What does it mean to be a Bahá’í?
Bahá’u’lláh tells us that His laws are “the lamps of My loving providence among
My servants, and the keys of My mercy for My creatures.” In another passage He says,
“Observe My commandments, for the love of My beauty.” To follow all the laws perfectly
upon becoming a Bahá’í is not what is expected of us, but rather that we strive
to progress toward this standard.
Some examples of laws and principles of the Faith include daily prayer, observing
a period of fasting, refraining from backbiting and the abuse of alcohol and drugs,
engaging in a craft, trade or profession, and avoiding involvement in partisan politics.