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Persecution and prejudice by Universal House of Justice
Ahmad Karimpour’s Unanswered letter
I read your letter dated 20/08/02 with disgust and have decided to respond to you in English and set the record straight concerning the violation of my human and Baha’i rights and your continued coercive and intimidatory behaviour.
Your initial correspondence to this servant contained false and inaccurate allegations. You failed to conduct an independent enquiry and find out the merits of the case presented to you. You recorded as factual the rumours forwarded to you by a number of ill-intentioned and attention-seeking individuals, some of whom are regarded as the “learned!”. You accepted the unsubstantiated gossips of wrong-doers and did not bother to hear my side of the argument. On this count you have failed in one of the basic teachings of our beloved faith: the Independent Investigation of the Truth.
You demanded from me, to recant my alleged association with an organisation I know nothing about and threatened me with sanctions of I did not comply. Though I objected to your bias and prejudice so clearly evident from the tone of your letter, I drafted a short reply and complied with your wishes. I did so purely out of my love for Baha’u’llah and the martyrs of the Faith, whom I had the pleasure of knowing.
Yet in your most recent reply, you once again threaten me with sanctions even though I have complied with your every request. I take refuge in God from your harassments. Your tactics of thought control, inquisition, violation of my individual rights (innocent until proven guilty), intimidation, threats and sanctions are in complete violation of the role and
function of a Spiritual Assembly as foretold by Abd’ul Baha and Shoghi Effendi. Your actions resemble the 14th century Inquisition by the Roman Catholic priests.
Your continued harassment of this servant on false charges, have drawn a wedge in our family and resulted in the desertion of the Faith by my daughter – something even the mullahs were incapable of doing.
You have demonstrated to be a puppet in the hands of a few un-elected evil individuals with fancy titles. Persons who can say what they like and commit what wrong-doings they can without being questioned. I ask you, to whom shall we turn to, if these individuals one day rape our children? Why are they above the law?
Anyone who questions their evil methods and intentions, is labelled a “covenant breaker” and cast out of the Faith. Disagreement with them is seen as “trying to build a following” or “campaigning against the covenant”. Free speech and expressions of opinion are stifled through the imposition of a soviet style conformity with the system. One is persecuted for thinking independently and threatened with sanctions. Big Brother is watching every where and George Orwell’s 1984 is re- lived before our very eyes.
In the mean time “Entry by Troops” becomes “Desertion by Troops” and even the thought-police are not able to halt the un-precendented desertions from the faith that we are witnessing today. In attempting to impose their vain imaginings on individuals, the racist policies of Apartheid and Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party are practiced in disguise. Justice and equality amongst the Bahai’s has given way to the creation of a new class of clergy with unlimited powers to silence any signs of independent thinking or free enquiry.
For the record, I wish to state the following:
1 – If you intend to cast me out of the faith (and yet have no solid reason for doing so), feel free to let me know. My daughters and I will happily resign en masse and grant your wish.
2 – If this event takes place, I reserve my full rights as an Australian citizen and a free individual to raise my case and demand justice through other sources / authorities.
You can never control my heart and faith“. . . . .
“I make a clear distinction between the Faith of Baha’u’llah and the evil intentions of those who seek leadership positions within the Baha’i administration. Oppression will always be evident in the light of history.
You have failed to be the “loving shepherds” you are meant to be. Choosing to play politics and
please the un-elected few is in direct contravention of what you are elected for. “
Ahmad Karimpour Perth – WA
“Recently the small Italian Baha’i community was shocked to learn that one of its most prominent, long-serving and active members, the former General Secretary of the NSA: Franco Ceccherini, had been ousted from the NSA and formally charged for embezzlement and fraud in the amount of 360,000 Euros.
Ceccherini allegedly stole the money over the lengthy period of time that he served at the highest levels of the Baha’i community in Italy. It appears that he embezzled funds from 1992 until 2006 by fraudulently producing invoices, letters and documents and then pocketing the funds he received for them. Throughout the more than 14 years that Ceccherini served in the institutions, he alternated between high level positions: sometimes he served as the General Secretary of the NSA of Italy, while other times he served as the Head of the Office of the Secretariat – which included several other individuals employed by the NSA. And at times Ceccherini served as both General Secretary and as Head of the Office of the Secretariat.
Which means that the NSA has to pay back 275,000 Euros.
Through the uninterrupted access granted to him by these positions, Ceccherini was able to allegedly perpetrate this scheme for almost 15 years. It is still a mystery how the Treasurer could not detect such a large and prolonged fraud. Nor is it known what, if any, control measures were circumvented by Ceccherini. As it stands now, neither the Treasurer, any of the other NSA members nor any employees of the NSA have been charged. “ . . . .
Appeal of Jewish background Bahais to the State of Israel.
Let us make Local Spiritual Assembelies in all the different cities of Israel and a National Spiritual Assembely of the State of Israel. Let the Counsellors of the International teaching centre make yearly plans for the spread of Bahai Faith in Israel. Let the Israeli children attend Bahai moral classes , let the Bahai youth start intensive programme of Growth for the Israeli citizen, let these young pure souls sign the Bahai youth card.
Let us group the various local spiritual Assembelies in Israel into different clusters like A, B, C, D. Let us make plans to have more and more “A” clusters as we are trying in other countries. Dear Sir, by ‘A’ cluster we mean there are 1000 convert in a year and a cluster which can launch intensive programme of Growth (IPG) for the spread of Bahai Faith.
Let the Israeli citizen after accepting the Bahai Faith donate generously to the Bahai Fund and pay their Huququllah (The Right of God) . Dear sir, please do not deprive your citizens of this spiritual bounty, Because donation in the Bahai Faith is considered as a spiritual Bounty given only to the Bahais and we do not accept it from Non Bahais.
Let our Infalliable ‘House of Justice’ issue special Messages to the Bahais “How to Teach Jew Youths”.
By now we have nine Temples or the Houses of Worship in countries like Australia, India, Germany, Panama, Samoa, Etc. We have purchased lands in more than 120 countries for building our future House of Worship. Dear Sir, please give us permission to purchase a land for constructing the House of Worship in Israel also.
We do not take part in politics, it is prohibited to a Baha’i. Moreover we never go against the Law of any Government, we promise that we will abide by this Law.
Baha’u’llah is the Promised One of all religions: the return of Christ to the Christians, the Messiah to the Jews, Shah Bahram to the Zoroastrians. Al Qaem for the Muslims.
Whenever our Honorable members of ‘House of Justice’ visit different countries they make a covenant with the Bahais. The covenant is ‘they will pray in the Holy Shrines on our behalf and the Bahais should propagate the Bahai Faith on their behalf’. As staying in Israel as they are deprived of the bounty of teaching the Bahai Faith. Dear sir, We plead you to please lift this ban, let them get this bounty of teaching. After all, these nine members are the one that when God looked at the earth, the first nine member which he selected to serve his Faith were these Members of the House of Justice.
All the religions like Judaism, Chritanity, Islam Buddhism, Hindiusm are rusted and their followers are spiritually dead as they have failed to recognise Baha’u’llah, infact these religions are Kindergarden and Bahai Faith is a Graduate School.
Let the Israelis accept the Bahai Faith and make a spiritual progress in Abha Kingdom. Dear Sir please do not deprive your people of the progress of their soul in Abha Kingdom.
Christianity has become a spiritual desert, Islam has been taken over by hallucinating ayatollahs, likewise all other religions have been rusted as they have been taken over by superstitions. It is the Bahai Faith which has all its full Glory and Honour.
Bahai Faith has become the second most widespread religion on earth and it has the fastest conversion rate. It is the most comfortable religion but such a religion is not allowed to preach and propagate to the Israeli is just a matter of great concern to us.
The problems of the Citizen of the State of Israel
1-However, in keeping with a policy that has been strictly followed since the days of Bahá’u’lláh, We Bahá’ís do not teach the Faith in Israel. Likewise, the Faith is not taught to Israelis abroad if they intend to return to Israel. When Israelis ask about the Faith, their questions are answered, but this is done in a manner which provides factual information without stimulating further interest.”
(Ref: The Universal House of Justice, 1995 Jul 23, Teaching Israelis)
2-“Whenever an Israeli citizen living in the West, irrespective of his background and religious affiliation, declares his belief and interest in becoming a member of the Bahá’í community, he is informed that the Faith is not taught in Israel and that there is no Bahá’í community there apart from those who are associated with the Bahá’í World Center. He cannot be accepted into the Bahá’í community if he is planning to return to Israel to reside there.
3-“If he plans to continue to reside outside Israel, his enrollment can be accepted, but he will then be subject to the same restrictions about travel to Israel as any other Bahá’í, in that he could do so only with the express permission of the Universal House of Justice. In any event, the Universal House of Justice should be informed of any such declaration.
(Ref: Letter from the Universal House of Justice, dated October 20, 1994, to several National Spiritual Assemblies.”)
(Compilations, NSA USA – Developing Distinctive Baha’i Communities)
Co-operation between the State of Israel and Bahai Faith
2-All their possessions and properties are being exempted from Government taxes and duties and even for their necessary imports the Baha’is enjoy exemption of custom duties.
3-The publication of Bahai news and information in Israeli news paper and their broadcast over the Israeli radio is permissible and moreover radio Israel sometimes congratulates the Baha’is on their festivals
4-Mrs. Ruhiya Rabbani in one newspaper where she had said “I prefer that the youngest religion i.e. Bahai Faith grows and expands in the most newly country in the world i.e. Israel. we belong to this place and have attachment to each other and in fact it must be said that the future of us and Israel is like the rings of one chain connected to each other.”
5-When a Baha’i from other country wants to visit State of Israel, the Israel security exempts the Baha’is from rigorous questioning, if he shows the letter from the UNIVERSAL HOUSE OF JUSTICE.
6-We acknowledge the periodical visits of Israeli Prime Ministers, Presidents and other high ranking officials at our World Centre. The Kind and the good words which they spoke for our Faith cannot be easily forgotten. The last which we heard was former Prime Minister Mr. Arien Sharon.
7-The Government officials in Israel have access to factual information about the Faith, its history and general principles. Books concerning the Faith are available in libraries throughout the State of Israel, and Israelis are welcome to visit the Shrines and the surrounding gardens.
The Support of State of Israel to Bahai Faith
(a) The Israeli president and his wife Mrs. Ben Zoy paid a scheduled visit to the holy sites of Mount Carmel, following the reception given in their honor at the home of His Holiness Abdul-Baha.”
(b) “The Israeli Government’s relations with His Holiness Vali Amrollah and the international Bahai delegation are friendly and sincere. It is a pleasure that successes have been achieved in recognition of the faith in the holy land.”
(c) 12th November 1952, Contract was signed with the Development Authority of the State of Israel whereby the Bahá’í Community secured some 40 Acres of land surrounding the sacred Shrine of Bahá’u’lláh.
(d) January 1954,(On the behalf of the Guardian, Shoghi Effendi) The President of the International Bahá’í Council (Charles Mason Remey who later on was declared a Covenant Breaker) and Secretary General (Leroy Ioas), asked permission to call on the President of the State of Israel to greet him officially.
(e) Many years ago, the following statement appeared in the official Bahai publication “We are very proud and pleased to announce to the Baha’is the expansion and development of relations between the Bahaism and the officials of the Israeli Government.”
(f) Dr. Lutfullah Hakim, a member of the Universal House of Justice in Israel, in a letter to the Bahai community, wrote:
“ These days the Israeli newspapers, whether in Hebrew, Arabic or English, publish detailed articles on the Bahai religion and His Holiness.”
(g) Amatul Baha Mrs. Roohieh Khanum in a press conference, said:
“ I prefer to have the youngest religion, Bahaism germinate in the newest country of the world, Israel. We belong to, and depend on this country, Israel. Indeed, I should say that ours and Israel’s future are interlinked like a chain.”
(h) The Bahai representatives had meetings with Ben Gorivan the then Prime Minister of Israel in which they expressed their gratitude and appreciation towards Israeli Government and also spoke about sincere feelings and affections of the Bahais for the progress and fate of the Israeli government.
(i) Our Beloved Guardian of the Bahai Faith Shoghi Effendi had a meeting with Master Benzavi of the ex-President of Israel, He told him “I hope that the world Bahai centre in Israel will in an ever- increasing manner be always effectual in progress and lofty position of the country and in the welfare of its citizens.”
(j) The official visit of the former president of Israel, Mr. Zalman Shahzar to the Bahai centre on 7th april 1964 and heartly exchanges of compliments between them to the sign of intense connection and cooperation between the Bahai’s and the Jews.
The Bahai Role in creation of Holy Land of Israel
At a time when the international community of the World were pleading to the United Nations to give official status to their government of Israel, Our Beloved Guardian Shoghi Effendi (grandson of Abbas Effendi), in a letter to the United Nations on behalf of the Palestinians, emphasized his sincere relationships with the Jews and supported their plans for establishment of Holy Land of Israel.
Human Equality in the Bahai Faith
According to Baha’i proponents “the unity of humanity transcending all divisions of race, nation, gender, caste and social class, while celebrating human diversity”  is one the most important and central teachings of the Baha’i Faith. Busy presenting sweet words as such, Baha’i advocates neglect the fact that their ideal propaganda is totally incompatible with and even opposite to the sayings of the founders of Baha’ism, and that they are merely spreading their own illusions under the name of “the superior and divine message of The Bahai Faith.”
To prove my claims, let us look into some of these sayings and you may judge for yourselves.
If you would meet someone who would claim this and at the same time claim that he is an infallible prophet of God and that: “In origin and intention of creation mankind is one.”, how would you consider his credibility and character?
That person is the infallible Abdul Baha saying:
“For instance, you see the blacks in Africa who are in fact cows that God has created in the shape of human beings, and then you see the blacks of America, who are smart, civilized and cultured. Visiting schools and assemblies of blacks in Washington, during this trip, and having extensive discussions, they could understand my points like the smart Europeans.” 
Reading this, I wonder what the blacks of Africa think about the reality of their creation and the fact that according to Abdul Baha’s divine teachings, blacks of Africa are not to be considered human beings but “cows that God has created in the shape of human beings”.
I must mention though that Abdul Baha in the same passage refutes and contradicts himself by stating: “Human kinds without training and education is spoiled…and what else causes their (Blacks of America and blacks of Africa) differences- one being deeply ignorant and the other one being civilized- except for training…”
Correct me if I am mistaken, but is the infallible Abdul Baha implying here that cows through “training and education” will turn into human beings?!
Abdul Baha Treats Turks with Ridicule; Turks Are Not Worth Serious Replies! :
Now that we have learned what Africans in essence are, let us, through Abdul Baha’s unifying and unprejudiced teachings, learn how Turks should be treated in order to achieve understanding, respect and unity for all mankind.
Fazil Mazandarani quotes Abdul Baha in “A glossary of Baha’i terms”:
When King Jamal reached Akka he asked to see me. Riding on a donkey I headed for his house. As soon as he saw me, he warmly greeted me and offered me a seat beside himself. Without any introduction he said: ‘You are a corrupter of religion, that’s why the Iranian government exiled you here.’… I thought to myself: ‘This is a Turk so the reply for him should be ridicules and silencing.’ 
In the same book we are advised us to:
“Keep away from Turks and leave them alone even if he is your father! Because if he loves you he will eat you and if he hates you, he will kill you.” 
City-dwellers Worth Gold, Village-dwellers Worth Silver! :
gold , silver
Yet another holy teaching that directs humanity towards equality is the one about dowry. According to Baha’i teachings no marriage may be contracted without payment of a dowry; however the dowry fixed for a city-dweller differs from that of a village-dweller. The dowry for city-dwellers has been fixed at nineteen mithghals (2.22 troy ounces) of pure gold, and for village-dwellers at the same amount though in silver.
Now, why is there such a huge difference in the fixed dowry? One might argue that city-dwellers are wealthier than village-dwellers thus the huge difference in the fixed dowry. However this is a huge generalization and an ignorant stereotype of village dwellers.
If the objective of such a directive is to consider the bridegroom’s financial capabilities, the location of his permanent residence should be insignificant, since there are village-dwellers wealthier than city dwellers and poor city dwellers are really not uncommon.
The important question thus is whether the Baha’i teachings regard city-dwellers as superior to village-dwellers? Or maybe village-dwellers are not worth gold? Are village-dwellers considered inferior? Why then the huge difference?
“Who so ever doesn’t regard the Baha’i teachings and regulations as the ultimate truth, should ask his mother about the truth of his origin* and cannot be considered as his father’s right and legal son.” 
“Those souls who oppose Kitab-i-Badi’s orders are deprived of names and characters, and God regards them as animals and with such (animals) will they be joined and assembled.” 
“Today who so ever merely addresses my rejecters as “human beings” will be totally deprived of God’s mercy, let alone those who try to prove such souls’ worth or grant them status.” 
Dear readers! Allow me to summarize the Baha’i concept of human equality:
‘Keep away from Turks and leave them alone even if he is your father,’ however if you can’t get rid of them, keep in mind that ‘the reply for Turks should be ridicules and silencing’. Further, know that Blacks of Africa are ‘cows that God has created in the shape of human beings’ but the blacks of America are trained and can actually ‘understand your points like the smart Europeans’, isn’t that just amazing?! Blacks of America are able to understand matters just like the “smart Europeans”?!
Concerning those who ‘don’t regard the Baha’i teachings and regulations as the ultimate truth.’- know that they are illegitimately born and thus ‘should ask their mothers about the truth of their origin and cannot be considered as their fathers’ right and legal sons.’ And do not even call them “human beings” because if you do so, you will ‘be totally deprived of God’s mercy’ since ‘God regards them as animals and with such (animals) will they be joined and assembled’!
This is the human equality and respect taught by the glorious teachings of the Baha’i Faith.
Although Baha’i proponents try to present Bahaism as a pacifist and peaceful religion that emphasizes on “the unity of humanity”, a glance at Bahaism’s original teachings reveals the opposite. The enormous amounts of inconsistencies and contradictions found in the writings and speeches of its founders reveals their evil and corrupt mindset, and exposes Baha’ism’s sole objective; to deceive and misguide the Muslim community and destroy the pure and perfect message of Islam.
O Mankind! Behold, We have created you all out of a male and a female, and have made you into nations and tribes, so that you might come to know one another. Verily, the noblest of you in the sight of God is the one who is most deeply conscious of Him. Behold, God is all-knowing, all-aware.”
(Ref: The Holy Quran 49:13)
1. Baha’i Faith and the unity of humanity from Wikipedia
2. The Advent of Divine Justice
Shoghi Effendi, US Baha’i Publishing Trust, 1990 first pocket-size edition
3. Talks of Abdul-Baha in Europe and America, Abdul-Baha, p. 203
4. Talks of Abdul-Baha in Europe and America, Abdul-Baha, page 203-204
5. ‘A glossary of Baha’i terms’, Fazil Mazandarani, Volume 3, page 42
6. ‘A glossary of Baha’i terms’, Fazil mazandarani, Volume 2, page 154
7. Kitab-i-Aqdas, Bahaullah, Paragraph nr 66
8. Ma’idih-‘i Asmani, (Heavenly Repast), Bahaullah, Volume 4, page 355
9. Kitab-i-Badi, Bahaullah, page 213
10. Kitab-i-Badi, Bahaullah, page 140
Are al-Quran and Writings of “Bahaullah” from same Author (Allah)?
Shabbir Ahmed : http://geocities.com/combatkit/
We have heared some bahai authors saying that is because of some bahais says that writings of Mirza Hussein Ali is in the mannar of Quran is due to the same source which is totally disagree.
But first let me share one Ayah (sign) of almighty Allah.
Who can be more wicked than one who inventeth a lie against Allah, or saith, “I have received inspiration,” when he hath received none, or (again) who saith, “I can reveal the like of what Allah hath revealed”? If thou couldst but see how the wicked (do fare) in the flood of confusion at death! – the angels stretch forth their hands, (saying),”Yield up your souls: this day shall ye receive your reward,- a penalty of shame, for that ye used to tell lies against Allah, and scornfully to reject of His signs!” (Ref: Holy Quran, Surah (Chapter) Al – Annam (The Cattle) 6 , Ayah (verse) 93)
The author of Quran (Almighty Allah) says many places in the Quran, few references has been given below
It is He Who hath produced you from a single person: here is a place of sojourn and a place of departure: We detail Our signs for people who understand. (Ref: Holy Quran, Surah Al – Annam (The Cattle) 6 , Ayah 98)
A Book, whereof the verses are explained in detail;- a Qur’an in Arabic, for people who understand;- (Ref: Holy Quran, Surah Fussilat (Explained in Detail) 41 , Ayah 3)
Allah disdains not to use the similitude of things, lowest as well as highest. Those who believe know that it is truth from their Lord; but those who reject Faith say: “What means Allah by this similitude?” By it He causes many to stray, and many He leads into the right path; but He causes not to stray, except those who forsake (the path),- (Ref: Holy Quran, Surah Al-Baqara (The Cow) 2 , Ayah 26)
Prohibited to you (For marriage) are:- Your mothers, daughters, sisters; father’s sisters, Mother’s sisters; brother’s daughters, sister’s daughters; foster-mothers (Who gave you suck), foster-sisters; your wives’ mothers; your step-daughters under your guardianship, born of your wives to whom ye have gone in,- no prohibition if ye have not gone in;- (Those who have been) wives of your sons proceeding from your loins; and two sisters in wedlock at one and the same time, except for what is past; for Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful;- (Ref: Holy Quran, Surah An-Nisa (Women) 4 , Ayah 23)
Now let see what author of Iqdus has to say about..
It is forbidden you to wed your fathers’ wives. We shrink, for very shame, from treating of the subject of boys. Fear ye the Merciful, O peoples of the world! Commit not that which is forbidden you in Our Holy Tablet, and be not of those who rove distractedly in the wilderness of their desires. (Ref: Kitab-i-Aqdas, Page 58 , Paragraph 107)
Although it is another question that are Bahá’ís allowed to marry their sister or brother because Bahai’s Author (Supposed to be Almighty God) feel SHAME to guide his people. And I believe that this matter would be untouched by the Bahá’ís because If their God did not treat the subject then Prophet (True prophet) cannot make decision of forbition or allowed by his own. And when God and Prophet did not what rights Master(S) guardian(S) and People Bodies has.. There also arises another question. Were these laws revealed by God to Baha or did Baha make them up all be himself? If Baha is the lawmaker then he definitely deserves to be condemned for just this law, forget about all the rest. If they are from God’s side then why did shy away from it?
Here we want to share another Ayah of the Quran
Then woe to those who write the Book with their own hands, and then say:”This is from Allah,” to traffic with it for miserable price!- Woe to them for what their hands do write, and for the gain they make thereby. (Ref: Holy Quran, Surah Al Baqara (The Cow) 2 , Ayah 79)
Further if you read
“If one wants to investigate the Bahai faith with eyes which are open and with knowledge and insight, then that one shall most certainly return emptily. All should leave their sense, insight, understanding and discernment and accept whatever I say.” (Ref: Makatib Vol 2, p 247)
Why is it that Bahai principle of independent investigation of truth is not applied to Bahai teachings. If truth has to be investigated independently, why is one not allowed to investigate Bahaism? On the contrary, the founder of Bahaism declares if you will investigate the Faith, it will not be worth your while!
He is also quoted to have said:
“O son of the soil become sightless so that you can observe my beautiful face, become unable to hear anything else so that you can hear my harmonious voice, become uninformed so that you can take away a part of my wisdom… so that you may enter my holy kingdom with a clean eye, an innocent heart and a benevolent ear.” (Ref: Bahaullah’s Ad’leh Mahboub; Abdul Baha’s Makatib page 247)
Imagine if you will, a single-minded devotee, blind, deaf and ignorant to all but the body and soul of “Bahaullah”. Can such a person compare and investigate various truths and find The Truth?
Those who, when they are admonished with the Signs of their Lord, droop not down at them as if they were deaf or blind; (Ref: Holy Quran, Surah Al-Furqan [The Criterion, The Standard] 25 : Ayah 73)
The parable of those who reject Faith is as if one were to shout Like a goat-herd, to things that listen to nothing but calls and cries: Deaf, dumb, and blind, they are void of wisdom. (Ref : Al-Quran (The Quran) – Surah Al-Baqara (The Cow) 2 : Ayah 171)
Say: “I tell you not that with me are the treasures of Allah, nor do I know what is hidden, nor do I tell you I am an angel. I but follow what is revealed to me.” Say: “can the blind be held equal to the seeing?” Will ye then consider not? (Ref: Holy Quran, Surah Al-Anaam [Cattle, Livestock] 6 : Ayah 50)
These two kinds (of men) may be compared to the blind and deaf, and those who can see and hear well. Are they equal when compared? Will ye not then take heed? (Ref: Al-Qur’an [The Quran], Surah Hud 11 : Ayah 24)
(Here is) a Book which We have sent down unto thee, full of blessings, that they may mediate on its Signs, and that men of understanding may receive admonition. (Ref: Al-Qur’an, Surah Sad [The Letter Sad] 38 : Ayah 29)
This passage, now written by the Pen of Glory, is accounted as part of the Most Holy Book: The men of God’s House of Justice have been charged with the affairs of the people. They, in truth, are the Trustees of God among His servants and the daysprings of authority in His countries.
…….. Inasmuch as for each day there is a new problem and for every problem an expedient solution, such affairs should be referred to the House of Justice that the members thereof may act according to the needs and requirements of the time…… (Ref: Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh revealed after the Kitáb-i-Aqdas – ISHRÁQÁT (Splendours) (8) – The eighth Ishráq 67 – 68)
In a nutshell Bahai God knew that his Law will be incompatible with in passage of time within 1,000 years (because after which new prophet will come with the divine inspiration (Ref: Kitab-i-Aqdas, Paragraph 37)) and he (alleged God) can not make his law compitiable rather he gave the authority to men to override his principles accourding to their understandings and needs.
We have sent down to thee the Book in truth, that thou mightest judge between men, as guided by Allah: so be not (used) as an advocate by those who betray their trust; (Ref: Al-Qur’an, Surah An-Nisa [Women] 4 : Ayah 105)
But no, by the Lord, they can have no (real) Faith, until they make thee judge in all disputes between them, and find in their souls no resistance against Thy decisions, but accept them with the fullest conviction. (Ref: Al-Qur’an, Surah An-Nisa [Women] 4 : Ayah 65)
And this is a Book which We have revealed as a blessing: so follow it and be righteous, that ye may receive mercy: (Ref: Al-Qur’an, Surah An-Nisa [Women] 4 : Ayah 155)
Follow (O men!) the revelation given unto you from your Lord, and follow not, as friends or protectors, other than Him. Little it is ye remember of admonition. (Ref: Al-Qur’an, Al-Araf [The Heights] : Ayah 3)
….These are the limits ordained by Allah; so do not transgress them if any do transgress the limits ordained by Allah, such persons wrong (Themselves as well as others). (Ref : Al-Quran (The Quran) – Surah Al-Baqara (The Cow) 2 : Ayah 229)
Say: “Allah knows best how long they stayed: with Him is (the knowledge of) the secrets of the heavens and the earth: how clearly He sees, how finely He hears (everything)! They have no protector other than Him; nor does He share His Command with any person whatsoever. (Ref: Al-Qur’an, Al-Kahf [The Cave] 18 : Ayah 26)
It is not fitting for a Believer, man or woman, when a matter has been decided by Allah and His Messenger to have any option about their decision: if any one disobeys Allah and His Messenger, he is indeed on a clearly wrong Path. (Ref: Al-Qur’an, Al-Ahzab [The Clans, the Coalition, the Combined Forces] 33 : Ayah 36)
Therefore I want to say what Quran says
Say : O ye that reject Faith!
I worship not that which ye worship,
Nor will ye worship that which I worship.
And I will not worship that which ye have been wont to worship,
Nor will ye worship that which I worship.
To you be your Way, and to me mine.
(Ref: Holy Quran, Surah Al-Kafiroon (The Disbelievers) 109 , Ayah 1 – 6)
We must say what Quran Says
We have sent down to thee the Book in truth, that thou mightest judge between men, as guided by Allah: so be not (used) as an advocate by those who betray their trust; (Ref: Holy Quran, Surah An-Nisa (Women) 4 , Ayah 105)
Say: O leaders of religion! Weigh not the Book of God with such standards and sciences as are current amongst you, for the Book itself is the unerring Balance established amongst men. In this most perfect Balance whatsoever the peoples and kindreds of the earth possess must be weighed, while the measure of its weight should be tested according to its own standard, did ye but know it. (Ref: Kitab-i-Aqdas, Page 56 , Paragraph 99)
May Allah Guides us All
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds;
Most Gracious, Most Merciful; Master of the Day of Judgment.
Thee do we worship, and Thine aid we seek.
Show us the straight way,
The way of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace, those whose (portion) is not wrath, and who go not astray.
(Ref:Al-Quran (The Quran) – Surah Al-Fatiha (The Opening) 1 : Ayah 1 – 7)
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The Recantation(s) of The Bab
Mohammed Reza Isfahani
A unique aspect of the Bab is that he recanted from his beliefs – not just once but at numerous occasions in his lifetime. At most places, it did not take too much suffering or pressure for the Bab to relent and wash his hands off any claims that he may have made.
This aspect must be put into perspective of the claims of the Bab. There is no credibility for the one who enforces or claims to enforce a new law only to retract his claims and withdraws his words. What can one make of the personality of the Bab who not only disclaimed everything he said, but also invoked the curse of Allah upon his followers.
The Bahais may try and explain the actions of the Bab by saying that he recanted in the state of Taqaiyyah (concealing one’s faith). They also try and read between the lines to justify the words of the Bab. However my readers must understand that we are disputing the position of the Bab as a divinely sent or divinely inspired representative.
We do not have any instance when universally acknowledged prophets or messengers were under Taqaiyyah. Prophets and messengers chose to bear the difficulties and ill-treatments meted to them rather than recant from their faith. One needs to read the Islamic viewpoint on the history of the prophets to appreciate this point. Prophet Nuh (as) was oppressed by his people, yet there is no mention of him ever recanting or even altering his belief to suit his oppressors. Hazrat Ibrahim (as) chose to be thrown in the fire rather than withdrawing his claim to Prophethood. Hazrat Musa (as) boldly stood before the Pharaoh, but did not retract his claim as a divinely sent representative. Prophet Mohammed (saw) bore the ignominy of exile, but yet maintained at all times that he was the final prophet and messenger from Allah.
There is a rationale for this – a prophet or Imam is a representative of Allah. He is sent to guide people and not to misguide or confuse believers. He must conduct himself with dignity and remain steadfast on his claims to instill confidence in the adherents to his religion. Hence the divine representative will always put forth his claim forthrightly and without any ambiguity. He will never recant. Taqaiyyah is not permitted to divine representatives.
However in the case of the Bab, none of the above is true. He made multiple claims in his lifetime and threw his followers into confusion and disarray. He recanted several times from his beliefs as well.
In the book, Materials for the Study of the Babi Religion, Professor E. G, Browne has brought 5 documents which clearly indicate that the Bab washed his hands off any claim – either made by him or attributed to him.
– When the discussion was concluded, His Reverence the Shaykhu’l-Islلm was summoned, who had the Bab beaten and inflicted on him an exemplary chastisement, so that he apologized, recanted, and repented of and asked pardon for his errors, giving a sealed undertaking that henceforth he would not commit such faults.
(Ref: Materials for the Study of the Babi Religion, page 255)
– The following letter from the Bab in his own writing is recorded as well in the same book. “May my life be thy sacrifice! Praise be to God such as He deserves and merits, in that He hath caused (those who are) the Manifestations of His Grace and Mercy under all circumstances to comprehend all of His servants. Praise be to God, and again praise, that He hath deigned to make one like your Excellency the source of His Clemency and Mercy, by the manifestation of whose kindness He hath pardoned His servants, cast a veil over (the faults of) sinners, and shown mercy to the transgressors.
I take God to witness on His part that this weak servant never intended aught contrary to the good pleasure of the Lord of the World and the Company of Saints. Although my very existence is in itself utterly faulty, yet since my heart firmly believes in the unity of God (glorious in His mention), and the Prophethood of His Apostle, and the Saintship of the Community of Saints, and since my tongue acknowledgeth all that hath been revealed on the part of God, I hope for His Mercy. Never have I desired aught contrary to the Will of God, and, if words contrary to His good pleasure have flowed from my pen, my object was not disobedience, and in any case I repent and ask forgiveness of Him. This servant has absolutely no knowledge connected with any (superhuman) claim.
I ask forgiveness of God my Lord and I repent unto Him of (the idea) that there should be ascribed to me any [Divine] Mission. As for certain prayers and words which have flowed from my tongue, these do not imply any such Mission (amr), and any (apparent) claim to any special vicegerency for His Holiness the Proof of God (on whom be Peace!) is a purely baseless claim, such as this servant has never put forward, nay, nor any claim like unto it.
Therefore it is thus hoped from the clemency of His Imperial Majesty and of Your Excellency, that they will exalt the head of him who continually prays for them by the favors and graces of their clement and compassionate court. Farewell.”
(Ref: Materials for the Study of the Babi Religion, page 256-8)
– The same is also recorded by Abul Fadl Golpaygani in his book Kashful Ghita. The Bab openly declared his station as the promised Qaem during the public trial in Tabriz. After the punishment handed to him following the trial, he wrote a letter to Prince Nasiru’l Din Mيrzل:
“This weak soul has no desire contrary to the will of the Lord and the Guardians of his cause. Though my being is mere nothingness but since my heart is able to recognize the true meaning of the oneness of God, the manifestation of His prophet and the Guardianship of His Imams, and my tongue confesses to all that has been revealed by him. I hope for His mercy and have no desire save His contentment.
If certain words – contrary to His will – have been revealed from my pen, my purpose has not been that of rebellion. In any event I seek forgiveness of His Excellency. This servant has no knowledge to warrant any claims… Certain prayers and words that have been revealed from the tongue do not represent any concerns.
And the claim to the deputyship of His Excellency Hujjatullah – peace be up on Him – is void. This servant has not laid such a claim or any other one. Request is made for clemency from His Royal Excellency (king) and your Excellency to honor this servant with your mercy, kindness and forgiveness.”
(Ref: Kashful Ghita, Mirza Abul Fadl and Mirza Mahdi Golpayegani, p. 204–205)
– “Those who say that “Remember the name of Thy Lord” means that he himself (i.e., Sayyed ‘Ali Muhammad) has actually claimed to have received revelation and the Qur’an, have indeed become disbelievers. Moreover those who say that the verse means that he has claimed to be the Bab of the Remnant of God (the twelfth Imam), have also become disbelievers. O God, you are my witness that (I declare) any one who claims to be divine or to possess the wilayat or who has received the Qur’an and the revelation, or who has omitted or altered anything in Your religion, has become an unbeliever. I certainly seek to disassociate from such people. You are my witness that I have not claimed to be the Bab.”
(Ref: Tafseere’ Surah Kauthar, Bab)
– After his return from Mecca, the Bab was arrested in Bushihr and taken into custody in the residence of Husayn Khan Nazimu’l Dowla, the Governor of Fars. On the same Friday, the Bab was pressured by the Ulama, particularly the Imam Juma’ of Shiraz, to publicly renounce his earlier claims in the grand Mosque of Vakil in front of a congregation of the faithful. The Bab attended the prayer session and publicly denied his claim to the position of ‘Deputyship’ of the Hidden Imam. This renunciation no doubt saved his life from the evil intentions of the Shirazi Ulama who had earlier encouraged Husayn Khan to execute him.
(Ref: Taarikhe Nabil Zarandi, p. 156-158)
– In the early phase of his revelation, the Bab revealed his position as that of ‘Babiya’ or the Gate leading to the presence of the Hidden Imam and clearly instructed his followers to conceal his name.
(Ref: Kashful Ghita, Mirza Abul Fadl and Mirza Mahdi Golpayegani, p. 242)
– Mirza Ali Mohammed (The Bab) mounted the pulpit and in a clear, loud voice renounced and repented of his views as demanded by the ulema. Then he came down and kissed their hands.”
(Ref: Kashful Hiyal, Vol 2, page 88,89)
– Here is another reference for the same incident from Shighi – the “official interpreter of the Bahai scriptures”
The Bab, accompanied by Haji Mirza Siyyid Ali, arrived at the Masjid at a time when the Imam-Jum’ih had just ascended the pulpit and was preparing to deliver his sermon. As soon as his eyes fell upon the Bab, he publicly welcomed Him, requested Him to ascend the pulpit, and called upon Him to address the congregation. The Bab, responding to his invitation, advanced towards him and, standing on the first step of the staircase, prepared to address the people. “Come up higher,” interjected the Imam-Jum’ih. Complying with his wish, the Bab ascended two more steps. As He was standing, His head hid the breast of Shaykh Abu-Turab, who was occupying the pulpit-top. He began by prefacing His public declaration with an introductory discourse. No sooner had He uttered the opening words of “Praise be to God, who hath in truth created the heavens and the earth,” than a certain siyyid known as Siyyidi-Shish-Pari, whose function was to carry the mace before the Imam-Jum’ih, insolently shouted: “Enough of this idle chatter! Declare, now and immediately, the thing you intend to say.” The Imam-Jum’ih greatly resented the rudeness of the siyyid’s remark. “Hold your peace,” he rebuked him, “and be ashamed of your impertinence.” He then, turning to the Bab, asked Him to be brief, as this, he said, would allay the excitement of the people.
The Bab, as He faced the congregation, declared: “The condemnation of God be upon him who regards me either as a representative of the Imam or the gate thereof. The condemnation of God be also upon whosoever imputes to me the charge of having denied the unity of God, of having repudiated the prophethood of Muhammad, the Seal of the Prophets, of having rejected the truth of any of the messengers of old, or of having refused to recognise the guardianship of Ali, the Commander of the Faithful, or of any of the imams who have succeeded him.” He then ascended to the top of the staircase, embraced the Imam-Jum’ih, and, descending to the floor of the Masjid, joined the congregation for the observance of the Friday prayer. The Imam-Jum’ih intervened and requested Him to retire. “Your family,” he said, “is anxiously awaiting your return. All are apprehensive lest any harm befall you. Repair to your house and there offer your prayer; of greater merit shall this deed be in the sight of God.”
(Ref: Dawn Breakers, page 153, 154)
The above references should be sufficient to emphasize the steadfastness of the Bab, or rather the lack of it. I am amazed that for the Bahais, while the religion of the Bayan lasted for 9 years – for the Bab, it did not last even that long. At every stage of his life, as he faced any opposition, he recanted and retracted from his claims. Perhaps it is this aspect that actually saved his life on more than one occasion. This is proved by the letter brought by E. G. Browne addressed to the Bab on page 259 of his book Materials for the Study of The Babi Religion. This letter was issued after the examination of the Bab at Tabriz:
“In the Imperial Banquet-hall and August Assembly of His Highness the Crown Prince of the undeclining Empire [of Persia], (may God aid, support and strengthen him!) and of a number of learned doctors, thou didst admit certain matters each one of which separately implied thy apostasy and justified thy death. The repentance of an incorrigible apostate is not accepted, and the only thing which has caused the postponement of thy execution is a doubt as to thy sanity of mind. Should this doubt be removed, the sentence of an incorrigible apostate would without hesitation be executed upon thee.”
Sealed by Abul Qasim al-Hasani al- Husaynي and ءlي Asghar al-Hasani al-Husaynي
The above edict issued to the Bab simply means that Bab repented and the only reason why he was not executed was that the audience actually felt that he was insane. I see no reason to disagree with them.
The Sheikh of Al Azhar acknowledges that Bahaism is outside the fold of Islam (July, 2008)
Shaikh of Al Azhar, Sayed Mohammad Tantawi
The Shaikh of Al-Azhar, Mohammad Tantawi, emphasized that the Bahai group in Egypt to be considered as “outside the folds of Islam and the teachings of the Heavenly religions”. It termed it as a deviant group which should not spread its venom in the Islamic societies. Shaikh Tantawi added that surely Bahaism is diametrically opposite to the Islamic Shariah and it is just not possible for anyone to consider Bahaism as a religion. This is because it is outside the folds of Islam and the teachings of the Heavenly religions. He also stressed that there should be no mention of the word Bahai as religion for any Bahai on his Personal Identity Card as that would mean acknowledging Bahaism as a religion. Just as the Interior Ministry refused to accord Bahaism as a religious entity on the Personal Identity Card. Shaikh Tantawi also pointed out to the judgment rendered by the Administrative Court granting permission to two Bahais to either leave the column of Religion in their Identity Cards to be either blank or to write “Others” in the column. The late Sheikh of Al Azhar Jad al Haq Ali Jad al Haq had emphasized in 1986 in an edict which was renewed by the Islamic Research Group in 2003 that Bahaism has no connection with the Heavenly. Religions. Rather it is a newly innovated religion which manifested itself in the end of the nineteenth century A.D. and was graced and favored by the English imperialist forces with the aim and intention to weaken the Islamic unity and refute the Islamic injunctions.
He also mentioned that the Bahais take as their Qibla, the city of Akka in Palestine instead of the Holy Kaba. They also do not believe in the Day of Qiyamah ( The day of judgment ) and neither do they believe in Holy Prophet Mohammad (Peace be on him) as the Messenger of Allah.
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The Violent Ways of The Bab and The Babis (Mohammed Reza Isfahani)
The following article outlines some of the atrocities committed by the followers of the Babi Faith. While a few of the incidents of carnage and violence are committed by the Babis (including some of the Letters of the Living), it is interesting to note that The Bab in Bayan actually encouraged violence to establish his doctrine on the earth. Unfortunately, a few of his followers, as the incidents below will show were only to happy to comply with his order.
The murder of Haji Mulla Taqi :
Haji Mulla Taqi was a leading cleric in Iran who denounced the Bab and his doctrine. Interestingly, Tahera Qurratul Ayn was his daughter-in-law. E G Browne writes, “This (public denunciation of the Bab) cost him his life, for at length certain Babis, stung by his words into uncontrollable anger fell upon him early one morning as he was praying in the mosque and with knives and daggers inflicted upon him eight wounds from the effects of which he expired two days later.”
(Ref: Traveller’s Narrative, page 198. Also Nuqtatul Kaf, pages 142-143)
Attacking a town and killing its governor :
They (Babis) attacked the town and even killed the governor Zainul Abedin Khan – the chief author of their sufferings – while he was at the bath. Finally troops were sent from Shiraz by the governor Tahmas Mirza, and these aided by the tribesmen of Darab and Sabumat, succeeded at length in stamping out the insurrection”
(Ref: Traveller’s Narrative, page 258)
The burning of villages :
The Babis started looting and plundering the adjoining villages and whatever they could lay their hands on. If they met with any resistance, then they would burn the entire village.
(Ref: Materials For The Study Of The Babi Religion, Prof. E. G. Browne, Page 241)
In one such village the Babis saw that some non-Babis had sought protection. Mulla Hussain and some other Babis arrived at the village and killed 130 people in one night.
Mulla Husayn, the first to believe on the Bab, “notwithstanding his slender and fragile frame and trembling hand,” attacked the man who had killed the first Babi and “sliced him in two like a fresh cucumber.” Then six other Muslims were killed. “One child was killed accidentally with its father, a dervish, whom they [the Babis] slew because he purposely gave them a misleading answer to a question which they had put to him as to their road.”
Wherever the Muslims existed, the rampaging Babis set out to plunder and annihilate them. None was spared. Children were killed, elders were massacred, the pregnant women had their wombs ripped open, and several females were defiled. Mere killing did not satiate the devilish desires of the Babis, they would loot their belongings and set their houses afire.
(Ref: Nuqtatul Kaf, Page 161, Kashfuz Zulumah, Page 125).
There are historical narrations about the ‘mistakes’ committed by villages.
“Initially these villages believed in Bab, but later they denied him, and so they had endure the punishment”
(Ref: Nuqtatul Kaf, Page 163)
The violent doctrines of the Bab :
– The Babi Shariah ( way ) directs that all who did not accept this Shariah ( way ) should be put to death,
(Ref: Makatib, Volume 2, page 266)
– The Bab has directed that all books other than those written by him should be destroyed.
(Ref: Al-Munazirat, page 167, Bayan, Arabic Chapter 1)
– O my followers! Surely Allah ( The God ) has made fighting obligatory for you. You must conquer the cities and the people for Babism and don’t be at peace with those who reject Babism”.
(Ref: Bayan, Arabic Chapter 1)
– It is the duty of every Babi king that he should not allow any non-Babi to live n his realm. This is also binding upon the other Babis as well. The only non-Babi who could be allowed to live in the country was one who carried on some trade of benefit for other people.
(Ref: Bayan, Bab 4, Wahid 8)
– The Bab began the fifth Wahid of the fifth Bab Al-Bayan as follows: “Those who do not accept the Bab and his religion, all their belongings should be snatched away from them, if that is possible: but if they accept him their property can be returned to them.”
– The Babi Sharia ( way ) ordains that where a man was in possession of a hundred misqals of gold, he should hand over 19 misqals to the Bab and 18 disciples called the Haruful Hayi. In case these had died, the gold was to be given to their heirs. It has also been ordained that of everything the best portion was for the Bab; the middle one for disciples specially near and dear to him; and only the lowest quality was for the use of the common people.
(Ref: Bayan, Bab 16, wahid 8 ).
– The principle has been laid down that all Babis were pure people, while all those who failed to accept the Bab were impure and dirty, and the same principle applied to all their belongings and things connected with them. The Bab has further explained this point by saying that even if the non-Babis bathed in the sea a thousand times every day, they could not become clean and pure in body.
(Ref: Bayan, Bab 2, Wahid 6)
– The Bab has directed that no follower should read any book other than Al-Bayan.
(Ref: Bayan, Wahid 4, Bab 10)
– “If a Babi acquires a thing from a non-Babi, then by the transfer of the thing, it becomes lawful for him”.
(Ref: Bayan, Arabic Chapter 4)
– It is ordained in the Babi Shariah ( way )that any one who hurts the feelings of the Bab, or his successors after him, was to be killed; and for bringing about his death every possible means could be adopted.
(Ref: Al-Bayan, Bab 15, Wahid 6)
The above words of the Bab are not open to any kind of explanation. The Bab expressly prohibited the interpretation of his words. He wrote, “It is not permissible to interpret the Bayan other than in accordance with the interpretation given by its Tree (the Bab).”
(Ref: Bayan Persian, Unity Two).
So if the Bab encouraged Babis to kill, loot and plunder, no explanation is required except to say that the Bahai Faith is nothing but a child of the Babi Faith. Readers must also note that the Bahais take the name of the Bab with great reverence – as pointed out in the introduction to this series on the Bab, “Bahais believe that the Bab (1819-1850) was an independent Messenger of God, whose mission was to inaugurate a new cycle in humanity’s spiritual development. His writings prepared the way for the mission of Bahaullah.” Having said that, the Bahais should acknowledge the violent character of the Babi Faith.
Readers should also appreciate the subtle differences between law and practice. When the law is corrupt, the practices will be too. When the law is not corrupt, it does not automatically guarantee that the practices will not be corrupted. However if they are, then the practice is to be blamed and not the law. In the case of the Babi Faith, the former is true. Violence against non-Babis was a law which was willingly practised by the Babis..
Needless to say that these beliefs of the Bab are in stark contrast with the beliefs of the Holy Prophet of Islam (pbuh) who propagated peace in the true sense, who bade us to do good to our parents even if they be non-Muslims, to live peacefully with our neighbors and to maintain their rights. My readers may not take these views on the Holy Prophet (pbuh) kindly given that in present days Islam is much maligned. The media has made terrorism synonymous with Islam. However I can assure you that an objective study of Islam and the life of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) and his successors – the Imams (as) will reveal otherwise.
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The Unreasonableness of the Baha’i Faith
The Baha’i Faith is also claimed to be just, rational and consistent -the only faith in perfect harmony with other Divine faiths like Islam, Judaism and Christianity- able to unite all religions and people.
“For your information, the people in Israel have access to factual information about the Faith, its history and general principles. Books concerning the Faith are available in libraries throughout Israel, and Israelis are welcome to visit the Shrines and the surrounding gardens. However, in keeping with a policy that has been strictly followed since the days of Bahaullah, Baha’is do not teach the Faith in Israel. Likewise, the Faith is not taught to Israelis abroad if they intend to return to Israel. When Israelis ask about the Faith, their questions are answered, but this is done in a manner which provides factual information without stimulating further interest.” 
Now, before looking into some of these rational and universal directives, let us read some of Bahaullah’s words of wisdom.
Bahaullah’s lessons in Astronomy :
“Thou hast, moreover, asked Me concerning the nature of the celestial spheres…Know thou that every fixed star hath its own planets, and every planet its own creatures, whose number no man can compute.”
Image : The SETI Institute Homepage
The SETI Institute (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence), whose mission is to explore the nature and prevalence of life in the universe, and spends billions of dollars on research for extraterrestrial life, is yet to find any trace of extra-terrestrial intelligence. Further he uses the phrase ‘fixed star’, which is also erroneous as we today know that all stars are rotating as well as revolving around some point in their respective galaxies. The phrase “fixed star” was invented by ancient astronomers and natural philosophers who lacked access to precise astronomical instruments and measurements over long periods of time , however Bahaullah being God himself should have known this simple fact about his own creation?
In his book “God passes by”, Shoghi Effendi, the Guardian of the Baha’i Faith- from 1921 until his death in 1957 and the successor of Abdulbaha- claims that: “To Israel He (Bahaullah) was neither more nor less than the incarnation of the “Everlasting Father”, the “Lord of Hosts” come down “with ten thousands of saints”; to Christendom Christ returned “in the glory of the Father,” to Shiah Islam the return of the Imam Husayn; to Sunni Islám the descent of the “Spirit of God” (Jesus Christ); to the Zoroastrians the promised Shah-Bahram; to the Hindus the reincarnation of Krishna; to the Buddhists the fifth Buddha.”.
Copper converted to gold :
“For instance, consider the substance of copper. Were it to be protected in its own mine from becoming solidified, it would, within the space of seventy years, attain to the state of gold. There are some, however, who maintain that copper itself is gold, which by becoming solidified is in a diseased condition, and hath not therefore reached its own state.
( Image : Copper )
Certainly interesting for Alchemists who have turned into Biochemists!
Regarding Bahaullah’s scientific wisdom, I can only add that such ignorant and incorrect statements, presented by Bahaullah as solid and clear facts, naturally questions his credibility and mental sanity.
Now let’s look into some of Bahaullah’s and Baha’ism’s universal and superior directives.
The punishment of theft :
On the first offence the thief is exiled, on the second, imprisonment is prescribed and on the third offence a mark is placed on the thief’s forehead. This means that if a thief is caught for the first time, he is to be exiled. In the new city he continues to steal and when caught people will not know of his past, so he will be exiled to another city and will keep on stealing.
Let’s though assume that a thief is recognized and caught on the third offence, will the mark on his forehead now prevent him from stealing if exile and imprisonment did not? Is the mark on the thief’s forehead a license to continue his crimes? What about those caught for the fourth time? How will they be punished?
The punishment for adultery :
Further, I am very curious to know why adultery and fornication have the same punishment- are both crimes considered equally destructive and injurious to the society and the individuals involved?
Although Baha’i proponents seem to preach ‘unity, peace and equality among mankind’ their history, marred by violence, and their teachings, which are in fact twisted and changed Islamic laws, contradict their averred concept of world peace and gender equality.
“They wish to put out Allah’s light with their mouths. But Allah will continue with His light, even if the rejecters dislike it. He it is Who has sent His Messenger with the guidance and the Religion of truth, that He may cause it to prevail over all religions, however much those who associate partners with Allah may dislike it.” The Holy Quran (61:8-9)
 Teaching the Faith in Israel
By Universal House of Justice, 1995-06-23
 Teaching the Faith in Israel
By Universal House of Justice, 1995-06-23
 Letter from the Universal House of Justice, dated October 20, 1994, to several National Spiritual Assemblies.
 ‘Gleanings From the Writings of Bahaullah’ page 161
see point nr.11 .
 Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence Institute (SETI), Please see FAQ nr. 1
[7a] Wikipedia, Proper motion
[7b] Wikipedia, Fixed Star
 Gleanings From the Writings of Bahaullah, p. 54.
 Star of the West Feb.7,1914
 ‘God Passes By’, Shoghi Effendi, p. 90
 PROCLAMATION TO THE BAHÁ’ÍS OF THE WORLD THROUGH THE ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE BAHÁ’ÍS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ASSEMBLED AT WILMETTE, ILLINOIS, RIDVÁN 117 BAHÁ’Í ERA
 Kitab-i-Iqan, ‘The Book of Certitude’, Bahaullah, page 43
 Kitab-i-Aqdas, text nr. 45
 Kitab-i-Aqdas, text nr 49
 Kitab-i-Aqdas: its place in Baha’i literature
Published in The Baha’i World 1992-93 pages 105-117 Baha’i World Centre, 1993, ISBN 0-85398-996-6, Original written in English. Haifa: 1993
See the part on ‘Government’