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The Baha'i Faith has its roots in Islam yet many Muslims do not have accurate information about this fast-growing religion. Here Dr Moojan Momen, widely-published author in the field of world religions, rectifies this. As well as the Qur'an, Dr Momen uses the authoritative Sunni collections of Traditions and draws on Islamic prophecies to explain the Baha'i Faith from a Muslim perspective. He describes:

* The Baha'i view of the Prophet Muhammad and of Islam

* The spiritual and ethical teachings of the Baha'i Faith in comparison to Islam

* The claim of Baha'u'llah

* Baha'i spirituality

* Baha'i law, social teachings and community life and

*provides a brief history of the Baha'i Faith.

Easy to read and full of useful information, this book will also be useful to Baha'is who want to see how their religion relates to Islam.

This book is an attempt to present the Baha'i Faith to Muslims. Since the inception of the Bab' and Baha'i Faiths in Iran in 1844, the followers of these religions have been persecuted in many Muslim countries. Consequently there has been little opportunity for the teachings of the Baha'i Faith to be presented to Muslims in these places in a fair and unbiased manner. Most Muslims either know nothing about he Baha'i Faith at all or else know only what they have learned from prejudiced and biased accounts. Most of what Muslims think they know about the Baha'i Faith is in fact misinformation and exaggerations that have been propagated in newspapers, magazines and books in Muslim countries. The Baha'is themselves have been prevented from publishing their own works on the Baha'i Faith in these countries and they have not even been able to publish refutations of errors.

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  • PDF | 293 pages
  • Momen(Author)
  • George Ronald (31 Dec. 2000)
  • English
  • 9
  • Religion & Spirituality

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  • By Iain S. Palin on 19 May 2009

    "Islam and the Baha'i Faith" is another in the expanding range on relationships between the Baha'i faith and other religions Dr Moojan Momen, and one that reflects his interest and learning. Its ostensible target readership is Muslims who wish to learn about the Faith and the claims of its Founder, but Baha'is can fruitfully study and learn from it.The book draws respectfully on the Qur'an and the teachings of Islam to show their compatibility with Baha'ii beliefs. It makes the case in terms a Muslim could understand that the role of Muhammad is not in any way demeaned, rather it shows fow his faith, like those of other manifestations of God, can find its fulfilment and highest expression.There are interesting discussions of such subjects as community, law, and spirituality, and an excellent and very helpful review of the vexed question of Muhammad as the "Seal of the Prophets" and what the term means.The hostility which Muslims can show towards Baha'is and their faith is usually based on ignorance, or on misinformation about its Central Figures, history, and teachings which is often gross and even, to Western eyes, comically unbelievable. This is worsened by a belief that Baha'is, claiming a revelation after Muhammad, are apostates and heretics. Baha'is who have contact with Muslims and may discuss religious matters must be aware of this background. They know to be especially careful to avoid saying anything that implies disrespect for Muhammad or Islam. They know that - contrary to the popular image - dialogue and understanding are possible.


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