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Baha'i Faith

Baha'i Faith Fast Facts


5-7 million


One God, who has revealed himself progressively through major world religions.


Daily prayer, avoidance of intoxicants, scripture reading, hard work, education, work for social justice and equality.


Writings of Bahá'u'lláh and other Bahá'í leaders.


nine-pointed star, ringstone, Greatest Name

Baha'i Faith Overview

"The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens." - Bahá'u'lláh

"The community eschews all forms of superstition, emphasizes the importance of an unfettered search for scientific and religious truth, and sets for its followers the goal of meeting the highest moral standards. World peace and the establishment of a united global commonwealth have been and remain distinguishing concerns." - Bahai.org

  • Baha'i Beliefs

    The Bahá'í Faith is monotheistic, believing in one, all-powerful creator God. They share this belief in God's nature with Christians, Jews, and Muslims, although what each of these religions believes about the one and only God can be quite different... full article →
  • Baha'i Ethics

    ## Unity of Religions and Humankind The principal Bahá'í tenets are the essential unity of all religions and the unity of humanity... full article →
  • Baha'i Glossary

    Definitions of terms related to Baha'i Faith. full article →
  • Baha'i History

    The Bahá'í Faith was founded in Iran in the mid-19th century by Mirza Hoseyn 'Ali Nuri, who is known as Bahá'u'lláh, which in Arabic: "Glory of God"... full article →
  • Baha'i Holidays

    There are nine annual Bahá'í holy days plus an annual fast. With the exception of New Year, Bahá'í holidays commemorate major events in the lives of the founders of the Bahá'í Faith... full article →
  • Baha'i Organization

    The Bahá'í Faith has no priesthood and no clergy. The governance of the Bahá'í community begins on the with the local spiritual assembly, which has jurisdiction over all local affairs of the Bahá'í community... full article →
  • Baha'i Practices

    The Bahá'í Faith places great importance on the relationship with God, but not on religious ritual. Bahá'ís have no priesthood or clergy, no initiation ceremonies, no sacraments, and no worship rituals... full article →
  • Baha'i Symbols

    There is no one official symbol representing the Bahá'í Faith, but there are three symbols commonly used: a nine-pointed star, the ringstone symbol, and the Greatest Name. full article →
  • Baha'i Texts

    A central Bahá'í doctrine is that God is ultimately unknowable in his essence, but that God's attributes can be observed in the divine Messengers or Manifestations... full article →
  • Baha'i Timeline

    Baha'i history at a glance. full article →

Article Info

Title Baha'i Faith
Last UpdatedNovember 30, 2016
URL www.religionfacts.com/bahai
Short URLrlft.co/1702
MLA Citation “Baha'i Faith.” ReligionFacts.com. 30 Nov. 2016. Web. Accessed 24 Feb. 2017. <www.religionfacts.com/bahai>

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