A Short History of the Bahá'í Faith
Offers a short introduction to the history of the Baha'i faith, from its roots in 19th-century Iran to its present position as one of the world's fastest-growing religions. The book traces the development of this faith through to its emergence as an independent religion.
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The Emergence of the Babi Movement
The Development of a New Religion
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Abdu'l-Baha Akka American Baha'fs appointed Asia authority Azal Azalfs Babf and Baha'f Babf movement Babism Badasht Baghdad Baha Baha'f activity Baha'f administration Baha'f community Baha'f expansion Baha'f Faith Baha'f groups Baha'f House Baha'f literature Baha'f teachings Baha'f World Centre Baha'u'llah Bahci'f became clerical Covenant-breakers cultural disciples divine doctrine early Edirne elected emphasis esotericism established exile followers growth Haifa holy House of Justice House of Worship Imam increasing increasingly India initial International Teaching Centre Iran Iranian Iranian Baha'fs Iraq Islamic Khan large numbers later Latin America leaders leadership letters Mahdf major Manifestation ment messianic Mfrza Middle East Muhammad Muhammad-'Alf Mulla Husayn Muslim national spiritual assemblies number of Baha'fs Ottoman particular persecution political Qajar Qur'an religious role Russian Sayyid Sayyid Kazim Shah Shaykhism Shf'f Shff Shfism Shfraz Shoghi Effendi shrine small number social Tehran themes Twelver ulama Universal House Western Baha'fs writings Zanjan