The Obligatory Prayers are binding inasmuch as they are
conducive to humility and submissiveness, to setting one's face towards God and
expressing devotion to Him.
- ‘Abdu’l-Baha (From a Tablet; compilation: ‘The
Importance of Obligatory Prayer and Fasting’, prepared by the Research
Department of the Universal House of Justice; The American Baha’i September
It behoveth every man to blot out the trace of every idle
word from the tablet of his heart, and to gaze, with an open and unbiased mind,
on the signs of His Revelation, the proofs of His Mission, and the tokens of
- Baha'u'llah (‘Gleanings from
the Writings of Baha'u'llah’)
The most glorious fruit of the tree of knowledge is this
exalted word: Of one tree are all ye the fruit, and of one bough the leaves.
Let not man glory in this that he loveth his country, let him rather glory in
this that he loveth his kind.
- Baha’u’llah (‘Tablets of Baha’u’llah revealed
after the Kitab-i-Aqdas’)