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WikiProject Bahá'í Faith is a coordinated effort to create and maintain quality articles on Bahá'í Faith on Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects.


The Bahá'í Faith has several quality articles on Wikipedia as well as some that need further attention and maintenance. It is the task of this WikiProject to:

  • Standardize terminology related to Bahá'í Faith articles
  • Enforce neutrality on all coverage of the Bahá'í Faith.
  • Improve the quality and quantity of information, including updating well-written articles as new information is presented.
  • Add media - particularly pictures - where it would be helpful to the reader.
  • Maintain Portal:Bahá'í Faith.


Anyone who is interested to improve Bahá'í-related articles can join this project by adding their name to the list of members.

WikiProject Bahá'í Faith members

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If you are interested in joining, simply add your name below by inserting *~~~~. If you would like, you can add any explanatory notes about what you are interested in doing or any kind of academic background you may have with the Bahá'í Faith. Please also list other languages you know and your level of proficiency if you are available to translate articles.

  1. Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 05:23, 14 June 2008 (UTC)
  2. AlmightyClam 16:18, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
  3. Smkolins (talk) 01:16, 22 June 2008 (UTC), I'm a researcher. Right now most focused on Category:Bahá'í Faith by country but I'm pretty limited to English though most of the countries themselves have other languages!
  4. John Carter (talk) 16:49, 28 June 2008 (UTC), only know German I'm afraid
  5. T0lk (talk) 20:40, 13 September 2008 (UTC), I'm happy to help
  6. Fellow traveller (talk) 18:26, 6 December 2008 (UTC) Would love to contribute
  7. Spool 26 (talk) 03:11, 11 December 2008 (UTC) Ready to contribute! English is my first language, I also am fluent in Latin and can translate it.
  8. Soroush (talk) 05:38, 20 February 2009 (UTC) Can Contribute both in Persian and English language
  9. Peter Deer (talk) 11:15, 10 November 2009 (UTC) English-only with smatterings of Arabic (cannot translate), Islam-related article focused but able to contribute on all fronts.
  10. dragfyre (talk 16:19, 11 November 2009 (UTC) Can contribute in English and French. I'm also interested in filling out "by country" articles.
  11. UltraBibendum (talk) 00:05, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
  12. Jonah Winters (talk) 04:26, 15 July 2010 (UTC) I run the Baha'i Library Online; Wikipedia editor since 2007.
  13. And Adoil Descended (talk) 01:13, 8 August 2011 (UTC) Me too!
  14. Talismanart (talk)Paula Bidwell I'm writing the early history of Native Bahai's.My website is: [1]
  15. User:I'm nonpartisan Candace Hill Very pleased to see this list. Please take a look at the page for my book about the Baha'i Temple for Arcadia Publishing
  16. IBE (talk) 18:26, 24 December 2011 (UTC) Can translate with difficulty from French. Interested in Mirza Abul Fadl, especially helping to translate any of his works. Don't know any Farsi, but can help on the proofreading/ editing side, if anyone is interested in doing it for Wikibooks.
  17. Sen Mcglinn (talk) 19:44, 24 December 2011 (UTC) Interested mainly in Bahai social teachings and the transmission and authenticity or corruption of texts and ideas. See
  18. Theseus1776 (talk) 05:38, 4 April 2012 (UTC) Theology, Baha'i World Order, comparative religion, sociology
  19. Harachel22 (talk) 03:14, 5 April 2012 (UTC) I know English and French well. I can read stuff. Decent at copy-editing
  20. Jetstream423 (talk) 19:54, 11 April 2012 (UTC) Jay Tyson-Christian prophecy related to the Baha'i Faith
  21. Theseus1776 (talk) 19 April 2012 (UTC) General interest in the history of the faith, its teachings, and some other speculative concepts related to the Baha'i Faith
  22. --Barackfa (talk) 18:00, 31 January 2013 (UTC) Hungary and the Bahá'í Faith
  23. --Soundofmusicals (talk) 05:24, 18 March 2013 (UTC)
  24. Vladimir Chupin (talk) 15:49, 18 August 2013 (UTC) if anyone has access to the archives, please help verify the article on the Edict of Toleration 1844.
  25. Buzzinglibrary (talk) 23:27, 5 December 2013 (UTC) I am a librarian.
  26. Gplittle (talk) 08:08, 29 December 2014 (UTC) General knowledge with an interest in the Badi calendar
  27. Farooq (talk) 16:17, 22 October 2015 (UTC) Mainly interested in working on the Arabic version of articles on the Baha'i Faith
  28. Nadeem.navidi (talk) 23:31, 27 February 2016 (UTC) Keen to help out with anything that needs attention. Good at English, decent at Farsi! Living in Cook Islands. Would love to help with that.
  29. Buster Seven Talk 16:16, 20 March 2016 (UTC) Rekindled interest and reawakened challenge.
  30. A35821361 (talk) 01:12, 13 May 2016 (UTC)
  31. Illuminator123 (talk) 22:12, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
  32. Penultimate supper (talk) 05:42, 30 August 2017 (UTC) Interested in helping fill out stubs, provide sources, and improve grammar


A major component of any WikiProject is assessing the quality of its articles. One of the initial duties of this project is to assign ratings on all articles based on two scales: its present quality and its relative importance.

Recognized content[edit]

WikiProject Bahá'í Faith recognized content

Featured articles[edit]

Article FA nom date
Featured article Bahá'í Faith 2004-12-30
Featured article Jesus 2015-08-15

Good articles[edit]

Article GA nom date
Good article Bahá'u'lláh 2012-06-06
Good article Carole Lombard 2014-04-06
Good article Marie of Romania 2014-05-08

DYKs (Did You Knows)[edit]

Article DYK date
Did You Know? Bahá'í Faith in Brazil 2008-03-18
Did You Know? Bahá'í Faith in Cameroon 2008-04-04
Did You Know? Bahá'í Faith in Denmark 2008-04-10
Did You Know? Bahá'í Faith in Haiti 2010-02-25
Did You Know? Bahá'í Faith in Kenya 2008-04-12
Did You Know? Bahá'í Faith in Mongolia 2010-06-20
Did You Know? Bahá'í Faith in New Caledonia 2008-08-03
Did You Know? Bahá'í Faith in Niger 2008-05-10
Did You Know? Bahá'í Faith in Panama 2008-07-08
Did You Know? Bahá'í Faith in South Africa 2008-03-30
Did You Know? Bahá'í Faith in the United Arab Emirates 2008-06-12
Did You Know? Bahá'í Faith in the United Kingdom 2008-02-22
Did You Know? Garden of Ridván, Baghdad 2011-04-29
Did You Know? Isabella Grinevskaya 2009-03-31
Did You Know? Prayer in the Bahá'í Faith 2008-05-02

Wikipedia Version 1.0[edit]

The Version 1.0 Editorial Team has deemed Bahá'í Faith a vital and featured article.

As of 2008-06-13, there were 571 articles, categories, images, portal pages, and templates in Category:Bahá'í Faith (excluding the subcategories of Category:Manifestations of God in the Bahá'í Faith.) Only seven had been assessed:

Selected articles[edit]

Article sources[edit]

Good sources for Bahá'í-related articles
Finding good sources is key to developing Bahá'í-related articles.

This page offers a list of suggested sources for articles relating to the Bahá'í Faith.

The sources below are classified according to their type: Either they are primary, secondary, or tertiary sources. Reliable, published secondary sources are preferred on Wikipedia, especially in establishing the notability of a subject (see WP:PSTS), but all three types of sources can be used to support statements within articles. All analyses and interpretive or synthetic claims about primary sources must be referenced to a secondary or tertiary source, and must not be an original analysis of the primary-source material by Wikipedia editors.

An additional concern when selecting a source for an article is its independence: Sources must be intellectually independent of their subject in order to prove that they are notable enough for inclusion on Wikipedia. In this case, it means that relying solely on Bahá'í sources (or, conversely, on "anti-Bahá'í" sources) is not sufficient to establish notability.

Primary sources[edit]

The following can be considered as primary sources, as they collect original materials produced by the central figures of the Bahá'í Faith and by Bahá'í institutions. These sources are generally not independent, as they are closely associated with the worldwide Bahá'í community. As such, these sources may not be used to establish the notability of a subject (see WP:PSTS), but they can be used to support statements within articles.

General collections[edit]

  • Bahá'í Library Online – Unofficial library of Bahá'í materials from various sources
  • Ocean – Downloadable collection of writings from a variety of religious traditions
  • – Collected writings from a variety of religious traditions
  • – Collected writings from a variety of religious traditions

Topical collections[edit]

Secondary sources[edit]

The following can be considered as secondary sources, as they collect works that offer analysis of the primary sources below. They may or may not be intellectually independent of the worldwide Bahá'í community; care should be used to select one or more independent, secondary sources to establish the notability of a subject.

General collections[edit]

Bahá'í studies[edit]

Individual collections[edit]

Tertiary sources[edit]

The following can be considered as tertiary sources, as they summarize primary and secondary sources. They may or may not be intellectually independent of the worldwide Bahá'í community; care should be used to select one or more independent sources to establish the notability of a subject. They are especially useful in evaluating due weight, especially when primary and secondary sources contradict one another.


As a consequence of assessing the strength of articles and the scope defined above, members are encouraged to perform the following tasks on articles:


A common feature of many WikiProjects is a collaboration - an article selected by those users for special focus for a period of time. As assessment gets under way and users join the WikiProject, it is desirable to select collaborations for improving articles one at a time.

Article alerts[edit]

Redirects for discussion

New articles

New Bahá'í-related articles (bot-detected)

This list was generated from these rules. Questions and feedback are always welcome! The search is being run daily with the most recent ~14 days of results. Note: Some articles may not be relevant to this project.

Rules | Match log | Results page (for watching) | Last updated: 2019-10-19 19:24 (UTC)

Note: The list display can now be customized by each user. See List display personalization for details.

Hot articles

Hot Bahá'í-related articles (bot-detected)
7 edits John the Baptist
6 edits Gautama Buddha
5 edits Jeremiah
4 edits Isaiah
4 edits Ali Nakhjavani
4 edits Mary Magdalene
4 edits Mental health of Jesus
4 edits Religious law
3 edits Quran
3 edits Entering heaven alive

These are the articles that have been edited the most within the last six days. Last updated 21 October 2019 by HotArticlesBot.


  • {{Bahá'í-stub}} – Used for stubs.
  • {{Bahá'í sidebar}} – Used along the side of articles to navigate basic topics related to the Bahá'í Faith
  • {{Bahá'í books}} – Used along the side of articles to navigate select writings on the Bahá'í Faith
  • {{Bahá'í-2}} – Used at the bottom of articles to navigate basic topics related to the Bahá'í Faith
  • {{Bahá'í books-2}} – Used at the bottom of articles to navigate select writings on the Bahá'í Faith
  • {{Apostles of Bahá'u'lláh}} – Used along the side of articles to navigate between biographies of the apostles of Bahá'u'lláh.
  • {{WikiProject Bahá'í Faith|class=|importance=}} – Used on talk pages to mark and assess articles for this WikiProject.
  • {{User WikiProject Bahá'í Faith}} – Used on userpages to denote that someone is a member of this WikiProject.
  • {{The Bahá'í Faith Barnstar}} – Used for awarding editors on their user talk page for displaying great editing skills in improving articles related to the Bahá'í Faith.


Related projects[edit]

The main project for standardizing articles having to do with religions is WikiProject Religion. There are several other projects that assess and index religious material on Wikipedia. Wikipedia:WikiProject Religious texts might also have some overlap with the Bahá'í texts.

Sister Project links[edit]

There is coverage of the Bahá'í Faith on all of the Wikimedia Foundation sister projects. If you are a user on Wikipedia, you automatically have membership there as well and many of the policies and editing techniques are the same across several of the projects.

  • Wikibooks is collaborating on an introductory book about the Bahá'í Faith. You can add content or clean up the existing pages.
  • Wikimedia Commons is a repository of free media; it can host audio, images, or video and has several Bahá'í images that can be freely used. If you have any media that you can contribute, you may want to upload it there for use in all of the other Wikimedia Foundation projects.
  • Wikinews is a site citizen journalism with a few relevant stories. As news events occur related to persecution of Bahá'ís, you may want to consider writing about them there.
  • Wikiquote has pages for quotations by and about persons and topics. Presently, there are pages in English on Bahá'í Faith, Bahá'u'lláh, the Báb, and `Abdu'l-Bahá.
  • Wikisource allows users to upload original documents. As of this writing, there are not any relevant documents uploaded there. Since many texts related to the Bahá'í Faith can be reproduced in the public domain, it is possible to upload them there. It is vitally important that you understand the proper copyright status of any document or text before uploading it to Wikisource.
  • Wiktionary provides dictionary definitions, including one on Bahá'í.
  • Wikiversity encourages collaboration on learning resources and has a topic on the Bahá'í Studies. You can add resources from other Wikimedia projects there, as well as direct readers to print and Internet resources that will help provide a more comprehensive view of the Bahá'í Faith.

In addition, all of these projects have multilingual components, so you are not limited to simply editing and strengthening English-language pages. There are simple English editions of Wikibooks, Wikiquote, and Wiktionary and none of them presently have any material related to the Bahá'í Faith.