Many early Baháʼís contributed to the process of building a new nation decades before the formation of the union. Among them were the first technicians and vocational who were working in various fields like agriculture, education, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and others.

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Early Bahá'ís in the UAE

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Since the dawn of history, the UAE has been the land of diversity, coexistence and acceptance of the other

The history of the Baháʼí faith has been interwoven with the Arabian region since the outset of its revelation. Therefore, many Arabian cities were linked closely to the history of the development of the Bahai faith, the most of which is the city of Baghdad. In this city, Baháʼu’lláh, declared His mission in 1863. Before that in 1260 AH, 1844 AD, the waterways and coasts of the Gulf of Oman, the Arabian Sea and the Red Sea were all honoured by the presence of the Bab, the forerunner of Bahaullah, during His pilgrimage to Mekka going and coming. 

وكما هو الحال في منطقة الخليج، استمر تواجد البهائيين في أرض الإمارات الحبيبة منذ عقودٍ طويلةٍ قبل قيام الاتحاد. وساهم الترابط الاجتماعي بين الأهالي، وروح المودة التي تميز بها سكان الإمارات، على احتضان جميع الجنسيات والتعايش مع مختلف الثقافات والأديان بروح المودة والألفة. وبجهود المغفور له الشيخ زايد بن سلطان آل نهيان – طيب الله ثراه – في لمّ الشمل وتعزيز أواصر الوحدة والوفاق، تأسست دولة الاتحاد، دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة.

The intention to provide a decent life for all continued to be part of the everlasting legacy that the rulers of the Emirates have inherited from Shaikh Zayed. Since the Baháʼís consider themselves an integral part of their society, they continued working side by side with all the citizens in this society for building the homeland in various fields including education, medical, economical, agricultural, commercial, etc…, to which many have testified.

المؤسّسات والمساواة بين الجنسين في المنطقة العربيّة Our Contributions تناولت الجامعة البهائيّة العالميّة قضايا المساواة بين الجنسين ودور المؤسسات في تحقيق التقدم بالمنطقة العربية في حدثها الأخير. تعمّق في النقاشات الغنية والأفكار الملهمة التي قُدمت من قبل خبراء من الإمارات، البحرين، وتونس. اكتشف كيف يمكن للمبادئ والسياسات أن تشكل مستقبل المساواة بين الجنسين. Read more Engaging in COP28 Our Contributions The Representatives of the Bahá'ís in the United Arab Emirates, in collaboration with Representatives of the Bahá'í International Community’s UN Office and the Bahá'í International Community's Representative to the Arab countries, participated in COP28 hosted by the UAE. Read more Social Discourses Our Contributions The representative of the Baháʼís of the United Arab Emirates, Dr. Roeia Thabet, participated, along with a number of researchers in this field in a discussion panel on 7th November, 2022 titled: ‘the role of women in building peace.’ This was organized by ‘TRENDS Research & Advisory. Read more Interfaith Discourses Our Contributions Representatives of the Baháʼís in the UAE contributed in organizing and preparing a series of regular discussion panels with leaders and representatives of different religions in the UAE to help achieve a unified vision of the role of religion in strengthening the values of unity, tolerance, peace and.. Read more Seminar on Values of Coexistence & Equality Our Contributions The Representatives of the Baháʼís of the UAE participated and helped to organize an Arabic language seminar entitled: “The Role of Equality and Coexistence in Enhancing Social Prosperity in a World Driven by Innovation and Digital Transformation”. Read more

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