Arts and Crafts
‘Abdu'l-Bahá, Bahá'u'lláh, Shoghi Effendi
Bahá’í
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Arts and Crafts

Extracts From the Writings Concerning Arts and Crafts

I. From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh

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Blessed are those who have fixed their gaze on the realm of glory and have followed the commandments of the Lord of Names. Blessed is he who in the days of God will engage in handicrafts. This is a bounty from God, for in this Most Great Dispensation it is acceptable in the sight of God for man to occupy himself in a trade which relieveth him of depending upon charity. The craft of every craftsman is regarded as worship.

Bahá’u’lláh, from a Tablet — translated from the Persian

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One of the names of God is the Fashioner. He loveth craftsmanship. Therefore any of His servants who manifesteth this attribute is acceptable in the sight of this Wronged One. Craftsmanship is a book among the books of divine sciences, and a treasure among the treasures of His heavenly wisdom. This is a knowledge with meaning, for some of the sciences are brought forth by words and come to an end with words.

Bahá’u’lláh, from a Tablet — translated from the Persian

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God grant that thou wilt exert thine utmost to acquire perfections, as well as proficiency in a craft.

Bahá’u’lláh, from a Tablet — translated from the Persian

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The one true God, exalted be He, loveth to witness handiworks of high craftsmanship produced by His loved ones. Blessed art thou, for what thy skill hath produced hath reached the presence of thy Lord, the Exiled, the Wronged. Please God every one of His friends may be enabled to acquire one of the crafts, and be confirmed in adhering to what hath been ordained in the Book of God, the All-Glorious, the All-Wise.

Bahá’u’lláh, from a Tablet — translated from the Persian and Arabic

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Teach ye your children so that they may peruse the divine verses every morn and eve. God hath prescribed unto every father to educate his The children, both boys and girls, in the sciences and in morals, and in crafts and professions....

Bahá’u’lláh, from a Tablet — translated from the Arabic