The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
31O people of the world! Build ye houses of worship throughout the lands in the Name of Him Who is the Lord of all religions. Make them as perfect as is possible in the world of being, and adorn them with that which befitteth them, not with images and effigies. Then, with radiance and joy, celebrate therein the praise of your Lord, the Most Compassionate. Verily, by His remembrance the eye is cheered and the heart filled with light.
Mashriqu’l-Adhkár (House of Worship),   15, K115, 155, n53, 254
Praise of God,   K115, n53
Study Guide
How are the Houses of Worship to be built and adorned?
What is to be done in the Houses of Worship?
How is the eye cheered and the heart filled with light?
(See Note 53)
What are the Bahá’í Houses of Worship dedicated to?
What does Mashriqu’l-Adhkár mean?
What will the dependencies be dedicated to?
What is one of the most vital institutions in the world?
What does Shoghi Effendi envisage for the Houses of Worship in the future?
In the future where will Bahá’í Houses of Worship be constructed?