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Bahá'í Faith
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The Báb · `Abdu'l-Bahá

The Hidden Words
The Seven Valleys

Administrative Order
The Guardianship
Universal House of Justice
Spiritual Assemblies

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A Covenant-breaker or the act of Covenant-breaking is a term used by Bahá'ís to refer to a particular form of heresy. Being declared a Covenant-breaker by the head of the Faith — which since 1963 refers to the elected nine-member Universal House of Justice, the governing body of the Bahá'ís. Bahá'ís avoid association with them, even if the Covenant-breaker is a family member. The authority to declare a Bahá'í a Covenant-breaker resides solely with the head of the Bahá'í Faith.


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