Love and the Law of Ḥuqúqu’lláh
Here are some extracts from a series of talks given in 1997 by Dr. ‘Alí Muḥammad Varqá, Hand of the Cause of God, and last Trustee of Ḥuqúqu’lláh, about love and the Law of Ḥuqúqu’lláh.
Dr. Varqa referenced a mystical poem revealed by Bahá’u’lláh during His seclusion in the mountains of Sulaymaniyih: “Kindle the fire of love and burn away all things, Then set thy foot into the land of the lovers.”1 Dr. Varqa stated that “this phenomenon is the motivating power which enables man to remove all obstacles in the way of his spiritual growth”, and that love for God and the laws of Baha’u’llah is the vehicle for the progress and ascendency of one’s soul.
“Ḥuqúqu’lláh by its special and unique characteristics combines the might and power of the Word of God with the humility and submission of man; therefore, in this Cause, obedience to God’s ordinance is a demonstration of the highest degree of love and devotion.”
“By offering Ḥuqúqu’lláh, we enter into the infinite chain of causality, giving and receiving, affecting and being affected, in such a way as to enable us to contribute our share to the great system of mutual aid and interdependence which links all created things together.”
“The efficiency of this act of resignation and love depends on the degree of eagerness and the ultimate desire with which the individual takes pleasure and satisfaction in obedience to God’s decree. This is why, according to Bahá’u’lláh’s statement, Ḥuqúqu’lláh should be observed with the utmost radiance, gladness, and willing acquiescence.”
“…the acceptance of the offerings dependeth on the spirit of joy, fellowship and contentment that the righteous souls who fulfil this injunction will manifest. If such is the attitude, acceptance is permissible and not otherwise. Verily thy Lord is the All-Sufficing, the All-Praised.”2
“This is the way to attract divine blessings and confirmations from this law.”
1 Bahá’u’lláh. The Seven Valleys. The Valley of Love.
2 Compilation on Ḥuqúqu’lláh, 2007. #11.