Bahá'í Faith

 

Introductions

 

In just over 100 years, the Bahá'í Faith has grown from an obscure movement in the Middle East to the second-most widespread of the independent world religions. Embracing people from more than 2,100 ethnic, racial and tribal groups, it is quite likely the most diverse organized body of people on the planet. Its unity challenges prevailing theories about human nature and the prospects for our common future.

"Ye are the fruits of one tree, and the leaves of one branch. Deal ye one with another with the utmost love and harmony, with friendliness and fellowship. He Who is the Day-Star of Truth beareth Me witness! So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." Bahá'u'lláh

Baha'i Teachings; Early History; Recent History and Current Status; References

Ein kurzer Überblick über die Bahá'í-Religion


Writings

HTML-Versions of Bahá'í literature.

A Selection of prayers revealed by Bahá'u'lláh, The Báb, and `Abdu'l-Bahá

True Seeker(TM) will allow you to search the Bahá'í Writings using a KeyWord In Context (KWIC) search

A Statement by the Universal House of Justice Bahá'í World Center Haifa, Israel


Arts and History

May 29, 1992, marked the centenary of the passing of Bahá'u'lláh, Founder of the Baha'i Faith. His vision of humanity as one people and of the earth as a common homeland, has captured the imagination and allegiance of several million men and women from virtually every race, culture, class, and nation on earth

Bahá'í pilgrims have been converging at the Holy Land ever since Bahá'u'lláh (1817-1892), the founder of the Bahá'í Faith, was imprisoned in the fortress city of St. Jean d'Acre in 1868. This paper considers Bahá'í pilgrimage in a number of its aspects.

These are illustrations by Rob Hain from the Seven Valleys book by Bahá'u'lláh.
"The stages that mark the wayfarer's journey from the abode of dust to the heavenly homeland are said to be seven. Some have called these Seven Valleys, and others Seven Cities. And they say that until the wayfarer taketh leave of self, and traverseth these stages, he shall never reach to the ocean of nearness and union, nor drink of the peerless wine."

Bahá'u'lláh spent many years banned to the prison city of Akka.


Resources

PARIS, Feb 11 (Reuter) - An Islamic revolutionary court in Iran has sentenced to death a 49-year-old Baha'i for apostasy, returning to his original faith after converting to Islam, the French branch of the Baha'i Faith said on Sunday.

Comprehensive list of sources concerning the Bahá'í Faith, Bahá'í calendar

a lot of information on bahá'í aktivities

A summary of Bahá'í related resources available to those connected to the Internet. Included in this listing are locations of Introdutory material, the Bahá'í Writings, information about interactive "IRC firesides", various Bahá'í mailing lists and newsgroups, and information about Bahá'í Organizations connected to the Internet.

Software and Images

The central aim of Landegg Academy is to be a learning environment where people from all parts of the world gather in unity to search for new answers to the needs of contemporary society.

  • Places for the Spirit
  • Duane's Bahá'í Page
    • An Introduction to Baha'i Teachings
    • An Introduction to Baha'u'llah (Founder of the Baha'i Faith)
    • Early History
    • Recent History and Current Status
    • The Hawaii Baha'i Community
    • The Baha'i View on Peace
    • The Baha'i View on Race Unity
    • The Baha'i View on the Environment
    • Baha'i Writings
    • For More Information

 

The Baha'i Faith Forum has been designed to facilitate access to information about the Baha'i Faith and to stimulate thought and discussion about issues related to the Baha'i Faith and the establishment of world peace.

  • Hawaii Bahá'í Youth Page
    • What is the Bahá'í Faith?
    • About the Central Figures
    • Bahá'í Writings
    • Internet Sources
    • Bahá'í Groups, Organizations, Schools or Companies
    • Pictures

 

 

This page will provide informative for anyone searching for Bahá'i-related information of all sorts.

Check in here for local happenings in the Wichita area, and links to great resources for learning about the Bahá'í Faith.

 

The Largest Baha'i Communities

The Bahai Faith is ranked as one of the world's 331/3 largest.

Top 20 Largest National Baha'i Populations

Country

Number
of Baha'is

Percent of
Country's Pop.

India

1,716,148

0.17%

USA

753,423

0.27%

Iran

463,151

0.69%

Viet Nam

356,133

0.45%

Kenya

308,292

1.02%

Bolivia

269,246

3.25%

South Africa

255,775

0.59%

Philippines

229,522

0.29%

Congo (Zaire)

224,596

0.43%

Zambia

162,443

1.70%

Thailand

144,243

0.23%

Venezuela

141,072

0.58%

Tanzania

140,593

0.40%

Malaysia

97,078

0.42%

Chad

80,683

1.01%

Myanmar

79,044

0.16%

Pakistan

78,658

0.05%

Uganda

66,546

0.29%

Colombia

64,758

0.16%

Cameroon

64,286

0.42%

Source: Year 2000 Estimated Baha'i statistics from: David Barrett, World Christian Encyclopedia, 2000; Total population statistics, mid-2000 from Population Reference Bureau (http://www.prb.org).


Top 20 Most Baha'i Countries -
Countries with the Highest Proportion of Baha'is in the Population

Country

Number
of Baha'is

Percent of
Country's Pop.

Nauru

1,106

9.22%

Tonga

6,582

6.09%

Tuvalu

580

5.86%

Kiribati

4,321

4.70%

Tokelau Islands

65

4.33%

Cocos Islands

27

3.72%

Bolivia

269,246

3.25%

Falkland Islands

67

2.98%

Vanuatu

5,418

2.78%

Belize

6,941

2.73%

Samoa

4,178

2.37%

Guyana

14,584

2.09%

United Arab Emirates

55,214

1.95%

Sao Tome and Principe

3,011

1.88%

Mauritius

21,848

1.84%

Zambia

162,443

1.70%

Dominica

1,225

1.61%

Micronesia

1,909

1.61%

Niue Island

29

1.53%