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194 years since Bahá’u’lláh was born

05/12/2011

Saturday, 12 November was special – when Bahá’ís around the world observed the anniversary of the birth of  Bahá’u’lláh, which means the ‘Glory of God’.

Bahá’u’lláh is the founder of the Bahá’í Faith. He lived from 1817 to 1892 and is considered by Bahá’ís to be the most recent divine Messenger, or Manifestation of God, in a line of great religious figures that includes Abraham, Buddha, Jesus, Krishna, Moses, Muhammad, Zoroaster, the Báb, and others.

Born in Tehran in present-day Iran, Bahá’u’lláh passed away near Acre in what is now Israel. His writings, the equivalent of about a hundred volumes, form the basis of the Bahá’í teachings. 12 November is one of the nine holy days of the year when work is suspended.

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