Category Archives: `Abdu’l-Baha

Life on Other Planets

Endless are the planets for each fixed star, and each of these planets is but one of the worlds of the Creator.  Who is able to number the hosts of your Lord on those planets or enumerate the crafts of … Continue reading

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Shaykh Ahmad on Infallibility

As for how the `Adliyya define `isma, their definition is the most appropriate.  The gist of the correct part of their definition is that (`isma) is a divine disposition that prevents the act of disobeying and intending to do so … Continue reading

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Why Some Prayers for Healing Are Not Answered

You have asked why these people have died, despite reciting supplications and reading prayers of healing for them.  Know that these prayers and supplications for healing affect a contingent fate, not a fixed, irrevocable fate.  Fate is of two kinds: … Continue reading

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The True Torah

As for the story of Lot and his daughters and the apostasy of some of the prophets recorded in the Torah and the Psalms, these confused dreams are the words of historians among the People of the Book for which … Continue reading

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