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Glorified Art Thou, O Lord My God! I Pray Thee,
Glorified art Thou, O Lord my God! I pray Thee, by Hi...

107
All that existeth in this city shall indeed endure and w...

Lauded Be Thy Name, O My God! Thou Seest How
Lauded be Thy name, O my God! Thou seest how I have b...

O Concourse Of Monks! If Ye Choose To Follow Me, I
O CONCOURSE of monks! If ye choose to follow Me, I wi...

89
Know thou, moreover, that the bird that taketh flight in...

72 Whoso Wisheth To Make Use Of Vessels Of Silver And Gold Is At Liberty To Do So #46
In the Bayan the Bab allowed the use of gold and silv...

14 He Hath Exempted From This Those Who Are Weak From Illness Or Age #10
The exemption of those who are weak due to illness or...





1 The Sweet-smelling Savour Of My Garment #4






This is an allusion to the story of Joseph in the Qur'an and the Old
Testament, in which Joseph's garment, brought by his brothers to Jacob,
their father, enabled Jacob to identify his beloved long-lost son. The
metaphor of the fragrant garment is frequently used in the Baha'i
Writings to refer to the recognition of the Manifestation of God and His
Revelation.

Baha'u'llah, in one of His Tablets, describes Himself as the Divine
Joseph Who has been bartered away by the heedless for the most paltry
of prices. The Bab, in the Qayyumu'l-Asma, identifies Baha'u'llah as the
true Joseph and forecasts the ordeals that He would endure at the hands
of His treacherous brother (see note 190). Likewise, Shoghi Effendi draws
a parallel between the intense jealousy which the preeminence of
'Abdu'l-Baha had aroused in His half-brother, Mirza Muhammad-'Ali, and the
deadly envy which the superior excellence of Joseph had kindled in the
hearts of his brothers.





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