In this continuation of my Badí’ calendar introduction I give an outline of the special dates in the Bahá’í year. Continue reading Special Dates in the Bahá’í Year
The Bahâ’í Faith might promise many blessings to its most dedicated followers, but an easy life is not one of them. Continue reading The Prison of Self
In the Bahá’í Faith we are blessed to have many revealed prayers to help us with a variety of circumstances, however there is one prayer I like because it doesn’t ask for anything. Continue reading A Prayer
“Where there is love, nothing is too much trouble, and there is always time.”
This quote is often attributed to ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, but did He say it? Continue reading Where there is a quote
A story about ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and a reflection on the sacrifices He made to travel to, and around, the West. Continue reading Beyond Kingship
For part five in a series on the Badí’ calendar, I’m starting to take a look at the special dates in the Bahá’í year, beginning with the Twin Birthdays Continue reading Twin Birthdays
There was a six-year period in Bahá’í history where a dedicated group of individuals took on the role of looking after, guiding and protecting the worldwide community, between the passing of Shoghi Effendi and the election of the Universal House of Justice. Continue reading The Custodians
Exactly 25 years ago today, 30,000 Bahá’ís gathered in New York City for a four-day congress “to celebrate the centenary of the inauguration of the Covenant of Bahá’u’lláh and to proclaim its aims and unifying power.” I had a lesson in selflessness at this event which many of my friends have heard me relate at least once. Continue reading 1992 Bahá’í World Congress
This post follows on from three earlier ones on the subject of the Badí’ calendar:
- Introducing a Unique Calendar – Introducing the calendar and its uniquely religious origins.
- Counting the Days – Exploring how we come to have the Gregorian calendar we use today and how the Badí’ calendar fixes some long-standing problems.
- Naw-Rúz – Touching on the historical, physical and spiritual significance of the first day of the Bahá’í year.
In this post I will introduce the structure of the calendar. Continue reading Badí’ Months, Days and Years
In a previous post I looked at how the Badí’ calendar is actually the first religious calendar system, and in a more recent post I looked at the development of the Gregorian calendar and how the Badí’ calendar fixes a couple of long-standing problems with it. In both posts I promised that more information on the calendar would follow, and today I will get as far as day one. Continue reading Naw-Rúz