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An encyclopedia about the Bahá’í­ Faith.

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ALERT: 7 Bahá’ís in Iran facing 20 years in prison
Seven Bahai leaders.jpg The seven, known as the the "Yaran" – or "Friends" – were arrested in 2008, all members of a national-level group that helped to see to the minimum needs of Iran's 300,000-member Bahá’í­ community. Their trial consisted of six brief court appearances between 12 January and 14 June; during which time they were allowed only 1 hours access to their lawyer[1]. Originally sentenced to 20 years in prison, it was reduced briefly to 10; as of 30 March 2011 it remains 20 years. Background, International support


  • 16 December 2013 Letter to President Rouhani from imprisoned Bahá’í­s.
  • 29 March 2012 Iran's seven Bahá’í leaders: 10,000 days in prison.
  • 15 February 2011 Concern following a transfer to "more brutal sections of the prison complex".
  • 9 March 2011 Human rights groups renew support for Iran's seven imprisoned Bahá’í­ leaders.
  • 30 March 2011 Original 20-year sentences have been reinstated following a brief reduction to 10.
Today's featured article
Progressive revelation is a core teaching in the Bahá’í Faith. It means that religious truth is revealed by God progressively and cyclically over time through a series of divine Messengers, and that the teachings are tailored to suit the needs of the time and place of their appearance. Thus, the Bahá’í teachings recognize the divine origin of several world religions, asserting that God is one and His religion is one, while believing that the revelation of Bahá’u’lláh is the most recent (though not the last), and therefore the most relevant to modern society. This teaching is an interaction of simpler teachings and their implications. The basic concept relates closely to Bahá’í views on God's essential unity, and the nature of prophets, termed Manifestations of God. It also ties into Bahá’í views of the purpose and nature of religion, laws, belief, culture and history. Hence revelation is seen as progressive and continuous and never ceases.
Today's featured individual
Rúḥíyyih Khánum
Amatu'l-Bahá Rúḥíyyih Khánum (August 8, 1910 - January 19, 2000), born Mary Maxwell, was the wife of Shoghi Effendi, the head of the Bahá’í Faith from 1921-1957. She was appointed by him as a Hand of the Cause, and served an important role in the transfer of authority from 1957-1963. In 2004, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation viewers voted her number 44 on the list of "greatest Canadians" on the television show 'The Greatest Canadian. Mary Sutherland Maxwell was the long awaited child of William Sutherland Maxwell the renowned Canadian architect and May Maxwell the famous Bahá’í teacher.
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Today's featured quote
The best beloved of all things in My sight is Justice; turn not away therefrom if thou desirest Me, and neglect it not that I may confide in thee. By its aid thou shalt see with thine own eyes and not through the eyes of others, and shalt know of thine own knowledge and not through the knowledge of thy neighbor.

Bahá’u’lláh, The Hidden Words
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The Great African Safari was a journey made in fulfilment of an earlier promise - to return to Africa and visit the Bahá’ís there. But in addition to meeting and encouraging Bahá’ís far from the beaten track, Rúhíyyih Khánum represented the Bahá’í Faith in her official capacity as an ambassador from its World Centre.
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Counsellors Baatar and Ndegwa.jpg Counsellor members of the International Teaching Centre Uransaikhan Baatar and Rachel Ndegwa attended the Nakuru, Kenya regional conference from 8–9 November 2008 as representatives of the Universal House of Justice.
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