The Bahá'í Faith
|Fast Facts: The Bahá'í Faith|
|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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- “Religions.” CIA World Factbook.
- 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."
- Bahai.org. "The website of the worldwide Bahá’í community"
- “Bahāʾī Faith.” Encyclopaedia Britannica Online.
- Frances Worthington, Baha'i Basics: A Guide to the Beliefs, Practices, and History of the Baha'i Faith (Baha'i Publishing, 2012).
- William S Hatcher; J. Douglas Martin, The Bahai Faith: The Emerging Global Religion (Bahai Publishing, 2012).
- Baha'u'llah, Prayers and Meditations (2013). "Prayers and Meditations contains 184 passages carefully selected from the writings of Bahaullah, the Prophet and Founder of the Bahai Faith."
- Baha'i Blog. "Bahai Blog is a project which aims to create a space on the web for Baha’is and friends of the Faith alike."