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Do Baha’is Believe in Miracles?

Do Baha'is Beleive in Miracles

Miracles are important events in the Christian Bible, but do Baha’is believe in miracles?

Of course we do! God’s power is beyond any limitation – He is the sole Author of all the laws operating in the universe, is above them and can, therefore, if He deems it necessary, alter them at His Own Will:

The operation of miracles is not necessarily irrational or illogical. It does by no means constitute a limitation of the Omnipotence of God. The belief in the possibilities of miracles, on the contrary, implies that God’s power is beyond any limitation whatsoever. For it is only logical to believe that the Creator, Who is the sole Author of all the laws operating in the universe, is above them and can, therefore, if He deems it necessary, alter them at His Own Will. We, as humans, cannot possibly attempt to read His Mind, and to fully grasp His Wisdom.

The belief in the possibility of miracles has never been rejected in the Baha’i teachings. Their importance, however, has been minimized: Continue reading

I adjure Thee – Safaa Hansen [Audio Track]

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In this song, Safaa Hansen sings a song based on the Writings of the Bab:

“I adjure Thee by Thy might, O my God! Let no harm beset me in times of tests, and in moments of heedlessness guide my steps aright through Thine inspiration. Thou art God, potent art Thou to do what Thou desirest. No one can withstand Thy Will or thwart Thy Purpose.” – The Bab

The song and the music video came about because Safaa Hansen, who lives in Austin, Texas, and who composed the song, has been singing this song a lot in the community – and everybody loved it – so filmmaker Neal Werle decided to sit Saffa down to film and record the song.

The chords to the song are below and you can also watch the video of the song here: Continue reading

I adjure Thee – Safaa Hansen

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In this music video, Safaa Hansen sings a song based on the Writings of the Bab:

“I adjure Thee by Thy might, O my God! Let no harm beset me in times of tests, and in moments of heedlessness guide my steps aright through Thine inspiration. Thou art God, potent art Thou to do what Thou desirest. No one can withstand Thy Will or thwart Thy Purpose.” – The Bab

This music video came about because Safaa Hansen, who lives in Austin, Texas, and who composed the song, has been singing this song a lot in the community – and everybody loved it – so filmmaker Neal Werle decided to sit Saffa down to film and record the song. Continue reading

10 Steps to Starting a Preschool Children’s Class

As Baha’is, we know that education is of three kinds: material, human and spiritual. As a mother, I have always found the first two kinds relatively easy to manage. When it comes to their spiritual education however, I tend to feel a little more uneasy, especially since Abdu’l-Baha refers to this kind of education as the “true” kind when he says:

Divine education is that of the Kingdom of God: it consists in acquiring divine perfections, and this is true education…

The pressure is mounted with the following quote:

Training in morals and good conduct is far more important than book learning. A child that is cleanly, agreeable, of good character, well-behaved – even though he be ignorant – is preferable to a child that is rude, unwashed, ill-natured, and yet becoming deeply versed in all the science and arts. The reason for this is that the child who conducts himself well, even though he be ignorant, is of benefit to others, while an ill-natured, ill-behaved child is corrupted and harmful to others, even though he be learned. If, however, the child be trained to be both learned and good, the result is light upon light.

A few of the mothers in our community recently decided to start a children’s class specifically for those aged between zero and five. These preschool classes aim to encourage the development of morals and good conduct in our young ones, with each lesson based on a different virtue and featuring prayer, singing, stories and crafts.

Below are the 10 main steps we took when starting up the preschool classes: Continue reading

World Citizen – Andrea Hope [Audio Track]

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Andrea Hope delivers a spoken word track called ‘Wold Citizen’. If you’ve never heard of the lyrical medium of what’s known as ‘spoken word’, then in you’re in for a treat! Actually, even if you have heard of it, you’re still in for a treat – this track is awesome, so check it out!

You can also read Baha’i Blog’s interview with Andrea Hope here: World Citizen: Andrea Hope’s Spoken Word

Noite De Estrelas No Céu – An Interview with Joze Marcelino

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While I was in Europe last year, I had the pleasure of meeting the talented Joze Marcelino, and he kindly gave me a copy of his latest album Noite De Estrelas No Céu, which in Portuguese means “A Night of Stars in the Sky”.

Currently living in Portugal, Joze Marcelino is an accomplished singer and songwriter originally from Angola, and he shares and uses his music as a voice to express his inner beliefs rooted in the Baha’i Faith of ‘unity in diversity’ and the world being one country and mankind its citizens. He plays acoustic and electric guitar, as well as the guitalele, and he has appeared on a number of television and radio channels, and has also played as an opening act for popular Angolan singers such as Don Kikas.

As you’ve probably noticed from Baha’i Blog’s Studio Sessions series, I love listening to Baha’i-inspired music from around the world, and so I was happy when Joze Marcelino agreed to do an interview with Baha’i Blog: Continue reading

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