Question – The Baha’i Writings say that all the Prophets are equal to each other, none of them is greater than the others. Is it forbidden to say one is greater or distinguished than the others?

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The Baha’i Writings say that all the Prophets are equal to each other, none of them is greater than the others. Is it forbidden to say one is greater or distinguished than the others?

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The Writings say that the Prophets have various “ranks”

The Writings say that the Prophets have various “ranks”. A Tablet of ‘Abdu’l-Baha says that the Prophets can be likened to the parts of a human body, with Brain, Heart, etc; He likens Baha’u’llah to the Brain, Jesus to the Heart, and the Other Prophets to the less important parts of the Body. Shoghi Effendi called Baha’u’llah the “Supreme Manifestation of God”. By “no distinguish between them” Baha’u’llah was NOT condemning their ranking, but rather condemning what the Christians and Jews were doing in his days, accepting some and rejecting others as Prophets!

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