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Baha’i. Neha Srinivasan Arthur Schuertzmann. Concept of God. Only one God, who is the creator of all beings Humanity is a special, unique creation God reveals his will through Divine Messengers. Basic Beliefs.

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baha i



Arthur Schuertzmann

concept of god
Concept of God
  • Only one God, who is the creator of all beings
  • Humanity is a special, unique creation
  • God reveals his will through Divine Messengers

basic beliefs
Basic Beliefs
  • All of the Messengers came from God, and so all of their respective religious systems are part of a single divine plan created by God
  • 3 core principles: unity of God, religion, humankind

sacred texts
Sacred Texts
  • Writings of the Bab, Baha’u’llah
  • Abdul Bahá, Shoghi Effendi
  • Universal House of Justice

view of the afterlife
View of the Afterlife
  • Everyone has a soul, connected to physical body
  • Souls develop important qualities in physical world (needed for afterlife)
  • Heaven = nearness to God
  • Hell = distance from God

  • Praying mandatory
    • “I bear witness, O my God, that Thou has created me to know Thee and to worship Thee. I testify, at this moment, to my powerlessness and to Thy might, to my poverty and to Thy wealth. There is none other God but Thee, the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting.”
  • Drugs, alcohol forbidden
  • Marriage highly valued
  • No active participation in politics

appeal of baha i
Appeal of Baha’i
  • Believe in one united world
  • Accept all faiths/people

works cited
Works Cited
  • "Baha'i Beliefs about the Afterlife - ReligionFacts." Religion, World Religions, Comparative Religion – Justthe Facts on the World's Religions. Web. 07 Nov. 2011. <>.
  • The Baha'i Faith - The International Website of the Baha'is of the World. Office of Public Information of the Baha'i International Community. Web. 10 Nov. 2011. <>. 
  • Breuilly, Elizabeth, Joanne O'Brien, and Martin Palmer. Religions of the World: The Illustrated Guide to Origins, Beliefs, Traditions, & Festivals. New York: Facts on File, 1997. Print.
  • "The Shrine of Baha'u'llah - Acre, Israel." Web. 10 Nov. 2011. <>.
  • Wikipedia. Wikimedia and Mediawiki, 5 Nov. 2011. Web. 11 Nov. 2011.


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