Orthodox Baha'is of Thane & Mumbai celebrate the Birth Anniversary of Baha'u'llah.
Bahá’u’lláh was born at Tehran (Iran) at the Hour of Dawn on the 2nd day of the month of Muharram, 1233 (AH) as per the Islamic Lunar Calendar (12 November 1817 AD).
(In the Muslim lunar calendar, the birth of the Báb was on the first day of the month of Muharram 1235 (AH) October 20, 1819 AD).
His father was Mirza Abbas Nuri known as Mirza Buzurg while his mother was Khadijih Khanum.
National Baha’i Council of Orthodox Baha’is of India congratulates you on this very joyous occasion.
Who are the recipients of divine good?
“Say: If it be Our pleasure We shall render the Cause victorious through the power of a single word from Our presence. He is in truth the Omnipotent, the All-Compelling. Should it be God’s intention, there would appear out of the forests of celestial might the lion of indomitable strength whose roaring is like unto the peals of thunder reverberating in the mountains. However, since Our loving providence surpasseth all things, We have ordained that complete victory should be achieved through speech and utterance, that Our servants throughout the earth may thereby become the recipients of divine good. This is but a token of God’s bounty vouchsafed unto them. Verily thy Lord is the All-Sufficing, the Most Exalted.” (Tablets of Baha’u’llah, page 197-198)
Holy Spirit is your assistant
“And now you, if you act in the accordance with teachings of Baha’u’llah, may rest assured that you will be aided and confirmed. In all affairs which you undertake, you shall be rendered victorious, and all the inhabitants of the earth cannot withstand you. You are the conquerors, because the power of the Holy Spirit is your assistant.” (Abdu’l Baha, quoted in Star of the West)
Show obedience, submissiveness and subordination unto the guardian of the Cause of God.
“The mighty stronghold shall remain impregnable and safe through obedience to him who is the guardian of the Cause of God. It is incumbent upon the members of the House of Justice, upon all the Aghsán, the Afnán, the Hands of the Cause of God to show their obedience, submissiveness and subordination unto the guardian of the Cause of God, to turn unto him and be lowly before him. He that opposeth him hath opposed the True One, will make a breach in the Cause of God, will subvert His word and will become a manifestation of the Center of Sedition”. (Will and Testament of Abdu’l Baha)
Guardians of Baha’i Faith
Shoghi Effendi, Guardian of Baha’i Faith from 1921to 1957.
Charles Mason Remey, Guardian of Baha’i Faith, 1957 to 1965.
Joel Bray Marangella, Guardian of Baha’i Faith (1965-2013).
Nosrat’u’llah Bahremand, Living Guardian of Baha’i Faith.
Birth Anniversary of Baha'u'llah will be celebrated by the Orthodox Baha’i Community of Thane and Mumbai from the evening of 11th November till the evening of 12th November, 2013 at Bhangadwadi Hill, Lonavala.