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 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 Stockholm, Sweden with Nora Emadén, Sasha Semenova and Ann-Sofie Wensbo who sing “Plantera i ditt hjärtas trädgård (Garden of thy Heart)” in Swedish, from the Writings of Baha’u’llah.
This song was filmed and recorded in Stockholm, Sweden, October 2018, and was composed by Nora Emadén and Sara Vadeghani.
Lyrics & Quote
O Vän! Plantera i ditt hjärtas trädgård ej något annat än kärlekens ros och släpp ej taget om tillgivenhetens och längtans näktergal. Värdesätt kamratskapet med de rättfärdiga och undvik allt umgänge med de ogudaktiga.
O FRIEND! In the garden of thy heart plant naught but the rose of love, and from the nightingale of affection and desire loosen not thy hold. Treasure the companionship of the righteous and eschew all fellowship with the ungodly.
Am, F, C, G
Plantera i ditt hjärtas trädgård ej något annat än
Am, F, C, G
kärlekens ros kärlekens ros
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)