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The Bicentenary of the Birth of the Bab Meditation Project aims to create 365 days of guided meditations to commemorate the Bicentennial Birth of the Bab (October 2019 - October 2020) for every single day The Most Exalted, The Bab is in His 200th Year of Birth.

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The Bicentenary of the Birth of the Bab Meditation Project aims to create 365 days of guided meditations to commemorate the Bicentennial Birth of the Bab (October 2019 - October 2020) for every single day The Most Exalted, The Bab is in His 200th Year of Birth.

    11/365 Arabic Prayer for Natural Phenomena by Sarah Hosney

    11/365 Arabic Prayer for Natural Phenomena by Sarah Hosney

    “We have absolved you from the requirement of performing the Prayer of the
    Signs. On the appearance of fearful natural events call ye to mind the
    might and majesty of your Lord, He Who heareth and seeth all, and say
    “Dominion is God’s, the Lord of the seen and the unseen, the Lord of
    creation.”

    - Bahá'u'lláh The Kitáb-i-Aqdas

    • 15 Min.
    10/365 Arabic Prayer for Making a Difficult Decision by Sarah Hosney

    10/365 Arabic Prayer for Making a Difficult Decision by Sarah Hosney

    The Prayer for Making a Difficult Decision audio meditation is a meditation
    that includes a repetition of the Holy Phrase “Thou seest me, O my God,
    detached from all save Thee and cleaving unto Thee. Guide me, then, in all
    mine affairs unto that which profiteth me for the glory of Thy Cause and
    the loftiness of the station of Thy loved ones” 95 times.

    If you would like to donate your time or services to the Bicentenary
    Meditation Project as a meditation content creator, Illustrator or
    photography, please don’t hesitation to contact us at
    meditationsofbbobb@gmail.com! We would love to include you as a participant
    and contributor to the Bicentenary Meditation Project as well!

    • 23 Min.
    9/365 95 Yá Bahá'u'l-Abhá & Yá ‘Alíyyu’l‑‘Alá by Sarah Hosney

    9/365 95 Yá Bahá'u'l-Abhá & Yá ‘Alíyyu’l‑‘Alá by Sarah Hosney

    “O Thou kind and loving Providence! The east is astir and the west surgeth even as the eternal billows of the sea. The gentle breezes of holiness are diffused and, from the Unseen Kingdom, the rays of the Orb of Truth shine forth resplendent. The anthems of divine unity are being chanted and the ensigns of celestial might are waving. The angelic Voice is raised and, even as the roaring of the leviathan, soundeth the call to selflessness and evanescence. The triumphal cry Yá Bahá’u’l-Abhá resoundeth on every side, and the call Yá ‘Alíyyu’l‑‘Alá ringeth throughout all regions. No stir is there in the world save that of the Glory of the One Ravisher of Hearts, and no tumult is there save the surging of the love of Him, the Incomparable, the Well-Beloved.”

    - ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá (Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá 223)

    “O that I could travel, even though on foot and in the utmost poverty, to these regions, and, raising the call of “Yá Bahá’u’l-Abhá” in cities, villages, mountains, deserts and oceans, promote the divine teachings! This, alas, I cannot do. How intensely I deplore it! Please God, ye may achieve it.”

    - ‘Abdu’l-Bahá (Tablet to the Bahá’ís of the United States and Canada)

    “The various derivatives of the word “Bahá” are also regarded as the Greatest Name. Shoghi Effendi’s secretary writing on his behalf explains that 

    The Greatest Name is the Name of Bahá’u’lláh. “Yá Bahá’u’l-Abhá” is an invocation meaning: “O Thou Glory of Glories!” “Alláh-u-Abhá” is a greeting which means: “God the All-Glorious.” Both refer to Bahá’u’lláh. By Greatest Name is meant that Bahá’u’lláh has appeared in God’s Greatest Name, in other words, that He is the supreme Manifestation of God.” - Baha’u’llah, The Kitáb-i-Aqdas Note 33

    “Yá Bahá'u'l-Abhá – This is an invocation. It means "O Glory of the All-Glorious." In this connection we recall the soul stirring message of the Guardian in 1953 to the Intercontinental Conferences where he refers to "Yá Bahá'u'l-Abhá" and "Yá `Aliyyu'l-'Ala" as the "battle cry" of the pioneers and teachers in the many fields of this world-embracing spiritual Crusade. The first, as already stated, means "O Glory of the All-Glorious", while the second means "O Exalted of the Most Exalted One." - Abu'l-Qasim Faizi

    Why say Yá Bahá'u'l-Abhá 95 Times?

    In the book ‘Gate of the Heart’ by Nader Saiedi, he explains that the significance of the number 95 originates from the Persian Bayán, where the Báb states that ninety-five stands for the numerical value of "for God" (lillāh), symbolizing the recognition of the manifestation of God and obedience to his laws, which are inseparable from each other, as confirmed by Bahá'u'lláh in the opening paragraph of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas.

    The 95 Yá Bahá'u'l-Abhá & Yá ‘Alíyyu’l‑‘Alá Meditation audio is a meditation that includes a chanted repetition of the sacred word of both Yá Bahá'u'l-Abhá & Yá ‘Alíyyu’l‑‘Alá together 95 times, which means "O Glory of the All-Glorious" (referring to Baha’u’llah), while the second means "O Exalted of the Most Exalted One” (referring to the Báb.

    If you would like to learn more about the Symbol of the Greatest Name itself, click here to be directed to a detailed explanation by Hand of the Cause Abu'l-Qasim Faizi.

    • 21 Min.
    8/365 95 Alláh-U-Abhá Meditation by Sarah Hosney

    8/365 95 Alláh-U-Abhá Meditation by Sarah Hosney

    Significance of Repeating
    The Greatest Name Alláh-u-Abha
    “`Abdu'l-Bahá teaches how the practice of invocation or repetition of “The Greatest Name” (Alláh-u-Abhá, God is Most Glorious) leads to union with God, illumination and spiritual rebirth. The use of invocation is well developed among the mystics of Islam, the Sufis. The repetition of sacred phrases is called dhikr (promounced zikr, meaning remembrance). This spiritual practice of invocation is praised by `Abdu'l-Bahá. He encourages spiritual seekers to “recite the Greatest Name at every morn, and (to) turn…unto the kingdom of Abhá, until though mayest apprehend the mysteries.
    Through the invocation fo the Greatest Name, `Abdu'l-Bahá maintains that “the doors of the kingdom of God open, illumination is vouchsafed and divine union results…The use of the Greatest Name, and dependence upon it, causes the soul to strip itself of the husks of morality and to step forth freed, reborn, a new creature.”
    `Abdu'l-Bahá encourages the use of the sacred phrase Alláh-u-Abhá as a focus for invocation: “The Greatest Name should be found upon the lips in the first awakening moment of early dawn. It should be fed upon by constant use in daily invocation, in trouble, under opposition, and should be the last word breathed when the head rests upon the pillow at night. It is the name of comfort, protection, happiness, illumination, love and unity. “
    Pages 57-58 from the Book, Wisdom of the Masters: The Spiritual Teachings of `Abdu'l-Bahá, References 54-56 (The reference in the back of the book is below if you would like further details)
    “The Greatest Name, Symbol of the Cause”, Baha’i News (Oct 1964), p. 2. Also see Steven Scholl, “The Remembrance of God: An invocation Technique in Sufiism and the Writings of the Bas and Baha’u’llah, “ Baha’i Studies Bulletin (1985).
    Why say The Greatest Name Alláh-u-Abhá 95 Times?
    In the book ‘Gate of the Heart’ by Nader Saiedi, he explains that the significance of the number 95 originates from the Persian Bayán, where the Báb states that ninety-five stands for the numerical value of "for God" (lillāh), symbolizing the recognition of the manifestation of God and obedience to his laws, which are inseparable from each other, as confirmed by Bahá'u'lláh in the opening paragraph of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas.
    The 95 Alláh-u-Abhá Meditation audio is a meditation that includes a chanted repetition of the sacred word Alláh-u-Abhá, which means ‘God the All-Glorious’. 
    According to Note 33 from the The Kitáb-i-Aqdas,
     “It hath been ordained that every believer in God … shall, each day … repeat “Alláh-u-Abhá” ninety-five times.
    “Alláh-u-Abhá” is an Arabic phrase meaning “God the All-Glorious.” It is a form of the Greatest Name of God (see note 137). In Islám there is a tradition that among the many names of God, one was the greatest; however, the identity of this Greatest Name was hidden. Bahá’u’lláh has confirmed that the Greatest Name is “Bahá.” 
    The various derivatives of the word “Bahá” are also regarded as the Greatest Name. Shoghi Effendi’s secretary writing on his behalf explains that 
    “The Greatest Name is the Name of Bahá’u’lláh. “Yá Bahá’u’l-Abhá” is an invocation meaning: “O Thou Glory of Glories!” “Alláh-u-Abhá” is a greeting which means: “God the All-Glorious.” Both refer to Bahá’u’lláh. By Greatest Name is meant that Bahá’u’lláh has appeared in God’s Greatest Name, in other words, that He is the supreme Manifestation of God. “
    The greeting “Alláh-u-Abhá” was adopted during the period of Bahá’u’lláh’s exile in Adrianople. 
    The repetition of “Alláh-u-Abhá” ninety-five times is to be preceded by the performance of ablutions (see note 34).”
    Alláh-u-Abhá also appears in the Pr

    • 13 Min.
    7/365 Prayer for Making a Difficult Decision

    7/365 Prayer for Making a Difficult Decision

    The Prayer for Making a Difficult Decision audio meditation is a meditation
    that includes a repetition of the Holy Phrase “Thou seest me, O my God,
    detached from all save Thee and cleaving unto Thee. Guide me, then,
    in all mine affairs unto that which profiteth me for the glory of Thy Cause
    and the loftiness of the station of Thy loved ones” 19 times.

    If you would like to donate your time or services to the Bicentenary
    Meditation Project as a meditation content creator, Illustrator or
    photography, please don’t hesitation to contact us at
    meditationsofbbobb@gmail.com! We would love to include you as a participant
    and contributor to the Bicentenary Meditation Project as well!

    • 9 Min.
    6/365 Prayer for Natural Phenomena

    6/365 Prayer for Natural Phenomena

    Where Does The Prayer for Natural Phenomena Come From?
    “We have absolved you from the requirement of performing the Prayer of the Signs. On the appearance of fearful natural events call ye to mind the might and majesty of your Lord, He Who heareth and seeth all, and say “Dominion is God’s, the Lord of the seen and the unseen, the Lord of creation.”
    - Bahá'u'lláh The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
    ”18. We have absolved you from the requirement of performing the Prayer of the Signs. 
    The Prayer of the Signs is a special form of Muslim obligatory prayer that was ordained to be said in times of natural events, like earthquakes, eclipses, and other such phenomena, which may cause fear and are taken to be signs or acts of God. The requirement of performing this prayer has been annulled. In its place a Bahá’í may say, “Dominion is God’s, the Lord of the seen and the unseen, the Lord of creation,” but this is not obligatory (Q&A).
    - Note 18 of the The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
    Why Repeat the Phrase 95 Times?
    It is important to note that absolutely no where in the Sacred Writings does it mention repeating this phrase 95 times. it has been repeated 95 times for the Bicentenary Meditation Project only and PURELY for the purposes of meditation.
    The number 95 was chosen for the following reasons.
    In the book ‘Gate of the Heart’ by Nader Saiedi, he explains that the significance of the number 95 originates from the Persian Bayán, where the Báb states that ninety-five stands for the numerical value of "for God" (lillāh), symbolizing the recognition of the manifestation of God and obedience to his laws, which are inseparable from each other, as confirmed by Bahá'u'lláh in the opening paragraph of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas.
    Prayer for Natural Phenomena Meditation
    The Prayer for Natural Phenomena is a meditation that includes a repetition of the phrase “Dominion is God's, the Lord of the seen and the unseen, the Lord of creation” 95 times.

    If you would like to donate your time or services to the Bicentenary Meditation Project as a meditation content creator, Illustrator or photography, please don’t hesitation to contact us at meditationsofbbobb@gmail.com! We would love to include you as a participant and contributor to the Bicentenary Meditation Project as well!

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