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Meet Coach Ben – A New Comic Book Series for Kids

1 day 12 hours ago

Written by Munib Rezaie, an educator and school counselor living in the United States, Meet Coach Ben is the first instalment in a brand new series of children’s books that feature a diverse cast, positive models of masculinity, and practical parenting advice, all rendered in beautiful hand-drawn comic book style illustrations. I got in touch […]

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Naysan Naraqi

The Extraordinary Life of Abdu’l-Baha: A New Online Initiative

4 days 17 hours ago

Nestled within a greater initiative called The Utterance Project, Violetta Zein has produced an informative, visually-rich online project titled “The Extraordinary Life of Abdu’l-Baha” in honor of the centenary of His Passing. It’s an interactive and illustrated nine-part chronology of the Life of Abdu’l-Baha and you may find it useful and inspiring, particularly in this […]

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Sonjel Vreeland

The Utterance Project: A Personal Initiative That Shares Readings of Baha’i Writings in Their Original Languages

6 days 17 hours ago

Translating anything from one language to another is a complex and intricate exercise. For example, in her Baha’i Blog article “Why Do the English Translations of the Baha’i Writings Use Elevated Language?” Layli explores some aspects of how the Baha’i Writings are translated into English. Violetta Zein and Adib Masumian are personally interested in the […]

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Sonjel Vreeland

Light & Mercy – A New Compilation on Mental Health and Tests & Difficulties

1 week 2 days ago

The National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Australia has just released a new publication called Light & Mercy. Light & Mercy is a compilation of extracts about mental health and tests and difficulties from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, Abdu’l-Baha, and letters of Shoghi Effendi and the Universal House of Justice. In its 25 November […]

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Naysan Naraqi

The Beauty of Abdu’l-Baha

1 week 5 days ago

Ever since I was little I have been interested in historical clothes and I have often wondered what Abdu’l-Baha looked like. What did He wear? And how were His clothes and His physical appearance a manifestation of qualities such as cleanliness, purity, grace and a deep abiding love for everyone? In this article, I’ve gathered […]

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Sonjel Vreeland

Make Me to Grow – An Album by Victoria Jane Leith

2 weeks 1 day ago

Victoria Jane Leith’s album, Make Me to Grow, is subtitled “an immersive experience of melodies, nature and prayers” and that’s exactly what it is. Listening to it transported me to a devotional gathering in a tranquil garden. You may recognize Victoria from our Studio Sessions “Lion Roar”, “Tiny Seed” and “I Loved Thy Creation”, renditions of […]

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Sonjel Vreeland

The Alchemy of Peace: 6 Essential Shifts in Mindsets and Habits to Achieve World Peace

2 weeks 4 days ago

Sovaida Ma’ani Ewing’s latest book called The Alchemy of Peace: 6 Essential Shifts in Mindsets and Habits to Achieve World Peace, offers its readers the gift of hope for the critical crossroads which humanity finds itself. It details ways in which we can change our mindsets and our habits in order to actualize our individual […]

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Naysan Naraqi

A Personal Reflection on Service as the Fixed Center of My Life

3 weeks ago

Recently I was reminded of the fascinating section in the 2015 message from the Universal House of Justice to the Counsellors regarding “releasing the potential of youth” and have read over its final paragraph several times. It really struck me: was my own period of youth going to be just a memorable chapter, or would […]

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Pharan Akhtarkhavari

Through Their Eyes – A New Animation about Meeting Abdu’l-Baha

3 weeks 4 days ago

Baha’i Blog is excited to have recently shared Through Their Eyes, a short animation that brings to life how Abdu’l-Baha touched the lives of certain notable individuals. Viewers get a glimpse of what the Lebanese poet, writer, and artist Khalil Gibran said about Abdu’l-Baha after they met in New York, how the Japanese poet Yone […]

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Naysan Naraqi

The Spirit of Success – A Baha’i-Inspired Podcast by Yara Ayache

4 weeks ago

Yara Ayache is an articulate and energetic youth who, in my opinion, is very successful! What is success, and how we can live coherent lives that balance work with service are some of the main topics she tackles in her aptly named video interview and podcast program called The Spirit of Success. Yara graciously agreed […]

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Sonjel Vreeland

Abdu’l-Baha and Nature

1 month ago

I have been reflecting on my connection to the natural world. As we commemorate the centenary of Abdu’l-Baha’s Passing and reflect on His Life, here are some stories and personal thoughts about Abdu’l-Baha and nature. To begin, I’d like to share a little story that takes place in the Swiss countryside and Juliet Thompson is […]

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Sonjel Vreeland

Writing as Worship: Reaching Beyond Ego

1 month ago

I have always wanted to be a writer. But despite writing through childhood and high school, and completing a bachelor’s degree in creative writing with a focus in poetry, until recently I had never wholeheartedly committed myself to my art. The reason was that I was, and sometimes still am, scared. I was scared because […]

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Ariana Salvo

Music from the 5 Year Plan Festival, Brisbane Australia

1 month 1 week ago

Baha’i Blog is excited to share songs in both videos and audio, from the ‘5 Year Plan Festival’ held in Brisbane, Australia! In May 2021, Baha’is and like-minded friends from across the Brisbane Bayside area in Australia, gathered together to take part in a festival to celebrate the Five Year Plan. It was an opportunity […]

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Naysan Naraqi

A Story of Light – A 19 Day Journey of Music and Storytelling with Luke Slott

1 month 1 week ago

In preparation for the release of his new album in honor of the centenary of the Passing of Abdu’l-Baha, Home of Light, singer-songwriter Luke Slott took viewers on a 19 day journey of storytelling and music during the month of the Baha’i Fast. Luke’s wonderful recounting of the events and stories of the history of […]

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Naysan Naraqi

New Companion to the Study of the Epistle to the Son of the Wolf

1 month 1 week ago

Dr. Lameh Fananapazir recently authored A Companion to the Study of the Epistle to the Son of the Wolf. If you are unfamiliar with The Epistle to the Son of the Wolf (which you can read on the Baha’i reference library here) it is the last tablet of Baha’u’llah and it is addressed to a […]

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Sonjel Vreeland

Dawn-Breaker: The Story of Nabil-i-Azam

1 month 2 weeks ago

Nabil-i-Azam was a poet, his eloquence a “gift like a crystal stream,” his native genius “pure inspiration.” This is how Abdu’l-Baha described the famous chronicler of Baha’i history, renowned for his narrative of the early days of the Baha’i Faith, The Dawn-Breakers. But what do we know about the life of this “man of mettle…on […]

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Matthew Brand

My Thoughts on Raising Resilient Children

1 month 2 weeks ago

As parents, we ought not be surprised when we became inundated with questions of “why?” from our children — if anything we should celebrate it! Baha’i communities around the world have dedicated programs geared towards our children’s empowerment, where they are actively encouraged to ask questions and independently investigate truth. Gone are the days when […]

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Kamelia

Coral & Pearls – A New Album of Devotional Songs by Sonbol Taefi

1 month 3 weeks ago

My dear friend Sonbol Taefi has created a new multi-language devotional album called Coral & Pearls. Her voice on its own is rich and her compositions are uplifting, but on this album her music is also adorned by singers from various parts of the globe; the album features Luke Slott, Elika Mahony and Nasime Wattiaux. […]

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Naysan Naraqi

Trilogy of Consecration: The Courier, the Historian and the Missionary – A New Book by Boris Handal

1 month 3 weeks ago

Author, Boris Handal, whom you may recognize from his previous books, Mirza Mihdi: The Purest Branch, and Varqa and Ruhu’llah: 101 Stories of Bravery on the Move, has just authored a new historical book called Trilogy of Consecration: The Courier, the Historian and the Missionary. This book presents the lives of three personages closely related […]

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Naysan Naraqi

The Spirit of the Age: Abdu’l-Baha, Khalil Gibran & Greenwich Village

1 month 3 weeks ago

Greenwich Village has historically been an attractive place for writers, scientists, artists and politicians, including during the time of Abdu’l-Baha’s visit to New York City in 1912, when He spoke in churches, temples, universities and at a peace conference. This article is an attempt to shine light on this neighborhood blessed by the footsteps of […]

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Hussein Ahdieh
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