|12-04-2013, 09:37 PM||#41|
Joined: Sep 2010
From: Normanton Far North Queensland
There will be no Living Guardian as it was not possible to appoint one as per the Covenant of Baha'u'llah and the Will and Testament of Abdul'Baha.
No lies were needed, just Logical Common sense with no wish for Power.
Thus the Faith is well set against those that wish to raise doubt re this issue.
|12-05-2013, 02:09 AM||#42|
Joined: Jun 2011
From: Somewhere "in this immensity"
Continuation of the Guardianship according the instructions in the will and testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha became an impossible thing to carry out, and was a mighty test for all the Baha'i world. We should not make light of it, by saying the simple solution was "X." This was a vexing and trying time for all, and the believers acted in hope and in faith that the cause of God would continue. Now for one to declare that the UHJ is headless, or that the only way is to have a living guardian, is to conveniently overlook some very inconvenient facts, the biggest being that there was no possible successor according to the dictates of the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha.
The fact that the believers understood that the guardianship was to be the head of the faith, is not something that was missed by the believers, and it naturally troubled everyone greatly. But what to do? In a dilemma there is the possibility of doing something, anything (which won't be right) or doing nothing (which also won't be right) with one exception. According to the Aqdas, it is for the UHJ to decide on matters of the community about those things not expressly stipulated in the texts of God. Here we had such a situation, as there was nothing in the Will and Testament about what to do without a qualified heir. But there was a problem. There was no UHJ at the time, so it would not be possible for the UHJ to rule on the matter. Keep in mind, that, had it occurred (perhaps it did) to the Guardian to give some alternative to the text of the Will and Testament, it would not have been in his authority as Guardian to do so. If he had said, "look, guys, we've got a problem because I can't appoint anyone and I'm not leaving a will" he would not have been able act without the UHJ since it is for the UHJ to legislate, and not the Guardian. Therefore, continuing with the last plan of the Guardian, and working to elect the first UHJ was pragmatic and logical. When this was accomplished, the UHJ determined, as was it's divinely given right to do, that there could be no Guardian. Therefore, any claimant to Guardian, is in violation of the most explicit statement of the Aqdas and the Will and Testament.
We can't know why all these things came to be, but at the same time it seems that it was all foreseen by Baha'u'llah. In verse 46 of the Aqdas, speaking on the authority to dispense the charitable endowments of the Cause, it is revealed:
[QUOTE]"After Him [Baha'u'llah] this authority shall pass to the Aghshan [male descendants of Baha'u'llah] , and after them to the House of Justice--should it be established in the world by then--"[/QUOTE]
So we see that He has envisioned the possibility of a House ruling without Aghshan authority, which is what has come to pass.
Last edited by Fadl; 12-05-2013 at 02:12 AM.
|12-05-2013, 03:15 AM||#43|
Joined: Oct 2011
Thank you for your well constructed response.
For those who criticize and speak of agenda's, the question must be raised, what is their agenda?