‘Abdu’l-Bahá

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‘Abdu’l-Bahá born `Abbás Effendí, was the eldest son of Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Bahá’í Faith.

Báb

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Báb – Siyyid `Alí Muḥammad Shírází was the founder of Bábism, and one of three central figures of the Bahá’í Faith.

Bábi

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A follower of The Báb. Unlike other Islamic messianic movements, the Bábí movement signalled a break with Islam and attempted to start a new religious system. While the Bábí movement was violently opposed and crushed … Read More

Baghdád

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Baghdad meaning “Given by God” in Persian, is the capital of Iraq. The city is located on the River Tigris and dates back to the 8th century. Having a population estimated between 7 and 7.5 … Read More

Bahá’u’lláh

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Bahá’u’lláh is a title meaning “the Glory of God”. Born Mírzá Ḥusayn-`Alí Nuri, he was the founder of the Bahá’í Faith. Bahá’u’lláh taught that humanity is one single race and that the age has come for its unification in a global society.

Kitab-i-Aqdas

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Kitab-i-Aqdas – The Most Holy Book
The Kitáb-i-Aqdas is a central book of the Bahá’í Faith written by Bahá’u’lláh in 1873.

Sháh

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Sháh is a Persian term for a king (leader) that has been adopted in many other languages. In western languages, the term shah is often used as an imprecise rendering of shāhanshāh (meaning king of … Read More

Síyáh-Chál

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Historically, síyáh-cháls were used as a harsher form of incarceration. Typically, such dungeons had no windows or outlets, other than the entrance, consisting of a short stairway into the ground. In Bahá’i religious texts “The … Read More