|Biographical detail : ||An Iranian religious leader and founder of the Bahai sect.
His name was Mirza Hussain Ali and he was a follower of Mirza Ali Muhammad, founder of the Babi sect. Due to his beliefs he was persecuted and exiled to Baghdad and thereafter to Constantinople. In 1863 he proclaimed himself as the ‘Prophet’, which Babuddin (Mirza Ali Muhammad) had prophesied.
At the heart of Bahai’s belief is the conviction that humanity is a single people with a common destiny and in Bahaullah’s words “the earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens.” Bahaullah 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, Zoroaster, Jesus, and Muhammad – represents a successive stage in the spiritual development of civilisation. Bahaullah himself believed to be recent ‘Messenger’ in this line who brought teachings that address the moral and spiritual challenges of the modern world.
Today this independent ‘religion’ spread all over the world claim some 5 million followers.