8 Mar
2013
‘Abdu’l-Bahá and fasting

‘Abdu’l-Bahá and fasting

The Fast (2-20 March) is a very special time of the year for Bahá’ís, during which we do not eat or drink from sunrise to sunset.  However, the significance of this period goes beyond the giving up of physical nourishment, […]

1 Mar
2013
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‘Abdu’l-Bahá and Prosperity

‘Abdu’l-Bahá and Prosperity

For well over a century, Bahá’ís in all corners of the world begin their Fast on the 2nd of March.  This period of nineteen days is a time of meditation, prayer and spiritual recuperation.  The mental and physical discipline it […]

26 Feb
2013
‘Abdu’l-Bahá and Hospitality

‘Abdu’l-Bahá and Hospitality

While reading about ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s visits to the West one notices how the Master was not only welcomed by a diversity of hosts, but that He Himself extended hospitality too: He hosted several ‘Feasts’ and was, in the words of Shoghi […]

21 Feb
2013
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‘Abdu’l-Bahá on Christ and Christianity

‘Abdu’l-Bahá on Christ and Christianity

It could be assumed that in ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s travels to the West,most of His audiences belonged to the Christian Faith. Imagine, then, the uniting feeling of someone speaking with such high regard for the Founder of your religion. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s Writings are […]

18 Feb
2013
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‘Abdu’l-Bahá and faith

‘Abdu’l-Bahá and faith

  “As ye have faith, so shall your powers and blessings be,” the Master said to the very first group of Western pilgrims visiting Him in Haifa in 1898[1].  Also during His travels in the West, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá spoke of the […]

10 Feb
2013
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Revisited: Abdu’l-Bahá in Oxford

Revisited: Abdu’l-Bahá in Oxford

On the morning of New Year’s Eve, 1912, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and His entourage, including His hostess Lady Blomfield, took the 90 minute train ride from London to Oxford so that the Master could address an audience at Manchester College.  This was […]

15 Jan
2013
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New Podcasts Posted

New Podcasts Posted

Sorry for the delay! Many exciting things are happening for the friends here at the Journey West. Our senior editor is Sonjel is having a baby soon and Lorraine recently got married! Please accept  our apologizes for the late podcasts. We […]

20 Dec
2012
Biography: Marion Jack

Biography: Marion Jack

I grew up hearing the story of “General Jack” – the name ‘Abdu’l-Bahá used to call Marion Jack — and how, at the end of her life and in spite of the danger of living in Bulgaria during the Second […]

13 Dec
2012
Visit to the United Kingdom

Visit to the United Kingdom

While the American believers were grappling with ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s departure after 239 days in their country, the British Bahá’ís were jubilant as they anticipated His return to England for a second visit. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s first trip to the England was for about […]

5 Dec
2012
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Farewell to America

Farewell to America

With heavy hearts, the North American Bahá’ís made repeated visits to the house of the Master in His final weeks in America. During this time, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá shared much encouragement and guidance with them. But perhaps history will someday reveal the pivotal […]