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Abdu’l-Baha, “The Mystery of God”

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Abdu’l-Baha Courtesy of Enochsvision

“He is, and should for all time be regarded, first and foremost, as the Center and Pivot of Bahá’u’lláh’s peerless and all-enfolding Covenant, His most exalted handiwork, the stainless Mirror of His light, the perfect Exemplar of His teachings, the unerring Interpreter of His Word, the embodiment of every Bahá’í ideal, the incarnation of every Bahá’í virtue, the Most Mighty Branch sprung from the Ancient Root, the Limb of the Law of God, the Being “round Whom all names revolve,” the Mainspring of the Oneness of Humanity, the Ensign of the Most Great Peace, the Moon of the Central Orb of this most holy Dispensation — styles and titles that are implicit and find their truest, their highest and fairest expression in the magic name ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. He is, above and beyond these appellations, the “Mystery of God” — an expression by which Bahá’u’lláh Himself has chosen to designate Him, and which, while it does not by any means justify us to assign to Him the station of Prophethood, indicates how in the person of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá the incompatible characteristics of a human nature and superhuman knowledge and perfection have been blended and are completely harmonized.”
~Shoghi Effendi, The Dispensation of Bahá’u’lláh

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The Divinely Guided Universal House of Justice – by Brent Poirier

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PDF available: The Divinely Guided Universal House of Justice.pdf

 

Provision in the Baha’i Scriptures for the Universal House of Justice Function infallibly without the presence of the Guardian of the Cause as its “sacred head”. Continue reading “The Divinely Guided Universal House of Justice – by Brent Poirier”

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The Covenant of Abdu’l-Baha: His Will and Testament – by Brent Poirier

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The Covenant of `Abdu’l-Bahá

We can get a glimpse of the importance of the Will and Testament of Abdu’l-Baha by seeing the remarkable language of Shoghi Effendi in describing it. Continue reading “The Covenant of Abdu’l-Baha: His Will and Testament – by Brent Poirier”

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THE TWIN COVENANTS – by Brent Poirier

img_2844Abdu’l-Baha is the Successor to Baha’u’llah and the Center of His Covenant.  Shoghi Effendi is the successor to Abdu’l-Baha.  Whose successor is the Universal House of Justice?

THE TWIN COVENANTS

What does Shoghi Effendi mean when he refers to the “twin Covenants” in the Baha’i Faith?  These are the Covenant of Baha’u’llah, and the Covenant of `Abdu’l-Baha.  They are part of the same Covenant, part of the Lesser Covenant Baha’u’llah has made with His believers.  He has covenanted with us that “this is the day that will not be followed by night,” that is, that He and the Bab will guide Their Successors – the Institutions of the Cause until the appearance of the next Manifestation of God, and He has taken from us a Covenant to turn to them. Continue reading “THE TWIN COVENANTS – by Brent Poirier”

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Crisis: The Emergence (‘Abdu’l-Baha assumes His station) -by Dana Paxson

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On May 29th, 1892, Bahá’u’lláh the Manifestation of God passed from earthly limitation and existence. In the face of powerful and bitter opposition, first from within His family and then from the Ottoman Empire, His Son ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, the Center of Bahá’u’lláh’s Covenant, assumed His station. Continue reading “Crisis: The Emergence (‘Abdu’l-Baha assumes His station) -by Dana Paxson”