Baha’is in Huntsville, the Tennessee Valley, and across the globe will observe one of nine Holy Days commemorated each year: the Day of the Covenant will be observed at the Huntsville Baha’i Center at 3209 Pulaski Pike, Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 7:00 p.m.
The Day of the Covenant commemorates Baha’u’llah’s appointment of His eldest son, ‘Abdu’l-Baha’, as the protector of the Covenant of Baha’u’llah, which was established to ensure the unity of the Baha’i Faith.
As protector of the Covenant, Abdu’l-Baha, (sometimes referred as the Center of the Covenant), was charged with safeguarding and protecting the Faith against differences and schisms, making it impossible for anyone to create a new sect or faction of belief.
The Covenant of Baha’u’llah is unique in religious history: No other world religion’s sacred scriptures provide such explicit instructions for the organization of the community of believers after the founder’s passing. The Baha’i Faith is thus the first religion in history that has survived its critical first century with its unity firmly established —and ultimately with a blueprint for a divinely ordered global civilization to bring unity to the world.