FEAST OF MULK (DOMINION
6 FEBRUARY 2013
1. Dominance or power through legal authority
2. A region marked off for administrative or other purposes
3. One of the self-governing nations in the British Commonwealth
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Music Prayer for Teaching Prayer for Test and Difficulties Arabic Hidden words Chant (Malay) - Katakanlah Prayer for Unity Persian Hidden words Prayer for Praise and Gratitude Writings from the Bab
10. Chant (Malay) – Wahai Putra Wujud 11. Writings from the Kitab-i-Aqdas 12. CD – Hundred Thousand
PRAYER FOR TEACHING
O God, Who art the Author of all Manifestations, the Source of all Sources, testify that by Thy Name the heaven of understanding hath been adorned, and the ocean of utterance hath surged, and the dispensations of Thy providence have been promulgated unto the followers of all religions. the Fountain-Head of all Revelations, and the Well-Spring of all Lights! I
I beseech Thee so to enrich me as to dispense with all save Thee, and be made independent of any one except Thyself. Rain down, then, upon me out of the clouds of Thy bounty that which shall profit me in every world of Thy worlds. Assist me, then, through Thy strengthening grace, so to serve Thy Cause remembered as long as Thine own kingdom endureth and Thy dominion will last. amidst Thy servants that I may show forth what will cause me to be
This is Thy servant, O my Lord, who with his whole being hath turned unto the horizon of Thy bounty, and the ocean of Thy grace, and the heaven of Thy bounteousness, and Thy grace. Thy gifts. Do with me then as becometh Thy majesty, and Thy glory, and Thou, in truth, art the God of strength and power, Who art meet to answer Wise.
them that pray Thee. There is no God save Thee, the All-Knowing, the All-
Bahá'u'lláh, Prayers and Meditations, XLLI, pp. 59-60
PRAYER FOR TEST AND DIFFICULTIES
Glorified art Thou, O Lord my God! Every man of insight confesseth Thy greatness of Thy majesty and the compelling power of Thy might. The winds sovereignty and Thy dominion, and every discerning eye perceiveth the of tests are powerless to hold back them that enjoy near access to Thee from setting their faces towards the horizon of Thy glory, and the tempests of trials must fail to draw away and hinder such as are wholly devoted to Thy will from approaching Thy court.
Methinks, the lamp of Thy love is burning in their hearts, and the light of Thy tenderness is lit within their breasts. cause them to stray from Thy pleasure. estranging them from Thy Cause, and the vicissitudes of fortune can never
Adversities are incapable of
I beseech Thee, O my God, by them and by the sighs which their hearts utter
in their separation from Thee, to keep them safe from the mischief of Thine loved ones on whom shall come no fear and who shall not be put to grief.
adversaries, and to nourish their souls with what Thou hast ordained for Thy
Baha'u'llah, Prayers and Meditations, p. 3
ARABIC HIDDEN WORDS
O SON OF MAN! Thou art My dominion and My dominion perisheth not, wherefore fearest thou thy perishing? Thou art My light and My light shall never be extinguished, why dost thou dread extinction? Thou art My glory and My glory fadeth not; thou art My robe and My robe shall never be outworn. Abide then in thy love for Me, that thou mayest find Me in the realm of glory.
Baha'u'llah: Arabic Hidden Words, page 14
O SON OF BEING! Thy Paradise is My love; thy heavenly home, reunion with Me. Enter therein and tarry not. This is that which hath been destined for thee in Our kingdom above and Our exalted Dominion.
Baha'u'llah: Arabic Hidden Words Page 6
CHANT (MALAY) : KATAKANLAH
Katakanlah: Tuhan mencukupi segala sesuatu di atas segalanya, dan tak ada di langit mampun di bumi yang mencukupi kecuali Tuhan. Sesungguhnya, Ia sendirilah yang Maha Tahu, yang Maha Pemelihara, yang Maha Kuasa.
Say: God sufficeth all things above all things, and nothing in the heavens or in the earth but God sufficeth. Verily, He is in Himself the Knower, the Sustainer, the Omnipotent.
PRAYER FOR UNITY
God testifieth to the unity of His Godhood and to the singleness of His own Being. On the throne of eternity, from the inaccessible heights of His station, His tongue proclaimeth that there is none other God but Him. He Himself, independently of all else, hath ever been a witness unto His own oneness, the revealer of His own nature, the glorifier of His own essence. He, verily, is the All-Powerful, the Almighty, the Beauteous.
He is supreme over His servants, and standeth over His creatures. In His
hand is the source of authority and truth. He maketh men alive by His signs,
and causeth them to die through His wrath. He shall not be asked of His Subduing. He holdeth within His grasp the empire of all things, and on His right hand is fixed the Kingdom of His Revelation.
doings and His might is equal unto all things. He is the Potent, the AllHis power, verily,
embraceth the whole of creation. Victory and overlordship are His; all might All-Glorious, the Most Powerful, the Unconditioned.
and dominion are His; all glory and greatness are His. He, of a truth, is the
Baha'u'llah: Prayers and Meditations, pages 86-87
PERSIAN HIDDEN WORDS
O SON OF BOUNTY! Out of the wastes of nothingness, with the clay of My command I made thee to appear, and have ordained for thy training every atom in existence and the essence of all created things. Thus, ere thou didst issue from thy mother's womb, I destined for thee two founts of gleaming milk, eyes to watch over thee, and hearts to love thee. Out of My loving-kindness, 'neath the shade of My mercy I nurtured thee, and guarded thee by the essence of My grace and favor. And My purpose in all this was that thou mightest attain My everlasting dominion and become worthy of My invisible bestowals. And yet heedless thou didst remain, and when fully grown, thou didst neglect all My bounties and occupied thyself with thine idle imaginings, in such wise that thou didst become wholly forgetful, and, turning away from the portals of the Friend didst abide within the courts of My enemy.
Baha'u'llah: Persian Hidden Words 29
PRAYER FOR PRAISE AND GRATITUDE
Praised be Thou, O Lord my God! Every time I attempt to make mention of
Thee, I am hindered by the sublimity of Thy station and the overpowering Thy dominion and the duration of Thy sovereignty, I would find that my
greatness of Thy might. For were I to praise Thee throughout the length of praise of Thee can befit only such as are like unto me, who are themselves Thy
creatures, and who have been generated through the power of Thy decree and pen ascribeth glory to any one of Thy names, methinks I can hear the voice of
been fashioned through the potency of Thy will. And at whatever time my its lamentation in its remoteness from Thee, and can recognize its cry because of its separation from Thy Self. I testify that everything other than Thee is but Thy creation and is held in the hollow of Thy hand. To have accepted any
act or praise from Thy creatures is but an evidence of the wonders of Thy grace and bountiful favors, and a manifestation of Thy generosity and providence.
I entreat Thee, O my Lord, by Thy Most Great Name whereby Thou didst separate light from fire, and truth from denial, to send down upon me and of the next. Supply us, then, with Thy wondrous gifts that are hid from the but Thee, the Almighty, the All-Glorious, the Most High. upon such of my loved ones as are in my company the good of this world and eyes of men. Thou art, verily, the Fashioner of all creation. No God is there
Baha'u'llah: Prayers and Meditations, pages 125-126
FROM THE WRITINGS OF THE BAB
Glorified is He to Whom pertaineth the dominion of the heavens and of the earth, in Whose hand lieth the kingdom of all created things and unto Whom shall all return. It is He Who setteth the measure assigned to each and every thing and revealeth His goodly gifts and blessings in His sacred Book for the benefit of those who offer gratitude for His Cause. Say, this earthly life shall come to an end, and everyone shall expire and return unto my Lord God Who will reward with the choicest gifts the deeds of those who endure with patience. Verily thy God assigneth the measure of all created things as He willeth, by virtue of His behest; and those who conform to the good-pleasure of your Lord, they are indeed among the blissful.
The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, pp. 160-163
CHANT (MALAY) : WAHAI PUTRA WUJUD!
WAHAI PUTRA WUJUD! Kalbumu adalah rumahKu; sucikanlah supaya Aku dapat turun kedalamnya. Rohmu adalah tempat wahyuKu; bersihkanlah bagi penjelmaanKu.
O SON OF BEING! Thy heart is My home; sanctify it for My descent. Thy spirit is My place of revelation; cleanse it for My manifestation.
FROM THE WRITINGS IN THE KITAB-I-AQDAS
Adorn ye the temple of dominion with the ornament of justice and of the fear
of God, and its head with the crown of the remembrance of your Lord, the
Creator of the heavens. Thus counselleth you He Who is the Dayspring of Promised One hath appeared in this glorified Station, whereat all beings, both seen and unseen, have rejoiced. Take ye advantage of the Day of God. Verily, to meet Him is better for you than all that whereon the sun shineth, could ye but know it.
Names, as bidden by Him Who is the All-Knowing, the All-Wise. The
The Kitab-i-Aqdas, page 52
CD – HUNDRED THOUSAND (BY UNKNOWN ARTIST)
O thou who art turning thy face towards God! Close thine eyes to all things else, and open them to the realm of the All-Glorious. Ask whatsoever thou wishest of Him alone; seek whatsoever thou seekest from Him alone. With a look He granteth a hundred thousand hopes, with a glance He healeth a hundred thousand incurable ills, with a nod He layeth balm on every wound, with a glimpse He freeth the hearts from the shackles of grief. He doeth as He doeth, and what recourse have we? He carrieth out His Will, He ordaineth what He pleaseth. Then better for thee to bow down thy head in submission, and put thy trust in the All-Merciful Lord.
‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Bahá’í World Centre, 1982 lightweight edition, page 320