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Included are articles, photographs, and little known or perhaps long forgotten information and events associated with the growth and development of the Baha’i Faith since the 1960s. I have identified those whom I met during my extensive travels and personal experiences who served heroically to expand the horizons of the Faith and were steadfast in consolidating its communities.

Maid of Heaven

Maid of Heaven

Bahá’u’lláh’s Symbolic Use of the Veiled ḤúríyyihPersian Painting. Taken at the National Museum of Iran, Tehran, during my 6-week sojourn in-country during Dec/Jan 1970-71.“Ḥúríyyih” (from Ḥúrí, pronounced ‘hoo-ree’) are Maidens of Paradise, a term whose roots can be...

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The Great Tao

The Great Tao

By Phyllis Ghim Lian Chew The Great Tao Journal of Baha'i Studies, 4.2.1991 This article compares the similarities of the spiritual insights of the Tao with that of other major religions, notably the Baha'i Faith. The author argues that there can be no understanding...

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Zylpha Mapp Robinson

Zylpha Mapp Robinson

  Zilpha Mapp-Robinson   Zylpha Mapp-Robinson (r) is with Quida Coley at the 1992 Baha'i World Congress held at the Jacob-Javits Convention Center in New York City. They are both longtime Baha'i international pioneers, Zylpha for more than nine years in...

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Baha’i Property Isfahan Iran

Baha’i Property Isfahan Iran

Baha'i Property, Isfahan, Iran This property has since been confiscated or destroyed Exterior of Baha'i Property, Isfahan, Iran (December 1970). Contribute your materials. Isfahan Isfahan, the capital and major city of Eṣfahān province, is located on the...

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Amoz Gipson

Amoz Gipson

Universal House of Justice The supreme governing institution of the Bahá'í Faith is situated on Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel. Amoz Gispon, member of the Universal House of Justice, served 1964-1982 Amoz Gipson had served as a member of the local Baha'i administrative...

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Baha’i Faith Vietnam

Baha’i Faith Vietnam

Bahá'í Faith in Vietnam The introduction of the Bahá'í Faith in Vietnam first occurred in the 1920s, not long after French Indochina was mentioned by `Abdu'l-Bahá as a potential destination for Bahá'í teachers. After a number of brief visits from...

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Stanwood Cobb

Stanwood Cobb

Stanwood Cobb investigated the Bahá'í Faith after being attracted by articles in the Boston Transcript. In 1906 during his studies at Harvard Divinity he pursued his interest at Green Acre, meeting noted Baha’is Sarah Farmer and Thornton Chase, and later joined the...

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Muskegon Michigan Baha’i Temple Site

Muskegon Michigan Baha’i Temple Site

Future Mašriqu-l-‘Aḏkār A site destined for a future Mašriqu-l-‘Aḏkār (Bahá’í House of Worship) is located in the City of Muskegon, State of Michigan, the United States. Mašriqu-l-‘Aḏkār Mašriqu-l-‘Aḏkār is an Arabic phrase meaning “Dawning-place of the remembrances...

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