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U.S. Support For The Bahais

U.S. Support For The Bahais

As soon as Abbas Afandi noticed that the British power was on the brink of decline, he turned towards America since he felt that the Americans were willing to cooperate with him. In his visit to the U.S. he said: “…Tonight I am happy to be in such a gathering. I am oriental but, thank God, have taken part in a gathering of westerners. Here there are people whose faces are bright with the light of humanity and this is a proof to the safety of such a gathering. This is also a proof to the fact that Eastern and Western nations may get united and that full links would be established between America and iran.”(1)

Abbas Afandi even went beyond this and in order to please his American masters said: “The Americans would find no country more proper than Iran for their trade since Iran is rich in natural resources, all hidden beneath the earth. I hope that the Americans could be able to take this wealth out of the earth.” In his visit to Washington, Abdol Baha was introduced to many

ranking American persons.(2)

U.S. President Lyndon Johnson

In 1967, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson sent a friendly cable to the National Circle of the American Bahais on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Bahaism. The letter with Johnson’s signature has been printed in the book The Bahai World. The letter reads: “Your objective is America’s objective. To this end, Brand Scott, a close friend of Jimmy Carter, would visit Iran to make efforts for the recognition of Bahaism in Iran.” In fact, Scott had been commissioned to collect the required information through Bahai agents. For instance, in a confidential letter sent to all Bahai circles in Iran it had been instructed that all military personnel serving in the imperial armed forces (of Mohammad Reza Shah) should be identified and their list should be sent to Beit-ul Adl and Bahai circles in London, as well as to Brand Scott in the U.S. The letter noted that Scott had asked for the list but no one in the armed forces could have prepared it.

In his tablet numbered 8-6125, Abdol Baha has written: “America before God is an arena for spiritual insight and a country for the emergence of secrets, where freemen would gather. In this land, basis would be laid for the domination of the ‘Greater Name’ over a legitimate and valid system.”

Mohammad Reza Shah ( Iran )

Therefore, American Bahaism has laid the foundation for its constitution and through Israel’s Beit-ul Adl has propagated it the world over. It is for this same reason that the first constitutional circular was compiled by the Americans which was translated and put into practice by other circles in other parts of the world. In return, agents of Bahaism in Israel undertook the responsibility of protecting the sect throughout the world.

Other U.S. Support  :

In 1962, a Moroccan court tried a number of Bahais and sentenced three of them to death. Later, on February 18, 1963, a U.S. Senate representative delivered a speech in which he condemned the ruling of the court while praising Bahaism and followers of this fabricated faith (document Akhbar-e Amri 1963 )

Location of Chile

Meanwhile, the U.S. subservients, including a member of the continental consultative delegation for South America and three members of the national circle in Chile in 1979 had a half-an-hour talk with the Chilean President Pinochet in which meeting, Pinochet expressed his deep interest in Bahaism. He also asked for pictures showing propagation activities of the Bahais in Chile which were presented to him by the national circle. The report of the meeting and pictures of the visitors with the president were printed in all the five national newspapers of Chile. ( Akhbar-e Amri 1978).

The Hawaii state consultative assembly has issued an announcement addressed to the Bahais in that state and praised their services and noted that Bahaism was a service to all mankind. ( Akhbar-e Amri 1971). The mayor of Chicago also met with several members of the Chicago Bahai circle at the city municipality. ( Akhbar-e Amri 1968 )

U.S. Senate

Representatives of the American national circle met with President Johnson at the White House and presented him a book, prepared by the great Beit-ul Adl on Bahaism. The same afternoon, the president sent a message to the circle in which he stressed: “Your objective is America’s objective. This is the desire of you and all benevolent people…” ( Akhbar-e Amri 1967). Following is the stereotype of the U.S. Senate concurrent Resolution No. 129, issued in October 1965 :

Click here to view the stereotype of the U.S. Senate concurrent Resolution

Bahaism found its way to the United States in 1892 and presently there are some 100,000 Bahais in America. Marriage and official holidays of the Bahais have been officially recognized in the U.S.

Views of Bahai Leaders on the Great Satan (u.s.)  :

Abdol Baha: “America before God is an arena for spiritual insight and a country for the emergence of secrets, where freemen would gather. America would become the pioneer of justice the world over. The American Bahais are Abdol Baha’s apostle.”

The book General Tablets, 1917, by Abdol Baha says: “The American Bahai community, after 50 years of hardship would succeed in enlightening the history of mankind.”

Abdol Baha addressing national circles in America and Canada: “Adopt a sound and dignified plan, the objective of which should be the establishment of at least one administrative center in each of the states and any republics of the American continent.”

Abdol Baha: “American Bahais are the main founders of the new order and pioneers of world spirituality.”

Showqi Afandi: “The American Bahai community is a body with a grave spiritual mission and responsibility. ( Akhbar-e Amri 1959). American circles have been delegated rights and duties which have not been delegated to other countries of the Eastern hemisphere and no one could claim to undertake such responsibilities.”

Activities of Bahais in America  :

1. The international audio-visual center of Bahais is

located in New York.

2. Bahais occasionally pay some cash to Beit-ul Adi.

After the victory of the Islamic Revolution and

restrictions of the Islamic Republic for the flow of

foreign currency outside the country, Bahais in Iran

were prevented from contributing to Beit-ul Adl. In

this connection, the American national circle has

announced that it would pay the share of the Bahais in Iran

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Role of American Bahaism in the Administration and Leadership of World Bahaism  :

At present administration of the affairs of the world Bahais is directly under the supervision of Beit-ul Adl in Israel. Beit-ut Adl has nine members six of whom are American, one British, and two Iranians who have been elected from circles out of Iran. The members are:

UHJ member ( 1963 )

1.Bura Cowlins

2.Hugh Chance

3.David Roh

4.Charles Woolcut

5.Imas Gibson

6.Ian Sample

7.David Hauffman

8.Ali Nakhjavani (of the central and eastern Africa

circle)

9. Hushmand Fath A’zam (secretary of the Indian national circle)

The above mentioned members, except for the third named, have been members of Beit-ul Adl since 1963. The arrangement shows that Americans collect precise information and reports from all over the world and that these same people make plans for circles in Africa and Latin America and all over the world.

The U.S. Embassy, a Liaison Between iranian and American Bahais  :

The ‘Great Satan’, eversince the victory of the Islamic Revolution, has employed a variety of tricks to weaken the revolution, including its exploitation of religious minorities and its fabricated faiths. Of course, the U.S. support for such sects is not a proof to its sympathy with the followers of these misled creeds but rather an indication to the fact that it resorts to such a diabolic means to place adherents of such pseudo-religions or sects against Islam and Muslims in order to safeguard its own interests. The following documents are vivid proofs to such a reality:

Click here to view Document 1

Click here to view Document 1 ( continued ) & Document 2

Click here to view Document 3 & 4

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References :

1. Khatabat-e Abdol Baha. Speech delivered at Miss Cropper’s house, 1911

2. Ahang Badi magazine No. 16015, page 15

Min Makatib ‘Abdu’l-Baha: Selections from the Tablets of Abdu’l-Baha (Arabic)

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Rulings And Viewpoints Of Muslim Ulema on Bahaism

Rulings And Viewpoints Of Muslim Ulema on  Bahaism

Picture : Cairo, Egypt — The courtyard of Al-Azhar Mosque, the center of Al-Azhar University, the oldest university in Egypt

In this section, for further information of our dear readers, viewpoints and rulings of a number of authorized religious leaders and famous jurisprudents against Bahaism are referred to in order to show how Muslim ulema treat this schism.

Dr. Sheikh Abdolmon’en al-Nahr, a renowned Muslim personality comments on the apostasy and excommunication of the Bahais as follows:

“…We know that the Bahais were formerly Muslims but they later abandoned Islam and founded a new creed in order to harm the religion. Therefore, from the very beginning of the advent of this pseudo-religion, religious rulings have been issued against them, either they were Muslims and were converted to Bahaism, or were born of Bahai parents. There is a unanimity of views among Muftis in this conneciton…”

Sheikh Abu Zohrh in the book Tarikh al-Madhaheb al-Islamiya (History of Islamic Sects) described Bahaism as: “A crude mixture which is far from Islamic ideologies…” The Egyptian Mufti in 1971 stated: “If a person is converted from Islam to Bahaism, he is considered an apostate and rulings about apostasy should be enforced against him. His marriage is null and avoid irrespective of whether his wife is a Bahai or not…”

Al-Azhar University (located in Cairo/Egypt)


Sheikh Abdolmajid Salim, head of the committee for religious rulings and a professor at Cairo’s Al-Azhar University, noted in September 1949: ‘Bahaism is by no means a Muslim sect. Because, this creed is contradictory with the principles of Islam and is a religion which contradicts other divine religions. A Muslim woman is not allowed to marry a Bahai man and if she does so, her marriage is void. Those Muslims who convert to Bahaism are apostate, and marriage, even with a Bahai woman, is null and void.”

Sheikh Abdol Latif, an Egyptian Mufti and professor at Al-Azhar University, in an interview with ‘Al-Muslemoun’ publication, dated 1985/3/9 said: “No doubt, Bahaism, which is an apostasy in view of Islam and whose ideologies are all against Muslims and deny missions of all prophets, especially Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W.), is the worse type of infidelity…”

Sheikh Salim Al-Bashri, also a professor at Al-Azhar University, in an interview printed in volume 692 of the Egyptian daily Misr-al Fatah in 1950, said: “If a Muslim is converted to Bahaism, he is considered an apostate and Islamic rulings for infidels should be applied against him.” Another publication, Monar al-lslam has quoted Al-Bashri’s comments about Abbas Afandi as saying: “He was an infidel.” This same Egyptian Mufti on 1985/3/7 in another daily Al-Wafd said: “…Bahai ideologies and teachings are anti-Islamic and their followers are excommunicated from Islam. We have issued our rulings against their science and Ali is its gate.” For this same reason, he called himself Bab (gate) and first claimed that he was the gate to the appearance of the Promised Imam, Mahdi, and later claimed he was Imam Mahdi himself. In the last days of his life, he claimed that he was the God and therefore called himself A’la’ (the superior). Later, Mirza Hussein Ali Mazandarani (Baha), who was Bab’s contemporary, followed the same path until the time that Bab was arrested and killed for his apostasy. Therefore, Baha announced that he had been chosen as Bab’s successor and became the Bahai leader and called himself Bahaoddin. He transgressed all limits in his claims and announced that all religions had served as a prelude to the emergence of his faith, adding that all of them were incomplete and nothing except his religion would complete the previous religions. He also claimed that he possessed divine characteristics and that his name is similar to that of the ‘Hallowed’ name of the Almighty God. “In the manner that Islam nullified all previous religions. Bahaism would therefore annul Islam” he claimed.

Bab and his followers have made odd interpretations of verses of the Holy Qur’an according to their corrupt invitation. He became so powerful in his claims that he would allow himself to change principles of the divine religion according to his wish and would invent new methods of worship for his followers.

The anti-Islamic aspect of the Bahai ideologies, especially Babism, has become quite clear for the Council of Jurisprudence Assembly and thus, the assembly unanimously announces the apostatic nature of Bahaism and Babism and considers the faith as an open war against Islam, and regards their followers absolute infidels.

The assembly, therefore, warns all Muslims in the world against this criminal group and calls on them to resist against followers of this fabricated faith. It also calls on Muslims to beware of the plots of imperialist, countries since they would support Bahaism in order to sow discord among Muslims and deal a blow on Islam.

Signed by the Chairman, Vice-Chairman and eight members of the council

Now, after a review of the opinions of the Muslim ulema and thinkers about this fabricated sect, we go through viewpoints of Islamic scientists on the faith’s connection to Zionism and imperialism and the role imperialist circles played in their support. The great Islamic writer Sattar Mohyedin Al-Khatib, on page 8 of the book Darasat Anal Babiya va Bahaiya (Studies About Babis and Bahais) has written: “Some are of the idea that hands of foreign countries, either Britain or Russia, could be seen behind this religion (Bahaism) and that those are the same hands which have invented Bahaism and Babism. But, in my opinion, this is an exaggerated comment since foreigners are not capable of creating such religious trends. However, they would not hesitate to misuse such sects after their emergence to their own advantage.”

Also, on page 41 of the above-mentioned book, Ali Al-Mansour, the consultant of the chairman of the Administrative Court of the Council of Ministers of Egypt, has been quoted as saying: “Bahaism is one of the invented sects which has been excommunicated from Islam and its followers are apostate and there

apostasy.” The committee of religious rulings of Al-Azhar University has also ruled that, “Bahai faith is unvalid and has no connection with Islam. Any Muslim who converts to Bahaism is an apostate and infidel.”

Another Al-Azhar University professor has said, “Bahaism is a political pro-Zionism grouplet.”

Al-Azhar Islamic University

Sheikh Jad-al Haq Ali Jad-al Haq, another Al-Azhar professor, in a statement released in connection with the arrest of two Egyptian groups, one led by a doctor who claimed io have prophetic mission, and the other by a Bahai artist, announced that Muslims should boycott those who have turned away from religion and should not transact with them. “Any help to them or marriage with them is prohibited according to Islam”, he added. The statement stipulated that if the two mentioned groups do not repent, they are considered apostates. It further added that Bahaism is a void religion which not only is rejected by Islam but has no connection to Christianity or Judaism. “Rather”, the statement continued, “it is a group subservient to international Zionism and is commissioned to implement its vicious schemes in Arab and Islamic countries, the most obvious proof to which is recognition of Haifa as the Qiblah of the Bahais”. The sheikh called on the two groups to repent and return to Islam. In his comments printed in the weekly Al-Lawa al-Islamic in 1985, he said: “Bahaism is a false religion which is rejected by Islam.”

Finally, the following is the text of the fourth resolution of the Jurisprudence Assembly of Egypt on Bahaism which is needless of any interpretation.

Fourth Resolution; Rulings on Bahaism and its Followers  :

Praise be upon God, the One and Only, and blessings on his Prophet, the one that has not been followed by other prophets. The Council of the Jurisprudence Assembly has made a survey of Bahaism which emerged in Iran in the second half of the past century and which is presently being followed by a group of people who are dispersed in Muslim and non-Muslim countries. The council has also reviewed the research work which has been conducted by a large number of scientists and writers and those who are fully aware of the real nature of this sect and its emergence, as well as of the biography of its founder Mirza Hussein Ali Mazandarani, born on 12 November 1817 and those of his successors, his son Abbas Afandi, known as Abdol Baha, and finally of their activities. After a lengthy discussion, the council came to the following conclusions:

1. Bahaism is a newly invented faith which is based upon another new sect invented by a person called Bab (Ali Mohammed), born in Shiraz in October 1819. This person in the beginning had tendencies towards Sufism but later invented his sect upon instigations of his misled leader Kazem Rashti, who believed that he had the characteristics of angels. In the beginning, Ali Mohammad would repeat the same claims as his leader did, but, after a while separated from him and claimed that he was the same as Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb about whom the Prophet has stated that: “I am the city of execution is a must.”

picture : Seyyed Jamaleddin Afghani (Assadabadi)

Seyyed Jamaleddin Afghani (Assadabadi), has also expressed his views on page 155 of the weekly Monar al-lsiam as follows: “Bahaism is one of the dangerous religions and has an anti-Islamic philosophy. It is a sect in which the Jews play a big role. In 1842, the Babis announced their separation from Islam and started their fight with Islam and Arabic language.”

Meanwhile, the same publication on page 343 of its 7th volume has quoted Seyyed Rashid Reza, the great Islamic thinker and editor-in-chief of the said weekly as saying: “Bahaism is based on Babism whose foundations are laid on corruption. Therefore, how do you expect Muslims to accept Bahaism and Babism which, like Christianity, attribute divine characteristics to human beings?”

Image : Cairo / Egypt

Mr. Abdol Aziz Nashi, a teacher and himself a student of Seyyed Rashid Reza, delivered a speech at the Islamic Guidance Society of Cairo which appeared on page 24 of the book Azva va Haqayeq Anal Babiya val Bahaiya (facts about Babis and Bahais): “…In my opinion, it is a duty shouldered by the scientists, orators and thinkers, as well as all those who are influential among the people, men and women and all those who could read and write, to advise Muslims and warn them against being deceived by Bahaism and against attending their circles or reading their books…Bahais are the most dangerous axes created to uproot Islam.”

Dr. Mohammad Nassir on page 59 of the

above-mentioned book has commented about the

interest of imperialism and Zionism to support this sect

and written: “Bahais say that the proof to the emergence

of Baha is the influence of his words and expansion of his invitation in the absence of any human liaison but rather through the Divine Will. Such a reasoning is in fact a proof to the selfishness of the Bahais and is quite untrue. The Bahais have been attacked everywhere except for those places where imperialism and Zionism according to their advantages have supported them.” As a proof to his statement, he has mentioned an instance in the next two pages of the book, saying: “…Abdol Baha continued his services for imperialism as he was serving the interests of Zionism in the same manner. Abdol Baha helped the British and the Indians to dominate over Palestine in the course of the World War I and after the war ended to the advantage of Britain, the British government in a splendid ceremony held on April 27, 1920 at a military headquarter in Haifa, presented him with the decoration, the Imperial House of Britain. Meanwhile, Zionism sensitively responded towards news concerning Bahaism. For instance, at the time of the formation of the Bahai circle, the report was repeatedly broadcast by Israeli radio stations, together with congratulations and felicitations on the occasion of their new year. In return, representatives of international Bahaism appreciated the kind attitude of the Israeli government towards the Bahais…There are other instances proving an amicable tie between Zionism and Bahaism.”

Professor Bent al-Shati, on the relation between Bahaism and Zionism says: “Zionism has been unmasked and has mobilized all its forces at the service of Abdol Baha. He has wasted properties of the Jews in order to render financial assistance to a faith which has emerged according to the interests of Israel. It has also mobilized a group of followers of the faith in the Islamic East, where Abbas Afandi had faced the severest Muslim resistance, in order to propagate in favour of the sect and expand the dimension of its domination. It was at the time of Baha when Zionism was unmasked and revealed its vicious scheme ‘from the Nile to the Euphrates’ and commissioned Bahaism as one of its collaborators to pave the way for the entry of Judaism into the ‘Promised Land’. Abdol Baha then wrote a treatise called Surat-ol Muluk in which he criticized the Turkish monarch under the pretext of making a distinction between the rights of Muslims and those of the Jews. The headquarters of Bahaism on ‘Al-Karmal’ mountain has become a den for the ring leaders of international Zionism and their mercenaries among whom some had been assigned to major posts in Israeli institutions since the birth of the Israeli regime.

An article printed in Al-Akhbar Al-Amriya weekly, the official publication of the international circle of Bahaism in 1951, throws more light on the subject: ‘The assistants of Amrollah, introduced members of the Bahai community at the international Bahai center to the Israeli president and his wife. His Excellency the president has talked about his excursion in the gardens of Jabal Karmal and his visit with the beloved Amrollah in the years 1909-1911 and also his meetings with Baha.” ( Al-Ahram newspaper, dated 1973/9/14)

Mr. Taha al-MowIa, a Muslim historian, holds some viewpoints in this connection which has been printed in the 63rd volume of the weekly Al-Alam: “Muslim ulema have cursed Bahaism but the Jews have promulgated the faith. Bahaism has attacked Islam and claims that the era of Islam has come to an end and therefore is trying to sow the seeds of its fabricated religion which is a combination of Judaism, Christianity, Islam and idolatry.”

Mr. Khaled Mohammad Khaled, a Muslim thinker, expressed his ideas on Bahaism and its fabricated ideologies as: “My study about Bahaism revealed an ugly profile of the faith. The late Imam Sheikh Mohammad AI-Khezr Hussein had made a survey over the sect and had obtained deep knowledge about it. In one instance he has said; ‘This sect is excommunicated from Islam and its followers who claim to be commissioned for prophetic missions and even go far beyond that, and who deny miracles under the pretext of being irrational…and do not believe in the Resurrection Day, Heaven and Hell, who disregard Hajj and even intend to destroy Ka’aba, are apostate.-.Bahaism is an invention of a ‘mind’ which had various political inclinations and, therefore, the faith is considered as a deceitful religion.”

The prominent Iraqi religious personality Sheikh Mohammad Hussein Al-Kashef Al-Gheta in an interview with the weekly Felestine al-Thowra has stated: “…Many years ago we received a pamphlet in Persian which said that a person has come from the Czarist Russia to Tehran who later learnt Persian and converted to Islam. He would instigate people to rise and would teach military techniques to the Babis to make them ready to attack the Iranian army. This man (Dolgroki whose memoir has been recently translated from Farsi and who is himself a translator at the Russian embassy) was later promoted to the rank of minister extraordinary and finally to the post of the ambassador.”

And, in order to have a happy conclusion to all the above-mentioned quotations, Imam Khomeini’s views on Bahaism, printed in the Arabic Kayhan in 1982, are quoted as follows: “Even if we do not have any witness which could serve as a proof to the fact that Bahais are U.S. mercenaries and spies, Reagan’s support for them is the best proof to this claim.”

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