Wikipedia:WikiProject Bahá'í Faith

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WikiProject Bahá'í Faith
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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.


Please feel free to add your name in here.


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.

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:

Recognized content[edit]

Featured articles[edit]

Good articles[edit]

DYKs (Did You Knows)[edit]

Formerly recognized content[edit]

Former featured articles[edit]

Former good articles[edit]

Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team release version selections[edit]

Article Alerts[edit]

Redirects for discussion


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.

Ongoing Wikipedia surveys[edit]


  • {{Bahá'í-stub}} - Used for stubs.
  • {{Bahá'í}} - 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.


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.