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Martyrdom of the Bab

  • On July 9th 1850, the Bab, the forerunner to Baha’u’llah, was executed in Tabriz, Persia by a firing squad of 750 men. The Bab, which means “the Gate” in Arabic, was a Messenger of God whose role was to herald the coming of the latest Manifestation of God: Baha’u’llah.
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Day of the Covenant

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In His Will, Baha’u’llah instructed all to turn to His eldest Son, Abdu’l-Baha, not only as the authorized interpreter of the Baha’i Writings but also as the perfect exemplar of the Baha’i Faith’s spirit and teachings. Every year Baha’is celebrate Abdu’l-Baha as the Centre of Baha’u’llah Covenant.

The Ascension of Abdu’l-Baha

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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 63: Anne & Tim Perry (In Honor of Abdu’l-Baha)

May 24, 2021, in Audio > Podcasts, by

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 Anne and Tim Perry, the couple behind the fabulous documentary about Abdu’l-Baha’s visit to North America called ‘Luminous Journey’. They tell me how they became Baha’is, what inspired them to make the documentary, and share stories about the making of the film, and of Abdu’l-Baha. I know you’ll enjoy the conversation as much I did!

Find out more about some of the things we covered below:

* Watch ‘Luminous Journey’ here on the official Youtube channel for Luminous Journey.

* Learn more about Abdu’l-Baha and the commemoration of the Centenary of His passing here: The Mystery of God

* Abdu’l-Baha

* The Universal House of Justice: https://bit.ly/3mgH0wN

* Shoghi Effendi

* The Bab​​

* Baha’u’llah

* The Baha’i World Centre

* Greenacre Baha’i School

* Sarah Farmer

* Book by Anne Perry: Green Acre on the Piscataqua

* Seals & Crofts

* The Nineteen Day Feast and Why it’s Important

* 92 Baha’i World Congress

* 239Days.com

* Thornton Chase

* Baha’i Firesides

* Louis Gregory

* Agnes Parsons

* Liz Dwyer

* Anne shares quote from Abdu’l-Baha:
“…for any movement animated by love moveth from the periphery to the centre, from space to the Day-Star of the universe. Perchance thou deemest this to be difficult, but I tell thee that such cannot be the case, for when the motivating and guiding power is the divine force of magnetism it is possible, by its aid, to traverse time and space easily and swiftly.” -Abdu’l-Baha

* Tim mentions a quote by Abdu’l-Baha relating to the election of the president of the United States:
“The president must be a man who does not insistently seek the presidency. He should be a person free from all thoughts of name and rank; rather, he should say, ‘I am unworthy and incapable of this position and cannot bear this great burden.’ Such persons deserve the presidency. If the object is to promote the public good, then the president must be a well-wisher of all and not a self-seeking person. If the object, however, is to promote personal interests, then such a position will be injurious to humanity and not beneficial to the public.” -Abdu’l-Baha

* The Importance of Service in the Baha’i Faith

* Juliet Thompson

* Paris Talks

You can find all of our episodes here on the Baha’i Blogcast page, and be sure to ‘subscribe’ to the Baha’i Blogcast for more upcoming episodes on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and Soundcloud.

Thanks for listening!

-Rainn Wilson

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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.
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