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Old 05-09-2014, 08:10 PM   #1
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Name of God 95 Times

The messengers who acted as intermediaries between Hujjat and his companions were one day directed to inform the guards of the barricades to carry out the Báb's injunction to His followers and to repeat nineteen times, each night, each of the following invocations: "Allah-u-Akbar,"[1] "Allah-u-A'zam,"[2] "Allah-u-Ajmal,"[3] "Allah-u-Abha,"[4] and "Allah-u-Athar."[5] The very night the behest was received, all the 553 defenders of the barricades joined in shouting those words simultaneously. So loud and compelling was that cry that the enemy was rudely awakened from sleep, abandoned the camp in horror, and, hurrying to the environs of the governor's residence, sought shelter in the neighbouring houses. A few were so shocked with terror that they instantly dropped dead. A considerable number of the inhabitants of Zanjan fled, panic-stricken, to the adjoining villages. Many believed that stupendous uproar to be a sign heralding the Day of Judgment; to others it signified the sending forth, on the part of Hujjat, of a fresh summons which they felt would be the prelude to a sudden offensive against them more terrible than any they had yet experienced.
[1 "God the Great."]
[2 "God the Most Great."]
[3 "God the Most Beauteous."]
[4 "God the Most Glorious."]
[5 "God the Most Pure."]

(Shoghi Effendi, The Dawn-Breakers, p. 552)

Illustration

CXXII. Man is the supreme Talisman. Lack of a proper education hath, however, deprived him of that which he doth inherently possess. Through a word 260 proceeding out of the mouth of God he was called into being; by one word more he was guided to recognize the Source of his education; by yet another word his station and destiny were safeguarded. The Great Being saith: Regard man as a mine rich in gems of inestimable value. Education can, alone, cause it to reveal its treasures, and enable mankind to benefit therefrom. If any man were to meditate on that which the Scriptures, sent down from the heaven of God's holy Will, have revealed, he would readily recognize that their purpose is that all men shall be regarded as one soul, so that the seal bearing the words "The Kingdom shall be God's" may be stamped on every heart, and the light of Divine bounty, of grace, and mercy may envelop all mankind. The one true God, exalted be His glory, hath wished nothing for Himself. The allegiance of mankind profiteth Him not, neither doth its perversity harm Him. The Bird of the Realm of Utterance voiceth continually this call: "All things have I willed for thee, and thee, too, for thine own sake." If the learned and worldly-wise men of this age were to allow mankind to inhale the fragrance of fellowship and love, every understanding heart would apprehend the meaning of true liberty, and discover the secret of undisturbed peace and absolute composure. Were the earth to attain this station and be illumined with its light it could then be truly said of it: "Thou shall see in it no hollows or rising hills."

(Baha'u'llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah, p. 259)
 
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Old 05-10-2014, 09:35 AM   #2
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Truly my friend we are on a mystic journey, of learning and striving.

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Therefore we also must strive in this pathway of love and service, sacrificing life and possessions, passing our days in devotion, consecrating our efforts wholly to the cause of God, so that, God willing, the ensign of universal religion may be uplifted in the world of mankind and the oneness of the world of humanity be established.

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Old 05-11-2014, 07:21 AM   #3
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As not to confuse anyone in the study of abjad and a relationship with the Kull-i-Shay, the illustration depicts my personal method of invocation without having to count fingers, or the utilization of beads.
 
Old 05-11-2014, 07:28 AM   #4
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Duly noted, "Allah-u-Athar" (God the Most Pure) is recited five times when ablutions cannot be performed prior to the obligatory prayer.

8. The specifically revealed verse to be recited five times under
certain circumstances in place of ablutions is: "In the Name of
God, the Most Pure, the Most Pure." (p. 37)

(Baha'u'llah, Synopsis and Codification of the Kitab-i-Aqdas, p. 58)

Let him that findeth no water for ablution repeat five times the
words "In the Name of God, the Most Pure, the Most
Pure", and then proceed to his devotions.

(Baha'u'llah, The Kitab-i-Aqdas, p. 23)

51. QUESTION: With reference to ablutions, it hath been
revealed, "Let him that findeth no water for ablution
repeat five times the words 'In the Name of God, the Most
Pure, the Most Pure'": is it permissible to recite this
verse in times of bitter cold, or if the hands or face be
wounded?

ANSWER: Warm water may be used in times of
bitter cold. If there are wounds on the face or
hands, or there be other reasons such as aches and
pains for which the use of water would be harmful,
one may recite the appointed verse in place of the
ablution.

(Baha'u'llah, The Kitab-i-Aqdas, p. 122)

16. Let him that findeth no water for ablution repeat
five times the words "In the Name of God, the Most
Pure, the Most Pure", and then proceed to his
devotions. # 10

(Baha'u'llah, The Kitab-i-Aqdas, p. 171)

1539. The Verse to be Recited when There is no Water

"The specifically revealed verse to be recited five times under
certain circumstances in place of ablutions is: 'IN the Name
of God, the Most Pure, the Most Pure."

(Compilations, Lights of Guidance, p. 468)

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Old 05-11-2014, 08:06 AM   #5
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Name of God - 95 times

It hath been ordained that every believer in God,
the Lord of Judgement, shall, each day, having washed
his hands and then his face, seat himself and, turning
unto God, repeat "Allah-u-Abha" ninety-five times.
Such was the decree of the Maker of the Heavens when,
with majesty and power, He established Himself upon
the thrones of His Names

(Baha'u'llah, The Kitab-i-Aqdas, p. 25)

33. It hath been ordained that every believer in God
... shall, each day ... repeat "Allah-u-Abha" ninety-five
times. # 18

"Allah-u-Abha" is an Arabic phrase meaning "God the All-Glorious".
It is a form of the Greatest Name of God (see
note 137). In Islam there is a tradition that among the many
names of God, one was the greatest; however, the identity
of this Greatest Name was hidden. Bahá'u'lláh has
confirmed that the Greatest Name is "Baha".
The various derivatives of the word "Baha" are also
regarded as the Greatest Name. Shoghi Effendi's secretary
writing on his behalf explains that

The Greatest Name is the Name of Bahá'u'lláh. "Ya
Baha'u'l-Abha" is an invocation meaning: "O Thou Glory
of Glories!". "Allah-u-Abha" is a greeting which means:
"God the All-Glorious". Both refer to Bahá'u'lláh. By
Greatest Name is meant that Bahá'u'lláh has appeared in
God's Greatest Name, in other words, that He is the
supreme Manifestation of God.

The greeting "Allah-u-Abha" was adopted during the
period of Bahá'u'lláh's exile in Adrianople.
The repetition of "Allah-u-Abha" ninety-five times is
to be preceded by the performance of ablutions (see note
34).

(Baha'u'llah, The Kitab-i-Aqdas, p. 180)
 
Old 12-16-2017, 05:58 AM   #6
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This is from the Persian Bayan (page 333 in Gate of the Heart)

"Gate 17 ofthe fifth unity prescribes that on each ofthe nineteen days
of each month one is to recite a particular name ofGod ninety-five times.
On the first day of the month it is "God is the Most Glorious" (Allahu
Abha), while on the last day ofthe month it is "God is the Most Ancient"
(Allahu Aqdam). Here again, ninety-five symbolizes "for (iod," and
through this practice, each day ofthe month becomes a celebration of one
of the Letters ofthe Primal Unity. Gate 8 of the seventh unity states that
within each month one is to write "nineteen times nineteen" names of
God, as one chooses, to remind oneself that "all things" are created by the
Primal Point, and to see nothing in anyone but the revelation of the
power of Him Whom God shall make manifest."

Zo, do you know which list of 19 names is this referring to?
 
Old 12-17-2017, 07:09 AM   #7
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This is from the Persian Bayan (page 333 in Gate of the Heart)

"Gate 17 ofthe fifth unity prescribes that on each ofthe nineteen days
of each month one is to recite a particular name ofGod ninety-five times.
On the first day of the month it is "God is the Most Glorious" (Allahu
Abha), while on the last day ofthe month it is "God is the Most Ancient"
(Allahu Aqdam). Here again, ninety-five symbolizes "for (iod," and
through this practice, each day ofthe month becomes a celebration of one
of the Letters ofthe Primal Unity. Gate 8 of the seventh unity states that
within each month one is to write "nineteen times nineteen" names of
God, as one chooses, to remind oneself that "all things" are created by the
Primal Point, and to see nothing in anyone but the revelation of the
power of Him Whom God shall make manifest."

Zo, do you know which list of 19 names is this referring to?
As you point out the Bab ordained that people should recite a different phrase each day of the month, Baha'u'llah superseded the Bab's law, and specified that the Greatest Name (in the form of "Allah-u-Abha") should be said every day. To my understanding, none of the Bab's laws are enforced at this time except what Baha'u'llah specifically continued and incorporated in His own laws.
 
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JCC,
Good point, thank you for mentioning this and you are right that Baha'u'llah abrogates the Bab.
I'd still like to know which 19 names he is referring to though.
 
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JCC,
Good point, thank you for mentioning this and you are right that Baha'u'llah abrogates the Bab.
I'd still like to know which 19 names he is referring to though.
The answer to your question, and a more complete comprehension to the posted quotation from Gate of the Heart, is found in the Calendar of Badi, the Baha'i calendar. "All-things" is a reference to "Kull-i-Shay", as the Names in a year and the 19 times as there are 19 Vahids (each can be spoken as a Name of God) in a Kull-i-Shay.

The 95 refers to the 5 times 19, as given unto the Letters of the Living at the Fort of Tabarsi.

More may be gleaned at Names and Attributes in MillennialMystics.org and in the study of a Divine Science.

-Zo-
 
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