Reappearance of traditions of God in subsequent Revelations

Sep 2010
1,297
Canada
#11
it is recorded in Bihar that Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) said:
“Salih disappeared from his nation from a long time and the day he disappeared from them, he was an aged man of open stomach, beautiful body, dense beard, delicate abdomen, small cheeks, and when he returned to his people, they did not recognize him with the appearance he had.
When he came back, they were of three categories: One category rejected him saying, ‘Do not ever come back.’ One category doubted in him. And the last group of people was on certainty. When he came back, he began with the doubting congregation and said to them, ‘I am Salih’; they belied, cursed, and turned him down and said to him, ‘Allah has turned away from you. Salih was in a figure other than yours.’” The Imam said:
“He then came to the rejecters, but they did not listen to his word and dispersed from him in a very cruel manner. Then he walked to the third category, which were people of certainty about him, and said to them, ‘I am Salih.’ They said: ‘Give us a word with which we will not doubt you are Salih, for we do not doubt that Allah, the Exalted, is the Creator and He transfers and transforms His servants into any figure He desires. Salih had informed us and taught us when he was amongst us the sign of the Qaim when he comes. A word is true before us when it comes from the heavens.’
Salih said: ‘I am the Salih who brought you the calf.’
“They said: ‘You spoke the truth. This is what we have been studying.
What are its signs?’ “He said: ‘There is a drink for the calf, and a drink for you on a known day.’ “They said: ‘We believe in Allah and in what you have brought to us,’ At that time, did Allah, the Exalted, say, Salih is a messenger from his Lord. The people of certainty said: We believe what he has been sent with; and said the people who were haughty, who were the doubters and the rejecters, We disbelieve in that which you believe in.”
Zaid Shahham says, I asked, “Was there at that day a scholar amongst them?” The Imam said: “Allah, the Exalted, is more just than to leave the earth without a scholar who would guide to Allah, the Exalted.
The nation waited seven days after the exit of Salih, a period in which they did not know any Imam, except the Divine religion they had at their hands and their word was one. When Salih (a.s.) came back, they united around him. Verily, the example of Ali and the Qaim is like Salih.”
 
Sep 2010
1,297
Canada
#12
"Salih disappeared from his nation from a long time and the day he disappeared from them, he was an aged man....". This is an allusion to Prophet Muhammad

"and when he returned to his people, they did not recognize him with the appearance he had...". This is an allusion to the Bab, who was reappearance of Muhammad


"When he came back, they were of three categories: One category rejected him saying, ‘Do not ever come back.’ One category doubted in him. And the last group of people was on certainty.". First group are those who banished the Bab, and martyred Him, so He never came back.....second group are other unbelievers, and third group are the one who believed in Him

"When he came back, he began with the doubting congregation and said to them, ‘I am Salih’; they belied, cursed, and turned him down and said to him, ‘Allah has turned away from you. Salih was in a figure other than yours.’...." ... this is an allusion to the Bab, who said, He is that same Muhammad, but they did not believe.

"Then he walked to the third category, which were people of certainty about him, and said to them, ‘I am Salih.’ They said: ‘Give us a word with which we will not doubt you are Salih, for we do not doubt that Allah, the Exalted, is the Creator and He transfers and transforms His servants into any figure He desires. Salih had informed us and taught us when he was amongst us the sign of the Qaim when he comes. A word is true before us when it comes from the heavens.’
Salih said: ‘I am the Salih who brought you the calf.’
“They said: ‘You spoke the truth. This is what we have been studying.
". This is an allusion to the Bab, revealing verses like Quran and having its knowledge as a proof.

"What are its signs?’ “He said: ‘There is a drink for the calf, and a drink for you on a known day....’". Allusion to Two Manifestations.


"At that time, did Allah, the Exalted, say, Salih is a messenger from his Lord....". Allusion that the Qaim is a Messenger of God, not just a successor of Muhammad.

"The nation waited seven days after the exit of Salih, a period in which they did not know any Imam, except the Divine religion they had at their hands and their word was one. When Salih (a.s.) came back, they united around him.". Allusion to seven years after Martyrdom of the Bab, and uniting Bab'is around Bahaullah, being reappearance of the Bab, when He returned from Mountain of Suleymaniyah.

"Verily, the example of Ali and the Qaim is like Salih.”
Ali is an allusion to Ali Muhammad, the Bab, and the Qaim is Bahaullah.
 
Sep 2010
1,297
Canada
#13
In Bahai Faith, Ark is symbol of Religion of God. The flood is the Symbol of Revelation, the heavenly water sent down.
In Christian traditions, it took Noah 120 years to build the Ark. The flood duration is 40 days.

There are verses in Bible suggesting, a prophetic day, is counted as a year.

In Bahai Faith, the completion of Religion went through these stages: the Bab and Bahaullah revealed the Scriptures, Abdulbaha explained them, Shoghi Effendi implimented them, untill finally Universal House of Justice was established.
What are the number of years, to go through all these stages to complete the Religion?
120 years.

How long was the duration of revelation of Bahaullah? 40 years, or 40 prophetic days, each day counted a year.

Now think about what Jesus said:

"As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man." matt. 24:37

To me, perhaps Jesus is giving a sign here, saying, if you want to recognize and know that the Son of Man has returned, look and see the similarities between His days, and the Days of Noah.

Are there similarities?
 
Sep 2010
4,522
Earth
#14
I like also the writings confirmed in new ways;

Psalm 51:10Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.11Do not cast me away from Your presence and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. 12Restore to me the joy of Your salvation And sustain me with a willing spirit.

From Baha'u'llah

Create in me a pure heart, O my God, and renew a tranquil conscience within me, O my Hope! Through the spirit of power confirm Thou me in Thy Cause, O my Best-Beloved, and by the light of Thy glory reveal unto me Thy path, O Thou the Goal of my desire! Through the power of Thy transcendent might lift me up unto the heaven of Thy holiness, O Source of my being, and by the breezes of Thine eternity gladden me, O Thou Who art my God! Let Thine everlasting melodies breathe tranquillity on me, O my Companion, and let the riches of Thine ancient countenance deliver me from all except Thee, O my Master, and let the tidings of the revelation of Thine incorruptible Essence bring me joy, O Thou Who art the most manifest of the manifest and the most hidden of the hidden!

Regards Tony