Tuesday, September 15, 2009

September 15th in Baha'i History

1882: Khadijih-Bagum, wife of the Báb, dies in Shíráz.

1902: Mirza 'Azizu'llah visits Count Leo Tolstoy and speaks at length about the history, teachings, and station of Bahá’u’lláh.

1912 – Abdul-Baha was in Chicago & Kenosha

On the way we had to change trains. Although we hurried, we missed the second train. The friends were saddened but `Abdu'l-Bahá said, `Oh, it matters not. There is a wisdom in this.' We left by the next train and found that the train we had missed was wrecked and some of the passengers injured. It was clear that it had collided with another train. `Abdu'l-Bahá said, `This, too, was the protection of the Blessed Beauty.' He then narrated the episode of His leaving Alexandria for America:

Some proposed that we leave via London by the S. S. Titanic, which sank on the same voyage. The Blessed Beauty guided us to come direct.

Mahmud’s Diary

1951 - Regarding your question: there are very few people who can get along without eight hours sleep. If you are not one of those, you should protect your health by sleeping enough. The Guardian himself finds that it impairs his working capacity if he does not try and get a minimum of seven or eight hours. (15 September 1951 to two believers) (Compilations, The Compilation of Compilations vol. I, p. 484)

1984 - Confirmation of Death in Prison of Rustam Varjavandi


UNIVERSAL HOUSE OF JUSTICE (Messages 1963 to 1986 p.654)

2000 – Washington Post Article on the Saddlebag by Bahiyyih Nakhjavani

2000 - Canadian Baha'is Offer Sacred Words as Gift to Native Peoples

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