Prophet Muhammad's Last Will and Testament

Oct 2013
903
Rise with Joy
Religion doesn't even exist as you imagine.

The "religion" that was valid prior to Babi was only Islam, not any other "religion".

Islam was the only valid and true one then. All Christians Jews and Hindus should have accepted Muhammad
 
Aug 2010
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New Zealand mainly
But you are right that all religions are one. They were all equally abolished and expired.
God forbid! Baha'u'llah has revealed a prayer for the future of Islam:

Prayer for Islam « Sen McGlinn's blog


and Abdu'l-Baha and Shoghi Effendi have spoken of the present validity and the future revival of Christianity.

… the breezes of Christ are still blowing; His light is still shining; His melody is still resounding; … and it is the same with those souls who are under His protection and are shining with His light.
(Some Answered Questions, 152)
The indwelling Spirit of God which, in the Apostolic Age of the Church, animated its members, the pristine purity of its teachings, the primitive brilliancy of its light, will, no doubt, be reborn and revived as the inevitable consequences of this redefinition of its fundamental verities, and the clarification of its original purpose. For the Faith of Baha’u'llah — if we would faithfully appraise it — can never, and in no aspect of its teachings, be at variance, much less conflict, with the purpose animating, or the authority invested in, the Faith of Jesus Christ.
(The World Order of Baha’u'llah, 185)
Shoghi Effendi uses similar language in relation to the possibility of revival in Islam,

in the field of religion … we have lately witnessed widespread and organized attempts to broaden and simplify the basis of man’s faith, to achieve unity in Christendom and restore the regenerating vigor of Islam
(Baha’i Administration, 145)
Shoghi Effendi is emphatic that the Bahais do not seek to abrogate ("abolish") other religions:
Let no one, however, mistake my purpose. The Revelation, of which Bahá'u'lláh is the source and center, abrogates none of the religions that have preceded it, nor does it attempt, in the slightest degree, to distort their features or to belittle their value. It disclaims any intention of dwarfing any of the Prophets of the past, or of whittling down the eternal verity of their teachings. It can, in no wise, conflict with the spirit that animates their claims, nor does it seek to undermine the basis of any man's allegiance to their cause. Its declared, its primary purpose is to enable every adherent of these Faiths to obtain a fuller understanding of the religion with which he stands identified, and to acquire a clearer apprehension of its purpose. It is neither eclectic in the presentation of its truths, nor arrogant in the affirmation of its claims. Its teachings revolve around the fundamental principle that religious truth is not absolute but relative, that Divine Revelation is progressive, not final. Unequivocally and without the least reservation it proclaims all established religions to be divine in origin, identical in their aims, complementary in their functions, continuous in their purpose, indispensable in their value to mankind...
(The World Order of Baha'u'llah, p. 57)
and he affirms that Baha'u'llah has recognised the high station of the leaders of previous religions:
Nor should it be thought for a moment that the followers of Bahá'u'lláh either seek to degrade or even belittle the rank of the world's religious leaders, ... "Those divines," Bahá'u'lláh has affirmed, "...who are truly adorned with the ornament of knowledge and of a goodly character are, verily, as a head to the body of the world, and as eyes to the nations. The guidance of men hath, at all times, been and is dependent upon these blessed souls." And again: ... (... etc: it is a long compilation by Shoghi Effendi, in The Promised Day is Come, p. 110)
Because the religions are complementary and indispensable, according to Shoghi Effendi, the eventual extinction of a religion, which occurs after many thousands of years, is to be mourned, not celebrated.
 
Dec 2010
217
Pittsburgh
All religions are one an the same, and there is only one god. There is a reason why Bahalluah suggests investigation of truth for ones self. I investigated, and the Bahai faith was clear to me.
 
Mar 2013
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Creation is life in its change. Does it matter, that the Apocalypse is a made book out of guilt, it still part of this world. Only creation create everything else is a dead copy.

The body can destroy the manifestation of the mind. It can erradicate its entries, in prevention, with pain and suffering, with the technology and science, can nuke it the inside to the outside with an H.bomb, intersect the parts. But the body is just that creation of mind.

It was the mind delivered to the hell of body, and the body was delivered to the power of the mind. While each other in the short term of its manifests made the reason for suffering to each other, as it reflected the outside and the reason inside.

If you call that insane, mad and crazy. Exactly. Wicked. This is no god an no devil - but a broken mind, and sexure and love two,and just god to the death, and the life have and does what it does to be forsaken
A Jesus just hangs again, a Sword just useless , the teacher out if job, the mind an unwanted guest and a cast out in the desert of meaninfless information.

So that one to come is all and is not known, he take the mind out, and no body can mind what he minds, and cannot stand what that one can. because its not wicked if its creation its just out of the mind that is wicked.

Since it the lie that made its the mind that will lay to that what made him out of his mind and so taking the body rejecting the mind.

It's the sin flood all the way along the road. Its the temptation, the storm. And its the fear of the liar, that is fallen in the net of its own lies, of its former that was another lie another betray. It is fear, it is lie, it fades, and it rage and rampage, in the fear unknown or in the fear of the end, the end of it all, to be seen and so not be that, just a shown made and not real but produced life, that is not life and not even a living its a product that has no content. It hides in the guise of the not yet. its not yet to be opened. its not the time to that, its to make another. Its the nothing that is hidden inside to be something. But it does not be opened to be known to be empty. It just needs some time of an ocean. that surrounds and if full its known to be empty
 
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Oct 2013
903
Rise with Joy
Dear Sen don't be confused by Baha'u'llah's use of the word "Islam". In this sense, Baha'is are Muslims! And in the sense AbdulBaha used "Christian", Baha'is are Christian.
 
Oct 2013
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Rise with Joy
The religious divines that are alluded to in the Writings in a positive light are those who attained knowledge (irfan) by turning to Bahaullah.
 
Feb 2014
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Australia
"This is the changeless Faith of God, eternal in the past, eternal in the future"

Baha'u'llah

There is only one religion from God, each Manifestation just expands on what the last one said. There is never any new religion just the old ones renewed.
 
May 2013
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forest falls california
Limitations of language

"This is the changeless Faith of God, eternal in the past, eternal in the future"

Baha'u'llah

There is only one religion from God, each Manifestation just expands on what the last one said. There is never any new religion just the old ones renewed.
It would seem to me that much of the problem with discussion of religion falls within the multi-faceted use of terms and the limitations of language. In one and the same breath we can state that there is only one religion, composed of all the religions.

If you give someone a word such as cloud, they may point to any number of variations of clouds, or fog, or snow. Religion is such a word, which by itself, is like the word "thing".