About the Day of the Covenant

Portrait of Abdu’l-Baha in Edirne, c. 1868 (Photo: Baha’i World Centre)

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 Faith’s spirit and teachings. Abdu’l-Baha’s extraordinary qualities of character, His knowledge and His service to humanity offered a vivid demonstration of Baha’u’llah’s teachings in action.

Every year Baha’is around the world celebrate Abdu’l-Baha as the Centre of Baha’u’llah Covenant and honor Abdu’l-Baha’s ministry and how He presented with brilliant simplicity, to high and low alike, Baha’u’llah’s prescription for the spiritual and social renewal of society.

Below are 11 resources found on Baha’i Blog about Abdu’l-Baha and Baha’u’llah’s Covenant:

1. The Passing of Baha’u’llah and His Covenant

In this article, Naysan writes about the events surrounding the Ascension of Baha’u’llah and how Abdu’l-Baha was appointed His successor and the Centre of the Covenant.

2. The Day of the Covenant

Preethi provides us with some introductory thoughts about the Day of the Covenant, its significance and what it means to be steadfast in her faith and devoted to serving humanity. She writes about how the Day of the Covenant turns the attention of the Baha’is once again to the Revelation of Baha’u’llah and service to the Faith and Cause of Baha’u’llah. Abdu’l-Baha truly was the tireless “Servant of Baha”.

3. What Baha’is Celebrate on the Day of the Covenant

In this article, Matt reflects on the significance of Baha’u’llah’s covenant and how it maintains integrity and solidarity within the Baha’i Faith.

4. “Abdu’l-Baha” by Dominique Sylvester

In this Baha’i Blog Studio Session, we’re in Johannesburg, South Africa with Dominique Sylvester who sings “Abdu’l-Baha” based on a tablet by Abdu’l-Baha.

5. Baha’i Blog Quiz – The Day of the Covenant

Test your knowledge, or that of your friends and family members, with this short introductory quiz dedicated to the Day of the Covenant.

6. Baha’i Blog Quiz — The Day of the Covenant (Part 2)

This quiz is focused on His ministry, His mysterious personage, and His appointment as Baha’u’llah’s successor and the interpreter of the Baha’i Writings.

7. New Book: Steadfastness in the Covenant

Dr. Abdu’l-Missagh Ghadirian’s latest book, Steadfastness in the Covenant: Responding to Tests and Tribulations, is a weighty tome. Steadfastness to the Covenant is a combination of our recognition of Baha’u’llah and our obedience to His teachings. In this interview, Abdu’l-Missagh shares a little about the process of putting this work together on so marvellous a subject.

8. The Baha’i Covenant: A Brief Overview

Adib shares his thoughts on the differences and distinctions between the Greater Covenant and the Lesser Covenant.


9. 12 Wonderful Resources About the Life of Abdu’l-Baha

Naysan shares a list of useful and inspiring resources, both in print and online, both books and talks, about the life of the Master.

10. 19 Beautiful Quotations of Abdu’l-Baha on Instagram

This gallery features 19 images of short quotations from the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha.


11. “The Covenant and You”: John Kolstoe’s New Book

In this article, we interview John Kolstoe about his book and we discover what inspired him to put it together, and what he learned in the process.