Bahá’ís to Celebrate 100th Anniversary This Weekend
Solomon Islands BAHA’is to score 100e Anniversary of Abdul Baha’s Ascension this coming Saturday.
The centennial celebration will be commemorated in every group across the province and in community sectors across the province.
During this event, all BahÃ¡’Ãs around the world will observe the celebration of Saturday 27e November.
Abdul Baha is the son of the founder of the Baha’i Faith, Baha’u’llah. Before he died in 1892, he commissioned his son to become the interpreter of his teachings and the leader of the faith.
âAbdu Baha led a life of service and dedication to his father’s teachings on loving kindness and oneness. He is an aspiration to the millions of people around the world who honor him now, 100 years after his death, âsaid one of Gizo’s BahÃ¡’Ã members.
In His Most Holy Book, Baha’u’llah made a covenant with His disciples, directing them to turn, after His death, to ‘Abdu’l-Baha, whom he describes as that Old Root. The authority of ‘Abdu’l-BahÃ¡ as the “Center of the Covenant” has also been established in other texts, including the Testament of BahÃ¡’u’llÃ¡h.
Since the death of Baha’u’llah, ‘Abdu’l-Baha has overseen the spread of His Father’s Faith to new territories, including North America and Europe. He received a constant flow of pilgrims from East and West, maintained extensive correspondence with BahÃ¡’Ãs and investigators from all parts of the world, and led an exemplary life in service to the people of Akka.
The Baha’i Faith is an independent world religion that originated in Iran in the 19e century. In less than 200 years, it has become a universal faith for more than 5 million people in all corners and countries of the world.
In his writings, Baha’u llah has described a framework for the development of a unified society which considers both the spiritual and material dimensions of human life.
The main theme of Baha’u’llah’s Message is the unity and oneness of mankind. He taught that there is only one God, that religions all over the world represent an unchanging and everlasting faith of God, and that all mankind is a race destined to live in peace and harmony.
The BahÃ¡’Ã Faith provides a structure through which universal peace can be obtained and established at this time.
When he died at the age of 77 on November 28, 1921, his funeral brought together 10,000 mourners from many religious denominations.
In spontaneous tributes to an admired personality, ‘Abdu’l-Baha has been praised as the one who has led mankind on the “Way of Truth”, as a “pillar of peace” and the embodiment of “glory and greatness “.
The mortal remains of ‘Abdu’l-Baha were interred in one of the chambers of the Shrine of the BÃ¡b on Mount Carmel.
During Ascension Day, all BahÃ¡’Ã believers will say prayers, read the story of Abdul Baha and perform various song and dance performances.
For Baha’i communities in Gizo, Western Province, it will be held at Jah Mountain which will include a combination of New Mandra, Titiana, Nusabaruku and Babanga areas, other islands will also observe on this day. .
The communities of Honiara will also observe and celebrate the Great at the BahÃ¡’Ã Center in front of the Saint Nicholas School.
By ULUTAH GINA
GIZO NEWS OFFICE