Tuesday, June 16, 2009

June 16th in Baha'i History


1897 - Birth of Adelbert Mühlschlegel, Hand of the Cause of God and prominent German Bahá’í
1912 – Abdu'l-Baha spoke at the Fourth Unitarian Church, Beverly Road, Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY. This talk is the source of the following verse
The unity which is productive of unlimited results is first a unity of mankind which recognizes that all are sheltered beneath the overshadowing glory of the All-Glorious, that all are servants of one God; for all breathe the same atmosphere, live upon the same earth, move beneath the same heavens, receive effulgence from the same sun and are under the protection of one God. This is the most great unity, and its results are lasting if humanity adheres to it;
(Abdu'l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 191)
1912 – Abdu'l-Baha spoke at the MacNutt Home, 935 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY
1912 - Abdu'l-Baha spoke at the Central Congregational Church, Hancock St, Brooklyn, NY
1913 - Abdu'l-Baha – arrived in Egypt
At last the long journey was over and the Master, sixty-nine years old and exhausted from His herculean labours, returned to Egypt on 16 June 1913.
(Ruhiyyih Khanum, The Priceless Pearl, p. 21)
1983 – Six Baha’is executed in Shiraz

To all National Spiritual Assemblies

363.1 WITH GREAT SORROW IMPART NEWS EXECUTION BY HANGING LATE HOURS 16 JUNE IN SHIRAZ ANOTHER SIX VALIANT SERVANTS CAUSE:
DR BAHRAM AFNAN, PROMINENT PHYSICIAN, 48 YEARS OLD
MR BAHRAM YALDA'I, STUDENT, 23 YEARS OLD
MR JAMSHID SIYAVUSHI, MERCHANT, 39 YEARS OLD
MR 'INAYATU'LLAH ISHRAQI, RETIRED OFFICER OIL COMPANY, 60 YEARS OLD
MR KURUSH HOQBIN, ELECTRICAL TECHNICIAN, 27 YEARS OLD
MR 'ABDU'L-HUSAYN AZADI, EMPLOYEE HEALTH MINISTRY, 60 YEARS OLD

363.2 GRAVELY CONCERNED LIVES OTHER PRISONERS THREATENED BE SUBJECTED SIMILAR FATE IF REFUSE RECANT FAITH AND EMBRACE ISLAM. THIS RUTHLESS TREATMENT BY FANATICS NOW TAKING REINS JUSTICE THEIR HANDS IN DEFIANCE WORLD PUBLIC OPINION, DEMANDS SPECIAL CONSIDERATION BY GOVERNMENTS AND PEOPLE OF PROMINENCE TO EXERT UTMOST EFFORTS PREVENT CONTINUATION SUCH ACTS WHICH VIOLATE PRINCIPLES JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS. ...

UNIVERSAL HOUSE OF JUSTICE (Messages 1963 to 1986 p. 580)

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