Bahai


Bahai
   A religion founded in Persia in 1862 by Mirza Hussein Ali "Baha'ullah (Glory of God)," who was exiled from Persia in 1853 and subsequently imprisoned by the Ottoman government in Akko (Acre). After his death in Acre in 1892, the leadership of the movement passed to his son, Abdul-Baha. It grew out of Babism, one of the sectarian deviations of Shi'a Islam. Bahai's main holy places are in Haifa (Tomb of the Bab) and in Bahji, near Acre (site of the Tomb of Baha'ullah). The principles of Bahaism stress the "unity of all religions, world peace, and universal education." It claims to be an all-embracing world religion. On 8 June 1999, the world's first academic chair in Bahai studies was dedicated at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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  • Bahai — [bə hī′, bəhä′ē; bähī, bähä′ē] n. pl. Bahais [bə hīz′, bəhä′ēz΄; bähīz, bähä′ēz΄] 〚Pers bahā ī, lit., of splendor < bahā, splendor < Ar bahā , beauty〛 1. a believer in Bahaism 2 …   Universalium

  • Bahai — (izg. bahȁi) DEFINICIJA v. bahaizam …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Bahai — [bə hī′, bəhä′ē; bähī, bähä′ē] n. pl. Bahais [bə hīz′, bəhä′ēz΄; bähīz, bähä′ēz΄] [Pers bahā ī, lit., of splendor < bahā, splendor < Ar bahā , beauty] 1. a believer in Bahaism 2. BAHAISM adj. of Bahaism or a Bahai: Also written Baha i …   English World dictionary

  • Bahai — Ba*hai (b[.a]*h[imac] ), n.; pl. {Bahais} ( h[imac]z). A member of the sect of the Babis consisting of the adherents of Baha (Mirza Husain Ali, entitled Baha u llah, or, the Splendor of God ), the elder half brother of Mirza Yahya of Nur, who… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bahaï — ● bahaï ou béhaï adjectif et nom Qui se rapporte au bahaïsme …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • bahaí — bahaí. adj. Perteneciente o relativo al bahaísmo. || 2. Partidario de esta religión. U. t. c. s …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • bahaí — 1. adj. Perteneciente o relativo al bahaísmo. 2. Partidario de esta religión. U. t. c. s.) …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Bahai — Das Haus der Andacht in Neu Delhi, Indien, ist der meistbesuchte Sakralbau der Bahai …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bahai — n. international monotheistic religion which was founded by Husayn Ali Bahaullah in Iran in 1863 adj. of or pertaining to the Bahai religion n. teacher of the Bahai faith, member of the Bahai faith …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Bahai — Bahaïsme Article connexe : Translittération baha ie. Le bahaïsme aussi connue sous le nom de religion bahá’íe (prononcer baˈhaːʔiː), béhaïsme ou de foi bahá ie a été fondée par le Persan Mirzâ Husayn Alî (1817 1892) en 1863 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bahaï — Bahaïsme Article connexe : Translittération baha ie. Le bahaïsme aussi connue sous le nom de religion bahá’íe (prononcer baˈhaːʔiː), béhaïsme ou de foi bahá ie a été fondée par le Persan Mirzâ Husayn Alî (1817 1892) en 1863 …   Wikipédia en Français


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