Compiled to date - 330 names
Last upload 18 ‘Izzat 162 BE (25 September 2005)
It could justifiably be said that this effort is a futile, even a wasted exercise, for it is stated in the Holy Texts that God is the Possessor of infinite names. It is thus that this is an exercise that can never be completed. No matter; as more names are found they will be added.
The source for each of these names is solely those found within the Texts of the Bahá’í Faith; i.e. in the Works of the Báb, Bahá’u’lláh and of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. Names that, in my subjective (and most possibly erroneous) judgement, are references solely to the Manifestations Themselves, have not been added — this despite that the Holy Texts say that They and God are, in specified ways, identical - read the Kitáb-i-Íqan
to ascertain these specified ways.
The exercise has been undertaken to satisfy my own curiosity. This curiosity was enkindled some years ago when, in a study of one of the books of the Ruhi series, four, each with an identical list of the names of God, were assigned each to a corner of the room, while the remainder sat with eyes closed and in a meditative frame of mind in the centre of these four, facing the designated “front” of the room. Each of the four then, in turn (clockwise or anticlockwise does not matter), read aloud a name of God from the list in their possession. This list was short enough that the participants were not wearied by the recital, that at the end of the recital we felt that its length had been perfectly sufficient.
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