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Who Is Baha’u’llah?

Baha’u’llah is the founder of the Baha’i Faith, the newest of the world’s independent religions.
*(pronounced Ba-ha-ul-LAH)

Last residence and resting place of Baha’u’llah, outside of Acre, Israel.Baha’u’llah was born November 12, 1817, at dawn, in the land of Persia, in the city of Tehran. At that time, Fath-‘Ali Shah ruled Persia, and King George III was king of England. James Monroe was president of the United States, which had only nineteen States, Abraham Lincoln was a boy of eight, living in Indiana, and Frederick Douglass was a baby, born into slavery in the state of Maryland. . . . Baha’u’llah’s given name was Husayn-‘Ali. Only later, when the time was right, would He take the title “Baha’u’llah,” meaning in Arabic “the Glory of God.
- The Story of Baha’u’llah


The Roots of the Baha'i Faith: The Bab and Baha'u'llah: Part 1 







The Roots of the Baha'i Faith: The Bab and Baha'u'llah: Part 2 









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Essays

On the Banks of the Tigris

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“Baha’u’llah was not simply a Persian noble who had suffered torture and unjust imprisonment in Tehran . . . who had endured a mountainous winter journey into exile . . . who had faced down assassins in Baghdad and stood up to the challenge of mullas bent on waging holy war.” 
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Journey to a Sacred City

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“In the Holy Land I climbed steps cut from the cream-colored stone of Galilee, steps that rise from the foot of Mount Carmel to its summit. Baha’u’llah had walked upon this mountain in His last days”
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Maps, Book Excerpts & Guides at Maps & More

The Life of Baha’u’llah:
A Photographic Narrative
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Prayers of Baha’u’llah


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Selections from the
Writings of Baha’u’llah

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