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http://www.religioustolerance.org/One-world.gif Key Person/Founder Texts Special Festivals Key Terms Religious Symbols Everyday Life Bibliography http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fc/Baha%27i_star.png http://www.bahaisofsalem.org/Images/Symbol.gif http://www.bahai.com/Bahaullah/symbol.htm http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/bahai/ Baha'i Ringstone Symbol The Nine-Pointed Star ''Visual reminder of God's purpose for man'' appears on Baha'i identity jewellry. The two five-point stars represent Bab and Baha'u'llah, the twin messengers of God. Generally used as the symbol of the faith. reflects the idea of fulfillment and completion. Baha'u'llah most recent prophet of god http://www.bahai.com/Bahaullah/images/p48.jpg Other religion's scriptures are concidered authentic and respected. http://www.experiencefestival.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=742&pictureid=765 Every 19 days the community meets at one of their houses for a feast. Nineteen Day Feast Matyrdom of the Bab 9 July- day the Bab was killed by firing squard commemoration for the Bab who was captured and imprisoned for his beliefs. http://farm1.static.flickr.com/64/215529991_9bc6514517.jpg means 'Glory of God' in Arabic 9 is the highest single digit number symbolizing completion. The Number 9 is significant in the Baha'i Faith Baha'i temples have 9 sides. Baha’u’llah received his revelation 9 years after the Bab did. Believe God can't be known directly One God Believe that God cannot become incarnate in a human being.
Where/ When Founded Bab Writings of the Bab and Baha'u'llah's letters Key Person/Founder
concidered divine revelations Abdu'l-Baha's writings are recognized as sacred. http://www.planetbahai.org/cgi-bin/articles.pl?article=30 http://bahai-library.com/wwwboard/sbbh.page3.jpg Proclaimed the faith Said the last messenger of God would soon arrive. Shaped the religion and gave it spiritual and moral values. Attracted many followers/
threatened Persian leaders Eventually arrested, beaten, and executed by the firing squad http://www.bahai.us/files/martyrs.jpg Abdu'l-baha Shoghi Effendi Rabbani Was left as gaurdian of the faith by his grandfather. Created plans to spread the religion to numerous different countries. Appointed leader of the faith by his father. continued his faher's work of strengthing and organizing the religion. Son of Baha'u'llah. Grandson of Abdu'l-baha. http://meltingpot.fortunecity.com/trinity/148/master1.jpg http://www.religionfacts.com/bahai/images/Shoghi-Effendi-pd-300h.jpg Influence on Other Cultures Founded around 1863 Began in Iran pray and read scriptures Ridvan Elect new leaders Great feast Gather and read scriptures, consult. and share fellowship. Founded less than 200 years ago. Began as a small, local religious movement. http://bic.org/assets/bwns_8176460.jpg/image_preview Asia has the largest Baha'i population. The faith spread to North America in the late 1800's. Has spread to nearly every country and territory in the world. Reletively small religion. Only 5 million followers. http://www.religiouslyremapped.info/map11/images/small-image.jpg Vahid- Early follower of Babism Babism- Religious movement founded by the Bab. Acre- Prison in Palestine where Baha'u'llah was imprisoned. The Bayan- book of rules written by the Bab. Covenant- Pledge taken by all Baha'i's. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b4/Acre_Prison.jpg/220px-Acre_Prison.jpg
Kitab-i-Aqdas is the book of holy laws Parents are to educate their children in reading and writing. Not allowed to be lazy or idle. Must honor parents. Each individual must have a trade or craft. Take pride in wearing clean clothes and being hygenic. http://uasbahaiclub.org/indian_family_praying.jpg
Momen, Moojan. The Baha'i Faith: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides). Oxford: Oneworld Publications, 2007. Print.