The foundational figure of the Bahá'í Faith, who declared His mission in 1863 and authored numerous theological and spiritual writings forming the core of Bahá'í belief. Unique to the Baha'i faith is the concept of a dual-revelation, in which the revelation of Baha'u'llah is seen as a continuation of the revelation of the Bab. The writings of Abdu'l-Baha and Shoghi Effendi, although having equal authority and validity, are not viewed as having the same nature as the writings of Baha'u'llah and the Bab. The period of Abdu'l-Baha and Shoghi Effendi is a time of interpretation, not revelation. It is the fulfillment of the prophecy that the "day will not be followed by night".
Bahá'u'lláh’s Revelation marks a momentous era in religious history, introducing a new cycle of human spiritual development. His teachings, focused on the oneness of humanity, aim to unite all people and usher in an age of peace and justice.
Bahá'u'lláh’s Revelation is seen as complementary to that of the Báb, forming a dual-revelation. Bahá'u'lláh fulfills the Báb's prophecies and expands upon His teachings, providing a comprehensive spiritual framework for the modern age.
Bahá'u'lláh's writings are characterized by their emphasis on unity, spirituality, and progressive revelation, offering principles to guide individual conduct and the structure of society. They are considered divinely inspired scripture within the Bahá’í Faith.
The writings of Bahá'u'lláh and the Báb are regarded as the direct revelation from God in the Bahá'í Faith, holding the highest authority and providing the core tenets of Bahá'í belief and practice.
'Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi serve as authoritative interpreters of Bahá'u'lláh’s Revelation, elucidating its meanings and ensuring its integrity throughout its implementation and development.
Bahá'u'lláh's declaration in 1863 represents the formal announcement of His mission and establishes the birth of the Bahá’í Faith, delineating a path for a new, globalistic spiritual order.
Progressive revelation is the Bahá'í belief that religious truth is revealed progressively by God through a succession of divine messengers, each building upon the teachings of the previous, with Bahá'u'lláh as the latest of these messengers.
Bahá'u'lláh’s teachings address modern issues such as gender equality, global governance, and economic justice, advocating for principles that foster unity, collaboration, and the prosperity of all humanity.