What Bahá’ís Believe
Throughout history, God has sent to humanity, according to the needs of the time, a series of Divine Educators, known as Manifestations of God. These Divine Educators include Abraham, Krishna, Moses, Buddha, Zoroaster, Jesus, Muhammad, the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh. Their distinct social and spiritual teachings have guided humanity’s efforts to advance civilisation.
Bahá’u’lláh, the most recent of these Divine Educators, teaches that humanity is on a path to maturity, much like an individual who progresses through various stages of development. The current turmoil in the world can be viewed as humanity experiencing the turbulence of adolescence.
The writings of Bahá’u’lláh provide a wealth of spiritual teachings that assist us in progressing on this path towards maturity, and in building a peaceful and unified world.
Bahá’í beliefs address such essential themes as:
- the oneness of God and religion
- the oneness of humanity
- freedom from prejudice
- the inherent nobility of the human being
- the progressive revelation of religious truth
- the development of spiritual qualities
- the integration of worship and service
- the fundamental equality of the sexes
- the harmony between religion and science
- the centrality of justice to all human endeavours
- the importance of education
- the dynamics of the relationships that are to bind together individuals, communities, and institutions as humanity advances towards its collective maturity.