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Birthday of Baha' Allah

This Month's Spotlight: Birthday of Baha' Allah, a founder of the Bahai faith.

Date: Nov. 12.

Description: Mirza Hoseyn 'Ali Nuri, known as Baha' Allah, meaning "The Glory of God," was born in Tehran in 1817, and his teachings formed the basis of the Bahai faith. Exiled from Iran, he died in 1892 in the city of Akka, in what is now Israel. Followers of the Bahai faith, which has spread around the world, celebrate his birthday with devotional services and parties. On Nov. 11 at 7:45 p.m., local Bahais will gather for a service at the Bahai Faith Washington Center, 5713 16th St. NW.

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