Observance Of Ascension of Baha’u’llah

Observance Of Ascension of Baha’u’llah

It was on 29th May 1892 when the founder of Baha’i Faith, Baha’u’llah passed away. Baha’is across the globe commemorate this holy day and this day is called ‘The Ascension of Baha’u’llah’. They do prayers and read from Baha’i Writings on this holy day. It is one of those days where people do not go to work. As per the Baha’i Calendar, this Ascension of Baha’u’llah occurs on the 13th of Azamat. If we talk about the final resting place of the Prophet founder of Baha’i’ Faith, it is known as the Shrine of Baha’u’llah. This place is located in Bahji that is now in Israel.

Beginning about September 1891, it became increasingly evident from the tone of Baha’u’llah’s remarks that he foresaw the close of his earthly life approaching. However, he refrained from mentioning it openly. On 8th May 1892, he contracted a slight fever for a few days. Even, though he continued to grant interviews to certain friends and pilgrims, it soon became evident that he was not well. Six days before his passing, he summoned the entire company of believers and several pilgrims. He affectionately told them that he was very well-pleased with them all.

To celebrate a festival means: to live out, for some special occasion and in an uncommon manner, the universal assent to the world as a whole.Josef Pieper

His fever grew more acute. His condition worsened and complications ensued. Finally, he passed away eight hours after sunset on 29th May 1892 at the age of seventy-five. Abdul Hamid got the news of his ascension of Baha’u’llah Sultan. Baha’u’llah was laid to rest on the grounds of the mansion of Bahji shortly before sunset on the day of his ascension.

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Talking about Baha’u’llah, well, he experienced years of suffering, exile and imprisonment during his lifetime. He suffered because of his positive as well as advanced mindset. At that time, people were not much educated. They were not ready for taking his ground breaking teachings. This Prophet founder wanted to teach people about equality of all people, elimination of all prejudice and universal education. Moreover, there were many government and religious organizations that felt threatened. Baha’u’llah experienced this for 40 years.

He experienced banishment and imprisonment. Yes, he went to Baghdad from his birthplace that is in Persia. After that, he went to Ottoman cities, Constantinople and then to Adrianople. Finally, he visited the infamous prison city that is in Acre. There, Baha’u’llah was held in a damp and cold cell. During the last years of Baha’u’llah’s life, he was under house arrest. Yes, he was kept in the Mansion of Bahji. It is actually located outside the walls of the prison of Acre. Thus, the Shrine of Baha’u’llah is the most holiest and sacred spot on this planet for Baha’is.

The Shrine Of Baha’u’llah And The Ascension Of Baha’u’llah

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