Abdu’l-Baha was the eldest son of Baha’u’llah. When Abdu’l-Baha passed away on 28 November 1921, He was eulogized as One who led humanity to the “Way of Truth,” as a “pillar of peace” and the embodiment of “glory and greatness.”
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 is the official music video for the song “Oh Yaran (7 Years)”, which was inspired by the #7Bahais7years campaign which took place last year in support of the seven imprisoned Baha’i leaders in Iran (often collectively referred to as ‘the Yaran’). The song was written by Phoenix, USA Hip-Hop artist Colby Jeffers, and features Russian singer Emphavoice.
It’s now been eight years that the Yaran have been unlawfully imprisoned, and in observance of the eighth anniversary of their arrest and incarceration, Colby Jeffers has just released remastered the song and released the official music video in conjunction with the Baha’i International Community’s newly launched global campaign called “Enough! Release the Baha’i Seven”, which will emphasize the fact that, under Iran’s own national penal code, the seven are now overdue for conditional release.
Naysan is passionate about using the arts and media to explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith. Back in 2011, Naysan started up the Baha’i Blog project, channeling his experiences in both media and technology companies to help create a hub for Baha’i-inspired content online.