Bahaʾi

or Ba·ha·i, Ba·hā·ʾī

[buh-hah-ee, -hahy]
noun, plural Ba·ha·ʾis.
  1. a religion founded in Iran in 1863 by Husayn ʿAlī (called Bahaullah), teaching the essential worth of all religions, the unity of all peoples, and the equality of the sexes.
  2. an adherent of Bahaʾi.
adjective
  1. of or relating to Bahaʾi or Bahaʾis.

Origin of Bahaʾi

< Persian < Arabic bahāʾ (Allāh) Bahaullah, literally, splendor (of God) + suffix of appurtenance
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  • The unity in Bahai Assemblies is on so small a scale as to be not worthy of mention.

    Bahaism and Its Claims

    Samuel Graham Wilson

  • Mr. Phelps, like many Bahai writers, would ignore the charges.

    Bahaism and Its Claims

    Samuel Graham Wilson

  • The Bahai school in Teheran worked under cover for some years.

    Bahaism and Its Claims

    Samuel Graham Wilson

  • Similarly in Bombay,473 the Bahai teacher concealed his faith.

    Bahaism and Its Claims

    Samuel Graham Wilson

  • But to find the supreme example of Bahai tagiya we have to go to the fountainhead.

    Bahaism and Its Claims

    Samuel Graham Wilson