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


The Divine Who Hath Seized And Quaffed The Most Holy
THE divine who hath seized and quaffed the most holy ...

4: O Son Of Justice! Whither Can A Lover Go But To The Land Of His
O SON OF JUSTICE! Whither can a lover go but to the l...

O My brother! Sanctify thy heart, illumine thy soul, and...

33: O My Brother! Hearken To The Delightsome Words Of My Honeyed
O MY BROTHER! Hearken to the delightsome words of My ...

19: O My Friends! Have Ye Forgotten That True And Radiant Morn
O MY FRIENDS! Have ye forgotten that true and radiant...

161 Payment Of Zakat #146
Zakat is referred to in the Qur'an as a regular ch...

26: O My Friend In Word! Ponder Awhile Hast Thou Ever Heard That Friend
O MY FRIEND IN WORD! Ponder awhile. Hast thou ever he...

7 When Ye Desire To Perform This Prayer

turn ye towards the Court of My
Most Holy Presence, this Hallowed Spot that God hath ... decreed to be the
Point of Adoration for the denizens of the Cities of Eternity 6

The Point of Adoration, that is, the point to which the worshipper
should turn when offering obligatory prayer, is called the Qiblih. The
concept of Qiblih has existed in previous religions. Jerusalem in the past
had been fixed for this purpose. Muhammad changed the Qiblih to Mecca. The
Bab's instructions in the Arabic Bayan were:

The Qiblih is indeed He Whom God will make manifest; whenever He
moveth, it moveth, until He shall come to rest.

This passage is quoted by Baha'u'llah in the Kitab-i-Aqdas ( 137) and
confirmed by Him in the above-noted verse. He has also indicated that
facing in the direction of the Qiblih is a fixed requirement for the
recitation of obligatory prayer (Q and A 14 and 67). However, for other
prayers and devotions the individual may face in any direction.

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