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November 6, 2013

Happy bicentenary

Filed under: Bahai community — Sen @ 13:38

Editorial, November 6, 2013

And now for something completely different … Today is the first of Muharram in the Islamic lunar calendar, making it 200 (lunar) years to the day since the Birth of the Bab. Although the birth of the Bab is celebrated in the night of October 19-20, in countries using the Gregorian calendar, it appears from the text of the Aqdas (paragraph 110) that Baha’u’llah intended his birthday (on Muharram 1) and that of the Bab on Muharram 2 to be dated according to the lunar calendar, so that they form one two-day Holy Day. Therefore … happy bicentenary everybody. Many happy returns of the day

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  1. Good one Sen, I guess this will be celebrated in one single day in the future, but I have no idea how to coincide this day in the Bahá’í-Islamic Calendar, any ideas?

    Comment by Hasan Elías — November 6, 2013 @ 13:46 | Reply

    • I was not the first to spot the anniversary Hasan; some of the Bahais of Persian background were there before me. I couldn’t resist the opportunity to wish everyone “many happy returns” – an impossible wish as none of us will be around for the next centenary. has a converter which will convert from Islamic to Bahai dates for you.

      Comment by Sen — November 6, 2013 @ 14:32 | Reply

  2. My best wishes to all Bahais

    Comment by kumarathasan — November 8, 2013 @ 02:43 | Reply

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