The Short Obligatory Prayer by Bahá'u'lláh

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The Short Obligatory Prayer is one of three obligatory prayers revealed by Bahá'u'lláh. One of the three prayers must be chosen and said each day. The short obligatory prayer is to be said while standing and facing the Point of Adoration—Bahji, near ‘Akko, Israel—where rest the sacred remains of Bahá'u'lláh. The obligatory prayers should be said after ablutions, the washing of the hands and face. The Short Obligatory Prayer has been translated into hundreds of languages. The following selection represents an attempt to share this beautiful prayer with the people of the world.

 

The Prayer

bullet  Salat Saghir - The Short Obligatory Prayer in the original Arabic.

 

bullet  English - The language from which all translations of the Short Obligatory Prayer have been made with the exception of Near East languages (translated directly from the original Arabic).

 

Translations of the Short Obligatory Prayer

NOTE: This section is still under construction.

 

bullet  AFRICAN LANGUAGES

 

bullet  AMERICAN LANGUAGES

 

bullet  ASIAN LANGUAGES

 

bullet  AUSTRALASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLAND LANGUAGES

 

bullet  EUROPEAN LANGUAGES

 

bullet  INVENTED LANGUAGES

 

About this project

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Other Bahá'í Writings on the Internet

bullet  Bahá'í Reference Library An agency of the Bahá'í International Community. The site has great features and a powerful search engine.

bullet  TrueSeeker A beautiful, searchable Baha'i library.

bullet  Bahá'í Academics Resource Library The largest, most diverse collection of Bahá'í literature.

bullet  Bahá'í Faith Writings From A Bahá'í Faith Page

bullet  Sacred Texts - Bahá'í From the Sacred Texts web site.

 

 

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Prayer

“Intone, O My servant, the verses of God that have been received by thee, as intoned by them who have drawn nigh unto Him, that the sweetness of thy melody may kindle thine own soul, and attract the hearts of all men. Whoso reciteth, in the privacy of his chamber, the verses revealed by God, the scattering angels of the Almighty shall scatter abroad the fragrance of the words uttered by his mouth, and shall cause the heart of every righteous man to throb. Though he may, at first, remain unaware of its effect, yet the virtue of the grace vouchsafed unto him must needs sooner or later exercise its influence upon his soul. Thus have the mysteries of the Revelation of God been decreed by virtue of the Will of Him Who is the Source of power and wisdom. . . .”

- Bahá'u'lláh