28 November was an important day for Bahá’ís around the world. A Bahá’í holy day, the Ascension of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, commemorates the anniversary of the passing of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá on 28 November 1921 in Haifa.
Abdu’l-Bahá was known as an ambassador of peace. And The Holy Land – too often shaken by religious conflict – witnessed an unprecedented event of unity and collective emotion after his death.
People of many denominations – Jews, Christians, Muslims, and Druzes, of all persuasions and denominations; Arabs, Turks, Kurds, Armenians, and other ethnic groups – were drawn together to mourn His passing and to share their common loss.
Thames Valley Bahá’í Shawn Khorassani said: “November 28 is always a day for prayer and remembrance for all Bahais around the world. Like others, Thames Valley Bahá’ís gathered together to pray and commemorate the passing of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá.”