Are Baha’is Worshiping God or The Son of God?

I was reading Baha’i prayers last night; surprisingly majority of the prayers are addressing Abdul Baha, not even Bahaullah or God. Even the prayers that has put together during Abdul Baha’s time, directly address him as a rescuer and savior. I did a little of research to see why Baha’is who claim they have the most modern religion still stock with the name and the individual. And the following are my discovery.

Baha’is in contrast with traditional religions do not believe in a path to God. The only pass is the happiness of Abdul Baha and his successors.

Although Baha’is believe in:

“There is none other God but Thee, the Inaccessible, the Omnipotent, the Omniscient, the Holy of Holies.”( Baháulláh Gleanings)

They completely block the way to discover that God. The relation between Baha’is and God has to go through Abdul Baha because the real God is inaccessible. In other writing Abdul Baha has even forbidden to search or try to understand God.

THE WAY IS CLOSED AND SEEKING IS FORBIDDEN. (Abdul Baha Questions pg. 169)

And that is more astonishing to read Bahaullah boldly called himself God:

“Manifold and mysterious is My relationship with God I am He, Him himself, and He is I, Myself, except that I am that I am and He is that He is.”
(p.66-67 GLEANINGS FROM THE WRITINGS OF BAHA’U’LLA’H)

Maybe that is the reason Baha’is like Christians pray to and worship the son of God. And the only remaining question is that “Are Baha’is worshipping God or son of their God (Abdul Baha)”?

Authored by Ataturk. Reference: http://bhgoat.blog.com/2009/01/

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About imranshaykh
I am a student of comparative religion with a special interest in Islam and The Bahai Faith

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