The Bahá’í teachings represent a considerable number of theological, social, and spiritual ideas that were established in the Bahá’í Faith by Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the religion
The Bahá’í teachings include theological statements about God, his messengers, and humans, as well as social teachings including the equality of all humans, regardless of gender, race and class, the harmony of science of religion, compulsory education, and the elimination of extremes of wealth and poverty, among others.
- The Oneness of God is one of the core teachings of the Bahá’í Faith.
- God is the imperishable, uncreated being who is the source of all existence.
- He is “a personal God, unknowable, inaccessible, the source of all Revelation, eternal, omniscient, omnipresent and almighty“.
PRINCIPLES OF THE BAHÁ’Í FAITH
- The oneness of mankind.
- Universal peace upheld by a world government.
- Independent investigation of truth.
- The common foundation of all religions.
- The essential harmony of science and religion.
- Equality of men and women.
- Elimination of prejudice of all kinds.
- Universal compulsory education.
- A spiritual solution to the economic problem.
- A universal auxiliary language.
The explanations of these principles in the sections following are excerpts from the public talks of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in America in 1912, published in The Promulgation of Universal Peace.