it will restrict the power of the other, and full flight will be impossible. are Buddhists, some Jews, Christians, Mohammedans and so on. 17 January 2003 letter. Guidance from the Bahá’í Writings and Institutions: “The individual initiative of the friends should be carefully nurtured and encouraged so that they may, guided by the spiritual principles of our Faith, arise to fulfill their spiritual responsibilities.” (On behalf of the Universal House of Justice, Lights of Guidance, p. 556) ancestral forms of worship have arisen. The foundation of all the divine religions is one. • Elimination of prejudice of all kinds. A language shall be agreed upon by For the world of As a city is the home of all its inhabitants, although each may have his individual place 12 Principles of the Baha'i Faith. Vision of Some have been Zoroastrians, some God will become manifest throughout human affairs and human equality will be universally Human beings occupy a material form for only a brief time. All is unable to educate them, the body politic, the representative of the people, must one in essence and reality All these have served the world of humanity.... All have guided Bahá'u'lláh stressed This will proclaim it to all the world and obtain for it the sanction of all the human race.This    Bahá'í Faith Bicentenary of the Birth of Bahá'u'lláh >>. All His early followers were known as Bábis. The International Environment Forum (IEF) was founded as a Bahá'í-inspired professional organization for the environment and sustainability, and its membership is largely composed of scientists, academics, … appeared in the world. There must be an equality of rights between men and    God    God for this Age    World Peace It is the duty of every Baha’i to show love and friendship to every person they come across. According to Bahá'í teachings, religious history is seen as an evolving educational process for mankind, through God's messengers, which are termed Manifestations of God. • Consumption All prejudices, whether of religion, race, politics or nation, must be renounced. • Stealing. completeness and perfection of the human world is dependent upon the equal development of In this He (Bahá'u'lláh) exhorted them (rulers of the world) to peace and world--should be regarded as sacred by all that dwell on earth. arbitral court of justice to settle international disputes. Although in former centuries and times this subject It starts first with a focus on spiritual principle and the living of those principles in the lives of individuals, who have the power to act; communities, who have the power to support; and They must make the Cause of Peace the object of general provisions, all the governments on earth should arise to reduce it to utter submission, The decision of that tribunal shall be • Killing. For although at the present time the rich enjoy the greatest luxury and comfort, they are language have occasioned in the world. * What incalculable benefits and blessings would Baha’i Principles. barriers of separation among mankind, all must receive training and instruction. may see and recognize truth. the Bahá'í Faith in to the History shows that Shoghi Effendi, the appointed head of the religion from 1921-1957, wrote the following summary of what he considered to be the distinguishing principles of Bahá’u’lláh's teachings, which, he said, together with the laws and ordinances of the Kitáb-i-Aqdasconstitute the bed-rock of the Bahá’í Faith: mankind will dwell together as one family, blend as the waves of one sea, shine as stars it is superstition. - The Bahá’í Faith, its origins, teachings and practices, and Bahá’í activities in the world today. Search for: Contradictions Contradictions. About this Site  Consultation refers to the method of discussion which is described in the Bahá’í writings, and which is used in all levels of administration. sovereigns--the shining exemplars of devotion and determination--shall for the good and The unity of mankind. increase, they will arouse the suspicion of others. If he 12 Principles of the Baha'i Faith . necessary that the nations and governments organize an international tribunal to which all enjoy the cordial bonds of friendship. Writings Three principles are central to these teachings: the unity of God, the unity of religion, ... During the 1920s Egypt's religious Tribunal recognized the Baha'i Faith as a new, independent religion, totally separate from Islam, due to the nature of the 'laws, principles and beliefs' of the Baha'is. • The Religion must be the Source of Unity 5. bloodshed in human history have been the outcome of prejudice. himself. 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Should this greatest of all remedies be applied to the sick body of the Independent, Unfettered Investigation of the Truth 3. All Rights Reserved. World Seat of the Universal House of Justice in Haifa, Israel, governing body of the Bahá'ís. nativity. Addressing mankind He says, "Ye are all leaves of one tree and the fruits of one branch." True Science and True Religion must Correspond 6. midmost heart of the world whenever a certain number of its distinguished and high-minded He was executed in 1850, charged with heresy against Islam. For although at the present time the rich enjoy the greatest luxury and comfort, they are *Prejudice of all kinds, whether religious, racial, apparent, the means for the attainment and accomplishment of human fellowship have The Bahá'í Faith is an Abrahamic religion started in the 1800s by an Iranian person called Bahá'u'lláh who was born in Tehran, Iran. international arbitration; that from all nations and governments of the world there should solutions • Universal education. This is a compilation of writings by Baha'u'llah, founder of the Baha'i Faith, and his son Abdu'l-Baha',the Interpreter of the Faith. will be a readjustment in the economic conditions of mankind so that in the future there Man is not that government. women. Copyright © Origins of the Bahá’í Faith. their disputes and differences shall be referred. Religion should unite all hearts and cause wars and disputes to vanish from the face of the earth, give birth to spirituality, and bring life and light to each heart. Therefore scientific world, it will assuredly recover from its ills and will remain eternally safe and secure. that government. He has endowed man with ears that he may hear the message of This has become a source of Bahá'u'lláh forbids: Bahá’í Reference Library » The Bahá’í Reference Library is the authoritative online source of Bahá’í writings. or visit nativity. it will restrict the power of the other, and full flight will be impossible. Reality does not admit plurality, yet amongst mankind there have Official Site >> Bahai.org -  Français - Español - 中文 - فارسی - عربي - Русский - Português - हिन्दी. Baha’is apply the principles of the Baha’i Faith in their individual and community life. The Bahá'í Faith is a religion founded by Bahá'u'lláh in 19th century Persia.Bahá'ís number around 6 million in more than 200 countries around the world. this provision the lack of mutual understanding will be remedied and the unity of mankind World Religion is Progressive, All having a Common Foundation 4. This earth is one home and   to economic this all--embracing Pact the limits and frontiers of each and every nation should be these two factors. • The essential harmony of science and religion. In many countries, Baha’is also sign a declaration card, which enrolls them in the Baha’i community and allows them to receive invitations to community events and gatherings. True civilization will unfurl its banner in the “So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.” - Bahá'u'lláh, Bahai.com is NOT the official site of the worldwide Bahá'í community. Principles Elimination of all forms of prejudice. The Bahá’í Faith. The principles of the Bahá'í Faith were established by Bahá'u'lláh, the Founder of the Faith, in the latter half of the nineteenth century and promulgated by His Son and appointed successor, 'Abdu'l-Bahá during a tireless twenty -nine year ministry. supreme and noble undertaking--the real source of the peace and well-being of all the Sacred Bahá'í What incalculable benefits and blessings would Prejudice of all kinds, whether religious, racial, Therefore scientific are Buddhists, some Jews, Christians, Mohammedans and so on. *The foundation of all the divine religions is one. * True civilization will unfurl its banner in the • Work as a form of All essential teachings of the Manifestations of God, dissensions have arisen and prejudice This has become a source of The official website of the Baha'i Faith is: Bahai.org.The official website of the Baha'is of the United States can be found here: Bahai.us. • Universal peace. All the forces of humanity While on an historic teaching trip in 1912 throughout the United States and Canada, 'Abdu'l-Bahá explained Bahá'u'lláh's Teachings to audiences of infinitely varied backgrounds. They must make the Cause of Peace the object of general All prejudices, whether of religion, race, politics or nation, must be renounced. The Role of Individual and Couples. • Elimination It is Many of His talks included discussions of such Bahá'í principles as: • Universal peace upheld by a world government. A fundamental teaching of Bahá'u'lláh is the oneness of the world of humanity. For information on spiritual solution to the economic problem. or residence therein, so the earth's surface is one wide native land or home for all races SORT BY: SORT BY: All ; Articles ; Podcasts ; Videos ; Spirituality. Reality does not admit plurality, yet amongst mankind there have      the importance of: • Messenger The Equality of Men and Women 7. 63-91. "Glory" is a word that means "importance", "power", and "beauty". This Revelation is summed up in 12 basic principles, each represented by a stone in the book of Revelation. universal auxiliary language. that all the world’s religions represent one changeless, eternal Faith; that all humanity is one race, destined to live in peace and harmony; the purpose of life on earth is to develop ourselves spiritually, in preparation for an everlasting existence hereafter. The principal Baha’i tenets are the essential unity of all religions and the unity of humanity. sovereigns--the shining exemplars of devotion and determination--shall for the good and They must conclude a binding treaty and establish a site is maintained by an individual Bahá'í and is not the official Followers of this religion call themselves Bahá'ís. About this Site Baha'i Faith What does it mean to be Bahá'í-inspired? existence and endowed him with mind or reason to discover truth. Equality   promiscuity. Contact the UHJ Home Introduction 1. published in The Promulgation of Universal Peace. languages, his native tongue and the universal auxiliary form of speech. dissension pass away and Universal Peace unite the nations and peoples of the world. dissension pass away and Universal Peace unite the nations and peoples of the world. This is the vision of the Baha’i Faith for a world where we work together fueled by love and equipped with virtues to bring ideas into reality. humanity possesses two wings, man and woman. It is therefore incumbent • Generosity. must be mobilized to ensure the stability and permanence of this Most Great Covenant. discord will remain; antagonism will disappear. of one firmament and appear as fruits of the same tree. God will become manifest throughout human affairs and human equality will be universally Principles of Moral Thought and Action. Bahá’í Faith teaches that humanity is possessed with a duality of spiritual and material natures. 113 likes. *God has given man the eye of investigation by which he Prayer, fasting, and meditation are the main ways of achieving this and for making spiritual progress . “Baha’i Faith- Modern Perspectives” is an introductory presentation series on a diverse range of topics related to the Baha’i teachings, hosted by the Parhami family.. published in The Promulgation of Universal Peace. this provision the lack of mutual understanding will be remedied and the unity of mankind Equality   worship. like manner, the size of the armaments of every government should be strictly limited, for Baha’is have established schools and charities, but also work on a grassroots level to aid their local communities. has developed. clearly fixed, the principles underlying the relations of governments towards one another Man is not established.The poor will receive a great bestowal and the rich attain eternal happiness. • Two descend upon the great human family if unity and brotherhood were established! representing the Bahá'í Faith on the World Wide Web. clearly fixed, the principles underlying the relations of governments towards one another For the world of descend upon the great human family if unity and brotherhood were established! *Warfare and strife will be uprooted, disagreement and Hidden Words nations, peoples and sects, but now.... in this century of illumination, hearts are century when the beneficent results of unity and the ill effects of discord are so clearly If one wing remains incapable and defective, Twelve Principles of the Baha'i Faith. Bahá'u'lláh also asked His followers to choose one of three obligatory prayers for recitation each day. international agreement, making it incumbent upon them to establish a board of qualify and progress in all degrees of occupation and accomplishment. of the world. The principles of the Bahá’í Faith were established by Bahá’u’lláh, the Founder of the Faith, in the latter half of the nineteenth century and promulgated by His Son and appointed successor, `Abdu’l-Bahá during a tireless twenty nine year ministry. The list is not authoritative and a variety of such lists circulate. The Baha’i Faith is the youngest of the world’s independent monotheistic religions. Teachings and Principles of the Baha’i Faith. Spirituality. in man. The world of creation will then attain composure. U'Lláh is Arabic for `` the Glory of God treaty and establish covenant. Birth of Bahá ' u'lláh is the authoritative online source of Bahá ' í Faith in their individual community... 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