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Bahai Calendar Holy Days & Events in April

April 1, 1844

Mulla Husayn goes to Bushihr, stops in Shiraz on way to Kerman

After 40 days in Masjid al-Wali mosque, Mulla Husayn with Muhammad Hasan (brother) and Muhammad-Baqir (nephew) returned to Najaf and passed from Karbala and finally arrived to Bushihr at 1th of April 1844

April 1, 1847

Bab received letter and gifts from Baha'u'llah in Kulayn

Mulla Muhammad Khoei and Mulla Muhammad Kandi arrived from Tihran to Kulayn and met Bab to present a letter and gifts from Baha'u'llah. The letter cheered His heart which had been despondent since His arrest and departure from Shiraz.

April 2, 2004

Death of Ola Pawlowska, Knight of Bahaullah named for pioneering to St. Pierre and Miquelon

April 3, 1961

Death of Corinne True, Hand of the Cause of God

April 4, 1923

Birth of Rahmatu'llah Muhajir, Hand of the Cause of God and Knight of Bahaullah

Raḥmatu'llah Muhajir (April 4, 1923 - December 29, 1979) was a Hands of the Cause, and Knight of Baha'u'llah. He pioneered to the Mentawai Islands with his wife Iran Furutan where they helped to establish 12 Baha'i schools, 33 Local Spiritual Assemblies, and bring about 4,000 individual Baha'i believers on Siberut Island alone to the Cause.

April 4, 2006

Egyptian administrative court recognizes the independence of the Baha'i Faith

April 7, 1887

Horace Holley, prominent Bahai and Hand of the Cause is born in Torrington, Connecticut

April 8, 1853

Baha'u'llah and His family complete the trip from Tehran to Baghdad following His exile

Baha'u'llah arrives in Baghdad. Mirza Aqa Jan is the first to recognize Him as the Promised One. Baha'u'llah achieves great fame because of the love He shows the people and because of the great Writings He reveals. He is shown veneration by the populace. Mirza Yahya, prodded by Siyyid Muhammad [the Antichrist of the Baha'i Faith], begins to discredit Baha'u'llah out of jealousy.

April 8, 1883

Birth of Elizabeth Hopper, Knight of Bahaullah named for pioneering to the Madeira Islands

April 9, 1848

The Bab is removed from the fortress of Mah-Ku by orders of Haji Mirza aqasi

April 9, 1908

Purchase of some land for the future House of Worship in Wilmette, Illinois

April 9, 1913

Abdul-Baha took an extended trip from Stuttgart to Budapest

April 9, 1984

Martyrdom of Mr. Rahim Rahimian in Tehran

April 9, 1984

Martyrdom of Mr. Kamran Lotfi in Tehran

April 10, 1848

Incarceration of the Bab in Chihriq, Adhirbayjan

Due to the great influence He was having with the people of the area, the Bab is transferred to prison in Chirig, a Kurdish area hostile to Persians. Here too many leading citizens become followers. The Bab is arraigned in Tabriz where He makes a dramatic public declaration of His Station. He is returned to Chirig

April 10, 1854

Withdrawal of Bahaullah to Sulaymaniyyih Kurdistan

Bahau'llah leaves for the mountains of Kurdistan (Sulaymaniyyih) so that He would not be a source of disunity among the Babis. Here he stays nearly two years in isolation, except for brief visits to a local town for provisions. Villagers who have contact with Him spread word of Him and are magnetized with His love. Meanwhile, under Mirza Yahya's direction, the Babi community degenerates. Out of desperation, 25 men claimed to be the Promised One foretold by the Bab. Abdu'l-Baha, heartbroken by His Father's absence, passes time by copying and memorizing the Bab's Writings

April 11, 1912

Abdul-Baha arrives in New York City for his visit to North America

Abdu'l-Baha arrives in New York City at the request of the American Baha'is. Visits many cities including Chicago where He laid the cornerstone for "the Mother Temple of the West", Eliot Maine where Sarah Farmer, founder of Green Acre, later opened her facility for Baha'i training, and Montreal where He was the guest of William and May Maxwell, whose home later became the first Canadian Baha'i centre, and whose daughter Mary was to become the wife of Shoghi Effendi. During the next 239 days, Abdu'l-Baha spoke at countless churches, halls and homes on many topics such as the basic principles of the Faith, philosophical , moral and spiritual topics, and spoke to church congregations, peace societies, trade unions, university faculties, etc. The talks are later published as "The Promulgation of Universal Peace"

April 15, 1890

Edward Granville Browne visit Baha'u'llah at Bahji

Edward Granville Browne (1862-1926) of Cambridge University, British orientalist who published many books and articles on the Babi and Baha'i religions. He interviews Baha'u'llah four times and visits with Abdu'l-Baha at Bahji, he stayed in Bahji for five days from 15 to 20 April.

April 18, 1913

Abdul-Baha extended trip from Budapest to Vienna

April 21, 1863 (Holy Day)

First Day of Ridvan - Festival of Ridvan

The word Ridvan (pronounced "riz-wan") means "Paradise." For twelve days, April 21 to May 2, Baha'is celebrate the period in 1863 when Bahau'llah, the Prophet-Founder of the Bahai Faith, resided in a garden in Baghdad which He called "the Garden of Ridvan ." During this period, Bahau'llah proclaimed His mission as God's messenger for this age.

April 21, 1937

First Seven-Year Plan launched

Goals: to establish at least one local spiritual assembly in every state of the United States and every province of Canada; to make certain that at least one Baha'i teacher was residing in each Latin American republic; to complete the exterior design of the first Baha'i house of worship in North America. The plan was successfully completed in 1944, the centenary of the Bab's declaration

April 21, 1946

Second Seven-Year Plan launched

Second Seven-Year Plan launched. This plan focused on Europe, which only had national spiritual assemblies in Great Britain and Germany. It also called for the formation of local spiritual assemblies in Latin America and a vast increase in assemblies in North America. The plan was successfully completed in 1953, the centenary of Bahau'llah's Intimation

April 21, 1963

The first Universal House of Justice was elected at the first World Congress that takes place in London

The first Universal House of Justice is elected by representatives of 56 National Spiritual Assemblies gathered in Haifa, in synchronization with the end of the Ten Year Crusade.

April 21, 1990

Two Knights of Bahau'llah settle on the island of Sakhalin

the last remaining territory named by Shoghi Effendi in his Ten Year Crusade

April 25, 1913

Abdul-Baha came back from Vienna to Stuttgart in Germany

April 26, 1964

Election of the first National Spiritual Assembly of the Hawaiian Islands

April 27, 1920

Abdul-Baha is knighted by the British Empire in recognition of his humanitarian work during WWI

Abdul-Baha's humanitarian services, having saved thousands of people from famine in Palestine after the War due to His personal organization of extensive agricultural operations near Tiberias, results in British Government knighthood

April 28, 1963

First Baha'i World Congress in London, England

The Hands of the Cause of God, in an unprecedented gesture of renunciation, disqualified themselves from eligibility for the election of the Universal House of Justice. The nine members of the first Universal House of Justice are elected by the members of the 56 existing national spiritual assemblies of the world. The first membership included Baha'is of Jewish, Christian and Muslim backgrounds and several ethnic origins.The Baha'i Faith, having withstood the attacks of those who would destroy it, and those who would fragment it into dozens of sects, emerges as one unified Faith with one sole living authority: the Universal House of Justice; truly the Day that shall never be followed by Night referenced in the Bible

April 29, 1863 (Holy Day)

The Ninth Day of Ridvan

The arrival of Baha'u'llah's family to the Ridvan garden and They celebrated today as the ninth Day of Ridvan.

April 29, 1905

Birth of Hand of the Cause Ali-Akbar Furutan

Ali-Akbar Furutan (April 29, 1905 - November 26, 2003) was one of the most beloved figures in the Baha'i world, he influenced thousands of lives through his warmth, humor and wisdom. He carried the rank of Hand of the Cause of God and at the time of his passing was one of only two surviving members of that company.

April 29, 1912

Mirza Yahya dies and is buried as a Muslim

April 29, 1921

Birth of Adib Taherzadeh, prominent Bahai and Universal House of Justice member

Adib Taherzadeh (April 29, 1921 - January 26, 2000) was a member of the Universal House of Justice, the supreme governing body of the Baha'i Faith, from 1988 to 2000.

April 29, 1972

The Spiritual Assembly of Iraq has been dissolved because of persecution against Baha'is in that land

April 29, 1972

Dedication of Mother Temple of Latin America in Panama

April 30, 1963

Presentation of the members of the first Universal House of Justice; reading of its first message in London, England

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