Wednesday, September 16, 2009

September 16th in Baha'i History

1912 – Abdul-Baha was in Kenosha -- Chicago

After dinner He told us to pack our things to move to the hotel. In the automobile, He seemed to be depressed. He said:

I am bearing the discomforts of this journey with stop-overs so that the Cause of God may be protected from any breach. For I am still not sure about what is going to happen after me. If I could be sure, then I would sit comfortably in some corner, I would not leave the Holy Land and travel far away from the Most Holy Tomb. Once, after the martyrdom of the Báb, the Cause of God was dealt a hard blow through Yahyá. Again, after the ascension of the Blessed Beauty, it received another blow. And I fear that self-seeking persons may again disrupt the love and unity of the friends. If the time were right and the House of Justice were established, the House of Justice would protect the friends.

He then spoke about how disunity began in the Islamic cycle, saying, `Because of certain people who sought to fulfill their personal desires and who yet counted themselves among the supporters of the religion, the foundation of Islam was completely uprooted.' He continued in this vein until the automobile arrived at the hotel. (Mahmud’s Diary)


1979 - Death of Enoch Olinga, Hand of the Cause of God and Knight of Bahá’u’lláh for British Cameroon

1997 – Article on the Faith Daily Illini

2000 - Personal faith fuels Baha'i (article Olympia, WA)

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