Tuesday, March 09, 2010

On Acts of Charity for Baha'is: In order the whole year


“The fast is about detachment — detachment from material desires,” Kim said. “It allows us to focus on spiritual matters.”

Interwoven into this detachment is the idea of charity, giving back to the community. During this 19-day period, it is common for participants to offer a helping hand to those who are less fortunate.

A favorite charity among the Baha’i chapter is the Mona Foundation, which was a primary sponsor that brought actor, UW alumnus and Baha’i follower Rainn Wilson to UW to present his Web site, Soul Pancake, last November. The Mona Foundation supports grassroots educational initiatives and promotes general service learning and volunteering. It strives to echo the charitable efforts of Mona Mahmoudnezhad, a 16-year-old girl who was hanged during the revolution in Iran for her affiliation with Baha’i.


Acts of charity are called for during Ayyam-i-Ha, the 4 or 5 days preceeding the Baha'i Fast, but acts of charity are in order the whole year around as well.-gw

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