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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

Have you heard of the Bahai Faith?

I have been a Bahai for a couple of years; previously i was an athiest. If it comes up in conversation about my beliefs i have found not many people know what the Bahai Faith is. Do you? Have you heard of it before? Whats your perception of it?

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  • Me
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    I am a Bahai

    The Baha'i Faith is the youngest of the world’s independent monotheistic religions. Founded in Iran in 1844, it now has more than 5 million adherents in 236 countries and territories. Baha'is come from nearly every national, ethnic and religious background, making the Baha'i Faith the second-most widespread religion in the world.

    Baha'is view all the world's major religions as a part of a single, progressive process through which God reveals His will to humanity. The Founder of the Baha'i Faith, Baha'u'llah (1817-1892), is recognized as the most recent in a line of Divine Messengers that stretches back beyond recorded time and includes Abraham, Moses, Buddha, Zoroaster, Christ and Muhammad. The central theme of Baha'u'llah's message is that humanity is one single race and that the day has come for humanity’s unification into one global society. While reaffirming the core ethical principles common to all religions, Baha'u'llah also revealed new laws and teachings to lay the foundations of a global civilization. “A new life,” Baha'u'llah declares, “is, in this age, stirring within all the peoples of the earth.”

    The worldwide Baha'i community, composed of people from virtually every racial, ethnic and religious background, is working to give practical expression to Baha'u'llah’s vision of world unity. We invite you to learn more about the Baha'i Faith and benefit from the spiritual and practical insights found in the Revelation of Baha'u'llah, God's message for humanity in this day.

  • 1 decade ago

    Allah'u'Abha!

    Great question!

    I've been a Baha'i for 38 years; was previously an agnostic.

    Great to hear from you here. There have been a few others of us on here, too. A great site. Have fun. Some wonderful people on here.

    Where do you live?

    Your sister,

    Sharyn

    Old Guy 63--This is old Gal 67.

    If the Baha'is had anything to do with removing Bible Teachings from your public schools, it would only have been after trying to have all the Teachings of the other religions represented equally. We believe in Jesus and the Bible is ONE of our Holy Books, along with the Holy Books of all the great world religions. We believe if the Bible is taught in public schools, so should the Holy Books of all the great world religions, as they all came from the One and the Same God.

    Ramsey--We are pacive activists. We are active in promoting the unity of mankind and peace on this planet. You can't accomplish that by being just a pacifist.

    We are not a version of Islam. We sprung OUT of Islam, just as Christianity sprang OUT of Judaism, and Buddhism out of Hinduism. We are an independent world religion; just as are Hinduism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christrianity, Islam and Babiism.

    Amiram a--that isn't a temple in Haifa, it's the Shrine of the Bab. We do have a site for a temple to be built in the future. It is the Shrine of Baha'u'llah at Bahji across the bay. I'm so happy you were able to see it.

    Before I found the Baha'i Faith, I was as one dead compared to the life I know now.

    Source(s): My life experience and my understanding of the Baha'i Writings: http://bahai.com/
  • 1 decade ago

    yes I have heard of the Bahai Faith, I love it, I am not Bahai ( yet) but I might be one day.

    I love everything about it, it is new , it is for our time... and it is the way that we have to go...

    www.bahai.org

  • Daimyo
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    I have heard about it, Sir.

    It would seem it's a Pacifist version of Islam propounded by a gentleman named Baha'ullah; which is banned in the native Iran.

    Have a nice day.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I've heard of Ba'hai faith. There is a Ba'hai group nearby in Kansas City. Honestly, I don't know the first thing about Ba'hai.

  • 1 decade ago

    ONE OF THE MANY BEAUTIFUL PASSAGES OF THE BAHA'I WRITINGS:

    O COMPANION OF MY THRONE!

    Hear no evil, and see no evil, abase not thyself, neither sigh nor weep. Speak no evil, that thou mayest not hear it spoken unto thee, and magnify not the faults of others that thine own faults may not appear great; and wish not the abasement of anyone, that thine own abasement be not exposed. Live then the days of thy life, that are less than a fleeting moment, with thy mind stainless, thy heart unsullied, thy thoughts pure, and thy nature sanctified, so that, free and content, thou mayest put away this mortal frame, and repair unto the mystic paradise and abide in the eternal kingdom for evermore.

  • 1 decade ago

    I've had dealings with it, they believe everyone is right except those people who don't agree with them. In our area they were the leading force that had the Bible teaching taken out of our public schools. Now go figure, if they believe everyone is right then why would they object o the Bible being taught, unless they believe the Bible is wrong.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I sure did, they have a temple in Haifa, which is very beautiful, and the burial site of the Baha is across the Haifa bay.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    I do love the idea of religious unity ( ; .. Unity in general

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I've heard of it but I don't know what their beliefs are so I can't judge them.

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