Hertfordshire Bahá'í

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Meetranee’s Story

I was born into a Hindu family in Mauritius. Now I live in Hertfordshire I am engaged in the business of providing home environment accommodation and support for people with mental health issues.
I learnt about the Bahá'í Faith when I married and was immediately attracted to the importance that the Faith places on the family as a fundamental basis for society. As a mother and grand-mother my family is very important to me. I now feel that I’m a member of a world wide family with members in virtually every country on earth.


Meetranee’s choice from the Bahá'í writings

O handmaid of God!. . . To the mothers must be given the divine Teachings and effective counsel, and they must be encouraged and made eager to train their children, for the mother is the first educator of the child. It is she who must, at the very beg inning, suckle the newborn at the breast of God's Faith and God's Law, that divine love may enter into him even with his mother's milk, and be with him till his final breath.

Selections from the Writings of 'Abdu'l-Bahá

The sixth principle of Bahá'u'lláh regards the equality of men and women. The male and female of the human kingdom are equal before God. God is no respecter of gender. Whosoever practises more faith, whosoever practises more humanitarianism is nearer to God; but between the male and female there is no innate difference because they share in common all the faculties. The world of humanity has two wings, one the male; the other the female. When both wings are reinforced with the same impulse the bird will be enabled to wing its flight heavenward to the summit of progress. Woman must be given the same
opportunities as man for perfecting herself in the attainments of learning, science and arts. God has created the man and the woman equal, why should she be deprived of exercising the fullest opportunities afforded by life? Why should we ever raise the question of superiority and inferiority? In the animal kingdom the male and female enjoy suffrage and in the vegetable kingdom the plants all enjoy equal suffrage. In the human kingdom, which claims to be the realm of brotherhood and solidarity, why should we raise this question?

Compilations, Bahá'í Scriptures