Baha’i Sabbath-Izzat 6, 176 B.E. (9/13/2019)

September 15th, 2019

We must use our utmost endeavors in order that the Holy Spirit may influence minds and hearts toward peace, the bounties of God surround, the divine effulgences become successive, human souls advance, minds expand in wider vision, souls become more holy and the world of humanity be rid of its great menace. For the betterment of the world Bahá’u’lláh endured all the hardships, ordeals and vicissitudes of life, sacrificing His very being and comfort, forfeiting His estates, possessions and honor—all that pertains to human existence—not for one year, nay, rather, for nearly fifty years. During this long period He was subjected to persecution and abuse, was cast into prison, was banished from His native land, underwent severities and humiliation and was exiled four times. He was first exiled from Persia to Baghdád, thence to Constantinople, thence to Rumelia and finally to the great prison-fortress of ‘Akká in Syria, where He passed the remainder of His life. Every day a new oppression and abuse was heaped upon Him until He winged His flight from the dungeon to the supreme world and returned to His Lord. He endured these ordeals and difficulties in order that this earthly human world might become heavenly, that the illumination of the divine Kingdom should become a reality in human hearts, that the individual members of mankind might progress, the power of the Holy Spirit increase its efficacy and penetration and the happiness of the world of humanity be assured. He desired for all tranquillity and composure and exercised loving-kindness toward the nations regardless of conditions and differences. He addressed humanity, saying, “O humankind! Verily, ye are all the leaves and fruits of one tree; ye are all one. Therefore, associate in friendship; love one another; abandon prejudices of race; dispel forever this gloomy darkness of human ignorance, for the century of light, the Sun of Reality hath appeared. Now is the time for affiliation, and now is the period of unity and concord. For thousands of years ye have been contending in warfare and strife. It is enough. Now is the time for unity. Lay aside all self-purposes, and know for a certainty that all men are the servants of one God Who will bind them together in love and agreement.”

Abdu’l-Baha’-The Promulgation Of Universal Peace, excerpt from a talk given in Chicago on 9/16/1912

Whatsoever Is Possible Of Accomplishment In Human Government Will Be Effected Through These Principles

Baha’i Month-Izzat/Might 1, 176 B.E. (9/8/2019)

September 8th, 2019

DECLARATION OF THE UNIVERSAL GUARDAINSHIP OF ALLAH IN THE LINE OF DAWUD (KING DAVID): THE COMPLETION OF THE RELIGION OF ALLAH

BY M.Y.M.

MONDAY 19TH AUGUST 2019 (18TH DHUL HIJJAH 1440)
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST EXALTED, THE MOST GLORIOUS!

“Today, I have perfected my religion for you, completed my blessings upon you, andchosen Islam (Submission) for you as a religion.” (Qur’an, Surah Ma’idah 5:3)

My Dear Brother and Honourable Friend, S.I.A.H.,

Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wa barakatuh!

As a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad and a great scholar of Islam, you will surely be aware that today, the 18th of Dhul Hijjah, is a very special day for Muslims as it marks the day when the religion of Islam was perfected by God by the declaration of the Prophet to the people the identity of his successor. On this day, the Prophet declared the guardian of the affairs of the Muslim community to all the Muslims. This was when the following verse of the Qur’an was revealed:

“Today, I have completed your religion for you, perfected my favour upon youand chosen Islam for you as a religion.” (Surah Al-Ma’idah 5:3)

On this day, in the 10th year of the Hijra, the Prophet while returning from his farewell pilgrimage and while there were only a few months left of his precious life, stopped at a place known as Khum. There, he gathered all his companions and announced that he was leaving two precious and weighty things behind for their guidance and protection. These were the Book of Allah and the Ahlul Bayt, meaning his family and descendants from the lineage of Ibrahim. (Sahih Muslim) He then held the hand of his cousin and son-in-law, Ali, and declared that he was the Guardian of the Believers. (Musnad Ahmad) This was the greatest and most ceremonious declaration the Prophet ever made besides the ones at Mount Safa and the Farewell Pilgrimage. Here, he made the declaration about the true spiritual leadership of the Muslims known as the wilayah or guardianship.

Today, on this day of Ghadir in the year 1440 AH, I am announcing to you and the world the glad-tidings of another guardianship which is Greater than the guardianship of the Ahlul Bayt of the Prophet Muhammad. It is the Universal Guardianship (Wilayah) of God in the line of Dawud. The line of Dawud stems from the line of the Prophet Ishaaq unlike the lineage of Muhammad which stems from the lineage of the Prophet Isma’il. Both Prophets, Isma’il and Ishaaq, were the sons of the Prophet Ibrahim and God chose Ibrahim and his lineage through both his sons to bless mankind through them. The lineage and Family of the Prophet Muhammad is known as the Ahlul Bayt but so is the lineage of the Prophet Dawud through the Prophet Ishaaq. The Qur’an says while addressing Ibrahim and his wife Sarah, who is the mother of the Prophet Ishaaq:

“The Mercy and Blessings of Allah be upon you, O Ahlul Bayt!” (Surah Hud11:73)

This shows that the lineage of the Prophet Ishaaq is also counted among the Ahlul Bayt. The Ahlul Bayt of Dawud is the lineage of the universal Kingship and caliphate of Allah. This is why it has been declared in the Qur’an as such. The Ahlul Bayt of Muhammad has not specifically been mentioned in the Qur’an as it is not the lineage of the Universal Caliphate and Guardianship of Allah. However, its importance can be understood through the Qur’an and Islamic tradition which show the importance of the family line of the Prophets. The Prophet said that there would be twelve leaders after him and these twelve leaders are well-known by both the Sunni and the Shiah as being from the Family and Descendants of the Prophet Muhammad.

The Prophet Dawud is the only person who was designated by Allah in the Qur’an as caliph and the Qur’an clearly says that his son, Sulaiman, succeeded him. This shows that this is the true line of the Universal caliphate of Allah. The Qur’an says:

“O Dawud! We have made you a caliph on earth, so judge among people with justice…” (Surah Saad 38:26)

It also says:

“Sulaiman inherited from Dawud..” (Surah Naml 27:16)

Today, we are living in the Promised Day of Allah when the universal government of Allah has been established in the world. The Universal spiritual government of Allah established in the world today is known as the Universal House of Justice (Bayt Al- Adl) and it exists in the Rocky Mountains of the USA. Its president is Neal Chase Ben Joseph Aghsan who is a descendant of Dawud (AS). He is the Guardian of the Baha’i Faith and the Universal Guardian of Allah for mankind. He has been foretold in the Qur’an by his name “Na’im” and the “Son of Mary”. He is the only Sign of the Hour (the Day of Judgement) designated by Allah in the Qur’an. The Qur’an does not describe anything as a “Sign of the Hour” besides the “Son of Mary”. Therefore, this is the most important sign. Neal Chase is the “Son of Mary” as his mother is called Maryam. His Hebrew name is Nahum which is equivalent to Na’im in Arabic, meaning comfort. The Qur’an says:

“When you look there, you shall see “Na’im” and a Great Kingdom.” (Surah Al-Dahr 76:20)

And it says:

“Surely, he (The Son of Mary) is a sign of the Hour…” Surah Zukhruf 43:61)

The Day of Judgement is the Day when God’s Kingdom is established. Allah says:

“The Kingdom on that Day belongs to Allah…” (Surah Hajj 22:56)

And:

“To Whom does the Kingdom belong Today? To Allah, the One and All- Powerful!” (Surah Ghafir 40:16)

Today is the Day of Judgement. The signs mentioned in the Qur’an for the Day of Judgement have all come to pass. Unlike what many people believe, the Day of Judgement is not the day when people are physically resurrected from their graves. It is the Day of Spiritual Resurrection for mankind. It is the Day when God Himself comes with His Universal Revelation to judge mankind. It starts with two Trumpet Blasts that succeed one another at short intervals. These Two Trumpet Blast symbolize the advent of two Great Revelations which announce the Day of Judgement and the establishment of God’s Kingdom. The prophecies in the Qur’an for the Day of Judgement and the Two Trumpet Blasts were fulfilled in the late nineteenth century by the coming of the Bab and Baha’u’llah. Today, a descendant of Baha’u’llah, Neal Chase, is the Head of the Divine Universal Government of God established by Baha’u’llah.

The way we can recognize the government of God and the Promised Ones who have Brought God’s Revelations for mankind today is by proofs from the Qur’an and Heavenly Scripture. The Qur’an describes the names, addresses, dates and missions of these people. The Qur’an says:

“The Trumpet shall be sounded and all those in the heavens and the earth shall pass out except those whom God wishes to spare. Then, it shall be sounded again, then they shall all of a sudden be standing and looking on. And the Earth shall shine with the Light (Glory) of its Lord and the Book will be placed..” (Surah Zumar 39:68-69)

The First Trumpet Blast represents the Revelation of the Bab, a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad, whose actual name was Mirza Ali Muhammad. He is known in the West as the Bab, meaning the Door or Gate, as he was the Door and Gate to a New Era of Divine Revelation. He came from Shiraz to Mecca in 1844. He was theForerunner of Baha’u’llah, the Great Manifestation of God for THIS AGE and the Founder of the Universal Religion of God known as the Baha’i Faith. The Bab is the Imam Mahdi the Sunni Muslims await and the Qa’im foretold by the Twelve Imams accepted by Shiah Muslims. Baha’u’llah is the Christ and the Second Coming of Jesus awaited by the Muslims and Christians. The Qur’an gives us the name of the First Promised One, the Bab, after drawing attention to the disappearance of the Twelfth Imam for a period of time. It says:

“He (the disbeliever) asks when is the Day of Resurrection (Qiyamah)?” When the eye is dazed and the moon is eclipsed and the sun and the moon are brought together, man shall say Where can I escape?” (Surah Qiyamah 75:6-10)

According to Imam Ja’far Sadiq, the Sun and Moon represent two great personalities who are the sources of illumination for the Muslims. When Imam Ja’far Al-Sadiq was asked the meaning of the first two verses of Surah Al-Shams (Surah 91), i.e., “By the Sun and its brightness; By the Moon when it follows the sun”, he explained that the sun meant Muhammad while the moon meant Ali who came after and succeeded him. This is because Muhammad was the original source of the light, while Ali and the Ahlul Bayt of Muhammad reflected that same light like the moon.

The eclipse of the moon in the above verse refers to the disappearance of the twelfth imam in 260 AH which is well-known by both the Shiah and the Sunnis. The next verse says “the sun and moon are joined together”. This shows that after this disappearance, once again both Prophethood represented by the sun and the guardianship or imamate represented by the moon will be joined together. It also shows the name of the first Promised One, the Bab, whose name Ali Muhammad is a combination of both Ali and Muhammad. The verse “The sun and the moon are joined together” is a clear prophecy for his name.

The Second Trumpet Blast represents the revelation of Baha’u’llah who is the New Christ and Messiah from the Ummah of Muhammad and is a descendant of the Prophet Dawud (AS). He came from Tehran to Palestine where he passed away in 1892. The Muslims wrongly expect the same person of Jesus Christ to return although the Prophet Muhammad only used the name of Jesus as an allegory to show that the person who comes will come with a similar mission to Jesus. This is why the Qur’an clearly says that God made Jesus to die before raising him up. (Surah Aal Imran 3:55) This shows that he was raised to God spiritually and not physically. Baha’u’llah is the second coming of Jesus and he has brought the Universal Revelation of Allah to unify mankind. He gave mankind twelve principles to establish justice and unity in the world. They are as follows:

  1. The Oneness of Humanity
  2. Independent,Unfettered Investigation of the Truth
  3. Religion is Progressive, All have a Common Foundation
  4. Religion must be the Source of Unity
  5. True Science and True Religion must Correspond
  6. The Equality of Men and Women
  7. Removal of all Prejudice
  8. Universal Peace upheld by a Spiritual World Government
  9. Universal Compulsory Education
  10. A Spiritual Solution to the Economic Problem
  11. A Universal Auxiliary Language
  12. Universal House of Justice with the Davidic King

The Qur’an says that following the second Trumpet Blast, mankind will be stood looking. This shows that mankind will come back to life after its death through this second Revelation. Then, it gives us the name of the Promised One who brings this New Revelation. It says:

“The Earth will shine with the Light (Glory) of its Lord”

This is a prophecy for the name of Baha’u’llah. The Word Baha’u’llah means the Light, Splendour and Glory of Allah. Baha means glory which means brightness such as the brightness of the sun. It also means Light in other languages such as Sanskrit. Baha’u’llah is called by this name because he is the centre and place of Manifestation of the Light and Glory of Allah. The Light of Allah appears in him just as the Light of Allah appeared in the Blazing tree before Musa (AS). Then, a call came from inside the tree, saying:

“Surely, I am Allah, there is no God except me!” (Taha 20:14)

Baha’u’llah is the only person in the world who raised the call “Surely, I am God! There is no God except me!” like the Tree from which Moses heard God’s call. This phrase is repeated over and over again in the Revelation of Baha’u’llah. Was Baha’u’llah mad or an imposter as some people believe? No! God Forbid! He was the Manifestation of the Light of Allah, the Glory of Allah and the promised one of Allah for mankind.

The Qur’an clearly says that Muhammad was the final and last Prophet of God. It does not speak about anybody else coming after him until the Day of Judgement. However, the Qur’an says that on the Day of Judgement God will appear Himself. It says:

“And your Lord shall come with the angels assembled in rows.” (Suratul Fajr 89:22)

This shows that the Day of Judgement is the Day when God Himself comes. The coming of Allah cannot mean His coming in His essence as the essence of Allah is beyond characteristics such as coming and going or ascending and descending. Therefore, it can only refer to the coming of a person or Messenger whom God sends with His Power. The event of his coming is so great that it is described as the coming of Allah himself. It fulfils the prophecy for the coming of Allah on the Day of Judgement and mankind’s standing before Allah for judgement. Therefore, the Revelations of the Bab and Baha’u’llah represent the Revelations of Allah Himself. This also shows that they are not subservient to any previous Revelation such as Islam as it is falsely believed by the Muslims. The way Muhammad was the final Prophet of Allah is that he was the final prophet who foretold the Universal Day of Resurrection when Allah would appear in His New Revelation in the person of His New Promised Ones.

The Day of Judgement is the Day when the Light of Allah illumines the earth as mentioned in the Qur’an. Allah says:

“Allah is the Light of the Heavens and the Earth.” (Surah Nur 24:35)

Later, in the same verse, it says:

“Allah guides whomever He wills to His Light.” (Surah Nur 24:35)

This Light of God appeared in Baha’u’llah. It was the Light (Nur) and Splendour (Baha) of God. However, it is difficult for many people to accept his revelation. This is because they do not know the real significance of his revelation. When they are called to prostrate to the Nur (Light) of Allah manifest in Baha’u’llah just as the angels were asked to prostrate themselves to Adam (Surah Baqarah 2:34), they fail to do this. This has also been foretold in the Qur’an. The Qur’an says:

“The Day when the shin will be revealed and they will be called to prostrate and they will not be able to.” (Surah Qalam 68:42)

The Shin has been interpreted by scholars as a great column of Light and it has been linked to the coming of Allah with his kingdom. This is the Light of God that is revealed through Baha’u’llah. However, this does not mean that Baha’u’llah is God. Can anybody say that the tree from which Musa heard the call of God was God himself? No! Similarly, the person who comes from God and Manifests His Most Great Light is not God but the place of God’s Most Great Manifestation. Just as Moses heard the voice of God from the Tree, mankind today can hear the voice of God from the Person of Baha’u’llah.

The Qur’an has concealed the knowledge about the Hour and the Day of Judgement in its symbolic language. This was to test mankind to see who is pure of heart and can accept the new revelation of God and who is not pure of heart and cannot accept it. Of all the claimants in the world, only the Bab and Baha’u’llah fulfil the above prophecies of the Qur’an. By their coming, all the events of the Day of Judgement have been fulfilled according to their deeper meaning which is the real intended meaning. Allah says in the Qur’an:

“The Hour is coming; I almost hide it so that every soul may be rewarded for its efforts”. (Surah Taha 20:15)

It also says:

“When the Hour is established, the sinners will swear that they had only remained for a short while. However, the people who have been given knowledge and faith will say “You have remained in the Book of Allah until the Day of Resurrection. This is the Day of Resurrection but you did not know it.” (Surah Rum 30:55-56)

Both the above verses show that it is not easy for people to recognize the Day of Judgement as it has been hidden by Allah to test the people. They need to make an effort to know it. If the Day of Judgement had really been of a physical nature, then everybody would have been able to recognize it. The Qur’an on the contrary says that the sinners will deny it until the people who have been given knowledge and faith will tell them the reality about that day being the Day of Judgement. Today, I am telling the world: “THIS IS THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT BUT YOU DID NOT KNOW IT!”

Although the two great Promised Ones of Allah have come and gone, they have left us their teachings in the form of revelations. Baha’u’llah has also left us a Spiritual World Government which he established through his teachings and which is his successor. He did not just leave us with an individual to guide us but left us a council and a body with a president. This president today is Neal Chase who is the Universal Guardian of the Kingdom of God and the President of the Universal House of Justice. Neal is an ordinary human being and not a prophet but he is the great- great adopted grandson of Baha’u’llah and a biological descendant of the Prophet Dawud. He is the present caliph of God and the Universal Guardian of God for mankind.

The Qur’an also shows that the Two Promised Ones will bring New Books from Allah. After mentioning the second Trumpet Blast, the Qur’an says:

The Earth will shine with the Glory of its Lord (Baha’u’llah) and the Book will be placed” (Surah Zumar 39:69)

It also says in another verse:

“The Day when some of the Ayaat (Signs/Verses) of your Lord will come, a person will not benefit from his faith… (Surah An’aam 6:158)

The Book in the first verse is generally understood to mean the Book of records of good and bad deeds. However, the real meaning of the Book in this verse is a New Universal Book of Revelation from God for mankind. The name of the BookRevealed through Baha’u’llah is the Kitab Al-Aqdas. The “Ayaat” mentioned in the second verse is generally understood to mean a specific sign mentioned in a tradition of the Prophet Muhammad, which is the sun rising from the West. However, another meaning of Ayaat is the verses of Divine revelation such as the Qur’an. The Sun mentioned in Islamic tradition is an allusion to the Sun of Revelation which is Baha’u’llah, the Glory of God. The above verses show that God will send a New Book and New Verses for mankind. This is one way of recognizing the New Promised Ones.

Only the Bab and Baha’u’llah’s fulfil the above prophecies as they both brought revelation from Allah. As mentioned above, the Book of Baha’u’llah is known as theKitab-i-Aqdas. The Central Book of the Bab is known as the Bayan. Both the Bab and Baha’u’llah revealed many other books, letters and writings. This shows that the Bab and Baha’u’llah are authentic according to the Holy Qur’an. It sets them apart from all other claimants such as Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadyani and Shakeel Bin Haneef who only base their claims on the Hadith rather than the Qur’an. They have not introduced a New Religion or Brought a New Book or New Verses from God. Because they do not prove themselves from the undoubted book of Allah, the Qur’an, their claims are doubtful and cannot be accepted. Only the Bab and Baha’u’llah have fulfilled Qur’anic prophecies and brought new revelations and Books from Allah. They are both Manifestations of the Great Light of God and their Coming is considered the Coming of God on the Day of Judgement. “THIS IS THE DAY OF RESURRECTION BUT YOU DID NOT KNOW IT.”

The true Prophecies for the Coming of the Two Promised were kept hidden by Allah in the Qur’an so that mankind may realize the truth regarding them on the Day of Judgement when these two individuals appear. This is to protect these prophecies so that nobody but the true Promised ones could claim to fulfil them. Others would not even know that these prophecies exist in the Qur’an. The Qur’an is the main source of Islam. No Muslim can be required to accept anything that goes against the Qur’an. The Hadith is a secondary source which consists of the recorded traditions of Muhammad, including his sayings, stories about him and certain other teachings that he gave. They may help people understand the Qur’an but they cannot be accepted if they contradict the Qur’an.

Many Muslims may object to the interpretation given above of the verses of the Qur’an related to the coming of the Two Promised Ones of Islam. Muslim understanding of the topic generally relies on Hadith. However, there is no doubt that the Qur’an takes precedence over the Hadith in all matters. Many Muslims went astray by following the Hadith when it clearly contradicted the Qur’an, e.g., in the issue of the method of performing the Islamic Ablution for the Formal Prayer (Salah). While the Qur’an clearly says that the Feet are to be wiped over with wet hands during ablution (Surah Ma’idah 5:6), most Muslims have misunderstood this and considered washing the feet as obligatory during the ablution. This was based on certain Hadith traditions which state that the Prophet had washed his feet during the ablution. The verse outlining the method of Wudu is contained in the same Surah as the verse mentioned at the beginning of this letter regarding the completion of Religion. It is only three verses after that verse. Similarly, the main source for the coming of the Two Promised Ones of Islam is the Qur’an and Not the Hadith. However, this fact has been hidden from many people until the coming of the Two Promised Ones, the Bab and Baha’u’llah. They have both shown how they fulfil prophecies in the Qur’an.

It is also important to know that the Greatest Authority to explain the Prophecies for the Promised ones can only be the Promised Ones themselves as they are the most knowledgeable people alive in the world during their time. Therefore, the Explanations of the Qur’an by the Bab and Baha’u’llah are reliable as they are the Promised Ones of God. They have come with Two Great Revelations of God for Mankind Announcing the Day of Judgement. The Qur’an also says that on the Day of Judgement, God will raise witnesses from every community to testify to the Truth of the Day to the People. (Surah Nahl 16:89) This is what has led me to announce before the world the Universal Guardianship in the Line of Dawud during last year’s Hajj Gathering in the USA as well as in this letter. I have been given the Faith and knowledge (Surah Rum 30:56) to guide my community to the Kingdom of Allah. Today, God has provided mankind the solution to all its problems through this New Revelation and the Universal Guardianship and Caliphate.

Please watch the video in the link below which shows my proclamation to the world during the Universal Hajj gathering of 2018 in the USA of the importance of the Universal Guardianship of God and the Newly Arranged Qur’an in a Unique Order. After a brief introduction by Neal Chase, Ross Campbell, an illustrious Baha’i scholar well-grounded in Biblical Studies delivers a presentation showing that Christ has returned through proofs from the Bible. This is followed by a presentation by Neal Chase about the importance of the Quran and Islam. This is followed by my presentation about the Newly arranged Qur’an, the Declaration of the Universal Guardianship of God in the Line of Dawud and the Great New Hajj which I took part in. Through this Declaration, the Religion of God has once again become Complete.

I hope you find this letter inspiring. May God Bless you and protect you in the shade of His loving Care!

With Love, Light and Blessings, Your Brother,
Y.

The New Jerusalem Gathering 2018 (6/6): Forum

 

Baha’i Anniversary: The Birth of The Establisher, 8/22/2014-8/22/2019

August 22nd, 2019

THE MOST MIGHTY DOCUMENT 1979, 1992 and 1996

by Dr. Leland Jensen

An official Rendition by the Promised 7th Angel, who fulfills Biblical Prophecies, explained by ‘Abdu’l-Baha as recorded in Some Answered Questions, also prophesied to come under different titles, such as “Blessed is He” who comes in 1963, explained by ‘Abdu’l-Baha as recorded in Baha’u’llah and the New Era, the knight on the white horse, the Lamb, The Land, the return of Jesus the High Priest and by various names and titles as found in all Revelations of the Divine Manifestations.

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Baha’i Month: Asma’/Names 1, 176 B.E. (8/20/2019)

August 20th, 2019

O YE divines of the City! We came to you with the truth, whilst ye were heedless of it. Methinks ye are as dead, wrapt in the coverings of your own selves. Ye sought not Our presence, when so to do would have been better for you than all your doings…. Know ye, that had your leaders, to whom ye owe allegiance, and on whom ye pride yourselves, and whom ye mention by day and by night, and from whose traces ye seek guidance—had they lived in these days, they would have circled around Me, and would not have separated themselves from Me, whether at eventide or at morn. Ye, however, did not turn your faces towards My face, for even less than a moment, and waxed proud, and were careless of this Wronged One, Who hath been so afflicted by men that they dealt with Him as they pleased. Ye failed to inquire about My condition, nor did ye inform yourselves of the things which befell Me. Thereby have ye withheld from yourselves the winds of holiness, and the breezes of bounty, that blow from this luminous and perspicuous Spot. Methinks ye have clung to outward things, and forgotten the inner things, and say that which ye do not. Ye are lovers of names, and appear to have given yourselves up to them. For this reason make ye mention of the names of your leaders. And should any one like them, or superior unto them, come unto you, ye would flee him. Through their names ye have exalted yourselves, and have secured your positions, and live and prosper. And were your leaders to reappear, ye would not renounce your leadership, nor would ye turn in their direction, nor set your faces towards them. We found you, as We found most men, worshipping names which they mention during the days of their life, and with which they occupy themselves. No sooner do the Bearers of these names appear, however, than they repudiate them, and turn upon their heels…. Know ye that God will not, in this day, accept your thoughts, nor your remembrance of Him, nor your turning towards Him, nor your devotions, nor your vigilance, unless ye be made new in the estimation of this Servant, could ye but perceive it.

Baha’u’llah

Whatsoever Is Possible Of Accomplishment In Human Government Will Be Effected Through These Principles

Baha’i Sabbath: Kamal 16, 176 B.E. (8/16/2019)

August 16th, 2019

The physical beauty of this place is very wonderful. We hope that a spiritual charm may surround and halo it; then its beauty will be perfect. There is a spiritual atmosphere manifest here particularly at sunset.

In cities like New York the people are submerged in the sea of materialism. Their sensibilities are attuned to material forces, their perceptions purely physical. The animal energies predominate in their activities; all their thoughts are directed to material things; day and night they are devoted to the attractions of this world, without aspiration beyond the life that is vanishing and mortal. In schools and temples of learning knowledge of the sciences acquired is based upon material observations only; there is no realization of Divinity in their methods and conclusions—all have reference to the world of matter. They are not interested in attaining knowledge of the mysteries of God or understanding the secrets of the heavenly Kingdom; what they acquire is based altogether upon visible and tangible evidences. Beyond these evidences they are without susceptibilities; they have no idea of the world of inner significances and are utterly out of touch with God, considering this an indication of reasonable attitude and philosophical judgement whereof they are self-sufficient and proud.

As a matter of fact, this supposed excellence is possessed in its superlative degree by the animals. The animals are without knowledge of God; so to speak, they are deniers of Divinity and understand nothing of the Kingdom and its heavenly mysteries. As deniers of the Kingdom, they are utterly ignorant of spiritual things and uninformed of the supernatural world. Therefore, if it be a perfection and virtue to be without knowledge of God and His Kingdom, the animals have attained the highest degree of excellence and proficiency. Then the donkey is the greatest scientist and the cow an accomplished naturalist, for they have obtained what they know without schooling and years of laborious study in colleges, trusting implicitly to the evidence of the senses and relying solely upon intuitive virtues. The cow, for instance, is a lover of the visible and a believer in the tangible, contented and happy when pasture is plenty, perfectly serene, a blissful exponent of the transcendental school of philosophy. Such is the status of the material philosophers, who glory in sharing the condition of the cow, imagining themselves in a lofty station. Reflect upon their ignorance and blindness.

Nay, rather, the virtue of man is this: that he can investigate the ideals of the Kingdom and attain knowledge which is denied the animal in its limitation. The station of man is this: that he has the power to attain those ideals and thereby differentiate and consciously distinguish himself an infinite degree above the kingdoms of existence below him.

The station of man is great, very great. God has created man after His own image and likeness. He has endowed him with a mighty power which is capable of discovering the mysteries of phenomena. Through its use man is able to arrive at ideal conclusions instead of being restricted to the mere plane of sense impressions. As he possesses sense endowment in common with the animals, it is evident that he is distinguished above them by his conscious power of penetrating abstract realities. He acquires divine wisdom; he searches out the mysteries of creation; he witnesses the radiance of omnipotence; he attains the second birth—that is to say, he is born out of the material world just as he is born of the mother; he attains to everlasting life; he draws nearer to God; his heart is replete with the love of God. This is the foundation of the world of humanity; this is the image and likeness of God; this is the reality of man; otherwise, he is an animal. Verily, God has created the animal in the image and likeness of man, for though man outwardly is human, yet in nature he possesses animal tendencies.

You must endeavor to understand the mysteries of God, attain the ideal knowledge and arrive at the station of vision, acquiring directly from the Sun of Reality and receiving a destined portion from the ancient bestowal of God.

Abdu’l-Baha’-The Promulgation Of Universal Peace, August 17, 1912

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Whatsoever Is Possible Of Accomplishment In Human Government Will Be Effected Through These Principles

Holy Day: The Return Of Jesus The High Priest Enters The Temple – Kamal 9, 176 B.E. (8/9/2019) – 8/9/1969

August 8th, 2019

Jesus The High Priest Upon His Return Reading A Prayer For All Humanity Revealed By The Messiah Baha’u’llah Through His Son Abdu’l-Baha’

THE RETURN OF JESUS,
THE HIGH PRIEST,
AFTER THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEC

Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.

Dan. 12:12

In the last two verses of the Book of Daniel occur the cryptic words—”Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. But go thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of Days [we are in the end of days now].”

Many have been the attempts of learned students to solve the problem of the significance of these words. In a tabletalk at which the writer [Esslemont] was present, ‘Abdu’l-Baha reckoned the fulfillment of Daniel’s prophecy from the date of the beginning of the Muhammadan era [the victory of Muhammad over Mecca in 628 AD—628 + 1335 = 1963].

‘Abdu’l-Baha’s Tablets make it clear that this prophecy refers to the one hundredth anniversary of the Declaration of Baha’u’llah in Baghdad, or the year [April 21st] 1963:—

Now concerning the verse in Daniel, the interpretation whereof thou didst ask, namely, “Blessed is he who cometh unto the thousand, three hundred and thirty-five days.” These days must be reckoned as solar and not lunar years. For according to this calculation a century will have elapsed from the dawn of the Sun of Truth, then will the teachings of God be firmly established [by Blessed is he] upon the earth, and the Divine Light shall flood the world from the East even unto the West. Then, on this day, will the faithful rejoice! (J.E. Esslemont author of Baha’u’llah and the New Era on pages 249-250 of the 1970 Edition.)

On April 21st, 1963 the return of Jesus began his ministry by being opposed by Satan (Rex King) who was designated Satan by the Davidic King who was ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s son.

Entry By Troops part 1, ch. 4

Blessed is he who hath remained faithful to My Covenant, and whom the things of the world have not kept back from attaining My Court of holiness.

Bahau’u’llah, LAWḤ-I-AQDAS (The Most Holy Tablet)

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And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him.

Zech. 3 KJV

And the Lord shewed me Jesus the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord: and Satan stood on his right hand to be his adversary.

Zech. 3 Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible

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For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes

Zech. 3 KJV

For behold the stone that I have laid before Jesus: upon one stone there are seven eyes

Zech. 3 Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible

Tower Seven

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AND I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold, there came four chariots out from between two mountains; and the mountains were mountains of brass. [In Hebrew the word for copper, brass and bronze is the same word.]

Zech. 6

“And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever.”

Rev. 11:15

The seventh angel is a man qualified with heavenly attributes, who will arise with heavenly qualities and character. Voices will be raised, so that the appearance of the Divine Manifestation will be proclaimed and diffused. In the day of the manifestation of the Lord of Hosts, and at the epoch of the divine cycle of the Omnipotent which is promised and mentioned in all the books and writings of the Prophets—in that day of God, the Spiritual and Divine Kingdom will be established, and the world will be renewed; a new spirit will be breathed into the body of creation; the season of the divine spring will come; the clouds of mercy will rain; the sun of reality will shine; the life-giving breeze will blow; the world of humanity will wear a new garment; the surface of the earth will be a sublime paradise; mankind will be educated; wars, disputes, quarrels and malignity will disappear; and truthfulness, righteousness, peace and the worship of God will appear; union, love and brotherhood will surround the world; and God will rule for evermore—meaning that the Spiritual and Everlasting Kingdom will be established. Such is the day of God. For all the days which have come and gone were the days of Abraham, Moses and Christ, or of the other Prophets; but this day is the day of God, for the Sun of Reality will arise in it with the utmost warmth and splendor.

Abdu’l-Baha’, Some Answered Questions #11, From The Only Translation Authorized And Approved By Abdu’l-Baha’

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Works Of The Seventh Angel:

Entry By Troops

Child Of The East: Jeane Dixon Was Right

The Most Mighty Document

The Tablet Of The Dichotomy

Holy Day: The The Ascension Of The Establisher Of The Baha’i Faith-Kamal 6, 176 B.E. (8/6/1996)

August 6th, 2019

Dr. Leland Jensen was the supreme defender of the Covenant in both it’s Greater and lesser aspects. He was promised in the religious scriptures and oral teachings of all people everywhere on the planet and prophesied by the prophets of all cultures for the entirety of the six thousand year Adamic Cycle. But for his purity of heart and firmness in the Covenant and by his mandate from God to protect, defend and teach the Covenant to the world and establish it firmly in this land (the prophesied New Jerusalem in the U.S.A.) we who’ve gathered under the Banner of the Most Great Name would still be wandering in the spiritual wilderness not knowing where to find the truth we have sought. Thank God for sending His Son to the world a second time to re-gather the elect unto the presence of Baha’u’llah under the Provisions of His everlasting Covenant!

“Blessed is he who waits and comes to the thousand three hundred and thirty-five days.”

Allah’u’Abha!

http://entrybytroops.uhj.net

Baha’i Month: Kamal/Perfection 1, 176 B.E. (8/1/2019)

August 1st, 2019

Today we are enjoying temperate weather. As there are many strangers present, we will answer questions.

Question: Are not all Christians Bahá’ís? Is there any difference?

Answer: When Christians act according to the teachings of Christ, they are called Bahá’ís. For the foundations of Christianity and the religion of Bahá’u’lláh are one. The foundations of all the divine Prophets and Holy Books are one. The difference among them is one of terminology only. Each springtime is identical with the former springtime. The distinction between them is only one of the calendar—1911, 1912 and so on. The difference between a Christian and a Bahá’í, therefore, is this: There was a former springtime, and there is a springtime now. No other difference exists because the foundations are the same. Whoever acts completely in accordance with the teachings of Christ is a Bahá’í. The purpose is the essential meaning of Christian, not the mere word. The purpose is the sun itself and not the dawning points. For though the sun is one sun, its dawning points are many. We must not adore the dawning points but worship the sun. We must adore the reality of religion and not blindly cling to the appellation Christianity. The Sun of Reality must be worshiped and followed. We must seek the fragrance of the rose from whatever bush it is blooming—whether oriental or western. Be seekers of light, no matter from which lantern it shines forth. Be not lovers of the lantern. At one time the light has shone from a lantern in the East, now in the West. If it comes from North, South, from whatever direction it proceeds, follow the light. Let me illustrate further. A certain person bestowed a coin upon five beggars. They resolved to spend it for food. The Englishman said, “Buy grapes.” The Turk wanted uzum, the Arab ‘anab, the Greek stafi’ li, the Persian angúr. Not understanding each other’s language, they quarreled and fought. A stranger came along. He was familiar with all five languages. He said, “Give me the coin; I will buy what you wish.” When he brought them grapes, they were all satisfied. They wanted the same thing but differed in the term only. Briefly, when reality dawns in the midst of the religions, all will be unified and reconciled.

Question: Does ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá find Christianity is not lived up to and carried out in America?

Answer: My meaning is that it should be completely carried out and lived up to. Man needs eyes, ears, arms, a head, feet and various other members. When he possesses all and all work together, there is symmetry and perfection in him. So Christ said, “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect,” meaning that perfection is the requirement of Christianity. Be the image and likeness of God. This is not easy. It necessitates the focalization of all heavenly virtues. It requires that we become recipients of all the perfections of God. Then we become His image and likeness. For in the Bible it is stated, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” The attainment of this is most difficult.

When Christ appeared with those marvelous breaths of the Holy Spirit, the children of Israel said, “We are quite independent of him; we can do without him and follow Moses; we have a book and in it are found the teachings of God; what need, therefore, have we of this man?” Christ said to them, “The book sufficeth you not.” It is possible for a man to hold to a book of medicine and say, “I have no need of a doctor; I will act according to the book; in it every disease is named, all symptoms are explained, the diagnosis of each ailment is completely written out, and a prescription for each malady is furnished; therefore, why do I need a doctor?” This is sheer ignorance. A physician is needed to prescribe. Through his skill the principles of the book are correctly and effectively applied until the patient is restored to health. Christ was a heavenly Physician. He brought spiritual health and healing into the world. Bahá’u’lláh is, likewise, a divine Physician. He has revealed prescriptions for removing disease from the body politic and has remedied human conditions by spiritual power.

Therefore, mere knowledge is not sufficient for complete human attainment. The teachings of the Holy Books need a heavenly power and divine potency to carry them out. A house is not built by mere acquaintance with the plans. Money must be forthcoming; volition is necessary to construct it; a carpenter must be employed in its erection. It is not enough to say, “The plan and purpose of this house are very good; I will live in it.” There are no walls of protection, there is no roof of shelter in this mere statement; the house must be actually built before we can live in it.

Briefly, the teachings of the Holy Books need a divine potency to complete their accomplishment in human hearts. In Persia Bahá’u’lláh reared and taught souls, established a bond of affiliation among various peoples and united divergent religious beliefs to such an extent that twenty thousand devoted ones sacrificed themselves for the Cause of God in the glorious unity of martyrdom. No differences whatever remained among these blessed souls—Christians, Jews, Muslims, Zoroastrians, all blended, unified and agreed through the potency of His heavenly power, not by mere words, not by merely saying, “Unity is good, and love is praiseworthy.”

Bahá’u’lláh not only proclaimed this unity and love; He established it. As a heavenly Physician He not only gave prescriptions for these ailments of discord and hatred but accomplished the actual healing. We may read in a medical book that a certain form of illness requires such and such a remedy. While this may be absolutely true, the remedy is useless unless there be volition and executive force to apply it. Every man in the king’s army can give a command; but when the king speaks, it is carried out. This one, that one, may say, “Go conquer a country”; but when the king says, “Go!”, the army advances. Therefore, it is evident that the confirmation of the Holy Spirit and impelling influence of a heavenly power are needed to accomplish the divine purpose in human hearts and conditions. Jesus Christ, single, solitary and alone, accomplished what all the kings of the earth could not have carried out. If all the kingdoms and nations of the world had combined to effect it, they would have failed.

It is, therefore, evident and proved that an effort must be put forward to complete the purpose and plan of the teachings of God in order that in this great Day of days the world may be reformed, souls resuscitated, a new spirit of life found, hearts become illumined, mankind rescued from the bondage of nature, saved from the baseness of materialism and attain spirituality and radiance in attraction toward the divine Kingdom. This is necessary; this is needful. Mere reading of the Holy Books and texts will not suffice.

Excerpt From A Talk Given By Abdu’l-Baha In Dublin, New Hampshire On 8/6/1912

The Promulgation Of Universal Peace

Whatsoever Is Possible Of Accomplishment In Human Government Will Be Effected Through These Principles

Baha’i Sabbath: Kalimat 14, 176 B.E. (7/26/2019)

July 26th, 2019

No man of wisdom can demonstrate his knowledge save by means of words. This showeth the significance of the Word as is affirmed in all the Scriptures, whether of former times or more recently. For it is through its potency and animating spirit that the people of the world have attained so eminent a position. Moreover words and utterances should be both impressive and penetrating. However, no word will be infused with these two qualities unless it be uttered wholly for the sake of God and with due regard unto the exigencies of the occasion and the people.

The Great Being saith: Human utterance is an essence which aspireth to exert its influence and needeth moderation. As to its influence, this is conditional upon refinement which in turn is dependent upon hearts which are detached and pure. As to its moderation, this hath to be combined with tact and wisdom as prescribed in the Holy Scriptures and Tablets.

Every word is endowed with a spirit, therefore the speaker or expounder should carefully deliver his words at the appropriate time and place, for the impression which each word maketh is clearly evident and perceptible. The Great Being saith: One word may be likened unto fire, another unto light, and the influence which both exert is manifest in the world. Therefore an enlightened man of wisdom should primarily speak with words as mild as milk, that the children of men may be nurtured and edified thereby and may attain the ultimate goal of human existence which is the station of true understanding and nobility. And likewise He saith: One word is like unto springtime causing the tender saplings of the rose-garden of knowledge to become verdant and flourishing, while another word is even as a deadly poison. It behoveth a prudent man of wisdom to speak with utmost leniency and forbearance so that the sweetness of his words may induce everyone to attain that which befitteth man’s station.

O friend of mine! The Word of God is the king of words and its pervasive influence is incalculable. It hath ever dominated and will continue to dominate the realm of being. The Great Being saith: The Word is the master key for the whole world, inasmuch as through its potency the doors of the hearts of men, which in reality are the doors of heaven, are unlocked. No sooner had but a glimmer of its effulgent splendour shone forth upon the mirror of love than the blessed word ‘I am the Best-Beloved’ was reflected therein. It is an ocean inexhaustible in riches, comprehending all things. Every thing which can be perceived is but an emanation therefrom. High, immeasurably high is this sublime station, in whose shadow moveth the essence of loftiness and splendour, wrapt in praise and adoration.

Baha’u’llah-Tablets (excerpt)

Whatsoever Is Possible Of Accomplishment In Human Government Will Be Effected Through These Principles

Baha’i Month: Kalimat/Words 1, 176 B.E. (7/13/2019)

July 12th, 2019

What crime could have been committed by a group of women, children, and suckling mothers that they should be thus afflicted with the scourge of thine anger and wrath? No faith or religion hath ever held children responsible. The Pen of divine Command hath exempted them, yet the fire of thy tyranny and oppression encompasseth all. If thou bearest allegiance to any faith or religion, then thou shouldst know that, according to all the heavenly Books and all the divinely inspired and weighty Scriptures, children are not to be held accountable. Aside from this, not even those who disbelieve in God have perpetrated such unseemly acts. Since from every thing an effect becometh manifest, a fact that none can deny save those who are bereft of reason and understanding, it is certain that the sighs of these children and the cries of these wronged ones will have their due consequence.

Baha’u’llah, Lawh-i-Ra’is

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The term “Final Solution” was not coined by the Nazis. It was Indian Affairs Superintendent, Duncan Campbell Scott, Canada’s Adolph Eichmann, who in April 1910 plotted out the planned murder to take care of the “Indian problem”.

“It is readily acknowledged that Indian children lose their natural resistance to illness by habitating so closely in these schools, and that they die at a much higher rate than in their villages. But this alone does not justify a change in the policy of this Department, which is geared towards the final solution of our Indian Problem”. (DIA Archives, RG 10 series).

Exc.Fr. “The North American Holocaust”

by

Kahentinetha Horn

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Mariee Juarez

Martyred On 5/10/2018 Because Of Racial Prejudice

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Darlyn Valle

Martyred On 9/29/2018 Because Of Racial Prejudice

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Jakelin Amel Rosemery Caal Maquin

Martyred On 12/8/2018 Because Of Racial Prejudice

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Felipe Gomez Alonzo

Martyred On 12/25/2018 Because Of Racial Prejudice

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Juan de León Gutiérrez

Martyred On 4/30/2019 Because Of Racial Prejudice

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Wilmer Josué Ramírez-Vásquez

Martyred On 5/14/2019 Because Of Racial Prejudice

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Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vásquez

Martyred On 5/20/2019 Because Of Racial Prejudice

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‘Abdu’l-Bahá holding a little child close to him said, the true Bahá’í loves the children, because Jesus says they are of the Kingdom of heaven. A simple pure heart is near to God; a child has no worldly ambitions.

Abdu’l-Baha’, Abdu’l-Baha’ In London

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Ye observe how the world is divided against itself… Children have been orphaned, women left to wander, vagrants without a home. From every aspect, humankind hath sunken low. Loud are the piercing cries of fatherless children; loud the mothers’ anguished voices, reaching to the skies.

And the breeding ground of all these tragedies is prejudice: prejudice of race and nation, of religion, of political opinion; and the root cause of prejudice is blind imitation of the past—imitation in religion, in racial attitudes, in national bias, in politics. So long as this aping of the past persisteth, just so long will the foundations of the social order be blown to the four winds, just so long will humanity be continually exposed to direst peril.

Abdu’l-Baha’, Selections #202 (exc.)

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It is

racial,

patriotic,

religious

and

class

prejudice,

that has been the cause

of the destruction of Humanity.

Abdu’l-Baha’ in London, 9/30/1911

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“DUE CONSEQUENCE”

Why do you boast, O mighty man,
    of mischief done against the godly?
    All the day you are plotting destruction.
Your tongue is like a sharp razor,
    you worker of treachery.
You love evil more than good,
    and lying more than speaking the truth. Selah
You love all words that devour,
    O deceitful tongue.

But God will break you down for ever;
    he will snatch and tear you from your tent;
    he will uproot you from the land of the living. Selah
The righteous shall see, and fear,
    and shall laugh at him, saying,
“See the man who would not make
    God his refuge,
but trusted in the abundance of his riches,
    and sought refuge in his wealth!”

Psalm 52

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May God Speed The Glory Of His Justice!

Ya Allah El-Mustaghath!

Whatsoever Is Possible Of Accomplishment In Human Government Will Be Effected Through These Principles