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Who is Baha'u'llah?

Baha'u'llah was a 19th-century Iranian nobleman, who claimed to be a manifestation (or prophet) of God. He said that his coming fulfils the promise made in the world's sacred scriptures that humanity would, in the fullness of time, witness a glorious age known as the Day of God. Baha'u'llah founded the Baha'i religion.

Baha'u'llah was born in Tehran, Iran in 1817. His given name was Mirza Husayn Ali Nuri - the name "Baha'u'llah" is an Arabic title meaning "Glory of God". Baha'u'llah was exiled from Iran in 1853 because of his religious views, and then spent the rest of his life in exile in countries that, at the time, formed part of the Ottoman Empire. Baha'u'llah died near Haifa, Israel, in 1892.

Baha'u'llah wrote extensively throughout the 40 years of his ministry (1853-1892). During this time, he produced a large volume of works, including books, essays, letters and poems. His writings contain proclamations of his claim to be a manifestation of God, commentaries on important questions of religion, works outlining Baha'i law, and devotional texts.

This site contains an overview of Baha'u'llah's writings and teachings, with a particular emphasis on their spiritual and mystical aspects. Its purpose is to enable readers to investigate Baha'u'llah's claim for themselves, learn about what he taught, and find out what's involved in being Baha'i.

A photograph of Baha'u'llah can be seen on the "Baha'u'llah" page on Wikipedia.

 
Quote from Baha'u'llah

"O son of spirit! Vaunt not thyself over the poor, for I lead him on his way and behold thee in thy evil plight and confound thee for evermore." (Arabic Hidden Word 25)