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18 January 2019

To the Bahá’ís of the World

Dearly loved Friends,

Half a century after Bahá’u’lláh summoned the kings and rulers to be reconciled among themselves and enjoined on them the establishment of peace on earth, the great powers of that era were plunged into war. It was the first conflict to be regarded as a “World War”, and it is remembered as a conflagration of horrific severity; the unprecedented scale and ferocity of the bloodshed has seared it on to the consciousness of every succeeding generation. And yet, Read the rest of this entry »


To the Bahá’ís of the World

Dearly loved Friends,

We greet you in the enduring afterglow of those memorable events that marked the bicentenary of the Birth of the Blessed Beauty. As we consider what transpired then and since, we find that the global Bahá’í community now in view is not the same as when it embarked on the first six cycles of the current Plan. It is more conscious than ever before of its mission. Read the rest of this entry »

To the faithful followers of Bahá’u’lláh in the sacred land of Iran

We extend to you our heartfelt greetings on the joyous occasion of Naw-Rúz and the arrival of spring. Most assuredly, you have partaken abundantly of the spiritual bounties of the blessed days of the Fast and are now celebrating the new year with your families, friends, and neighbours. Yours is the honour of living in a country about which the beloved Guardian stated: Read the rest of this entry »

Dear subscribers and readers,

Perhaps you have noticed a few changes on this blog. Over the years, I have had as objective to gather historical events and stories related to the Holy Places in Haifa and Akka. Although all Holy Places are not covered, the list is coming along quite nicely. These blog posts are now gathered under the new page called “Bahai Pilgrimage“.

Another type of posts is related to Holy Days. These posts have been gathered under a new page called “Holy Days“. In this page, you can find all posts that could be helpful in celebrating or commemorating the Holy Days.

A final new page has also been added called “Stories“. This year, most of the posts will be stories from the amazing history of our Faith. All such posts will be gathered there.

I hope you all have enjoyed reading posts on this blog as I have enjoyed posting them.

Happy Naw Ruz.

This is the ninth post in a series of posts telling the life story of Zaynu’l-Muqarrabín.

Jináb-i-Zayn arrived to Baghdad when Bahá’u’lláh was in Adrianople. During Jináb-i-Zayns sojourn in Baghdad, he made a pilgrimage to the House of Bahá’u’lláh. This deed pleased Bahá’u’lláh very much. The Blessed Beauty revealed a Tablet in which He extols this act of pilgrimage. Bahá’u’lláh states that this deed of Jináb-i-Zayn radiates as bright as the sun among his other deeds. Bahá’u’lláh further states that with this act, all his other deeds were fulfilled and accepted in the eyes of God.

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