Family Life
‘Abdu'l-Bahá, Bahá'u'lláh, Shoghi Effendi
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Family Life

Extracts From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh:

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Blessed is the spot, and the house, and the place, and the city, and the heart, and the mountain, and the refuge, and the cave, and the valley, and the land, and the sea, and the island, and the meadow where mention of God hath been made, and His praise glorified.

“Bahá’í prayers: A Selection of Prayers Revealed by
Bahá’u’lláh, the Báb, and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá”
, 1985 ed.

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The parents must exert every effort to rear their offspring to be religious, for should the children not attain this greatest of adornments, they will not obey their parents, which in a certain sense means that they will not obey God. Indeed, such children will show no consideration to anyone, and will do exactly as they please.

Bahá’u’lláh, translated from the Persian,
“Bahá’í Education”, compiled by the Research
Department of the Universal House of Justice, p. 4

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We have enjoined upon every son to serve his father. Thus have We decreed this command in the Book.

Bahá’u’lláh, from “Questions & Answers” — translated from the Arabic

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The fruits of the tree of existence are trustworthiness, loyalty, truthfulness and purity. After the recognition of the oneness of the Lord, exalted be He, the most important of all duties is to have due regard for the rights of one’s parents. This matter hath been mentioned in all the Books of God...

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

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Blessed is the house that hath attained unto My tender mercy, wherein My remembrance is celebrated, and which is ennobled by the presence of My loved ones, who have proclaimed My praise, cleaved fast to the cord of My grace and been honoured by chanting My verses. Verily they are the exalted servants whom God hath extolled in the Qayyúmu’l-Asmá’ and other scriptures. Verily He is the All-Hearing, the Answerer, He Who perceiveth all things.

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

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