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by Fadl
Sun Mar 02, 2008 2:32 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Equality of men and women
Replies: 11
Views: 26050

Re: Equality of men and women

The founders of Bahai Faith has explicitly stated that women and men are equal. But women are excluded from service on the UHJ, in spite of the religion’s clear teaching on the equality of the sexes. Why? Please present a reasonable answer. Hi Golha, I think that the word equal is commonly misconst...
by Fadl
Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:11 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: foamy aether theory
Replies: 3
Views: 11056

Brett, Thanks for your links! I read them both with interest, and was again reminded of and impressed by the depth and integrity present in Baha'i scholarship, and guidance from the world body. We are truly a blessed community. I was wondering what any of you thought about the foamy ether theory. Af...
by Fadl
Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: foamy aether theory
Replies: 3
Views: 11056

foamy aether theory

Here is a fascinating theory for those of you who enjoy science and theoretical physics speculation. It seems that even though the aether is currently out of fashion, dark matter, zero point energy, etc. all seem to be filling in the role that aether once played. I find this particular theory very i...
by Fadl
Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:05 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Proofs of the existence of God
Replies: 7
Views: 19473

Hi brettz9! I like your topic and haven't jumped in because I was curious to see what others might say first, but now I would like to share my opinion. I think there is something about "proving god" that is impossible from the outset. I believe in God, but I believe in God as a matter of f...
by Fadl
Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Help With Holy Titles...
Replies: 15
Views: 28380

Re: Help With Holy Titles...

Hi! Well, Christ, for one, is a title! Buddha, is a title too. Moses was known as the Law Giver, Abraham as the Friend of God, Muhammad was called Al-amin (the trusted), and I'm sure there are many more. Many manifestations have had a variety of titles. I am sure you are aware of the many titles of ...
by Fadl
Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:14 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Elimination of extreme wealth and poverty
Replies: 8
Views: 22445

Elimination of extreme wealth and poverty

Elimination of extreme wealth and poverty is one of the teachings of Baha'u'llah, that is very near to the hearts of Baha'is. I have known many Baha'is who have become deeply involved and committed to many grass roots Social and Economic Development projects with the aim of improving the conditions ...
by Fadl
Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:48 am
Forum: Commercial
Topic: Help fight extreme poverty at Kiva.org
Replies: 0
Views: 20969

Help fight extreme poverty at Kiva.org

Dear friends, Kiva.org is a wonderful non-profit organization which enables you to make micro loans for as little as $25 to struggling small businesses and entrepreneurs in some of the poorest regions of the world. I feel it is a wonderful organization which is very close to our principles of illimi...
by Fadl
Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: help! The three veils that keep of us from God
Replies: 5
Views: 17500

Re: help! The three veils that keep of us from God

Hi Donald, Is this it? The veils which come between the inner eye of the soul and the Manifestation of God all originate from the world of man. A great many people in the world today are as yet unable to witness the glory of Bahá'u'lláh, the Supreme Manifestation of God, for they have wrapped their ...
by Fadl
Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:16 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'i Music
Replies: 11
Views: 16333

I think I purchased it at the House of Worship in Wilmette a while ago, but it doesn't look like the distribution service is carrying it at their site. I see one of the artists has an album at http://www.mytexasmusic.com/joannagipson/joannagipson.html One of the songs there is also on the album Cit...
by Fadl
Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'i Music
Replies: 11
Views: 16333

brettz9 wrote:I really like the album "City of Love" by "Minarets of the West"...

Brett


Hi Brett! So where can I give them a listen and buy it if I like?
by Fadl
Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'i Music
Replies: 11
Views: 16333

i wont to know if there are some singer(s) who psalmod the Holy Baha'i Scriptures or in the Baha'i Theme^^ have Baha'i have a singer LIKE HELALI ? ^^ lol-(shia Singer) Hi! You should go to http://www.divinenotes.com You can hear samples of Baha'i artists and buy downloads there. They have many Pers...
by Fadl
Sat Jan 26, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Prophecy-Fulfilled website on BCI - very bad
Replies: 14
Views: 28447

Re: Prophecy-Fulfilled website on BCI - very bad

Dear Loren, The statement about nine living religions is not hearsay. It comes from some letters written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi: "The number nine which in itself is the number of perfection is considered by the Bahá'ís as sacred because it is symbolic of the perfection of the Bahá'í Revel...
by Fadl
Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Prophecy-Fulfilled website on BCI - very bad
Replies: 14
Views: 28447

Hi again! As I understand it, the Sabaean and Babi faiths still have a few followers and so count on the list. And the others you mention we generally see either as subordinate parts of the great religions like Buddhism or as secular philosophies rather than religions (Shinto would be an example of...
by Fadl
Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Prophecy-Fulfilled website on BCI - very bad
Replies: 14
Views: 28447

Hi, Loren! Thanks for your excellent comments! :-) As to the "nine religions," it should be remembered that in fact there are at present nine LIVING religions, i.e., religions that still have followers today! There have been many other Divine Revelations in the past that are now extinct, ...
by Fadl
Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Prophecy-Fulfilled website on BCI - very bad
Replies: 14
Views: 28447

WPC09, Thanks for your insightful contribution to this thread, I think you have made points that are intelligent and in the true spirit of our faith. Being raised a Mormon, I have the warmest feelings for Mormons, and find them to be a very good and moral people. I feel that even though Mormon teach...
by Fadl
Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:08 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Prophecy-Fulfilled website on BCI - very bad
Replies: 14
Views: 28447

Hi Keyvan, I don't think its bad at all. I was raised a Mormon, and although these "Mormon Prophecies" had nothing to do with how I came to accept Baha'u'llah, and while I do not believe Joseph Smith was a prophet of any kind, the prophecies are absolutely fascinating! I don't have an expl...
by Fadl
Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Bimanism?
Replies: 13
Views: 28509

So....Zazaban, what gives? Were you just bored, making a spoof here, or what?
by Fadl
Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:27 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: One Muslim has said that Bahaulllah's arabic was rubbish
Replies: 11
Views: 30278

Dear British Baha'i, I have spent a lot of years and a lot of money studying Arabic and studying the writings of Baha'u'llah, and let me assure you that the Arabic of Baha'u'llah is without question beautifully eloquent and unequaled. Something not often understood, is that just because a person is ...
by Fadl
Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:33 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'i Music
Replies: 11
Views: 16333

Baha'i Music

I was interested in what Baha'i groups are popular here. One of my personal favorite groups is Smith and Dragoman. http://www.smithanddragoman.com http://www.myspace.com/smithanddragoman Very moving, powerfully orchestrated music with well-crafted lyrics focusing on the the lives of the Bab and Baha...
by Fadl
Tue Jan 01, 2008 5:40 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Apocalypto (the Mel Gibson movie)
Replies: 7
Views: 15417

344. Prohibition on Representing Manifestations of God in Paintings or Drawings Applies to all Manifestations The prohibition on representing the Manifestation of God in paintings and drawings or in dramatic presentations applies to all the Manifestations of God. There are, of course, great and won...
by Fadl
Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:54 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Seal of the Prophets"
Replies: 60
Views: 110961

Friends, huwa is just a pronoun! It could refer to Allah, a man, or even a camel. In the verse of the Qur'an mentioned, there is no argument that can be made grammatically or from the context alone, which proves whether or not it refers to a Manifestation or to Allah. On the other hand, Abbas' laun...
by Fadl
Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:54 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Seal of the Prophets"
Replies: 60
Views: 110961

Friends, huwa is just a pronoun! It could refer to Allah, a man, or even a camel. In the verse of the Qur'an mentioned, there is no argument that can be made grammatically or from the context alone, which proves whether or not it refers to a Manifestation or to Allah. On the other hand, Abbas' laun...
by Fadl
Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Seal of the Prophets"
Replies: 60
Views: 110961

Friends, huwa is just a pronoun! It could refer to Allah, a man, or even a camel. In the verse of the Qur'an mentioned, there is no argument that can be made grammatically or from the context alone, which proves whether or not it refers to a Manifestation or to Allah. On the other hand, Abbas' laund...
by Fadl
Sun Feb 11, 2007 3:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: A broad response to many of your interesting threads!
Replies: 16
Views: 35366

As usual, some great contributions here B.W.! Keep it up, because I always gain something from reading your posts.
by Fadl
Sun Feb 11, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: A broad response to many of your interesting threads!
Replies: 16
Views: 35366

Dear Abbas,‎ I wanted to respond to numerous flaws in your remarks, until I realized the futility in ‎doing so. It is clear that you are not interested in studying the Bahá'í religion, but only in ‎disputing with the Bahá'ís, and it is also clear that you feel assured of the truth ...
by Fadl
Sat Feb 10, 2007 10:57 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: alcohol in home
Replies: 17
Views: 30876

Dear Jo, I am sorry to hear of your trouble, and I am glad that you thought to turn to the friends for advice. This must be very difficult for you. Asside from the issues of Baha'i law, and him being a an adult with power to choose, there is also the the issue of your needs, and the responsibility y...
by Fadl
Sat Feb 10, 2007 10:28 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: A broad response to many of your interesting threads!
Replies: 16
Views: 35366

A broad response to many of your interesting threads!

I have been following many discussions here with some interest, but because I have been ‎so busy with school, I have been unable to participate. Also, many of the debates I have ‎read are too difficult for me to get into, because I feel that they contain some foundational problems which ...
by Fadl
Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:27 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Help keep Baha'u'llah's picture off the farsi wikipedia!
Replies: 8
Views: 17375

Hi Baha'i Warrior, As a Baha'i, I am personally bothered (albeit slightly) by all the images of Jesus everywhere, which for me is a violation of the prohibition in the faith to portrait or represent the Manifestations of God. That being said, it is enough for me to not have Jesus portraits in my hom...
by Fadl
Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:59 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Help keep Baha'u'llah's picture off the farsi wikipedia!
Replies: 8
Views: 17375

Personally, I am not bothered by the presence of Baha'u'llah's picture in an encyclopedia, as long as it is an accurate picture. The content of the article seems more important to me. There is nothing wrong with seeing Baha'u'llah. For Baha'is it should be done in a proper and reverent way, however,...
by Fadl
Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:16 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Qasim Amin, Liberation of Women, and the Babi/Baha'i Faith
Replies: 3
Views: 11292

Qasim Amin, Liberation of Women, and the Babi/Baha'i Faith

Dear Friends,

Are any of you aware of any particular writings in the Babi or Baha'i Faiths speaking about the equality, and more importantly, the emancipation of women, which happen to predate Qasim Amin's The Liberation of Women, published in 1900?

Thanks
by Fadl
Sat Nov 18, 2006 4:05 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: It is not his to boast who loveth his country , but
Replies: 3
Views: 11585

Re: It is not his to boast who loveth his country , but

Hello All, "It is not his to boast who loveth his country, but it is his who loveth the world." Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh revealed after the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, pp. 87-88: When i read this i was reminded of our need to evolve a world government to help and coordinate all nations. And beyond that i think it...
by Fadl
Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:51 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Wat is diffrence between bahai and muslims?????
Replies: 19
Views: 42622

Hi, all. Technically, bahaism is a correct term. However, since Baha'is themselves never refer to the Baha'i Faith as "Bahaism," the term by now has come to mostly be used by those intending to criticize it. Some scholars have used "Bahaism" in academic contexts, true, but even there it was often u...
by Fadl
Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:47 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Any ex muslims here?
Replies: 3
Views: 11357

There are two ways to answer this question, depending on the meaning of Muslim. If by the word ‎Muslim you mean an adherent to the Islamic religion, then you will find that there are too few ‎converts to the Baha'i religion, and there are many reasons for this. However, if by Muslim you ...
by Fadl
Sun Nov 12, 2006 3:16 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Sun and Moon
Replies: 4
Views: 11161

Re: Sun and Moon

All, Quick question. Do the Sun and Moon in the Quran symbolise the bab and bahaullah? If so, which ones which? Regards Abbas Abbas,‎ It is difficult to answer your question definitively, and indeed the sun and moon could ‎mean the Bab and Baha'u'llah, while not necessarily being confin...
by Fadl
Sun Nov 12, 2006 2:23 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: khatt badi' facsimile
Replies: 0
Views: 7294

khatt badi' facsimile

I have heard that a facsimile of the khatt badi' exists somewhere here or elsewhere on the internet, and would be grateful if someone would help me find it.

I hope all of you in the west are having a very blessed Holy Day!

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