Bahá'is often worship in shared prayers in homes or in personal prayers throughout their day. 'Abdu'l-Bahá said that, "service is prayer". Bahá'i's often worship from kind deeds and the education of children. Learn more at Bahá'i.org.
“Gather ye together with the utmost joy and fellowship and recite the verses revealed by the merciful Lord. By so doing the doors to true knowledge will be opened to your inner beings, and ye will then feel your souls endowed with steadfastness and your hearts filled with radiant joy.”
Where do the Bahá'is meet?
Some Bahá'i communities have a center to meet at, however, it is not essential. In Western North Carolina we meet at homes and in the neighborhoods where programs for youth and children are most active.
Is the Bahá'i God different than the Christian or Muslim God?
Baha’i teachings focus on unity – the oneness of God, the oneness of religion, and the oneness of the human race. Baha’is believe there is only one God, the Creator of the universe. Although God may be called by different names in different languages – be it Yaweh, Allah, Brahma, or God – in actuality, these names all refer to the same singular force and being. The differences in religions are only in that religion is progressive, in other words, a Bahá'i should also believe in the prophets before Bahá'u'lláh, including Muhammad and Christ.
Throughout the ages, humanity’s spiritual, intellectual and moral capacities have been cultivated by the Founders of the great religions, among them Abraham, Krishna, Zoroaster, Moses, Buddha, Jesus Christ, Muhammad, and—in more recent times—the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh. Read more at Bahai.org.
How can I get involved?
Individuals do not need to be a Bahá'i to be involved in community services activities. There is room for all people of all beliefs to contribute to an ever-advancing civilization! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828-771-6414, to hear about activities happening in your area.
Can I become a Bahá'i?
Becoming a Bahá'i is not difficult. Essentially, an individual will declare her or his Faith that Bahá'u'lláh is indeed a messenger of God. Individuals can even declare as a Bahá'i online. If you would like to meet a Bahá'i, call 828-771-6414.