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.
Baha’i Blog’s “Studio Sessions” is an initiative where we invite Baha’is and their friends from around the world to come into a studio and share the Baha’i Writings put to music.
In this Baha’i Blog Studio Session, we’re in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with Fred and Munirih who sing “Berkat Ka Alai (Blessed is the Spot)” in Iban, from the Writings of Baha’u’llah.
This song was filmed and recorded in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 2019.
Lyrics & Quote
Berkat ka alai Enggau ka rumah Enggau ka tempat Enggau ka negeri Enggau ka ati Enggau ka bukit Enggau ka pengelidung Enggau ka goa Enggau ka lebak Enggau ka tanah Enggau ka tasik Enggau ka pulau Enggau ka padang dini endur nama Petari disebut, Lalu puji ia Ti Bemulia
Blessed is the spot, and the house, and the place, and the city, and the heart, and the mountain, and the refuge, and the cave, and the valley, and the land, and the sea, and the island, and the meadow where mention of God hath been made, and His praise glorified.
Repeat: G, C, D
Berkat ka alai
Enggau ka rumah
Enggau ka tempat
Enggau ka negeri
Enggau ka ati
Enggau ka bukit
Enggau ka pengelidung
Enggau ka goa
Enggau ka lebak
Enggau ka tanah
Enggau ka tasik
Enggau ka pulau
Enggau ka padang dini endur nama Petari disebut,
Lalu puji ia
You can also listen to and download the audio version of this song from Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here:
Randomly bursting into song is a daily occurrence for Jordan, something which his friends find both hilarious and terrifying, however, for their own survival, they have grown accustomed to acts of randomness. Growing up in both the Czech Republic and Australia, and looking like he’s from neither, Jordan took to creating Youtube videos from a young age, the intention of his content is to make people happy and hopefully spread some positivity juice. He is now studying Media in Melbourne Australia, and singing for his classmates. (he really does not sing that much)