Indeed we obeyed our chiefs and our great ones and they misled us from the way of God." Bahá'ís do not regard God as having a gender. symbolic. For example, Christians believe that Christ was the Messiah promised in the Torah. Life after Death: According to the Bahá'í interpretation of the Qur'án and the teachings of Bahá'u'lláh, the soul of man, after the death of the body, receives at once its individual judgment for its life and actions in this material world, This could be called the individual resurrection of the soul of man in the next world, where it would receive its due reward or punishment. Some time ago you claimed that you – as a Baha’i – ‘believe all of the Qur'an and each of the Gospels.’ I stated that this is impossible. We’ll do just a real simple meditation sometimes and read some Baha’i prayers and read some stuff from the Bible and the Qur’an.” While drawing on all major religions, members of the Baha’i faith put greater emphasis on the teachings of their leaders Bab and Baha’u’llah, commonly called the “twin manifestations.” The Bahá'í Faith is an Abrahamic religion started in the 1800s by an Iranian person called Bahá'u'lláh who was born in Tehran, Iran.Followers of this religion call themselves Bahá'ís.The name Bahá'u'lláh is Arabic for "The Glory of God". You can cross-reference the Bible, Qur'an, Bhagavad Gita, Baha'i Scriptures all day long. Main tenets: Baha'i believe in the unity of all humankind, and therefore the unity of all religions. This is why I believe in Jesus. YES. This man called himself the Báb, meaning “the Gate” in Arabic. Introduction; The Rational Soul; Human Nature; Life and Death; Degrees of Spirit; Heaven and Hell; Quotations; Articles and Resources; The Human Soul Heaven and Hell. 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. In view of the oneness of the Prophets of God, a title which applies to one of them could apply to all of them. ... Is this saying Baha’i’s believe Jesus Christ was the Son of God/incarnation or God in Human form or am misinterpreting them? 9 posts • Page 1 of 1. One People, Please. (Baní Isra'il-17:54), "And list for the day whereon the Crier shall call from a near place: the day on which men shall in truth hear that shout will be the day of their coming forth from the grave. Shortly thereafter the prisoners were slaughtered. The Qur'an refers to a written pre-text that records God's speech even before it was sent down. Here are two verses which confirm this: Fire: Addressing the believers Muhammad describes their condition before their belief: Physical senses: "Their (the unbelievers') hearts and their ears hath God sealed up; and over their eyes is a covering." The Bahá'í teachings throw light on this subject and show that this is not so. Baha'i Warrior Posts: 753 Joined: Thu Aug 11, 2005 3:07 pm Location: U.S.A. Post by Baha'i Warrior » Sat Feb 24, 2007 4:20 am . While Baha'i is clearly a monotheistic faith, an unknowable God means any god will fit the mold, whether it be Allah, Yahweh or Brahma. Bahá’ís believe that Bahá’u’lláh, founder of the Bahá’í Faith, was the latest of these Manifestations. Jul 11, 2015 #6. smaneck Baha'i. "And there shall be a blast on the Trumpet, and all who are in the Heavens and all who are in the Earth shall expire, save those whom God shall vouchsafe to live. Answer The Bible is the inspired Word of God. What are some misconceptions about your religion? All Islam considers the Qur'án the Word of God. - Qur'an 6:154 “When he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth…” (John 16:13) Other religions have similar promises of a future Manifestation who will guide humankind in the future. Most Christians believe that John 1:1-3 and John 1:14 mean that Jesus was God. the Cause of God will have two blasts on the Day of Judgment, signifying two Manifestations of God, to follow each other, as did the Bab and Bahá'u'lláh. Then, he compares the beliefs of Baha’i with the teaching of Christianity so we can understand the significant differences between the two. (Baqarah-2:130), We make no distinction between any of His Apostles." Thus the Baha’i thrust toward the unification of all religions is primed for failure. Daniel Pschaida Some Baha'i scholars have tackled the question of a religion coming after Muhammad in a manner which is consistent with the Quran. So to answer the first question, Baha’is believe the Qur’an is not just a copy of the Torah, but rather a newer edition containing spiritual teachings and social laws for the world at the time of Muhammad. Islam is the surrender or resignation of one's will to God's Will as expressed by God's latest Messenger. But the testimony of Baha’u’llah about the essential oneness of all great Faiths was clear, and it was all I needed to know. Leave a comment The Qur'an frequently asserts in its text that it is divinely ordained, an assertion that Muslims believe. So, yes, Bahá’ís accept Islam as coming from God. The Odd Couple: Humanism and Religious Revelation, Fostering a Spirit of Love and Fellowship, Eliminating racial prejudice, some points to ponder, Part 2, Eliminating racial prejudice, some points to ponder, Part 1. Question Do you believe in the Bible? But God cannot fail His threat. Also what are the Baha’i views of the Holy Trinity? The story of Jesus' death and resurrection differs in each of these faiths. The sun is always shining but often we cannot see its light, because of clouds. God is the All-Powerful and Omniscient but Merciful Creator of the universe. Ask a Baha’i: Meaning of Bahá’u’lláh’s Given Name. (Imran-3:17), "Whoso desireth ,any other religion than Islam, that religion shall never be accepted from him. Baha’is do not believe that the Quran has changed. Stars represent spiritual leaders, who appear in the heaven of religion, after the sun has set, that is after the Manifestation of God has left this world. Baha’i View. Bahai architecture. He abandoned all for graduate school, finishing with an MS in wildlife biology and a PhD in systems ecology. Hamzih, who was a pagan before his becoming a Muslim, is referred to as "dead". The Qur'an — often referring to its own textual nature and reflecting constantly on its divine origin — is the most meta-textual, self-referential religious text. Yes. As human society has developed, God has sent humankind “Messengers” at various times and to various places. But in terms of our own scriptures you will find three things. What do Baha'i believe about Jesus. be upholders of justice, bearing witness for God alone, even against yourselves or your parents and relatives. Surely We have revealed the Reminder (Holy Qur’an) and We most surely are its Guardian. We know Jesus was not God because Jesus said that no man has seen God at any time. Misconception 1: The Bahá’í Faith is a synthesis or amalgam of different religions. God’s revelation is like chapters in a book, with each Manifestation contributing a new chapter to the overall theme of loving and obeying a single God. That doesn't leave room for the Bab and Baha'ullah in my understanding. 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. Muhammad explains how the unbelievers were led to turn down His message merely because they wanted to follow their fathers. Baha’is believe in the divinity of Jesus and his station as the Son of God. and in the next world he shall be among the lost." God cannot become a man because God is everlastingly hidden from the eyes of men. Do Bahais believe Qur'an being the word of Allah. The Qur'an assumes that the meaning of a prophet is well understood by its hearers. After he retired in 2007, curiosity led Pete to explore climate change and fake news and to give talks about both. As I studied the Baha’i Faith, I realized that I had come to believe in Muhammad, as well—and I acknowledged the Qur’an as the Word of God. Baha’ism believes that Islam is a legit religion, Quran is word of God and Muhammad is a legit prophet. Baha'i teachings 'affirm that Islam is a true religion revealed by Allah'; accordingly, members of the faith can give full assent to the traditional words of the Shahadah. Baha’ism does not believe that it is an off shoot branch of Islam but it believes that it is a religion! Armed with an AB in English literature, Pete Haug plunged into journalism fresh out of college. Like x 1; List; Jul 11, 2015. (Hajj-22:46), "He bringeth forth the living out of the dead, and He bringeth forth the dead out of the living: and He quickeneth the earth when dead. Baha'i revere. So in no particular order, here are 16 Baha'i Blog posts relating to Christianity in some way: 1. British_Bahai Posts: 0 Joined: Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:27 am. (Ahzab-33:67), "The true religion with God is Islam". Discussion in 'Baha'i Faith DIR ... His mission was just as he said it was except from a Baha'i perspective it is only one part of a much broader project of which Muhammed, the Buddha, Baha'u'llah, and others play a part. In the spiritual meaning the Light of God is always pouring forth, but men cannot always see it because of the clouds of human fancies and imaginings which rise from the hearts and minds of men (the earth) and obstruct this light. Bahai's believe that there is one God even though He may be called by different names such as God, Jehovah, Allah or Bhagwan. What Baha'is believe about Jesus isn't too different than what Christians believe about Jesus. - Qur'an 12:6. Whether they are rich or poor, God is well able to look after them. Clouds are moisture coming from the earth. (Zukhruf-43:22), The Qur'án also describes the condition of unbelievers when judged by God, and shows how the only excuse given by them would be that they were misled by their loaders --- but, such an excuse would not be accepted by God: "Oh our Lord! :Bahá'ís believe in the divinity of the Qur'an and regard (33:40) as true and accurate. 888 Views. Bahá'ís do not regard God as having a gender. role of Bab in the early history of Baha'i. When the sun, the centre of the solar system, is disturbed, naturally all the units of that system are also to suffer. His last hurrah was an 11-year gig teaching English in China. The first question which He put to them was, “Why do you not accept the Pentateuch and the Gospel, and why do you not believe in Christ and in Moses?” This saying presented difficulties to them, and they argued, “Our forefathers did not believe in the Pentateuch and the Gospel; tell us, why was this?” We have already seen that the "earth" means the hearts of men. Our beliefs about Jesus are more akin to an unorthodox branch within Christianity. The following verse was revealed when Hamzih, the uncle of Muhammad, joined Islam. Try as he may, no man can write a paragraph that is comparable to a verse of the revealed Book. Ask A Baha’i: Why is Publishing a Photo of Baha’u’llah Forbidden? Passionate about Spokane’s interfaith movement, the NBA, Harry Potter books, and nature hikes with his wife Tiara, he also teaches comparative religion and humanities at Eastern Washington University and Gonzaga. What Bahá’ís Believe The Life of the Spirit “The pathway of life is the road which leads to divine knowledge and attainment.” –‘Abdu’l‑Bahá . And he said, 'Oh, that my people knew how gracious God hath been to me, and that He hath made me one of His honoured ones.." (YaSin-36:25-26). Baha’i believes their prophet is a manifestation of God who is greater than Jesus Christ. Which I suppose is the reason the Baha'i were so persecuted by the Muslims. Submit it online or fill out the form below. The Religion of Baha’i – What Does a Baha’i Believe Lou Whitworth looks at the principles and claim of the Baha’i faith from a biblical perspective. About five years ago he returned to journalism to write columns under the watchful eye of his draconian live-in editor and wife Jolie. The Legacy of Baha’u’llah: Principle Teachings. As we have already seen, this means a spiritual life, the life of faith. The Muslims consider the religion of the Qur'án to be final. Strangely enough, I'm attracted to the Baha'i Faith because of the Bab. No change is there in God's creation, for, lo, it is the right. "(Luqman-31: 26), "By His own behest will He cause the angels to descend with the Spirit on whom He pleaseth among His servants, bidding them, 'Warn that there is no God but Me; therefore fear Me, ' " (Nahl -16:2), "God chooseth Messengers from among the angels and from among men: verily God Heareth, Seeth. Baha’i believe that we are all one human family and that the profound challenges facing humanity can only be resolved by recognizing and applying this fundamental spiritual truth. I believe the Bible contains clues to the identity of this prescient intelligence. Below is what I believe, the Baha'i view put in my own words. Is the Bahá'í Faith a religion? I'm sure that seems hurtful to Baha'i, but the Koran does deny that God has a Son, and Jesus is YHWH Elohim with the Father. 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. Click to expand... Hi, Lloyd! The fall of the stars symbolizes their spiritual downfall in the eyes of men. His subsequent acceptance of Islam, is referred to as "being quickened", and receiving "light": Light: On the day of Judgment, the sun is to be folded up and lose its light, thereby casting confusion in the heavens, the stars, the clouds etc. Baha’is believe that Baha’u’llah brought the latest global revelation of God’s plan to the world. Then shall there be another blast on it, and lo! Exploring this topic. Faith." Beliefs Some important Bahá'í ... Science and religion do not have to disagree, because they are looking at the same world from two different sides. Baha’is do accept that Qur’an is an “authentic repository” of the Word of God. Daniel Pschaida hails from San Diego and married into the Spokane area where he has made his home for over two years. Here are some beautiful quotes from the Qur’an that I especially appreciate: To be a Bahá’í, one accepts the validity of all the earlier holy books because Bahá’í Scriptures validate them. We’ll do just a real simple meditation sometimes and read some Baha’i prayers and read some stuff from the Bible and the Qur’an.” While drawing on all major religions, members of the Baha’i faith put greater emphasis on the teachings of their leaders Bab and Baha’u’llah, commonly called the “twin manifestations.” As a prisoner and an exile, he founded an entirely new Faith, which has spread across the entire world. John 1:18 No man hath … These were fulfilled in one person called Jesus. They've both been Baha'is since the 1960s. He introduced the concept of “progressive revelation” described above. 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