Holy Places and Houses of Worship

The burial places, or Shrines, of Bahá'u'lláh, the Báb, and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, and other sites associated with their lives are revered as holy places. The Shrines are located at the Bahá'í World Centre in the Haifa/‘Akká area in northern Israel and are the object of pilgrimage for thousands of Bahá'ís annually. Bahá’u’lláh designated Bahá’í Houses of Worship as spiritual gathering places for prayer and meditation round which will cluster social, humanitarian, educational, and scientific institutions. This conception exemplifies the broad context in which the worship of God, according to the Bahá’í teachings, is to be expressed. So far, seven Houses of Worship have been built, on a continental basis.

Subcategories

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
A global sampling of Bahá’í community life – devotional meetings, children and youth classes, 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.