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This prayer from Baha’u’llah chanted in Arabic to music, is part of ‘Elahi Tarani’ (which is Arabic for ‘Thou seest me’), a project aimed at composing and record Arabic prayers. This is the first from a series of eight Arabic prayers that will be released.
Lyrics & Quote
Thou seest me, O my God, detached from all save Thee and cleaving unto Thee. Guide me, then, in all mine affairs unto that which profiteth me for the glory of Thy Cause and the loftiness of the station of Thy loved ones.
The Research Department of the Universal House of Justice has advised that this prayer was revealed by Baha’u’llah to Jinab-i-Samandar [Shaykh Kazim Samandar], the father of the Hand of the Cause of God, Tarazu’llah Samandari, to assist him in making a difficult decision. The prayer was to be recited 19 times, followed by meditation on the problem, the formulation of a solution, and the implementation of the conceived solution. The prayer is as follows:
Find out more about Elahi Tarani using the following links:
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Please let us know who the lady vocalist is .
Nadira (February 2, 2020 at 9:19 PM)
The sweet voice is a balm to the soreness of one’s heart. A lovely voice used to uplift spiritually is a great treasure. Will someone ask the dear lady to do the quote of Abdu’l-Baha….”Ay Talibeh Malakut” in a style similar to that done by the chorus in Austria in 1980. The cassette tape was called “The Call of the Beloved” I believe the owner of this sweet voice will soar to new heights with this powerful gem. Thank you.
Steve Allen (April 4, 2020 at 5:07 AM)