Personal Favorite messenger?

May 2013
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forest falls california
Prophets

Does anyone have a favorite messenger of God they would like to share? Or would it be considered forbidden

I know that you don't mean to compare One to Another of them, but this verse comes to mind, so hope it might be relevant:


. "The songs which the bird of thine heart had uttered in its great love for its friends have reached their ears, and moved Me to answer thy questions, and reveal to thee such secrets as I am allowed to unfold. In thine esteemed letter thou hadst inquired which of the Prophets of God should be regarded as superior to others. Know thou assuredly that the essence of all the Prophets of God is one and the same. Their unity is absolute. God, the Creator, saith: There is no distinction whatsoever among the Bearers of My Message. They all have but one purpose; their secret is the same secret. To prefer one in honor to another, to exalt certain ones above the rest, is in no wise to be permitted. Every true Prophet hath regarded His Message as fundamentally the same as the Revelation of every other Prophet gone before Him. If any man, therefore, should fail to comprehend this truth, and should consequently indulge in vain and unseemly language, no one whose sight is keen and whose understanding is enlightened would ever allow such idle talk to cause him to waver in his belief.

. "The measure of the revelation of the Prophets of God in this world, however, must differ. Each and every one of them hath been the Bearer of a distinct Message, and hath been commissioned to reveal Himself through specific acts. It is for this reason that they appear to vary in their greatness. Their Revelation may be likened unto the light of the moon that sheddeth its radiance upon the earth. Though every time it appeareth, it revealeth a fresh measure of its brightness, yet its inherent splendor can never diminish, nor can its light suffer extinction.

. It is clear and evident, therefore, that any apparent variation in the intensity of their light is not inherent in the light itself, but should rather be attributed to the varying receptivity of an ever-changing world. Every Prophet Whom the Almighty and Peerless Creator hath purposed to send to the peoples of the earth hath been entrusted with a Message, and charged to act in a manner that would best meet the requirements of the age in which He appeared. God’s purpose in sending His Prophets unto men is twofold. The first is to liberate the children of men from the darkness of ignorance, and guide them to the light 80 of true understanding. The second is to ensure the peace and tranquillity of mankind, and provide all the means by which they can be established.

. The Prophets of God should be regarded as physicians whose task is to foster the well-being of the world and its peoples, that, through the spirit of oneness, they may heal the sickness of a divided humanity. To none is given the right to question their words or disparage their conduct, for they are the only ones who can claim to have understood the patient and to have correctly diagnosed its ailments. No man, however acute his perception, can ever hope to reach the heights which the wisdom and understanding of the Divine Physician have attained. Little wonder, then, if the treatment prescribed by the physician in this day should not be found to be identical with that which he prescribed before. How could it be otherwise when the ills affecting the sufferer necessitate at every stage of his sickness a special remedy?

. In like manner, every time the Prophets of God have illumined the world with the resplendent radiance of the Day Star of Divine knowledge, they have invariably summoned its peoples to embrace the light of God through such means as best befitted the exigencies of the age in which they appeared. They were thus able to scatter the darkness of ignorance, and to shed upon the world the glory of their own knowledge. It is towards the inmost essence of these Prophets, therefore, that the eye of every man of discernment must be directed, inasmuch as their one and only purpose hath always been to guide the erring, and give peace to the afflicted….

. These are not days of prosperity and triumph. The whole of mankind is in the grip of manifold ills. Strive, therefore, to save its life through the wholesome medicine which the almighty hand of the unerring Physician hath prepared.
 
Jun 2014
550
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Bahaullah is not a messenger. He sent the messengers.

In fact, Bahaullah sent the Quran to Muhammad.
 
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Jul 2011
1,747
n ireland
I have a great affection for the Bab due to the intensity of his ministry and brutal martyrdom
 
Oct 2011
4,213
Quilimari,Chile
I have a great affection for the Bab due to the intensity of his ministry and brutal martyrdom
Yes as do I.
Then as all the Manifestations we are told to look at them as all one and the same no matter, which one, one person may prefer they are in fact speaking of all.
 
Dec 2013
295
Little Rock, Ar
I personally love all of Them. I've fallen in love with all of Their messages at different times, and that flows very nicely into my love for the message of Baha'u'llah.

If I had to pick ONE favorite, however, it would have to be Baha'u'llah, because He is the fulfillment of the prophecies and teachings of all past Messengers. And so, if I choose Him as my favorite I am actually choosing all of Them. :)
 
May 2014
233
Dublin, Ireland
I now have to say Buddha, for he was not just a man of Allah (swt) but he was a prince, a rich man being humble is something you don't see these days, I think I learned more about life in the story of Gautama Buddha than any other prophet.
 
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May 2014
233
Dublin, Ireland
Bahaullah is not a messenger. He sent the messengers.

In fact, Bahaullah sent the Quran to Muhammad.
I'm sorry, but Bahá'u'lláh (PBUH) is not Allah (swt), he is the return of Christ the promised one of all religions, Allah (swt) will never manifest in person, which is why he sends messengers.

"The Manifestations of God are not seen as incarnations of God as God cannot be divided and does not descend to the condition of his creatures, but they are also not seen as ordinary mortals. Instead, the Bahá'í concept of a Manifestation of God emphasizes the simultaneously existing qualities of humanity and divinity. In the station of divinity, they show forth the will, knowledge and attributes of God; in the station of humanity, they show the physical qualitites of common man."

- Published in Bahá'í Studies, 9
Ottawa, ON: Baha'i Studies Publications, 1982
 
Jun 2014
550
US
Yusuf,

As I have clearly demonstrated, on one level Allah does not exist, Allah IS Baha.

Incarnation is even surpassed in some texts.
 
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