Institutions - Other

With the Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh many familiar concepts, customs and institutions are redefined and take on new meaning. One of these is the dowry. The institution of dowry is a very ancient practice in many cultures and takes many forms.

Bahá’u’lláh, The Kitab-i-Aqdas, p. 208

. . . war is satanic institution.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Bahá’í World Faith, p. 231

As material knowledge is illuminating those within the walls of this great temple of learning, so also may the light of the spirit, the inner and divine light of the real philosophy glorify this institution.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Foundations of World Unity, p. 49

He has ordained and established the House of Justice which is . . . under the protecting power of Bahá’u’lláh Himself.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Bahá’í World Faith, p. 247

Marriage is a holy institution and much encouraged in this blessed cause. Now you two are no longer two, but one. Bahá’u’lláh's wish is that all men be of one mind and consider themselves of one great household, that the mind of mankind be not divided against itself.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in London, p. 78

May it be the first to upraise the standard of the Most Great Peace, and through this nation of democracy may these philanthropic intentions and institutions be spread broadcast throughout the world.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 36-37