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Bahai \Ba*hai"\ (b[.a]*h[imac]"), n.; pl. Bahais (-h[imac]z). A member of the sect of the Babis consisting of the adherents of Baha (Mirza Husain Ali, entitled ``Baha 'u 'llah,'' or, ``the Splendor of God''), the elder half brother of Mirza Yahya of Nur, who succeeded the Bab as the head of the Babists. Baha in 1863 declared himself the supreme prophet of the sect, and became its recognized head. There are upwards of 20,000 Bahais in the United States.

Bahai (disambiguation)

Bahai may refer to:

  • A follower of or pertaining to a follower of Bahá'u'lláh
    • Bahá'í Faith, sometimes called the Bahá'í World Faith or the Bahá'í International Community, the globally recognized Bahá'í community
  • Bahá'í Terraces also known as the Hanging Gardens of Haifa or Bahá'í gardens, part of the Bahá'í World Centre in Haifa, Israel
  • Shaykh Bahai, a 16th-century physician from Persia
    • Sheikhbahaee University, an Iranian University named after Shaykh Baha'i
  • Bahai (Jurchen), a Jurchen chieftain of the Liao dynasty (926 - 1115) of Northern China
  • Bahai (Qing dynasty), a Manchu military commander of the Qing dynasty
  • Bahaï, Chad, a town in the Bourkou-Ennedi-Tibesti Region of Chad
  • Takht Bahai, the remains of a famous 1st century Buddhist monastery
  • Naina Neer Bahai, a song by A. R. Rahman, part of the soundtrack to the 2005 Indian film Water
Bahai (Jurchen)

Bahai was a chieftain of the Wanyan tribe, the most dominant among the Jurchen tribes which later founded the Jin dynasty (1115–1234). He was the eldest son of Wulu.

Bahai was given the posthumous nameEmperor An by his descendant, Emperor Xizong.

Bahai (Qing dynasty)

Bahai ( Manchu: ; , ?-1696) was a Manchu military commander during the early Qing dynasty.

He was the eldest son of Šarhūda of the Gūwalgiya clan, which belonged to the Manchu Bordered Blue Banner. Beginning as a captain, he was appointed in 1657 a reader in the Bishu yüan . In 1659 he succeeded his father who died in that year and was made a commander of the garrison troops at Ninguta. At the same time he inherited his father's rank of baron of the first class. In 1660 he reported a complete victory over the Russian troops under Afanasy Pashkov (d. 1664, founded Nerchinsk in 1658) at the village of Gufatan which was in the Shilka River region. In 1661, upon the discovery that Bahai had purposely omitted troop losses in this battle in his reports, he was deprived of his hereditary rank of baron. Nonetheless in 1662 he was appointed the first military-governor of Ninguta. In 1673, he was rewarded for his success in organizing a tribe of natives called the Meljere into 40 companies known as the New Manchus , as a result he was given a minor hereditary rank five years later. In 1676 he removed his headquarters to a city west of Ninguta, called Kirin, and from 1682-83 took part in the preparations for attacking the Russians at Albazin. However he was deprived of all offices in 1683 after he false reported a famine that did not exist. But from 1684 to 1696 he served in Peking as a lieutenant-general in the Mongol Bordered Blue Banner.

Usage examples of "bahai".

The Sultan even tolerated heretical Islamic offshoots like the Bahai, the Extreme Sufis, and the Yezidi or devil worshippers.

Islamic calligraphy, medieval Jewish mysticism, the Bahai sect, Persian miniatures, Jerusalem at the time of the Second Temple, archeological finds in central Anatolia.

Team into Cuba by parachute to set up a radio direction finder until he was just about finished with his Special Forces training, two weeks before he was to jump into the hills above the Bahai de Cochinos.