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by larry
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Say: Are ye affrighted by the assault of those who have exercised oppression, ...
Replies: 0
Views: 357

"Say: Are ye affrighted by the assault of those who have exercised oppression, ...

Is there a Persian or Arabic tablet which contains the passage copied below? If so, does anyone know what it is called? Thanks to anyone who can help with this or lead me in a direction to find it. Warm regards, Larry “Say: Are ye affrighted by the assault of those who have exercised oppression, aft...
by larry
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Tablet of Signs by Bahá'u'lláh
Replies: 2
Views: 2529

Re: Tablet of Signs by Bahá'u'lláh

In regards to the source for Tablet of the Signs, it was just learned today that the person asking about this was evidently thinking about the Muslim obligatory prayer called 'Prayer of the Signs' and not a Tablet by Bahá'u'lláh. The Prayer of the Signs is a special form of Muslim obligatory prayer ...
by larry
Fri May 22, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Tablet of Signs by Bahá'u'lláh
Replies: 2
Views: 2529

Tablet of Signs by Bahá'u'lláh

Dear Friends,

Has anyone heard of a Tablet by Bahá'u'lláh called Tablet of Signs? Perhaps it is better known by an Arabic title? What is the source of this Tablet?

Thanks so much for anyone who can assist - Warm regards, Larry
by larry
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Fast and recitation of Greatest Name 95 times
Replies: 0
Views: 16724

Fast and recitation of Greatest Name 95 times

Dear friends, Does anyone recall reading the following and know its source: 'PRAYER REVEALED BY BAHÀ'U'LLÀH TO BE USED DURING THE FAST, BEFORE SAYING THE GREATEST NAME 95 TIMES: From the sweet-scented streams of Thine eternity give me to drink, O my God,and of the fruits of the tree of Thy being ena...
by larry
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Children's prayer
Replies: 2
Views: 13098

Re: Children's prayer

Thank you for taking the time to share this information. Maybe the Tablet to Mrs. E.C. mentioned in Star of the West is Ella Goodall Cooper. It's a guess. Interestingly in the book Some Early Baha’is of the West by O.Z. Whitehead on page 23 it indicates 'Abdu'l-Baha "often revealed for Ella and...
by larry
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Children's prayer
Replies: 2
Views: 13098

Children's prayer

Where did the prayer "O God, guide me, protect me, make of me a shining lamp and a brilliant star. Thou art the Mighty and the Powerful" by 'Abdu'l-Bahá come from? Does anyone know where this prayer was originally sourced?
Thank you.
by larry
Sun May 21, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Amr va Khalq, 4:28
Replies: 0
Views: 27924

Amr va Khalq, 4:28

Alláh'u'Abhá!

Dear friends,

Can anyone please tell me what Amr va Khalq, 4:28 says in English. Has something to do with the word 'Say' to my understanding.
Exactly what is Bahá'u'lláh telling us?

Whatever information anyone can provide is truly appreciated.

Larry
by larry
Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Greatest Holy Leaf - Bahiyyih Khanum's shrine
Replies: 5
Views: 33104

Re: The Greatest Holy Leaf - Bahiyyih Khanum's shrine

Dear Brett,

Thank you for providing these additional references. Your information about the World Centre distributing a small pamphlet may be a helpful clue in eventually finding this prayer.

With appreciation,
Larry
by larry
Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Greatest Holy Leaf - Bahiyyih Khanum's shrine
Replies: 5
Views: 33104

Re: The Greatest Holy Leaf - Bahiyyih Khanum's shrine

Dear Brett, Thank you for providing these heartfelt moving links in regards to The Greatest Holy Leaf. The first link you shared I overlooked searching for this prayer and I was very moved to read it. This beautiful Writing from our beloved Master however is addressing The Greatest Holy Leaf to visi...
by larry
Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Greatest Holy Leaf - Bahiyyih Khanum's shrine
Replies: 5
Views: 33104

The Greatest Holy Leaf - Bahiyyih Khanum's shrine

Dear friends,
Does anyone know where I can find the prayer that is recited at The Greatest Holy Leaf's shrine?
Thank you,
Larry
by larry
Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:07 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Some prayers answered and some not
Replies: 1
Views: 29576

Some prayers answered and some not

Dear friends, Can anyone recall a passage by 'Abdu'l-Baha' about the why some healing prayers are answered and some are not? The sentiments was as such that if a prayer is answered is because the soul is able to withstand the next test, and if the prayer is not answered then the soul will not be tes...
by larry
Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Prayer of Fasting
Replies: 0
Views: 38621

Prayer of Fasting

In the compilation "The Importance of Obligatory Prayer and Fasting" (http://bahai-library.com/compilation_importance_obligatory_prayer) under the section 'Prayers by Baha'u'llah', number VI, does anyone know if this prayer is the full English translation of the 'Prayer of Fasting' mention...
by larry
Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Election of the Universal House of Justice in 1963
Replies: 0
Views: 39939

Election of the Universal House of Justice in 1963

A question came up from a study circle about the first election of the Universal House of Justice. It is hoped this can be answered or explained. The Bahá’í World – Volume XIV (1963-1968) page 427 states that Representatives were present from all but five of the fifty-six National Spiritual Assembli...
by larry
Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá Abbas Sends Letter to Andrew Carnegie
Replies: 5
Views: 24049

Re: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá Abbas Sends Letter to Andrew Carnegie

Thank you Brett for pointing out the February 8, 1967 UHJ letter "Baha'is Recognize the Right and Duty of Governments to Protect Their People". The excerpt in this message taken from the beloved Guardian's letter about pacifists being antisocial and leading to disorder and chaos in society...
by larry
Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá Abbas Sends Letter to Andrew Carnegie
Replies: 5
Views: 24049

Re: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá Abbas Sends Letter to Andrew Carnegie

Thank you Brett. Your explanation sounds reasonable. The quotes you included are appreciated also. So perhaps one could surmise the pacific party (as in pacifists, peaceful, irenic) are the Baha'is. Bertrand Russell - the pacific temper , which seeks to settle disputes on grounds of justice rather t...
by larry
Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá Abbas Sends Letter to Andrew Carnegie
Replies: 5
Views: 24049

‘Abdu’l-Bahá Abbas Sends Letter to Andrew Carnegie

Dear Friends, Does anyone know what is referred to by " Pacific Party " in the following excerpt from this New York Times article? "Today the most important object of the Kingdom of God is the promulgation of the cause of universal peace and the principle of the oneness of the world o...
by larry
Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: About 12th Imam
Replies: 17
Views: 68855

Re: About 12th Imam

Reference: http://fananapazir.co.nr/sixtranslations.html Provisional Translation 4] from His holiness 'Abdu'l-Baha ** Muh.Ad.arat Volume 2 page 833 Dar khus.us. e Imam e Thaani 'ashar. Thou hast asked the detail in relation to the 12th Imam. The realisation of this entity has never been in the world...
by larry
Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: About 12th Imam
Replies: 17
Views: 68855

Re: About 12th Imam

...the Bab gradually confided that he was not merely a gate to the Hidden Imam but the manifestation of the expected Imam, the Qá'im himself, whose appearance the Shi`is expected for a thousand years. Preoccupied with numerology and occult sciences, the Bab drew on the fact that his "manifestat...
by larry
Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Arabic Kitábu'l-Aqdas
Replies: 5
Views: 17085

Re: Arabic Kitábu'l-Aqdas

Brett, Thank you for your comments and your offer regarding planning meetings. I'll pass on the planning meeting info but will try searching for that possible Hidden Words site. Here's a nice site of the Hidden Words with variations of music: http://archive.org/details/BeContent-Hwa18-50 Cheers, Larry
by larry
Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Arabic Kitábu'l-Aqdas
Replies: 5
Views: 17085

Re: Arabic Kitábu'l-Aqdas

Thank you for responding Jonah. God willing someone may resume this huge task in the near future.

Nice website you sent on the online Aqdas. The study guide looks particularly useful and easy to use. Thanks for sharing.
by larry
Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Arabic Kitábu'l-Aqdas
Replies: 5
Views: 17085

Arabic Kitábu'l-Aqdas

Dear Friends,

Are there any websites that show the transliteration of an Arabic Kitábu'l-Aqdas into the Roman alphabet, preferably accompanied with a sound byte with Arabic pronunciation?

Also, is there a reliable website that shows the same for the Arabic Hidden Words?

Thank you.
by larry
Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Iranian Taboo on Voice of America June 23, 2012
Replies: 0
Views: 37922

Iranian Taboo on Voice of America June 23, 2012

The Iranian Taboo film will be broadcasted on the Voice Of America satellite channel accessible to the public through the VOA internet sight. The information needed to view the sight is the following: The name of the persian VOA program that will broadcast the film is: Shabahang. The date and time w...
by larry
Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'u'llah's lineage chart
Replies: 4
Views: 15693

Re: Baha'u'llah's lineage chart

by larry
Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Wilhelmina Logie?
Replies: 4
Views: 17154

Re: Wilhelmina Logie?

Good suggestion. Thanks
by larry
Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Wilhelmina Logie?
Replies: 4
Views: 17154

Re: Wilhelmina Logie?

Yes, I did find those other results but they apparently are different Wilhelminas than the Baha'i I'm looking for.

Thanks for responding,
Larry
by larry
Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Wilhelmina Logie?
Replies: 4
Views: 17154

Wilhelmina Logie?

Dear Friends, Can anyone lead me to or have any information on a Baha'i named Wihelmina Logie? An old newspaper article January(?)1912 states she was delegated by Abdu'l-Baha to bring the teachings of the Baha'i Faith to Rochester, NY. The only information found on her thus far is this one sentence ...
by larry
Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: where were we before we were born?
Replies: 4
Views: 20360

Re: where were we before we were born?

Quoting an excerpt, page 298, from the book Towards the Summit of Reality by Julio Savi: "The Baha'i Writings teach that only the Manifestation of God is pre-existent, in the sense that His spiritual reality is pre-existent to the birth of His body. Each human soul is created ex novo at the sam...
by larry
Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Teaching Children's Classes - Grade 1
Replies: 1
Views: 9293

Re: Teaching Children's Classes - Grade 1

Dear Friends,

For those interested, the story mentioned in the children's classes course can be found in The Chosen Highway beginning on page 159: http://bahai-library.com/blomfield_chosen_highway

Cheers,
Larry
by larry
Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Teaching Children's Classes - Grade 1
Replies: 1
Views: 9293

Teaching Children's Classes - Grade 1

Dear Friends, We would love to have more details about the story in the new version of Teaching Children's Classes - Grade 1, Lesson 18 about the man who was very poor and sad. He saw a picture of Abdu'l-Baha in a newspaper and went to the house in London where He was staying. The woman of the house...
by larry
Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Preamble to the Long Obligatory Prayer
Replies: 3
Views: 12706

Re: Preamble to the Long Obligatory Prayer

Dear Baha'i friend, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts in regards to the purpose of the gestures we are instructed to use for the Long Obligatory Prayer. All of these pieces of insights from the friends are helpful as we all have different experiences and backgrounds that formulate...
by larry
Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Preamble to the Long Obligatory Prayer
Replies: 3
Views: 12706

Preamble to the Long Obligatory Prayer

Dear Friends, Does anyone know of any references or papers (authoritative or scholarly) on "commentary of the preamble to the Long Obligatory Prayer"? - What does it mean to stand up and turn unto God before reciting this prayer? - What are some of the spiritual insights as to the meaning ...
by larry
Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Will and Testament of Abdu'l-Baha
Replies: 3
Views: 13875

Re: The Will and Testament of Abdu'l-Baha

Thank you Sen for responding to this query. The information you provided is most helpful and truly appreciated.

Warm regards,
Larry
by larry
Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Will and Testament of Abdu'l-Baha
Replies: 3
Views: 13875

The Will and Testament of Abdu'l-Baha

Dear Friends, Can anyone explain why the word "Interpreter" in the quote below seems to have been changed to "Expounder" in a 1997 publication of the Will and Testament? "He is the Interpreter of the Word of God and after him will succeed the first-born of his lineal descend...
by larry
Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Hand of the Cause William Sears
Replies: 2
Views: 10768

Re: Hand of the Cause William Sears

Dear Bruce, Thank you for sharing what you know about this story. There is a tidbit on YouTube at the 11:00 minute spot that talks about how Mr. Sears learned he was appointed Hand of the Cause via a cable message while driving in his car - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-OlHG1GlG0&feature=rela...
by larry
Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Hand of the Cause William Sears
Replies: 2
Views: 10768

Hand of the Cause William Sears

Dear Friends,

Does anyone know where I can find the story about William Sears being appointed to be a Hand of the Cause, His reply to Shoghi Effendi and the Guardian's response?

I've tried searching the internet with no success and it is not in Lights of Fortitude.

Thank you,
Larry

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