Mírza Abdu Drah, The Glory Of God

2054 Words9 Pages
Appendix 1
1. Baha'u'llah (1817-1892): Literally, "the Glory of God." The title by which Mírza Husayn Ali Nuri, the Founder of the Baha'i Faith, is known. He was born on Nov. 12, 1817 to a noble family of Persia (now Iran). He spent His 40-year ministry in prison and in exile. In spite of great hardships and the opposition of the most powerful people in the Islamic world, Baha'u'llah persisted in spreading His message of unity and peace, authored the equivalent of 100 volumes (which form the core of the Baha’i Holy Writings) and called on the world's leaders to reconcile their differences and establish true justice in the world. (A short summary by author)
2. Abdu'l-Baha (1844-1921): The name by which Baha'u'llah's son and appointed successor,
…show more content…
Progressive Revelation – The concept that Divine Revelation is not final but continuing. The concept of progressive revelation is founded on the belief that all the Greater Prophets of the past were Manifestations of God who appeared in different ages with teachings appropriate to the needs of the time: ‘in every Dispensation’, writes Baha’u’llah. ‘…the light of Divine Revelation hath been vouchsafed unto men in direct proportion to their spiritual capacity.’ Each succeeding Revelation is greater than the one that preceded it, as the capacity of the people to comprehend increases. Baha’is believe the great religions of the past were all ‘different stages in the eternal history and constant evolution of one religion, Divine and indivisible,’ and that in not less than a thousand years, another prophet will appear, to bring further divine guidance to mankind. Imagine, since the beginning of time, humankind walking a spiritual path and God providing street lights. We (humankind) started in the dark and walked toward the first light: Abraham. As we continued walking it got dark again and we came to the next light: Noah. We walked further leaving that light and heading into darkness and the light of Moses appeared. Each time we reached the darkness between the lights on this spiritual path another light appeared: Krishna, Zoroaster, Buddha, Christ, Mohammad, The Bab, and
Open Document