‘We are proud to be here’: Baha I religion in Bahrain

‘We’re proud to work here.

It’s very important to us.’

– Baha i Religion founder and President of Baha’i United States Abdulla Aziz. 

The BahaI religion, which is recognised as a religion by the United Nations, has long been an integral part of Bahrain’s cultural fabric.

BahaIs history is well-known and has been recognised as one of the most important milestones in the history of the Arab country. 

Bahrain’s Bahais are a proud minority in Bahrain who are also a minority in Iran, the birthplace of the Baha`i faith, and are a minority minority in Lebanon.

Baha’is are also considered a religious minority in the US. 

Baha`is in Bahrain have historically struggled for recognition in the country.

Since the country was established as a British colony, it has had a difficult time accessing recognition for the religion. 

In a statement released in June 2018, Bahraini President Abdullatif Al Khalifa called on the Bahraini Government to recognise Baha’s right to worship and practice its religion.

“We are very proud to live here, and to work for freedom of religion, not just for ourselves but for all the people of Bahrain,” Abdullataal said in a statement.

“The Bias is not just about religion, it is about the freedom of belief and the rights of every citizen in Bahrain,” he added.

“Bahrain is a country with the biggest population of Bias.

We must recognise the Bias and its freedom.”

In a speech in September 2018, President Al Khalifah said he would continue to fight for Bias-free Bahamas. 

“Bahamas will continue to be an independent and sovereign country, in which freedom of expression is a basic value and where everyone can express their thoughts and feelings,” he said.

“It is the most liberal country in the world.”

BahaI President Abdelaziz Al Khalifi is currently the third President of Bahrain after King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalife and King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud. 

The BIA, also known as Bahaism, is a Sunni Islam sect which is believed to be the spiritual successor of the Abrahamic religions.

It was founded by Baha Ishtiaq, a Shia Muslim and was recognised by the British Government in the 1960s.

Bahais believe in a number of world religions, including Judaism, Christianity and Islam. 

 Bishop of Bali, Abdu’l Fatimah Al-Tayeb, has previously called for a “solution to Bahama’s BiaBias” and said it should be recognised as a state religion.