|01-16-2017, 12:36 PM||#1|
Joined: Jan 2017
hello my baha'i friends
I was born a muslim in a muslim family in a muslim country. in my teenage years I wanted to belong to something so I started practicing islam getting closer to know god and became a muslim later on I got to know about Christianity and thought it looked cool so I wanted to become a Christian, but you cant convert to Christianity or you'll be beheaded. I stopped practicing islam my dad used to shout at me threatens me to keep practicing islam no body knew about me becoming christain by then, I have a devoted christain girlfriend .
fast forward I got a scholarship to study in india.
I liked the hindu religion and how peaceful is it and it's people, I wanted to be one.
when I was a was christain didn't tell my musilm friends or country mates or family about it I was scared how bad they are going to think of me or how disappointed my family will be, it's hard to hide what you are even if you are far away from family and country and still hide what I believe in.
I visited the lotus temple in new delhi marvelous piece of art.
I heard about bahai faith and principles and I did make sense to me and I want to become one.
I kindaf told my gf about bahai she laughed and thought it was funny, cant imagine what my family ganna say.
still I'm going to practice being a bahai even if I don't tell people that's close to me.
Im glad to be here making friends with you all and feel where I belong.
be thankful if you can recommend some books and other staff that can help me to be a good bahai.
Last edited by sam676; 01-16-2017 at 02:51 PM.
|01-16-2017, 03:46 PM||#2|
Joined: Mar 2013
From: Edwardsville, Illinois, USA
Hello and welcome!
In a certain way, you have been practicing the Baha'i teachings all along, since a fundamental principle is independent search for truth, and that religion is what you choose, not what you were born in. Also, all religions worship the same God, so they are really all the one true Faith, just different chapters in the same book.
This latest chapter says that all mankind are children of the same God, and all are equal, so it's time for old practices of separation, such as the caste system, or calling other religions "unclean" are ended. It is now time for universal brotherhood, and an end to war and conflict.
May God bless you in your path.
|01-17-2017, 01:27 AM||#3|
Joined: Sep 2010
From: Normanton Far North Queensland
Welcome it is good to have you here.
This is a link to the Baha'i Library -
Authoritative Writings and Guidance | Bahá
Works of Baha'u'llah and Abdul'baha are a good place to start. Maybe Abdul'baha "Paris Talks" of "Some Answered Questions".
If you have any questions, we like them
|01-17-2017, 04:48 AM||#4|
Joined: Jul 2014
Welcome Sam! Sounds like you have had a wonderful journey, thus far, in searching for the truth of faith. May you continue to be blessed with earnestness, enthusiasm and love for all mankind. Your choices are pretty much limitless when it comes to Baha'i writings. You can't go wrong. A good introduction is Baha'u'llah and the New Era.