Bahai Forums

Go Back   Baha'i Forums > Welcome > New Users

New Users Post up here and introduce yourself!


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-02-2016, 07:08 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Joined: Mar 2015
From: Bend, Oregon
Posts: 127
Baha'u'llah's Prayer for Muslims

For those who may not have seen this: It came to our community via a member of the National Spiritual Assembly of the USA


Baha

Baha’u’llah’s Prayer for Muslims

By Omid Ghaemmaghami

Editor’s Note: The Baha’i Faith holds Islam, and indeed all divine religions, in the highest esteem and considers them all to be “the changeless Faith of God, eternal in the past, eternal in the future.” Towards contributing to a more positive Islamic-Baha’i dialogue, Iran Press Watch is pleased to share a translation of the following prayer of Baha’u'llah contributed by one of our readers.

He is God – Exalted be He, the Lord of Majesty and Power!
I plead my grief and sorrow unto God, the Lord of all humankind. The affairs of men have been shaken, the nations have become perturbed and Islam has been weakened thereby. The enemies have afflicted it from all sides and it remains encompassed by them. Thus it behooveth the people of God to invoke Him in the morning and the night-season, to beseech Him to graciously aid the Muslims, one and all, to do that which is pleasing and seemly, to exalt them by His Command and through the power of His Sovereign Might, to make them aware of that which will exalt their stations, to change their abasement into might, their poverty into wealth, their destruction into advancement, their distress into peace of mind and their fear into security and tranquility.
Verily, He is the All-Merciful. There is none other God but Him, the Compassionate, All-Bountiful.


- [Provisional translation of a prayer revealed by Baha’u’llah. The original Arabic of this prayer was published by the Baha’i International Community in a short compilation of Baha’i Writings on the station of the Prophet Muhammad. This compilation is available for download at the following site: http://reference.bahai.org/download/mra-ar-pdf.zip. The prayer is found on pp. 8-9.]

Last edited by Larry Roofener; 01-02-2016 at 07:10 AM. Reason: spelling correction
 
Join Baha'i Forums


Welcome to Baha'i Forums, an open Baha'i Faith community! We welcome everyone and the community is free to join so register today and become part of the Baha'i Forums family!


Old 01-02-2016, 09:11 AM   #2
Minor Bloodsucker
 
gnat's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2014
From: Stockholm
Posts: 1,529
Quote:
Originally Posted by Larry Roofener View Post
The prayer is found on pp. 8-9.]
I liked that prayer and really have a need for the original.

But how do I know, if I copy one of the texts that I find there, that it's that prayer and not - as could theoretically be the case - e g a recipe for making baklava? My Arabic is even worse than my Hindustani and my Quechua.

Best from

gnat

Last edited by gnat; 01-02-2016 at 09:43 AM.
 
Old 01-02-2016, 09:51 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Joined: Mar 2015
From: Bend, Oregon
Posts: 127
Gnat: I posted it because I thought others not familiar with it would find it to be an interesting post. Perhaps one who is more competent in reading the Arabic language than you and I could give some insight into it.
-LR
 
Old 01-03-2016, 02:44 PM   #4
Jcc
Senior Member
 
Joined: Mar 2013
From: Edwardsville, Illinois, USA
Posts: 419
Quote:
Originally Posted by gnat View Post
I liked that prayer and really have a need for the original.

But how do I know, if I copy one of the texts that I find there, that it's that prayer and not - as could theoretically be the case - e g a recipe for making baklava? My Arabic is even worse than my Hindustani and my Quechua.

Best from

gnat
Google Translate?
 
Old 01-03-2016, 03:16 PM   #5
Minor Bloodsucker
 
gnat's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2014
From: Stockholm
Posts: 1,529
Amazing. I tried Google Translate. It turned out absolute nonsense.

gnat

P.S. I can share what I got from Google Translate. Tried it before on Arabic and received sensible translations. But this time, it's just gibberish: "Manloa words a night Anzho Capers and SAIC. Nadalbla Nbartdhao Rommeloa Thblguena Dqo sounded Mlaslaa Giver Fdo our Bzhla Klzl Ibgena, Illsm a Eadeloa Hills a Auada"

Last edited by gnat; 01-03-2016 at 04:31 PM.
 
Old 01-05-2016, 05:33 PM   #6
Jcc
Senior Member
 
Joined: Mar 2013
From: Edwardsville, Illinois, USA
Posts: 419
Quote:
Originally Posted by gnat View Post
Amazing. I tried Google Translate. It turned out absolute nonsense.

gnat

P.S. I can share what I got from Google Translate. Tried it before on Arabic and received sensible translations. But this time, it's just gibberish: "Manloa words a night Anzho Capers and SAIC. Nadalbla Nbartdhao Rommeloa Thblguena Dqo sounded Mlaslaa Giver Fdo our Bzhla Klzl Ibgena, Illsm a Eadeloa Hills a Auada"
Maybe a font issue, my PDF viewer reported that. The square boxes may be unrecognized characters.

Fallback option, ask an Arabic speaker to help you.
 
Old 01-15-2016, 07:04 AM   #7
Minor Bloodsucker
 
gnat's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2014
From: Stockholm
Posts: 1,529
A very, very powerful prayer indeed. Thank you so much for sharing this. I sent it to a Muslim friend. This is the reaction:

"Simply Beautifull and powerfull Oh Allah that is the most beautiful and touching text I have read in a long time. "

gnat
 
Old 01-15-2016, 05:15 PM   #8
Tony Bristow-Stagg
 
tonyfish58's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2010
From: Normanton Far North Queensland
Posts: 3,915
Wonderful Prayer thank you - Will copy it for use

Regards Tony
 
Reply

  Baha'i Forums > Welcome > New Users

Tags
bahaullah, muslims, prayer



Thread Tools
Display Modes



Facebook @bahaiforums RSS


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2006 - 2017 Bahai Forums. All rights reserved.