The Bahá'í Faith

Baha'i House of Worship in Willmette, IL, USA
Baha'i House of Worship in Willmette, IL, USA

The Bahá'í Faith emphasizes the spiritual unity of all humankind through its three core principles which establish all of its teachings. The three core principles all stand in accordance to the unity of humanity. The faith was founded in the 19th Century by Bahaullah in Persia. In its early years it received huge opposition from Islamic clergy and today it still persecuted by Muslims in Iran. The founder was exiled from Iran and spent the last 40 years of his life in different forms of house arrest under the Ottoman Empire. At the time of Bahaullah’s death in 1892, the faith was only in Persia and Ottoman Empire, and by 1910s it had been established in America and Europe. By 1960s, it had spread to all parts of the world. Presently, Bahai faithful in the world are estimated to stand at 5 million in more than 200 countries and territories. The three Pillars of Bahai faith are the Unity of God, Unity of Religion, and the Unity of Humanity.

The Unity Of God

The Bahá'í faith supports a single supernatural being who is the creator of the universe and is omniscient, omnipresent and also imperishable or immortal. According to Bahá'í faith teachings, God conveys His message to humanity through his messengers. His power is too great for the comprehension of humanity which makes humanity understand Him only through His manifestations. The Bahá'í Faith believes that the attributes possessed by God are used by human beings to make them more appealing in the eyes of God as through this they have unity in all of the mankind.

Unity Of Religion

The Bahá'í Faith teachings say that there should be total unity between all of the world’s religions. The Bahá'í Faith believe that there is only one religion which is revealed by manifestations of God through His messengers, and all religions only have some small differences, but the core values and teachings of all religions are the same and from the same God. The Bahá'í Faith also states the messengers of all the religions are divine and holy as they come from the same God but physically they may differ in name and age. The differences in the revelation of all God’s manifestation through his messengers is always the same to the characteristics possessed by God and always relate to the worldly and human factors as per the time the messenger existed.

Unity Of Humanity

The Bahá'í Faith core teachings are also the unity of humanity, and it says that all of the mankind was created in the image of God and God discriminate by race which makes all of humanity equal and should live in unity and harmony. The Bahá'í Faith teachings promote the unity of all mankind and for all of mankind to live where the world is loved by all of the humanity. The Bahá'í teachings also state that because humanity is equal, all of mankind has the same capacity regardless of race or gender. The Bahá'í teaching also states that the ignorance of humanity and selfishness is a hindrance towards the unity of humanity. It also advocates for diversity. The Bahá'í Faith teachings all emphasize the unity of humanity.


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