Baha'i History

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The Bab

Context of the Bábi and Bahá'í Faiths

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

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The Bab

The Báb and the Bábi Movement

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

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The Bab

The Mission of the Báb

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

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The Bab

Early life of the Bab

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

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The Bab

The Bab's Teachings

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

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The Bab

The Bab's Writings

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

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Baha'u'llah

Bahá'u'lláh

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

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Baha'u'llah

Edward Browne 

Professor Edward Granville Browne meets Bahá’u’lláh. 

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Baha'u'llah

Prison Barracks

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

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Baha'u'llah

House of `Abbud

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

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Manifestation of God

The station of these Manifestations is unique in creation. Their essential nature is human and divine. 

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Baha'u'llah

Mansion of Mazra‘ih

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

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Baha'u'llah

Mansion of Bahjí

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

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'Abdu'l-Baha

The Exemplar

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

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'Abdu'l-Baha

The Master

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

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'Abdu'l-Baha

Edward Browne

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

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Shoghi Effendi

The Guardian

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