“The Word of God
is the king of words
and its pervasive influence is incalculable.
It hath ever dominated
and will continue to dominate
the realm of being…
…The Word is the master key for the whole world
inasmuch through its potency
the doors of the hearts of men,
which in reality are the doors of heaven,
Year 180 B. E. – Bahá/Splendour – Month 10 – ʻIzzat/Might
Praised be Thou, O Lord my God!
Thou art He Who hath created all things
through a word uttered by Thy behest,
and fashioned the entire creation
through the power of Thy sovereignty and might.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá’u’lláh, p.138)
Day 9 – Asmáʼ/Names & Jalál/Glory
O Thou Who art the Lord of all names
and the Maker of the heavens!
(Bahá’u’lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá’u’lláh, p.317)
The glory of God be upon thee
and upon them that give ear
unto the words thou dost utter
for the love of God, thy Lord,
and remain steadfast in His Cause.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh Revealed After the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, p.191)
Day 10 – ʻIzzat/Might & Jamál/Beauty
Say, take heed lest the overpowering might
of the oppressors alarm you.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh Revealed After the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, p.266)
Reflect, how the people have rejected the Beauty of God,
and have clung unto their covetous desires.
(Bahá’u’lláh, The Kitáb-i-Íqán, p.253)
Day 11 – Mas͟híyyat/Will & Kamál/Perfection
If any man were to meditate on that which the Scriptures,
sent down from the heaven of God’s holy Will,
have revealed, he would readily recognize
that their purpose is that all men shall be regarded
as one soul, so that the seal bearing the words
‘The Kingdom shall be God’s’
may be stamped on every heart,
and the light of Divine bounty, of grace,
and mercy may envelop all mankind.
(Bahá’u’lláh,Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh Revealed After the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, p.162)
They can be regarded in no other light except
as evidences that proclaim the excellence
and perfection of their author.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p.337)
Day 12 – ʻIlm/Knowledge & Fidál/Grace
This is the Day in which the Ocean of knowledge
hath lifted up its Voice
and hath brought forth its pearls.
Would that ye knew it!
(Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh Revealed After the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, p.245)
Say: In this day, the fertilizing winds of the grace of God
have passed over all things.
(Bahá’u’lláh, The Summons of the Lord of Hosts, p.25)
Day 13 – Qudrat/Power & Idál/Justice
Glory be to Thee, O my God!
The power of Thy might beareth me witness!
(Bahá’u’lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá’u’lláh, p.90)
We cherish the hope
that the light of justice may shine upon the world
and sanctify it from tyranny.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh Revealed After the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, p 164)
Day 14 – Qawl/Speech & Istijlál/Majesty
Wert thou to incline thine ear
unto My speech and observe My counsel,
God would exalt thee to so eminent a position
that the designs of no man on the whole earth can ever touch or hurt thee.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p.233)
Take heed lest ye hesitate in recognizing this resplendent Beauty
when once He hath appeared in the plenitude
of His sovereign might and majesty.
(Bahá’u’lláh, The Summons of the Lord of Hosts, p.54)
Day 15 – Masáʼil/Questions & Istiqlál/Independence
His Holiness Bahá’u’lláh has given instructions
regarding every one of the questions confronting humanity.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Foundations of World Unity, p.39)
Knowledge, purity, devotion, discipline, independence,
have nothing to do with outer appearance and dress.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, The Secret of Divine Civilization, p.58
“The understanding of His words
and the comprehension of the utterances of the Birds of Heaven
are in no wise dependent upon human learning.
They depend solely upon purity of heart,
chastity of soul,
freedom of spirit.”