The Importance of Obligatory Prayer and Fasting


The Importance of Obligatory Prayer and Fasting

A Compilation Prepared by the Research Department

of the Universal House of Justice

The Universal House of Justice, in reviewing the further applicability of the laws of Bahá’u’lláh in the course of the past four years, determined that it is imperative for all Bahá’ís “to deepen their awareness of the blessings conferred by the laws which directly foster the devotional life of the individual and, thus, of the community.” Among these laws are obligatory prayer and fasting which have been characterized by the Blessed Beauty as “two wings to man’s life.”

This present selection of newly authorized translations has been drawn from the vast ocean of the original Writings of Bahá’u’lláh and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. It is intended to further enhance the believers’ insight into the far-reaching significance of these two great laws.

May 2000

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