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I can’t believe the change in my life since I’ve been reading your blog

I can't believe the change in my life since I've been reading your blog. Your selections of Bahá’í Writings are truly great!  (Abraham Reyes, New Zealand)
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Helping others to focus on the Writings is our only hope

Thank you so very, very much for your amazing service of helping others to focus on the Writings. It is our only Hope.  (Anne Moshtael Georgia USA)
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I use it at the World Centre more and more every day

Susan, I just wanted to thank you so much for your website. It's an amazing resource, and I find that I use it more and more every day. (Samareh from the Bahá'í World Centre)
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I am praying for your work to reach hundreds of millions!

I am more convinced than ever that this is work you have been chosen to do. Your articles and essays are of immense value and I am humbly praying for your continued confirmations in this arena which can reach the hundreds of millions. (Peter Senior)
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Auxiliary Board member in Mexico translating articles

I am an Auxiliary Board member in Central Mexico. I have been translating a few of your articles to share with individuals passing through certain tests and difficulties in their lives. It has been very helpful for them, as well as for me, to have practical steps to pass on to them. Thank you again!   (Jeff Miller, Mexico)
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I have used it to teach hundreds of times

Thank You for your wonderful website. I have used it to teach hundreds and hundreds of times; having such easy and organized access to quotes just works wonders for me! Thank You! (John Walker, United States)
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We are using it widely in our neighbourhood devotional meetings in India

I wanted to thank you for the wonderful efforts you have put in your website.  We are using it widely in our neighbourhood devotional meetings and it has made them so much more interesting and inspiring.  (Aemellia Javanmardi, India)
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I never felt so connected to the Abha Kingdom as I did after exploring your blog



I am 30 years old and I was raised in a Baha'i family in IRAN, but I never felt so connected to the Abha kingdom as I did today after exploring your blog. (Payman Charkhzarin, Canada)
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Your whole site is a treasure trove of information, insight, and materials

Your whole site is a treasure trove of information, insight, and materials on healing for anyone, not just those of us who are trying to heal from mental illness, addiction, and/or mental illness.  Thank you so much for these wonderful contributions you are making to the fund of knowledge on this important subject.  (Nona Simons, United States)
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We have forwarded your articles to tens of thousands within Pakistan and abroad

We have forwarded a series of your articles to tens of thousands within Pakistan and abroad for a more positive change.   (Hidayatullah Neakakhtar, Pakistan)
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I use your website to pick out Writings for the Thai Baha’i News

I frequently post Writings to Thai Baha'i News and often use your website to pick out the Writings. It must be a favorite site for countless.  (Mike Wallace Thailand)
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As we all watch "To Light a Candle" and reflect on the condition of our brothers and sisters in Iran, a friend of mine sent me a list of names of the prisoners; which prisons they are in; and how long their sentence is for. As you read these names; and pray for them, perhaps these prayers would help: http://www.thebahaiprayers.com/quotepage.php?Prayers%2FPrisoners+in+Iran

"The names of the Iranian Baha’is who are in various prisons of the Islamic Republic of Iran, in the last days of the Iranian Solar year 1393, serving full prison terms or in temporary detention are as follows:
Tehran (women’s ward of Evin):
1. Mahvash Sabet: 20 year prison term
2. Fariba Kamalabadi: 20 year prison term
3. Nushin Khadem: 4 year prison term
4. Nasim Bagheri: 4 year prison term
5. Faran Hesami: 4 year prison term
6. Elham Farahani: 4 year prison term
7. Nasim Ashrafi: 1 year imprisonment
8. Shamis Mohajer: 1 year imprisonment
Evin Prison (detention):
9. Mona Mehrabi
10. Elham Karampisheh
11. Mehrdad Forghani
12. Safa Forghani
13. Ruhiyyih Bagherdokht
14. Laleh Mehdinezhad
Karaj – Gohardasht (Rajai Shahr Prison):
15. Jamaluddin Khanjani: 20 year prison term
16. Saeed Rezaei: 20 year prison term
17. Afif Naimi: 20 year prison term
18. Behrooz Tavakoli: 20 year prison term
19. Vahid Tizfahm: 20 year prison term
20. Navid Khanjani 12 year prison term
21. Adel Naimi: 11 year prison term
22. Farhad Fahandezh: 10 year prison term
23. Shahran Chinian Miandovab: 8 year prison term
24. Eghan Shahidi: 5 year prison term
25. Azizolah Samandri: 5 year prison term
26. Kamran Mortezai: 5 year prison term
27. Keyvan Rahimian: 5 year prison term
28. Fouad Fahandezh: 5 year prison term
29. Amanolah Mostaghim: 5 year prison term
30. Fouad Moghadam: 5 year prison term
31. Kamal Kashani: 5 year prison term
32. Farahmand Sanaii: 5 year prison term
33. Siamak Sadri: 5 year prison term
34. Farhad Eghbali: 5 year prison term
35. Kuroush Ziyari: 5 year prison term
36. Payam Markazi: 5 year prison term
37. Ramin Zibaii: 4 year prison term
38. Afshin Hayratian: 4 year prison term
39. Shahin Negari: 4 year prison term
40. Shahrokh Taef: 4 year prison term
41. Kamran Rahimian: 4 year prison term
42. Mahmoud Badavam: 4 year prison term
43. Riaz Sobhani: 4 year prison term
44. Farhad Sedghi: 4 year prison term
45. Fouad Khanjani: 4 year prison term
46. Shahab Dehghani: 4 year prison term
47. Shamim Naimi: 3 year prison term
48. Sarang Etehadi: 1 year imprisonment
Yazd prison:
49. Shamim Etehadi: 3 year prison term
50. Khosro Dehghani: 3 year prison term
51. Iman Rashidi: 3 year prison term
52. Shabnam Motahed: 2 year prison term
53. Fariborz Baghi: 2 year prison term
54. Iraj Lohrasb: 2 year prison term
55. Naghmeh Farabi: 2 year prison term
56. Fariba Ashtari: 2 year prison term
57. Farah Baghi: 1 year imprisonment
58. Tanaz Mohammadi: 1 year imprisonment
59. Naser Bagheri: detention
60. Fayez Bagheri: detention
Mashhad – Vakilabad Prison:
61. Nika Kholusi 61: 6 year prison term
62. Jalayer Vahdat: 5 year prison term
63. Davar Nabilzadeh: 5 year prison term
64. Sonia Ahmadi: 5 year prison term
65. Sima Eshraghi: 5 year prison term
66. Nava Kholusi: 4 year and six months prison term
67. Adib Shoa’i: 6 month prison term
Orumiyeh Prison:
68. Fardin Aghsani: 3 year prison term
69. Farahnaz Moghadam: 3 year prison term
70. Gisou Sheikh Hassan Abadi: 3 year prison term
71. Amir Ma’budi: 6 month prison term
72. Nushin Misaghi: 6 month prison term
73. Neda Forsatipur: 6 month prison term
74. Soheila Aqdasi: 6 month prison term

Semnan prison:
75. Puya Tebyanian 75: 7 year prison term
76. Afshin Ighani: 4 year and three month prison term
77. Susan Tebyanian: 1 year imprisonment
Arak prison:
78. Navid Haghighi: 3 year prison term
Kerman prison:
79. Shahram Fallah: 3 year prison term
Branch Jail:
80. Ziaollah Qaderi: 3 month prison term
81. Faramarz Lotfi: 3 month prison term
82. Soroush Garshasbi: 3 month prison term

Prisoners in Iran

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Note: The materials on this site reflect the current understanding of Susan Gammage from her experience in the Bahá’í community and as a Bahá’í-inspired researcher/author. They do not represent an official interpretation of the Bahá’í Writings. They are simply offered as an educational resource for Bahá’ís to consider as they strive to understand and implement the Writings into their lives, institutions and communities. Any questions about the application of certain quotes to your own particular situation should be directed to the Bahá’í institutions. Official websites include www.bahai.org (international); http://www.ca.bahai.org/ (Canadian) and http://www.bahai.us/ (American)