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. His claim to divine revelation resulted in persecution and imprisonment by the Persian and Ottoman authorities, and his eventual 24-year confinement in the prison city of `Akka, Palestine (present day Israel), where he died. In his lifetime he authored many religious works, most notably the Kitáb-i-Aqdas and the Kitáb-i-Íqán.