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12 Articles on the Life of Baha'u'llah

Updated: Apr 23, 2020

12 Articles and stories on the life of Baha'u'llah, the founder of the Baha'i Faith, on Uplifting Words.

Mansion of Bahji Bahaullah room
Room where Baha'u'llah passed away in the Mansion of Bahji.

Bahá'u'lláh's writings offer answers to the timeless theological and philosophical questions that have plagued humanity since antiquity--such as Who is God? What is goodness? and Why are we here? He also addresses the modern questions that have preoccupied today's society, discussing the basic motivations of human nature, answering whether peace is indeed possible, and explaining how God provides for humanity's security and welfare. READ MORE >

In April 1890 Professor Edward Granville Browne of Cambridge University met Bahá’u’lláh in four successive interviews. Read what Professor Browne wrote of his first meeting READ MORE >

During Baha'u'llah's imprisonment in the barracks, visitors were rigidly excluded making some pilgrims arduous travels even more bitter sweet. Several of the Bahá'is of Persia came all the way on foot for the purpose of seeing their beloved leader, but were refused admittance within the city walls. READ MORE >

What is now known as the House of `Abbud in `Akka is in two parts: the eastern part, which was the house of `Udi Khammar and the western part, which was the house of `Abbud himself.

The eastern section was so insufficient to the needs of Baha'u'llah and His family that no less than thirteen persons had to be accommodated in one of its rooms. READ MORE >

In such esteem was Bahá’u’lláh held after many years of imprisonment in Akka that the local officials said that He was free to leave the prison city. To test this, in late spring 1877 ‘Abdu’l-Bahá obtained permission from the owners of a pine grove near the Mansion of Bahjí outside ‘Akká to host a banquet for the notables of the city. READ MORE >

In the summer of 1879, there occurred one of those natural disasters for which Akka was the frequent host, an epidemic of plague erupted. As was their wont, those who could do so wisely fled from the centre of the epidemic, included among those who abandoned the city and its environs were Udi Khammar and his family. READ MORE >

Husayn-‘Ali [later known as Bahá’u’lláh] was born November 12, 1817, at dawn when the birds begin their songs. He was born in the land of Persia, in the city of Tehran. According to the Muslim calendar used in Persia, the day of His birth was the second day of the month of Muharram in the year 1233 A.H. READ MORE >

An infinitely precious, divinely-ordained Revelation, glorious in its essence, dramatic in the circumstances of its birth, majestic in the person of its Bearer, distinguished by the universality of its Message and incomparably rich in the vastness of its Scriptures, was vouchsafed to humanity over a century ago by Bahá'u'lláh, the Manifestation of God for this age. READ MORE >

Universal House of Justice tribute to Bahá'u'lláh on the Centenary of His Passing. READ MORE >

The Bahá’í writings often compare the coming of a Manifestation of God to the rising of the sun. The appearance of God’s messenger is like the start of each new day, when the sun’s rays release energy into the world, shedding light on all things and allowing the eye to see what was obscure in the darkness of night. READ MORE >

Since the inception of the Bahá’í Faith in the Nineteenth Century, a growing number of people have found in the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh a compelling vision of a better world. Many have drawn insights from these teachings—the oneness of humanity, the equality of women and men, the elimination of prejudice, the harmony of science and religion—and have sought to apply Bahá’í principles to their lives and work. READ MORE >

Shoghi Effendi beautifully encapsulates the exiles and banishments that Baha'u'llah was forced to endure over the majority of His life. READ MORE >



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