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The Kitáb-i-Aqdas

  • Author:
  • Bahá’u’lláh

  • Source:
  • Bahá’í World Centre, 1992 edition
  • Pages:
  • 254
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Pages 101-102
 

PRAYER FOR THE DEAD

 
O my God! This is Thy servant and the son of Thy servant who hath believed in Thee and in Thy signs, and set his face towards Thee, wholly detached from all except Thee. Thou art, verily, of those who show mercy the most merciful.
 
Deal with him, O Thou Who forgivest the sins of men and concealest their faults, as beseemeth the heaven of Thy bounty and the ocean of Thy grace. Grant him admission within the precincts of Thy transcendent mercy that was before the foundation of earth and heaven. There is no God but Thee, the Ever-Forgiving, the Most Generous.
 

Let him, then, repeat six times the greeting “Alláh-u-Abhá”, and then repeat nineteen times each of the following verses:
 
We all, verily, worship God.
 
We all, verily, bow down before God.
 
We all, verily, are devoted unto God.
 
We all, verily, give praise unto God. 102
 
We all, verily, yield thanks unto God.
 
We all, verily, are patient in God.
 

(If the dead be a woman, let him say: This is Thy handmaiden and the daughter of Thy handmaiden, etc…)

(Prayers and Meditations by Bahá’u’lláh, CLXVII)