Bahá'í is pronounced Baw-HIGH. It means "Belonging to Glory" in Arabic. Baha'u'llah is pronounced Baw-Haw-Oh-LAW. It means "The Glory of God" in Arabic.
NOTICE: The Tempe Baha'i Information Center, next to Arizona State University, has a Public Information Meeting at 7:30pm, the first Friday of every month! Cost is FREE. Refreshments are served. Dress is casual. No child care. 60 to 90 minutes. Free Baha'i literature and books on loan. Read below for more details.

FREE Baha'i Information Packet mailed to your home upon request. Read this article and click on the link at the end.

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The Baha'i Faith

Dear Seeker of Truth,

The Bahá'í Faith is an independent World Religion with over 6 million adherents worldwide; about 150,000 in the United States, and about 1500 in Arizona.

The Faith has many "Communities" (congregations) in all Arizona cities with a population over 10,000, and in many smaller towns and cities.

The Baha'is (baw-highzz) are a loving and caring community of Believers in God who are "socially liberal" but "morally conservative". Most Baha'is have "social-activist" type personalities, and they often volunteer for the Peace Corps and belong to other organizations like Amnesty International (but this is not required).

The Faith was founded in 1863 by Bahá'u'lláh (baw-haw-oh-LAW), which in Arabic means "The Glory of God". He was born as Mirza Husein-Ali Nuri ("Prince Beauty-Exalted of Light"); a nobleman in Persia (Iran), in 1817. He was a direct descendant of King Cyrus of Persia and King David of Israel. He died in Akka, Palestine (now Israel), in 1892.

In 1891, Bahá'u'lláh (baw-haw-ool-law) climbed Mount Carmel, in the Holy Land, an announced that He was the Son of Man; the promised incarnation of the Holy Ghost (Spirit of Truth).

Bahá'u'lláh is the Holy Spirit (Holy Ghost), the One Who inspired the Prophets and Seers of old. The Holy Ghost became a Man in 1817, in Iran; born of a holy woman just as the Son did. He performed a Divine Mission, and wrote a Body of Scriptures called "The Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh".

Bahá'u'lláh (baw-haw-oh-LAW) means "The Glory of God" in Arabic. He was born in 1817 in Tehran, Iran, but exiled to Baghdad in 1853. In 1968 He was exiled to Akka, Palestine, where He died in 1892.