The Baha’i Fast falls during the month of Ala–the last month of the Baha’i calendar. During these 19 days, Baha’is abstain from food and drink between sunrise and sunset. 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.
Fasting in the Baha’i Faith – Some Reflections – Hooper Dunbar (circa 1990)
This is an audio recording of a talk called ‘Fasting in the Baha’i Faith’ given by former member of the Universal House of Justice Mr. Hooper Dunbar in 1990 to a group of youth in Haifa, Israel, where he shares his personal thoughts and reflections on the Baha’i Fast.
Mr. Hooper C. Dunbar was a member of the Universal House of Justice, the governing body of the Baha’i International Community from 1988-2010. Mr. Dunbar is the author of numerous literary works, and he is also an artist whose works have been exhibited at several prominent international venues.
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