33) Moths Turned Eagles the spiritual conquests of Sabri and Raissa Elias
Moths Turned Eagles the spiritual conquests of Sabri and Raissa Elias
Moths Turned Eagles the spiritual conquests of Sabri and Raissa Elias by Gamal hassan published under auspices of NSA of Ethiopia.
Spirituel conquests were not, and never will be, achieved by armies.Speaking of Ethiopia ,it was Queen Makeda of Sabea (Sheba) who sought Judaic enlightenment and wisdom of her own free will; two unarmed souls who won over the hearts of Ezana of Axum (Aksum) to Orthodox Christianity, and the helpless fugitive relatives and followers of Muhammad who evoked the sympathy and protection of Negus Armah. The Baha’I advent to Ethiopia, yhe fourth and latest link of this chain,was no exception and we are luky indeed to have our fingertips the minute details of this conquest.
Moths turned Eagles relates the story of Sabri Elias, a Baha’I faithful from Alexandria,Egypt,who came to Ethiopia on mission twice-first alone in 1933 until the short-lived Italian invasion of 1935,and later in 1944 accompanied by his young wife Raissa and their two Infant children until 1954 when they moved onward to Djibouti for a similar mission.
Based largely on audio tapes made by Sabri and Raissa at different times, the importance of this history,recorded usually soon after the events described, cannot be underestimated,nor can the value of their transposition and translation from Arabic,made over several years by an author for whom this has been a labour of love.
Some of the Baha’is in Addis-Ababa, Abyssinia, 1935
3- ANew message for mankind
4-The moths Sabri and Raissa
5-Arrising to the challenge
6- The first expedition
7-Healing during pelgrimage
8-the segond expedition
9-Mission accomplished-the baha’i community of Ethiopia
reluctant return to Base
12-looking back in contentment
13-Sabri wings Away
I-timeline: the faith and the land
II-Ethiopie and Djebouti: history land and peopole
III-the 1972 case of Tanta
Iv -Sabri the poet
bahai histoy of Ethiopie
Chevaliers de Bahá’u’lláh list
Liste des Chevaliers de Bahá’u’lláh
- Fred Schechter, août 1953
- Fahimah Elias, mai 1954
- Sabri Elias, mai 1954
Ethiopia bahai Moths Turned Eagles
Choir Trip to Ethiopia for Baha’i Diamond Jubilee Jan 2009
APS Baha’i – Cooperazione Internazionale Etiopia “Imparare è divertente”
Singing Praises to Baha’u’llah
انشودة بلبل الفردوس من كلمات الشاعر البهائي صبري إلياس 1906-1995م