The BahÃ¡'Ã Faith is a monotheistic religion founded by BahÃ¡'u'llÃ¡h in nineteenth-century Persia, emphasizing the spiritual unity of all humankind. There are an estimated five to six million BahÃ¡'Ãs around the world in more than 200 countries and territories.
In the BahÃ¡'Ã Faith, religious history is seen to have unfolded through a series of divine messengers, who each established a religion that was suited to the needs of the time and the capacity of the people. These messengers have included Abraham, Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad and others, and most recently BahÃ¡'u'llÃ¡h. In BahÃ¡'Ã belief, each messenger taught of those to follow, and BahÃ¡'u'llÃ¡h's life and teachings fulfill the end-time promises of previous scriptures. Humanity is understood to be in a process of collective evolution, and the need of the present time is for the gradual establishment of peace, justice and unity on a global scale.