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World Faiths pp 459-470 | Cite as

Baha’i

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Abstract

The Baha’i religion originated in Iran in 1844. Abdul Baha, the eldest son of Baha’u’llah, from whom the religion gets its name, explained what it is to be a Baha’i in these terms: “To be a Baha’i simply means to love all the world; to love humanity and try to serve it; to work for universal peace and universal brotherhood.”1

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© St. Martin’s Press, Inc. 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Victoria CollegeUniversity of TorontoCanada

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