ʻAbdu'l-Bahá had shared his father's long exile and imprisonment, which continued until ʻAbdu'l-Bahá's own release as a result of the Young Turk Revolution in 1908.  All physical beings reflect at least one of these attributes, and the human soul can potentially reflect all of them. The second sign instructs the Diné to look for a “great chief with twelve feathers” or “twelve great principles.” There are twelve basic principles in the Baha’i Faith. According to a US panel, attacks on Baháʼís in Iran increased under Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's presidency.  Baháʼí sources since 1991 usually estimate the worldwide Baháʼí population to be above 5 million. Doctrines of racism, nationalism, caste, social class, and gender-based hierarchy are seen as artificial impediments to unity. Bábís faced a period of persecution that peaked in 1852–53 after a few individual Bábis made a failed attempt to assassinate the Shah. According to Britannica, the Baháʼí Faith (as of 2010) is established in 221 countries and territories and has an estimated seven million adherents worldwide.  Baháʼí cemeteries have been desecrated and property has been seized and occasionally demolished, including the House of Mírzá Buzurg, Baháʼu'lláh's father. The teachings of Baháʼu'lláh form the foundation of Baháʼí belief.  Baháʼís believe Baháʼu'lláh, the founder of the Baháʼí Faith, is the "complete incarnation of the names and attributes of God". He taught there is one God and one human family, and that the great religions of the world represent successive stages in the spiritual evolution of human society.  Baha'is believe the greatest of all the names of God is "All-Glorious" or Bahá in Arabic. Baha’is believe that Baha’ Allah and his forerunner, the Bab, were manifestations of God.  In 1953, he launched the first international plan, the Ten Year World Crusade.  The Universal House of Justice remains the supreme governing body of the Baháʼí Faith, and its 9 members are elected every five years by the members of all National Spiritual Assemblies. The unity of mankind. Such expulsions are administered by the National Spiritual Assembly and do not involve shunning.  In March 2018, two more Baháʼí students were expelled from universities in the cities of Zanjan and Gilan because of their religion. After receiving chastising letters from Baháʼu'lláh, Ottoman authorities turned against him and put him under house arrest in Adrianople (now Edirne), where he remained for four years, until a royal decree of 1868 banished all Bábís to either Cyprus or ʻAkká.  Though inaccessible directly, God is nevertheless seen as conscious of creation, with a will and purpose expressed through messengers called Manifestations of God.  Interracial marriage is also highly praised throughout Baháʼí scripture.  Baháʼu'lláh highly praised marriage, discouraged divorce, and required chastity outside of marriage; Baháʼu'lláh taught that a husband and wife should strive to improve the spiritual life of each other.  He announced in letters during the Ten Year Crusade that it would be followed by other plans under the direction of the Universal House of Justice, which was elected in 1963 at the culmination of the Crusade. "We have used Bahaʼi Faith most frequently (rather than Bahaʼism) as this is the more commonly used name for the religion". Prayer and fasting is required by all, they strongly encourage marriage, and don't believe in drinking alcohol. In May 2018, the Iranian authorities expelled a young woman student from university of Isfahan because she was Baháʼí. Bahá is the root word of the following names and phrases: the greeting Alláh-u-Abhá (God is the All-Glorious), the invocation Yá Baháʼu'l-Abhá (O Thou Glory of the Most Glorious), Baháʼu'lláh (The Glory of God), and Baháʼí (Follower of the All-Glorious).  The religion was initially seen as a sect of Islam because of its belief in the prophethood of Muhammad and in the authenticity and veracity of the Qur’an.  The Seven Valleys is considered Baháʼu'lláh's "greatest mystical composition.  Under the leadership of his son, ʻAbdu'l-Bahá, the religion gained a footing in Europe and America, and was consolidated in Iran, where it still suffers intense persecution. After initially strict and harsh confinement, he was allowed to live in a home near ʻAkká, while still officially a prisoner of that city. Baháʼu'lláh taught that religion is revealed in an orderly and progressive way by Manifestations of God, who are the founders of major world religions throughout history; Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad are noted as the most recent of these before the Báb and Baháʼu'lláh. , Each of the 19 months is given a name which is an attribute of God; some examples include Baháʼ (Splendour), ʻIlm (Knowledge), and Jamál (Beauty). Baha'is believe that God periodically reveals his will through divine messengers, whose purpose is to transform the character of humankind and to develop, within those who respond, moral and spiritual qualities. The Baha’i Faith was founded by two Divine Educators, the Bab and Baha’u’llah.  In the late 1970s the Shah's regime consistently lost legitimacy due to criticism that it was pro-Western. All major religions come from God 3. The nine-pointed star, one of three Baha’i religious symbols, is significant because the numerical value of [the word] Baha is nine. , Baháʼís believe that God expresses his will at all times and in many ways, and specifically through a series of divine messengers referred to as Manifestations of God or sometimes divine educators.  In the Baháʼí Faith, God is often referred to by titles and attributes (for example, the All-Powerful, or the All-Loving), and there is a substantial emphasis on monotheism. Baháʼu'lláh was put in prison. [f] An approved and coordinated anti-Baháʼí campaign (to incite public passion against the Baháʼís) started in 1955 and it included the spreading of anti-Baháʼí propaganda on national radio stations and in official newspapers. As our knowledge of things, even of created and limited things, is knowledge of their qualities and not of their essence, how is it possible to comprehend in its essence the Divine Reality, which is unlimited? While God's essence is inaccessible, a subordinate form of knowledge is available by way of mediation by divine messengers, known as Manifestations of God. , Since 1963, the Universal House of Justice has been the elected head of the Baháʼí Faith. Baháʼís regard his resting place at Bahjí as the Qiblih to which they turn in prayer each day.. The Manifestations of God are analogous to divine mirrors which reflect God's created attributes and thus reveal aspects of God without being incarnations of God's essence. , The Baháʼí writings describe a single, personal, inaccessible, omniscient, omnipresent, imperishable, and almighty God who is the creator of all things in the universe. pp.  Baháʼís, however, assert that their religion is a distinct tradition with its own scriptures, teachings, laws, and history. (, Hvithamar, Warburg & Warmind, eds. [c], The older term "Bahaʼism" (or "Bahaism") is still used, for example as a variant of "Bahai Faith" by the US Library of Congress, but it is now less common and the Baháʼí community prefers "Baháʼí Faith". For the establishment of a lasting peace (The Most Great Peace) and the purging of the "overwhelming Corruptions" it is necessary that all the people of the world universally unite under a universal Faith. , On the evening of 22 May 1844, Siyyid ʻAlí-Muhammad of Shiraz gained his first convert and took on the title of "the Báb" (الباب "the Gate"), referring to his later claim to the status of Mahdi of Shiʻa Islam. Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi, (2008) "Anti-Bahaiʼism and Islamism in Iran". The Bahá’í Faith is a world religion based on the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh.  No single faith, and associated conception of God, is thus considered essentially superior to another from the viewpoint of its original social context; however, more recent religions may teach a more advanced conception of God as called for by the changing needs of local, regional or global civilization. While the Baháʼí writings teach of a personal god who is a being with a personality (including the capacity to reason and to feel love), they clearly state that this does not imply a human or physical form. In 1863, at the time of his removal from Baghdad, Baháʼu'lláh first announced his claim of prophethood to his family and followers, which he said came to him years earlier while in a dungeon of Tehran. 'Note on transliteration, dates and names', in Brookshaw & Fazel, eds.  In one case in Yazd in 1903 more than 100 Baháʼís were killed. It was first translated into English in 1906, becoming one of the earliest available books of Baháʼu'lláh to the West. Baháʼí communities gather at the beginning of each month at a meeting called a Feast for worship, consultation and socializing.  In his Will, ʻAbdu'l-Bahá appointed Shoghi Effendi, his eldest grandson, as the first Guardian of the Baháʼí Faith.  Baháʼís describe their faith as an independent world religion, differing from the other traditions in its relative age and in the appropriateness of Baháʼu'lláh's teachings to the modern context.  The Iranian government also accuses the Baháʼí Faith of being associated with Zionism. Baháʼu'lláh taught that the knowledge of God is limited to those attributes and qualities which are perceptible to us, and thus direct knowledge of God is not possible. Baháʼís regard the major religions as fundamentally unified in purpose, though varied in social practices and interpretations. Religion is thus seen as orderly, unified, and progressive from age to age. Baháʼu'lláh first announces his claim to divine revelation in Baghdad, Iraq. To entertain such belief would be sheer blasphemy.  The Baháʼí New Year corresponds to the traditional Iranian New Year, called Naw Rúz, and occurs on the vernal equinox, near 21 March, at the end of the month of fasting. The chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom said that it seems that the government has already predetermined the outcome of the case and is violating international human rights law. Government should be international with a single language 5. There is but one religion (known by many names) which has been progressively revealed by successive Messengers of God 3. God is the imperishable, uncreated being who is the source of all existence.  The Greater Covenant is viewed as a more enduring agreement between God and humanity, where a Manifestation of God is expected to come to humanity about every thousand years, at times of turmoil and uncertainty. The Baháʼí Faith (/bəˈhɑːiː, bəˈhaɪ/; Persian: بهائی Bahāʼi) is a new religion[a] teaching the essential worth of all religions and the unity of all people. The laws, when not in direct conflict with the civil laws of the country of residence, are binding on every Baháʼí.  He is described as "a personal God, unknowable, inaccessible, the source of all Revelation, eternal, omniscient, omnipresent and almighty". ", Baháʼí institutions and community activities have been illegal under Egyptian law since 1960. , The Baháʼí calendar is based upon the calendar established by the Báb. They believe God is not so much without gender as beyond gender.  Shoghi Effendi writes: What is meant by personal God is a God Who is conscious of His creation, Who has a Mind, a Will, a Purpose, and not, as many scientists and materialists believe, an unconscious and determined force operating in the universe.  The followers of such divisions are regarded as Covenant-breakers and shunned, essentially excommunicated.. For other related uses, see, Monotheistic religion founded by Baháʼu'lláh.  These include the Seven Valleys and the Four Valleys. The Baháʼí view of God is essentially monotheistic. The Báb himself was imprisoned and eventually executed in 1850. ", On 14 May 2008, members of an informal body known as the "Friends" that oversaw the needs of the Baháʼí community in Iran were arrested and taken to Evin prison.  Baha'is believe that God periodically reveals his will through divine messengers, whose purpose is to transform the character of humankind and to develop, within those who respond, moral and spiritual qualities. Harmony of religion and science. , harvnb error: no target: CITEREFHatcher1985 (, harvnb error: multiple targets (2×): CITEREFSmith2000 (, harvnb error: multiple targets (2×): CITEREFMcLeanLee1997 (, From a letter written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi to an individual believer, April 21, 1939. published in, harvnb error: no target: CITEREFHayes2006 (, "The Concept of Manifestation in the Baháʼí Writings", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=God_in_the_Baháʼí_Faith&oldid=992792484, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 7 December 2020, at 03:22. , The religion entered a new phase of activity when a message of the Universal House of Justice dated 20 October 1983 was released.  In March 2011 the sentences were reinstated to the original 20 years. According to some estimates, the largest Baháʼí community in the world is in India, with 2.2 million Baháʼís, next is Iran, with 350,000, the US, with 150,000, and Brazil, with 60,000.  On 11 August 2010 it became known that the court sentence was 20 years imprisonment for each of the seven prisoners which was later reduced to ten years. Summary of Bahá'í beliefs God is transcendent and can't be known directly. Three principles are central to these teachings: the unity of God, the unity of religion, and the unity of humanity. Additionally notes taken of a number of his talks were published in various volumes like Paris Talks during his journeys to the West. According to The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2004: The majority of Baháʼís live in Asia (3.6 million), Africa (1.8 million), and Latin America (900,000). Thus, all of humanity's conceptions of God which have been derived throughout history are mere manifestations of the human mind and not at all reflective of the nature of God's essence. The following are a few examples from Baháʼu'lláh's teachings on personal conduct that are required or encouraged of his followers: The following are a few examples from Baháʼu'lláh's teachings on personal conduct that are prohibited or discouraged. In English, the word Baháʼí is used either as an adjective to refer to the Baháʼí Faith or as a term for a follower of Baháʼu'lláh. Oneness of humankind. Due to these actions, the Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights stated on 20 March 2006, that she "also expresses concern that the information gained as a result of such monitoring will be used as a basis for the increased persecution of, and discrimination against, members of the Baháʼí faith, in violation of international standards.  Shoghi Effendi, the head of the Baháʼí Faith in the first half of the 20th century, described God as inaccessible, omniscient, almighty, personal, and rational, and rejected pantheistic, anthropomorphic and incarnationist beliefs.. Since the Baháʼí teachings state that God is too great for humans to ever comprehend or to create more than a limited conception of, the Baháʼí scripture instead focuses on the created divine virtues and attributes which are described in the teachings of the Manifestations. HOPE in a chaotic world Baha'is believe it is time for humanity to come together as one family.  On 3 January 2010, Iranian authorities detained ten more members of the Baha'i minority, reportedly including Leva Khanjani, granddaughter of Jamaloddin Khanjani, one of seven Baha'i leaders jailed since 2008 and in February, they arrested his son, Niki Khanjani.  From the time of the initial exile from Iran, tensions grew between him and Subh-i-Azal, the appointed leader of the Bábís, who did not recognize Baháʼu'lláh's claim.  During the period in Adrianople, he began declaring his mission as a Messenger of God in letters to the world's religious and secular rulers, including Pope Pius IX, Napoleon III, and Queen Victoria.  The House of the Báb in Shiraz, one of three sites to which Baháʼís perform pilgrimage, has been destroyed twice. The Bahá'í Faith is the only world religion whose teachings and writing embrace without question the fundamental equality of men and women. He spent less than four months in Constantinople.  The importance of self-exertion and service to humanity in one's spiritual life is emphasised further in Baháʼu'lláh's writings, where he states that work done in the spirit of service to humanity enjoys a rank equal to that of prayer and worship in the sight of God. He is forced to leave Baghdad for Constantinople, then Adrianople, Baháʼu'lláh is forced into harsher confinement in ʻAkká, in present-day Israel, His Will appointed ʻAbdu'l-Bahá as successor, His Will appointed Shoghi Effendi as Guardian, The Universal House of Justice is first elected. The Baháʼí Faith was ranked by Foreign Policy magazine as the world's second fastest growing religion by percentage (1.7%) in 2007..  The rights of Baháʼís have been restricted to greater or lesser extents in numerous other countries, including Egypt, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Iraq, Morocco, Yemen, and several countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Among other beliefs include: 1. In the current plan, the House of Justice encourages the Baháʼís around the world to focus on capacity building through children's classes, junior youth groups, devotional gatherings, and study circles. Some of the fundamental teachings of the Baha'i Faith: The oneness of God. Elimination of extremes of wealth and poverty, Baháʼís over the age of 15 should individually recite an. The fundamental principles of the Prophets are scientific, but the forms and imitations which have appeared are opposed to science. Baha’i Religion or Baha’i is believed that God periodically reveals his will through divine messengers, whose purpose is to transform the character of humankind and to develop, within those who respond to moral and spiritual qualities.  Most religious specialists now see it as an independent religion, with its religious background in Shiʻa Islam being seen as analogous to the Jewish context in which Christianity was established. The House of Justice then launched a nine-year plan in 1964, and a series of subsequent multi-year plans of varying length and goals followed, guiding the direction of the international Baháʼí community. Leyla Melikova (2013) "How Bahaʼism Travelled from the East to the West (Ideological Evolution of the Neo-Universalist Religious Doctrine).  According to the Baháʼí teachings the human purpose is to learn to know and love God through such methods as prayer, reflection, and being of service to others. Since the Islamic Revolution of 1979 Iranian Baháʼís have regularly had their homes ransacked or have been banned from attending university or from holding government jobs, and several hundred have received prison sentences for their religious beliefs, most recently for participating in study circles. Their scriptures specifically acknowledge the divine origin of most of the major world religions. They have a commitment both to bettering themselves and the world. , Baháʼu'lláh wrote of the need for world government in this age of humanity's collective life. From a letter written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi to an individual believer dated 9 June 1932, Stockman, R. H. (2012). There are specific requirements for Baháʼí burial that include a specified prayer to be read at the interment. (Bahai Faith) 5 VISUAL AIDS Present by NURLINA SYAHIIRAH BINTI MD TAHIR 2017632214 Distribution Of The Followers of The Baha'i Faith by Continents Of The World (Hartz, 2009) The graph shows that the Baha’i believe that religion is the revelation of God from the choosen Divine Messengers. The Hidden Words is another book written by Baháʼu'lláh during the same period, containing 153 short passages in which Baháʼu'lláh claims to have taken the basic essence of certain spiritual truths and written them in brief form. The principal Baha’i tenets are the essential unity of all religions … , The purpose of marriage in the Baháʼí faith is mainly to foster spiritual harmony, fellowship and unity between a man and a woman and to provide a stable and loving environment for the rearing of children.  Baháʼí writings refer to an institution called a "Mas͟hriqu'l-Ad͟hkár" (Dawning-place of the Mention of God), which is to form the center of a complex of institutions including a hospital, university, and so on. Ye are the fruits of one tree, and the leaves of one branch.”. Ba… Both lived during the 19th century in Persia, in a time of great turmoil. Welcome to the Baha'i Faith of Metropolitan Kansas City, also known as Baha'i Faith Cluster MO-7. This one God has absolute control over His creation (omnipotence) as well as complete knowledge of it (omniscience). 1. , The House of Justice directs the work of the Baháʼí community through a series of multi-year international plans that began with a nine-year plan in 1964. , Baháʼí teachings state that God is too great for humans to fully comprehend, or to create a complete and accurate image of by themselves. Without documents, they could not be employed, educated, treated in hospitals, travel outside of the country, or vote, among other hardships. The spiritual teachings of the Baha'i Faith inspire us to form deep and diverse relationships and build communities that nurture the well-being of all people. The Baháʼí marriage ceremony is simple; the only compulsory part of the wedding is the reading of the wedding vows prescribed by Baháʼu'lláh which both the groom and the bride read, in the presence of two witnesses.  Baháʼí schools, such as the Tarbiyat boys' and girls' schools in Tehran, were closed in the 1930s and 1940s, Baháʼí marriages were not recognized and Baháʼí texts were censored. , Baháʼís see the Báb as the forerunner of the Baháʼí Faith, because the Báb's writings introduced the concept of "He whom God shall make manifest", a Messianic figure whose coming, according to Baháʼís, was announced in the scriptures of all of the world's great religions, and whom Baháʼu'lláh, the founder of the Baháʼí Faith, claimed to be. , The canonical texts of the Baháʼí Faith are the writings of the Báb, Baháʼu'lláh, ʻAbdu'l-Bahá, Shoghi Effendi and the Universal House of Justice, and the authenticated talks of ʻAbdu'l-Bahá.  Specific religious social teachings (for example, the direction of prayer, or dietary restrictions) may be revoked by a subsequent manifestation so that a more appropriate requirement for the time and place may be established. At the heart of Baháʼí teachings is the goal of a unified world order that ensures the prosperity of all nations, races, creeds, and classes..  After the sentence, they were transferred to Gohardasht prison. , The Baháʼí teachings speak of a "Greater Covenant", being universal and endless, and a "Lesser Covenant", being unique to each religious dispensation.  Baháʼu'lláh writes on this subject: All-praise to the unity of God, and all-honour to Him, the sovereign Lord, the incomparable and all-glorious Ruler of the universe, Who, out of utter nothingness, hath created the reality of all things, Who, from naught, hath brought into being the most refined and subtle elements of His creation, and Who, rescuing His creatures from the abasement of remoteness and the perils of ultimate extinction, hath received them into His kingdom of incorruptible glory.  Educational projects include schools, which range from village tutorial schools to large secondary schools, and some universities. The essential unity of religion.  ʻAbdu'l-Bahá writes, Therefore, we learn that nearness to God is possible through devotion to Him, through entrance into the Kingdom and service to humanity; it is attained by unity with mankind and through loving-kindness to all; it is dependent upon investigation of truth, acquisition of praiseworthy virtues, service in the cause of universal peace and personal sanctification.  Starting in the twentieth century, in addition to repression aimed at individual Baháʼís, centrally directed campaigns that targeted the entire Baháʼí community and its institutions were initiated. See for example: In line with this is the thinking that the government encouraged the campaign to distract attention from more serious problems, including acute economic difficulties. ʻAbbás Effendi was Baháʼu'lláh's eldest son, known by the title of ʻAbdu'l-Bahá (Servant of Bahá).  Further sessions were held on 7 February 2010, 12 April 2010 and 12 June 2010. Baha’i Religion QUESTION: What does the Baha’i religion believe about God?  The religion is estimated to have over five million adherents, known as Baháʼís, spread throughout most of the world's countries and territories.. , During the 1920s Egypt's religious Tribunal recognized the Baha'i Faith as a new, independent religion, totally separate from Islam, due to the nature of the 'laws, principles and beliefs' of the Baha'is. The Baháʼí Faith is described in reliable sources as a 'religion', 'sect'. The Baha'i Faith: A Guide for the Perplexed. The presentations are on Zoom on Saturday at 12noon EST. There is only one God Who created all that is and is known many names 2. Third, that religion is in harmony with science.  During that campaign, initiated by Mulla Muhammad Taghi Falsafi, the Baha'i center in Tehran was demolished at the orders of Tehran military governor, General Timor Bakhtiar. , With specific regard to the pursuit of world peace, Baháʼu'lláh prescribed a world-embracing collective security arrangement for the establishment of a temporary era of peace referred to in the Baha'i teachings as the Lesser Peace. " This source's only systematic flaw was to consistently have a higher estimate of Christians than other cross-national data sets. Aside from these countries, numbers vary greatly. He produced over 18,000 works in his lifetime, in both Arabic and Persian, of which only 8% have been translated into English. Bahá'í see themselves as World Citizens. Baha'i Beliefs about God Bahá'ís believe that there is only one God, the Creator of the universe.  The existence of God and the universe is thought to be eternal, without a beginning or end. That may be a bit surprising considering the religion started in the heart of Islamic Persia (Iran) where woman have little equality. According to the Baháʼí teachings, God is single and all-powerful. Even the defence lawyers, who for two years have had minimal access to the defendants, had difficulty entering the courtroom. As the anti-Shah movement gained ground and support, revolutionary propaganda was spread which alleged that some of the Shah's advisors were Baháʼís. “In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe.” (Hebrews 1:1-2) 1. , The Baháʼí community was mostly confined to the Iranian and Ottoman empires until after the death of Baháʼu'lláh in 1892, at which time he had followers in 13 countries of Asia and Africa. Baháʼí teachings state that the attributes applied to God are used to translate Godliness into human terms and to help people concentrate on their own attributes in worshipping God to develop their potentialities on their spiritual path. Every five years the members of all National Spiritual Assemblies elect the Universal House of Justice, the nine-member supreme governing institution of the worldwide Baháʼí community that is located in Haifa, Israel, near the Shrine of the Báb.  The Baháʼí teachings on marriage call it a fortress for well-being and salvation and place marriage and the family as the foundation of the structure of human society. Embalming or cremating the body is strongly discouraged. Following the coming of a Manifestation of God extraordinary progress occurs in the world. Every human is seen to have a duty to recognize God through his messengers, and to conform to their teachings. , The Egyptian identification card controversy began in the 1990s when the government modernized the electronic processing of identity documents, which introduced a de facto requirement that documents must list the person's religion as Muslim, Christian, or Jewish (the only three religions officially recognized by the government). In the 2000 Millennium Forum of the United Nations a Baháʼí was invited as the only non-governmental speaker during the summit. Bahá'í believe that all religions are divine and that the great prophets were servants of the same God and preached the same message. The Manifestations of God reflect divine attributes, which are creations of God made for the purpose of spiritual enlightenment, onto the physical plane of existence. Example, neighbourliness, or charity ) are seen to have fulfilled the expectations... 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