Not long ago, I participated in a Naw-Rúz celebration with many friends of the faith attending. Needless to say, that required an introductory talk to both the Faith and Naw-Rúz. The talk takes about 10 minutes and is based on the presentation of the Faith introduced in Ruhi book 6. It also briefly introduces Naw Rúz. Might this introduction be of use for other friends around the world?

Introducing Naw-Rúz

This is a special day for Bahá’ís. Let us begin with a brief introduction to the Bahá’í Faith is and why we celebrate this day which we call Naw-Rúz.

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“There was a Persian … named Aqa Jan-i-Naraghi. I (Haji Mirza Haydar-‘Ali) learned that he had been a great opponent of the Cause and an enemy of the friends, for whom he had caused afflictions and persecutions. This man became a very firm believer during my stay amongst the Kurds, and he then arose to serve the Cause in order to compensate for his past errors. It happened that, on one of his trips, he and his companions were Read the rest of this entry »

Badi was transformed from ‘a handful of dust‘, into a soul within which had been breathed ‘the spirit of might and power‘ by Bahá’u’lláh Himself. One of the executioners of Badi, when at an old age, visited a Bahai family in Tehran. This is what he recounted.

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One day, Haji Mahmud Qassabchi’s, whose roots were from Baghdad, received an unexpected letter from a person unknown to him. This unexpected and very strange letter influenced him greatly and left an impression that was to catalyse his embracement of the Faith. This letter was from a young business man who had had dealings with Qassabchi’s brother. Read the rest of this entry »


31 October 2017

To the Baha’is of the World

Dearly loved Friends,

Reports continue to stream in from all continents, but we will wait no longer to communicate to you our unbounded joy. The outpouring of love and esteem for Bahá’u’lláh witnessed around the world at His bicentenary has moved us greatly. In settings of all kinds, from homes to stadiums. His life was celebrated with the utmost devotion and remarkable creativity. Read the rest of this entry »

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