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10 Great Articles About the Baha’i Fast for You to Read

March 2, 2014, in Articles > Holy Days & Baha'i Calendar, by
10 Great Articles for You to Use About the Baha’i Fast


The Baha’i Fast is always a time when we get a lot of questions from our friends and colleagues about why we fast and what the Baha’i Fast is all about, so I thought it would be useful to put together a list of 10 articles available online, each related to the Baha’i Fast in some way, which may help you in your personal deepening and discussions, and which you can share with others who may be interested.

So here’s the list of 10 articles in no particular order:

1. The Baha’i Fast… Slowly

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In this great article on bahaiteachings.org, Baha’i actor Rainn Wilson shares his personal take on fasting and shares his own experiences as a Baha’i during the fast in a funny and informative way.

Click here to go to the article.


2. The Baha’i Fast

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In this great artcile by Sara Mazloum Ferdowsi on Baha’i Blog, Sara gives a great overview of what the Baha’i Fast is and what it’s all about.

Click here to go to the article.


3. The Baha’i Fast

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This article from the ‘Baha’i Topics‘ section of the bahai.org site (the official site of the Baha’i International Communinty) is a short and sweet half page post about the Baha’i Fast based mainly on the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha and Shoghi Effendi.
Click here to go to the article.


4. 4 Things The Fast Helps Us Strengthen

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This Baha’i Blog article looks at how fasting is a great opportunity for us to actually exercise and strengthen our ‘spiritual muscles’, and it lists four of the ‘spiritual muscles’ the fast helps us strengthen. It’s actually been one of Baha’i Blog’s most popular posts.

Click here to go to the article.


5. The Power of Baha’i Fasting

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In this wonderful artcile on beliefnet.com, Sherna Hough Deamer shares her personal experience of how with a few changes to her daily routine and a lot of prayer, she’s found a powerful grace in the Baha’i month of fasting.

Click here to go to the article.


6. Fasting in Other Religions

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Okay so this is not directly Baha’i related, but considering the fact that it’s important for us to understand that fasting is also observed in various ways by other religions and belief systems as it all comes from the same divine source, this Baha’i Blog article takes a brief look at how some of these other religions and belief systems practice fasting.
Click here to go to the article.


7. How to Eat During the Baha’i Fast

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In this interesting post about the Baha’i Fast, Susan Gammage gives readers a rundown of things we can do to prepare ourselves both physically and spiritually for the month of fasting.

Click here to go to the article.




8. Fasting: Spring Cleaning for the Soul

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In this great reflective and informative article about the Baha’i Fast, David Langness looks at the spiritual significance of what fasting is really all about.

Click here to go to the article.


9. 5 Tips for a Healthy Happy Fast (the comments are great!)

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In this Baha’i Blog article Collis puts some thought into the material aspects of fasting and asks readers to share their tips. Have a read through the ‘Comments’ section of the article, there’s some great discussion there.

Click here to go to the article.


10. Nineteen Days: Reflections on the Baha’i Fast

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This pinboard on Pinterest by Nineteen Days is full of really great images, quotes, videos and articles about the 19 day Baha’i Fast. There’s something here for everyone so it’s definitely worth checking out!

Click here to go to the article.



Okay so that’s it for now and I hope you’ve found these articles helpful!

Happy fasting everyone!

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Naysan Naraqi

Naysan is passionate about using the arts and media to explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith. Back in 2011, Naysan started up the Baha’i Blog project, channeling his experiences in both media and technology companies to help create a hub for Baha’i-inspired content online.

Discussion 3 Comments

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dupasi benny (September 9, 2015 at 8:04 AM)

Thank u Naysan. Your blog has been very beneficial, especially to novices like us. Thanks again.

Azihweh Colette Akumbom (July 7, 2016 at 12:27 PM)

Here are two different meditations on a prayer for the Baha’i fast by Ruhiyyih Khanum — written forty years apart!
http://bahaimosaic.blogspot.com/2009_02_25_archive.html

Paul Mantle (March 3, 2018 at 11:54 PM)

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