53 Build Ye Houses Of Worship Throughout The Lands #31

The Baha'i House of Worship is dedicated to the praise of God. The House

of Worship forms the central edifice of the Mashriqu'l-Adhkar (the

Dawning-place of the Praise of God), a complex which, as it unfolds in the

future, will comprise in addition to the House of Worship a number of

dependencies dedicated to social, humanitarian, educational, and

scientific pursuits. 'Abdu'l-Baha describes the Mashriqu'l-Adhkar as

one of the most vital institutions in the world, and Shoghi Effendi

indicates that it exemplifies in tangible form the integration of Baha'i

worship and service. Anticipating the future development of this

institution, Shoghi Effendi envisages that the House of Worship and its

dependencies shall afford relief to the suffering, sustenance to the

poor, shelter to the wayfarer, solace to the bereaved, and education to

the ignorant. In the future, Baha'i Houses of Worship will be constructed

in every town and village.

53 53: O Son Of Being! If Poverty Overtake Thee Be Not Sad; For In facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail