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The setting

The life of Bahá’u’lláh and the events associated with the birth of a new revelation from God unfolded in the 19th century in the Islamic world of Iran and the Ottoman Empire.

The stern control of those two central powers dictated Bahá’u’lláh’s movements His entire life, starting in what was then called Persia, where He was born.

Map with overlay depicting the approximate boundaries of Iran and the Ottoman Empire in 1850 and the route of Bahá’u’lláh’s forced exile from His home in Tehran to the prison city of ‘Akká. Map with modern names and borders.
General Information
The Bahá’í Faith
The international website of the Bahá'ís of the world.
The Life of Bahá’u’lláh
A photographic narrative about the life of the founder of the Bahá’í Faith.
Bahá’u’lláh
Writings of Bahá’u’lláh and a history of His life, His teachings, His station.
The Universal House of Justice
General information about the Universal House of Justice, selected statements and letters which have been written by it or prepared under its supervision.
Attaining the Dynamics of Growth
Photographs of Bahá’í community life from around the world – devotional meetings, classes for children and youth, study of sacred scripture, service projects, and fellowship.
Reference
Bahá'í Reference Library
The Bahá'í sacred writings available online.
Bahá'í Statement Library
Statements issued by the United Nations office of the Bahá'í International Community.
Bahá'í Media Bank
Photographs available for downloading.
News
Bahá'í World News Service
News from around the globe.
One Country
The quarterly newsletter of the Bahá'í International Community, with in-depth features, book reviews and commentary.
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The route of Bahá’u’lláh’s banishment across Iran and the Ottoman Empire superimposed over the major cities and boundaries of countries today.(Bahá'í World Centre archives)