May 18, 2013

Mashriqu’l-Adhkar and its accessories

I am hopeful by divine bounty and grace that the beloved ones of God may he confirmed in the building of the Mashriqu’l-Adhkar and all its accessories, for the Mashriqu’l-Adhkar has important accessories which are accounted of the basic foundations. These are: School for orphan children Hospital and Dispensary for the poor: Place for the incapable: i.e., (Home for the cripple); College for the Higher Scientific Education.

The meaning is this, that in every place:

First a Mashriqu’l-Adhkar must be founded. Then a School for the Education of orphan children and the poor. Then the Hospital and Medical Dispensary must be founded. Then the home of the Cripple. Then the College of Higher Scientific Education.

In every city a great Mashriqu’l-Adhkar must be founded after this order.

Now we hope the Mashriqu’l-Adhkar may be founded in Chicago. After its foundation the important accessories may gradually be founded.

(Signed) ‘Abdu’l-Baha Abbas
(Star of the West, vol. 1, no. 7, July 13, 1910)