Personal Reflections on the Baha’i Faith from Around the World – Collection 12

“Personal Reflections on the Baha’i Faith from Around the World” is a Baha’i Blog initiative in honor of the bicentenary anniversaries of the Births of Baha’u’llah and the Bab, the two Prophet-founders of the Baha’i Faith.

In this initiative, we share portraits of Baha’is and their friends from different countries and territories all over the world, along with a few of their words about what the Baha’i Faith means to them or how it has touched their lives.

You can stay updated by following the “Personal Reflections” social media pages FacebookInstagram or Twitter. You can also visit the website dedicated to this project:

In 2017 we shared 200 portraits and reflections in honor of the Birth of Baha’u’llah and in 2019 we decided to share another 200 to celebrate the bicentenary of the Bab’s Birth. Our hope is that by sharing these pictures and excerpts, we will answer the call from the Universal House of Justice to communicate “a sense of what it means for humanity that these two Luminaries [the Bab and Baha’u’llah] rose successively above the horizon of the world.”

Here is the 12th collection of images displayed here via our Instagram page, and it’s the second set of 20 in honor of the Birth of the Bab.

We hope you find this project as inspirational as we do!



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“What connected me to the Baha’i Faith was the children’s classes I had back in Iran […] I went to those and I think those are really what affected me and helped me through all the problems when we moved to the United States. We weren’t connected with the Baha’i community at first, there were lots of things that I could have got involved with. Now that I look at it, I was at the edge […] But once I passed it that’s when I realised, wow, how dangerous it was! And I think those children’s classes really affected me, and helped me tackle, helped me get under control in a way.” #bahai #bahaifaith #bicentenaryBirthoftheBab #bahaipeople #bahaiphotos #bahaiphotographer

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“I’m doing courteous today.” #Bahai #BahaiFaith #Bahaipeople #Bahaiphotographer #BicentenaryBirthoftheBab

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In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a stay-at-home parent and a bookworm with a maxed out library card but professionally she is a museologist with a background in English Literature. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.

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