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Room where Bahá’u’lláh passed away in 1892.

The passing of Bahá’u’lláh

In the early hours of 29 May 1892, Bahá’u’lláh passed away at the Mansion of Bahjí. Nine days later His will was unsealed. It designated ‘Abdu’l-Bahá as His successor and head of the Bahá'í Faith — the first time in history that the founder of a world religion had made explicitly clear whom people should follow after His death. This declaration of a successor is the pivotal provision of what is known to Bahá'ís as the "Covenant of Bahá’u’lláh." It has enabled the Bahá'í Faith to remain united around one central authority for over a century.

Photo 1 of 6: Room where Bahá’u’lláh passed away in 1892.
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The Universal House of Justice
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Bicentenary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh
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Light to the World
A feature film about the life and teachings of Bahá’u’lláh.
Frontiers of Learning
This film captures the insights and experiences of people from four communities across the world whose efforts to build vibrant communities are at the frontiers of learning.
Arising to Serve
A film recounting highlights of the 41 regional Bahá’í conferences called by the Universal House of Justice in 2008.
Attaining the Dynamics of Growth
A selection of photographs of Bahá’í community life from around the world.

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Room where Bahá’u’lláh passed away in 1892.
Room where Bahá’u’lláh passed away in 1892. (Nancy Wong, 2007)