Baha'i History


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.


The Báb and the Bábi Movement

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


The Mission of the Báb

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


Early life of the Bab

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


The Bab's Teachings

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


The Bab's Writings

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

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


Edward Browne 

Professor Edward Granville Browne meets Bahá’u’lláh. 


Prison Barracks

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


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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Mansion of Mazra‘ih

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


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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The Exemplar

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


The Master

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


Edward Browne

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

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The Guardian

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

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