- Baha’is abstain from food and drink between sunrise and sunset for 19 days. While this abstention from food and drink is a test of one’s will and discipline, the Fast is not just about abstaining from food. The Fast is, primarily, a spiritual practice.
In the latest video from the Baha’i World News Service, we learn about how the mayor of Akka (Israel), Shimon Lankri, and dignitaries representing the city’s religious communities and other local organizations gathered to honor Abdu’l-Baha at a tree-planting ceremony coinciding with the start of the construction of His Shrine.
You can read the full Baha’i World News Service article here: Akka mayor and religious leaders honor Abdu’l-Baha at ceremony
The Baha’i World News Service now offers a new section to their website dedicated to developments of the construction of the Shrine of Abdu’l-Baha. You’ll find that special section of their website here.
You can also sign up to receive updates from the Baha’i World News Service here: www.news.bahai.org/subscribe
If you’re curious why the Shrines of the Bab and Baha’u’llah and many Baha’i holy places are located in Israel, you might wish to check out this Baha’i Blog article: Why Is the Baha’i World Centre in Israel?
You can read more about Abdu’l-Baha, including a biography of His life, His Unique Station, a selection of His Writings, and other articles dedicated to Him here on Bahai.org.
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