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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.
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.]


by Christopher Buck

published in Encyclopaedia of the Qur'an, Vol. 1, A-D, pages 197-199
Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2001
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