Baha’I community says no rituals in their mode of worship
The community said this during the birthday anniversary of the twin manifestation held at Reiz Continental Hotel on Saturday in Abuja.
Mr Lawrence Alobi, a former Commissioner of Police, told newsmen that the birthday was to celebrate the two founders of Baha’I Faith, Bab and Baha’u’llah.
He said that the religion had existed for 50 years and was registered with the United Nations as a nongovernmental organisation since 1984.
“ We don’t do rituals in our mode of worship; we use the Holy Bible and Holy Qur’an as references.
“ The religion holds consultative status with the United Nations Economic, Social Council and with UNICEF; it has an ongoing working relationship with several other UN agencies,’’ Alobi said.
He further explained that the uniqueness of the Baha’I temple was that it had nine doors and each door was represented by every other religion Worldwide.
“ In Baha’I temple all the Holy Books of other religions are being kept there,’’ he said.
He said that the Baha’I Faith had no clergy and uses Kitab-i-Aqdas as their Holy Book.
“ We give more spiritual meaning in the writings and read the prayers the way they are revealed in our Holy Book,’’ he said.