Monday, February 3, 2014

February 3rd in Baha'i History


Baha'i Scripture

I yield Thee such thanks as can stir up all things to extol Thee, and to glorify Thine Essence, and can unloose the tongues of all beings to magnify the sovereignty of Thy beauty.

(Baha'u'llah, Prayers and Meditations by Baha'u'llah, p. 330)


1917 - Tablet of the Divine Plan the the Baha'i's of the Southern States

Revealed on February 3, 1917, in Haifa in Isma'il Aqa's room, and addressed to the Bahá'ís of the sixteen Southern States of the United States: Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas (Abdu'l-Baha, Tablets of the Divine Plan, p. 67)

1944 – NYC LSA Honors Woodrow Wilson

Exactly twenty years after the President's death, on February 3, 1944, the Bahá'í Assembly of New York City presented an anniversary program in memory of Woodrow Wilson, chaired by the Honorable William Copeland Dodge. Khan was the featured speaker, and his theme 'Wilson's Ideal World'. The program for the event quoted these words from Shoghi Effendi:
'The ideals that fired the imagination of America's tragically unappreciated President ... bitterly reproach a heedless generation for having so cruelly abandoned them.' (Marzieh Gail, Arches of the Years, p. 169)

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