Baha’is believe that the account of the crucifixion as recounted in the New Testament is correct; and that the meaning of the Quranic version is that the spirit of Christ was not crucified—with no conflict between the two. As human society has developed, God has sent humankind “Messengers” at various times and to various places. The Qur'an assumes that the meaning of a prophet is well understood by its hearers. Shoghi Effendi encouraged study of the Qur’an at Baha’i summer schools. Post by British_Bahai » Sat Feb 24, 2007 3:12 am . What Bahá'ís Believe Central tenets of the Bahá'í Faith, based on the questions in the Belief-O-Matic quiz. :Bahá'ís believe in the divinity of the Qur'an and regard (33:40) as true and accurate. God's revelation is endless, His freedom to send His Chosen Ones to us is unrestricted, and He has fixed for each religion its appointed times. D) Baha’is are confused people who believe Muhammad was a prophet and Islam is a Legit Religion. Do Bahai's believe in God? One People, Please. Bahá’ís consider these Messengers as “Manifestations” of God, human beings endowed with the authority to transmit God’s Will to humankind. The Baha’i Writings as well as the Writings of the Bab repeatedly refer to God as Allah in the original Persian and Arabic version, urge Baha’is to believe in God, and urge Baha’is to pray to God every day. He introduced the concept of “progressive revelation” described above. The views expressed in our content reflect individual perspectives and do not represent the official views of the Baha'i Faith. Jul 11, 2015 #6. smaneck Baha'i. 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. Baha’i View. All research or scholarship questions. The Legacy of Baha’u’llah: Principle Teachings. 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." Baha’is do accept that Qur’an is an “authentic repository” of the Word of God. Submit it online or fill out the form below. Yes. Try as he may, no man can write a paragraph that is comparable to a verse of the revealed Book. According to the Qur'án the-excuse of such unbelievers, never accepted by God, was: "Verily we found Our fathers of that persuasion, and verily, by their footsteps do we guide ourselves." Baha'is believe that the true interpretation of the Qur'an has been made available through the Revelation of Baha'u'llah, an interpretation sent down from God through His Manifestation for this Day. 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. Pickthall: Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. (Imran-3:79), "This day have I perfected your religion for you, and have filled up the measure of my favours upon you: and it is my pleasure that Islam be your religion. "And they will bid Thee to hasten the Chastisement (Day of Judgment). Strangely enough, I'm attracted to the Baha'i Faith because of the Bab. Most Christians believe that John 1:1-3 and John 1:14 mean that Jesus was God. Bahá'ís do not regard God as having a gender. Is the Bahá'í Faith a religion? 21,159 +2,934 Baha'i Single. (Baqarah-2:6). It is not the product of man's thought, but the interpretation promised by God in the Qur'an, revealed at the . The Earth and its Quaking: We read in the Qur'án (Hajj-22:1 and Zilzal-99:1) that on the Last Day the earth will quake. IE: honor your parents, know and love and obey God, be kind to animals, don't lie, don't steal, always tell the truth (there's no such thing as a white lie), do unto others as you would have them do unto you, etc. Given that the premises of hadith "science" is extremely unscientific and its conclusions improbable and contradictory is of itself reason enough to reject them, in my opinion. We also find that God completed His favor through Moses: Moreover, We gave Moses the Book, completing (Our favor) to those who would do right, and explaining all things in detail,- and a guide and a mercy, that they might believe in the meeting with their Lord. What Baha'is believe about Jesus isn't too different than what Christians believe about Jesus. After he retired in 2007, curiosity led Pete to explore climate change and fake news and to give talks about both. Ask a Baha’i: Meaning of Bahá’u’lláh’s Given Name. (Zummar-59:68-69). Do Bahai's believe in God? "(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. 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. Ask A Catholic: Who Do You Think The Next Pope Will Be? I found this interesting “The Founder of the Christian Faith is designated by Baha’u’llah as the “ VI. Baha’is believe in the divinity of Jesus and his station as the Son of God. Exploring this topic. The Qur'an. The Bahá'í interpretation is.. of course, that light is spiritual light, not physical; therefore, the centre of light in our system, the sun, symbolizes the Manifestation or Apostle of God in each Day or Dispensation. You disagreed. Submit it online or fill out the form below. Yes. I have taught it in adult Baha'i Sunday School classes. Top The most ignorant and uninformed robotic people and sheeple in the globe only second to the Muslims are the Baha’is! Bahá'ís also believe that the Bible, the Qur'an, the Gita and other books from other religions are special. Muslims consider that the style of the Quran is inimitable and of divine beauty and power. Here's one relevant comment about the Bible from the Baha'i Writings: "This book is the Holy Book of God, of celestial Inspiration. The Muslims consider the religion of the Qur'án to be final. 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. For example, I do not appreciate the way that Bahaullah passed on his status to his descendants-- it seems like nepotism. "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. Baha’i – Basic Beliefs The Baha’i religion asserts that God is the ultimate cause of all things existing and that everything reflects his power, man particularly reflecting his attributes. God cannot become a man because God is everlastingly hidden from the eyes of men. The basic belief of Baha'i is that. So in Islamic countries there are great reciters and everyone stops to listen to this. Life: One of the important events on the Last Day is that the dead will find life. By Daniel Pschaida. With Christmas just around the corner, we thought it could be useful to share some of the posts featured on Baha'i Blog so far, that relate to Christianity. The views expressed in our content reflect individual perspectives and do not represent the official views of the Baha'i Faith. (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! (Zukhruf-43:21), Muhammad further explains that the desire to imitate one's parents was true also in religions before Him: "And thus never before Thy time did we send a Warner to any city but its wealthy ones said: 'Verily we found our fathers with a religion, and in their tracks we tread. Baha'is believe in harmony of science and religion. V. How Can We Distinguish Between the True and the False? (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. As we have already seen, this means a spiritual life, the life of faith. 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. Baha’is celebrate Jesus as the Messenger of God and see Baha’u’llah, the Founder of the Baha’i Faith, as symbolically the Return of Christ in the Glory of the Father, as promised by Jesus … 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. The account in the Quran is metaphorical.’ The ‘No’ suggests that you are denying the Gospel accounts. December 4, 2020 And those with him are hard against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves. Bahai architecture. But in terms of our own scriptures you will find three things. It is not the product of man's thought, but the interpretation promised by God in the Qur'an, revealed at the 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. Surely We have revealed the Reminder (Holy Qur’an) and We most surely are its Guardian. Misconception 1: The Bahá’í Faith is a synthesis or amalgam of different religions. Baha’ism does not believe that it is an off shoot branch of Islam but it believes that it is a religion! The following verses of the Qur'án testify to this truth: In the story of the martyrdom of Habíb, the carpenter, by the people of Antioch the Qur'án states: "It was said to him (Habíb), 'Enter thou into Paradise! He is a figure who is inspired by God for some form of guidance for a people. Baha'i revere. (Ahzab-33:67), "The true religion with God is Islam". 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. ... Allah has promised those who believe and do righteous deeds among them forgiveness and a great reward. The heaven symbolizes God's religion, from where the Manifestation shines. "(Qaf-50:41), "Set thou thy face then, as a true convert, towards the Faith (the religion of God), this creation of God, with which He hath made men. Click to expand... Hi, Lloyd! We All Live Together. 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. Baháʼís believe in Muhammad as a prophet of God, and in the Qurʼan as the word of God. British_Bahai Posts: 0 Joined: Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:27 am. 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. He abandoned all for graduate school, finishing with an MS in wildlife biology and a PhD in systems ecology. Baha’ism believes that Islam is a legit religion, Quran is word of God and Muhammad is a legit prophet. Bahá'ís believe that God cannot become incarnate in a human being. When I looked into the Baha'i Faith years ago, I couldn't understand how they allege that Mohammed was a prophet, and yet the Qur'an indicates he was God's last prophet. Daniel Pschaida hails from San Diego and married into the Spokane area where he has made his home for over two years. I asked you three questions concerning Yeshua (ʿalayhi as-salām): First: Was he crucified or not? Thus, Jesus is not privileged above the founders of other world religions. Tags ask a bahai bahai bahai and islam bahai and muslim bahai and quran bahai and torah bahai manifestations bahai messengers bahalluh. That doesn't leave room for the Bab and Baha'ullah in my understanding. The Baha’i Faith & Christianity. 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. Why I do not believe in other religions. (Baqarah-2:130), We make no distinction between any of His Apostles." Bahai truth. On re-examining the Bible I found many predictions about a man. 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. Then, he compares the beliefs of Baha’i with the teaching of Christianity so we can understand the significant differences between the two. Their scriptures specifically acknowledge the divine origin of most of the major world religions. Ask A Baha’i: What are some misconceptions about your religion? No. You replied: ‘No. Welcome to the Quranic Arabic Corpus, an annotated linguistic resource for the Holy Quran. For Bahá’ís, the following holy books are among those that are part of this progressive revelation: the Torah, the New Testament, the Qur’an, and the entire breadth and scope of Baha’u’llah’s revelation. Why Has Bahá'u'lláh Brought Us New Laws? 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. Baha’ism does not believe in revision of Islam but it believes that Islam must be preserved in its original form. 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. And to God shall things return." Then shall there be another blast on it, and lo! No change is there in God's creation, for, lo, it is the right. The religion officially formed in 1863, but a Shiite Muslim man in Iran began paving the way in 1844 by announcing a new prophet was to come – after Muhammad. Ask A Baha’i: Why is Publishing a Photo of Baha’u’llah Forbidden? Muhammad explains how the unbelievers were led to turn down His message merely because they wanted to follow their fathers. Which I suppose is the reason the Baha'i were so persecuted by the Muslims. One Planet. In this sacred Book there are explicit texts which are not traditional, stating that Christ was the Word of God, that He was the Spirit of God, that Jesus Christ came into this world through the quickening breaths of the Holy … This latest revelation validates and includes all the holy Scriptures that preceded it. Hamzih, who was a pagan before his becoming a Muslim, is referred to as "dead". So in no particular order, here are 16 Baha'i Blog posts relating to Christianity in some way: 1. Do you have a question about the Baha’i faith? We find in the Bahá'í Faith a key which makes the Qur'án itself explain to us the true meanings of "Islam", "Seal of the Prophets" and the "Day of Judgment". Gender. About five years ago he returned to journalism to write columns under the watchful eye of his draconian live-in editor and wife Jolie. Qur'an and Bible but believe much of their teachings to be symbolic. I believe that the Bab was a true manifestation, but I'm not so sure about Bahaullah. 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