Bahá'í Faith
The Bahá'í Faith (Persian: بهائیت‎ Bahá'iyyat, Arabic: الدّين البهائي‎ Ad-Dīn al-Bahā'ī) /bəˈhaɪ/) is a monotheistic religion which emphasizes the spiritual unity of all humankind. Th...
Bahá'í Faith by country
The Bahá'í Faith is a diverse and widespread religion founded by Bahá'u'lláh in the 19th century in Iran. Bahá'í sources usually estimate the worldwide Bahá'í population to be above 5 million. Most en...
Bahá'ís
The Bahá'í Faith (Persian: بهائیت‎ Bahá'iyyat, Arabic: الدّين البهائي‎ Ad-Dīn al-Bahā'ī) /bəˈhaɪ/) is a monotheistic religion which emphasizes the spiritual unity of all humankind. Th...
Bahá'í divisions
The Bahá'í Faith has had challenges to its leadership, usually at the death of the head of the religion. The vast majority of Bahá'ís have followed a line of authority from Bahá'u'lláh to `Abdu'l-Bah...
History of the Bahá'í Faith
Bahá'í history is often traced through a sequence of leaders, beginning with the Báb's declaration in Shiraz on the evening of May 22, 1844, and ultimately resting on an administrative order establish...
Bahá'í Faith and the unity of religion
The Unity of Religion is a core teaching in the Bahá'í Faith that states that there is a fundamental unity of many of the world's religions. The principle states that the teachings of the major religi...
Persecution of Bahá'ís
The persecution of Bahá'ís is the religious persecution of Bahá'ís in various countries, especially in Iran, where the Bahá'í Faith originated and the location of one of the largest Bahá'í populations...
Bahá'í literature
Bahá'í literature, like much religious text, covers a variety of topics and forms, including scripture and inspiration, interpretation, history and biography, introduction and study materials, and apo...
Bahá'ís Under the Provisions of the Covenant
The Bahá'ís Under the Provisions of the Covenant (BUPC) is a small Bahá'í sect founded by Leland Jensen in the early 1970s. The claims of the BUPC focus on a dispute in leadership following the death ...
Bahá'í Faith and Zoroastrianism
Zoroastrianism is recognized in the Bahá'í Faith as one of nine known religions and its scriptures are regarded as predicting the coming of Bahá'u'lláh. Zoroaster is included in the succession of Mani...
Foundations of World Unity
Foundations of World Unity is a collection of talks and writings of `Abdu'l-Bahá, dated prior to his death in November 1921, and first published in 1945. The introduction to the 1945 edition is dated ...
Bahá'í symbols
Bahá'í symbols are symbols that have been used, or are used, to express identification with the Bahá'í Faith. While the five-pointed star is the symbol of the religion, being used to represent the hum...
Mírzá Muhammad `Alí
Mírzá Muhammad `Alí (Persian: میرزا محمد علی‎  1852–1937) was one of the sons of Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith. He was the eldest son of his father's second wife, Fatim...
Political accusations against the Baha'i Faith
Opponents of the Bahá'í Faith, especially (but not exclusively) certain Iranians, have accused the faith's followers of dual loyalty and of being involved with foreign or hostile powers. These accusat...
World Unity Conference
The World Unity Conferences were a series of Bahá'í sponsored conferences to promote World Unity. There was also a World Unity magazine. Both appear to have been short-lived.
Bahá'í cosmology
Bahá'í cosmology is the understanding of reality in the Bahá'í Faith, and for which reality is divided into three divisions. The first division is God, who is preexistent and on whom the rest of creat...
Promised Day is Come
Promised Day is Come is a book-length letter written by the head of the Bahá'í Faith in the first half of the 20th century, Shoghi Effendi. It was dated March 1941, and was written for the Bahá'ís of ...
Bahá'í prophecies
Throughout the Bahá'í writings, future events have been prophesied. The most specific prophecies are related to the rise and fall of leaders and organizations. Most of these prophesies can be found in...
Homosexuality and the Bahá'í Faith
The Bahá'í Faith teaches that the only acceptable form of sexual expression is within marriage, and Bahá'í marriage is defined in the religion's texts as exclusively between one man and one woman. Bah...
Ahmad Sohrab
Mírzá Aḥmad Sohráb (1893–1958) was a Persian-American author and Bahá'í who co-founded the New History Society and the Caravan of East and West in New York, and was excommunicated from the Bahá'í Fait...