or Ba·ha·i, Ba·hā·ʾī
- 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.
- an adherent of Bahaʾi.
- of or relating to Bahaʾi or Bahaʾis.
Origin of Bahaʾi
< Persian < Arabic bahāʾ (Allāh) Bahaullah, literally, splendor (of God) + -ī suffix of appurtenance
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Examples from the Web for bahai
“We saw connections in neoconservative think tanks as well as the Bahai faith,” Hultquist said of his research.Iran Is Using a Neocon to Hack Its Foes
May 30, 2014
The unity in Bahai Assemblies is on so small a scale as to be not worthy of mention.
Mr. Phelps, like many Bahai writers, would ignore the charges.
The Bahai school in Teheran worked under cover for some years.
Similarly in Bombay,473 the Bahai teacher concealed his faith.
But to find the supreme example of Bahai tagiya we have to go to the fountainhead.