The Bahai writings describe the mind–body dualism using various analogies to express the independence of the soul from the body. Heaven is a soul being close to God, not a place but a condition, as it undergoes an eternal spiritual evolution. Anyone who learns and applies virtues and guidance of God goes to heaven.
What happens to Bahai after death?
In terms of death, the Bahai faith teaches that there is a separate consciousness or soul for every human. Upon death, the soul is relieved of physical bonds and enters the spiritual world, a timeless extension of the universe. The Bahai faith does not prohibit the donation of the body to medical science.
What God does Bahai believe in?
monotheistic The Baháʼí conception of God is essentially monotheistic. God is the imperishable, uncreated being who is the source of all existence. He is described as a personal God, unknowable, inaccessible, the source of all Revelation, eternal, omniscient, omnipresent and almighty.
What do Bahais believe in?
Bahais believe that we have free will, to turn towards God or reject him. They also believe that true religion is compatible with reason, and the Bahai teachings encourage people to use their intellect in understanding the world (and religion).
Is Bahai part of Islam?
Bahai is not considered a sub sect of Islam, but as a new religion itself. There are over 5 million followers of Bahai religion globally, spread across 236 countries. Islam was founded by Muhammed and the followers of this religion are known as Muslims. The roots of this religion are often traced back to Christianity.
Can Bahais drink alcohol?
Baháʼís are forbidden to drink alcohol or to take drugs, except by a doctors order. The reason being that God has given human beings reason and intoxicants take that away and lead the mind astray. The non-medicinal use of opium and other mind-altering drugs are particularly condemned in the Baháʼí scriptures.
Who do the Baha I worship?
Baháís see themselves as a people with a mission to bring harmony and unity in the world, and this is reflected in their spiritual practice. The main purpose of life for Baháís is to know and love God. Prayer, fasting and meditation are the main ways of achieving this and for making spiritual progress.