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Baha'i History

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To assert that a religion is independent of other faiths is not to argue that it began in a religious vacuum.

Context of the Bábi and Bahá'í Faiths

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Why Baha'is say their faith was founded in 1844.

The Báb and the Bábi Movement

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The Revelation of the Báb in the context of its impact on the Western writers of the period.

The Mission of the Báb

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Purity of heart and moral courage were matched by a pragmatic idealism.

Early life of the Bab

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This brief historical framework will be of assistance in understanding the thrust of the Báb’s teachings.

The Bab's Teachings

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The Báb’s writings contain the seeds of new spiritual perspectives.

The Bab's Writings

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Bahá'u'lláh's writings offer answers to the timeless theological and philosophical questions.

Bahá'u'lláh

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Professor Edward Granville Browne meets Bahá’u’lláh. 

Edward Browne 

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During Baha'u'llah's imprisonment in the Barracks of Akka.

Prison Barracks

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The house of `Udi Khammar  and the house of `Abbud now form a place visited on pilgrimage.

House of `Abbud

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Baha'u'llah loved the beauty and verdure of the country. 

Mansion of Mazra‘ih

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Bahá’u’lláh would watch from the balcony to see His dearly loved son, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, arriving from ‘Akká.

Mansion of Bahjí

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The question of religious succession after a Messenger passes away has been crucial to all faiths.

The Exemplar

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It became clear that from the start Baha'u'llah had carefully prepared `Abdu'l-Baha to succeed Him.

The Master

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Professor Edward Granville Browne meets `Abdu'l-Baha.

Edward Browne

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The Era of the Guardian : The Work of Shoghi Effendi.

The Guardian

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