Archive for June, 2014

Junior Youth & Children in Service to the Community

trash pick up

Junior youth and children from a neighborhood in east Tacoma learn lessons in contributing to the betterment of their community. Here, they pick up trash in their neighborhood. Photo by M. Yazdani.

    Man’s merit lieth in service and virtue and

    not in the pageantry of wealth and riches.


Locate the site of the House of the Báb in Shiraz


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The House of the Báb in Shiraz was the most holy place for Bahá’ís in Iran. It was destroyed in 1979 by the new regime. It is possible to go to Google Earth and see exactly where it was located.


It is advisable to first get a ground view of the site as it appears today. Go to YouTube and see a 33 second video showing the ground view:

Go to Google Earth and type into its search window “Dastgheib Blvd, Shiraz”, and it will take you to that precise location, which you will be able to identify from the video. It’s about in the center of the city. The small mosque in the video is the Bayt al Mahdi Mosque, which is, ironically, dedicated to the Promised One. The older and larger Now (New) Mosque is located next to it.


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See a video on Pilgrimage to the House of the Báb, narrated by Marzieh Gale and David Ruhe: