Ayyam-i-Ha is coming up, and it’s important to make our holy days special. Luckily, there’s a lot of fun ideas out there online which can help us celebrate the intercalary days, and one of the places worth checking out online if you’re short of ideas or need some inspiration is Pinterest.
Pinterest is an online group board and it’s a great place for people to share their ideas, recipes, images, gifts and decorations for pretty much anything! Users not only submit (or rather ‘pin’) photos of what interests them onto their pinboards, but they can browse other pinboards and ‘re-pin’ the photos to their own page.
A few Baha’is have uploaded their own Ayyam-i-Ha ideas to their pin-boards which are really worth checking out, so here are some examples: Continue reading
The most holy time of year in the Baha’i calendar is almost here, so that means it’s also time for another Baha’i Blog quiz.
Ridvan is a time of celebration and jubilation for Baha’is around the world, and if you’re still trying to come up with ideas on how you can celebrate it with your community, then check out this Baha’i Blog post for some great ways to celebrate: 16 Novel Ideas for Your Next Holy Day
You may also want to have a read of these past two Baha’i Blog articles about Ridvan in order to brief yourselves on the significance of Ridvan before you jump head-first into the quiz!
- What is Ridvan and why does it have 12 days?
- The Two Gardens of Ridvan
We hope you enjoy the quiz, and of course, the team at Baha’i Blog would like to wish everyone a very happy Ridvan!
In this day and age it’s become much easier to get a hold of new information and materials. Years ago, if you wanted to play an instrument like your guitar or keyboard at a gathering or camp, you’d have to get things like sheet music off other people and from books at Baha’i stores. Now, all you have to do is get online, grab the music yourself from the comfort of your own home and print it off!
Music is a important ingredient at feasts, firesides, devotionals, childrens classes, and many other Baha’i meetings, as it is a ladder to the soul. So getting those upbeat tunes to sing along with and liven up your events is a must!
As Baha’u’llah says,
We, verily, have made music as a ladder for your souls, a means whereby they may be lifted up unto the realm on high.
Naw-Ruz has arrived, and the team at Baha’i Blog has come up with ten questions to test your knowledge of this Baha’i holy day.
Go ahead, take the Naw-Ruz quiz and see how you do!
If you don’t manage to get 100%, don’t fret. There’s always next year!
Feel free to familiarise yourselves with Naw-Ruz through these articles below – or see how you go without reading through them first.
1) A Time For Renewal
2) Is Naw-Ruz an Iranian Holiday or a Baha’i Holy Day?
3) Naw-Ruz: Spiritual Springtime
But most importantly, the team at Baha’i Blog would like to wish you all a very happy Naw-Ruz!
Photo by hodag
In the days before the internet, being a Bahai and trying to help the poor could be a little bit more challenging than it is today. If you want to help struggling families on the other side of the world, but don’t know where to start or how to go about it, then consider the web-based microloan service Kiva.
Kiva is a non-profit organization that helps the less fortunate via loans given by people such as yourself to help them purchase whatever they need to maintain their livelihood. You can loan as little as $25 to make a big difference in someones life. Loans eventually get paid back, and then you can re-loan the money again. Kiva has a How it Works page which explains more about the mechanics of loaning via the service.
The Bahá’is of New Zealand have launched a new website for the friends and members of the wider community to access.
The chic new look came in mid 2012 and has drastically improved the accessibility of information and Baha’i activities that are happening in New Zealand. On the home page for example, there are quick links to read a few simple prayers, how to become a Baha’i or even how to go about attending a Bahá’í event.