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A peaceful, persistent response to injustice استجابة سلمية ومستمرة للظلم


21 July 2017


Graduates from the Baha’i Institute of Higher Education (Photo courtesy of Education is Not a Crime)
BIC GENEVA — Thirty years ago, the Baha’i community of Iran embarked on a remarkable endeavor. Denied access to formal education by the country’s authorities after their numerous appeals, they set up an informal program of higher education in basements and living rooms throughout the country with the help of Baha’i professors and academics that had been fired from their posts because of their faith. This gradually came to be known as the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education (BIHE).

Since its inception, BIHE has helped educate thousands of individuals, many of whom have been accepted into nearly 100 universities around the world to pursue graduate studies. Many BIHE graduates that complete their post-graduate studies abroad will return to Iran to serve their communities.

IN DEPTH: Listen to learn more about the response of the Baha’i community to injustice
For decades, the Baha’i in Iran have tried to peacefully and persistently find a solution to the harsh persecution and injustice they face. Interviews with BIC Representative Diane Ala’i and Education is Not a Crime Coordinator Saleem Vaillancourt explore the concept of constructive resilience and how the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education embodies it.

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كشف النقاب على تصميم مشرق اذكار فناواتو


نشر على موقع الجامعة البهائية العالمية اليوم 18 -6-2017 تم كشف النقاب على تصميم مشرق اذكار قرية فناواتو وهو بسيط وجميل يشبه الطبيعة حولهم  واحتفل السكان جميعا من كل الطوائف يرقصون ويحتفلون به  باالوانهم الجميلة


18 June 2017

TANNA, Vanuatu — In a momentous development for the island of Tanna in Vanuatu, the design for the local Baha’i House of Worship was unveiled today.

The design is captivating in its simple yet striking form, inspired by the coconut and banyan trees of the island and the natural forms of the landscape.

“This structure will be the embodiment of serenity and represent the archipelago’s history and culture,” said Ashkan Mostaghim, the Temple’s architect.

Double-sided roofs made of reeds and sugar-cane leaves rise to a central point, making the Temple appear as a nine-pointed star. The walls of the House of Worship are designed to be created using stakes and plaited reeds, drawing on local architecture of the region.

“The interior space is defined by light,” said Mr. Mostaghim. Throughout the day, light will stream through the open screens and delicate glass oculus. The Temple has space for 300 visitors and a choir to be present—both for community devotions and private meditation and prayer in a space of serenity.

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An interior view of the Temple, which will seat 300 people.

A jubilant celebration in Tanna on 18 June 2017 marked the unveiling of the Temple’s design. The program included readings from different sacred texts, signifying that the Temple is open to all.

The House of Worship will enhance the vibrant community life on Tanna. A sense of collective ownership of the Temple, even before its design had been unveiled, was already present in the consciousness of the island’s inhabitants. In the early stages of the design process, numerous people from the island, including chiefs and other tribal leaders, submitted ideas for the structure of the central edifice and gathered for meetings to discuss its purpose and implications for their society.

“The design of the House of Worship in Tanna has been inspired by the Baha’i writings, and we have endeavored to portray its principles in the structure,” said the architect. The Temple will uniquely symbolize the unity of all people and the integral connection of worship of God and service to humanity.

غدا الأحتفال بأعلان دعوة حضرة الباب


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كل عام والبهائيين فى العالم بخير ومحبة وسلام

لكل الانسانية

يتفضل حضرة الباب:

“فَلْتُرَاقِبُنَّ يَوْمَ مَنْ يُظْهِرُهُ اللهُ فَإِنِّي ما أَغْرَسْتُ شَجَرَةَ البَيَانِ إِلاَّ لِتُعَرِّفَنِي وَإنَّنِي أَنَا أَوَّلُ سَاجِدٍ لَهُ وَمُؤْمِنٍ بِنَفْسِهِ فَلا تُضَيِّعُنَّ عِرْفَانَكُمْ فَإِنَّ البَيَانَ مَعَ عُلُوِّهِ يُؤْمِنُ بِمَنْ يُظْهِرُهُ اللهُ وَإِنَّهُ لأَحَقُّ بِأَنْ يَكُونَنَّ عَرْشَ الحَقِيْقَةِ مَعَ إِنَّهُ هُوَ إِيَّايَ وَإِنَّنِي أَنَا إِيَّاهُ وَلَكِنْ لَمَّا رُفِعَتْ شَجَرَةُ البَيَانِ بِمُنْتَهَى عُلُوِّهَا فَإِذَا نُقْطَتُها تَسْجُدُ للهِ رَبِّهَا فِي هَيْكَلِ مِنْ يُظْهِرُهُ اللهُ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُعَظِّمُونَ اللهَ عَلَى مَا تَسْتَحِقُّ بِهِ نَفْسُهُ فَإِنَّكُمْ قَدْ خُلِقْتُمْ بِنُقْطَةِ البَيَانِ فَلَمَّا اسْتَسْلَمَتْ لِمَنْ يُظْهِرُهُ اللهُ تِلْكَ النُّقْطَةُ وَاسْتَرْفَعَتْ بِرِفْعَتِهِ وَاسْتَظْهَرَتْ بِظُهُورِ عِزَّتِهِ وَاسْتَجْلَلَتْ بِجَلاَلِ وَحْدَانِيَّتِهِ هَلْ لِمَنْ خُلِقَ بِهَا مِنْ شَأْنٍ يَقُولُ لِمَ أَوْ بِمَ، فَأَنْ يَا كُلَّ شَيْءٍ فِي البَيَانِ فَلْتَعْرِفُنَّ حَدَّ أَنْفُسِكُم فَإِنَّ مِثْلَ نُقْطَةِ البَيَانِ يُؤْمِنُ بِمَنْ يُظْهِرُهُ اللهُ قَبْلَ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ وإِنَّنِي أَنَا بِذَلِكَ لأَفْتَخِرَنَّ عَلَى مَنْ فِي مَلَكُوتِ السَّمَوَاتِ والأَرْضِ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا لأَنَّ لا عِزَّ إِلاَّ فِي عِرْفَانِ اللهِ وَلاَ لِذَّةَ إِلاَّ فِي تَوْحِيدِ اللهِ فَلاَ تَحْتَجِبُنَّ عَنِ اللهِ بَعْدَ ظُهُورِهِ فَإِنَّ كُلَّ مَا رُفِعَ البَيَانِ كَخَاتَمٍ فِي يَدِي وَإِنَّنِي أَنَا خَاتَمٌ فِي يَدَيْ مَنْ يُظْهِرُهُ اللهُ…  – الباب (۳)

مقتطف من لوح حضرة عبد البهاء
هو الله

“يا أحباء الله إنّ أرض شيراز منسوبة إلى الله الغنيّ المتعال وهي موطن كاشف الأسرار لمن كان أهلاً لها، ففي تلك البقعة طلع القمر المضيء، ومن ذلك الإقليم لاح الصُّبح المنير، ومن تلك الأرض المنوّرة رفع مبشّر الجمال المبارك النّدآء الإلهيّ وقرأ عَلَى مسامع الشّرق والغرب فِي كتاب أحسن القصص بشرى ظهور موعود البيان بأبدع تبيان، فكَانَتْ تلك الدّيار أوّلَ أَرْضٍ ارتفع النّدآء فيها حيث صاحت نفوس مباركة صيحة: ربنا إنّنا سمعنا مناديًا ينادي للإيمان أن آمنوا بربكم فآمَّنا، الحمد لله إنّ ذلك الإقليم مضيءٌ الآن بنور العرفان وتلك الأرض منوّرة ببوارق عناية الله، وهناك نفوس قائمة بالخدمة فِي تلك البقعة ينعتهم المخلصون ويغبطهم أهل الأرض أجمعون …..”.


وقفة تضامنية من زعماء القبائل فى اليمن مع البهائيين اليمنيين Tribal leaders stand in solidarity with Yemeni Baha’is

نشر على موقع الجامعة البهائية العالميةموقع الجامعة البهائية العالمية17 مايو 2017م

SANA’A, Yemen — Hundreds of Yemenis—led by tribal leaders and human rights activists—gathered on Monday morning, 15 May 2017, to denounce the recent call for the arrests of several Yemeni Baha’is and to demand their immediate release.

Currently, five Baha’is, including tribal leader Walid Ayyash, remain in prison or detention under the direction of authorities in Sana’a. The detainees have not been allowed to receive visitors. Many more Baha’is are under the threat of being arrested.

“There are clear indications from reports within the country that certain authorities there have been instructed from Iran to carry out these unjust actions and have no other motive but to persecute the Baha’i community,” said Bani Dugal, principal representative of the Baha’i International Community to the United Nations.

“Not surprisingly, such interference from another country is arousing solidarity among the Yemeni people on an unprecedented scale in defense of the Baha’is, who are their friends, brothers, sisters, neighbors, and fellow tribespeople. It has also led to far greater awareness of the Baha’i Faith among the people of Yemen. And of course history shows that if you persecute the innocent, their cause will only spread.”

Leading the campaign against Baha’is in Yemen has been a member of the Prosecution Office in Sana’a, Rajeh Zayed. Reports indicate that, during the peaceful demonstrations on Monday morning, Mr. Zayed threatened the crowd with a weapon and attempted to incite violence against those present.

Despite shots being fired by security forces, the crowd remained peaceful, and fortunately no one was hurt.

“These Yemeni tribespeople and activists have courageously shown their support for the Baha’is, despite themselves becoming targets of attack,” said Ms. Dugal. “Their expression of solidarity, especially during such a difficult time for their country, is sincerely appreciated by the Baha’i International Community.”

“Indeed,” Ms. Dugal added, “their actions testify to the principle of the oneness of humankind and show that we are closely tied together so that the pain and joy of one becomes the pain and joy of another. We ardently hope and pray that the senseless persecution of the Baha’is in Yemen comes to an end and energies can be directed instead towards loftier aims such as an end to the violence ravaging the country and the eradication of disease and malnutrition now afflicting major segments of the population across that land.”

(Editor’s Note: A change was made to paragraphs 5 and 6 on 18 May 2017 to reflect new reports that indicate shots had been fired by security forces.)


تسع سنوات تكفى ( حملة عالمية تنظمها الجامعة البهائية العالمية )Global campaign launches for imprisoned Baha’i leaders

تسع سنوات تكفى حملة منظماها الجامعة البهائية العالمية 12 مايو 2017م
حملة عالمية تنظمها الجامعة البهائية العالمية تطالب السلطات الايرانية لللافراج عن البهائيين السبعة الذين سجنوا بسبب العقيدة ورغم المناشدات العالمية من الدول ومنظمات المجتمع المدنى والاكاديميين برفع الظلم عنهم ولكن لم يحدث اى تقدم فى هذه القضية من السلطات الايرانية وامتدت الى اليمن بوجود انصارها هناك بنفس التعصب الذى لا طائل له. ورسالتى الى السلطات الايرانية ان تتحرى الحقيقة وتدع البهائيين احرارا وهم لديهم الحماس فى اعادة بناء المجتمع الايرانى بكل وحدة واتحاد وبدون تعصب ويشاركون مع بهائيين ايران بالاحتفال بالمئويتين لميلاد النيريين الاعظمين حضرة بهاء الله وحضرة الباب فى اكتوبر القادم .

احتفالات عيد الرضوان فى كل مناطق العالم

نشر على موقع الجامعة البهائية العالمية7 مايو 2017م
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Ominous wave of Yemen arrests raises دعواتنا الى الله تعالى لكى يرفع الظلم عن البهائيين اليمنيين alarm

April 2017
نشر على موقع الجامعة البهائية العالمية 21 ابريل 2017


BIC NEW YORK — Orders for the arrest of at least 25 Baha’is have been issued by certain authorities in Sana’a who are harassing the Yemeni Baha’is and pressuring them to recant their faith.

The baseless and nonsensical accusations levelled against the Baha’is include showing kindness and displaying rectitude of conduct in order to attract people to their Faith. These accusations bear a striking resemblance to those encountered by the Baha’is in Iran, and in fact, reports indicate the influence of Iranian authorities behind incidents transpiring in Yemen.

Recent events constitute disturbing developments in a series of assaults heaped upon the Yemeni Baha’i community. These include the 2013 arrest and ongoing court case of Mr. Hamed bin Haydara, as well as the mass arrest of over 60 participants, half of whom were Baha’is, at an educational gathering in 2016. Mr. Kaiwan Qaderi, who was among those arrested, was detained for over eight months. Just weeks ago, an employee of the Red Cross who is a Baha’i was arrested on 5 April in Sana’a simply because of his faith

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تهنئة بحد السعف الى كل المسيحيين فى العالم



تحية من رئيس الهند للبهائيين بذكرى مئويتين ميلاد حضرة الباب وحضرة بهاء اللهMoving tribute by India’s President


3 April 2017

His Excellency Pranab Mukherjee, President of India. Photo credit: US Embassy in Delhi

NEW DELHI —2017 marks the two hundred year anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, and thousands of Baha’i communities in localities around the world are preparing to commemorate this momentous occasion in October of this year.

In India, as preparations advance, the Baha’i community has received from the President of India—His Excellency Pranab Mukherjee—a moving tribute honoring this bicentenary year. President Mukherjee’s message draws attention to the relevance today of Baha’u’llah’s well-known statement, “The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens,” and calls on all Indians to reflect on the life and vision of Baha’u’llah.

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Message of His Excellency Pranab Mukherjee, President of India

Catalyzing an education revolution: Brookings Institution highlights Baha’i-inspired program ثورة فى التعليم: معهد بروكينجز يلقى الضوء على البرنامج المستوحى من البهائيين


19مارس 2017 نشر على موقع الجامعة البهائية العالمية

The SAT program bridges theory and practice by giving students the chance to learn mathematics and science in the context of agriculture and other practical endeavors.

WASHINGTON D.C. — In the last twenty years, remarkable strides have been achieved in providing access to education for children around the world. However, research in the field of education is showing that increased schooling has not automatically led to increased learning. The United Nations estimates that 250 million children are not able to read, write, or perform basic math, whether they have been to school or not.