Jamal (Beauty) 174 B.E.

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Akka, Israel

Lindsey Lugsch-Tehle ©

“He is the Ever-Abiding.
It is the Festival of Riḍván, the vernal season wherein the Beauty of the All-Glorious was revealed betwixt earth and heaven. In this wondrous Day the gates of Paradise were flung open before the faces of all people, at the behest of Him Who is the All-Praised, and the outpourings of divine mercy rained down from the clouds of celestial favour upon His countless embodiments and manifestations in the world of being.”
-Baha’u’llah, Days of Remembrance
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Chicago, USA

Sholeh Samadani Munion ©

“Another letter of thine, which made mention of the hallowed and blessed days of Riḍván, was received. Praise be to God, there wafted therefrom the sweet savours of the rose-garden of true knowledge and inner meaning. Should the people of the world resolve, one and all, to extol the days that We passed in the garden of Najíb Páshá, which hath been designated as the Garden of Riḍván, they would find themselves utterly incapable thereof and would confess to their powerlessness.”
-Baha’u’llah, Days of Remembrance
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Port Adelaide, Australia

Chad Mauger ©

Work in progress for the Wonderwalls Festival 2017 held in Port Adelaide, South Australia. Wonderwalls is a three-day graffiti and street art festival which includes live painting of multiple large-scale murals on walls in public spaces by artists from around the world. This photo is of a work being made by Mimi from Brisbane, Queensland. Other countries represented include UK, Poland, Netherland, and Canada.

“…this civilization and material progress should be combined with the Most Great Guidance so that this nether world may become the scene of the appearance of the bestowals of the Kingdom, and physical achievements may be conjoined with the effulgences of the Merciful. This in order that the beauty and perfection of the world of man may be unveiled and be manifested before all in the utmost grace and splendor.”
-‘Abdu’l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Baha
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Joensuu, Finland

Caroline Monje Morales ©

“This is the Day of which it hath been said: ‘O my son! verily God will bring everything to light though it were but the weight of a grain of mustard seed, and hidden in a rock, or in the heavens or in the earth; for God is subtile, informed of all.’” “By the righteousness of the one true God! If one speck of a jewel be lost and buried beneath a mountain of stones, and lie hidden beyond the seven seas, the Hand of Omnipotence will assuredly reveal it in this day, pure and cleansed from dross.”
-Shoghi Effendi, The World Order of Baha’u’llah
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San Gregorio de Polanco, Uruguay

Gerardo Almada ©

“Bendito el hombre que ha inhalado la fragancia del Más Misericordioso y se ha vuelto hacia el Punto del Amanecer de Su Belleza en esta resplandeciente Aurora.”
-Baha’u’llah, Epistola al hijo del Lobo

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