‘Radiant Heart’ – Shadi Toloui-Wallace

‘Radiant Heart’ – Shadi Toloui-Wallace with mother, Shidan

“Radiant Heart” is a song dedicated to the 1st Arabic Hidden Word of Baha’u’llah.
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March 14 (14 Alá/Loftiness)

“We have commanded you to pray and fast from the beginning of maturity; this is ordained by God, your Lord and the Lord of your forefathers. Read more

March 11 (11 Alá/Loftiness)

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“It behoveth thee to consecrate thyself to the Will of God.  Whatsoever hath been revealed in His Tablets is but a reflection of His Will. Read more

March 9 (9 Alá/Loftiness)

“Consider thou and call to mind the time when Muhammad appeared.  He said, and His word is the truth:  ‘Pilgrimage to the House (Mecca) is a service due to God.’ Read more

March 6 (6 Alá/Loftiness)

They that immerse themselves in the ocean of His utterances should at all times have the utmost regard for the divinely-revealed ordinances and prohibitions. Read more

“The Prayers of Baha’u’llah” by Ruhiyyih Khanum

“Not the least of the treasures which Baha’u’llah has given to the world is the wealth of His prayers and meditations. Read more

3 AYYÁM-I-HÁ 173

 

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Here is a historical account of how Baha’u’llah and some of the early believers celebrated Ayyam-i-Ha:

On the first day of the Ayyam-i-Ha [Intercalary days] one of the pilgrims had invited Baha’u’llah and all the believers in Akka to lunch. I too went to Mazra‘ih. Early in the morning a large tent was pitched in front of the entrance to the garden on a delightful open space. That morning all the believers, numbering almost two hundred, consisting of those who were living in the Holy Land and the pilgrims, came to Mazra‘ih.

Around the time of noon, the Blessed Beauty came down from the Mansion and majestically entered the tent. All the believers were standing in front of the tent. Then Mirza Aqa Jan, standing in the presence of Baha’u’llah chanted a dawn prayer for fasting which had been revealed on that day. When the prayer was finished the Blessed Beauty instructed all to be seated. Every person sat down in the place where he was standing. His blessed Person spoke to us and after His utterances were ended He asked, ‘What happened to the Feast, is it really going to happen?’ Thereupon a few friends hurried away and soon lunch was brought in. They placed a low table in the middle of the tent. His blessed person and all the Aghsan [The male descendants of Baha’u’llah] sat around the table and since there was more room, He called some by name to join Him. Among these my name was called; He said, Aqa Tahir, come and sit.’ So I went in and sat at the table in His presence.

At some point Baha’u’llah said, ‘We have become tired of eating. Those who have had enough may leave.’ I immediately arose and His blessed Person left. At first the food which was left over on His plate was divided among the friends, and then group after group entered the tent and had their meal. Everyone at this feast partook of both physical and spiritual food.

–(Adib Taherzadeh, The Revelation of Baha’u’llah, vol. 4, p.8)

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13 Mulk (Dominion) 173 BE

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“The All-Knowing Physician hath His finger on the pulse of mankind. He perceiveth the disease, and prescribeth, in His unerring wisdom, the remedy. Every age hath its own problem, and every soul its particular aspiration. Read more