The Bahá'ís of Scottsdale, Arizona
The Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Scottsdale

Unity Beyond Race

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 12:27 by sdavoudi


The Bahá'ís are convinced that the elimination of racial discrimination and racial prejudice is one of the most pressing imperatives of our time, and that each community must take concrete steps to address urgently, forthrightly and wholeheartedly the problem of racial discrimination to promote peace, understanding and tolerance in our respective communities.

Motivated by these convictions, the Bahá'í Community of Scottsdale has organized Race Unity events each year for more than 15 years.

The program on Sunday, August 30th 2015 will start with an Interfaith Devotional with reciting of prayers from various Religious scriptures.Participants will suggest solutions and offer recommendations to overcome the barriers that thwart race unity in our communities and offer suggestions and recommendations on how to overcome these obstacles.

Program Highlights:
  • Interfaith Prayers and Selections
  • "Oneness of Humanity" & Music
  • Community Dialogue on Race Unity
  • We invite your participation and your thoughts on these topics:
  • What do you see as the greatest barriers in achieving racial harmony?
  • How do we resolve these barriers?
  • Concluding remarks: A Bahá'í Perspective
  • Light Brunch

Martyrdom of the Bàb

Sunday, 28 June 2015 12:08 by sdavoudi
Martyrdom of the Bàb
Friday July 10th at 11:00am
Scottsdale Baha'i Center
6910 E. Shea Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

"There is no paradise more wondrous for any soul than to be exposed to God’s Manifestation in His Day, to hear His verses and believe in them, to attain His presence, which is naught but the presence of God, to sail upon the sea of the heavenly kingdom of His good-pleasure, and to partake of the choice fruits of the paradise of His divine Oneness.”  - The Báb

For any questions or concerns please email or contact 
Shirin Nafisi (602) 321-1231

Ascension of Baha'u'llah

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 12:08 by sdavoudi
Ascension of Bahà'u'llàh
The evening of Thursday May 28th/morning of Friday May 29th at 1:00am 
Scottsdale Baha'i Center
6910 E. Shea Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Tablet of Visitation to be read at 3:00am
Light refreshments will be served

The Holy Days Committee would appreciate any help from the community in cleaning up after these events. 

Ridvàn Celebrations

Monday, 13 April 2015 21:31 by sdavoudi

*** Ridvàn Celebrations ***
1st Day of Ridvàn 
Tuesday, April 21 at 3:00pm 
Scottsdale Baha'i Center 
6910 E. Shea Blvd 
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 
9th Day of Ridvàn 
Wednesday, April 29 
Up to the neighborhoods to plan their own celebration 
12th Day of Ridvàn 
Saturday May 2 from 3:30-9:00pm 
Scottsdale Ranch Park, Ramada #8 
10400 E. Via Linda 
Scottsdale, AZ 85258 

The Holy Days Committee will provide Cups, Plates, Utensils, Napkins. 
We WILL NOT be providing food so please bring your own food or enough food to 
share with others. Please pay attention to your email in case of cancellation or 
change of plans due to weather. 
For any questions or concerns please email or contact Shirin 
Nafisi (602) 321-1231 

Annual Election of LSA

Monday, 13 April 2015 21:20 by sdavoudi


Annual Meeting & 
Election of the Local Spiritual Assembly

Monday, April 20, 2015 @ 7:00pm
Baha'i Faith Community Center
6910 E. Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Teacher Appreciation Celebration

Monday, 13 April 2015 21:14 by sdavoudi
Teacher Appreciation Celebration
Sunday, April 19, 2015
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Scottsdale Baha’i Faith 
Community Center


Invitations will be available in print and digitally.  
Your children and youth are encouraged to invite classroom teachers, coaches, music and dance instructors, and tutors 
as well as offer their friends the chance to invite their teachers.  

Naw-Rúz Celebration

Monday, 16 March 2015 10:40 by sdavoudi

Naw-Rúz Celebration 
Friday, March 20th at 8:00pm
Scottsdale Baha'i Center
6910 E. Shea Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Please join us for the Naw-Rúz Celebration at the Scottsdale Baha'i Center. The short program will start at 8:00pm followed by dessert refreshments, socializing and photo booth fun!

For any questions please email 
or contact Shirin Nafisi (602) 321-1231


Ayyam-i-Ha Celebrationm

Monday, 2 February 2015 18:00 by sdavoudi
Ayyàm-i-hà Celebration & Talent Show
Saturday February 28th at 5:00pm
Scottsdale Baha'i Center
6910 E. Shea Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
5:00pm: Starting with a small program made and run by the Jr. Youth and Children thanks to the Children's Support Committee.

6:00pm: the Fingerfood Potluck will begin. 
Please sign up using the link below or contacting Shirin Nafisi

7:30/8:00pm: the Talent show will begin

Any talent can be showcased open to the entire community, Baha'is and Non-Baha'is. 
To Sign up for the talent show and any foods not on the sign up sheet please contact
Shirin Nafisi at (602) 321-1231 or email
Time limit depends on how many people sign up but keep it limited to 3mins for individual performances and 5 minutes for group performances. 
Please send the performers full name/names, ages, what they will perform and the time their performance will take. 

CANNED FOOD/TOYS/CLOTHES DONATIONS: Since Ayyàm-i-Ha is a time of giving and service to others, instead of the gift exchange idea with the kids we are asking the community and encouraging parents to have their children gather anything that they can/want to donate to a charity of our choosing. Its our way of gift giving to those less fortunate. 

SUNDAY MARCH 1st- Ayyàm-i-Hà Picnic
If the weather permits, the Ayyàm-i-Hà Celebration continues from 11am-4pm at 
Scottsdale Ranch Park
10400 E. Via Linda
Scottsdale, AZ 85258 
We have reserved Ramada # 8 
Attached is the map of the park. 
There will be games and fun for all. Bring any frisbees, volleyballs etc if you can.  Plates/Utensils/Cups will be provided by the Committee. 
We will NOT be providing food so please bring enough food for your family or to share with others. 

Baha'i National Fund - Fundraiser/Dinner/Auction

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 17:02 by sdavoudi

Saturday, January 31, 2015
Dinner 6:00-7:00 PM
Auction 7:00-9:30 PM

Scottsdale Baha’i Faith Community Center
6910 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Adults: $15.00
Children 5-12: $10.00  
Children 4 and under: Free

Joel Orona:
Navid Shariari:
Payam Fallah:
Nadia Sharifi:
Please register your auction items with Joel Orona at this email no Later Than January 24th:

Happy Naw-Ruz from the Junior Youth of Scottsdale!

Monday, 26 March 2012 13:18 by LSA

The Junior Youth made this video and wish everyone a happy and joyous Baha'i New Year!

“Let your vision be world embracing…” - Bahá’u’lláh

Saturday, 11 June 2011 10:00 by ianvink

Browse the Baha'i Writings

Throughout history, God has revealed Himself to humanity through a series of divine Messengers, whose teachings guide and educate us and provide the basis for the advancement of human society. These Messengers have included Abraham, Krishna, Zoroaster, Moses, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad. Their religions come from the same Source and are in essence successive chapters of one religion from God.


Bahá’u’lláh, the latest of these Messengers, brought new spiritual and social teachings for our time. His essential message is of unity. He taught the oneness of God, the oneness of the human family, and the oneness of religion.

Bahá'u'lláh said, “The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens,” and that, as foretold in all the sacred scriptures of the past, now is the time for humanity to live in unity.

Founded more than a century and a half ago, the Bahá'í Faith has spread around the globe. Members of the Bahá'í Faith live in more than 100,000 localities and come from nearly every nation, ethnic group, culture, profession, and social or economic background.

Bahá'ís believe the crucial need facing humanity is to find a unifying vision of the nature and purpose of life and of the future of society. Such a vision unfolds in the writings of Bahá'u'lláh.