Bahai Teachings - Baha'is of North Dumfries

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Bahai Teachings

Founded in 1863, the Bahá'í Faith today is among the fastest growing of all the world's religions. Already the second-most widespread faith in the world, it is also considered to be the most diverse organized body of people on the planet.

Core Teachings

  • There is one God, regardless of what different people and religions may have named Him over the ages.

  • Truth is eternal and progressively revealed to humanity through a succession Messengers; Baha'u'llah is the most recent of these Messengers.

  • All the teachings of Baha'u'llah are based on the principle of the oneness of mankind.

  • Baha'u'llah taught that humanity, after a long and turbulent adolescence, is at long last reaching its stage of maturity, when its organic unity in a global and just society can finally be established.

  • To this end, the Baha'i Faith prescribes laws of personal morality and behavior, as well as social laws and principles to establish the oneness of humanity.

Baha'is Believe:

  • The purpose of life is to know and worship God, to acquire virtues, to promote the oneness of mankind and to carry forward an ever-advancing civilization.

  • We are innately noble beings created in the image and likeness of our Creator.

  • Work performed in the spirit of service is a form of worship.

  • The soul, created at the moment of conception, is destined by God to continue to progress through eternity.

Baha'is Practice:

  • Daily prayer and communion with God.

  • High moral principles including trustworthiness, chastity and honesty.

  • Independent investigation of truth.

  • A life dedicated to the service of humanity.

  • Fellowship with the followers of all religions.

Social Principles Include:

  • Full equality between women and men at every level of society.

  • Harmony between science and religion as two complementary systems of knowledge that must work together to advance the wellbeing and progress of humanity.

  • The elimination of all forms of prejudice.

  • The establishment of a world commonwealth of nations.

  • Recognition of the common origin and fundamental unity of purpose of all religions.

  • Spiritual solutions to economic problems and the removal of economic barriers and restrictions.

  • The abolition of extremes of wealth and poverty.

  • The adoption of a world auxiliary language, a world script, and a universal system of currency, weights & measures.

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