What is the Bahá’í Faith?

Bahá’u’lláh is the founder of the Bahá’í Faith. Bahá’ís regard Him as the most recent in the long line of great Figures — including Abraham, Krishna, Zoroaster, Moses, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad — whose teachings are the foundation of the world’s great religions.

Bahá’u’lláh’s central teaching is that there is only one God and only one human race. All the world’s religions, He explained, represent stages in the revelation of God’s will for humanity. In this day, humanity has collectively come of age, and as foretold in all of the world’s scriptures, the time has arrived for the uniting of all peoples into a peaceful and integrated global society.

The fundamental purpose animating the Faith of God and His Religion is to safeguard the interests and promote the unity of the human race, and to foster the spirit of love and fellowship amongst men.


His life and teachings have given birth to a worldwide community that today constitutes over five million believers spread in every corner of the world. The members of the community come from every nation, race, culture, profession, and social background and are all working to realize Bahá’u’lláh’s vision of a unified and just global society.