What were Baha'is before they were Baha'is?

Aug 2014
Blue Planet
Living in a Muslim country, was born in a Muslim family, I was "namely" a Muslim myself, but to tell the truth, I never felt any connection with it. I could not swallow the laws in Islam; they looked so backwards to me. Say, even the kind of ablution Muslims need to perform three times (or more) a day, looked kind of very time consuming. Then I got familiar with Baha'i faith. the laws seemed JUST fit with our times; moderate and kind, and I enjoyed the mystical writings of Baha'u'llah. I searched a bit, then I converted.