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    The Baha'i Fast March 2nd to March 20th:

    Thanks for asking your questions "Rum"... The Bahá’í teachings state that there is no such physical place as heaven or hell, and emphasise the eternal journey of the soul towards perfection. They explain that references to “heaven” and “hell” in the Holy Scriptures of other religions are to be...
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    Readings for the Feast of Baha (Splendour)

    A compilation from the Baha'i writings on the topic of Splendor (Baha) - a Baha'i Feast devotional program. 1. Magnified be Thy name, O Lord my God! I know not what the water is with which Thou hast created me, or what the fire Thou hast kindled within me, or the clay wherewith Thou hast...
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    Naw-Ruz (Baha'i New Year)

    From Wikipedia: Naw-Rúz (Persian: نوروز, romanized: Nowruz) is the first day of the Baháʼí calendar year and one of eleven holy days for adherents of the Baháʼí Faith. It occurs on the vernal equinox, on or near March 21, which is the traditional Iranian New Year.[1] The traditional Nowruz...
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    Baha'i New Year... 180 Baha'i Era

    In the next week Baha'is will conclude the Fast on sunset March 20th. The Fast is abstaining from food and drink from sunrise to sunset. It also concludes the month of 'Ala (Loftiness). The next day March 21st Baha'is observe the Baha'i New Year 180 and usually this can involve a community...
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    The Baha'i Fast March 2nd to March 20th:

    The Baha'i Fast begins at dawn March 2nd and ends at sundown March 20th. The Fast is from dawn till dusk each day in the Baha'i month of 'Ala (Loftiness) March 2nd till dusk March 20th. The Fast involves abstaining from food and drink from sunrise till sundown. "Bahá’u’lláh designated a...
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    Possible readings for the Feast of 'Ala (Loftiness) - March 2nd

    Loftiness of God, His Word and His Cause Reading 1. HE IS GOD, EXALTED IS HE, THE LORD OF MAJESTY AND POWER A praise which is exalted above every mention or description beseemeth the Adored One, the Possessor of all things visible and invisible, Who hath enabled the Primal Point to reveal...
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    Ayyami-i-Ha (A.K.A.) Intercalary Days start (Feb. 25th -Mar. 1st.)

    Ayyám-i-Há is a period of intercalary days in the Baháʼí calendar, when Baháʼís celebrate the Festival of Ayyám-i-Há.[1] The four or five days of this period are inserted between the last two months of the calendar (Mulk and ʻAláʼ).[2] The length of Ayyám-i-Há varies according to the timing of...
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    Readings for the Feast of Mulk (Dominion) Feb. 7th

    A compilation from the Baha'i writings on the topic of Dominion ( Mulk ) - a Baha'i Feast devotional program. 1. O God, Who art the Author of all Manifestations, the Source of all Sources, the Fountain-Head of all Revelations, and the Well-Spring of all Lights! I testify that by Thy Name the...
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    Readings for the Feast of Sultan (Sovereignty) Sunset Jan. 18 to Sunset Jan. 19th

    A compilation from the Baha'i writings on the topic of Sovereignty ( Sultan ) - a Baha'i Feast devotional program. The Month of Sovereignty (Sultan) The month of Sovereignty (Sultan) is approaching. The meaning of “sovereignty” is simply “supreme power or authority”. It is also a debated...
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    Readings for the Feast of Sharaf (Honour)

    Possible selections of prayers for the Feast of Sharaf: Glorified art Thou, O Lord my God! I give Thee thanks inasmuch as Thou hast called me into being in Thy days, and infused into me Thy love and Thy knowledge. I beseech Thee, by Thy name whereby the goodly pearls of Thy wisdom and Thine...
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    Bahai ....... political ambitions?

    What does it mean to be persecuted for your faith? The meaning of persecution rom the Baha’i Writings: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá v2, p. 268-269 ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Divine Philosophy, p. 42 Compilations, Bahá’í Scriptures, p. 501
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    Reading for the Feast of Masa'il (Questions) Dec. 11th-12th

    Each Baha'i community can determine the readings for the Feast and allow appropriate prayers for occasions as they decide. A compilation from the Baha'i writings on the topic of Questions ( Masa'il ) - a Baha'i Feast devotional program. 1. It is not permissible to ask questions from Him Whom...
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    Ascension of Abdul-Baha devotional program Nov. 28th

    Baha'is observe a Holy Day memorial of the passing of Abdul-Baha in 1921: The following passage was penned by Bahá’u’lláh, the Prophet-Founder of the Bahá’í Faith, when His son, Abdu’l-Bahá, was finally able to leave their prison city in Israel and visit Beirut. Praise be to Him Who hath...
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    Day of the Covenant Nov. 26th

    HOLY DAY The Day of the Covenant Source: The Day of the Covenant by Christopher Buck The Day of the Covenant is a Baha’i holy day honoring the Covenant of Baha’u’llah and, in particular, ‘Abdu’l-Baha (1844–1921) as the “Centre of the Covenant.” …the Covenant established by Baha’u’llah protects...
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    Readings for the Feast of Qawl (Speech) Nov. 23rd

    A compilation from the Baha'i writings on the topic of Speech ( Qawl ) - a Baha'i Feast devotional program. 1. It is clear and evident to thee that all the Prophets are the Temples of the Cause of God, Who have appeared clothed in divers attire. If thou wilt observe with discriminating eyes...
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    Readings for the Feast of Qudrat (Power) from Nov. 3rd to Nov. 4th

    Every Baha'i community holds a Feast corresponding to the Baha'i calendar every nineteen days and it can occur from sunset to the sunset of the next day, in this case from sunset November 3rd to sunset November 4th. Each community is free to select the prayers or readings for the given Feast...
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    Twin Holy Days: The Birth of the Bab Oct. 26th and the Birth of Baha'u'llah Oct. 27th

    Thanks for sharing! I trust your Holy Days were lovely. We were able to help a Baha'i friend who was stuck on a nearby freeway.
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    Twin Holy Days: The Birth of the Bab Oct. 26th and the Birth of Baha'u'llah Oct. 27th

    A film about Baha'u'llah and the Baha'i Faith:
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    Twin Holy Days: The Birth of the Bab Oct. 26th and the Birth of Baha'u'llah Oct. 27th

    Watch the movie "The Gate" about the life of Siyyid Ali Muhammad (The Bab)
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    Twin Holy Days: The Birth of the Bab Oct. 26th and the Birth of Baha'u'llah Oct. 27th

    Baha'is suspend work and school attendance during these Holy Days. The notion of "twin Manifestations of God" is a concept fundamental to Baháʼí belief, describing the relationship between the Báb and Baháʼu'lláh. Both are considered Manifestations of God in their own right, having each founded...
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