Selig der Ort und das Haus und der Platz und die Stadt und das Herz und der Berg und das Obdach und die Höhle und das Tal und das Land und das Meer und die Insel und die Au, wo Gottes gedacht und Sein Lob gepriesen wird.


طُوبَى لِمَحَلٍّ وَلِبَيْتٍ وَلِمَقَامٍ وَلِمَدِينَةٍ وَلِقَلْبٍ وَلِجَبَلٍ وَلِكَهْفٍ وَلِغَارٍ وَلِأَوْدِيَةٍ وَلِبَرٍّ وَلِبَحْرٍ وَلِجَزِيرَةٍ وَلِدَسْكِرَةٍ اِرْتَفَعَ فِيهَا ذِكْرُ اللهِ وَثَنَائُهُ

حضرت بهاءالله

« Blessed is the spot » is a passage from a Tablet of Baháʼuʼlláh to one of His nineteen Apostles, Mírzá ʻAlí-Muḥammad, known more commonly as Ibn-i-Aṣdaq. This iconic excerpt, first translated by Shoghi Effendi in The Advent of Divine Justice, serves as an important reminder to us that, wherever we may be, that spot will be blessed if we mention God and glorify His praise there.

In the original Arabic text, the “in” sound you hear at the end of every noun is a short vowel mark called a “kasratain.” In this context, this mark indicates that the noun is indefinite. So, rather than refer to a specific sea, land, island, and so on, Baháʼuʼlláh is saying that any sea, land, or island where the mention of God is made and His praise is glorified will be blessed.

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