Face Glowed

Face of the prophets glowed or shone.


67. Face of the prophets glowed or shone: This may not seem like an actual important point of agreement between the religions of God, but light was sometimes seen glowing from the faces of all of Gods Holy Messengers, which seems to be another possible sign of the prophethood of the prophets from the way we find it mentioned in the Holy Writings. From the Holy Bible we know this happened to Moses and Jesus Christ. They both experienced this phenomena at least once in the bible. Jewish symbols star-8pix JUDAISM: Exodus: 34:29 “And it came to pass, when Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses’ hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him.” Exodus: 34:30 “And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come nigh him.” Exodus: 34:31 “And Moses called unto them; and Aaron and all the rulers of the congregation returned unto him: and Moses talked with them.” Exodus: 34:32 “And afterward all the children of Israel came nigh: and he gave them in commandment all that The LORD had spoken with him in Mount Sinai.” Exodus 34:33 “And till Moses had done speaking with them, he put a vail on his face.” Exodus: 34:34 “But when Moses went in before The LORD to speak with him, he took the vail off, until he came out. And he came out, and spake unto the children of Israel that which he was commanded.” Exodus: 34:35 “And the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses’ face shone: and Moses put the vail upon his face again.” We also find that this was the case with Jesus Christ when he took some of his disciples up into the mountains: the cross-5pix CHRISTIANITY: Matthew: 17:1 “And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,” Matthew: 17:2 “And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.”  

Muhammad’s face was also known to have glowed or glittered at least once before his death: Islamic symbol-5pix ISLAM: “Anas bin Malik Al-Ansari, told me, Abu Bakr used to lead the people in prayer during the fatal illness of the Prophet till it was Monday. When the people aligned (in rows) for the prayer, the Prophet lifted the curtain of his house and started looking at us and was standing at that time. His face was (glittering) like a page of the Qur’án and he smiled cheerfully. We were about to be put to trial for the pleasure of seeing the Prophet, Abu Bakr retreated to join the row as he thought that the Prophet would lead the prayer. The Prophet beckoned us to complete the prayer and he let the curtain fall. On the same day he died.”  

        (Hadith, Bukhari Vol 1, Book 11, # 648) 

Islamic symbol-5pix “I heard Ka’b bin Malik talking after his failure to join (the Ghazwa of) Tabuk. He said, ‘When I greeted Allah’s Apostle whose face was glittering with happiness, for whenever Allah’s Apostle was happy, his face used to glitter, as if it was a piece of the moon, and we used to recognize it (i.e. his happiness) from his face.”’  

        (Hadith, Bukhari Vol 4, Book 56, Number 756) 

Zoroastrian symbol-12pix ZOROASTRIANISM: 143. “O Spitama! who is fairer than any creature in the world, and full of light to shine.” 

Ahura Mazda symbol-8pix (Zoroaster, The Zend-Avesta, Khorda Avesta – Book of Common Prayer pt. 1) Denkard. Zoroaster, “In the pure light and equal to the archangels — collected together and reckoned together, since the original creation, and completely unmixed – Zartosht (Zoroaster) was spiritually fashioned and provided undefectively for the acceptance and propagation of the religion in the world. 2. And when he is sent for the manifestation of restrained saintliness (mokih) and bodily substance, great glory and radiance become as much discernible in him, he produced a radiance, glow, and brilliance from the place of his own abode, that issued intensely and strongly, like the splendor of fire, to distant lands.”

Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM: “Krishna. Yea! thou hast seen, Arjuna! because I loved thee well, The secret countenance of Me, revealed by mystic spell, Shining, and wonderful,” “In Thy countenance shine all the features.”  

(Hindu, Bhagavad Gita (Edwin Arnold tr) chapter 9 and 11) 

Hindu symbol 5-pix “The pure and lovely face of holy Order hath shone like gold of heaven in its arising.” “Together with the heaven he shines apparent, formed by his Makers well with power and wisdom.”  

          (Hindu, Vedas, Rig Veda – Books 6 and 7) 

Hindu symbol 5-pix “When he shines, everything shines after him; by his light all this is lighted.” 

          (Hindu, Upanishads vol. 2, Katha-Upanishad) 

Buddhist wheel symbol-10 pix BUDDHISM:The Lord as usual first sitting quietly became absorbed in Samadhi, radiating from the crown of his head, rays of soft and tender brightness.” “An aureole transcendently pure and golden brightnesses seen emanating from the person of my Lord. It was because of this that I first admired my Lord. (Buddha, Surangama Sutra) 

Dharma wheel Buddhist symbols-5pix “The hall filled with a radiant splendor that emanated from the moonlike face of the blessed one.” (Buddha, Surangama Sutra) 

Mandaean symbol-15pix SABEANISM: “Radiance was brought and I was clothed in it, light was brought and I was wrapped in it.” “The place of joy, in which the face shines. The face shines in it, the form is illumined and does not grow dim.” (Sabeanism, The Song and Bliss) 

Mandaean symbol1 “The saviour that cometh towards you Is all radiancy and light from head to foot.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 67) 

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “His (The Bab’s) radiant countenance bespoke the light that had been kindled in his soul.” 

The Bab: (Shoghi Effendi, The Dawn-Breakers, p. 8) 

The shrine10 pix “The face of the Báb was aglow with joy, a joy such as had never shone from His countenance. Indifferent to the storm that raged about Him, He conversed with us with gaiety and cheerfulness.” 

The Bab: (Shoghi Effendi, The Dawn-Breakers, p. 506) 

The shrine10 pix “Such radiance of might and majesty streamed from his countenance that none could bear to look upon the effulgence of his glory and beauty. Nor was it an uncommon occurrence for unbelievers involuntarily to bow down in lowly obeisance on beholding His Holiness.” 

The Bab: (Shoghi Effendi, The Dawn-Breakers, p. 514) 

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: What is not a well known fact is, that the face of Baha’u’llah, when he would talk to the believers, would sometimes glow with an inner light. “Often we saw his dear face illumined by the glow of an inner consuming fire, reflecting the glory of this Order, while with a gentle and convincing voice he would tell of the five-hundred-thousand-year Cycle over which Bahá’u’lláh’s Revelation would extend its shield and supremacy.” 

          (Bahá’í Faith, Ugo Giachery, Shoghi Effendi – Recollections)