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  • Justice, 5th of Names, 173 Badí

  • Idál, 5th of Asmá, 173 Badí

  • یوم العدال، ۵ شهر الاسماء، ۱۷۳ بدیع

  • چهارشنبه، ۳ شهریور، ۱۳۹۵

  • Wednesday, 24th of August, 2016

Calendar types:    Persian . Islamic . Gregorian

Bahai Calendar Holy Days & Events in August

August 1, 1927

Baha'i Summer School opened at Geyserville, California

August 6, 1845

Mulla Muhammad Sadiq Muqaddas Khurasani and Qoddus arrested and were put on trial by Hussayn-Khan Adjudan-Bashi in Shiraz

August 10, 1968

Death of Lutfu'llah Hakim member of the first Universal House of Justice

Lutfu'llah Hakim (1888 - August 10, 1968) was a member of the Universal House of Justice, the supreme governing body of the Baha'i Faith, from 1963 to 1968. Dr. Hakim was born into a family of distinguished Jewish medical doctors in Iran in 1888. His grandfather, Hakim Masih, was the first Jew to embrace the Faith of Baha'u'llah. In 1920, Abdu'l-Baha asked Lutfu'llah Hakim to accompany Shoghi Effendi to England. Dr. Hakim was in Haifa when Abdu'l-Baha passed away in November 1921. In 1924 he returned to Persia and in 1950 he moved again to England. Later the Guardian summoned him to the World Center and he was appointed to the first International Baha'i Council in 1951. He was later elected to the first Universal House of Justice in 1963.

August 11, 1911

Abdu'l-Baha sails for Marseille , London, Paris and Egypt

August 12, 1868

Mirza Yahya [who had been given the title Subh-i-Azal (Morning of Eternity) by the Bab)

Mirza Yahya [who had been given the title Subh-i-Azal (Morning of Eternity) by the Bab), responded to Baha'u'llah's public claim by also claiming he was a messenger of God. Due to the plotting,scheming and intrigues by Mirza Yahya (who was the constant willing tool of Siyyid Muhammad), the Sultan banishes Baha'u'llah and His companions to Akka, while Mirza Yahya and his party (the Azalis) are sent to Cyprus. Baha'u'llah and 66 of His followers departs from Adrianople, initially for Gallipoli. Additionally, the government decided that four of the Azalis would accompany the Baha'i group and vice versa. Siyyid Muhammad was one of the four to accompany Baha'u'llah. The lies and calumnies by Mirza Yahya and Siyyid Muhammad damaged the prestige of the Faith in the eyes of its western admirers such as E. G. Browne and A.L.M. Nicolas (the French Diplomat and translator of the Persian and Arabic Bayans). Yahya later died with no followers left to give him a burial as either a Babi or Bahai

August 13, 1868

Departure of Bahau'llah from Adrianople

August 15, 1852

Attempt on the life of Nasirid-Din Shah, Imprisonment of Bahaullah in the Siyah-Chal of Tihran

Two crazed Babis attempt to kill Nasiri'd-Din Shah. They are executed on the spot. Nationwide reign of terror sweeps Persia. Anyone suspected of being Babi are killed in unspeakably gruesome and inhumane manners.

August 16, 1863

Arrival of Bahau'llah in Constantinople

Arrival in Constantinople [the Sublime Porte] at noon. The house provided was too small. Within a month they were relocated to larger quarters. The Persian government is extremely upset with the courteousness and kindness shown by the Sultan toward Baha'u'llah, Who was received as a guest. Finally the Sultan was unable to resist the political pressure and issues the edict of banishment to the remote Adrianople (modern day Edirne). Baha'u'llah sends His first of many letters to the Kings and rulers of the world, to Sultan 'Abdu'l-'Aziz

August 16, 1912

The visit of Abdu'l-Baha to Green Acre Baha'i School during a tour of North America

August 18, 1852

The Martyrdom of Tahirih in the garden of Ilkhani in Tehran

August 21, 1868

Baha'u'llah departs from Gallipoli by steamer for Haifa and then by sail to Akka

August 31, 1868

Arrival of Bahau'llah in Akka

Arrival in Akka [the Most Great Prison, today known as Acre], a prison city for which it was said at that time that should a bird fly over it, the bird would surely fall to the ground dead for its foul air. During the first short while, almost all the prisoners became ill with malaria, dysentery or other sicknesses. Abdu'l-Baha tended to all the sick even though he himself contracted an illness. Baha'u'llah predicts that one day He will pitch His tent on Mt. Carmel. Three succumbed to their illnesses

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