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.
Hands of the Cause of God – Volume 1: The Heroic Age through 1951 is the first part of a four-part documentary series about The Hands of the Cause of God.
This outstanding four-part documentary series recounts the lives of the Hands of the Cause of God within the historical context of the Baha’i Faith. Told through first-person interviews and incredible never-before-seen archival footage, their incredible lives and service come to life in a powerful way, and which will inspire future generations.
Volume 1: The Heroic Age through 1951 covers the where and why of these Heroic souls first appointed by Baha’u’llah during the latter part of His Ministry, to whom he referred to as “the chosen ones”, the “detached souls” and the “pure in spirit”. The story of the sacrifice and daring of the four Hands appointed by Him is followed by the accounts of those special individuals referred to as the Hands by His son Abdu’l-Baha on their passing. During the Ministry of Shoghi Effendi, the Guardian also elevated a number of outstanding individuals to the rank of Hand of the Cause, posthumously. The story of these heroes and heroines of the Baha’i Faith who “diffused the divine fragrances” and “promoted learning” is told.
Produced by Badiyan Productions, Baha’i Blog was graciously given the rights to publish the Hands of the Cause of God documentary series on our YouTube channel, and we’d like to express our deepest thanks to Fred Badiyan and Ramin Khadem for allowing us to share this precious series with others.
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.