The Bahá’í Faith
The prophet founder of the Bahá’í Faith is Bahá’u’lláh, which means “the glory of God.” Bahá’u’lláh called upon all people to give up their prejudices and to recognize the fellowship of all humankind as children of one loving God. He said the time had come for humanity to unite under a common faith. He revealed a plan for world civilization to be built on a foundation of love and justice.
Among the most fundamental of Bahá’u’lláh’s teachings are these:
- There is only one God.
- All religions share a common foundation.
- Humanity is one. People of all races, nations, economic groups, and religious backgrounds are equal in the sight of God.
- Each individual is responsible for investigating truth independently.
- Science and religion are in harmony. Science without religion is materialism—religion without science is superstition.
- Women and men are equal, like the two wings of one bird.
- Every child is entitled to a sound, basic education.
- There is a spiritual solution to economic problems.
- The world needs an international auxiliary language.
- We must establish a universal peace protected by a world commonwealth.
Shoghi Effendi, the Guardian of the Bahá’í Faith, describes the principles that Bahá’u’lláh emphasized:
To learn more about the Bahá’í Faith, its Sacred Writings, and to read and see photos of the Bahá’í Houses of Worship from around the world, please select and click on the appropriate link below:
- More about the Bahá’í Faith
- Bahá’í Reference Library
- Bahá’í Prayers
- Online Bookstore for Bahá’í Books, Music & more
- Read about the Bahá’í Houses of Worship
- Photo Gallery of the Bahá’í Houses of Worship
How do I become a Bahá’í?
A person becomes a Bahá’í by recognizing Bahá’u’lláh as the Messenger of God for this age and accepting to follow His laws and teachings and the administrative institutions He established for the unification of humankind. People enroll in a Bahá’í community by signifying such belief and commitment, orally or in writing, to the responsible Bahá’í institution.
To read about the Bahá’í schools in United States click on the following:
- Green Acre Bahá’í School at Elliot, ME
- Bosch Bahá’í School at Santa Cruz, CA
- Louhelen Bahá’í School at Davison, MI