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A warm Welcome to IRCC members Bah' Faith

A brief introduction For more information:

Over 5,000,000 Bahs

Representing 2,112 ethnic and tribal groups and live in over 116,000 localities in 188 independent countries and 45 territories

Bah !ritings and other literature have been translated into

more than 800 languages

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The Lotus Temple in India



Bah rin!iples

"neness o# $od "neness o# religions "neness o# human%ind

&unda$ental 'piritual (rinciple o" this )ge* One #u$an+ind

edu!ational& so!ial& agri!ultural& industrial& e!onomi!& legal and politi!al s'stems

Oneness o" #u$anit%

( )ew *i+ili,ation


Study Circles Junior Youth Programs

19 day feasts Summer / winter schools

Childrens Classes

Womens rograms


Lo!al *ommunit ' Li#e

!nter "eligious

,he !orld o" hu$anit% is possessed o" t!o !ings* the $ale and the "e$ale

-ho is Bahull h.

Siyah-#hal $ The Bla%k &it

The Ancient Beauty hath consented to be bound with chains that mankind may be released from its bondage, and hath accepted to be made a prisoner within this most mighty Stronghold that the whole world may attain unto true liberty. ....

' In (pril 1-./ (ro"essor Bro!ne o" /a$bridge 0niversit% $eets Bahullh 0The #a!e o# 1im on 2hom I ga,ed I !an ne+er #orget& though I !annot des!ribe it. Those pier!ing e'es seemed to read one3s +er' soul4 power and authorit' sat on that ample brow.5 1o need to as+ in !hose presence 2 stood, as 2 bo!ed $%sel" be"ore one !ho is the ob3ect o" a devotion and love !hich +ings $ight env% and e$perors sigh "or in vain.0
Bahullh stated at that meeting6

' " That all nations should become one in faith and all men as brothers; that the bonds of affection and unity between the sons of men should be strengthened; that diversity of religion should cease, and differences of race be annulled what harm is there in this? Yet so it shall be; these fruitless strifes, these ruinous wars shall pass away, and the ' ost !reat "eace' shall come# $et not a man glory in this, that he loves his country; let him rather glory in this, that he loves his %ind#"

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' "O ye that dwell on earth! The religion of God is for love and unity; make it not the cause of enmity or dissension. In the eyes of men of insight and the beholders of the Most ublime !ision" whatsoever are the effective means for safeguarding and #romoting the ha##iness and welfare of the children of men have already been revealed by the $en of Glory."

Thank you!

5a!s o" personal behavior and $oral principles ' "bligator' pra'ers and #asting ' 8du!ation o# !hildren ' "bedien!e to the $o+ernment 'o$e o" the (rohibitions* ' (l!ohol and drugs& >la+e trading& (s!eti!ism and ?onasti!ism ' *on#ession o# sins ' luralit' o# wi+es ' $ambling ' (rson ' (dulter' ' ?urder ' The#t ' *ruelt' to animals ' Idleness and sloth ' Ba!%biting ' 1omose:ualit'

' ,o associate !ith the "ollo!ers o" all religions !ith "ello!ship ' To honour one3s parents ' 1ot to !ish "or others !hat one does not !ish "or one6s sel" ' 1ot to be "anatical ' 1ot to pre"er one6s sel" to one6s neighbour and not to contend !ith hi$ ' To re!ite the hol' +erses at morn and at e+entide ' ,o stud% such arts and sciences as bene"it 7an+ind ' ,o repent to 8od o" one6s sins ' To be truth#ul and trustworth' ' ,o be righteous and "ear 8od ' To be @ust and #air ' To be ta!t#ul and wise ' To be !ourteous and hospitable ' 1ot to stir up $ischie"

?is!ellaneous 8:hortations6

Bah Prayers
O my God! O my God! Unite the hearts...

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,nite the hearts o- Thy servants. an) reveal to them Thy reat !/r!ose0 1ay they -ollow Thy %omman)ments an) a2i)e in Thy law0 3el! them. + (o). in their en)eavor. an) rant them stren th to serve Thee0 + (o)* 4eave them not to themselves. 2/t /i)e their ste!s 2y the li ht o- Thy

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