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Featured Bahaullah: Gawhar Khanum

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by paarsurrey, May 1, 2019.

  1. Tony Bristow-Stagg

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    The use of Funny on.post # 77 as you have is against forum rules. I will leave this post here unless you remove such an insult.

    Personally it matters not to me, but justice says I call you on this one.

    Regards Tony
     
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    Entirely up to you, Tony. Feel free to question my neutrality all you want to. I personally don't care much at all for history. But I do know, that as with war history. there are ALWAYS two sides to every story, and each side generally insists that their version is correct. It's the same as 2 kids coming in from a recess fight, each giving their version.

    There were links given from both sides. I read them all. Never have I said which ones I agreed with.
     
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  3. Vinayaka

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    So too with the use of 'Optimistic' and 'Creative' when folks don't actually mean it.
     
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  4. Tony Bristow-Stagg

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    You would have to ask them in each case, otherwise one woud not know. I am sure they would offer a reason.

    Persoanlly I use them only when I see a reason to. Thus if I rate a post as such, you can ask.

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    Then you will have no problem stopping giving me those sarcastic ratings. Thanks in advance.
     
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    "If they did it, they would've gotten caught" is a pretty poor argument. That being said, the Ottomans were well aware of the antics the Baha'is were getting up to and the various murders they had committed against their ideological enemies (mainly the Azalis), hence why they exiled the Baha'is to Acre.
     
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  7. paarsurrey

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    "God Passes By"

    What is this God that has passed by?
    Does it means death of Bahaullah?

    Anybody, please

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  8. Tony Bristow-Stagg

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    God sends His Messengers in each age God choose to do so.

    Regards Tony
     
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    "God sends His Messengers in each age God choose to do so."

    How does that one get from the words "God passes by"? I am asking because English is not my mother-tongue.

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  10. Tony Bristow-Stagg

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    Abraham came and went, Moses came and went, Jesus, Muhammad, Bab and Baha'u'llah came gave a Message of God and went. Another way to say this is they passed us by.

    In another way we can say, in this world, they passed by the majority of humanity that did not see them or listen to Gods Message given by them.



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    We change the phrase "God passes by" with "Tom* passes by" or "Tom passed away", what will this/these new phrases mean, please?

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    *Tom, Dick and Harry
     
  12. Tony Bristow-Stagg

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    You do and choose as you wish to paarsurry, 'there is no compulsion in religion'.

    We could just say 'Allah passes by', as Allah gave Two Messages in the 1800's, that passed by and is still passing by many Muslim, let alone the world as a whole.

    God passes by is a recorded history of that neglect. Thus a very aptly named History applicable to all God's Mesengers, I would say.

    These are really petty issues paarsurry, Is that because what you read from the Bab and Baha'u'llah has all the signs of being like unto the Quran, Allah's Word and one can not refute Allah?

    Regards Tony
     
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    Baha'is have stated that all the other major religions don't have the truth from God that is needed today. They have also said that many, if not all, the major religions have added in traditions of men and have misinterpretations about the truth of God. Yet, Baha'is respect those beliefs that people hold? Even though, they are wrong?
     
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  14. Tony Bristow-Stagg

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    Muhammad said it in the Quran.

    'There is no compulsion in Religion.' As such one respects the right for people to choose their own path, it is a God given right.

    What can be mutually shared is virtues that enable us to exist together harmoniously.

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    "misinterpretations about the truth of God"

    The points mentioned in your post has prompted me to
    ask my Bahai friends here, do they believe that there have been any additions/subtractions in Quran?

    My understanding as far as the misinterpretations are concerned, Bahaullah himself misunderstood/misinterpreted/misrepresented many Quranic verses he quoted in Iqan. Bahaullah was not much different than the contemporary divines/clergy against whom he had many complaints.

    Right, please?

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    "The rights of all people to follow whatever Faith they choose should be respected."

    Yes, I agree with what I have colored in magenta, please.

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  17. Tony Bristow-Stagg

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    The station of the Quran in the Baha'i Writings is well documented.

    As to the rest of the post, that is the same accusation that a Jew or Christain would use about MUhammad and the Quran and Biblical references.

    What you need to consider paarsurry is that the Kitab-i-iqan warns us of this. That all the proofs we bring up to reject a Messenger of God, is but a return of the rejections used by all people in the past to refute all Messengers.

    Some of the most learned Muslim Divine in the time of Baha'u'llah could not refute His knowledge. Every time they tried, Baha'u'llah would guide them to more scriptures to show thay had not fully considered what they offered as a rejection. They could never find fault in that knowledge. This is why they resorted to persecution and banishment.

    That we have trouble finding these references is only indicative of the effort that those who persecuted Baha'u'llah have used to eliminate any trace of the good that has come from Baha'u'llah. The time is not far away, when all those hopes they had of extinguishing the cause, will backfire and the resulting explosion of knowledge that results will vindicate all that Baha'u'llah has offered.

    The effort would be better spent looking for those references now, rather than saying they were wrong or did not exist.

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    All the religions have truth that is relevant for today. All religions have teachings that we can all learn from.

    Clearly if Baha'u'llah is the Manifestation of God for this day, then an essential part of what is needed resides within Baha'u'llah's Teachings. That does not negate the necessity of the other great faiths. We all need each other and have something to learn from one another. Its more about learning to walk together, than the Baha'is claiming the crown of being the next greatest and latest religion with exclusive claims to truth.
     
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    "The effort would be better spent looking for those references now, rather than saying they were wrong or did not exist."

    That effort must have been made by the followers of Bahaullah, now it should be more easy. The books have been published and most if not all, I understand, are available even online. The references of all such Shia/Islam Ahadith/Narrations should be provided in the Arabic text. Now more than a century has passed, yet it has not been done. How much time Bahaullah's followers want to take while they say Iqan is their core religious book?

    I also understand that in the first hand-written or dictated Iqan had many mistakes even in the Quranic verses quoted and Bahaullah had to correct these later.

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  20. Tony Bristow-Stagg

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    Paarsurry, to me every one of the Bab's and Baha'u'llah's writings is as the Quran, they are all from Allah.

    Last night I was reading another great work compiled as the 'Summons of the Lord of Hosts'. A collection of Tablets, This was Baha'u'llahs declaration to the world and its rulers from the prison city of Akka. This was done as the 'Living Temple' of Gods Cause in this age.

    In this it explains the measure of all things, of all knowledge are the writings given by the Messengers.

    This summons opens with the Súriy-i-Haykal (Tablet of the Temple)

    The Summons of the Lord of Hosts | Bahá’í Reference Library

    This is from the section in the 'third letter of the temple';

    "...Say: The measure of all created things hath been appointed in this concealed and manifest Temple, wherein lie enshrined the knowledge of the heavens and the earth, and of all things past and future. The finger of God’s handiwork hath inscribed upon this Tablet that which the wisest and most learned of men are powerless to fathom, and hath created therein temples inscrutable to all save His own Self, could ye but apprehend this truth. Blessed be the one who readeth it, who pondereth its contents, and who is numbered with them that comprehend!

    44Say: Naught is seen in My temple but the Temple of God, and in My beauty but His Beauty, and in My being but His Being, and in My self but His Self, and in My movement but His Movement, and in My acquiescence but His Acquiescence, and in My pen but His Pen, the Mighty, the All-Praised. There hath not been in My soul but the Truth, and in Myself naught could be seen but God.

    45Beware lest ye speak of duality in regard to My Self, for all the atoms of the earth proclaim that there is none other God but Him, the One, the Single, the Mighty, the Loving. From the beginning that hath no beginning I have proclaimed, from the realm of eternity, that I am God, none other God is there save Me, the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting; and unto the end that hath no end I shall proclaim, amidst the kingdom of names, that I am God, none other God is there beside Me, the All-Glorious, the Best-Beloved. Say: Lordship is My Name, whereof I have created manifestations in the world of being, while We Ourself remain sanctified above them, would ye but ponder this truth. And Godhead is My Name, whereof We have created exponents whose power shall encompass the people of the earth and make them true worshippers of God, could ye but recognize it. Thus should ye regard all Our Names, if ye be endued with insight..."

    All I can say those words, beautiful and most powerful, can only be from Allah.

    Peace be with you always paarsurry. Regards Tony
     
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