Ridvan celebrates Baha’u’llah’s time in the garden of Ridvan where He publicly declared His station as a Manifestation of God. The Ridvan Festival is 12 days long and is also the time of year where Baha’is elect their governing bodies.
In this short video produced by New Zealand’s “Baha’i on Air”, Grant Hindin-Miller speaks and sings about Mirza Mihdi, the youngest son of Baha’u’llah, and recounts the tragic history of his death.
In an interview with Dr. Kirsten Zemke, an ethnomusicology lecturer at Auckland University, Grand Hindin-Miller shares how Mirza Mihdi, the younger brother of Abdu’l-Baha, died after falling through a skylight during his evening prayers on the roof of the prison barracks in Akka. You can read more about his life in this Baha’i Encyclopedia Project article here.
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.