What are the objectives of the Bahá’í Faith?

The main objective and ultimate goal of Baha’ism is to convert all people of the world into Baha’ism and rule them through a supreme Baha’i council where they will either observe utmost obedience or be shunned by breaking the Baha’i covenant.

Yes, this is the ultimate goal. They claim their goal is for all faiths and beliefs to be unified, but they will not tell you that this unification is in the sense that everyone becomes a Baha’i. There are many quotes in the writings that explicitly point to this fact. Interestingly, these quotes are usually hidden and kept in the dark because what Baha’is propagate today about their beliefs contradicts this ultimate goal.

The first quote I will point to is the following:

“We desire but the good of the world and the happiness of the nations; that all nations shall become one in faith and all men as brothers; that the bonds of affection and unity between the sons of men shall be strengthened; that diversity of religion shall cease and differences of race be annulled. So it shall ,be; these fruitless strifes, these ruinous wars shall pass away, and the ‘Most Great Peace’ shall come (Baha’u’llah).” (Star of the West, Vol. 3, no. 7)

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This statement was so important that it was repeated 178 times in the Baha’i propaganda magazine “Star of the West” through the years 1912-1922

See this link for all instances: In-depth searching
This quote can hardly be found today in any modern Baha’i work. Here is another one:

“That which the Lord hath ordained as the sovereign remedy and mightiest instrument for the healing of all the world is the union of all its peoples in one universal Cause, one common Faith. This can in no wise be achieved except through the power of a skilled, an all-powerful and inspired Physician. This, verily, is the truth, and all else naught but error.” (Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the writings of  Baha’u’llah, p. 255)

and another:

“Its watchword is the unification of the human race; its standard the “Most Great Peace”; its consummation the advent of that golden millennium—the Day when the kingdoms of this world shall have become the Kingdom of God Himself, the Kingdom of Baha’u’llah,” Shoghi Effendi, The World Order of Baha’u’llah, p. 157.

yet another one:

“Then will the coming of age of the entire human race be proclaimed and celebrated by all the peoples and nations of the earth. Then will the banner of the Most Great Peace be hoisted. Then will the worldwide sovereignty of Bahá’u’lláh — the Establisher of the Kingdom of the Father foretold by the Son, and anticipated by the Prophets of God before Him and after Him — be recognized, acclaimed, and firmly established. Then will a world civilization be born, flourish, and perpetuate itself, a civilization with a fullness of life such as the world has never seen nor can as yet conceive. Then will the Everlasting Covenant be fulfilled in its completeness. Then will the promise enshrined in all the Books of God be redeemed, and all the prophecies uttered by the Prophets of old come to pass, and the vision of seers and poets be realized. Then will the planet, galvanized through the universal belief 124 of its dwellers in one God, and their allegiance to one common Revelation, mirror, within the limitations imposed upon it, the effulgent glories of the sovereignty of Bahá’u’lláh, shining in the plenitude of its splendor in the Abha Paradise, and be made the footstool of His Throne on high, and acclaimed as the earthly heaven, capable of fulfilling that ineffable destiny fixed for it, from time immemorial, by the love and wisdom of its Creator.” (Shoghi Effendi, The Promised Day is Come, p. 123)

And finally here is Shoghi Effendi’s scheme of making this happen in consecutive planned steps:

Map of Goals for the Ten Year World Crusade

Source : https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-objectives-of-the-Bah%C3%A1%C3%AD-Faith

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

3 Responses to What are the objectives of the Bahá’í Faith?

  1. jimmy wang says:

    Bahai’s goal is not to convert everyone to a Bahai. That is not our goal.
    In organised religion around the world so far, the followers identify themselves by their organisational label over their faith and distinguish themselves from the public at large. The Baha’i Faith considers all humanity moving along the same path towards one universal cause, one common faith. It diminishes the sharp line between the believers and non-believers.

    Your premise about Bahai Faith is incorrect, therefore your argument is not valid.

    My question to you, is why does the Iranian government persecute Bahais and kill them?

    Jimmy Wang

    • imranshaykh says:

      I think what you have written in the first paragraph is all garbage. Bahais believe in nothing of the sort. See my web site http://www.bahaiawareness.com for what the Bahais actually believe and all of it is from Bahai books.

      My question to you is why do Iranian Bahais go against the law of the country and teach the Faith in Iran? I find it surprising that Iranian Bahais blatantly flout the rules of the government, engage in activities prohibited by law and yet expect the authorities to turn a blind eye. Huh?

      Regards,

  2. William Jarrell says:

    Imranshaykh,

    You did not answer Mr. Wang’s question as to why the Iranian government persecutes Bahais? You prefer blaming the victims by asking why Iranian Bahais practice their faith when it is against Iranian law? Could the answer be that maybe they prefer obeying their God to obeying men? If a government ordered people to burn their copies of the Koran would you criticize the government or would you criticize the people who disobeyed? I realize you are too insular to understand when I tell you that there would not be any difference between either act of disobedience because both involve the individual’s right to believe or not according to conscience. You might respond that Islam is divine truth but everyone thinks their religion is divine truth and what is a right to one person must a right to all people. I say this as someone who doesn’t regard Bahaism or Islam as divine truth. If I am to say that you can believe as to your conscience then I must also say that a Bahai can believe according to his or her conscience since I regard neither as valid. If I must justify burning the sacred books of the Bahai then I must also justify burning the Koran!

    Decades ago in the US a woman named Rosa Parks disobeyed a law that said white people were more entitled to sit on a bus than black people. According to you it’s her fault she got arrested because the authorities would not turn a blind eye to deliberately flouting the law. Centuries ago Christians flouted the laws of the Roman Empire because they would not worship Caesar. According to you it’s their fault they were fed to lions because they had the audacity to think the government might turn a blind eye.

    From reading the Bahai Insider I have gotten the impression that Islam has no concept of individual conscience because it believes that government is absolute. Where I come from we have word for that kind of thinking. We call it fascism.

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