Question: Can I become Bahai?

A person becomes a Baháí when they accept Baháulláh. This is something between the person and God and is very much a matter of individual conscience. An essential part of being a Baháí is being part of the Baháí community.

Can you be Hindu and Bahai?

Many Bahais come from Hindu backgrounds and still practice many of their Hindu traditions and customs. To the extent that Hinduism is a way of life and the core moral teachings of Hinduism are consistent with the teachings of the Bahai Faith, one can consider ones self to be both a Hindu and a Bahai.

Can a Bahai marry a non Bahai?

Marriage is conditional on the consent of both parties and their parents. Marriage with non-Baháʼís is permitted (see Interreligious marriage).

What religion is Bahai fast?

Baháulláh designated a 19-day period of fasting each year immediately before the Baháí New Year. The fasting is seen as a period of spiritual preparation and regeneration for the new year ahead. In the Western calendar, this occurs between 2nd and 21st March (the Baháí month of Ala meaning loftiness).

Is Bahai a Hindu?

Hinduism is recognized in the Baháʼí Faith as one of nine known religions and its scriptures are regarded as predicting the coming of Baháʼulláh (Kalki avatar). Krishna is included in the succession of Manifestations of God.

Is Bahai Indian?

Afshari might have mentioned that the largest number of people practicing the Bahai faith live in India—nearly 2.2 million. The closest second is in Iran, with fewer than 400,000. The beautiful Lotus Temple, a Bahai house of worship in New Delhi, attracts nearly four million visitors each year.

How do Bahai fast?

The period of fasting begins with the termination of the Intercalary Days and ends with the festival of Naw-Rúz. Abstinence from food, drink and smoking from sunrise to sunset. Fasting is obligatory for men and women once they attain the age of 15. Missed days of fasting is not required to be made up later.

Is the Bahai faith monotheistic?

The Bahai Faith is strictly monotheistic. There is only one God, he is exalted above human understanding, so can only be understood and approached via his prophets and messengers (the Manifestations of God). Bahaullahs key theme is world unity.

Why do Bahais fast for 19 days?

This period is called Intercalary Days or Ayyam-i-Ha. From March 2–20, Bahais observe their annual 19-Day fast by refraining from eating or drinking from sunrise to sunset. As in many world religions, the fast is a time for reflecting on ones spiritual progress and making an effort to detach from material desires.

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