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Baha'i

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Origin/Founder
19th century
Persia
Mirza Husayn 'Ali Nuri AKA Baha Allah
believed to be the messenger of God, a "divine manifestation"
known as the Bab
followers called Babis
passed to Baha Allahs eldest son, Abbas Effendi AKA Abd al-Baha
interpreter of his fathers teachings
traveled to Egypt, Europe, and the United States
made it to U.S by 1894
buried on Mount Carmel
eldest grandson, Shogi Effendi Rabbani spread teachings
created administrative and educational institutions of the faith
international organization - Bayt al-'Adl-i Umumi (International House of Justice)
re-elected every 5 years
translated the teachings of Baha Allah into English
wrote his own books (God Passes By)
Beliefs
unity of God, religion and mankind
God manifests his will through messengers or "divine manifestations", Zoroaster, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad
faith described as a spirit
you can achieve immortality of ones soul by faith
equality of men and women
harmonious relationship between science and religion
rejection of all forms of prejudice
Religious Duties
communal gathering every 19 days
annual daylight fast of 19 days
abstention from alcoholic beverages
daily prayer
Bab executed in 1850
remains in a mausoleum on Mount Carmel
Mirza Husayn 'Ali continued his teachings through Baghdad and Istanbul
proclaimed himself as the Baha Allah ("Splendor of God")
Babis now call themselves Baha'is
completed the Kitab al'Aqdas (Book of the Most Holy) in a Palestine prison
released and sent to Haifa which is now the administration center of the Baha'i community
Baha'i
Temples
domed structures of 9 sides known as mashriq al'adhkar or "the place where the mention of God arises at dawn". found in Panama, Germany, Uganda
temple in Panama City
practiced largely in India and the United States
Works Cited
"Baha'i." The Encyclopedia Americana. Ed. Groiler Incorporated. International ed. Vol. 3. Danbury, Conn.: Grolier, 1996. 54. Print.
"Spiritual Assembly | Baha'i Faith." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica. Web. 20 Apr. 2015. <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/560468/spiritual-assembly>.
"Baha'i Temples - Google Search." Baha'i Temples - Google Search. Web. 20 Apr. 2015.
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