As Tahirih became celebrated throughout Karbila, and the Cause of His Supreme Holiness, the Bab, spread all over Persia, the latter-day ulamas arose to deny, to heap scorn upon, and to destroy it. They issued a fatva or judgment that called for a general massacre.
The Bahai religion has a short, but important history and learning it is necessary to understanding the Bahai worldview. The Bahai faith has experienced in creased popularity in the West as its openness to all religions aligns with the religious relativism growing in that part of the world.
Also see Bahai beliefs Like many other religions, Bahai has experienced seasons of peace as well as seasons of persecution; times of stagnation and times of increase.
All of these moments work together to form the present state of the Bahai faith.
Below the reader will find an overview of Bahai history along with links to more in-depth articles. A major doctrine of "Twelver" Shi'ite Islam is the expected return of the 12th imam successor of Muhammadwho will renew religion and guide the faithful.
Large-scale persecutions of his adherents, the Babis, followed and ultimately cost 20, people their lives. During his imprisonment, he realized he was the prophet whose coming had been predicted by the Bab.
He was released in and exiled to Baghdad, where his leadership revived the Babi community. He appointed his eldest grandson, Shoghi Effendi Rabbani —as his successor.
As is often the case, the persecution has arisen from a combination of religious and social factors. This power and influence can be seen as threatening by the majority.Survey of the Arabic and Persian manuscripts relating to Babi history and doctrine.
Discussion of each title is followed by a comprehensive listing of known manuscript copies. A Study of Bahá'u'lláh's Tablet to the Christians / Michael Sours. Shoghi Effendi provided some introductory notes of Bahá'u'lláh's interactions with the Sufis of Sulaymáníyyih in God Passes By, , a topic which Juan R.
Cole has greatly expanded in "Bahá'u'lláh and the Naqshbandí Sufis in Iraq, ," in From Iran East and West: Studies in Bábí and Bahá'í History, volume 2.
Book of essays and notes on Babi and Baha'i History and Thought in Iran and the Ottoman Empire Essays and Notes on Babi and Baha'i History by John Walbridge (entire book in HTML) Occasional Papers in Shaykhi, Babi and Baha'i Studies, Vol.
6, No. 1 (March, ).
The Bahá'í Faith (بهائی) is a monotheistic religion which emphasizes the spiritual unity of all humankind. Three core principles establish a basis for Bahá'í teachings and doctrine: the unity of God, that there is only one God who is the source of all creation; the unity of religion, that all major religions have the same spiritual source and come from the same God; and the unity of.
While Babi-Baha’i history suffers a kind of distortion at the hands of Baha’i authors which is rather subtle, a more direct approach is taken by the Baha’i Administration and publishers, through revision of previously printed materials and by a review process of future publications.
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