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AuthorChristopher Buck
Title of item
Vol. 1, A-D
Parent publication   Encyclopaedia of the Qur'an
Publisher of this ed.
Leiden: E. J. Brill
Date of this edition 2001
Permission author
Posted 2004-07-20 by Jonah Winters
Classified in Encyclopedia articles
Abstract The Baha'i Faith's continuities and discontinuities with Islam. This is the only Baha'i-related article in The Encyclopaedia of the Qur’an.
Notes This article is posted by the author at Also available in the Encyclopaedia of the Qur’an Online.

The nature of this publication is such that the Baha'i Faith is treated in almost purely Islamic terms. However, the Babi religion is described as "super-Islamic" by dint of its intense Imamocentrism (as pointed out by Todd Lawson), while the Baha'i Faith is characterized as "supra-Islamic" by virtue of its universalism.

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