Honour (Sharaf) 2014

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Mount Wachusett, USA

John Etheridge ©

John Etheridge ©

“Lauded and glorified art Thou, O Lord my God! Thou art He Who from everlasting hath been clothed with majesty, with authority and power, and will continue unto everlasting to be arrayed with honor, with strength and glory.”
-Baha’u’llah, Prayers and Meditations

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Sydney, Australia

Fiona Gohari-Aazami ©

Fiona Gohari-Aazami ©

“In the darksome night of despair, my eye turneth expectant and full of hope to the morn of Thy boundless favor and at the hour of dawn my drooping soul is refreshed and strengthened in remembrance of Thy beauty and perfection.”
-‘Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’i Prayers

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Wilmette, USA

Adib Amini ©

Adib Amini ©

“Praise be to God! I find these two great American nations highly capable and advanced…The motives and purposes of these people are lofty and inspiring. Therefore, it is my hope that these revered nations may become prominent factors in the establishment of international peace and the oneness of the world of humanity; that they may lay the foundations of equality and spiritual brotherhood among mankind; that they may manifest the highest virtues of the human world, revere the divine lights of the Prophets of God and establish the reality of unity so necessary today in the affairs of nations. I pray that the nations of the East and West shall become one flock under the care and guidance of the divine Shepherd. Verily, this is the bestowal of God and the greatest honor of man.”
-‘Abdu’l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace

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Mazra’ih, Israel

Lindsey Lugsch-Tehle ©

Lindsey Lugsch-Tehle ©

“… great is the honor destined by God for those poor who are steadfast in patience.”
-Baha’u’llah, Gleanings From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh

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Victoria, Canada

Dean Kalyan ©

Dean Kalyan ©

Honored

“I therefore reveal unto thee sacred and resplendent tokens from the planes of glory, to attract thee into the court of holiness and nearness and beauty, and draw thee to a station wherein thou shalt see nothing in creation save the Face of thy Beloved One, the Honored, and behold all created things only as in the day wherein none hath a mention.”
-Baha’u’llah, The Seven Valleys And the Four Valleys

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Denver, USA

Sholeh Samadani Munion ©

Sholeh Samadani Munion ©

“What greater honor can be imagined than the honor conferred by the Tongue of the Ancient of Days when He calleth to remembrance His loved ones in His Most Great Prison? The day is approaching when the intervening clouds will have been completely dissipated, when the light of the words, “All honor belongeth unto God and unto them that love Him,” will have appeared, as manifest as the sun, above the horizon of the Will of the Almighty.”
-Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah

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Adelaide, Australia

Chad Mauger ©

Chad Mauger ©

“Children are even as a branch that is fresh and green; they will grow up in whatever way ye train them. Take the utmost care to give them high ideals and goals, so that once they come of age, they will cast their beams like brilliant candles on the world, and will not be defiled by lusts and passions in the way of animals, heedless and unaware, but instead will set their hearts on achieving everlasting honour and acquiring all the excellences of humankind.”
-‘Abdu’l-Baha, Selections From the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Baha

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Miami, USA

Rudy Umans ©

Rudy Umans ©

When I thought about what picture and subject for the month “honor” I thought, it doesn’t really matter, I honor everything created by God. But since I can’t take a picture of “everything”, I choose this one of a grandmother and her grandchild. I figured that sums it pretty much up.

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