Súrihs of Hájj: Pilgrimage to the Two Houses
By Nabil Fares
Presented at the Irfan Colloquia Session #32 (English)
Bosch Bahá'í School: California, US
November 23-6, 2000.
During the period of Adrianople, Bahá’u’lláh revealed the Súriy-i-Hájj (Súrih of Pilgrimage) for visiting the House of the Báb in Shiráz and sent it to Nabíl-i-A'zam. After Nabíl-i-A'zam carried out the instructions of Bahá’u’lláh in Shiráz, he received another tablet, the Súriy-i-Hájj (Súrih of Pilgrimage) for the house of Bahá’u’lláh in Baghdad. Nabíl, therefore, set his steps toward Baghdad and performed the rites of pilgrimage for the house of Bahá’u’lláh in that city as directed by the Blessed Beauty. In these two magnificent tablets we will explore such themes as the unity of truth in all religions, the greatness of the advent of Bahá’u’lláh in relation to the past Manifestations, the station of Bahá’u’lláh's servitude, the proof of God being manifested in human frame, unity in the words of God, the meaning of disharmony in the words of God, the importance of awareness of the magnitude of the Cause of God and humbleness towards Him, steadfastness and fearlessness in the face of tests and the enemies of the Faith, avoidance of consorting with the ungodly, the meaning of devil, and the meaning of unity, which is attainable only through love for Bahá’u’lláh.
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