Birth of Baha'u'llah

Well, post is a few days late- but never too late to learn so here is the post for Ba'hai holiday Birth of  Bahá’u’lláh!

Bahá'ís believe that throughout history, God has revealed Himself to humanity through a series of divine Messengers, each of whom has founded a great religion. The Messengers have included Abraham, Krishna, Zoroaster, Moses, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad.

For Bahá'ís, the latest of these Messengers is Bahá’u’lláh, who brings new spiritual and social teachings for our modern age. He taught that there is only one God, that all of the world’s religions are from God, and that now is the time for humanity to recognize its oneness and unite. 

Bahá’u’lláh, a title that means "the Glory of God" in Arabic, was born on November 12th, 1817 in Tehran, Iran.

For our craft I decided to make bells with the boys.  We did this since one of the sites I read that  Bahá’u’lláh had referred to himself as "the most great bell."  Find that proclamation here.

We made bells using plastic cups, thread, bottle caps and glue dots.

 Supplies

Supplies

First we punctured a whole in the top of the plastic cup.

 Make a hole in the cup.

Make a hole in the cup.

Then we threaded some thin yarn threw the hole in the top of the cup.

 Thread the yarn through.

Thread the yarn through.

Once 2 and half inches on yarn was threaded threw we secured the end of the yarn to a bottle cap with a glue dot.  If you don't have glue dots you could used regular glue or tape.

 Bottle cap secured.

Bottle cap secured.

We then looped the thread left on top of the cup to be a handle and secured that to the top with another glue dot.

 Finished "bell"  Just needs some little artists to make it a pretty bell!

Finished "bell"  Just needs some little artists to make it a pretty bell!

There you have it!  An easy bell to make that "rings" softly enough to keep mom and dad happy:)

For the food I was going to make a Persian love cake.  However I need to cut back the sugar for the kids and myself after the Halloween feasting so we did a Baba Ganoush recipe instead.   This gives recognition to the birthplace of  Bahá’u’lláh through a traditional Persian dish.  Also the kids love eggplant and I love garlic so we all win:)

Ingredients:

  1. Eggplant

  2. Olive oil (about 2 tbsp)

  3. Garlic (one clove)

  4. Sesame seeds or tahini

  5. Lemon (just a squeeze for juice)

  6. salt to taste

Method:

First remove eggplant skin and slice into 1/4 inch pieces.

 Cutting the peeled eggplant.

Cutting the peeled eggplant.

Grill or sauté eggplant until slightly brown on both sides.

 In the pan starting to cook!

In the pan starting to cook!

Add eggplant and garlic and olive oil to blender with sesame seeds, lemon juice, and if desired salt.

 Pressing the garlic into the blender

Pressing the garlic into the blender

Blend and serve.  With pita bread is good.  I may have gone ahead and ate mine with a spoon;)

 Proud chef!

Proud chef!

All the information for this post was taken directly from here