Baha'u'llah on jihad

I get excellent statistics for my web site. One of things the stats give me is the search strings that people have used to look up information on the site.

One of the questions someone asked was what Baha'u'llah's take on jihad is. Well, the short answer is that he abolished it.

For some reason, the Baha'is don't talk about this issue. Given all the talk about jihad these days, you'd think that Baha'u'llah's take on it would be very relevant—and, admittedly, controversial!


"O people of the earth!

The first Glad-Tidings which the Mother Book hath, in this Most Great Revelation, imparted unto all the peoples of the world is that the law of holy war hath been blotted out from the Book. Glorified be the All-Merciful, the Lord of grace abounding, through Whom the door of heavenly bounty hath been flung open in the face of all that are in heaven and on earth."

Baha'u'llah: "Glad Tidings" in Tablets of Baha'u'llah, p 21

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