Islam and the Baha'i Faith - An Introduction to the Baha'i Faith for Muslims
An easy-to-read view of the Bahá'í Faith from a Muslim perspective, based on Islamic prophecies and Sunni traditions.
The Bahá'í Faith has its roots in Islam yet many Muslims do not have accurate information about this fast-growing religion. Here Dr Moojan Momen, widely published author in the field of world religions, rectifies this. As well as the Qur'án, Dr Momen uses the authoritative Sunni collections of Traditions and draws on Islamic prophecies to explain the Bahá'í Faith from a Muslim perspective. He describes:
- The Bahá'í view of the Prophet Muhammad and of Islam
- The spiritual and ethical teachings of the Bahá'í Faith in comparison to Islam
- The claim of Bahá'u'lláh
- Bahá'í spirituality
- Bahá'í law, social teachings and community life and
- provides a brief history of the Bahá'í Faith.
Easy to read and full of useful information, this book will also be useful to Bahá'ís who want to see how their religion relates to Islam.
About the Author
Dr Moojan Momen was born in Iran but was raised and educated in England, attending the University of Cambridge. He has a special interest in the study of Shi‘i Islam and the Baha’i Faith, both from the viewpoint of their history and their doctrines. In recent years, his interests have extended to the study of the phenomenon of religion. His principal publications in these fields include: The Babi and Baha’i Religions, 1844–1944: Some Contemporary Western Accounts (George Ronald, 1981); Introduction to Shi‘i Islam (George Ronald and Yale University Press, 1985); and The Phenomenon of Religion (OneWorld, Oxford, 1999, republished as Understanding Religion, 2008). He has contributed articles to encyclopaedias such as Encyclopaedia Iranica and The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World as well as papers to academic journals such as International Journal of Middle East Studies, Past and Present, Religion, Baha’i Studies Review, and Iranian Studies. He is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society.
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm (8.75 x 5.5 in)
Weight: 384 g