The Bahai Temple, Uganda
The Bahai Temple, Uganda Reviews
Bahá’u’lláh, Jul 25, 2008
The Bahai temple, the only one in Africa was built in Uganda. It is a unique building and a source of awe to many. It has become a tourist attraction not only to the locals but foreigners too. The Bahai faith is a phenomenon of it's own. Founded over a century and a half a go, the Bahai faith is one of the fastest growing beliefs/ religions of the world. With more than five million adherents residing in over 124,000 localities, the Bahá'í Faith is established in 204 countries across the planet.
The spiritual principles of the Bahá'í Faith affirm its overall purpose--to bring about the oneness of humanity. In cooperation with these same principles, Bahá'ís also believe that there is only one Creator and that the spiritual truth of all religions is the same.
Bahá’u’lláh, the latest of these Messengers, brought new spiritual and social teachings for our time. His essential message is of unity. He taught the oneness of God, the oneness of the human family, and the oneness of religion. Bahá'u'lláh said, "The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens," and that, as foretold in all the sacred scriptures of the past, now is the time for humanity to live in unity. Bahá'ís believe the crucial need facing humanity is to find a unifying vision of the nature and purpose of life and of the future of society.
Bahá’ís worship God through prayer and meditation, by participating in devotional gatherings, and through active service to their communities. They individually recite one of three obligatory prayers each day as prescribed by Bahá’u’lláh. The Bahá’í scriptures offer much guidance on the uses of prayer and contain many prayers for various purposes and occasions. Moreover, work performed in the spirit of service is, according to the Bahá’í teachings, a form of worshipping God. My friend Jackie in Wisconsin is married to a Bahai and she is Catholic. I have always wondered how she would raise her children knowing the Catholics are so strict on their beliefs.
There is no cost to pray at or tour the Bahai Temple in Uganda. You can not take photos inside the temple.
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