Baha'i in Bangladesh

Baha'i
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People Name: Baha'i
Country: Bangladesh
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 11,000
World Population: 27,900
Primary Language: Bengali
Primary Religion: Other / Small
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The judge shook his finger at the defendant. "You had better get a heavy-duty lawyer." He slammed down the gavel and pronounced the charges. "Sedition for speaking out for this country to recognize Israel." Ghazi's cheeks stung at the judge's words, portraying him as a weak attorney because he was Bahai. He knew that his client would return to the area of the jail reserved for criminally insane.

Ghazi and other Bahais stayed at the accused's home, in an attempt to protect the Christian man's family. Such kind actions are common for the Bahais. The family shared their Christian faith with Ghazi and his friends, but because of the spiritual veil that covers their eyes to the truth, they continue to believe that all faiths are acceptable and there is only need for goodness and kindness in one's life.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Bahais believe that when there is a crisis, God appears in the form of a prophet. They believe that Moses, Mohammed and Jesus are all such manifestations. The Bahai religion was born from the belief of a man who saw himself to be the Muslim messiah in the early 1800s. It has spread throughout the world and there are about 10,000 Bahais in Bangladesh. They are widely persecuted.

Prayer Points

Pray that the spiritual veil is lifted from the eyes of these kind, gracious people.
Pray that they will see that their actions, however good, are not enough to reach God.
Pray that thousands of Bahai find eternal life through Christ.

Text Source:   Global Prayer Digest