When do they wake up?

WHEN DO THEY WAKE UP?

By now, if not all, the majority of those who consider themselves Bahá'ís, must be informed that on 8 April, 2022 a major fire broke out at a construction site in Akká. According to those who are involved in the project, the structure envisaged in the design seeks "to honour 'Abdu'l-Bahá's unique position" and "to reflect at once His lofty station and His humility."

Parallel and coincident with Covid 19, those who are running the organisation that undeservedly is calling itself Universal House of Justice had planned to disturb and remove the physical remains of 'Abdu'l-Bahá from the existing shrine and move to another place which its construction site caught on fire.

In the Bahá'í World News Service September 20, 2019, it is written:

"'Abdu'l-Bahá had expressed His wish regarding where He should be buried," explains Mr. Amanat, a distinguished Iranian Canadian architect. "He had said to an early believer that if something should happen to Him and He should pass away, 'Abdu'l-Bahá wanted to be buried under the sands between Haifa and Akká, which He described as the pathway trodden by the loved ones and the pilgrims."

In a prayer composed by 'Abdu'l-Bahá, recited by visitors to His resting place, He expresses this supplication to God:

"Make me as dust in the pathway of Thy loved ones."

This idea in the prayer is one of the organizing principles of the design.


Bahá'í World News Service March 21, 2022:

As work presses on at the site for the Shrine of 'Abdu'l-Bahá, Bahá'ís around the world are remembering His urgent call for universal peace, especially today, on Naw-Rúz, the first day of spring and a day of spiritual renewal.

Once completed, the Shrine will serve as a place of quiet contemplation for countless visitors from around the world to draw inspiration from 'Abdu'l-Bahá's life and work as a herald of peace, a champion of social justice, and upholder of the principle of the oneness of humanity.


Seeking spiritual inspiration from stone, bricks and a building is wrong. Why do they ignore the great treasures of knowledge and wisdom which 'Abdu'l-Bahá bequeathed in His so many Tablets and Writings specially the Covenant and guidance in His Will and Testament, the Charter of the New World Order?

'Abdu'l-Bahá did not want His burial place to be a tourist's attraction, the following is the prayer and supplication of 'Abdu'l-Bahá which shows His desire:

هو الابهی اي خداي من جانم فداي هو الابهی اي خداي من جانم فداي احبابت اين خون افسرده رادر سبيل دوستانت بر خاك ريز و اين تن فرسوده را در راه يارانت خاك راه و غبار اقدام نما اي خداي من. ع ع

"O my God, sacrifice my life for your loved ones, shed this depressed blood for the sake of your friends and make this worn-out body, dust and dirt in the way of your loved ones, my God."

مجموعه مناجاتها حضرت عبدالبها: صفحه ۴۵۰

If the purpose of construction is not the entertainment and amusement of the followers of the fake UHJ, or if it is not for increasing tourist attraction, job creation and helping the economy of the area and if it is truly "to draw inspiration from 'Abdu'l-Bahá", they should realize that:

"He is, and should for all time be regarded, first and foremost, as the Center and Pivot of Bahá'u'lláh's peerless and all-enfolding Covenant, His most exalted handiwork, the stainless Mirror of His light, the perfect Exemplar of His teachings, the unerring Interpreter of His Word, the embodiment of every ideal, the incarnation of every Bahá'í virtue, the Most Mighty Branch sprung from the Ancient Root, the Limb of the Law of God, the Being "round Whom all names revolve," the Mainspring of the Oneness of Humanity, the Ensign of the Most Great Peace, the Moon of the Central Orb of this most holy Dispensation—styles and titles that are implicit and find their truest, their highest and fairest expression in the magic name 'Abdu'l Bahá."

(The World Order of Bahá'u'lláh, p 65)

They should respect His Will and Testament, the Charter of the New World Order.

"His Will and Testament should thus be regarded as the perpetual, the indissoluble link which the mind of Him Who is the Mystery of God has conceived in order to insure the continuity of the three ages that constitute the component parts of the Bahá'í Dispensation."

(The World Order of Bahá'u'lláh, p69)

"The creative energies released by the Law of Bahá'u'lláh, permeating and evolving within the mind of 'Abdu'l Bahá, have, by their very impact and close interaction, given birth to an Instrument which may be viewed as the Charter of the New World Order which is at once the glory and the promise of this most great Dispensation."

(The World Order of Bahá'u'lláh, p144)

From the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Bahá:

"O ye beloved of the Lord! The greatest of all things is the protection of the True Faith of God, the preservation of His Law, the safeguarding of His Cause and service unto His Word."

Study the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Bahá to find what is the True Bahá'í Faith and to know:

"The mighty stronghold shall remain impregnable and safe through obedience to him who is the Guardian of the Cause of God." (The Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Bahá)

Also, to notice what a significant difference there is between the real Universal House of Justice and the institution, which is only similar in the name, to that it is undeservedly using.

"And now, concerning the House of Justice which God hath ordained as the source of all good and freed from all error, it must be elected by universal suffrage, that is, by the believers. Its members must be manifestations of the fear of God and daysprings of knowledge and understanding, must be steadfast in God's faith and the well-wishers of all mankind. By this House is meant the Universal House of Justice, that is, in all countries a secondary House of Justice must be instituted, and these secondary Houses of Justice must elect the members of the Universal one. Unto this body all things must be referred. It enacted all ordinances and regulations that are not to be found in the explicit Holy Text. By this body all the difficult problems are to be resolved and the Guardian of the Cause of God is its sacred head and the distinguished member for life of that body. Should he not attend in person its deliberations, he must appoint one to represent him. Should any of the members commit a sin, injurious to the common weal, the Guardian of the Cause of God hath at his own discretion the right to expel him, whereupon the people must elect another one in his stead." (Emphasis added)

It is obvious that the bogus UHJ does not have the Guardian of the Cause of God as its sacred head, nor was it elected by the secondary Houses of Justice (National Houses of Justice) Actually even local Houses of Justice have not been established, not even one.

Those who think they are Bahá'ís must put away imitations and herd instinct.

"The first (teaching) is the independent investigation of truth; for blind imitation of the past will stunt the mind. But once every soul inquireth into truth, society will be freed from the darkness of continually repeating the past."

(Selections From the Writings of 'Abdu'l Bahá, p 248)




Nosrat'u'llah Bahremand








Some related information:

"The coffin containing the remains of 'Abdu'l-Bahá was borne to its last resting-place on the shoulders of His loved ones. The cortège which preceded it was led by the City Constabulary Force, acting as a Guard of Honor, behind which followed in order the Boy Scouts of the Muslim and Christian communities holding aloft their banners, a company of Muslim choristers chanting their verses from the Qur'an, the chiefs of the Muslim community headed by the Mufti, and a number of Christian priests, Latin, Greek and Anglican. Behind the coffin walked the members of His family, the British High Commissioner, Sir Herbert Samuel, the Governor of Jerusalem, Sir Ronald Storrs, the Governor of Phoenicia, Sir Stewart Symes, officials of the government, consuls of various countries resident in Haifa, notables of Palestine, Muslim, Jewish, Christian and Druze, Egyptians, Greeks, Turks, Arabs, Kurds, Europeans and Americans, men, women and children. The long train of mourners, amid the sobs and moans of many a grief-stricken heart, wended its slow way up the slopes of Mt. Carmel to the Mausoleum of the Báb."

"Close to the eastern entrance of the Shrine, the sacred casket was placed upon a plain table, and, in the presence of that vast concourse, nine speakers, who represented the Muslim, the Jewish and Christian Faiths, and who included the Mufti of Haifa, delivered their several funeral orations. These concluded, the High Commissioner drew close to the casket, and, with bowed head fronting the Shrine, paid his last homage of farewell to 'Abdu'l-Bahá; the other officials of the Government followed his example. The coffin was then removed to one of the chambers of the Shrine, and there lowered, sadly and reverently, to its last resting-place in a vault adjoining that in which were laid the remains of the Báb."

(God Passes By, p 313)

"As I write, the Greatest Holy Leaf is on a visit to the Shrine of the Master. It is over a year, I think, since she has been able to visit the shrine and until now she has not seen the new Gardens, in the laying out of which Shoghi Effendi has taken such a deep interest. ...J. E. Esslemont"

(Arohanui: Letters from Shoghi Effendi to New Zealand, p5)

[From the Guardian:]

My dear fellow-worker:

Your charming letter truly gladdened my heart. I will follow the development of your magazine with keen interest and assure you of my desire to help and promote its interests to the fullest possible extent. I am enclosing the photographs of the shrine and gardens recently laid out in the close neighbourhood of the Shrines of the Báb and 'Abdu'l-Bahá. I assure you of my love, appreciation and fervent prayers.

Yours,

Shoghi (Arohanui: Letters from Shoghi Effendi to New Zealand, p8)



Design concept for the Shrine of 'Abdu'l-Bahá unveiled | BWNS (bahai.org)

Big fire plumbing in Akko in Israel - YouTube

Just Now: Big Fire in Akko Israel



TO: All National Spiritual Assemblies

DATE: 8 April, 2022

MESSAGE:

A major fire broke out earlier today at the construction site of the Shrine of 'Abdu'l-Bahá. The fire has now been extinguished and no one has been injured. The Holy Site of the Ridván Garden has not been affected.

Time will be required to assess the extent of the damage that has been caused and the remedial work needed. More information will be provided in this regard when it becomes available.

While this is a considerable setback for the project, the steps required to recover from it and for the construction to resume will begin as expeditiously as possible.

The Universal House of Justice