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by Fadl
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Has there ever been a case of the UHJ forgiving a Covenant breaker
Replies: 4
Views: 1709

Re: Has there ever been a case of the UHJ forgiving a Covenant breaker

Bearing in mind, this is a hypothetical for me, but there is nothing purely administrative about one being or not being a covenant breaker. It is a grave spiritual condition. Therefore, should soneone have been cleared of this dark condition, then even after their death, I would think the administra...
by Fadl
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Has there ever been a case of the UHJ forgiving a Covenant breaker
Replies: 4
Views: 1709

Re: Has there ever been a case of the UHJ forgiving a Covenant breaker

Don,

Thanks for that. However, I wonder if death would really make it moot if the intend was to forgive? It seems to me there might be a reason to do it in that case.

Cheers
by Fadl
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Abdulbaha's hair length
Replies: 1
Views: 9103

Re: Abdulbaha's hair length

It seems that you are of the opinion that "Abdu'l-Baha was either ignorant of the this passage of the Aqdas, was disobedient to it, or determined it was not applicable to at least himself. Let me offer another alternative for your consideration. Perhaps you have not understood the meaning of th...
by Fadl
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Just a question on baha'i burial practice.
Replies: 1
Views: 2909

Re: Just a question on baha'i burial practice.

Hi,

It would assuredly also happen in a casket, only much slower, since the integrity of the casket itself will eventually fail and also decompose.

Cheers
by Fadl
Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: greatest name
Replies: 3
Views: 14349

Re: greatest name

Hi, Ya baha'u'abha means literally " oh (thou) glory of the most glorious" and allah'u'abha means "God is glorious. " As to which one is better, the first is longer and in superlative form whereas the second is shorter and stative. I know that doesn't actually answer your questio...
by Fadl
Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Simulation hypothesis/quantum physics and the Faith
Replies: 5
Views: 18748

Re: Simulation hypothesis/quantum physics and the Faith

In the "valley of wonderment," of the Seven Valleys, Baha'u'llah mentions the dream where "without eye and ear and hand and tongue a man puts all of these to use...". It seems to me, that this is supportive of the simulation hypothesis, because the dream state or dream world coul...
by Fadl
Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: reasons why the bahai faith is not a cult
Replies: 10
Views: 21528

Re: reasons why the bahai faith is not a cult

Friends, I'm not sure if 'cult' or 'religion' are significantly different designations. It is true that the word 'cult' is more often intended to be derogatory, however, even the word 'religion' has come to carry a certain negative connotation in recent times. I am reminded of a particular religion...
by Fadl
Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: where were we before we were born?
Replies: 4
Views: 15105

Re: where were we before we were born?

Before we were born, most all of us, were in the womb of our mother, but I get the feeling this isn't what you meant. Perhaps you meant to ask where we were before our conception. If so, according to Baha'i beliefs, the soul of the individual comes into existence at the moment of conception. That me...
by Fadl
Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:14 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Put your faith to work for science
Replies: 0
Views: 19126

Put your faith to work for science

Friends, At the following link: https://somapps.med.upenn.edu/neuro_t/ you can participate in a survey that is part of important research into an emerging specialization in neurology called neurotheology. Out of this branch of science there has been accumulated a considerable amount of evidence sugg...
by Fadl
Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Prayer in bahai faith?
Replies: 17
Views: 37934

Re: Prayer in bahai faith?

LONG obligatory prayer This takes approximately 15 minutes to say. I usually say this one at the end of the night when ive got time for myself. Does not involve face-washing (a.k.a. "abultions") You say the prayer in different standing positions (i.e. kneeling down, standing up with hands...
by Fadl
Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: Bahá'í Writings
Topic: About the Prayer of Nudbih
Replies: 3
Views: 16297

Re: About the Prayer of Nudbih

I've confirmed that the English print copy does say both as Huang mentioned, as does the official digital copy (which may be more up to date) at http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/b/KI/ki-1.html (though there is no glossary online to confirm that reference). The glossary and no doubt even the footnote...
by Fadl
Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: Bahá'í Writings
Topic: About the Prayer of Nudbih
Replies: 3
Views: 16297

Re: About the Prayer of Nudbih

I don’t have a printed copy of the Kitab-i-Iqan, only electronic, so unfortunately, I can’t verify or look into the discrepancy you mention. I am not that knowledgeable about Shia’ prayers and writings, but I can read Arabic so I did some sleuthing about the web among Shi’a sources to see what I cou...
by Fadl
Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:56 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Prayer in bahai faith?
Replies: 17
Views: 37934

Re: Prayer in bahai faith?

Brett, You have many wonderful suggestions, and I would be interested in seeing how one of these virtual meetings would work if you want to pull off the first one, since you are probably more tech saavy and seem to know about it since you brought it up! It is intriguing, and I agree, very necessary....
by Fadl
Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Various questions from a seeker
Replies: 5
Views: 13617

Re: Various questions from a seeker

Jonah,

There is a recorded dialogue about the Baghvad Gita and the Baha'i Faith that may be of some interest to your person: www.archive.org/details/SrimadBhagawatG ... Discussion
by Fadl
Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Prayer in bahai faith?
Replies: 17
Views: 37934

Re: Prayer in bahai faith?

Thank you for sharing those observations, Fadl. And for kicking up some activity here! The only issue that may be off is that the House of Justice has stated that we do not know when the 24-hour period begins: http://bahai-library.com/uhj_contacting_obligatory_exemptions#s1b As far as reciting vers...
by Fadl
Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Organic hemp oil in body product
Replies: 9
Views: 18402

Re: Thanks for the quick replies, everyone :)

A big thank you to everyone for their replies -- I've learnt a lot from your different perspectives and quotes. I wanted to mention that one of the selling points of this particular product is the fact that it contains hemp oil (which we all know by now!). Apparently, hemp oil is good for your skin...
by Fadl
Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Prayer in bahai faith?
Replies: 17
Views: 37934

Re: Prayer in bahai faith?

I--and probably most other Baha'is here--have no idea whatever what a "raqa't" is! You would do better to post your comments in English. >The qiblih lies in the East, ie Bahji in Akka in Israel, but it is NOT true that facing the qiblih simply means facing east. In fact, the best way to f...
by Fadl
Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Prayer in bahai faith?
Replies: 17
Views: 37934

Re: Prayer in bahai faith?

So I was searching the internet for some information regarding Baha'i obligatory prayers and the number of raqa'ts they contain, versus the 9 prescribed in the text of the Aqdas, and came across this old thread. There was some interesting discussion here, but I wanted to point some things out, as I ...
by Fadl
Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Various questions from a seeker
Replies: 5
Views: 13617

Re: Various questions from a seeker

Wow, not a lot of takers on this! It is a lot of work to answer these questions all together, as each topic is worthy of a deep and lengthy discussion. The Seven Valleys is a good call, and I would also recommend the Arabic and Persian Hidden words to find the answer to many of these, which are prim...
by Fadl
Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Organic hemp oil in body product
Replies: 9
Views: 18402

Re: Organic hemp oil in body product

The primary prohibition against hemp would be when it is an intoxicant. If it is not an intoxicant, and not harmful or habit forming, it seems the injuction of the Aqdas doesn't apply to it. There are other considerations, however. For example, as Brett pointed out, wearing it as an ornament is inad...
by Fadl
Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Religion discussion forum on amazon
Replies: 2
Views: 9568

Re: Religion discussion forum on amazon

Thanks, Bruce!

Looks like a great forum.
by Fadl
Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:29 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Religion discussion forum on amazon
Replies: 2
Views: 9568

Religion discussion forum on amazon

Not to take away anything from the great discussion forum here, but I recently discovered Amazon.com also has a very nice and lively forum for religious and philosophical discussion: http://www.amazon.com/tag/religion/forum/ref=tag_cdt_hd_icdf . I have recently enjoyed participating in a discussion ...
by Fadl
Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New roof tiles on Shrine of the Bab
Replies: 2
Views: 9524

New roof tiles on Shrine of the Bab

Dear Friends, Does anyone know when the work of replacing the roof tiles of the Shrine of the Bab is scheduled, and for approximately how long the project will last? I have had the recent bounty of my name coming to the top of the list for pilgrimage (yay!) and would kind of like to miss the scaffol...
by Fadl
Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:07 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Fascinating hadith about progression and unity in religion
Replies: 2
Views: 9973

Re: Fascinating hadith about Progessive revelation and oneness

I thought I should provide some commentary to explain why this hadith impressed me so much. “The Jews were divided into seventy-one sects, one of which is in Paradise and seventy are in the Fire.” It is useful to see what Baha’u’llah says of heaven and hell: “Thy Paradise is My love; thy heavenly ho...
by Fadl
Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:54 am
Forum: Non-Baha'i issues
Topic: A nice poem by William Stafford
Replies: 1
Views: 11692

A nice poem by William Stafford

If you don't know the kind of person I am and I don't know the kind of person you are a pattern that others made may prevail in the world and following the wrong god home we may miss our star. For there is many a small betrayal in the mind, a shrug that lets the fragile sequence break sending with s...
by Fadl
Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Friendship with the "ungodly"
Replies: 10
Views: 22991

Re: Friendship with the "ungodly"

Hi! Befriend can also have the meaning of "being kind to", or "acting as a friend to" someone. When you take "walk" together with "fellowship", it seems to me that the meaning is to have similar activites and pursuits, or walking the same path. I don't think i...

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