Battle of Bahá'ís

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Like any other Faith where division amongst their followers is natural, Bahá'í Faith is no exception to it. How much the Bahá'í leaders may claim that there is no division amongst Bahá'ís the fact is that Bahá'í Faith does have different denominations, each calling themselves as the TRUE Faith . The fact is that in the small span of 160 years Bahá'í Faith has seen more divisions than any other religion.

Here is a brief treatise on the history of the division in the Bahá'í Faith - right from its inception, the Bab, Subhe' Azal, Bahá'u'lláh, Abbas Effendi, Shoghi Effendi and finally till the present day Universal House of Justice.

  • Division amongst the followers of The Bab
  • Division amongst the followers of Bahá'u'lláh
  • Division amongst the followers of Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi
  • Bahá'ís who believe that Will and Testament of Abdu'l-Bahá is fraudulent

    Analysis of A Scholar on Bahai Divisions - New!

    Also Read: The Broken Baha’i "Covenant"

    Census of the Sects of the Bahá'í Faith

    The Bahai Faith in small span of time has been divided into more than 13 Sects. About the followers of each sect there is claim and counter claim. It looks there is a big exaggeration with the main stream Bahais the followers of Universal House of Justice. As the official census of Bahais of every country is absolutely different than what the House of Justice claims.

    Hence Sect of Bahais has decided to get some idea of the number of Bahais of different sects presently calling them as followers of Bahaullah. We have decided to carry out the census of different sects of Bahais visiting our site.

    Which Sect Of Bahais Do You Belong To? Click Here to Tell Us!

    Sects of the Bahá'í Faith

    View: Leaders and Guardians of The Sects of The Bahá'í Faith

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    Here is a brief video which outlines the Cracks in the outlines the sects of the Bahai Faith - the Faith founded on Unity

    This is a video by Fredrick Glaysher, a former Haifan Bahai - now the founder of the Reform Bahai Group. As one of the people extensively persecuted both on and offline by Wilmette-Haifan Baha'is, since as early as 1996, he brings a unique experience and perspective to all things Bahai.

  • People of Bayan or Bayanis
    These are those who believe the true successor of The Bab is Mirza Yahya Subh-e-Azal and not Mirza Hussain Ali Noori (Bahá'u'lláh).

  • Daheshists
    These are those who believe that their leader, Dr. Dahesh – Saleem Moosa El-Awshee is the "Return" of The Báb (Ali Mohammed Shirazi).

  • Essence of The Bahá'í Faith
    These are those who believe in the coming of the Third Manifestation after Bab and Baha’u’llah.

  • Unitarian Bahá'ís
    These are those who believe after Baha’u’llah, his younger son Mohammed Ali was his true successor.

  • Questioning the Will and Testament of Abdu'l-Bahá
    1. Free Bahá'ís
    2. Reform Bahá'ís
    3. New History Society
    These are those who believe that Will and Testament of Abdu'l-Bahá is a fraudulent document doctored by Shoghi Effendi Rabbani.

  • Continuation of Guardianship
    1. Orthodox Baha'is (followers of Joel B. Marangella)
    2. Baha'is Under the Provisions of the Covenant (followers of Neal Chase)
    3. Heart of the Bahá'í Faith (followers of Jacques Soghomonian)
    4. Tarbiyat Baha'is (followers of Rex King et al)
    These are those who believe in continuation of Guardianship.

  • Heterodox Bahá'ís
    These are those who believe that the Guardianship ended with Shoghi Effendi and at present UHJ is the true leader.

  • Followers of 5 Elders
    These are those who believe that the UHJ requires an infallible Guardian in line with the teachings of Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá.

  • Aqdas Bahais
    Aqdas Baha'is take seriously the long-suppressed Kitab-i-Aqdas (Most Holy Book) of Baha'u'llah, and do not consider it an embarrassment. They consider it a crime to have suppressed it and cynically withheld it from religious devotees for a span of 120 years by the world-oriented Wilmette-Haifa sect of Baha'is.

  • Qurratis or Ayanis
    Qurratiis considered Táhirih/Qurratu'l-'Ayn to be the successor of the passing leader of the Shaykhi School, Siyyid Kazim-i-Rashti.

    It looks like the Baha'i denominations will succeed in mounting a significant challenge to the mainstream Haifa-based Baha'i Faith. On the other hand main stream Haifa Based Baha’is are putting more pressure on their UHJ to clarify the concept of Guardianship, rather than asking them to shun the Covenant Breakers. The recent court case done by the Haifa Based Baha’is on their two other denominations has further internation