- Ayyam-i-Ha is a Baha’i festival that is joyously celebrated in countries and territories all over the world. It is a time of hospitality, generosity, and caring for the needy. This year Ayyam-i-Ha runs from February 26-29.
“Blessed and Happy” is a song by Ali Youssefi featuring his sister, Nasim Youssefi. The song is based on a prayer by Abdu’l-Baha for little girls.
Here is the prayer sung:
O Thou most glorious Lord! Make this little maidservant of Thine blessed and happy; cause her to be cherished at the threshold of Thy oneness, and let her drink deep from the cup of Thy love so that she may be filled with rapture and ecstasy and diffuse sweet-scented fragrance. Thou art the Mighty and the Powerful, and Thou art the All-Knowing, the All-Seeing.
In a video interview with Ali, we hear about the role an artist or musician can play in building community. And in a written interview with him about “Waves”, he shares what he has learned about the process of putting virtual choir music videos together.
Ali was also critical in helping us film Baha’i Blog Studio Sessions in Belgrade, Serbia (where he was living at the time), and from these sessions you can watch him sing “Jedinstvo (Unity)” in Serbian, “Oh Mi Siervo (O My Servant)” in Spanish, and “Know Ye Not” in English. He also sings “Blessed Is the Spot” along with Katie and Deborah Eckert from our Studio Session recorded in Antigua and Barbuda.
If you’d like to know more, please visit Ali Youssefi’s website.
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