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Old 12-03-2017, 08:29 AM   #1
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Did Bahaullah say this?

Being new to the Baha'i faith I'm studying the covenant .. Online there are some small groups who have their own interpretations .. This quote I came across is apparently from Bahaullah regarding abdul baha

'Verily, I have appointed One Who is the Center of My Covenant. All must obey Him; all must turn to Him; He is the Expounder of My Book, and He is informed of My purpose. All must turn to Him. Whatsoever He says is correct, for, verily, He knoweth the texts of My Book. Other than He, no one doth know My Book.'

However I'm wondering if someone can provide me the official tablet or book in which he wrote this because atm I can only find abdul baha quoting it .. Thanks
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Old 12-03-2017, 08:55 AM   #2
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I guess that is correct. some days ago I read the Persian version of it. If I can find it, I will post it here. But what is wrong with saying it? I mean what is the question in it if Bahaullah has said this?
Old 12-03-2017, 09:30 AM   #3
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Hi, thanks for the reply, I was just looking to find where Bahaullah said this as I could only find abdul baha quoting this from Bahaullah but could not find Bahaullah actually saying this himself in any of the writings I read that's all. And it would just confirm to me I am on the correct track of following abdul baha - shoghi effendi and the UHJ .. Thanks again God bless
Old 12-03-2017, 12:37 PM   #4
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I believe Abdu'l-Baha', when he says this, is reinforcing and interpreting what Baha'u'llah said in 'The World Order of Baha'u'llah.' Also from the Kitab-I-Aqdas, when He, Baha'u'llah, states Abdu'l-Baha' is the center of His covenant and the interpreter of His, Baha'u'llah's,word.

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Old 12-03-2017, 02:37 PM   #5
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Abdu'l Baha refers to it here: Bah√°'√ Reference Library - The Promulgation of Universal Peace, Pages 320-324

He references the Tablet of the Branch, which has a translation here:

Also, in Baha'u'llah's Book of the Covenant Tablets of Bah√°‚€™u‚€™ll√°h | Bah√°‚€™√ Reference Library

The authority of Abdu'l-Baha in the Faith is very clear and explicit.

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Old 12-04-2017, 11:14 PM   #6
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Indeed, peruse the Kitab-i-Ahd (Book of the Covenant,) as within it the Blessed Beauty's intention is made clear.

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