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21 Great Resources for your next Ascension of Baha'u'llah Commemoration

Updated: Aug 1, 2020

A collection of articles, writings, music, videos and chants that can be used to create your next Ascension of Baha'u'llah Baha'i holy day commemoration or devotional program.

A devotional program to be used for the celebration of the Ascension of Baha'u'llah Baha'i Holy Day. Read More >


Shoghi Effendi Recounts the Ascension of Baha'u'llah and its Significance in the Context of Baha'i History. Read More >


Another suggested devotional program for to be used to commemorate the passing of the prophet founder of the Baha'i Faith. Read >


A selection of 5 tablets that can be used as part of the Ascension of Baha'u'llah Holy Day Commemoration. Read More >


A collection of Videos that can be used for Ascension of Baha'u'llah commemorations as part of the holy day program. Watch >


Bahá'u'lláh's writings offer answers to the timeless theological and philosophical questions that have plagued humanity since antiquity--such as Who is God? What is goodness? and Why are we here? He also addresses the modern questions that have preoccupied today's society, discussing the basic motivations of human nature, answering whether peace is indeed possible, and explaining how God provides for humanity's security and welfare. Read More >


`Abdu'l-Baha gives a summary of the life of Baha'u'llah after the declaration of the Bab. Read More >


A collection of prayers by Baha'u'llah, the prophet founder of the Baha'i Faith in muiltiple languages and composed to music by different artists from around the world. Watch >


In April 1890 Professor Edward Granville Browne of Cambridge University met Bahá’u’lláh in four successive interviews. Professor Browne wrote of his first meeting. Read More >


An important Tablet revealed in Adrianople is the Súriy-i-Ghusn (Tablet of the Branch). It was revealed in Arabic and addressed to Mírzá 'Alí-Ridáy-i-Mustawfí, a native of Khurásán. This believer was a titled person--the Mustasháru'd-Dawlih. He had a prominent position in government circles in the district of Khurásán and was a man of great influence there. His teacher was no less a person than Mullá Husayn who taught him the Faith in Mashhad. Read More >


Revealed by Baha'u'llah during his time in Akka (1868 - 1892), Lawh-i-Rasúl (Tablet to Rasul) describes the tribulations that Baha'u'llah was forced to endure. Baha'is now recite this tablet during the commemoration of the Ascension of Baha'u'llah. Read More >


The Tablet to Maryam was revealed soon after Bahá’u’lláh’s return from Sulaymániyyih. Maryam was also Baha’u’llah’s sister-in-law because she had married Mírzá Ridá-Qulí, a half-brother of Bahá’u’lláh's. Mírzá Ridá-Qulí kept his distance from Bahá’u’lláh, tried to conceal the fact of their relationship and opposed ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s anticipated marriage to his niece. Read More >


The Will and Testament of Baha'u'llah revealed after the Kitab-i-Aqdas. Read More >


This Tablet is read at the Shrines of Bahá'u'lláh and the Báb. It is also frequently used in commemorating Their anniversaries. Read More >


Selection of 5 readings from the Baha'i Writings to Use at the Commemoration of the Ascension of Baha'u'llah READ >


Baha'u'llah presents a vision of life that insists upon a fundamental redefinition of all human relationships--among human beings themselves, between human beings and the natural world, between the individual and society, and between the members of society and its institutions. Each of these relationships must be reassessed in light of humanity's evolving understanding of God's will and purpose. New laws and concepts are enunciated by Bahá'u'lláh so that human consciousness can be freed from patterns of response set by tradition, and the foundations of a global civilization can be erected."A new life", Bahá'u'lláh declares,"is, in this age, stirring within all the peoples of the earth." Read More >


According to Bahá'í belief, Manifestations of God, including Moses, Abraham, Christ, Muhammad, Krishna, and Buddha, have appeared at intervals throughout history to found the world's great religious systems. They have been sent by a loving Creator to enable us to know and to worship Him and to bring human civilization to ever higher levels of achievement. Read More >


The Bahá’í writings often compare the coming of a Manifestation of God to the rising of the sun. The appearance of God’s messenger is like the start of each new day, when the sun’s rays release energy into the world, shedding light on all things and allowing the eye to see what was obscure in the darkness of night. Read More >


Some of the disciples of Bahá'u'lláh who attained His presence have referred to the transcendental majesty of His person. This was such a striking feature of Bahá'u'lláh's that people who came face to face with Him were awed by His presence and often became speechless. Read More >


With soul-stirring emotion we gather in the hallowed environs of His resting place to honour the memory of the Supreme Manifestation of God, Bahá'u'lláh, on the solemn, historic occasion of the centenary of His ascension. Read More >


Shoghi Effendi beautifully encapsulates the exiles and banishments that Baha'u'llah was forced to endure over the majority of His life, Read More >

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