The Bahá'í faith

Bahai faith

Delegates and visitors at the National Baha'i Convention Yaoundé, 2018

The Bahá’í Faith was founded by Bahá’u’lláh in 1863, and it is the youngest of the world’s independent religions. "Bahá’u’lláh" is a title that means the "Glory of God". Bahá’u’lláh is believed to be the Promised One of all Ages and of all Religions and the Bearer of the Revelation of God for this day; He brings the Guidance and teachings of God for our age. The followers of Bahá’u’lláh are called Bahá’is.

Bahá’u’lláh is the Messenger of God for this day. Bahá’u’lláh—the “Glory of God”—is the Promised One foretold by the Báb and all of the Divine Messengers of the past. He delivered a new Revelation from God to humanity.

Throughout history, God has revealed Himself to humanity through a series of divine Messengers including; Abraham, Krishna, Buddha, Zoroaster, Moses, Christ, and Muhammad.

The very last of these Messengers was Baha'u'llah, who brought new spiritual, and social teachings appropriate to this age. Thousands of verses, letters and books flowed from His pen. In His Writings, He outlined a framework for the development of a global civilization which takes into account both the spiritual and material dimensions of human life.

The Bahá’í Faith was brought to Cameroon in 1953 by Mr. Enoch Olinga of Uganda who settled in Limbe. He was accompanied by an Iranian couple: Ali and Violette Nakhjavani who were resident in Uganda at the time.

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