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Gabriel
The highest of all the angels, the Holy Spirit. It is his duty to write down the decrees of God; through him the Qur’án was revealed to Muḥammad.
See also : Cherubim.
A-Z : Gabriel
Garden of Paradise
See   Garden of Riḍván
Garden of Riḍván
Najíbíyyih Garden
Garden of Riḍván
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Literally “Garden of Paradise” or Najíbíyyih Garden
The name given by Bahá’u’lláh to two gardens - the Najíbíyyih Garden in Baghdád and a garden belonging to Bahá’u’lláh outside ‘Akká.
Bahá’u’lláh stayed at the Garden of Riḍván in Baghdád for twelve days, from 21 April to 2 May, 1863, after the Ottoman Empire exiled him from Baghdád, before commencing His journey to Constantinople.
A-Z : Riḍván ~ Declaration of Bahá’u’lláh
Gate of the Gate
See   Mullá Ḥusayn
Gematria
Hebrew numerology
Getsinger, Lua
See   Lua Getsinger
Ghenza Rama
Main Sabaean Scripture
glory, veils of
See   veils of glory
God, Day of
See   Day of God
God, Manifestation of
See   Manifestation of God
God’s Holy Mountain
See   Mount Carmel
God’s Major Plan
See   Major Plan of God
God’s Minor Plan
See   Minor Plan of God
Golden Age
See   Ages
Gospel
Either the whole New Testament, or one of its four Gospel Books
A-Z : Gospel(s)
Greater Branch
See   Mírzá Muḥammad-‘Alí
Greater Covenant
See   Covenant
Greatest Holy Leaf
See   Bahíyyih Khánum
Greatest Name
The name Bahá’u’lláh (“the Glory of God”) and its derivatives, such as Alláh-u-Abhá (“God is Most Glorious”), Bahá (“glory”, “splendour”, or “light”), and Yá Bahá’u’l-Abhá (“O Thou the Glory of the Most Glorious!”). Also referred to as the Most Great Name.
A-Z : Name(s) ~ Most Great
Green Acre
Entrance
August 16 1912
Green Acre
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Bahá’ís of the
United States
Founded in 1894 by Sarah Jane Farmer. The name comes from the poet John Greenleaf Whittier, who was a friend of the Farmer family.
It is America's first Bahá’í school, in Eliot, Maine, on the banks of the Piscataqua River. Now a permanent institution, Green Acre Bahá’í School is owned and operated by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States, fostering the oneness of humanity, world peace, unity of the races, equality of men and women, and other Bahá’í ideals.
Green Acre is also the home of the Badasht Academy.
Greenleaf, Elizabeth
See   Elizabeth Greenleaf
Guardianship
The institution, anticipated by Bahá’u’lláh in the Kitáb-i-Aqdas and established by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in His Will and Testament, to which Shoghi Effendi was appointed.
Shoghi Effendi explains that the Guardianship and the Universal House of Justice constitute the twin pillars of the World Order of Bahá’u’lláh and are the twin successors of Bahá’u’lláh and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá.
The Guardian’s chief functions are to interpret the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, the Báb, and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and to be the permanent head of the Universal House of Justice.
A-Z : Guardianship
Gulpáygání
See   Abu’l-Faḍl
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