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.
What can Bahais do?
Therefore, Bahaullahs teachings specifically advocate for racial unity, gender equality, universal education, and harmony of science and religion. Bahais, for example, embrace interracial marriage and education for girls. In fact, the first school for girls in Iran was established by the Bahais.
Do Bahais fast?
Baháulláh designated a 19-day period of fasting each year immediately before the Baháí New Year. The fasting is seen as a period of spiritual preparation and regeneration for the new year ahead. In the Western calendar, this occurs between 2nd and 21st March (the Baháí month of Ala meaning loftiness).
Who do Bahais 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.
What do Bahais call God?
The Baháʼí scriptures often refer to God by various titles and attributes, such as Almighty, All-Powerful, All-Wise, Incomparable, Gracious, Helper, All-Glorious, Omniscient and All-Loving. Bahais believe the greatest of all the names of God is All-Glorious or Bahá in Arabic.
When is Bahai fast?
Definition. Baháʼulláh established the guidelines of the fast in the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, his book of laws. Fasting is observed from sunrise to sunset during the Baháʼí month of ʻAlaʼ (between 1/2 March through 19/20 March) and it is the complete abstention from food, and drink.
When does Bahai fast start?
From March 2–20, Bahais observe their annual 19-Day fast by refraining from eating or drinking from sunrise to sunset. As in many world religions, the fast is a time for reflecting on ones spiritual progress and making an effort to detach from material desires.
How do the Baha I worship?
Communal worship Baháí services are very simple with readings from the scriptures, along with interpretations of them and prayers. Baháí are encouraged to come together in communal worship, but there are no congregational prayers. One person will recite prayers on behalf of everyone present.