131 Approach Not The Public Pools Of Persian Baths #106
Baha'u'llah prohibits the use of the pools found in the traditional public
bath-houses of Persia. In these baths it was the custom for many people to
wash themselves in the same pool and for the water to be changed at
infrequent intervals. Consequently, the water was discoloured, befouled
and unhygienic, and had a highly offensive stench.
132. Avoid ye likewise the malodorous pools in the courtyards of Persian
Most houses in Persia used to have a pool in their courtyard which served
as a reservoir for water used for cleaning, washing and other domestic
purposes. Since the water in the pool was stagnant and was not usually
changed for weeks at a time, it tended to develop a very unpleasant odour.
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