then maybe there can be something to said about this.>> "The present war in the Balkans furnishe...
by Dorumerosaer
Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:49 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Imam Husayn.
Replies: 4
Views: 11379

Re: Imam Husayn.

>>What does that mean? Is Imam Husayn a prophet or something of that nature?>> "In the prayer mentioned above Bahá'u'lláh identifies Himself with Imam Husayn. This does not make him a Prophet, but his position was very unique, and we know Bahá'u'lláh claims to be the 'return' of the Imam Husayn...
by Dorumerosaer
Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:26 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Typos in Baha'i scripture
Replies: 11
Views: 21762

>>What about the verse in the Long Obligatory Prayer, which goes: "Thy love, O my Lord, hath enriched me, and separation from Thee hath destroyed me, and remoteness from Thee hath consumed me." It's in the verse to be said standing staight after the first sitting down. The first phrase in ...
by Dorumerosaer
Sat Jan 06, 2007 10:17 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Typos in Baha'i scripture
Replies: 11
Views: 21762

Re: Type-O's in Baha'i scripture

>>The first phrase in the final sentence is "All must glorify his name". The Arabic word in my copy of the Aqdas is "ya3azzaruhu", where "3" represents the Arabic letter 3ayn (as in 3abdu'l). As far as I know, "ya3azzaruhu" means "to censure him, to rebuk...
by Dorumerosaer
Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:10 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: I need the source for a tradition Baha'u'llah quotes..
Replies: 14
Views: 28369

I'm not sure that the Arabic font will come through, but here goes. This hadith is on Shiah websites on the Internet, in Arabic. The Arabic says that the Promised Qa’im will rise to promulgate a Kitaabin jadeed (new Book) and an Amr Jadeed (a New Law or a New Cause). For example Bih.aar ul Anwaar Vo...
by Dorumerosaer
Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: A Refutation of the Claim that Racism is Okay
Replies: 6
Views: 15774

As Shoghi Effendi wrote to Forel's son after Forel's death, Forel had partially recognized the truths of the Baha'i Faith. This was a glaring fault in Forel's otherwise entirely compatible world view. Perhaps similarly, Shoghi Effendi spoke of ALM Nicolas, who was an ardent proponent of the Faith of...
by Dorumerosaer
Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Throw away a piece of paper with a prayer written on it?
Replies: 3
Views: 10748

I was raised Catholic, and in the church where I grew up there was a special sink, to be used for disposing of various sacred liquids such as old holy water. This sink was not connected to the sewer system, but went directly to the ground. I recall reading, but do not have a copy, a statement of the...
by Dorumerosaer
Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:14 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: fault-finding, silence, and biographies
Replies: 4
Views: 12249

Re: fault-finding, silence, and biographies

I recall hearing that Shoghi Effendi did not want certain aspects of Mirza Yahya's faults to be published -- those that had no bearing on the history of the Faith. The Guardian exposed his vacillation and lust for leadership in his writings; but he left out discussion of those traits that were perso...
by Dorumerosaer
Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:09 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: RESIST NOT EVIL, YEA, EVEN RETURN GOOD FOR EVIL
Replies: 20
Views: 36388

Re: RESIST NOT EVIL, YEA, EVEN RETURN GOOD FOR EVIL

"When Jesus instructed his apostles that they should, when one unjustly took away the coat, offer the other garment, he referred not so much to a literal second coat as to the idea of doing something positive to save the wrongdoer in the place of the olden advice to retaliate-" Prior to be...
by Dorumerosaer
Sat Nov 11, 2006 11:47 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Symbolic = Confusion????
Replies: 44
Views: 67904

Why does God state some things in the Holy Books in symbolic language? "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 p...
by Dorumerosaer
Sat Nov 11, 2006 11:21 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Any ex muslims here?
Replies: 3
Views: 10094

"i doubt there is anyone thats ex-muslim but it would be good to speak to someone and maybe try and show my friends the truth."

"Celeste", I am curious what you mean by "show my friends the truth." Could you please explain more fully what you mean by that?

Thank you

Brent
by Dorumerosaer
Fri Nov 10, 2006 10:39 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Anti-Bahai Websites
Replies: 13
Views: 22137

Some of the stuff on these websites is so crazy it makes everyone laugh -- except the Muslims who will believe absolutely any criticism of the Bab and Baha'u'llah, who created this website. Amanat in his history of the Babi period quoted the following, but the way he quotes it, he is making fun of i...
by Dorumerosaer
Fri Nov 10, 2006 5:56 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Anti-Bahai Websites
Replies: 13
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"Unbowed by adversity, disdainful of the clamors, undeterred by the machinations of the inveterate, artful, traditional enemies who are alarmed by their own declining fortunes, contrasting with the evidence of the dynamic force, impelling power, rising prestige, indivisible unity, accumulating resou...
by Dorumerosaer
Fri Nov 10, 2006 5:40 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Pretending to be Intrested in Bahai faith???
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Thank you for pointing this out. We in the West are not as familiar with this trickery, and we need to be on our guard against the insincere.

"They have conceived the straight to be crooked, and have imagined their friend an enemy." Baha'u'llah


Brent
by Dorumerosaer
Fri Nov 10, 2006 5:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Anti-Bahai Websites
Replies: 13
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Cel, something about this story is not ringing true. It is pretty rare for Baha'is to turn away from the Baha'i Faith to Islam, because Baha'is already believe in the Prophet Muhammad and His Book, and the understanding and clarification of the Mission of Muhammad and His Message is so attractive in...
by Dorumerosaer
Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Anti-Bahai Websites
Replies: 13
Views: 22137

O DWELLERS OF MY PARADISE! With the hands of loving-kindness I have planted in the holy garden of paradise the young tree of your love and friendship, and have watered it with the goodly showers of My tender grace; now that the hour of its fruiting is come, strive that it may be protected, and be no...

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