63) The root cause of criticism is lack of faith in the system of Baha'u'llah: Vicious criticism is indeed a calamity. But its root is lack of faith in the system of Bahá'u'lláh, i.e., the Administrative Order — and lack of obedience to Him — for He has forbidden it! If the Bahá'ís would follow the Bahá'í laws in voting. Possible Criticisms of the Baha'i Faith from a Feminist Perspective. The claim of the Baha'i Faith to uphold the equality of men and women as a principle attracts attention from others who would also claim to be advancing the cause of sex equality, albeit from different perspectives. The purpose of this paper is to look at criticisms of the. Criticism of the Bahá'í Faith from a Jewish Perspective Our goal is to shine a light on negative Jewish portrayals and antisemitic themes in the Bahá'í Faith's (Bahai religion's) writings. This is an area that has been wholly ignored, though the faith is headquartered in Haifa, Israel What's wrong with Baha'i? In the way that John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus, so a Persian prophet known as the Báb (the Gate) (1819-1850) prepared the way for Bahá'u'lláh (glory of God) the founder of Baha'i. While Bahá'u'lláh (1817-1892) believed his messianic mandate was the unification of the world's. The views expressed in our content reflect individual perspectives and do not represent the official views of the Baha'i Faith. The official website of the Baha'i Faith is: Bahai.org.The official website of the Baha'is of the United States can be found here: Bahai.us
Baha'u'llah's criticism of the antisemitism of European governments is a discourse that simultaneously condemns two very important forms of prejudice - antisemitism as both a racial prejudice and a religious prejudice. The motives for such hatred have often been mixed. The words of Baha'u'llah, therefore, condemn every kind of. When Criticism and Harsh Words Arise When criticism and harsh words arise within a Bahá'í community, there is no remedy except to put the past behind one, and persuade all concerned to turn over a new leaf, and for the sake of God and His Faith refrain from mentioning the subjects which have led to misunderstanding and inharmony
Vicious criticism is indeed a calamity, the root of which is lack of faith in the system of Bahá'u'lláh and failure to follow the Bahá'í laws in voting, in electing, in serving, and in abiding by Assembly decisions Criticism of the Baha'i Faith I can only speak for myself, but I consider direct and detailed criticism of the Baha'i Faith to be an essential part of the recovery process involved in leaving it. After all, it is about stating your REASONS why that faith is not suitable for you and others, rather than just saying, I did not like the rules and. My Resignation from the Baha'i Faith. Posted on February 22, 2011 by Dale Husband. In the summer and fall of 2004, I gradually came to the conviction that the Baha'i Faith was no longer worthy of my allegiance. Realizing that I had to remove myself from that community outright as a matter of honor, I wrote the following letter Why I Left The Bahai Faith. May 13, 2018 1 Comment. I was a Baha'i for about thirty years prior to the year 2000. We were led to believe that entry by troops and the lesser peace would happen by the year 2000, meaning that there would be a political peace in the world, and many, many thousands of people would be lining up to join. The harmony between science and religion is an important Baha'i principle. Criticism has come from both sides of the question: from those who stress the primacy of scriptural revelation, as well as those who consider some statements by the faith's founders unscientific. Homosexualit
No. However, there is a problem with the concept of covenant-breaking, which no longer seems appropriate in the current context and has been used to silence any internal dissent within the Baha'i Faith. Although the notion of covenant-breaking has.. A Critical Look at the Baha'i Faith - Part 1 By: John Ankerberg Show. In this two-part article we will briefly examine: (1) the Baha'i approach to other religions; (2) the absence of the personal requirements Baha'i demands for the Manifestations; (3) anachronistic Baha'i scriptures; (4) the Miller analysis of the Baha'i faith; (5. How incalculable have been the negative results of ill-directed criticism: in the catastrophic divergences it has created in religion, in the equally contentious factions it has spawned in political systems, which have dignified conflict by institutionalizing such concepts as the loyal opposition which attach to one or another of the. 1. A Catholic Christian Critique of the Baha'i Faith. The major criticisms relate to the fact that the Baha'is Faith is a newer and more modern and moderate religion that rejects much of the excessive dogma, superstitions, and literalism of the more extreme beliefs in its predecessor and sister Faiths The Bahá'í Faith has had many critics, who have from time to time found fault with many of its teachings and precepts, discovered apparent contradictions and inconsistencies in its history, and even raised controversial questions about specific policies and actions of past and existing administrative bodies
There are many positive and relevant aspects of the Baha'i spiritual tradition - including in the Most Holy Book of the Baha'i faith - but in order for these to shine forth more fully, Bahais need to be willing to engage in modern liberal hermeneutics, textual criticism, and historical contextualization of their scriptures A Critical Look at the Baha'i Faith - Part 2 By: John Ankerberg Show. In this two-part article we will briefly examine: (1) the Baha'i approach to other religions; (2) the absence of the personal requirements Baha'i demands for the Manifestations; (3) anachronistic Baha'i scriptures; (4) the Miller analysis of the Baha'i faith; (5. One religious group to originate in the past two centuries that has not received enough attention from evangelical Christians is the Baha'i World Faith. 1 Baha'is believe that all of the world's major religions are progressive revelations from God, each designed for its particular historical era. The Baha'i religion teaches that Krishna, Zoroaster, Moses, Buddha, Confucius, Jesus.
The Baha'i Faith was founded in 1863 by a remarkable figure known as Baha'u'llah (Glory of God). A century later, this young religion had grown into an international movement. Its top administrative unit, The Universal House of Justice, was first elected in 1963 The principles of the Bahá'í Faith were established by Bahá'u'lláh, the Founder of the Faith, in the latter half of the nineteenth century and promulgated by His Son and appointed successor, 'Abdu'l-Bahá during a tireless twenty -nine year ministry.While on an historic teaching trip in 1912 throughout the United States and Canada, 'Abdu'l-Bahá explained Bahá'u'lláh's Teachings to. The last of the three is a compilation on scholarship, Issues Related to the Study of the Baha'i Faith, which was published in Baha'i Canada, May 1998. Copies were distributed by the Canadian NSA to a number of other NSAs. In 1999 this compilation was reprinted by the US NSA (Wilmette: Baha'i Publishing Trust, 1999) Their faith is comparatively new. In 1844 a merchant who called himself the Bab (the Gate) began preaching in Persia. He reinterpreted Shia Islam, and said that God would soon send a. From brothers to enemies. Posted on April 11, 2020 by Dale Husband. To me, one of the most damning things about Baha'i history is the way the family of Baha'u'llah repeatedly tore itself apart over the Covenant of the Faith. The first such split was between Baha'u'llah and his brother Mirza Yahya (Sub-i-Azal)
Detailed study of major changes in the Faith's history, opposition to such changes, and their resulting tensions and resolutions. Item record: An Historical Analysis of Critical Transformations in the Evolution of the Bahá'í World Faith A Catholic Christian Critique of the Baha'i Faith. We have divided this critique into two parts. Part A is a response to theological problems in Baha'iism and takes the form of a reply to a Baha'i publication of their scriptures, The Proofs of Baha'u'llah's Mission. Part B is a discussion of Fifteen Discrediting Episodes from Baha'i History and a reply to Douglas Martin's defense of Baha. In this two-part article we will briefly examine: (1) the Baha'i approach to other religions; (2) the absence of the personal requirements Baha'i demands for the Manifestations; (3) anachronistic Baha'i scriptures; (4) the Miller analysis of the Baha'i faith; (5) moral concerns; (6) some Baha'i errors; and (7) failed prophecy and Baha'i misuse of Christian prophecy The Baha'i Faith originated in Persia in 1844 and was founded by Ali Muhammed who was called the Báb or Gate. He prophesied that a great prophet would come but Ali Muhammed was executed by the government for his teachings. When a man came on the scene in 1863 who was called Baha'u'llah, he claimed to be that prophet
The Baha'i have twelve holidays throughout the year, which include such holidays as the Nineteen Day Fast, the Baha'i New Year, the Ascension of Baha'u'llah, and the Ridvan Festival.3 CRITIQUE Upon investigation of the Baha'i Faith, one quickly realizes that this faith is in complete opposition to the Christian Faith Answer: Yes, it does. The Baha'i faith began in the mid-nineteenth century, started by a Persian man by the name of Baha-ulla (actual name Mirza Hussein Ali). His work was preceded by a John the Baptist-like figure the Bab, who was also Persian. This religion is an attempt to adapt Islam to a more modern, multireligious context Baha'i encyclicals condemn such scholarship, uninformed by religious faith, as dogmatic materialism. Much as Islam sees itself as the most recent and ultimate of a series of divine revelations that includes those that originated as Judaism and Christianity, so too Baha'is believe that their faith is a natural successor of other religions Brokenhearted Bahá'is: LGBTs Rejected by Their Faith. Never before has an openly gay member of the Bahá'í faith granted such a high profile interview, an interview already getting great traction among worldwide members of the faith itself. Above, Sean Rayshel, who has granted Nicholas Snow this exclusive interview It looks like the Baha'i denominations will succeed in mounting a significant challenge to the mainstream Haifa-based Baha'i Faith. On the other hand main stream Haifa Based Baha'is are putting more pressure on their UHJ to clarify the concept of Guardianship, rather than asking them to shun the Covenant Breakers
The Bahá'í Faith states that religion has the same foundation, and that there is unity of religion.It is one of the core teachings of the Bahá'í Faith, alongside the Unity of God, and the Unity of humanity.. The Bahá'í teachings state that there is but one religion which is progressively revealed by God, through prophets/messengers, to mankind as humanity matures and its capacity. Newcomers to Baha'i forums online frequently express shock and dismay at the often strident criticisms leveled at the Baha'i administration; others are appalled at the punitive actions taken against their co-religionists in what they had always believed to be a tolerant faith
Bahá'í World Faith: Selected Writings of Bahá'u'lláh and 'Abdu'l-Bahá (Wilmette: Bahá'í Publishing Trust, 1976), p. 411 This principle of unity is supplemented by other, related guidelines covering such issues as how criticism can be expressed, how the wrongdoing of members of the community is to be corrected, how the. The Baha'i faith is in a unique position with regards to lesbians, gays, and bisexuals (LGB's) because: Shoghi Effendi, the last person capable of changing the authoritative interpretation of its holy texts confirmed all that homosexual behavior, including that within same-sex marriages, etc. is unacceptable. He died without naming a successor
Comparative Analysis of Christianity and Baha 'i The purpose of this paper is to compare the faith philosophies towards providing health care between Christianity and Baha'i faith. Common worldview questions will be discussed. This author's spiritual perspective on healing will also be discussed Based on Combatting Cult Mind Control by Steven Hassan, here are the criteria for determining cults: 1. How new members are found Dangerous Cults: With many cults, you don't get to know what you are getting into until after you have made a commitment Baha'i Faith: There are secrets but these secrets are not known to the poor, innocent, newly converted Baha'is The author explains why he left the Bahai faith and became first a Christian and later an Unitarian Universalist. Bahá'í International Community (PRO) Official web site The Bahai Faith & Religious Freedom of Conscience Internal criticism of alleged Baha'i conservatism. See also: Critics chafe at Baha'i Conservatism Bahá'í Writings Selected.
The Kitab-i-Aqdas or Aqdas is the central book of the Baha'i Faith written by Baha'u'llah, the founder of the religion, in 1873. It is also referred to as the Most Holy Book, the Book of Laws or the Book of Aqdas. The Aqdas is referred to as the Mother-Book of the Baha'i teachings. The Aqdas also discusses the. Stories repeated about others are seldom good. A silent tongue is the safest. Even good may be harmful, if spoken at the wrong time, or to the wrong person. 'Abdu'l-Bahá, 'Abdu'l-Bahá in London, p. 125. The worst human quality and the most great sin is backbiting. 'Abdu'l-Bahá, Lights of Guidance, p. 88 of its adherents and realistically establishing its claims to be a world religion (Smith, Babi and Baha'i 190). By comparing the geographical distribution of the world's religions, Barrett's statistical analysis complements the above work. This analysis demonstrates that in mid-1992, the Bahá'í Faith had a significan
BAHÁ'Í WORLD CENTRE — The online publication The Bahá'í World has released two new articles. Reading Reality in Times of Crisis: 'Abdu'l-Bahá and the Great War looks at how 'Abdu'l-Bahá's analysis of the crises of His time was profoundly distinct from contemporaneous progressive movements and thinkers. The author describes how 'Abdu'l-Bahá's warnings. The Baha'i Faith in America as a Successful Synthesis of Christianity and Islamby Anthony A. Lee This observation, by the way, is not intended as a criticism of Dr. Hickey, whose work I respect enormously.  'Abdu'l-Baha's vehement rejection of this title and station eventually had their effect. All Baha'is now accept that the.
Baha'i Faith, religion founded in Iraq in the mid-19th century by Mirza Hosayn 'Ali Nuri, who is known as Baha' Allah. Baha'is believe that Baha' Allah and his forerunner, the Bab, were manifestations of God. The principal Baha'i tenets are the essential unity of all religions and the unity of humanity . It is a legislativeinstitution with the authority to supplement and apply the laws of Baha'u'llah, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith, and exercises a judicial function as the highest appellate institution in the Baha'i administration
Lights of Guidance - Bahaiworks, a library of works about the Bahá'í Faith. Lights of Guidance (1983) by Helen Hornby. Shortcut: log. Citation information. Lights of Guidance is a Bahá'í reference file covering an exhaustive range of topics. See below for the table of contents. Lights of Guidance Helen Hornby. 1983 The Baha'i faith... read more. Heaven and Hell and the Baha'i Faith. by Jeremy Butler | Mar 25, 2010 | Baha'i, World Religions. A comparative analysis of the Baha'i and Christian views of heaven and hell. Baha'i Viewpoint Heaven and Hell are not seen as literal places that the soul of man goes after physical death but are seen as the.
By faith is meant, first conscious knowledge, and second the practice of good deeds. 3. 'Abdu'l-Bahá, Bahá'í World Faith, Bahá'í Publishing Trust, Wilmette, Illinois, pages 382-383. The problem with all of this is that to affirm something as true does not necessarily give us an understanding as to how or why it is true .S. in the 1890s from the Middle East, where it had been founded in 1863 by an Iranian notable and prophet, Baha'u'llah (1817-1892) (Cole 1998c; Smith Baha'is were gradually forbidden to utter any public criticism of their religious bodies' decisions. In the 1950s,. Given Bahá'ísm's invitation to conduct an independent investigation, I see that you published Twelve Principles: A Comprehensive Investigation on the Baha'i Teachings. Well, I just published a book of my results which I titled An Independent Investigation of the Bahá'í Faith and in case it might be of interest, it can be found here Shoghi Effendi contradicts Abdu'l-Baha. During Abdu'l-Baha's visit to London in 1911, he had the following interaction with a Christian . A student of the modern methods of the higher criticism asked 'Abdu'l-Bahá if he would do well to continue in the church with which he had been associated all his life, and whose language was.
In addition to this meticulous study of the Baha'i faith, the book also contains a map of Iran and the Ottoman Empire in the mid-nineteenth century (p. 2); several figures and tables on the 'estimated Baha'i populations in 1954 and 1988' (p. 83), 'major works in the English-language Baha'i canon' (p. 102) and the 'Baha'i holy. Mirza Ahmad Sohrab was born in the year 1894 (as mentioned in My Baha'i Pilgrimage, page 21), to a family who was already a Baha'i, or had recently embraced the Baha'i faith. Sohrab was born near Esphahan, the village of Isfahan Province, Persia (now Iran). Sohrab's father Abdu'l-Baghi was the descendent of Prophet Muhammad The Bahá'í Faith had its origins in nineteenth century Shi'ite Islam, but embraces Abraham, Krishna, Moses, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad—among others—as prophets, each seen as a divine messenger uniquely suited to the needs of his time. The Bahá'í community has spread to become the second most geographically widespread religion in.
Parts 1., 2., and 3., of this Critique of The Covenant, Unit 2 clearly demonstrated that the Heterodox Bahá'í institution, the Ruhi Institute is utterly unqualified and unworthy to teach the Bahá'í Faith.. The Critique exposes the manner by which the authors of The Pre-publication Edition of The Covenant, Unit 2, The Covenant of Bahá'u'lláh have, validated and accepted the replacement of. This article will explore some of the issues involved in the sociological analysis of the status of the Bahá'í Faith. It will endeavor to present criteria for the labels world religion and new religious movement, as well as explore to what extent the Bahá'í Faith fulfils these criteria. It will attempt to demonstrate that the Bahá'í Faith is best categorized as a. May 14 marked the ninth anniversary of Iran's imprisonment of seven Baha'i leaders for the crime of practicing their faith. This grim milestone reflects the Baha'i's status, in the words of the United Nations, as the country's most severely persecuted religious minority. In Tehran's eyes, the Baha'i faith constitutes not a religion, but a Western-backed political movement. In 2017, I subjected the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, the Most Holy Book of Baha'u'llah, to a critical analysis from start to finish over nine nights in a row. Links to all nine parts of that long and painful essay can be found here: Some highlights of this work: We have set forth the details of obligatory prayer in another Tablet Secondary Baha'i sources are also studied which are articles, papers and books written about Baha'i Faith. The method of comparative analysis used in this study is lens comparison in which we explore A (Galtung's Peace Theory) less than B (Baha'i Faith peace plan), we use A as a lens through which to view B
This question should be answered by Denis himself. However I am providing an answer by Juan Cole who is his friend and also a Former Baha'i. This reply can now be found on Frederick Glaysher's website who is also a Former Baha'i. > Denis MacEoin d.. The Baha'i faith began in Persia (now Iran) in the 19th century. Baha'is are widely dispersed across many countries, with significant populations in India, the United States, Kenya and elsewhere. The Baha'i International Community reported more than 5 million adherents in 2010 The point being that the Baha'i Faith can make the claims it does about Christianity because of general ignorance of most people of the early history of Christianity. Anjali says: July 29, 2016 at 5:05 pm. Such an excellent, concise way of explaining the problem! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment, Aaron
The House of Worship is the central edifice of the Mashriqu'l-Adhkár (the Dawning-place of the Praise of God), a new development inaugurated by Bahá'u'lláh and described by 'Abdu'l-Bahá as one of the most vital institutions in the world. In addition to a temple welcoming people of all faiths, races, and ages to share in prayer and meditation, unencumbered by ritual, the temple. But in the Faith's place of origin, followers face state-sanctioned persecution. Since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Bahá'ís — Iran's largest non-Muslim religious minority — have been. Iran typically dismisses Western criticism of its legal system, claiming that Islamic law is fundamentally different. The main concern seems to be arising from the Baha'i faith, which forms a. Overview. Founded by Bahá'u'llah in Iran in the 19th century, the Bahá'í Faith is one of the youngest of the world's major religions. Though it has over 5 million followers worldwide, it is still little understood outside of its own community. The Bahá'í Faith: A Guide for the Perplexed explores the utopian vision of the Bahá'í Faith.
Lights of Guidance - A Baha'i Reference File PREFACE TO 1983 EDITION The purpose of this compilation is to serve as a ready reference for the institutions, pioneers, teachers, et. al. The majority of the material cited herein is from the original or xerox copies of letters of th 1981 - Analysis of the Seven Year Plan, 1979-1986: Second Phase Goals 1981 - The Continental Boards of Counselors: Letters, Extracts from Letters, and Cables from the Universal House of Justice 1981 - A Message to the Attendants at the Canadian National Bahá'í Native Council, April 26-29, 198 The Founding Of The Baha ' I Faith. 1575 Words7 Pages. Baha'is consider themselves world citizens, working for the establishment of a universal human civilization based on love, spiritual virtues and the desire of all people for the peace and prosperity (@BahaiTeachings. pg.1).. They believe in the harmony and peace of humanity and the. This presentation provides a thorough and accessible introduction to a fascinating, independent world religion. Examining its historical development, current community-building efforts, and the social contributions of the Bahá'í Faith in the world today Baha'i Blog is a Half Light Media Project. Baha'i Blog is not an official Baha'i site and is purely an individual initiative operating as a not-for-profit entity. Any sites linked to Bahai Blog or opinions expressed on Bahai Blog are only those of the authors and editors of the blog and are not necessarily those of the worldwide Baha'i Faith community
About The Baha'i Faith: A Guide For The Perplexed. Founded by Bahá'u'llah in Iran in the 19th century, the Bahá'í Faith is one of the youngest of the world's major religions. Though it has over 5 million followers worldwide, it is still little understood outside of its own community spirit of the Bahá'í Faith and providing a basic knowledge of some of the fundamental verities of this Faith. Rather than an in-depth study of the Faith, this sequence of courses provides an introduction to ongoing study of the writings of Bahá'u'lláh to inspire the love of God and service to all the human race The Baha'i Faith - An Introduction. Bahá'ís believe the crucial need facing humanity is to find a unifying vision of the future of society and of the nature and purpose of life. Such a vision unfolds in the writings of Bahá'u'lláh. This course in an introduction to the unifying Baha'i Faith. Throughout history, God has sent to.