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Ba·ha'i

 (bä-hä′ē, bə-hī′)
adj.
Of or relating to a religion founded in 1863 in Persia and emphasizing the spiritual unity of all humankind.
n.
A teacher of or a believer in this faith.

[Persian bahā'ī, a follower of Bahā'ullāh, the Splendor of God, Bahaullah, from bahā', splendor, from Arabic; see bhw in Semitic roots.]

Ba·ha′ism (bə-hä′ĭz′əm, -hī′-) n.
Ba·ha′ist n.

Baha'í

(bəˈhɑːɪ)
n
(Other Non-Christian Religions) Also called: Baha'íst an adherent of the Baha'í Faith
adj
(Other Non-Christian Religions) Also called: Baha'íte of or relating to the Baha'í Faith
[from Persian bahā'ī, literally: of glory, from bahā' u'llāh glory of God, from Arabic]

Ba•ha•'i

(bəˈhɑ i, -ˈhaɪ)

n., pl. -ha•'is,
adj. n.
1. a religion founded in Iran and teaching the essential worth of all races and religions and equality of the sexes.
2. an adherent of Baha'i.
adj.
3. of or pertaining to Baha'i or Baha'is.
Also, Ba•ha′i.
[< Persian < Arabic bahā' (Allāh) Bahaullah, literally, splendor (of God) + suffix of appurtenance]
Ba•ha′'ism, n.
Ba•ha′'ist, n., adj.
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Diane Alai, representative of the Bahai International Community to the UN in Geneva, said neither the defendants nor their lawyers were shown a written copy of the verdict, "but we know from transcripts taken down by people present at the hearing that the seven were found guilty of 'membership in the deviant Bahaist sect, with the goal of taking action against the security of the country, in order to further the aims of the deviant sect and those of organizations outside the country.
Humanists like myself and followers of many other religions were inspired by David's tragic death to familiarise themselves with the ostensibly tolerant and inclusive Bahaist faith.
The Baha'i International Community obtained a copy of a letter in which the government agency responsible for providing veterans' benefits stated that an individual Baha'i, who suffered extensive disability following his incarceration as a prisoner of war in the Iran-Iraq conflict, was not eligible to pension benefits because he belongs "to the Bahaist sect.