Like many other groups, this year Bahá’ís have had to celebrate their holy days online rather than meeting in person. The Ascension of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá was celebrated at the usual time of 1am on 27 November. This actually made it easier for many of us, not needing to go out to a meeting late at night!
Next year it will be 100 years since ‘Abdu’l-Bahá passed away and there will be special commemorations. He is buried in one of the rooms within the Shrine of the Báb, but a new separate shrine is being built at the moment in the Haifa/Akká area (see the design above) in time for the centenary of his passing. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá is considered to be the perfect example of how a Bahá’í should behave towards others. There are many stories from his life which illustrate this; one of these can be seen in the resources for KS1. During the coming months we intend to use more of these stories in lesson plans, which we hope may be helpful in schools when teaching virtues.
Watch this space!