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The Ascension of Abdu’l-Baha

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Abdu’l-Baha was the eldest son of Baha’u’llah who referred to Him as “the Mystery of God” and “a shelter for all mankind”, however Abdu’l-Baha preferred to be called “Abdu’l-Baha” which means “the Servant of Baha” in reference to His servitude to 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.”

Through Their Eyes – Meeting Abdu’l-Baha

August 28, 2021, in Videos > Animation, by

Through Their Eyes is a short animation that brings to life how Abdu’l-Baha touched the lives of certain notable individuals. We get a glimpse of what the Lebanese poet, writer, and artist Khalil Gibran said about Abdu’l-Baha after they met in New York, how the Japanese poet Yone Nogushi described Abdu’l-Baha’s teachings, and also how Abdu’l-Baha’s unbounded love influenced Lady Blomfield, a humanitarian and child rights activist from Great Britain.

As this year marks the 100th anniversary of the passing of Abdu’l-Baha, this film is part of an animated collection created by Flavio Azm Rassekh and PersianBMS, that started with Breaking the Chains a short film about the very first girls schools of Iran, which was built by the Baha’i Community under the guidance of Abdu’l-Baha.

* You can watch the Persian/Farsi version of ‘Through Their Eyes’ here: Through Their Eyes – Meeting Abdu’l-Baha (Persian) – کلید رهایی درون قفس

* Watch ‘Breaking The Chains’ here: Breaking the Chains: The Story of the Girls Schools in Iran

* Also, check out the ‘Hope From Iran’ trilogy of short films by Flavio Azm Rassekh available in English and Persian as well: ‘Hope From Iran’ playlist

* Learn more about Abdu’l-Baha and the commemoration of the Centenary of His passing here: The Mystery of God

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Naysan Naraqi

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.

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Thank you for this beautiful production! I watched it with my daughter and it inspired both of us.

Kristen (October 10, 2021 at 2:39 PM)

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