Prayer

Arlen Yanch – God Is Sufficient (feat. Samar Rushdy)

This is a prayer revealed by The Bab:

“God is sufficient unto me,
He verily is the All-sufficing
In Him let the trusting trust.”

Download: https://arlenyanch.bandcamp.com/track…

Music and vocals produced by Arlen Yanch.
Vocals sung by Samar Rushdy.
Mixed by Jeff Caverly.
Additional vocal production by Samar Rushdy
Additional cello by Jeff Caverly.
Special thanks to ChokChai for allowing me to use his video.
Special thanks to Galen Humber for recording the vocals.

The Báb – Herald of the Bahá’í Faith
In the middle of the 19th century—one of the most turbulent periods in the world’s history—a young merchant announced that He was the bearer of a message destined to transform the life of humanity. At a time when His country, Iran, was undergoing widespread moral breakdown, His message aroused excitement and hope among all classes, rapidly attracting thousands of followers. He took the name “The Báb”, meaning “the Gate” in Arabic.

With His call for spiritual and moral reformation, and His attention to improving the position of women and the lot of the poor, the Báb’s prescription for spiritual renewal was revolutionary. At the same time, He founded a distinct, independent religion of His own, inspiring His followers to transform their lives and carry out great acts of heroism.

The Báb announced that humanity stood at the threshold of a new era. His mission, which was to last only six years, was to prepare the way for the coming of a Manifestation of God Who would usher in the age of peace and justice promised in all the world’s religions: Bahá’u’lláh.

“His life is one of the most magnificent examples of courage which it has been the privilege of mankind to behold…”

— Tribute to the Báb by the 19th century French writer A.L.M. Nicolas

http://www.bahai.org/the-bab/

Nava Revalk – O Thou kind Lord!

Video Recorded in Baha’i Public Information Office – Adelaide, Australia

Prayer:

O Thou kind Lord!

Thou hast created all humanity from the same stock. Thou hast decreed that all shall belong to the same household. In Thy Holy Presence they are all Thy servants, and all mankind are sheltered beneath Thy Tabernacle; all have gathered together at Thy Table of Bounty; all are illumined through the light of Thy Providence.

O God! Thou art kind to all, Thou hast provided for all, dost shelter all, conferrest life upon all. Thou hast endowed each and all with talents and faculties, and all are submerged in the Ocean of Thy Mercy.

O Thou kind Lord! Unite all. Let the religions agree and make the nations one, so that they may see each other as one family and the whole earth as one home. May they all live together in perfect harmony.

O God! Raise aloft the banner of the oneness of mankind.

O God! Establish the Most Great Peace.

Cement Thou, O God, the hearts together.

O Thou kind Father, God! Gladden our hearts through the fragrance of Thy love. Brighten our eyes through the Light of Thy Guidance. Delight our ears with the melody of Thy Word, and shelter us all in the Stronghold of Thy Providence.

Thou art the Mighty and Powerful, Thou art the Forgiving and Thou art the One Who overlooketh the shortcomings of all mankind.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá

Luke Slott – Dominion [Official Video]

From the album Year of the Nightingale

https://lukeslott.bandcamp.com

Words from the Bahá’í Writings

http://www.bahai.org

Music produced & mixed by Kelly Snook and Luke Slott

Song composed by Luke Slott

https://lukeslott.bandcamp.com

Song recorded & engineered by Kelly Snook

https://www.kellysnook.com

Video filmed, directed & edited by Antimo Kelly Puca at AP Studios Dublin

http://apstudios.net

Drone footage by Kirk Watson at Perfect View Productions

http://www.perfectviewproductions.co.uk

The Bahá’i Trio – “My Providence”

O SON OF MAN! My calamity is My providence, outwardly it is fire and vengeance, but inwardly it is light and mercy. Hasten thereunto that thou mayest become an eternal light and an immortal spirit. This is My command unto thee, do thou observe it.

O SOHN DES MENSCHEN! Mein Trübsal ist meine Vorsehung. Äußerlich ist sie Feuer und Züchtigung, zuinnerst aber Licht und Gnade. Eile ihr entgegen, auf daß du ein ewiges Licht und ein unsterblicher Geist werdest. Dies ist mein Gebot an dich, beachte es!

– Bahá’u’lláh

– Put to music by Mica Smith & Nadine Reyhani

The Bahá’i Trio – “Love Is The Light”

Love is the light that guideth in darkness, the living link that uniteth God with man, that assureth the progress of every illumined soul, every illumined soul. Liebe ist das Licht der Führung im nächtlichen Dunkel.

Liebe ist das Band zwischen dem Schöpfer und dem Geschöpf in der Welt des Inneren. Liebe ist die Ursache der Entwicklung für jeden erleuchteten Menschen.

– ‘Abdu’l-Bahá –

Put to music by Bonnie Lisbeth, Sara Agahi & Cranmore Youth

Baha’i Fasting | [Elevated & Meaningful]

In this video I share the significance of Baha’i the Fast and obligatory prayer. Truly, fasting and the obligatory prayer help the progress of our souls. They also assist with its transcendence from the material things of this earthly temporary existence. There are many spiritual strengths and benefits one can derive from fasting and the obligatory prayer that most likely will be better appreciated once we move onto the next world, the spiritual world.

Links to writings:
Importance of Obligatory Prayer and Fasting
https://bahai-library.com/compilation_importance_obligatory_prayer

Fasting, said ‘Abdu’l-Bahá “is the cause of awakening man. The heart becomes tender and the spirituality of man increases. This is produced by the fact that man’s thoughts will be confined to the commemoration of God, and through this awakening and stimulation surely ideal advancements follow”.1

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, cited in Star of the West, vol. 3, p. 305

http://www.bahai.org/beliefs/life-spirit/devotion/fasting

Song by Panthurr – TheBrightestSmile

Interfaith Gathering UC Davis | Mosque Vandalized | [Elevated & Meaningful]

Last Sunday some people decided to disrespect the beautiful blue Mosque, the Islamic House of Worship here in Davis California which is right across the UC Davis campus on Russell Blvd. The individuals who vandalised the place shattered a few of its doors on the right side of the Mosque and the back doors which are made of glass. A lady was recorded on surveillance camera putting bacon on the glass door handles and they had also flattened a few if not all bikes that were locked in sight.

Due to this tragic situation, in less than a few days the Muslim community asked for the neighbouring faiths such as the Christian and Jewish communities to come together for a united effort to pray together and stop any forms of prejudice.

All kinds of people were there from all over the world and it was a very beautiful gathering, akin to the kind of community and world we will eventually have in the near future!

I hope you enjoy this video, please share this so all can see and benefit from and leave any comments you may have down below:

SONG BY
Whithe – Garcion
Panthurr – I Love U

almost Accompaniment | [Elevated & Meaningful]

This video is not representative of the totality of what accompaniment looks like, it’s just a few friends dedicated in their local neighbourhoods who have gathered to discuss what they have so far learned and how we can keep on learning and growing our communities. That’s why I didn’t allow a full discussion to be in this video, rather my video is to merely show that such conversations are taking place in this dark age of the world, that there are individuals who exist that are committed to building up a new “Divine Civilization” as envisioned by Baha’u’llah (The Blessed Beauty).

Song by A Himitsu – Astray feat. Madi Larson