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

To celebrate Baha’i Blog’s 5th year anniversary, we posted our top 10 articles of the year, so now in the spirit of continuing the celebration, it’s time to list the top 10 videos posted in Baha’i Blog’s video section for the year.

As you hopefully know by now, Baha’i Blog has an Audio Section, an Image Section, our Article Section, and the very popular Video Section, where we’ve published around 200 videos so far of both original content produced by Baha’i Blog, and curated content made by others from around the online world.

In this top 10 countdown, we list the top 10 videos with the most amount of traffic posted to our video section from Naw-Ruz 2015 to Naw-Ruz 2016. So here we go starting from number 10:

10. Documentary about Enoch Olinga

Documentary about Enoch OlingaThis emotionally engaging documentary of Mr. Enoch Olinga of Uganda (1926 – 1979), the only African Baha’i Hand of the Cause of God, describes his spiritual transformation and love for Baha’u’llah. Mr. Olinga demonstrated radiant joy, true happiness, certitude, and nobility around the world.

For those of us who had the bounty to be in the presence of dearly loved Hand of the Cause of God, Enoch Olinga, our lives were never the same. The brutal and untimely deaths of Mr. Onlinga and his family deeply saddened our hearts. And yet, the world is indeed a brighter place because of his sweet and humbling presence. Continue reading…

9. WHAT’S THAT WORD? | Episode 1

WHAT’S THAT WORD - Episode 1Welcome to WHAT’S THAT WORD, Baha’i Blog’s new video series. We often encounter unfamiliar words in the Bahai Writings and it can sometimes be very awkward. This video series was created as an ode to those moments, by taking tricky words from the Baha’i Writings and explaining them in an accessible way. Simultaneously, the show will entertain you with lighthearted comedy, as you gain invaluable knowledge. Continue reading…


8. “The Fire” by Denzil & Ephrim Aumua

The Fire - Denzil and Ephrim AumuaBaha’i Blog’s “Studio Sessions” is an initiative where we invite Baha’is from around the world to share the Baha’i Writings put to music.

In this Baha’i Blog Studio Session, we’re in the Gold Coast, Australia with brothers Denzil and Ephrim Aumua singing “The Fire”, based on an excerpt from a tablet by Abdu’l-Baha. Continue reading…

7. “Shine Ye” by Devina & Raneesha Saberi

Shine Ye - Devina and Raneesha SaberiBaha’i Blog’s “Studio Sessions” is an initiative where we invite Baha’is from around the world to share the Baha’i Writings put to music.

In this Baha’i Blog Studio Session, we’re in the Gold Coast, Australia with sisters Devina and Raneesha Saberi singing “Shine Ye”, based on an excerpt from a tablet by Abdu’l-Baha. Continue reading…


6. The Baha’i Gardens in Haifa (drone video)

The Baha’i Gardens in Haifa (drone-video)What’s known in Israel as the “Baha’i Gardens” are a Baha’i holy place and a major tourist site in Haifa, Israel. The garden terraces are located around the golden-domed Shrine of the Bab on Mount Carmel, where Baha’is from around the world come to pay their respects while on pilgrimage. The staircase includes nineteen extremely beautiful terraces, extending almost one kilometer, covering about 200,000 square meters of land. The gardens combine works of stone and metal as well as fountains and green expansive lawns. The garden overlooks the panoramic views of the city, the Galilee Hills and the Mediterranean Sea. Continue reading…


5. What is the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program

What is the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment ProgramIn this short 57 second animation, Baha’i Blog presents a brief explanation of the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program (JYSEP).

In neighbourhoods around the world, young people aged 12-15 gather together to participate in what is known as,the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program. In these groups, the Junior Youth develop their spiritual qualities, their intellectual capabilities, and their capacity to serve society by engaging in meaningful discussions and artistic expression – through drama, cooperative games, the study of literature, story telling and acts of community service, which all help the Junior Youth form a strong moral identity and empowers them to contribute to the well-being of their communities and the world at large. Continue reading…


4. Blessed is the Spot – The Church of St John the Evangelist Choir

Blessed is the Spot - The Church of St John the Evangelist ChoirSt John’s choir sings the Baha’i Prayer ‘Blessed is the Spot’ by Baha’u’llah.

This is an Anglican Church found in Ottawa, Canada, and the video was uploaded to Youtube by Caitlin Beck, who brought the prayer to the music director because she had learned the prayer as a child growing up in the Baha’i community. She also grew up in this Church singing in the choir and later worked there. The choir now sings it often. Continue reading…


3. Virtual Tour of Local House of Worship in Battambang, Cambodia

Virtual Tour of Local House of Worship in Battambang CambodiaIn Ridvan of 2012, the Universal House of Justice announced the construction of local Houses of Worship in five regions around the world including Cambodia, India, Kenya, Colombia and Vanuatu. In this video we are taken on a virtual tour of the design of the local Baha’i House of Worship in Battambang, Cambodia which is currently being built.

Sochet Vitou Tang, the architect of this project, has described this place as a center where all people could “come to learn about life, about the environment, and the world beyond; a place where we come to build a unified world.” Battambang, Cambodia, is a place which in recent years has witnessed the emergence of a vibrant Baha’i community. Continue reading…


2. A Brief Introduction to the Baha’i Faith

A Brief Introduction to the Baha’i FaithIn this short animation, Baha’i Blog presents a ‘Brief Introduction to the Baha’i Faith’.

Please check out Baha’i Blog’s YouTube channel for more original Baha’i-inspired content like this one, and please click on the ‘subscribe’ button on our YouTube channel to be notified of more videos like this one. Continue reading…



1. News Report on South Carolina’s Second Most Common Religion

News Report on South Carolina’s Second Most Common ReligionThis video is a news report by Mandy Noell on WMBF News in South Carolina, USA called “Breaking the Baha’i code: An in-depth report on South Carolina’s second most common religion”.

A recent census in the US showed that the Baha’i Faith was the second largest religion in the US state of South Carolina, and in this news report, they look at the history of the Baha’i Faith and explore why there’s such a large number of Baha’is in South Carolina. Continue reading…


Well, that’s the top 10 list for the year and we hope you’ve enjoyed Baha’i Blog’s video section so far!

Do you have a favourite video from our video section? If so let us know in the comments section below.

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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