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‘On the first day of Muharram 1309 [7 August 1891], the Blessed Perfection was celebrating the festival. My father was corpulent and suffered from rheumatism. He could not sit on the floor. The Blessed Perfection said: “Bring a chair for the Afnan,” and then: ” Bring chairs for his sons as well,” and so we all were seated on chairs…. The Blessed Perfection, Himself, distributed {baqlava} [a sweetmeat] to the believers present. Then He said:

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In a few days, we celebrate the birth of the Bab because He was a Manifestation of God. It might be worthwhile to reflect and contemplate on the station of a Manifestation of God, such as Them being the Mouthpiece of God, their role as Divine Educators and why They consented to great sufferings. Perhaps this compilation, The Manifestation of God , can help our celebration of the birth of the Bab.

The Universal House of Justice, in its letter dated 10th of July 2014, has provided further clarification on the implementation of the Badi Calendar of three features;

  • the means for the determination of Naw-Ruz,
  • the accommodation of the lunar character of the Twin Holy Birthdays within the solar year,
  • fixing of the dates of the Holy Days within the Badi’ calendar.

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