Friday, May 2, 2014

May 2nd in Baha'i History

Baha'i's from the Albany NY area. I miss these Friends!

Twelfth Day of Ridvan
Feast of Ridvan (Declaration of Bahá'u'lláh) 21 April - 2 May 1863.

(Compilations, Principles of Bahai Administration, p. 54)

From 21 April to 2 May, Bahá'u'lláh shared with those Bábís in His company that He was the Promised One foretold by the Báb -- foretold, indeed, in all the world's scriptures.

The garden became known as the Garden of Ridvan, which indicates "paradise" in Arabic. The
anniversary of the twelve days spent there are celebrated in the Bahá'í world as the most joyous
of holidays, known as the Ridvan Festival.

(Baha'i International Community, 1992, Magazine - The Baha'is)

1912 - Abdul-Baha in America

2 May 1912 Talk to Federation of Women’s Clubs Hotel La Salle, Chicago, Illinois

2 May 1912 Talk at Bahá’í Women’s Reception Hotel La Salle, Chicago, Illinois

2 May 1912 Talk at Hotel Plaza Chicago, Illinois

2 May 1912 Talk at Hotel Plaza Chicago, Illinois

In the afternoon there were two public meetings at the LaSalle Hotel. One was for the Federation of Women's Clubs and the other for the Unitarian congregation. `Abdu'l-Bahá's first talk was on education and the rights of women and in the latter He spoke about human powers and gave proofs of the existence of God. Both talks were so impressive, charming and attractive that all the friends from the East and West offered thanks and glorification to the Abhá Kingdom, with smiles on their faces that were like roses in bloom.

Several learned men, scientists, engineers and government officials visited `Abdu'l-Bahá today (Mahmud's Diary)

1984 - Believer dies while Imprisoned for his Faith.


(The Universal House of Justice, Messages 1963 to 1986, p. 628)

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