All National Spiritual Assemblies
27 June 2013
With shattered hearts, we have received news of the destruction of the Most Great House— the House of Bahá’u’lláh in Baghdad. While the precise circumstances attending thisoutrageous violation are as yet unclear, its immediate consequence is without doubt, andmust be emphatically stated: The peoples of the world have been robbed of a sanctuary of incalculable sacredness.
So deplorable an act, coming on the eve of the unprecedented worldwide convocation of Bahá’u’lláh’s young followers and their friends, calls to mind that mysterious interplay of crisis and victory through which His indestructible, irrepressible, inexorable purpose willfinally be consummated.We supplicate the Blessed Beauty to confer upon His faithful followers throughout theworld fortitude and resolve in the face of this grievous blow. More information will be provided as it becomes available.
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Universal House of Justice on Destruction Most Great House in Baghdad - 6/27/2013
Regarding the destruction of the House of Baha’u’llah in Baghdad I wrote my comment in a site as follows:
Though it is a very sad news but it is the fulfilment of Baha’u'llah’s prophecy regarding His holy House in Baghdad as follows:
” Call thou to mind that which hath been revealed unto Mihdi, Our servant, in the first year of Our banishment to the Land of Mystery (Adrianople). Unto him have We predicted that which must befall Our House (Baghdad House), in the days to come, lest he grieve over the acts of robbery and violence already perpetrated against it. Verily, the Lord, thy God, knoweth all that is in the heavens and all that is on the earth.
To him We have written: This is not the first humiliation inflicted upon My House. In days gone by the hand of the oppressor hath heaped indignities upon it. Verily, it shall be so abased in the days to come as to cause tears to flow from every discerning eye. Thus have We unfolded to thee things hidden beyond the veil, inscrutable to all save God, the Almighty, the All-Praised. In the fullness of time, the Lord shall, by the power of truth, exalt it in the eyes of all men. He shall cause it to become the Standard of His Kingdom, the Shrine round which will circle the concourse of the faithful. Thus hath spoken the Lord, thy God, ere the day of lamentation arriveth. This revelation have We given thee in Our holy Tablet, lest thou sorrow for what hath befallen Our House through the assaults of the enemy. All praise be to God, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise”. (Baha’u'llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u'llah, p. 114).
But as you know, Shoghi Effendi mentions in his book, “God Passes By”, that ANY CRISIS will inevitably be succeeded by a RESOUNDING VICTORY and a great forward surge in the work of this holy Faith.
"يُرِيدُونَ أَنْ يُطْفِئُوا نُورَ اللَّهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَيَأْبَى اللَّهُ إِلَّا أَنْ يُتِمَّ نُورَهُ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْكَافِرُونَ" (قران مجید سورة التوبه)
They desire to extinguish the light of God with their mouths; but God will permit nothing except that He will perfect His light, though the disbelievers may dislike it. (Qur’an, 9:31).