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Founder of the Bahai Religion

Birth:
12 Nov 1817 1
Tehran, Iran 1
Death:
29 May 1892 1
Haifa, Israel (then Palestine) 1
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Baha'u'llah.jpg
Baha'u'llah.jpg
This photograph is from Bahaullah's passport and was likely taken not long after severe torture and mistreatment in prison. He was likely in great physical pain at this sitting.
Bahaullah
Bahaullah
This is one of twelve photographs made of Bahaullah in his life time. The majority have not been published. This is alleged to be the "sacred image" that is encased at Haifa, but as I have not seen that image, I cannot say for certain that it is.
Mirza Yaya Nuri Subh-i-Azal
Mirza Yaya Nuri Subh-i-Azal
1/2 brother of Bahaullah appointed by the Bab to head the Bayani's . Those Babis/Bayanis who did not accept the claim of Bahaullah remained with Azal. Bahais term them "Azalis", but they prefer "Bayanis" because they are followers of the Bayan (Bab's bk of laws), not followers of Azal. He named no successor.
Mirza Muhammad Ali
Mirza Muhammad Ali
Half-brother of Abdulbaha and appointed by Bahaullah to be Guardian after the death of Abdulbaha. However, he was excommunicated by Abdulbaha, an act that caused scism and resulted in the formation of the Unitarian Bahais who do not believe Abdulbaha had the authority to reject the instructions of Bahaullah.
Abdulbaha
Abdulbaha
The eldest son of Bahaullah and named by him as Guardian of the Faith in his will. Following Abdulbaha was to be the second eldest son, Mirza Muahammad Ali, but during Abdulbaha's Guardianship, Abdulbaha excommunicated his successor. The second guardian was Abdulbaha's grandson instead.
Shoghi Effendi
Shoghi Effendi
Shoghi Effendi was the second Guardian of the primary Bahai sect centered in Haifa, and grandson of Abdulbaha. According to Abdulbaha's contested will, all future Guardians would be Shoghi's descendants. Shoghi married but had no issue & appointed no successor, ending the Guardianship of the primary sect.
Ruth White
Ruth White
Ruth and a number of others who were close to Abdulbaha and his work contested the alledged will and had it analysed by a handwriting expert who concluded it was written in 3 different hands, none of which were Abdulbaha's, and it was not signed by Abdulbaha. See Reform Bahai link for more.
Mary Maxwell
Mary Maxwell
Wife of Shoghi Effendi, prominent in the administration of the faith out of Haifa until her death. When she died and the UHJ took over administration completely, women were removed from service on the UHJ. Today, women cannot serve on the UHJ, despite the obvious inconsistency with Bahaullah's teachings.
Bahiyi Khanum
Bahiyi Khanum
full sister of Abdulbaha. She ran the affairs of the primary sect from Haifa for several years while Shoghi Effendi went into seclusion in Europe. On his return, he determined to make the faith an independent religion & patterned the administration after a blend of Catholicism & Islam.

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Full Name:
Mirza Husayn Ali Nuri 1
Birth:
12 Nov 1817 1
Tehran, Iran 1
Male 1
Death:
29 May 1892 1
Haifa, Israel (then Palestine) 1
Cause: natural death 1
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Burial Place: Haifa, Israel 1
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Place: Haifa, Israel 1
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Mother: Khadijih Khanum 1
Father: Mirza Burzurg 1
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Gawhar Khanum 1
abt 1855 1
Baghdad, 1
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Fatimih Khanum 1
1849 1
Tehran, Iran (then Persia) 1
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Asiyih Khanum 1
1835 1
Tehran, Iran 1

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Founder of the Bahai religion, based on the premis that all the Abrahamic faiths are progressive revelations of the One Faith from the One True God , each bringing a unique central message as needed at the time, Bahaullah's central message being "unity". Unity of nations, unity of religion, unity of race, etc. The faith has split into many sects, each holding its version is the One True Faith. The largest sect is based in Haifa, Israel; they are called Haifan Bahais by other sects, but call themselves "The Bahai World Faith" or just "Bahais". For more information on "The Bahai World Faith", other sects of Bahais, Bahais and abortion, and Bahais and CEDAW, scroll down to the links at the left and click on the ones of interest to you.

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