Hidden Words: Deepening Day 6, Backbiting & Faultfinding – Arabic 29

Bahá’u’lláh continues this theme with Arabic Hidden Word #29. Here He takes the prohibition a little farther than in the previously quoted Hidden Words, saying not only to avoid talking about the sins of others “so long as thou art thyself a sinner” but, in addition, we should not “ascribe” to anyone what we ourselves would not like to have ascribed to us. Indeed, He makes it a “command.

“O SON OF BEING! Ascribe not to any soul that which thou wouldst not have ascribed to thee, and say not that which thou doest not. This is My command unto thee, do thou observe it.”

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