Welcome to the Bahá'í Community of Brockville, Ontario, Canada.

Baha'u'llah

Baha'u'llah

In October 2017, Bahá’ís all over the world will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah.

Bahá’u’lláh (a title meaning “the Glory of God”) was born in Tehran in the year 1817 into one of Persia’s most noble and wealthy families. His given name was Mírzá Husayn Alí Nuri. Although He received limited education, He displayed from a very early age extraordinary knowledge and wisdom, as well as a keen intelligence, an excellent character, and generosity and compassion. Despite His reputation for solving the most complicated and profound questions, Bahá’u’lláh never sought position or prominence. He refused the position at the royal court that was offered to Him upon His father’s passing. He was more interested in serving the poor and the needy. His home became a shelter to all.

In 1844, Bahá’u’lláh received a scroll from the Báb which contained some of His writings. He instantly recognized the truth of the words it contained and the divine station of the Báb and became one of His leading disciples. The Báb was the author of a new message from God, whose main purpose was to prepare the way for One greater than Himself, the “One Whom God shall manifest.” The Báb’s rising power and fame led to His martyrdom in 1850. Following the Báb’s death, Bahá’u’lláh was thrown in prison as one of His followers. In that prison, He received a divine message telling Him He was the One the Báb had announced, the promised one of all religions and the great unifier and educator of the world.

Bahá’u’lláh spent the remainder of His life in exile and prison. During those forty years, He spent most of His time writing what would amount to approximately 100 volumes of divine guidance for humanity. He wrote: “My object is none other than the betterment of the world and the tranquillity of its peoples. The well-being of mankind, its peace and security, are unattainable unless and until its unity is firmly established.” (Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah, p. 286)

Bahá’u’lláh taught that there is one God, that all the major religions come from God, that all humanity is one family, that men and women are equal, that all prejudices must be eliminated, that individuals must investigate truth independently, that science and religion are in harmony, that the solution to economic problems is a spiritual one, that the family and its unity are crucial, that world peace is not only vital but inevitable.

Today, the Bahá’í Faith is the second most geographically widespread religion in the world and one of the world’s fastest growing religions. There are Bahá’ís in virtually every country of the world. In Brockville, there is a modest but devoted Bahá’í community that strives to contribute to the betterment of the community.

Unity

A talk on "The Revelation of Baha'u'llah and Its Impact on the World"

Multifaith Devotions

Brockville Public Library

Saturday, Sep 30

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.