Baha'ism


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Baha'ísm

(baˈhɑːˌɪzəm)
n
(Other Non-Christian Religions) another name, not in Baha'í use, for the Baha'í Faith

Baha’ism

the doctrines and practices of a sect growing out of Babism and reflecting some attitudes of the Islamic Shi’a sect, but with an emphasis on tolerance and the essential worth of all religions. — Baha’i, n., adj.Baha’ist, n., adj.
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That fact, however, was lost on most Americans, who do not know what Baha'ism is.
Although no official statement has yet been made about what motivated Aghdam in the shooting -- and authorities have not alleged that her religion was in any way a factor -- her writings on the topic of Baha'ism do help fill out the biography of the suspect.
It witnessed the birth of Baha'ism and Mormonism, not to mention once again Comte's Humanity.
(126) By the 1890s, it was not only Christians that were coming to Mandalay, but also emissaries of such new religious firms as Baha'ism and the conversionist Hindu Arya Samaj, which arrived in 1897.
Other religions are persecuted, such as Baha'ism , which is perceived by local imams as a threat to Islam.
Ancient civilizations, such as the Zoroastrianism (its adherents known as Parsis in India), Vedic/Indic, Confucianism, Daoism, Shinto, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Baha'ism, and a myriad of Indigenous religio-cultural ways of life have their beginnings in Asia.
<< Baha'ism: Some Uncertainties about its Role as a Globalizing Religion >>, in M.
Reverend Bhavani Girard, Director of the Program, says that this project includes outlines and discussions regarding major world religions like Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism, Baha'ism, Confucianism, Daoism, etc., besides Native American Spirituality.
Intriguingly, he was also an early leader of the Baha'i movement in the United States and many of his written works seek to harmonize progressive education with Baha'ism. This study argues that progressive education arose from the Judeo-Christian cultural consensus, but the ease with which Cobb blended progressivism with eastern religious traditions, not to mention the worldwide popularity of Dewey's educational theories, suggests that progressive education's appeal is quite broad.
He was also critical of Baha'ism and Qadianism which were "the two forms which the modern revival of pre- Islamic Magianism has assumed."69 He approved of devotional Sufism which in his opinion alone tried to understand the importance of inner experience as a source of knowledge.70 According to RaHman, the Mu'tazilah had been described as the Magians of the Muslim community for their belief in the freedom of the will.
Religious participants included representatives from numerous traditions from within nine major faiths: Baha'ism, Buddhism, Christianity, Daoism, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, Sikhism, and Shintoism.
UNITED STATES 696 SOURCE: NATIONALMASTER.COM MAJOR RELIGIONS Number of adherents 1 CHRISTIANITY 2.2 BILLION 2 ISLAM 1.4 BILLION 3 HINDUISM 913 MILLION 4 BUDDHISM 384 MILLION 5 SIKHISM 24 MILLION 6 JUDAISM 15 MILLION 7 BAHA'ISM 7.8 MILLION 8 CONFUCIANISM 6.4 MILLION 9 JAINISM 5.5 MILLION 10 SHINTOISM 2.8 MILLION SOURCE: ENCYLOPEDIA BRITANNICA 2009 BOOK OF THE YEAR DANGEROUS PLACES MOST MURDERS per 1 million people 1.