Oneness of Humanity- Contradictions

Bahā’u’llāh:

“Contradiction has and will not ever have a way in the sanctified realm of the Divine Manifestations.”

Reference: Bahā’u’llāh, Badī`, p. 126.

Let us analyze

Is the Principle of Oneness of Humanity Novel?

`Abdu’l-Bahā: The Oneness of the World of Humanity is a special teaching of Bahā’u’llāh.

Reference: `Abdu’l-Bahā, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 454.

`Abdu’l-Bahā: The Oneness of Humanity is not novel and was the basis of the teachings of the Divine Prophets.

“All divine prophets struggled for the Oneness of Humanity and served humanity. For the foundation of the divine teachings is the Oneness of Humanity. Moses served the Oneness of Humanity, Jesus established the Oneness of Humanity, Mohammad declared the Oneness of Humanity. The Bible, Torah, and Quran established the foundation of the Oneness of Humanity,”

Reference:`Abdu’l-Bahā, Khaṭābāt (Egypt), vol. 1, pp. 18–19.

 

Are Black Africans Cows or Humans?

`Abdu’l-Bahā: All of humanity are members of the human species.

Reference: Abdu’l-Bahā, Khaṭābāt (Tehran), vol. 2, pp. 145–146.

`Abdu’l-Bahā: Black Africans that have not been nurtured are cows that God has created with human faces.

Reference: `Abdu’l-Bahā, Khaṭābāt (Tehran), vol. 3, p. 48.

 

Are Africans All Uncivilized, Wild Savages, and without Common-Sense?

`Abdu’l-Bahā: God created all humans from clay and did not put any differences. He created everyone the same and has put no differences in any grace or mercy.

Reference: `Abd al-Ḥamīd Ishrāq Khāwarī, Payām-i malakūt, p. 42 (citing `Abdu’l-Bahā’).

`Abdu’l-Bahā: The inhabitants of a land like Africa are all like wild savages and land-dwelling animals that lack common-sense and knowledge.

Reference: `Abdu’l-Bahā, Khaṭābāt (Tehran), vol. 3, p. 48.

 

Do Turks Deserve Ridiculous Answers?

`Abdu’l-Bahā: We are all divine sheep and no one has any superiority over another.

Reference: `Abdu’l-Bahā, Makātīb, vol. 3, p. 67.

`Abdu’l-Bahā: Turks deserve ridiculous answers.

Reference: Asad-Allāh Fāḍil Māzandarānī, Asrār al-āthār khuṣūṣī, vol. 3, p. 42–43.

 

Good Tree and Bad Tree?

`Abdu’l-Bahā: My father said there is no such thing as a good tree and a bad tree. He submerged everyone in the sea of divine generosity.

Reference: `Abdu’l-Bahā, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 454.

Bahā’u’llāh: Deniers of Baha’ism are like bad trees that deserve to be burned!

Reference: `Abd a l-Ḥamīd Ishrāq Khāwarī, Mā’idiy-i āsimānī, vol. 8, p. 39.

 

Socializing with Non-Baha’is!

Bahā’u’llāh: “Consort with all religions with amity and concord.”

Reference: Bahā’u’llāh, The Kitābi Aqdas, p. 72.

`Abdu’l-Bahā: All humans must interact with each-other with utter affection.

Reference: `Abd al-Ḥamīd Ishrāq Khāwarī, Payām-i malakūt, p. 44 (citing `Abdu’l-Bahā’).

Bahā’u’llāh: Don’t you dare socialize with deniers of Baha’ism and the unaware (who are basically all non-Baha’is).

“Do not socialize with those who deny God (meaning non-Baha’is) and his signs and keep away from their kind,”

Reference: `Abd al-Ḥamīd Ishrāq Khāwarī, Mā’idiy-i āsimānī, vol. 8, p. 39.

“It is incumbent on ever soul to keep away from the wicked breath of the polytheists (deniers of Baha’ism),”

Reference:`Abd al-Ḥamīd Ishrāq Khāwarī, Mā’idiy-i āsimānī, vol. 8, p. 39.

“Know that God has forbidden his friends from meeting with the polytheists (deniers of Baha’ism) and hypocrites,”

Reference: `Abd al-Ḥamīd Ishrāq Khāwarī, Mā’idiy-i āsimānī, vol. 4, p. 280.

“It is not permitted to interact, speak, or meet with those individuals that have turned away and made their objections apparent. This is an order revealed from the heavens of an Ancient Commander,”

Reference: `Abd al-Ḥamīd Ishrāq Khāwarī, Mā’idiy-i āsimānī, vol. 8, p. 74.

“Run away from he who you do not find my love in his heart, keep away from him, and keep a great distance between you.,”

Reference: Bahā’u’llāh, Āthār-i Qalam-i A`lā, vol. 2, p. 345 (sūrat al-aṣḥāb).

“Cleanse your eyes from [seeing] the deniers and the polytheists (meaning non-Baha’is) and turn away from them,”

Reference: Bahā’u’llāh, Āthār-i Qalam-i A`lā, vol. 2, no. 81, p. 477.

“Break all ties with the polytheists (deniers of Baha’ism),”

Reference: Bahā’u’llāh, Majmū`iy-i alwāḥ-i mubārak-ih, p. 90.

“O SON OF DUST! Beware! Walk not with the ungodly and seek not fellowship with him, for such companionship turneth the radiance of the heart into infernal fire,”

Reference: Bahā’u’llāh, The Hidden Words of Bahā’u’llāh, p. 42, no. 57.

 

Are Non-Baha’is Animals in the Presence of God?

Bahā’u’llāh: Non-Baha’is are animals in the presence of God.

“Today, according to the decree of the Point of Bayān (meaning the Bāb), those individuals who turn away from this Novel Affair (meaning Baha’ism) are deprived of the garb of being called and described [as humans?] and are assembled and mentioned as animals in the presence of God,”

Reference: Bahā’u’llāh, Badī`, p. 213.

Bahā’u’llāh: Anyone who has any sense knows that everyone is equal in the presence of God.

Reference: Bahā’u’llāh, Majmū`iy-i alwāḥ-i mubārak-ih, p. 154.

 

Non-Baha’is Are Animals

`Abdu’l-Bahā: All of humanity are members of the human species. We should not consider ourselves greater than others, even those who are not believers.

Reference: `Abdu’l-Bahā, Khaṭābāt (Tehran), vol. 2, pp. 145–146.

Bahā’u’llāh: Non-Baha’is are animals. Don’t even think about calling them humans!

“Today, according to the decree of the Point of Bayān (meaning the Bāb), those individuals who turn away from this Novel Affair (meaning Baha’ism) are deprived of the garb of being called and described [as humans?] and are assembled and mentioned as animals in the presence of God,”

“From this day, any individual that mentions as human a single person from those who deny me—whether that [denier] has a high or low stature—they will be excluded from all of (God’s) Merciful Graces, let alone trying to prove [those deniers] have dignity or stature,”

Reference: Bahā’u’llāh, Badī`, p. 213 & 140

 

Non-Baha’is Are Worthless Pebbles and Baha’is Are Precious Jewels

Bahā’u’llāh: “You are all the fruits of one tree and the leaves of one branch.”

Reference: Bahā’u’llāh, Majmū`iy-i alwāḥ-i mubārak-ih, p. 265.

Bahā’u’llāh: “My friends are the pearls of [this] order and all others are earthly pebbles . . . a single one of these (Baha’is) is more precious than a million others (non-Baha’is).”

Reference: `Abd al-Ḥamīd Ishrāq Khāwarī, Mā’idiy-i āsimānī, vol. 4, pp. 353.

 

Does God’s Grace Apply to All Humans?

`Abdu’l-Bahā: God’s Grace applies to all humans even though some are ignorant and must be taught, some are unaware and should be awakened.

Reference: `Abdu’l-Bahā, Khaṭābāt (Tehran), vol. 2, pp. 145–146.

Bahā’u’llāh: Whoever calls a single person of those that have not accepted Baha’ism a human will be deprived of God’s Grace.

Reference: Bahā’u’llāh, Badī`, p. 140.

 

Accompaniment or Banishment?

`Abdu’l-Bahā: If someone is separated, he should be returned and accompanied.

“Thus, the divine sheep must interact with each other with utter affection. If one wanders away they should return him and accompany him,”

Reference: `Abd al-Ḥamīd Ishrāq Khāwarī, Payām-i malakūt, p.44 (citing `Abdu’l-Bahā’).

Shoghi Effendi: No one is allowed to speak with those who have been shunned, even their family members.

“A question was asked about the friends that, as a result of their ignorance and neglect, had been excluded from administrative affairs about whether they should be invited to public assemblies or not? He (Shoghi) said, ‘Inviting them is not permitted.’ And it was asked about those that had been excluded from the community whether greeting and speaking with them was permitted? He replied, ‘If they have been spiritually excommunicated speaking with them is not permitted in any way,’”

Reference: Shoghi Effendi, Tauqī’āt Mubāraki (1945–1952), pp. 94–95.

 

Kindness or Torment?

`Abdu’l-Bahā: Be kind to any creature that has a soul.

“God the Exalted has put the crown of grace and beneficence on man’s head so that he shows kindness and affection to all things that possess a soul and to make apparent the greatness of the world of humanity,”

Reference: `Abdu’l-Bahā, Makātīb (Tehran), vol. 8, p. 227.

Bahā’u’llāh: Be a certain torment for the disbelievers and non-Baha’is.

“And you, O friends of God, be clouds of grace for those who believe in God and his signs, and be certain torment for those who do not believe in God and are polytheists (deniers of Baha’ism),”

Reference: Bahā’u’llāh, Majmū`iy-i alwāḥ-i mubārak-ih, p. 216.

 

Kindness or Beating?

`Abdu’l-Bahā: All are the creations of God and God is kind to all. So why should we be unkind?

Reference: `Abdu’l-Bahā, Khaṭābāt (Tehran), vol. 2, pp. 145–146.

`Abdu’l-Bahā: My father (Bahā’u’llāh) told his companions to hit the kabob seller in the mouth because he merely said the Bābīs have come again.

“When his holiness returned from Sulaymaniyah, he was strolling in the street one day with the late Āqā Mīrzā Muḥammad Qulī. A Kabob seller quietly said, ‘These Bābīs have appeared again!’ The Blessed Beauty said to Mīrzā Muḥammad Qulī, ‘Hit him in the mouth!’ Mīrzā Muḥammad Qulī grabbed his beard and started hitting him in the head,”

Reference: Ḥabīb Mu’ayyad, Khāṭirāti Ḥabīb, vol. 1, p. 266.

To be continued…

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