What Bahá’ís Believe

The teachings of the Bahá’í Faith inspire individuals and communities as they work to improve their own lives and contribute to the advancement of civilization

Bahá’u’lláh the Divine Educator

Unique among the worldʻs religions, Bahá’u’lláh provided instructions for the establishment of an ongoing authoritative source of guidance for the people of the world.

The Life of the Spirit

Baha’u’llah’s Revelation affirms that the purpose of our lives is to know God and to attain His presence. Our true identity is our rational soul, whose free will and powers of understanding enable us to continually better ourselves and society.

God and His Creation

The Bahá’í Writings explain that the reality of God is beyond the understanding of any mortal mind, though we may find expressions of His attributes in every created thing. 

Essential Relationships

Realization of the principle of the oneness of humanity is at once the goal and operating principle of Bahá’u’lláh’s revelation.

Universal Peace

The Bahá’í Writings are replete with references to universal peace — “the supreme goal of all mankind” — as well as explanations of the social principles with which this peace is associated.