Naw Ruz marks the end of the Fast and the beginning of a new year in the Baha’i calendar. Naw-Ruz is a celebration of a “spiritual springtime” that symbolizes both individual renewal and mankind’s revitalization.
Abdu’l-Baha was the eldest son of Baha’u’llah who referred to Him as “the Mystery of God” and “a shelter for all mankind”, however Abdu’l-Baha preferred to be called “Abdu’l-Baha” which means “the Servant of Baha” in reference to His servitude to Baha’u’llah. When Abdu’l-Baha passed away on 28 November 1921, He was eulogized as One who led humanity to the “Way of Truth,” as a “pillar of peace” and the embodiment of “glory and greatness.”
Baha’i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson – Episode 62: Shahin Sobhani (In Honor of Abdu’l-Baha)
Hello and welcome to the Baha’i Blogcast with me your host, Rainn Wilson.
In this series of podcasts I interview members of the Baha’i Faith and friends from all over the world about their hearts, and minds, and souls, their spiritual journeys, what they’re interested in, and what makes them tick.
In this special episode in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the passing of Abdu’l-Baha, I’m joined by my good friend Shahin Sobhani, who among many other things, was the creator of 239days.com, a site dedicated to the time Abdu’l-Baha spent in North America. Shahin tells us about his childhood and his Baha’i ancestors, and shares stories about Abdu’l-Baha, whom Baha’u’llah called “The Mystery of God”. I’m sure you’ll enjoy this conversation as much I did!
Find out more about some of the things we covered below:
* Learn more about Abdu’l-Baha and the commemoration of the Centenary of His passing here: The Mystery of God
* Website created in honor of Abdu’l-Baha’s visit to North America: 239Days.com
* Shahin mentions Rhett Diessner, who was also a guest on the Baha’i Blogcast: – Baha’i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson – Episode 43: Rhett Diessner- https://www.bahaiblog.net/2020/03/bahai-blogcast-with-rainn-wilson-episode-43-rhett-diessner/
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.