About Baha'is

The Wandsworth Bahá'í community is one of 127 local Bahá'í communities in UK. All races, ages, and social classes come together to create a warm and authentic sense of community. What the members of this community share in common is their adherence to the Bahá'í Faith.

The Bahá'í Faith is the youngest of the world's independent monotheistic religions. Founded in 1844, it now has more than five million believers in 236 countries and territories. Bahá'ís come from nearly every national, ethnic and religious background, making the Bahá'í Faith the second most widespread religion in the world. Bahá'ís view the world's major religions as a part of a single, progressive process through which God reveals His will to humanity. The worldwide Bahá'í community, composed of people from virtually every racial, ethnic and religious background, is working to give practical expression to a vision of world unity. We invite you to learn more about the Bahá'í Faith and benefit from the spiritual and practical insights.

 


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`Abdu'l-Bahá in Paris
`Abdu'l-Bahá in Paris

History of the Bahá'í Faith

A basic introduction into the historical background of the Bahá'í Faith and its Founder, Bahá'u'lláh (1817-1892). It also gives a brief outline into other leading Central Figures of the Faith - namely, The Báb (1819-1850), the Forerunner, and `Abdu'l-Bahá (1844-1921), the son, of Bahá'u'lláh.

 

Bahá'ís from around the world
Bahá'ís from around the world

Bahá'í Principles

Bahá'í teachings focus on unity - the oneness of God, the oneness of religion, and the oneness of the human race. Bahá'u'lláh laid down principles for a new pattern of human society, some of these principles are listed on this site.

 

The Bahá'í Year
The Bahá'í Year

Bahá'í Calendar

The Bahá'í Calendar is divided into 19 months of 19 days, with 4 or 5 days leftover. There are 9 Holy Days celebrated by Baha'is around the world. 

 

Bahá'í Statistics

There are more than 6 million Bahá'ís around the world. The Bahá'í Faith is established and resident in 189 independent countries and 46 territories.

 

"Do not be content with showing friendship in words alone. Let your heart burn with loving kindness for all who may cross your path."

--Baha'u'llah--