Category Archives: Bab

Infallibility and Adam’s Sin

Thou hast asked about the infallibility of the ancient prophets. The Holy Manifestations uttered that which was revealed unto them and not that which they desired. They are the manifestation of “God warns you to beware of His Self” (Q 3:28), or … Continue reading

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Allahumma

O God, Praised and Holy!  O God, Merciful and Kind!  Remove us from difficulties by Thy grace and favor.  Verily, Thou art Merciful and Kind. The Bab, quoted in Nasa’im al-rahman, 5.  English-speaking Baha’is know this prayer from the song … Continue reading

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Sun Salutation

While facing the sun on Friday, say this verse so that you will attain the presence of the sun of reality on the day of resurrection: “Verily, the glory (al-baha’) of God be upon your rising, O rising sun!  Testify … Continue reading

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A River in Paradise Is Chinese Tea

Verily, if I want to interpret that sura as a cup of the water of the leaf of China which we gave you on that night, then I will have followed the methods of truth and interpreted the reality of … Continue reading

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Bab’s First Laws Before the Bayan

In the name of God, the Exalted, the Great.  Exalted be His blessed mention. The first command of the seven religious practices is to carry the blessed, protective circle. The second of them is to abandon the water pipe.  Verily, … Continue reading

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Bab’s Recipe for White Tea

As for your drink, focus your vision and at the beginning of each day take in your hands, by the might of God and His power, a portion of kundur (frankincense) and qarnaful (cloves) with an equal amount of pure … Continue reading

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