About the Bahai Faith

The roots of the Baha’i faith lie in the Shi’ite sect of Islam which was led by 12 successive Imams, descendants of Muhammad’s son-in-law, Ali. The 12th Imam, as a child, withdrew from society to escape assassination, the inevitable fate of his 12 predecessors. He would make contact with the faithful through “Gates,” individuals through whom he would give his teachings.

In 1844, Mirza Ali Muhammad (1819-1850) declared himself to be the “Gate,” the “Bab” (pronounced Bob). He claimed he was not just a “Gate,” but rather the “Gate” of God, a major Manifestation of God equal to the prophet Muhammad. For six years he gathered the faithful around him, proclaimed a new revelation and the eventual appearance of the final Manifestation for this cycle of human history. After numerous armed conflicts with Muslim authorities, the Bab was martyred in 1850 and his followers scattered.

Before his death the Bab designated Mirza Yahya, a son of nobility, as a caretaker to follow him. Another devoted follower of the Bab, Yahya’s half brother Mirza Husayn Ali, proclaimed himself to be “He-Whom-God-Will-Manifest,” the major Manifestation of God prophesied by the Bab. He also changed his name to Baha’u’llah, “Glory of God,” and proclaimed that the Bab was his forerunner. Mirza Yahya strenuously opposed this and both sides appear to have been involved in assassination plots.

The original followers of the Bab who gave their allegiance to Baha’u’llah became known as Baha’is. Baha’u’llah, a dynamic personality with great force of will, wrote over 100 volumes of Baha’i scripture, entertained dignitaries and maintained a large correspondence while under virtual house arrest for decades.

A troubled period of transition followed Baha’u’llah’s death in 1892. He had designated his eldest son, Abdu’l’ Baha (“Slave of Baha”), as his successor. Abdu’l’ Baha’s brother, Mirza Muhammad Ali, challenged the extent of his authority. Abdu’l’ Baha retaliated by “excommunicating” practically all his closest relatives and depriving them of their income from Baha’u’llah’s estate.

The Baha’i Faith became worldwide under Abdu’l’ Baha’s leadership, and his mission trips to the West. However, upon his death in 1921, the transition of power was once again very troubled. Shoghi Effendi, Abdu’l’ Baha’s grandson, was designated the successor, the First Guardian of the Faith. With this position “.his decisions were absolute and final and his words authoritative” (The Baha’i Faith: Its History and Teaching, p.251). This brought him into conflict with other family members and he soon excommunicated every living relative, including his own parents. However, under Shoghi Effendi’s administrative skills the Baha’i Faith continued to grow until his death in 1957. He left no designated successor and the Faith is now under the administration of the Universal House of Justice, a group of nine people who are elected democratically and oversee the Cause internationally.

Baha’i historians and authorities have suppressed & the earliest source materials and rewritten the early years of the Faith. One of the earliest and most important historical documents of the time, the Nuqtatu’l-Kaf, was written by the Babi, Mirza Jani. It clearly states that the Bab declared Mirza Yahya as his successor.


15 Comments on “About the Bahai Faith”

  1. Jim says:

    This sounds like another Hateful website run by people who have no lives.

  2. Tara says:

    because there is no serious enemy. what God wants, will happen anyway, no matter how many websites you create

    • bahaisects says:

      What do u mean by serious enemy??. Why dont you allow the poor bahais to do ” Independent Investigation of Truth”??.

  3. fabio ehsani says:

    u should write also some bahai’s teachings and opinions about spirituality or society.

    • bahaisects says:

      All the teachings of bahai faith are found in all world religions. There is nothing new in the bahai religion.
      In facts if u do some research u would come to know that bahai religion is created as a Pseudo religion by russian govt and later supported by Uk and Israel.

      • fabio ehsani says:

        the teachings of bahai faith are found in almost all world religions, but the social suggests are new and peculiar. other religions dont talk about one language, one supreme court, king who should resign, a fair tax rate ecc.
        If russian
        or arthur Gobineau supported Bahai, this doesnt mean they found it. Bahai is a religion: check it every enciclodedia.

  4. bahaisects says:

    All religions talk about justice, equality between men and women.There is nothing new in Bahai ‘religion’.

    Could you please tell me Mr. fabio ehsani, how would you make the people of the world talk in one language??
    Who would be the judges in so called ‘one supreme court’ ??
    Bahaullah and Abdul Baha are no more!!
    UHJ of Haifa is not fully accepted by all bahais !!
    Come on, talk – what is practical !!!
    ‘one country, one language, one supreme body ‘ – All these are totally impracticable.
    Bahais are good in fooling innocent and simple people

  5. fabio ehsani says:

    All religions talk about justice, equality between men and women.There is nothing new in Bahai ‘religion’.
    ___ oooooooooh there are religions just spiritual and religions with social rules, for example Jewish have Torah or Muslims have Quran. On the other hand in Catholicism, the Canon Law was not written by Jesus but was wtitten by many theologist during the centuries.
    Bahai religion has a spiritual side not different from the other religion. however Bahai has very new social teaching and suggest…

    Could you please tell me Mr. fabio ehsani, how would you make the people of the world talk in one language??
    Nowadays the mass the media and available education for masses ,
    2000 years ago latin was talked in many parts of europe and north africa and palestina and egypt. In the middleage Latin was the language of the higher class all around europe.
    Nowadays the situation is also better, eventhe lower classes learn some foreing languages. i am writing in english and english is worldwide used. and in the next years the media will spread it much more. in the future i guess english could be merged with chinese or spanish in a new language. perhaps the goverments may choose esperanto.
    .
    Who would be the judges in so called ‘one supreme court’ ??
    __I havent read it yet. I suppose they will be choosen by the government of the countries among some illustrious and honorable lawyers or experts. If UHJ will be allowed to choose them, this means it has the respect of the governments of the world.
    Bahaullah and Abdul Baha are no more!!
    UHJ of Haifa is not fully accepted by all bahais !!
    ___i know and I am not happy about it.

    Come on, talk – what is practical !!!
    ‘one country, one language, one supreme body ‘ – All these are totally impracticable.
    Bahais are good in fooling innocent and simple people
    ___ we are not fooling. look europe for example. we have a currency and a parliament. we are different but we fight no more, in the past centuries we fight every years one against the other. In south america there is an union called Mercosur… the world is changing

    • bahaisects says:

      So you mean to say that only your bahai ‘faith’ has got the quality to bring about those changes in the world which other divine religions could not achieve???.
      Any Proof to support your claim???
      On the contrary after about more than 180 years your faith is not known to majority of the people and at present there are so many sects in bahai faith each one of the them claiming to be real bahais.
      With this r u going to bring world unity when u r unable to bring unity among ur different sects ??
      And you stop the normal bahais from having any conversation with these so called ‘covenant breaker’.
      You are talking about a hypothetical condition where every govt. will accept UHJ.First tell me whether ur UHJ is accepted by all Bahais???What a joke!!
      World War I was fought when Abdul Baha was alive. He could not anything at that time.
      What Bahais are going to do when their supreme leaders are no more ???
      Who will do all these things for bahais??
      Talk Sense, Mr. Fabio.
      Dont build castle in air.
      Dont you read Newspapers, There are conflicts going on in all the countries. And you r talking about currency n parliament!!

      • peace says:

        A universal language is already happening far from being impossible its occurring right now.
        And, A single numbering is already established. American English is already spoken as the number one 2nd language and that is what is called for by or predicted by Baha’ullah. That one language chosen from the current or one created to be. So you are wrong. If you can be wrong about this what else can you be wrong about hmm?

  6. peace says:

    Also, if you weren’t being dishonesty you would already have link to these web sites:
    http://www.bahai.us/ and http://www.bahai.org/
    Let just hope you aren’t so dishonest to suppress them from this reply.

    • bahaisects says:

      Why would I link to UHJ bahai sites when I fully knew that they are not going to present the full truth..
      I believe in “Independent Investigation of Truth” which is propagated by UHj bahais but in practice they have access to only those informations which UHJ wants them to know.
      I believe none of the Bahais are allowed to question the authority of UHJ which is considered as Infallible body comprises of only male members which are basically selected by ITC( International Teaching Centre) through a fake election procedure.

      Would the above bahai websites of Mr. Peace allow the bahais to know these facts.????

  7. bahaisects says:

    Mr. Peace,
    kindly visit the below given site to know about the stupidity of Universal language and the contradiction between the writings of Bahaullah,Abdul Baha and UHJ regarding the Universal Language,

    http://www.avazedohol.com/eng/index.php/let-us-read-and-ponder?layout=edit&id=29


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