- Oct 2014
Well, in the light of the concept of progressive revelation, there is a perfect logic here - Bahá'u'llah makes frequent references to the previous revelation, in order to clarify what is added in His revelation. In that perspective, the idea that the Bahá'í Faith is a specially designed as an opportunity for Islam, is a misunderstanding. Furthermore, the idea that the Koran is more significant than the Bible, because of the argument of time, also is based on a slight misunderstanding. The difference between the Bible and the Koran, above all, has to do with authenticity - the Koran being a a much more authentic rendering of the divine teachings than the Bible.That was also my basic impression when I read the texts of Baha'u'llah, Abdu'l-Baha or Shoghi Effendi. For Christians the many quotes from the Koran are uninteresting and also the way Baha'u'llah talks about God is more in a way we know from the Koran. In addition, Baha'u'llah now also comes classically from the Muslim background. Somewhere I read that the Koran has a higher significance than the Bible in the Baha'i Revelation, because of the argument of the time. Baha'u'llah provides many things that are present in Christian Revelation but were still missing in Islam (e.g. grace before justice) to Muslims through his Revelation. Therefore I agree with your impression.