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Baha i Faith

Baha u llah (1817-1892) is the founder of Baha’i faith. Baha’u’lla’h means ‘the Glory of God’. The central theme of Baha u llah’s message is that humanity is a single race and the day has come for its unification into a global society.  He taught: there is only one God who has revealed His will through a series of divine Teachers, such as Abraham, Moses, Jesus Christ, Muhammad, Krishna, Buddha and Zoroaster. As the process of global integration intensifies, the traditional barriers of race, class, creed and nation are breaking down. This process will give birth to a universal civilization in due course of time.

Baha u llah’s contribution to the society can be summarized thus: unity and harmony both in the social and religious spheres; religious truth is not absolute but relative; divine revelation is a continuous and progressive process.  All the great religions of the world are divine in origin. Their basic principles are in complete harmony with each other. Their aims and purpose are one and the same. Their teachings are but facets of one Truth. Their functions are complementary. They differ only in the non-essential aspects of their doctrines. Their missions represent successive stages in the spiritual evolution of human society.

Baha u llah says: Blessed and happy is he, who promotes the best interest of mankind.  He said: It is not for him to pride himself, who loveth his own country, but rather for him, who loveth the whole world. The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens.

According to one of the fundamental principles of Baha u llah: Humanity is like a bird with its two wings- the one is male, the other female. Unless both wings are strong and impelled by some common force, the bird cannot fly heavenwards. According to the spirit of this age women must advance and fulfill their mission in all departments of life becoming equal to men. They must be on the same level as men and enjoy equal rights. Baha u llah says: Regard man as a mine, rich in gems of inestimable value. Education alone can cause it to reveal its treasures and enable mankind to benefit therefrom.

Baha u llah’s teachings are the health of the world. They represent the spirit, the light, the well-being and the soul of the cycle of the Age.

 
 
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