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 Vancouver, Canada with Naseem Bahraini who sings “Prayer for the Departed” based on a prayer by Abdu’l-Baha.
This song was filmed and recorded in Vancouver, Canada, January 2017.
Lyrics & Quote
O my God! O Thou forgiver of sins, bestower of gifts, dispeller of afflictions!
Verily, I beseech thee to forgive the sins of such as have abandoned the physical garment and have ascended to the spiritual world.
O my Lord! Purify them from trespasses, dispel their sorrows, and change their darkness into light. Cause them to enter the garden of happiness, cleanse them with the most pure water, and grant them to behold Thy splendors on the loftiest mount.
(Capo 2) Am C G D
You can also listen to and download the audio version of this song from Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here:
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Thank you for sharing great music!
Delaram (September 9, 2017 at 4:58 PM)
You’re very welcome, Delaram!
Sonjel Vreeland (September 9, 2017 at 9:41 PM)