How to Become a Baha'i

There are two simple steps to becoming a Bahá'í: belief in Bahá'u'lláh and enrollment in the Bahá'í community. The first step is personal while the second step is administrative.

A Bahá'í is a follower of Bahá'u'lláh, the prophet founder of the Bahá'í Faith. An individual becomes a Bahá'í when he or she believes that Bahá'u'lláh is the Messenger of God for this age.


The process is a very personal experience that comes after individual investigation. It is a heartfelt decision to recognise Baha’u’llah as the Manifestation of God for this age, strive to live life in accordance with the Baha’i laws and teachings, and join the Baha’i community in its efforts to contribute to a better world.


After accepting Bahá'u'lláh as the source of guidance for one's life, the next step is to become a member of the Bahá'í community. Being a member of the Baha’i community entails participation in community decision-making. Adult Baha’is are eligible to vote for, and be elected to serve on, Baha’i institutions. You can join the Baha'i community by signing a declaration form. By signing the declaration form one states one's belief in Bahá'u'lláh and one's willingness to obey His laws and His institutions. There are no restrictions, fees or ceremonies associated with enrollment.


If you think you are interested in becoming a Bahá'í, but don't feel you know enough, you may visit the Bahá'í Faith official website to find out more. If you already know in your heart that you are a Bahá'í, you should contact your local Baha'i community.

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