Islam vs. Bahai

Difference Between Islam and Bahai

Islam and Bahai are just among the many religions practiced today. They are somewhat related in nature, but are uniquely different at the same time. It is therefore ideal to be aware of how Islam is separated from Bahai to find out how each affects the other.

Islam

Islam is a monotheistic religion expressed in the Qur’an, ‘the Bible’ of Islam that is believed to be the word of God written in text. The word Islam means “submission to God” and “one who submits” is a Muslim. Muslims believe that there is no God but Allah and that Allah has sent his messenger Muhammad to preach the message of Islam. Muslims are the five pillars of faith that are mandatory to their religion and those are the mandatory ritual prayer that is performed five times a day, reciting the shahada, fasting during the month of Ramadan, offering alms and pilgrimage to Mecca.

Bahai

The Bahai faith is a more of a new world religion which originated from Shiite Islam. Although it has its roots in Islam, it stood out as unique and independent of its parent religion. The Bahai religion has gained recognition worldwide and its unique dogma has caught the attention of many. The Bahais believe that the latest manifestation of God was Baha’u’lla. The doctrines of the Bahai faith include, among many, that God is ‘unknowable’, but is revealed by the manifestations, the worship of One God and reconciliation of all religions and unity between science and religion.

The difference between Islam and Bahai

The largest division that could be found between Bahai and Islam is about the belief in God and the manifestations of God. The latest manifestation of Allah in Islam was Mohammad Allah while the latest manifestation of God was Baha’u’lla in case of Bahai. Islam knows only one God and that is Allah. Bahai believes that God is ‘unknowable’ and manifests itself in an avatar through the eras. It reconciles all other religions to their faith yet the irregularities occur as not all religions believe in one God, while Islam only believes in one and true Allah.

Islam and Bahai have had their impact on their people. Their people follow and obey their doctrines because they believe in what their religion teaches them. They just believe.

 

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  • Rahimzadeh

    I was a Baha’i from birth. My father accepted Baha’i faith when he was a young man of 23 years. He later married my mother who was Muslim. When I was born I was born in a Baha’i family. I used to listen the ‘unity concepts’ from my earlier childhood. Later on when I started involving myself into the Baha’i community I came to understand many things that were contrary to what I was taught in my childhood. I saw the Baha’i gatherings were only social gatherings, there was nothing like spirituality. The Baha’is were always short of funds, always motivating the members to give Huququllah and begging under various funds. I realized that ‘Unity’ was a false propaganda and there were divisions and divisions among the Baha’is. Among the Haifan Baha’is there is always fight for power. The hate among some of the followers is noticeable. At every place in-spite of their small numbers they exaggerate their population, teach deceptively, consider their Democratically Elected Administrative Bodies as the Godly bodies and consider them to be infallible. The financial scams are rocking the communities, the election scams are famous. And cheaters are gaining power in the Faith. The recent Chicago Court Case defeat is the evidence of the strife among various Baha’is.

    http://www.scribd.com/NaserEmtesali
    http://www.sectsofbahais.com
    http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Baha%27i_Faith
    http://bahaicultfaq.blogspot.com
    http://bahaicensusindia.blogspot.com/

  • K.H

    this article was obviously written by someone who is not Baha’i and has a limited and biased opinion of the religion. There are obvious misspellings of basic information that is common knowledge of Baha’i religion. It is a thinly veiled attempt to discredit it. The person below as well is giving an account that is atypical of any Baha’i experience, and I am sorry she encountered this perception. Baha’i’s are very kind, peaceful and quite gracious to each other and especially to those that are different than themselves, as like the Christians, we truly love our brothers and sisters of humanity. They are not in financial hardships, and, like the Christians are self funded and their finances are transparent from the local town level to the universal level. Someone who truly had been in the faith and went to church functions would be aware of this. It is sad that there is so much paranoia around other people faiths, that one would rob themselves from loving and growing in the their own cultural and spiritual depths by using defamation the character of another. I should point out that Muslims have a long history of  not liking the Baha’i faith, and as a Baha’i and a Christian I would say there are more similarities between the Christian faith and Baha’i faith rather than the Muslim faith. Both are persecuted by Muslims in the Eastern part of the globe. Especailly since one of the founding and major principles/pillars is Equality of women and men, something I didnt see mentioned here. Please talk to your local Baha’i to get accurate information or better yet, read the written words and use your intellect and prayerful heart to understand what it is truly about. Relying on internet information is shaky at best and can be written by any individual with any agenda. Independently investigate honestly and you will find the truth is much deeper and beautiful than this article.God Bless them and open their eyes and hearts to others.