The Baha’i Faith is the youngest of the world’s independent monotheistic religions. Founded in Iran in 1844, it now has more than five million adherents in 236 countries and territories. Baha’is come from nearly every national, ethnic and religious background, making the Baha’i Faith the second-most-widespread religion in the world.
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1. On November 12, Baha’is celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah (born Mirza Husayn-‘Ali) in 1817, in Tehran, Persia (now Iran).
2. Baha’u’llah, which means the “Glory of God,” is the founder of the Baha’i Faith.
3. Baha’u’llah’s birthday is one of the nine holy days of the Baha’i calendar when work is suspended.
4. The central aim of Baha’u’llah’s life and work was to establish the peaceful organization of the entire human race, says Shastri Purushotma, a Baha’i writer.
5. Though he was imprisoned for much of his life Baha’u’llah’s writings number over 100 volumes, are now spread over 200 countries and territories, and have been translated into over 800 languages, writes Purushotma.
Source: Huffington Post