I hope this doesn’t get to be too long, but I was a Bahai for more than 40 years before I withdrew from the Baha’i faith in March 2019.
I was a seeker of religion from the time I was 12 years old when upon taking communion for the first time at a Methodist church. While I was kneeling I gazed at a stained-glass figure of Christ. As I took the wafer and juice, I heard a voice that said “I am not in the Church.“ Although after this incident I didn’t search actively for an alternative to Christianity, I was aware that there were many issues within what I had witnessed within that small Southern church. I began to I visit different services and even wanted to attend a Jewish synagogue! Later, as a teenager within a household that had long been headed toward divorce, I retreated to the local library and read books on religion, witchcraft, astrology and metaphysical subjects. Then in the summer of 1973, I heard the soaringly beautiful music of Seals and Crofts. After buying a couple of albums, I discovered that their music included lyrics and concepts taken from the Baha’i writings. I rushed back to the library to search for Baha’i. It wasn’t long before I found some old copies of Baha’i books including This Earth One Country by JB Esslemont, and another one titled the Baha’i World Faith, both of which helped to satisfy an 18-year-old’s curiosity about the basis of Baha’i teachings.
Within a few months of my investigation, I called the local Baha’i Center and attended my first meeting. I was very nervous because I thought perhaps it was a cult, and that I might see people smoking water pipes or other strange things. However, everything I heard and experienced that first time seemed to fit my every need at that time in my young life. Two weeks later, I signed a declaration card on August 26, 1973. Since my parents were in the middle of a divorce, they simply didn’t have time or the emotional energy to try to talk to me about my decision, and I began hanging out almost exclusively with other young Baha’is, teaching the Baha’i faith, and spending almost my every waking moment either reading, studying, praying or listening to the music of Seals and Crofts. Not long after, I began to date a talented Baha’i musician who was also the nephew of the producer of Seals and Crofts. We married two years later, almost immediately had a child, and moved to another town. In the ensuing years, although the local community where I started my life as a Baha’i had been a warm cocoon to help me heal after my parents divorce, subsequent years with Baha’is and the larger Baha’i community became more and more disillusioning, My disappointment was especially strong when in 1982, the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States disbanded the local assembly where I had declared. I felt strongly that the individuals within that Assembly had been unjustly wronged and their families practically destroyed.
This began a couple of decades of trying to right the wrongs that I had seen done to that previous community, as well as for me to become the “best Baha’i” I could be, serving on local assemblies, coordinating teaching efforts, co-sponsoring a performing arts youth workshop, and other activities. Yet in my heart I knew that something was rotten at the core of the Baha’i faith. I saw it becoming more and more political, more emphasis being placed on wealth and power, as well as a vast difference in the approach of the national administration in the years leading up to 2000, as compared to the 1970s. I begin to withdraw from active life more and more and finally in 2011 was accosted by a couple of individuals who suddenly visited my home from the community where I had declared. I was in total shock at the revelation from these people from that Assembly. They had never asked to meet with me in over 20 years time, and yet declared that there had been “problems” with me for years – that individual Baha’is and even other institutions had asked that Assembly to place sanctions on my behaviors. There were so many parts of this final blow to my belief that were wrong on so many levels, but the biggest flaw was the fact that a Baha’i governing body had decided to hold onto my many so-called wrongs for decades before ever contacting me either in writing, by a phone call or in person.
There was no ability to discuss, to present the facts or even to know who my accusers were- just to be read a laundry list of restrictions to my personal and religious life! After that fateful weekend, it took almost a decade for me to decide to officially withdraw my belief in the Baha’i faith, but I finally did, and I now feel so much better! I am now a student of metaphysical teachings and pagan beliefs, and host a monthly women’s Moon Circle. I feel much more my true self, and do not miss any of the restrictions, the judgments and imperious behaviors of many within the Bahai Faith and _ especially_its tragically flawed so-called administration. I’m very thankful for the opportunity to be able to share a portion of my experience on this forum.
Nigar Bahai Amsalem of Haifa talks to an interviewer.
Mr. Afshin says that the Baha’is are supposed to stand and see the destruction of the Old World Order excitingly and as the pillars of old World Order collapses, the Baha’is should build a new pillar by teaching their cause to the suffering humanity. This is the Baha’i plan and all this is happening due to Baha’i Faith. Do you agree with this ?
Courtesy : http://www.illuminati-news.com/081106d.htm
Ask any bartender and he will tell you religion and politics are two subjects that should not be discussed while drinking. Mix the two and an altercation is almost sure to develop. With that caveat in mind, readers are cautioned not to imbibe in alcoholic beverages while discussing this article with friends, acquaintances and certainly not strangers.
Dr. David Kelly
we have detailed the knowledge and/or involvement microbiologist David Kelly had in the biowarfare programs of several nations including the UK, US, Russia, South Africa, Israel and Iraq. He was privy to, and an analyst of, much of the information British intelligence gathered around the world pertaining to chemical and biological warfare.
We also discussed Kelly’s disgraceful treatment by the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD), the resentment that must have fostered making him (in some persons’ eyes) a security risk. This was exacerbated by Kelly’s discussions with commissioning agent Victoria Roddam about writing a book, or at least contributing to an anthology of the many facets of government and industry involvement in biowarfare programs. It could only have heightened concerns in some quarters that Roddam’s publishing company (Oneworld Publications) specializes in works of Islamic scholars and authors.
Kelly, some four years earlier, had converted to the Baha’i faith (a minority branch of Islam) apparently under the influence of Mai Pederson, a U.S. Army linguist and intelligence operative. Pederson was one of several women Kelly evidently considered confidants as he had extensive correspondence with them.
Another was Olivia Bosch, a senior researcher at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (more commonly known as Chatham House or RIIA). A third was Judith Miller, star reporter for the New York Times and a long-time member of the RIIA’s sister organization the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
Bosch testified at the Hutton inquiry in to Kelly’s death. Police evidently obtained witness statements from both Miller and Pederson, which have not been made available to the inquiry. The MoD told police that witnesses could opt not to have their statements given to the Hutton “probe.” At the hearings witnesses were not put under oath.
Pederson has since, as the British say, “gone to ground” or disappeared from public view. However she has hired (or had provided for her) a very high profile spokesperson, a lawyer named Mark Zaid. The attorney often represents former/current government employees, intelligence officers and others. He is currently representing the father of Dodi Fayed (who died with Princess Diana in a controversial car accident) in obtaining alleged FBI and CIA documents said to relate to those deaths.
However, in previous articles we might have slighted one of Kelly’s colleagues who may have been closer to him than any of the other three.
Was in Iraq from 1995 to 1998 –
Gabriele Kraatz Wadsack
Gabriele Kraatz Wadsack (pictured right) worked with Kelly in Iraq. She is one of Germany’s top biowarfare experts and is a former head of Unscom’s biological weapons program. She is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the German Army.
Wadsack and Kelly had traveled around the world giving joint presentations to scientists on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Just weeks before Kelly’s death, he was gone for a week in Baltimore, Maryland giving a presentation according to testimony of Mrs. Kelly before the Hutton inquiry.
Upon returning home Kelly sent an e-mail to Gabriele that said in part, “Thanks for a great week. I had a lot on my mind so I know that I was a little subdued. – thanks for being just you!”
Police found a two-page handwritten note in Kelly’s briefcase titled “Gabriele’s concerns.” They say it appears to relate to Iraq and WMD.” However it is being withheld on grounds of personal ”privacy.” Once a regular panelist on TV, Wadsack is refusing interviews and is said to be working at the German Army’s biological weapons facility in Munich.
While Kelly was definitely “plugged in” to the biowarfare scene, there is an undercurrent of possible religious influence on his actions and secret society involvement in his death that may yet generate the biggest controversy.
According to news reports and former members, the national (UK) and international leadership of the Baha’i branch of Islam were solidly behind the removal of Saddam in Iraq, but for their own reasons. Islamic religionists were frozen out of Saddam’s secular Baath socialist government. The Baha’i leadership saw the removal of Saddam as an opportunity to expand their worldwide membership of over three million. It is not clear what the Baha’i attitude is toward the occupation of Iraq now that Saddam is gone and the Baath Party has been outlawed.
April 2 :On this date in 2000, Ben Dlamini, a leading Bahá’í, wrote for the Times of Swaziland that Pope John Paul II on his recent visit to Israel “made no effort to meet the Bahá’ís.Posted: April 1, 2020
What a spiritual loss for the Pope’s pilgrimage to Israel!
By Dr. Ben Dlamini
The pilgrimage of the Pope to Israel has been very significant in that though Christianity originated in Israel but the Headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church has been established outside Israel. The Popes were responsible for the crusades which devastated Israel through many years of wars conducted by the Western powers against the Moslems who had occupied Israel.
There are four major religions in Israel. It is Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the Bahá’í Faith. It is very surprising that the Pope made an effort to meet Jews and Moslems, but made no effort to meet the Bahá’ís.
This was a serious omission on his part which will cause a great spiritual deprivation which he will regret in this life and in the life to come.
The Emperor of Austria did visit Israel in the 1870’s and omitted to go to Akka where Bahá’u’lláh was imprisoned and received a rebuke from God. Bahá’u’lláh wrote to him and said:
“0 Emperor of Austria! He who is the Dayspring of God’s light dwelt in Prison of Akka at the time when thou didst set forth to visit the Aqsa Mosque. Thou passed Him by, and enquired not about Him by whom every house is exalted and every lofty gate unlocked.”
The failure of the Emperor to enquire about Baha’u’llah was followed by retribution which cost the Emperor his throne.
Today Baha’u’llah is no longer in Akka. His shrine and the Headquarters of His religion is still in Akka and Haifa, hence there is no excuse for the Pope to omit to visit them when he undertook the pilgrimage to Israel. He cannot say that he did not know about these places, because the Israeli government has prepared the most beautiful brochures about the Baha’i holy places for all tourists to Israel. The Bahá’í buildings and gardens can [not] be found in Jerusalem, Nazareth or the sea of Galilee.
In the 1870’s Bahá’u’lláh wrote to Pope Pius IX a long tablet declaring that He has come to fulfill the promises made by Jesus the Christ that he would come again in the Glory of the Father.
Many Christians expect that Christ will come sitting on a cloud. This is fiction. The cloud Jesus Christ referred to is that which we see today. Christ has come in flesh and in a new name Bahá’u’lláh, and the learned priests including the Popes fail to recognise Him that it is the person they have been waiting for the last 2000 years. When the Pope undertook a pilgrimage to Israel I watched carefully whether he would be able to correct the great error of Pope Pius IX. It was to Pius IX and the priests of his generation that Bahá’u’lláh made the most astounding claim of being the return of Christ. Since Pius IX failed to heed this challenge and to test its validity, it was a great chance for the present Pope, when he made his pilgrimage to Israel to investigate the great claims made to his predecessor. In the following qoute Bahá’u’lláh is asking all Christians whether they fail to recognise Him as the returned Christ because of His new name. When He came 2000 years ago it was Jesus Christ, but now it is Bahá’u’lláh, the Glory of God: “Say, O followers of the Son! Have ye shut out yourselves from Me by reason of My Name?” Bahá’u’lláh, though a Prisoner of the Ottoman Empire, incarcerated in the Prison of Akka, gave direct instructions to Kings, the Pope and to all the priests as a King would command his vassals:
“O concourse of Priests! Leave the bells, and come forth, then, from your churches, It behoveth you, in this day, to proclaim aloud the Most Great Name among the Nations. Prefer ye to be silent, whilst every stone and every tree shouteth aloud: “The Lord is come in His great glory.”
It was God’s promise to Israel from time immemorial that the throne of God would be established on Mt Carmel. Bahá’u’lláh came to confirm that that time has now come. Today the throne of God has been established on Mt Cannel. Read the rest of this entry »
أريد أن أسأل عن البابية والبهائية وما هي عقائدهم ؟ وهل هم مسلمون ؟.
لسماحة الشيخ ابن باز رحمه الله نبذة مختصرة في التعريف بالبابية والبهائية ، نقتصر هنا على إيرادها ، قال رحمه الله :
“أما بعد : فهذه كلمات مختصرة في التعريف بالبابية والبهائية .
الباب يشار به عندهم إلى شخص جاهل إيراني ينتسب إلى التصوف يدعى : علي بن محمد الشيرازي ويزعم أنه الباب إلى بهاء الله مرزا حسين علي ، وأنه الرسول الذي أتاه الوحي من قبل بهاء .
والبابية تنسب إليه ، وهو عندما يضيق عليه ويستتاب يتوب من البابية ويعلن أنه جعفري من الطائفة الاثني عشرية الإمامية .
وقد عقد البابيون مؤتمرا عاما في صحراء بدشت لإظهار مذهبهم وبيان البشائر عن الإمام المنتظر الذي يزعمون خروجه .
والبابيون في عقائدهم وآرائهم في الباب لم يكونوا على عقيدة واحدة ولا على رأي واحد في ذلك كما في صفحة 97 من كتاب : ( البهائية تاريخها وعقيدتها وصلتها بالباطنية والصهيونية ) لرئيس جماعة أنصار السنة المحمدية في مصر الشيخ عبد الرحمن الوكيل رحمه الله .
وكان البابيون في مؤتمرهم فريقين أحدهما : تابع لرئاسة البشروئي والقدوس ، والثاني : تابع لرئاسة البهاء وقرة العين كما في صفحة 98 من هذا الكتاب ، كما كانت منتدياتهم نوعين : نوع خاص بأئمة البابية ، والثاني : للعموم ، وكان موضع البحث في هذه المنتديات الخاصة هو مسألة نسخ البابية للشريعة الإسلامية ، وقد انتهى رأيهم إلى أن الباب أعظم وأجل مقاما من جميع الرسل ، وأن ما أوحي إليه من دين هو أتم وأكمل من كل وحي ودين سابق .
وقد خطبت قرة العين في المؤتمر كما في صفحة 99 وصفحة 100 من الكتاب المذكور خطبة شنيعة عند احتجاب البشروئي والقدوس ، وتغيب البهاء بعذر المرض خوفا من معرة خطبتها وانتظارا لما سينجم عنها من قبول المؤتمرين لها ومقاومتهم لها . فصرحت في الخطبة المذكورة بأن دين محمد منسوخ كله بالدين الجديد : ( دين البهائية ) الواصل إلى الأمة من طريق الباب وإن لم يصل منه الآن إلا نزر يسير ، وأنهم الآن في وقت فترة ، والاشتغال بأحكام الإسلام أمر لا وجه له ، وأباحت للناس بل شرعت لهم الاشتراك في أموالهم ونسائهم .
وذكر الوكيل أن هذا هو ما صرح به مؤرخ البهائية في كتابه الكواكب الدرية صفحة 180 ، 219 وقد صرحت في خطبتها بإنكار البعث .
وقرة العين المذكورة حملت راية مذهبهم والدعوة إليه ، وهي القائمة بالفتوى قبل اتصالها بالبهاء فلما اتصلت بالبهاء خضعت له وأسندت الفتوى إليه .
وقد قام البابيون بحركة رهيبة مسلحة سفكوا بها الدماء وقتلوا فيها مئات من الناس ، وقامت الدولة الإيرانية ضدهم ، وجندت لهم قوة حتى قضت عليهم وفرقت شملهم وقتلت باب الباب البشروئي وصاحبه القدوس وذلك في عام 1265 هـ كما في الكتاب المذكور أعني- كتاب الوكيل- ثم أفتى العلماء بكفر الباب وردته واستحقاقه القتل- أعني علماء الشيعة- فأمرت الحكومة بقتله فقتل على مشهد من الناس ، وكان قبل ذلك في القلعة مسجونا .
وقد نوظر أمام العلماء- أعني علماء الشيعة- عدة مرات فافتضح وظهر جهله وغباؤه وكان من أحكم الأسئلة التي وجهت إليه أن سئل عن النقص الذي في الشريعة الإسلامية وعن الكمال الذي أتى به فلم يستطع أن يجد جوابا بل ارتج عليه وانقطعت حجته ، فطلب أن يخطب فخطب خطبة باردة لا قيمة لها ولا تستحق أن يصغى لها ، ولذلك أفتى العلماء بكفره وإعدامه فأعدم .
( تنبيه ) : تقدم أن الباب يعتقد فيه البهائيون أنه المبشر بالبهاء ومحل الوحي والتبليغ فهو بمثابة الرسول عن البهاء- يعتقد البابيون في الباب ، وهو علي بن محمد الشيرازي الجاهل المركب الصوفي المخدوع أنه أتم وأكمل هيكل بشري ظهرت فيه حقيقة الإلهية ، وأنه هو الذي خلق كل شيء بكلمته انظر صفحة 117 ، رووا عنه أنه قال : كنت في يوم نوح نوحا ، وفي يوم إبراهيم إبراهيم ، وفي يوم موسى موسى ، وفي يوم عيسى عيسى ، وفي يوم محمد محمدا ، وفي يوم علي عليا إلى أن قال : وسأكون في يوم من يظهره الله من يظهره الله آخر الذي لا آخر له قبل أول الذي لا أول له ، كنت في ظهور حجة الله على العالمين .
فاعجب لهذا الهذيان الذي لا يقوله عاقل ( شرعة الباب ) صفحة 119 .
ألغى الباب الصلوات الخمس والجمعة والجماعة إلا في الجنازة ، وقرر أن التطهير في الجنابة غير واجب ، والقبلة هي البيت الذي ولد فيه بشيراز ، أو محل سجنه ، أو البيوت التي عاش فيها هو وأتباعه وهي الأماكن التي فرض على أتباعه الحج إليها .
أما الصوم فمن شروق الشمس إلى غروبها ، وعدته شهر بابي وهو تسعة عشر يوما ، أما الزكاة فخمس العقار يؤخذ في آخر العام ويسلم للمجلس البابي ، وهناك شرائع أخرى مضحكة انظرها صفحة 120 من كتاب الوكيل .
أما البهاء ويقال له بهاء الدين فهو : مرزا حسين بن علي ابن الميرزا عباس بزرك المازندراني النوري الإيراني ولد بطهران سنة 1233 هـ واشتغل في أثناء عمره بعلم التصوف ، وأخذ عن شيوخه خرافاته وإشاراته ، ثم انتقل إلى بغداد من طهران زائرا أو طريدا ، ثم انتقالات كثيرة من بغداد إلى غيرها ، ثم إلى عكا لأمور سياسية ومآرب خاصة ونزاع كثير بين أتباعه من البابية وأتباع أخيه : يحيى بن علي بن ميرزا ، بعد هذا كله وبعد تطورات كثيرة ادعى البهاء ما يلي انظر صفحة 143 من كتاب الشيخ : الوكيل . ادعى البهاء أول أمره أنه خليفة الباب أو بمعنى آخر خليفة القائم ، ثم زعم أنه هو القائم نفسه ، ثم خلع على نفسه صفة النبوة فالألوهية والربوبية زاعما أن الحقيقة الإلهية لم تنل كمالها الأعظم إلا بتجسدها فيه .
هلاك البهاء :
في عنفوان قوته وسلطان دعوته سلط الله عليه الحمى فهلك بها وهو على عقيدته القذرة ودعاويه الباطلة وخرافاته المضحكة المحزنة ، وكان هلاكه في ذي القعدة من عام 1309 هـ انظر صفحة 144 من رسالة أبي الفضائل وحاشيتها ، أبو الفضائل أحد دعاة البهاء ومروجي نحلته الباطلة .
أسلوب البهاء في الدعوة
صوفي فج يعتمد على التلويحات والرموز وكثرة المصطلحات انظر صفحة 147 من كتاب الوكيل .
أشهرها الإيقان والأقدس . صنف الأول في بغداد وموضوعه إثبات مهدوية الباب وقائميته ، وفيه إشارة إلى ما ادعاه البهاء وقد ألف هذا الكتاب تلبية لسؤال من سأله عن شأن الباب ، وقد اعترف البهاء في هذا الكتاب بأنه مذنب وعاص في تأليفه هذا الكتاب واشتغاله بمقالاته ، فاعجب أيها القارئ بصنع هذا المجرم وسوء التصرف- فسبحان الله ما أعظم شأنه- لقد أبى سبحانه إلا أن يفضح المجرمين والكذابين بما يقولونه بألسنتهم ويعملونه بجوارحهم فلله الحمد سبحانه على إيضاح الحق وفضح الباطل . انظر نص الوكيل صفحة 150 .
حقد البهاء على المسلمين
ما حقد الميرزا على أمة حقده على أمة خاتم المرسلين ، وحسبك أن يبهت السلف والخلف جميعا بأنهم لم يفقهوا شيئا من القرآن فيقول : انقضى ألف سنة ومائتان وثمان من السنين من ظهور نقطة الفرقان ، وجميع هؤلاء الهمج الرعاع يتلون الفرقان في كل صباح وما فازوا للآن بحرف من المقصود- ثم يقول البهاء : إن الذي ما شرب من رحيقنا المختوم الذي فككنا ختمه باسمنا القيوم إنه ما فاز بأنوار التوحيد ، وما عرف المقصود من كتب الله ، وكان من المشركين .
ما رأيت في هذه الخلاصة عن البابية والبهائية من كلمات لم تجدها في كتاب الوكيل فاعلم أن بعضها من كتاب الدكتور محمد مهدي خان الإيراني التبريزي نزيل مصر المسمى : ( مفتاح باب الأبواب ) ، وبعضها أخذ من مقالات كتبها محب الدين الخطيب في شأن البابية والبهائية ، وبشيء يسير من كلامي والله الموفق وصلى الله على نبينا محمد وآله وصحبه ” انتهى .
“مجموع فتاوى الشيخ عبد العزيز بن عبد الله بن باز” (7/407-412) .
وللشيخ ابن باز رحمه الله فتوى أخرى في تكفير البهائية ، سئل فيها عن الذين اعتنقوا مذهب ( بهاء الله) الذي ادعى النبوة، وادعى أيضا حلول الله فيه، هل يسوغ للمسلمين دفن هؤلاء الكفرة في مقابر المسلمين ؟
فأجاب : ” إذا كانت عقيدة البهائية كما ذكرتم فلا شك في كفرهم وأنه لا يجوز دفنهم في مقابر المسلمين؛ لأن من ادعى النبوة بعد نبينا محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم فهو كاذب وكافر بالنص وإجماع المسلمين ؛ لأن ذلك تكذيب لقوله تعالى : ( ما كان محمد أبا أحد من رجالكم ولكن رسول الله وخاتم النبيين ) ، ولما تواترت به الأحاديث عن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم أنه خاتم الأنبياء لا نبي بعده، وهكذا من ادعى أن الله سبحانه حالٌّ فيه، أو في أحد من الخلق فهو كافر بإجماع المسلمين؛ لأن الله سبحانه لا يحل في أحد من خلقه بل هو أجل وأعظم من ذلك، ومن قال ذلك فهو كافر بإجماع المسلمين، مكذب للآيات والأحاديث الدالة على أن الله سبحانه فوق العرش، قد علا وارتفع فوق جميع خلقه، وهو سبحانه العلي الكبير الذي لا مثيل له، ولا شبيه له، وقد تعرَّف إلى عباده بقوله سبحانه : ( إن ربكم الله الذي خلق السموات والأرض في ستة أيام ثم استوى على العرش ) الأعراف/54 ” انتهى .
“مجموع فتاوى الشيخ عبد العزيز بن عبد الله بن باز” (13/169) .
What is the ruling on the Baha’i ideas and beliefs? What is the difference between them and other Muslims?.
Praise be to Allaah.
Baabism and Baha’ism are a movement that originated from a Shi’ah sect called the Shaykhiyyah in 1260 AH/ 1844 CE, under the protection of Russian, Jewish and English colonialism, with the aim of corrupting Islamic belief and dividing the Muslims and diverting them from their basic aims.
Origins and leading figures:
1 –Baabism was founded by al-Mirza ‘Ali Muhammad Rida al-Shiraazi who learned Shi’ah and Sufi knowledge from childhood. In 1260 AH/1844 CE al-Shiraazi announced that he was the door (al-baab) which led to divine truth. He was encouraged in that by one of the Russian spies.
Then after that he claimed to be a messenger like Moosa, ‘Eesa and Muhammad (blessings and peace be upon them all), and he even claimed to be better than them.
In 1266 AH he claimed that the divine was incarnated in him, and he was sentenced to death.
2 – Qurrat al-‘Ayn. She was a very eloquent woman who joined al-Shiraazi in learning the Shaykhi branch of Shi’i knowledge. She was permissive and immoral, and her husband divorced her and her children disowned her.
She held a conference with the Baabi leaders in Dasht, Iran, in which she announced the annulment of Islamic sharee’ah. She was executed in 1268 AH/1852 CE.
Before al-Shiraazi was killed, he appointed al-Mirza Yahya ‘Ali, who was known as Sabh Azl, as his successor, but this was contested by his brother Husayn al-Baha’. After conflicts between them in which each of them tried to kill the other, Sabh Azl was expelled to Cyprus, where he died in 1912 CE.
Husayn al-Baha’ was expelled to ‘Akka (Acre) in Palestine, where he was killed by some of his brother’s followers in 1892 CE and was buried there.
Beliefs, ideas and rituals of the Baha’is:
1 – Belief that Allaah is incarnated in some of His creation, and that Allaah was incarnated in al-Baab and al-Baha’.
2 – Belief in the transmigration of souls, and that reward and punishment happen to the soul only.
3 – Belief that all religions are valid, and that the Torah and Gospel have not been altered. They believe that all religion must be united in one, which is Baha’ism.
4 – The Baha’is believe that the book al-Aqdas which was written by al-Baha’ Husayn abrogates all the divinely revealed books, including the Holy Qur’aan.
5 – They believe that Buddha, Confucius, Brahman, Zaradasht and other sages of India, China and Persia were Prophets.
6 – They believe – like the Jews and the Christians – that the Messiah was crucified.
7 – They do not believe in the miracles of the Prophets or in the angels and jinn, and they do not believe in Paradise and Hell.
8 – They forbid their women to wear hijab, and they regard mut’ah (temporary marriage) as permissible, and they promote the sharing of women and wealth. It is very clear that this is a religion that strives to destroy moral values and spread permissiveness and immorality.
9 – They say that the religion of the Baab abrogates the sharee’ah of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).
10 – They interpret the Day of Resurrection as referring to the appearance of al-Baha’. Their direction of prayer is the Bahjah in ‘Akka in Palestine, where the grave of al-Baha’ is located, instead of al-Masjid al-Haraam.
11 – They pray three times a day, and each prayer has three rak’ahs, morning, noon and evening. They do wudoo’ with rose water, and if there is none available they regard it as sufficient to say the Basmalah (Bismillaah il-At-har il-At-har – in the name of Allaah, the Most Pure, the Most Pure) five times.
12 – They do not regard it as permissible to pray in congregation except when offering the funeral prayer for the deceased. This makes clear the extent of their efforts to divide the Muslims, as they forbid prayer in congregation.
13 – The Baha’is regard the number nineteen as sacred, and they have nineteen months in their year, each month having nineteen days.
14 – The Baha’is fast during one of the Baha’i months, which is called al-‘Ala, which lasts from 2-21 March. This is the last of the Baha’i months. During this month they refrain from eating from sunrise until sunset. Their fasting month is followed by the festival of Nawrooz (Persian New Year).
15 – The Baha’is regard jihad and the carrying of weapons and waging war against kaafir enemies as haraam, in service to the interests of the colonialists, as we shall see below.
This confirms what is said about them, that they are a movement that was created by the colonialists, and they are still supporting it up till now.
16 – They do not believe that Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was the final Prophet; they claim that the Revelation continued after his death.
17 – They regard pilgrimage to Makkah as invalid, so they go on pilgrimage to the place where al-Baha’ is buried in Akka, in Palestine.
18 – They do not believe in doing ghusl from janaabah or purification from impure things, because they believe that whoever believes in Baha’ism is pure.
19 – Instead of zakaah they have a kind of tax at a rate of 19% of one’s capital, to be paid once.
These are the Baha’is, and these are some of their beliefs, a mixture of some monotheistic beliefs and idolatrous ideas which al-Baha’ mixed in a strange way and called it revelation and a holy book. What is wrong with the minds of those who followed him?
The relationship of Baabism and Baha’ism to the colonialists, Jews and Christians
1 – It was a Russian spy who encouraged al-Shiraazi to claim that he was the Baab.
2 – al-Baha’ took part in the attempt to assassinate King Naasir al-Deen, the Shah of Iran, but the attempt failed and the plotters were discovered. Al-Baha’ fled to the Russian embassy which granted him full protection, and did not hand him over to the Iranian authorities until they had been given a promise that he would not be executed.
3 – When al-Baha’ fled to ‘Akka in 1285 AH/1868 CE, he was warmly welcomed by the Jews who took care of him. From that date, ‘Akka became a centre of Baha’ism and became a holy place for them.
4 – They were supported by some of the Christians. In one of the Arab states where there is a Baha’i presence, there is the head of the movement and his lawyer, who are both Christians.
5 – Reports indicate that the Israeli ambassador in one of the Arab countries visited one of their strongholds and met their leaders, and urged them to join in some political activities by forming a group or party and putting up candidates for parliament and getting involved in other political activities so as to affect the decision making process. They also promised to make it easy for them to visit Israel and perform pilgrimage to the grave of al-Baha’.
6 – This group has a number of representatives in the offices and organizations belonging to the United Nations, where there are nearly seven people.
After learning all this, you should not be surprised to find out that the Baha’is regard jihad against the enemy as haraam, and they say that the Muslims must submit to colonialism and occupation, and that in his books al-Baha’ supported the Zionist migration to Palestine.
Spread and influence of Baha’is,
The greatest number of Baha’is are found in Iran, and there are a few in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Palestine. They also have a presence in Egypt and a few followers in Ethiopia, Uganda, South Africa and Pakistan. They also have a presence in some western countries and cities, such as London, Vienna, Frankfurt and Sydney. Their largest place of worship is in Chicago.
The ruling on them and the scholars’ fatwas concerning them
From the above, it is clear that Baabism and Baha’ism are among the misguided sects that are beyond the pale of Islam.
A number of fatwas have been issued by Muslim scholars stating that they are kaafirs and that they are beyond the pale of Islam, and that we must beware of them.
Shaykh Saleem al-Bashri, the Shaykh of al-Azhar, issued a fatwa in 1910 CE stating that the Baha’is are kaafirs.
A ruling was issued on 30/6/1946 CE by the Shar’i courts in Egypt stating that a woman whose husband embraces Baha’ism is divorced and must be separated from him because he is an apostate from Islam.
In 1947 CE the Fatwa Committee in al-Azhar issued a fatwa stating that the one who embraces Baha’ism is an apostate.
This was in addition to a fatwa issued in 1939 CE by the Egyptian Daar al-Ifta’ stating that the Baha’i is an apostate.
There is another fatwa issued by the Egyptian Daar al-Ifta’ in 1968 CE, in which it says: Whoever embraces the Baha’i religion is an apostate from the religion of Islam, and the ruling on the apostate in Islam is that he should be asked to repent and Islam should be presented to him, and his doubts should be discussed if he has any. If he repents, all well and good, otherwise he should be executed according to sharee’ah. End quote from Fataawa Daar al-Ifta’ (6/2138).
In 2003 CE, the Islamic Research Council in al-Azhar issued a fatwa in which it says: The Baha’i school of thought and its ilk are a lethal intellectual epidemic which the state must to its utmost to eradicate.
Shaykh Ibraaheem al-Fayyoomi, the head of the Islamic Research Committee, confirmed that the Baha’is are a sect that is beyond the pale of Islam and that has rebelled against Islam, and it is one of the most dangerous forces that are opposed to Islam. It developed under the care of the Zionist colonialists and is still supported by the enemies of Islam. The Baha’is have a project called “the political project against the Muslim ummah.” Their primary aim is to strike against Islam and create political and spiritual instability in Muslim societies. They also reject many verses of the Qur’aan because they believe that the Muslims have distorted them. They also reject Hajj and want to destroy the Ka’bah and distribute its rubble throughout the world.
The former Shaykh of al-Azhar, Jaad al-Haqq (may Allaah have mercy on him) issued a fatwa stating that the Baha’is are kaafirs and apostates from Islam, which was approved by the Islamic Research Committee. In it he said: Baabism or Baha’ism is a system of thought mixed with philosophy and various religions, and there is nothing new in it that the Muslim ummah needs to set its affairs straight and unite it, rather it is clear that it (Baha’ism) is working in the interests of the Zionists and colonialists, and it is akin to ideas and ways that have been inflicted on the Muslim ummah as an act of war against Islam in the name of religion. End quote.
In the answer to question no. 88689 , we have quoted the fatwa of Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him), stating that this is a sect of kufr and beyond the pale of Islam, and it is not permissible for them to be buried in the Muslim graveyards.
And Allaah knows best.
The literature and promotional websites for the Baha’i Faith claim that one can accept the Baha’i Faith and remain a committed Christian. But is this the case?
To be a Christian, you must acknowledge that you are a sinner, in need of a Savior. You must then “repent”, and be willing to be changed into a new creature in accordance with God’s will for your life. You must then confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, in order to be saved. You must believe not only with your mind, but also with your heart – receiving Him into your heart. For it says “as many as received Him, to the gave He the power to become the sons of God” (John 1).
What else is it that you are called to believe and to do as a Christian, according to the bible, and the words of the Lord Jesus?
- Believe the essential doctrines of Christianity (encapsulated in the Nicene Creed) that there is one God, the Father of all, Creator of Heaven and earth. That God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit – one God in three persons.
- Believe that Jesus is the “one and only” Son of God; that Jesus alone is the “image of the invisible God”, and that He is the alone is “the Way, the Truth, and the Life”. Reject the notion the Jesus is just one of many “divine manifestations”. The bible says “there is no other name under heaven by which we can be saved”. That Jesus was “God come in the flesh” – that He was God who came down for our sakes, took on a human body, lived a sinless, sacrificial life, then willingly died on a cross and paid the penalty for your sins and the sins of all humanity – past, present and future.
- Believe that He rose again from the dead, ascended into heaven, and will come again to judge the living and the dead at the last day.
- Repent, believe with your mind, and ask Jesus Christ to come into your heart by His Spirit – so that He may put His Holy Spirit within you, to regenerate your spirit, and make you a new creation in Christ. He will begin to change you from the inside out, and day be day, you will experience new joy in Jesus! Your living faith in Jesus will then produce “good works” – giving of your time, resources and talents to others, helping, serving, and doing what Christ did as He gave us example. Day be day your life will begin to look a little more like the life of Jesus – which is what being a Christian is all about!