Saturday, April 17, 2010

April in Baha'i History

Shine out like the day-star, be unresting as the sea; even as the clouds of heaven, shed ye life upon field and hill, and like unto April winds, blow freshness through those human trees, and bring them to their blossoming.

(Abdu'l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu'l-Baha, p. 245)

1846 - Vahid meets the Bab

In one of his writings Vahid gives the date of his meeting with the Báb in Shiraz as the month of Jamadiyu'l-Avval in the year 1262 A.H. (April-May 1846). (Adib Taherzadeh, The Revelation of Baha'u'llah v 1, p. 326)

1853 - Baha'u'llah arrives in Tihran

1863 - Baha'u'llah departs for Istanbul

Bahá'u'lláh arrived in Baghdad from Tihran in April, 1853 and departed for Istanbul in April, 1863. (Ustad Muhammad-'Aliy-i Salmani, My Memories of Baha'u'llah, p. 144)

1939 - the Guardian wrote:

And in April 1939 he had written: "the sands of a moribund civilization are inexorably running out". (Ruhiyyih Khanum, The Guardian of the Baha'i Faith, p. 71)

• April 1948 The name Bahá'í International Community is used for the first time for the global non-governmental organization involving the eight National Spiritual Assemblies existing at that time.

• Apr 1953 Formal dedication of the house of worship at Wilmette, Illinois, designed by French-Canadian architect Jean-Louis Bourgeois.

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