Religious Practice

Every Bahá’í should read something from the writings each morning and evening. The purpose is to understand and to think about how the teachings can be applied in action. Bahá’u’lláh wrote that it is better “to read a single verse with joy and radiance than to read with lassitude all the Holy Books of God”.

Within the community, scripture in used in commemoration of Bahá’í Holy Days, in the Nineteen-Day Feast, which is the principal community meeting, and in open devotional meetings, where music and readings from the writings of other faiths and other inspirational material may be used.

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