Iskandar wrote: "the saying of the verses while doing the ablution is mandatory only for the medium prayer solely" and, Anthony wrote:
"no one can give an authoratative answer to such questions as they relate to prayer (at least, in the absence of a living Guardian)"
Yes, that's the official position, but my interest is more in Baha'i shari`a from a textual analysis. I'm not an expert in palaeography but I would be interested in whether the (second) Lawh-i-Salat manuscript is digitised and available for study. Does anyone know?