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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 Also available in the Encyclopaedia of the Qur’an Online. See also the longer 2016 version of this article, also posted at

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. [-C.B.]

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