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Key to Passages Translated by Shoghi Effendi

Abbreviations of Sources

BA
Shoghi Effendi. Bahá’í Administration: Selected Messages 1922–1932. Wilmette, Illinois: Bahá’í Publishing Trust, rev. edn., 1968.
BC
National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States. The Bahá’í Community: A Summarization of Its Organization and Laws. Wilmette, Illinois: Bahá’í Publishing Trust, rev. edn., 1963.
CF
Shoghi Effendi. Citadel of Faith: Messages to America, 1947–1957. Wilmette, Illinois: Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1965.
ESW
Bahá’u’lláh. Epistle to the Son of the Wolf. Wilmette, Illinois: Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1979.
GWB
Bahá’u’lláh. Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh. Wilmette, Illinois: Bahá’í Publishing Trust, rev. edn., 1980.
PDC
Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come. Wilmette, Illinois: Bahá’í Publishing Trust, rev. edn., 1980.
SW
Star of the West: The Bahá’i Magazine. vol. XIV, July 1923, no. 4. Reprinted 1978. Oxford: George Ronald.
UD
Shoghi Effendi. The Unfolding Destiny of the British Bahá’í Community. London: Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1981.
WOB
Shoghi Effendi. The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh: Selected Letters. Wilmette, Illinois: Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1974.

Identification of Passages

Paragraph

15

“The first duty … O men of insight!” (GWB CLV)

7

“Whenever My laws … His decisive decree.” (GWB CLV)

10

“We have commanded you to pray and fast … the Generous.” (BC p. 40)

16

“We have enjoined upon you fasting … a feast.” “The traveler, the ailing … by the Fast …” (BC p. 40)

17

“Abstain from food … appointed in the Book.” (BC p. 40)

30

“The Lord hath ordained … doth not matter.” “It behooveth them to be the trusted ones … O ye that perceive.” (BA p. 21)

35

“O ye servants of the Merciful … idle imaginings.” (SW p. 112)

37

“Whoso layeth claim … the All-Wise.” (GWB CLXVI)

3840

“Be not dismayed … among the dead.” (GWB LXXI)

43

“Lament not in your hours of trial … He Who is aware.” (SW p. 112)

48

“Unto every father … compassed the world.” (SW p. 112)

52

“O ye Men of Justice … the Faithful.” (SW p. 112)

5355

“Let not your hearts … of the thankful.” (GWB LXXII)

5859

“Beware lest … will testify.” (GWB LXXII)

63

“Enter into wedlock … mention of Me …” (UD p. 195)

7884

“O kings of the earth! He Who is the sovereign Lord … his assistance.” (GWB CV)

85

“O Emperor of Austria! … luminous Horizon.” (PDC p. 37)

86

“Say: O King of Berlin! … them who reflect.” (PDC pp. 36–37)

87

“We have asked nothing … O concourse of kings!” (PDC p. 26)

88

“Hearken ye, O Rulers of America … the Ordainer, the All-Wise.” (CF pp. 18–19)

89

“O Spot that art situate … the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.” (PDC p. 40)

90

“O banks of the Rhine! … conspicuous glory.” (PDC p. 37)

9193

“Let nothing grieve thee … the wondrous Book.” (GWB LVI)

99104

“Say: O leaders of religion … comprehend it.” (GWB XCVII)

105

“Whoso interpreteth … the Lucid Book.” (ESW pp. 129–30)

118

“The Lord hath granted … bone be quickened.” (SW p. 113)

120

“Adorn your heads … the All-Wise.” (SW p. 113)

121

“When the ocean of My Presence … Ancient Root.” (WOB p. 134)

12225

“Consider the pettiness … earth and heaven.” (GWB CLIX)

144

“Consort with all religions … things are ended.” (SW p. 114)

16163

“Blessed is the man … the Most Bountiful.” (GWB XXXVII)

165

“O concourse of divines! When My … strange thing.” (PDC p. 82)

165

“We have rent the veils … hereafter …” (PDC p. 82)

166

“Had ye believed … heedless.” (PDC p. 82)

167

“This is the Cause … idols to tremble.” (PDC p. 82)

169

“O concourse of divines! Beware lest … all signs!’” (PDC p. 82)

171

“Tear the veils asunder … the negligent.” (PDC p. 82)

173

“Happy are ye … crumbling bone.” (SW p. 114)

174

“When the Mystic Dove … this mighty Stock.” (WOB p. 134)

18183

“The world’s equilibrium … the Mighty, the Loving.” (GWB LXX)

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