THE Lewis Baha’i community recently joined the six hundred million Baha’is worldwide to celebrate the birth of Baha’ullah, the founder of the faith, with prayers, reflection and stories of His personage.
Baha’ullah, an Arabic word meaning The Glory of God, was born on November 12, 1817, and is the latest of God’s Messengers of the Baha’i faith to bring new spiritual and social teachings to the modern age.
His son, Abdul-Baha, who visited Scotland in 1908, is also set to be celebrated by the Lewis community over the coming year with a series of public meetings to mark his centenary.
There will be 12 advertised public talks on the topics of – Unity of God and His prophets; Oneness of all religions and the entire human race; harmony of science and religion; independent investigation after truth; work done in spirit of service exalted to the rank of worship; abolition of all forms of prejudice; equality of the status of men and women; universal education, solutions to economic problems national and international; a universal auxiliary language, and establishing institution of an international tribunal.
To find out more about the Baha’i faith, visit www.bahai.org.uk