Paradise garden

The paradise garden is a form of garden of Old Iranian origin, specifically Achaemenid. Originally denominated by a single noun denoting "a walled-in compound or garden", from "pairi" ("around") and "daeza" or "diz" ("wall", "brick", or "shape"), Xenophon Grecized the Persian phrase "pairi-daeza" into "paradeisos". The idea of the enclosed garden...


The Tarbíyat School for Girls is established by Bahá'ís in Tihrán.
March 21: The first issue of Bahá'í News, formerly the Bahá'í Bulletin, is published.
August: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá moves his residence from ‘Akká to Haifa, where his family had already relocated. His residence in Haifa is the House of `Abdu'lláh Páshá.
August 10: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá...


Mazra'ih is a house in the countryside near Akká where Bahá’u’lláh lived from 1877 to 1879. The property belongs to the Bahá'ís, and is one of the places visited on pilgrimage. In the grounds of the house, there are remains of the old aqueduct running to the city.
Mazra'ih belonged to Muhammad Pasha Safwat, a great-nephew of 'Abdu'llah...

The Golden Rule (examples)

The Golden Rule, also known as the Law of Liberation, is the rule of reciprocity in behaviour, as inculcated in every religion, which puts the onus of such behaviour on each individual. H.T.D. Rost has written a book with this title (see article The Golden Rule), extrapolating from it for the present time.

Examples of the Golden Rule from...

Bahá’í Publishers

In broad terms, any organisation which primarily or regularly publishers Bahá’í works of some sort could be termed a Bahá’í publisher.

Bahá'í World Centre
Bahá'í World Centre is the imprint used for books published directly from Haifa. This would consist solely of items published on the express decision of the Universal House of Justice, such as...

Leroy Ioas

Leroy Ioas (February 15, 1896 - July 22, 1965) was a Hand of the Cause of God of the Bahá’í Faith. In 1951 he was appointed to the International Bahá’í Council, precursor to the Universal House of Justice, where he served until 1961 as Secretary General.

The following is from a letter written by Marion Hofman, excerpt from The Bahá’í World -...

The Golden Rule (examples)

The Golden Rule, also known as the Law of Liberation, is the rule of reciprocity in behaviour, as inculcated in every religion, which puts the onus of such behaviour on each individual. H.T.D. Rost has written a book with this title (see article The Golden Rule), extrapolating from it for the present time.

Examples of the Golden Rule from...

Central African Republic

The Central African Republic is a country in Central Africa. Its official languages are French and Sango.

The area has been inhabited since prehistory. In the Renaissance era slavers began to raid the region. In the late 19th century the region was colonized by France, Germany, and Belgium and after the First World War it was annexed by France...

Matthew Bullock

Matthew Washington Bullock (September 11, 1881 in Dabney, North Carolina - December 17, 1972 , Detroit, Michigan) rose to distinction in many fields, and many of them with instances of racism in opposition to his life and skill, through which he persevered as a pioneer for justice and humanity. He began with American football playing and coaching,...

Seasonal school

A Summer School is a frequently-used way of getting Bahá'ís together to deepen on the Faith. They may be held on dedicated, Bahá'í-owned, properties, but are often held in hired premises such as hotels, university campuses and the like. The Guardian of the Faith saw in summer schools the kernel of future Bahá'í universities. The basic premise is...


Divine Plan
Shoghi Effendi launches the world-embracing Ten Year Crusade, involving the Spiritual Assemblies of Australia and New Zealand, British Isles, Canada, Central America, Egypt and Sudan, India, Pakistan and Burma, Iraq, Italy and Switzerland, Persia, South America, Germany and Austria, and the United States of America.



Bahá’u’lláh begins writing and sending his Tablets to the Kings.
January 11: Three Bahá'ís are executed in Tabríz due to conflict with Azalís.
March: Bahá'u'lláh returns to the house of Amru'lláh, as Mírzá Yahyá has left. He stays there for three months.
April: A group of 53 Bahá’ís in Shushtar send a petition to the American Consulate in...

National Spiritual Assembly of South Pacific Ocean

National Spiritual Assembly, Bahá’ís of South Pacific Ocean

The first National Spiritual Assembly of the South Pacific Ocean was elected in April 1964 at a Convention held in Suva, Fiji. Its seat was in Suva, and it administered the Faith in the Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Nauru, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, and the Cook Islands.

In 1965 the South...


Battambang (Khmer: បាត់ដំបង; Batdâmbâng) is the capital city of Battambang province in northwestern Cambodia, and one of the major centres of activity for the Bahá'í Faith in the country. Founded in the 11th century by the Khmer Empire, the Battambang area is the leading rice-producing region of the country, and remains the hub of Cambodia's...

Willard McKay

Willard McKay (d. June 4, 1966) was an American Bahá'í who pioneered to Canada in the 1940's. He and his wife, Doris, were particularly devoted to the elimination of prejudice, and Willard toured the southern United States with Louis Gregory to promote racial unity.
Willard owned a successful fruit farm near Geneva, New York. He met...


One hundred Bahá'ís are killed in Iran over the year.
Glenford E. Mitchell is elected to the Universal House of Justice
A Presidential Decree is issued in Bolivia authorising the establishment of Nur University, a Bahá’í School of secondary education.
The National Spiritual Assembly of Nepal is reformed.
January: The National Spiritual...

Louis Bourgeois

Jean-Baptiste Louis Bourgeois (b. March 19, 1856 St. Célestin de Nicolet, Quebec - d. August 20, 1930) was a Canadian architect and designer of the House of Worship in Wilmette, Illinois.

Louis Bourgeois, in his youth, worked as a clerk in a church contractor's office Trois-Rivières, Quebec, and through this experience planned the construction...

Bernard Leach

Bernard Leach was a world-famous potter, particularly famous for studying pottery-making in Japan, and henceforth producing pots which were in some ways a fusion of Eastern and Western styles. Before the Second World War, he worked at Dartington Hall, in Devon, England, where the painters Reginald Turvey and Mark Tobey also worked. Here both Leach...

April 9

1848: The Báb is removed from the fortress of Máh-Kú by orders of Hájí Mírzá Áqásí. The Russian Minister in Tihrán had requested that the Báb be moved further from the Russian border due to political concerns.
1899: An upheaval against the Bahá'ís begins in Najafábád, with their homes being looted. They take refuge in the British Telegraph...

Mullá 'Alíy-i-Bastámí

Mullá 'Alíy-i-Bastámí (? - 1846) was the fourth (although second according to some sources) Letter of the Living in the Bábí movement. He is also probably the first and one of the best known martyrs of the early Bábí period.

According to Bahá’í tradition, Mullá 'Alíy met Mullá Ḥusayn in Shiraz after the latter had discovered the Báb and realized...

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