Saturday, July 29, 2017

Abdul Baha: "Jinabi Tahirih had a good appetite."

As a nursing mother, my wife apologized to 'Abdu'l-Bahá for what she spoke of as her "great appetite." He however referred to her duties as a mother and the labors which make part of that calling, and to the need therefore for more than usual nourishment. Speaking of appetite and taking food, He (AB) said further in part: "Virtue and excellence consist in true faith in God, not in having a small or a large appetite for food, or in similar matters. Jinabi Tahirih (Qurrat-ul-Ayn) had a good appetite. When asked concerning it, she would answer, 'It is recorded in the Holy traditions that one of the recorded attributes of the people of paradise is "partaking of food, continually."'

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