June 18, 2023 will mark 40 years since 10 Baha’i women were hanged in Shiraz. Their only ‘crime’ was their refusal to renounce their beliefs in a faith that promotes the principles of gender equality, unity, justice, and truthfulness. This collection highlights Baha’i Blog content relating to the ongoing persecution of Baha’is in Iran.
This music video, produced by Elahi Tarani, shares a prayer by Baha’u’llah in Arabic.
Here are the words sung in Arabic as well as their English translation:
أي رب طهر أذني لاستماع آياتك ونور قلبي بنور عرفانك، ثم اَنطق لساني بذكرك وثنائك، فوعزتك يا الهي لا احب سواك ولا اريد دونك.
Purge Thou mine ear, O my Lord, that I may hearken unto the verses sent down unto Thee, and illuminate my heart with the light of Thy knowledge, and loose my tongue that it may make mention of Thee and sing Thy praise. By Thy might, O my God! My soul is wedded to none beside Thee, and my heart seeketh none except Thine own Self.
In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a stay-at-home parent and a bookworm with a maxed out library card but professionally she is a museologist with a background in English Literature. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.
I love these videos. Even if I can’t understand the language I know the writings. I hope you let me know if there are new ones.
Frank Bach (December 12, 2022 at 12:03 PM)
Carrie Ganong (December 12, 2022 at 6:56 AM)