It hath been ordained that obligatory prayer is to be performed by each of you individually. Save in the Prayer for the Dead, the practice of congregational prayer hath been annulled. He, of a truth, is the Ordainer, the All-Wise.
Critique: After categorically rejecting in verse 5 that this book lays down ordinances in an unashamed manner ordinance are espoused in this verse.
How surprising that this so-called faith talks of uniting the people of various classes but abolishes the daily congregational prayer! It is during the congregational prayer that the differences are practically abolished. During the congregational prayer a poor or a low caste man may stand in the first row while a rich, powerful and a person of illustrious lineage may get a place only in the last rows, thus establishing perfect brotherhood among all men. Alas! the Baha’is have to just suffice with lip service and are deprived of practically implementing equality and brotherhood even within their own camp.