Tag Archive for Baghdad

The House the Prince Wanted to Build

most great house

After Bahá’u’lláh had returned to Baghdad from his two years of withdrawal to the mountains of Kurdistan, he lived in a house close to the western bank of the Tigris River. This was the period when increasingly the Babi community began to turn to Bahá’u’lláh. Although he had not announced his mission, his writings and presence…

The Miracle of Baghdad

miracle of baghdad

If we look in the Gospels or in the Quran we find ample evidence of the opposition of the religious hierarchies of the day to Jesus and Muhammad respectively. Again it was so in Bahá’u’lláh’s day. As we have seen before it is a tragic pattern of history that when the truth of a new…

Mystic Gems – the Hidden Words of Bahá’u’lláh

The Hidden Words of Baha'u'llah

Among the most well known works of Bahá’u’lláh are the Hidden Words. They are written in brief “gem-like utterances”,[1] 71 in Arabic and 82 in Persian. They are at once of crystalline clarity and yet impenetrable in their allusion to a spiritual reality beyond our day to day experience. The Hidden Words are among the works which…

A Mountain of Roses: The Ridvan Festival

mountain of roses - story of ridvan

The second exile of Bahá’u’lláh by the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, this time from Baghdad to Constantinople, is not remembered as a time of sorrow. It is remembered a a time of joy. For this time, in April 1863, marks the time when Bahá’u’lláh declared his mission to his closest friends and followers. For near 10 years, Bahá’u’lláh…

An Outline of Bahá’u’lláh’s Life

Teheran where Baha'u'llah was born in 1817

The bare facts of anyone’s life, doesn’t do justice. Yet it helps us put the many complex pieces of the puzzle together and fosters understanding.  In this series we have dived straight in: exploring concepts, events and writings. Here we will step back and think about the outlines of Bahá’u’lláh’s life. There are two tools that I…