Baha'i Faith

The Bahá'í Faith

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“The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens. ”

--Bahá'u'lláh
Fast Facts: The Bahá'í Faith
Adherents 5-7 million
Headquarters Universal House of Justice, Haifa, Israel
Beliefs One God, who has revealed himself progressively through major world religions.
Practices Daily prayer, avoidance of intoxicants, scripture reading, hard work, education, work for social justice and equality.
Texts Writings of Bahá'u'lláh and other Bahá'í leaders.

Founded by Mirza Husayn-Ali (Baha'u'llah) in Iran in 1852, the Baha'i Faith centers on a belief in one God and a goal of world peace and unity. Bahais acknowledge the prophets of major world religions as true messengers from God; Baha'u'llah is considered one of these prophets. Bahais are located worldwide but especially in Southeast Asia.

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Sources

  1. Religions.” CIA World Factbook.
  2. Bahá'ís of the United States. "Bahai.us is the official website of the Baha’is of the United States. It was created and is maintained under the auspices of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States, the nine-member elected governing body of the U.S. Baha’i community."
  3. Bahai.org. "The website of the worldwide Bahá’í community"
  4. Bahāʾī Faith.” Encyclopaedia Britannica Online.

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Title The Bahá'í Faith
Published
Last UpdatedFebruary 26, 2021
URL religionfacts.com/bahai
Short URLrlft.co/1702
MLA Citation “The Bahá'í Faith.” ReligionFacts.com. 26 Feb. 2021. Web. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021. <religionfacts.com/bahai>