Why Bahá'ís Pray Facing Baha'u'llah: Iblis, Qiblih, and Anthropomorphism

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In Islam it is categorically forbidden to pray to anything or anyone other than Almighty God. Everyday, when Bahá'ís performing their "Obligatory Prayer" or "Salát" or "Namáz", they face and prostrate towards Baha'u'llah's resting place and Shrine in Bahji, Israel. And technically it isn't to the Shrine as much as it is to Baha'u'llah Himself, because during the lifetime of Baha'u'llah, Bahá'ís turned to wherever He was residing, throughout His exiles. This, on the surface, seems to evidently be "Shirk", or worshipping someone other than God. We'll take a look more closely at the Qur'an and examine 4 reasons why this isn't idol worship.

Sections:

  1. 0:38 Intro
  2. 2:37 The Divine Assayer - God Tests
  3. 13:07 The Qiblih
  4. 22:19 No Change in His Ways: Adam & Iblis
  5. 44:48 Conclusion

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