Bahá'í Faith

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The Bahá'í Faith was founded by Bahá'u'lláh ("Glory of God") in the 1800's in Persia. This is a course designed to help you learn the basics of the Bahá'í Faith.



  • Bahá'ís believe in a single, unknowable God.
  • God is the creator of all things, including all the creatures and forces in the universe
  • God is a personal God, unknowable, inaccessible, the source of all Revelation, eternal, omniscient, omnipresent and almighty
  • God lets people know his will through his Manifestations
  • God is not a trinity
Other than the beliefs about god above, they also believe that all of the worlds major religions teach the same God.

Social beliefs[edit]

  • Unity of God
  • Unity of religion
  • Unity of mankind
  • Gender Equality
  • Elimination of all forms of prejudice
  • World peace
  • Harmony of religion and science
  • Independent investigation of truth
  • Universal compulsory education
  • Universal auxiliary language
  • Obedience to government and non-involvement in partisan politics
  • Elimination of extremes of wealth and poverty


  • Bahá'ís over the age of 15 recite an obligatory prayer each day. There are three such prayers among which one can be chosen each day.
  • Backbiting and gossip are prohibited and denounced.
  • Adult Bahá'ís in good health observe a nineteen-day sunrise-to-sunset fast each year from March 2 through March 20.
  • Bahá'ís are forbidden to drink alcohol or to take drugs, unless prescribed by doctors.
  • Sexual relationships are permitted only between a husband and wife, and thus homosexual acts are not permitted.
  • Gambling is strictly forbidden.

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