Who is Baha'u'llah?
"In this Day a great festival is taking place in the Realm above; for whatsoever was promised in the sacred Scriptures hath been fulfilled. This is the Day of great rejoicing." - Baha'u'llah
Baha'u'llah claimed to be a prophet, or manifestation, of God, and the Saviour promised in all the sacred scriptures who would come 'at the end of time' and bring about a glorious age in the history of humanity. His message has two central purposes: first, to confirm for the people of this age the message of salvation found in earlier religions and, second, to establish the principles of a just political system, both nationally and internationally. Baha'u'llah founded the world religion known as the Baha'i Faith. Its role is to inspire the people of the world, through spiritual and ethical means, to realise Baha'u'llah's purposes and benefit from his vision.
Baha'u'llah was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1817. He was exiled from Iran to Iraq in 1853 because of his religious views, and thereafter spent the rest of his life in exile in various counties in the Middle East until he died near Haifa, Israel, in 1892. The name "Baha'u'llah" is an Arabic title meaning 'Glory of God'.
Baha'u'llah wrote extensively throughout the 40 years of his ministry (1853-1892), producing works such as books, essays, letters and poems. His writings contain proclamations of his claim to be a manifestation of God, commentaries on important questions of religion, essays setting down the principles of sound governance, works outlining Baha'i law, and devotional texts.
This site contains an overview of Baha'u'llah's writings and teachings. 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.