Light (Nur) 2014

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Adelaide, Australia

white flower green macro

Chad Mauger ©

“This is the divinely-inscribed Book. This is the outspread Tablet. Say, this indeed is the Frequented Fane, the sweet-scented Leaf, the Tree of divine Revelation, the surging Ocean, the Utterance which lay concealed, the Light above every light… Indeed every light is generated by God through the power of His behest. He of a truth is the Light in the kingdom of heaven and earth and whatever is between them. Through the radiance of His light God imparteth illumination to your hearts and maketh firm your steps, that perchance ye may yield praise unto Him.”
—The Bab, Selections From the Writings of the Bab

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Progresso, Costa Rica

Man walking through Costa Rica rainforest

Adib Amini ©

“Whatever we are, still are we Thine, and what we speak and hear is praise of Thee, and it is Thy face we seek, Thy path we follow…Wherefore, O Cloud of Mercy, grant us some drops of rain. O Flowering Bed of grace, send forth a fragrant breeze. O Sea of all bestowals, roll towards us a great wave. O Sun of Bounty, send down a shaft of light.”
-Abdu’l-Baha, Selections From the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha

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 Glendale, USA

blue white doorways

Golriz Lucina Gundry ©

“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”
-Maya Angelou

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Tampere, Finland

sunlight through clouds

Victor Jason ©

“Set your faces towards unity, and let the radiance of its light shine upon you.”
-Baha’u’llah (Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah

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Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver Mountain Range

Shahriar Erfanian ©

“O Ye People That Have Minds To Know And Ears To Hear! The first call of the Beloved is this: O mystic nightingale! Abide not but in the rose-garden of the spirit. O messenger of the Solomon of love! Seek thou no shelter except in the Sheba of the well-beloved, and O immortal phoenix! dwell not save on the mount of faithfulness. Therein is thy habitation, if on the wings of thy soul thou soarest to the realm of the infinite and seekest to attain thy goal.”
-Baha’u’llah, The Hidden Words of Baha’u’llah

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Swakopmund, Namibia

bridge light milky way

Ramin Hossaini ©

“Even so, should the fire of love burn within thy soul, thou wouldst ask: ‘Is there yet any more?'”
-Baha’u’llah, Gems of Divine Mysteries

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Rosh HaNikra, Israel

Rosh HaNikra caves

Lindsey Lugsch-Tehle ©

“… in the tradition of Kumayl it is written: “Behold, a light hath shone forth out of the morn of eternity, and lo, its waves have penetrated the inmost reality of all men.”
-Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah

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Sydney, Australia

Sydney Australia Farmland

Fiona Gohari-Aazami ©

I am on a forever journey that attempts to connect the heart, mind and hand to speak words that only my soul knows. I have so far to go, and always will.

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Victoria, Canada

Victoria Canada Sunlight on Water

Dean Kalyan ©

“Supplicate to God, pray to Him and invoke Him at midnight and at dawn. Be humble and submissive to God and chant the verses of thanksgiving at morn and eve, for that He guided thee unto the Manifest Light and showed to thee the straight Path and destined to thee the station of nearness in His wonderful Kingdom. Verily I ask God to augment for thee, every day, the light of guidance and His gift of virtue, comfort and ease. Thus thou mayest set a good example in that region; that He may lift up the veil from before the eyes of thy mother and father, so that they may witness the lights of the Kingdom of God, which have encompassed all regions.”
-Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’i World Faith

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Chicago, USA

Trump Tower Chicago on Foggy Day

Sholeh Samadani Munion ©

The view from my office today was full of clouds and, looking up at the building after I left work, it was good to see a different perspective. I love the height of the buildings reaching into the sky.

“…those souls whose inner being is lit by the love of God are even as spreading rays of light, and they shine out like stars of holiness in a pure and crystalline sky. For true love, real love, is the love for God, and this is sanctified beyond the notions and imaginings of men.”
-Abdu’l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha

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1 Comment

  1. Lynne Cartwright

    7 June, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Allahu Abha dear Bahai family thankyou for these beautiful images and Writtings which you have chosen with much love and care.Such is the Power of Bahaullahs Writings the Word of God for this Day my heart was moved in this moment by the mysterious power of His Love transcendent yet so intimate as It drew me into the spaces you each inhabit across our beautiful World. Sending much Bahai Love and blessings to every one of you from our little Bahai Community in the Pilbarra Region of Western Australia.