The Bahá'i Faith

The Bahá'í Faith is the youngest of the world's independent religions.  Its founder, Bahá'u'lláh (1817-1892), is regarded by Bahá'ís as the most recent in the line of Messengers of God that stretches back beyond recorded time and that includes Abraham, Moses, Buddha, Krishna, Zoroaster, Christ and Muhammad.

The central theme of Bahá'u'lláh's message is that humanity is one single race and that the day has come for its unification in one global society.  God, Bahá'u'lláh said, has set in motion historical forces that are breaking down traditional barriers of race, class, creed, and nation and that will, in time, give birth to a universal civilization.   The principal challenge facing the peoples of the earth is to accept the fact of their oneness and to assist the processes of unification.


"God's purpose in sending His Prophets unto men is twofold.  The first is to liberate the children of men from the darkness of ignorance, and guide them to the light of true understanding.  The second is to ensure the peace and tranquillity of mankind, and provide all the means by which they can be established."

- Bahá’u’lláh



One of the purposes of the Bahá'í Faith is to help make this possible.  A worldwide community of some five million Bahá'ís, representative of most of the nations, races and cultures on earth, is working to give Bahá'u'lláh's teachings practical effect.  Their experience will be a source of encouragement to all who share their vision of humanity as one global family and the earth as one homeland.

 

To learn more about the Bahá'í Faith, choose one of the links below or contact us.


The Bahá'í International Community

Basic Teachings of Bahá'u'lláh

Bahá'u'lláh: An Introduction


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