Often considered the newest world religion, the Bahá'í Faith has its own calendar of 19 months consisting of 19 days each. The Bahá'í New Year is Naw-Rúz, coinciding with the ancient Iranian festival of Nowruz that celebrates the return of spring in the northern hemisphere. On Naw-Rúz, Bahá'ís celebrate not only the return of spring, but also the spiritual springtime ushered in by Bahá'u'lláh, whom they know as the long-promised Manifestation of God for this Day. #bahai #HappyNawRuz
The #BahaiFast is going all right so far. For those who didn't know, Baha'is between the ages of 15 and 70 refrain from eating and drinking from sunup to sundown. You're exempt if you're sick, travelling, pregnant, breastfeeding, or menstruating.
Of course, that's the *physical* side of the fast. The #spiritual—and more important—side of it is detaching ourselves from our desires and abstaining from indulging them, focusing instead on prayer and becoming closer to God. #Bahai #spirituality
"What profit is there in agreeing that universal friendship is good, and talking of the solidarity of the human race as a grand ideal? Unless these thoughts are translated into the world of action, they are useless.
The wrong in the world continues to exist just because people talk only of their ideals, and do not strive to put them into practice. If actions took the place of words, the world's misery would very soon be changed into comfort."
The website's meant to show off stuff that might be interesting for people who are learning about the #Bahai Faith. For instance, the "Study Hall" section gathers up a bunch of reference sites and study resources. The "Feeds" section on the website is similar to the "News" and "Community" sections of BahaIQ, if you remember that website from back in the day. Ideally there'll be even more stuff like that in the future.
This story is pretty amazing, because it not only shows the willingness of Arab leaders to work together to promote sustainable development, but also their openness in inviting a Bahá'í organization to contribute. After all, being a Bahá'í is still punishable by death in some parts of the Arab world.
"BIC joins Arab leaders to advance sustainable development goals"
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