Articles by " Sahar"
28 May
2013
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‘Abdu’l-Bahá and Refinement

‘Abdu’l-Bahá and Refinement

 The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary defines refinement as the action or process of refining,[1] which is to free from impurities, unwanted material or from moral imperfections.[2] ‘Abdu’l-Bahá said that “in every aspect of life, purity and holiness, cleanliness and refinement, exalt […]

14 Sep
2012
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Vignettes from the Master’s Visit to Montreal

Vignettes from the Master’s Visit to Montreal

The celebrations of the Centenary of the visit of the Master to Montreal finished only two days ago, on 12 September 2012, commemorating a visit notable for the intensity of its press coverage1. As readers of The Journey West know, […]

16 Aug
2012
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The Spiritual Destiny of America

The Spiritual Destiny of America

Bahá’u’lláh announced the arrival of the age of maturity for the entire human race, and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá spoke of the important role every nation has to play in achieving it. Growing up, as we all know, is no easy thing (hello, […]

21 Jun
2012
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The Nature of Unity

The Nature of Unity

One of the first things often shared about the Bahá’í Faith is the principle of unity; children sing about it, junior youth try to understand it, and young and old alike join together in study circles to learn how to […]

27 May
2012
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Address to a Women’s Suffrage Meeting

Address to a Women’s Suffrage Meeting

Today questions of the utmost importance are facing humanity … One of these questions concerns the rights of woman and her equality with man. One hundred years later, these words of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá might feel archaic. But one only needs to […]

19 May
2012
Talk at the Brotherhood Church

Talk at the Brotherhood Church

Bahá’u’lláh’s revelation is, in its essence, meant to help us fulfill our raison d’être —  that is, to know and to worship God. As He is an unknowable essence above our understanding, it is only logical that we humans must […]

19 Apr
2012
The Spirit of Transformation

The Spirit of Transformation

About a month ago, Bahá’ís around the world celebrated their new year. Naw-Rúz, which translates from Persian to “new day”, is referred to by Bahá’u’lláh as “a festival unto those who have observed the Fast.”(1) ‘Abdu’l-Bahá explained that this “sacred […]

15 Mar
2012
Paris Talks Revisited: Prayer

Paris Talks Revisited: Prayer

On 26 December 1912, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá gave a short address at 97 Cadogan Gardens in London during which He answered two questions: “Should prayer take the form of action?” and “What is the purpose of our lives?”. Prayer was at the […]

1 Feb
2012
Paris Talks Revisited: Means of Existence

Paris Talks Revisited: Means of Existence

One of the most important principles of the Teachings of Baha’u’llah is: The right of every human being to the daily bread whereby they exist, or the equalization of the means of livelihood. A talk given in Paris on the […]