Baha’u’llah

Gardens planted by Baha'is near where Baha'u'llah is buried. Photo courtesy Baha'i World News Service

How to recognize a new Divine Teacher?

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How to recognize a new Divine Teacher? The first people to hear the new teachings, as well as the established clergy of the time, rejected Moses, Jesus Christ, and Muhammad. The same pattern repeated when the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh announced their stations as the most recent Prophets, or Manifestations of God. In “The Book of [...]

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Light of Unity Festival 2017

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200th Birthday of Baha’u’llah Celebrating the Unity of Humanity! All over the world, in villages and towns in nearly every country on earth, Baha’is held parties large and small—with everyone invited. Why? To celebrate Baha’u’llah, Who came with a new Message for humankind; a message of peace, hope and unity on a scale never before [...]

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Media about the beginning of the Bahá’í Faith

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We are now halfway between the bicentenaries of the births of the Twin Manifestations of God, The Báb and Bahá’u’lláh.  Here is information about films and books about the beginning of the Faith. “As the world suffers from the divisive forces of strife and intolerance, a new Faith advocates the oneness of humanity’s major religions [...]

Bahá’u’lláh: arrival in the Holy Land 1868

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“BAHA’I WORLD CENTRE, 27 August 2018, (BWNS) — This week marks the 150th anniversary of the arrival of Baha’u’llah in the Holy Land, the last banishment in a series of exiles decreed by two monarchs. The Akka/Haifa area has since become the spiritual and administrative center of the Baha’i world, home to the community’s holiest sites. “This [...]

God and the Divine Teachers

Bahá’í Writings

“To every discerning and illuminated heart it is evident that God, the unknowable Essence, the Divine Being, is immensely exalted beyond every human attribute, such as corporeal existence, ascent and descent, egress and regress. Far be it from His glory that human tongue should adequately recount His praise, or that human heart comprehend His fathomless [...]

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Ascension of Baha’u’llah

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May 29 marks the anniversary of the Ascension of Baha’u’llah, the founder of the Baha’i Faith. The day is one of nine holy days in the Baha’i calendar when Baha’is suspend work and school. An observance will be held at the Beaverton Baha’i Center at 3:45 am on Saturday May 29, 2010. Breakfast will be served following the program.

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The Festival of Ridvan — the most sacred Baha’i holiday

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The Festival of Ridvan (Riz-wahn), celebrated from April 21 to May 2, commemorates the anniversary of Baha’u’llah’s declaration in 1863 that He was the Promised One of all earlier religions. The Ridvan period is bittersweet, as Baha’u’llah was soon to be exiled to Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey). Baha’u’llah spent 12 days in a garden in [...]

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