Baha’i Blog’s Top 10 Audio Posts of the Year

To wrap up our Top 10 Baha’i Blog lists of the year as a result of our 5th year anniversary, we finish things off with a countdown of the top 10 audio posts added to Baha’i Blog’s Audio Section based on the highest traffic from Naw-Ruz 2015 to Naw-Ruz 2016.

Baha’i Blog’s Audio Section is where we post both original content produced by Baha’i Blog, and curated content from others found in the online world (strictly adhering to copyright laws of course). To date we’ve published approximately 100 posts in the Audio Section where you can find everything from Baha’i-inspired talks, to interviews to music, and it’s where we continue to add new items every week!

Here are the top 10 posts in Baha’i Blog’s Audio Section for the year starting the countown from number 10:

10) No peace for Iran’s Baha’is on ABC’s “Earshot” hosted by David Rutledge

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This is an episode on a radio program called “Earshot” hosted by David Rutledge on ABC (Australia):

The systematic persecution of members of the Baha’i faith in Iran shows no sign of easing. For Iranian-born Bahai’s in Australia, gratitude and love for their adopted home is mixed with distress at the plight of their co-religionists back in Iran. We travel to the western NSW town of Dubbo to meet with Baha’is and talk about education, memories of life in Iran, and their hopes and fears for the future. Continue reading…


9) Praise His Name – Walter Heath

Praise-His-Name---Walter-Heath

The soulful sound and melodies of this beautiful album by singer and songwriter Walter Heath is inspired by the Sacred Writings and Teachings of the Baha’i Faith.

Having been raised as the son of a preacher, Walter’s musical journey in church choirs, do wop groups and bands in clubs, eventually led Walter to Los Angeles where he became a Baha’i, and where he learned to play the guitar, eventually touring the US with several groups including Seals & Crofts. Continued reading…


8) This Love – Nabil & Karim ft. Chelsea Lyne

ThisLove Nabil Karim ft. Chelsea Lyne

‘This Love’ is a song by Nabil & Karim and Chelsea Lyne dedicated to the Baha’is in Iran and to the seven imprisoned Baha’i leaders – also known collectively as ‘the Yaran’, which means the friends in Persian.

Baha’is and human-rights activists around the world are calling for the release of imprisoned Baha’is in Iran. Continue reading…


7) Refuge – A Devotional Album from Finland

Refuge---Finland

Refuge is the wonderful musical outcome of a group of friends and musicians in Finland, who came together to record an album inspired by the Holy Writings of the Baha’i Faith.

The majority of songs are in English but there are a few in Finish as well. Continue reading…


6) The Descendants: A Divine Collaboration

The-Descendants---A-Divina-Collaboration

When three really close friends from California – Bella Blue, Aubrey Wood and Gia Sky – hear about the 114 world-wide Youth Conferences announced by the Universal House of Justice, they decide to get together to see what they could do to support it – oh, and did I mention that they’re all professional musicians!?

What resulted from their get-together was the creation of a music group called ‘The Descendants’ and the release of a wonderful debut album called A Divine Collaboration. Continue reading…


5) ‘Refresh & Gladden My Spirit’ by Angela Bryan

Refresh-&-Gladden-My-Spirit---Angela-Bryan

This song is based on a prayer by Abdu’l-Baha. Music composed and sung by Angela Bryan and recorded in her home city of Hobart in Tasmania, Australia, with acoustic instruments. Her husband Adrian produced the song and plays the guitar and other instruments on this piece, and their son Jonathon plays the flute part.

Special thanks to Angela and her family creating the piece and for allowing Baha’i Blog to make this song available to everyone. Continue reading…


4) Baha’u’llah – The Fire Tablet

Baha’u’llah – The Fire Tablet

From Watering The Soul, this track features music by Arlen Yanch, the voice of Karim Rushdy, and of course the Writings of Baha’u’llah.

The full text of the Fire Tablet is available in the Baha’i Reference Library. And you can find more of Karim’s music on Bandcamp. Continue reading…


3) Yaran – KC Porter

Yaran---KC-Porter

The song “Yaran”, tells the story of the seven friends in Iran that were arrested and imprisoned unjustly, simply for believing in the Baha’i Faith, whose central teaching is the unity of humanity, of religion and of God. They have been held in prison since March, 2008, serving out a 20 year sentence. Continue reading…


2) Badasht Vol. III – Visionaries

Badasht-Vol-III---Visionaries

The Badasht Project returns with a new album called Visonaries, which is a 2-CD set of 21 songs dedicated to the youth, featuring an ever-greater circle of collaborators spanning every genre from electronica to bluegrass to hip-hop. The new album features young artists, some already well along their path, others recorded for the first time, creating music ranging from the purely devotional, using passages from the Baha’i Writings to the personal and introspective, in the inspired language of the heart. Continue reading…


1) “Healing Prayer” in English & Chinese by Natasha Chiang

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This track is the “Healing Prayer” sung in English and Chinese by Natasha Chiang, and all music performed, recorded and arranged by Louie Shelton.

You can purchase Natasha Chiang’s album ‘Kindle’ from 9 Star Media, and read her interview on Baha’i Blog here: Kindle: An Interview with Natasha Chiang. Continue reading…


We hope you’ve found this list useful, and if you want to listen to more great audio, be sure to check out and follow Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page where you can find great Baha’i-inspired talks, music and other awesome audio files.

If you like “Top 10” lists, check out our Top 10 Baha’i Blog Articles of the Year and Baha’i Blog’s Top 10 Video Posts of the Year.

About the Author

Naysan is the editor of Baha'i Blog and he has worked in various avenues of media for two decades. He’s passionate about using the arts and media to support and explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith and he has produced and collaborated on popular music projects like the "DawnBreaker Collective" and the successful Ruhi-inspired sequence of "MANA" albums. His experience as a producer for CNN was invaluable while working on a number of special projects for the Baha’i World Centre, including the "Building Momentum" and "Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience" videos. If there’s a media-related Baha’i project out there, chances are that Naysan was involved with it somehow!

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