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March Events 2017

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On March 19, you are invited to celebrations of the New Year/Naw-Rúz!  March 1-19 is the annual period of fasting from sunrise to sunset for Bahá’ís 15-70 years of age who are healthy, not pregnant or nursing, or otherwise exempt.  It is a time of increased focus on rejuvenating and developing our spiritual life.  March [...]

Declaration

The Declaration of the Bab

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"O LORD! Enable all the peoples of the earth to gain admittance into the Paradise of Thy Faith, so that no created being may remain beyond the bounds of Thy good-pleasure."~ The Bab

Celebrating the Declaration of the Bab, herald of Baha’u’llah

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“His life is one of the most magnificent examples of courage which it has been the privilege of mankind to behold,” French writer A.L.M. Nicolas said of the Báb (“gate” in Arabic). The Báb—born Siyyid `Alí-Muhammad in Shiraz, Persia (now Iran)—announced on May 22, 1844, that He was the bearer of a Divine Revelation which [...]

Map of Baha'u'llah's exile

In a garden of Paradise, the Baha’i Faith takes root

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What makes the Festival of Ridvan, celebrated April 21 to May 2, the holiest of days for Baha’is? It commemorates the anniversary of Baha’u’llah’s declaration in 1863 that He was the Promised One of all earlier religions. Up to this point, Baha’u’llah, who was born into a noble Persian family in 1817, had dedicated His [...]

Ascension of 'Abdul-Baha

Ascension of ‘Abdul-Baha

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'Abdu'l-Baha was the Son of the Prophet-Founder of the Baha'i Faith. He passed away on 28 November 1921. He traveled to America in 1912. This video describes this Unique Personage.

Anniversary of the Martyrdom of the Bab

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On July 9, Baha'is around the world commemorate the date in 1850 that the Bab - one of two main figures in the founding of their Faith - was executed by a firing squad in Iran, then called Persia. The Bab, whose name means "gate" in Arabic, had declared in 1844 that He was a [...]

Declaration of the Bab

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The Bahá'í Faith traces its origin to 1844 and the announcement by a young man, Siyyid ‘Ali-Muhammad, in Shiraz, Persia. He took the title of the Báb (meaning “Gate” in Arabic). On May 22, 1844, in Shiraz, Persia (now Iran)— the Báb announced that He was the bearer of a Divine Revelation, which would prepare [...]

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