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BAHA'I. The word baha'i is the adjectival form of the Arabic word baha', which means "glory" or "splendor." From early times this was recognized as one of the extra-Qur'anic attributes of God, as is evident, for example, in a tafsir attributed to the sixth Shi'i Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq (d. 765) in which the ba' of the basmalah is glossed as standing for the glory of God (baha' Allah), or in a hadith of the prophet Muhammad: "The red rose is of the glory of God (al-ward min baha' Allah)." At present ...more

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