Thursday, October 1, 2009

October 1st in Baha'i History

1912 – Abdul- Baha was in San Francisco

From early morning the enthusiasm, eagerness, excitement, joy and singing of the believers surrounded `Abdu'l-Bahá, just as in the stories of the iguana and the sun and the moth and the candle. It was the ultimate example of a joyful reunion among the lovers of God. These ecstatic friends offered thanks for the bounty of attaining His presence and being near to Him.
`Abdu'l-Bahá continuously gave thanks for the confirmations of the Abhá Kingdom and for the power and influence of the Cause of God and encouraged the believers to proclaim the Cause of God. At noon He went for a walk and then took a little rest.
At each dawn, after offering prayers of gratitude, the Master calls His servants and serves us tea with His own hands. Using stories and narratives, He explains issues relating to the blessings of God and expresses gratitude for His divine confirmations. Later the friends arrive to experience the bounty of being with Him and to give praise. Whenever a group assembles, the Master comes downstairs to speak to them about great and lofty matters.
`Abdu'l-Bahá is reverently received at the churches by the clergymen. Each respectfully accompanies Him to the pulpit and introduces Him to their congregations with glowing praise. They speak of Him as the Prophet of the East, the messenger of peace and tranquillity and attest to His great station and the importance of the teachings. Following His addresses at the meetings, crowds of people continually surround Him, begging for blessings and confirmations. When He returns to His home afterwards He offers praise and gratitude for the confirmations of the Abhá Beauty. (Mahmud's Diary)

2000- Baha'i President of Ethiopia's Unity College Named "Global Young Entrepreneur" – BWNS - article

1998 - Baha'is in Imminent Danger of Execution in Iran – AP - article

1998 - US Calls on Iran Not to Execute Condemed Baha'is – Rueters - article

1998 - Two Baha'i friends, Sirus Zabihi-Moghaddam and Hedayat Kashefi Najafabadi, recently condemned to death – Message from NSA of the USA

1998 - Woman describes Iranian persecution for religious beliefs – The Morning News

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You can see a widespread reaction to recent persecution of the Baha'is in Iran here.