EP3: Basketball and the Baha’i Faith (5 Historical Moments)

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Buckle in and get ready for a history lesson! In Episode 3, I take you through the histories of the sport of basketball and the Baha’i Faith world religion, focusing on 5 historical moments.

5 Historical Moments in Basketball and the Baha’i Faith
1) 1861 – James Naismith is born and Baha’u’llah pens the Kitab-i-Iqan (Book of Certitude)

2) 1893 – Basketball’s first international matches and the Baha’i Faith is first publicly mentioned in the United States

3) 1936/1937 – Basketball is first played as an Olympic medal sport and the Baha’i Faith has it’s first systematic teaching plan, the “7 Year Plan”

4) 1946 – Formation of the National Basketball Association and the Baha’i Faith has it’s second “7 Year Pan”

5) 1963 – Michael Jordan is born and the supreme governing body of the Baha’i Faith, the Universal House of Justice, is first elected.

Bonus) 1996 – Formation of the Woman’s National Basketball Association and the start of the “4 Year Plan” of the Baha’i Faith, one in a series of plans spanning 25 years, through 2021.


Action Step: What are some of your biggest passions in life (sports, arts, hobbies, subjects, work, spiritual, religious)? Go do some research on those passions and learn about the historical narrative of each. Appreciate how far they’ve come and who has contributed to their development. Look for the parallels and connections between your various passions. And then share with me (and others) what you learn!


References
The Baha’i Faith
https://www.bahai.org/

The Kitab-i-Iqan
https://www.bahai.org/library/authoritative-texts/bahaullah/kitab-i-iqan/1

The Divine Plan of the Baha’i Faith
https://bahaipedia.org/Divine_Plan

The Universal House of Justice
https://universalhouseofjustice.bahai.org/

History of Basketball
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basketball

WNBA
https://www.wnba.com/

NBA
https://www.nba.com/

Michael Jordan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jordan


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2 Comments

  • Thank you so much for your positivity and encouragement! I’m happy to hear that you found the content interesting/intriguing! Hoping you’ll continue listening to future episodes 🙏🏼 😎

  • Shaegheh Laghai says:

    The subjects addressed are intriguing and I hadn’t heard of such unique subjects that captivate the interest and relate wisely to the younger generations in particular. Very happy to learn of all your achievements and pray for endless blessings.

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