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.
This video from the Baha’i World News Service (BWNS) describes how work on the plaza walls of the Shrine of Abdu’l-Baha has been completed, marking a new stage of the construction, and the complex process of building the intricate trellis that will span the central plaza has begun.
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The Universal House of Justice announced plans to begin constructing the Shrine of Abdu’l-Baha in its 2019 Ridvan message (you can read the message here, or listen to it here). The Universal House of Justice stated that the Shrine would be in the vicinity of the Ridvan Garden, between Haifa and Bahji, on land consecrated by the footsteps of Baha’u’llah. 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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