The Bahá’í Community commemorated the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh at the Huntsville Bahá’í Center Friday evening.
Bahá’ís and friends enjoyed a catered dinner followed by the showing of the full-length feature film, “Luminous Journey,”a documentary about ‘Abdul –Bahá’s visit to America in 1912. A trailer of the Luminous Journey can be seen here.
The observance marked the November 14, 1817 birth of the Prophet-Founder of the Bahá’í Faith (born Mirza Husayn-‘Ali) in Núr, Persia. Bahá’u’lláh, whose name means the “Glory of God,” announced in 1863 that he is God’s messenger for this age. His teachings and sacred writings are the basis of the Bahá’í Faith, an inclusive monotheistic faith that has grown to more than five million believers in nearly every country and territory across the globe.
Bahá’u’llah proclaimed that God sends Divine messengers, or manifestations of God, with teachings that enable humanity to know and to worship God. These manifestations of the Creator have appeared throughout history every 500 to 1,000 years, bringing human civilization to ever higher levels of spiritual and material advancement. Bahá’u’lláh is the latest in this long line of Divine messengers, which has included Abraham, Krishna, Moses, Zoroaster, Buddha, Jesus Christ, Muhammad, and the Báb.
The Bahá’í Faith has been active in Huntsville since the mid-1950’s and offers devotional programs, children’s classes and study circles for spiritual education for people of all backgrounds. For information, visit huntsvillebahais.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Bahá’í Faith is represented in most cities across the Tennessee Valley and Alabama, as well as in every state and thousands of communities throughout the United States. To learn more about the Bahá’í Faith in America, visit www.bahai.us.