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Bahaʾism

or Bahaism, Bahāʾīsm

[buh-hah-iz-uh m, -hahy-iz-] /bəˈhɑ ɪz əm, -ˈhaɪ ɪz-/
noun
1.
the religion of Bahaʾi.
Origin of Bahaʾism
Related forms
Bahaʾist, noun, adjective
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  • But it is evident that bahaism is inconsistent with Christianity, as indeed with Islam.

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
  • Much in bahaism must be taken on faith, without logical proof.

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
  • There are other claims of bahaism of a specific nature which might be considered.

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
  • bahaism reminds me of a horse which was offered for sale in Persia.

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
  • bahaism, as offered to a Jew, a Christian or a Mohammedan, varies greatly.

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
  • bahaism does not exercise the transforming power that is claimed for it.

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
  • Another claim of bahaism is that of superiority to former religions.

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
  • bahaism, on the contrary, is full of the "beggarly elements."

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
  • In conclusion, bahaism is antichristian in its aim and propaganda.

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
  • The occasions in local circumstances and politics had nothing to do with bahaism.

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for bahaism

Baha′ísm

/baˈhɑːˌɪzəm/
noun
1.
another name, not in Baha'í use, for the Baha′ísm
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