The utterance of God is a lamp, whose light is these words: Ye are the fruits of one tree, and the leaves of one branch. Deal ye one with another with the utmost love and harmony, with friendliness and fellowship. He Who is the Daystar of Truth beareth Me witness! So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth. The One true God, He Who knoweth all things, Himself testifieth to the truth of these words. (Bahá'u'lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 288)
"The Call of God," 'Abdu'l-Bahá has written, "when raised, breathed a new life into the body of mankind, and infused a new spirit into the whole creation. It is for this reason that the world hath been moved to its depths, and the hearts and consciences of men been quickened. Erelong the evidences of this regeneration will be revealed,...."
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The Bahá'í Faith is an independent world religion with adherents in virtually every country. The worldwide Bahá'í community, numbering more than five million, includes almost all nationalities and classes. More than 2,100 ethnic groups and tribes are represented. There are 182 national organizations and over 12,000 local communities.
Bahá'u'lláh taught that there is one God Who progressively reveals His will to humanity. Each of the great religions brought by the Messengers of God
—Moses, Buddha, Krishna, Jesus, Muhammad, Zoroaster—represent a successive stage in the spiritual development of civilization. Bahá'u'lláh, the most recent Messenger in this line (1817-1892), has brought teachings that address the moral and spiritual challenges of the modern world.
At the heart of His Message is how to create a rapidly emerging world civilization that is peaceful and harmonious. It is the urgent need for today.
You can freely access many of the Bahá'í Writings that are currently available in English through the Phone Apps: "The Heart of the Bahá'í Teachings" and "Bahá'í Prayers", and through the International Baha'i Website: "www.bahai.org" and go to Bahá'í Reference Library.