VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of www.bahaullah.ca Informational Site Network Informational
Privacy

Categories

Kitab-i-aqdas
Notes
Synopsis And Codification Of The Laws And Ordinances Of The Kitab-i-aqdas


Articles

30
O thou who art standing before My Throne and yet remain ...

Lauded Be Thy Name, O Thou In Whose Hands Is
Lauded be Thy name, O Thou in Whose hands is the king...

My God, My Fire And My Light! The Days Which
My God, my Fire and my Light! The days which Thou has...

Warn O Salman The Beloved Of The One
Warn, O Salman, the beloved of the one true God, not ...

Glory Be To Thee, O My God! I Beg Of Thee By Thy
Glory be to Thee, O my God! I beg of Thee by Thy name...

6
Now that the discourse hath reached this exalted and int...

Art
A painter asked: Is art a worthy vocation? 'Abdu'l-Ba...





19 Save In The Prayer For The Dead The Practice Of Congregational Prayer Hath Been Annulled #12






Congregational prayer, in the sense of formal obligatory prayer which is
to be recited in accordance with a prescribed ritual as, for example, is
the custom in Islam where Friday prayer in the mosque is led by an imam,
has been annulled in the Baha'i Dispensation. The Prayer for the Dead (see
note 10) is the only congregational prayer prescribed by Baha'i law. It is
to be recited by one of those present while the remainder of the party
stands in silence; the reader has no special status. The congregation is
not required to face the Qiblih (Q and A 85).

The three daily Obligatory Prayers are to be recited individually, not in
congregation.

There is no prescribed way for the recital of the many other Baha'i
prayers, and all are free to use such non-obligatory prayers in gatherings
or individually as they please. In this regard, Shoghi Effendi states that


...although the friends are thus left to follow their own
inclination, ... they should take the utmost care that any manner
they practise should not acquire too rigid a character, and thus
develop into an institution. This is a point which the friends
should always bear in mind, lest they deviate from the clear path
indicated in the Teachings.





Next: 20 God Hath Exempted Women Who Are In Their Courses From Obligatory Prayer And Fasting #13

Previous: 18 We Have Absolved You From The Requirement Of Performing The Prayer Of The Signs #11



Add to del.icio.us Add to Reddit Add to Digg Add to Del.icio.us Add to Google Add to Twitter Add to Stumble Upon
Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
SHAREADD TO EBOOK