Posted: January 30, 2013 Filed under: Uncategorized
John Ankerberg Show Debate. Dr Walter Martin defends the orthodox Christian position against two representatives of the Bahai religion.
Posted: January 26, 2013 Filed under: Uncategorized
As I mentioned in my previous posts, that my independent investigation of truth made me more clear on Bahai faith, and the question which I put forward to self proclaim learned Counselor (who claimed that they are replacement for Hand of Cause of God (Ayadi Amrullah) was stunt and speechless, here I don’t want to take their name since they are serving currently in International Teaching Center in Holy Land, and would be most probably the future members of House of Justice.
To know about the fact of any religion history is best source which will connect you to past and present. My question was, why these pioneer and sincere Baha’is who served the faith in best of their capacity, and stood firm in thick and thin during the period of Bah’a’ullah were ex-communicated for what reason? Is this was the gift which Sir Abbas Effendi has given to Ayadi Amrullah?, or simply they realize that what they are preaching is not in accordance of teachings of Bah’a’ullah?, or they refuse to propagate for Sir Abbas Effendi ?, which he was forcing his followers to do.
By studying their biography a reader can easily realize that Sir Abbas Effendi was forcing his views on teaching of Bah’a’ullah, like calling himself a center of covenant, an interpreter of Bah’a’ullah’s writing, where as Bah’a’ullah himself has said that there will be no manifestation after me till 1000 years of my declaration. And no one should interpret his writing; Baha’is should understand it, as it is written and well documented.
Mirza Aqa Jan of Kashan
Janab Khadimullah (by Bah’a’ullah)
(called “The First to believe اوّل مَن آمن in Baha).
A noble soul, this man stuck to Baha through thick and thin. According to the Historical Epitome of Mirza Jawad of Qazwin, , P.9 and P.88, Materials for the Study of the BABI Religion by Professor Browne, Mirza Aqa Jan of Kashan was surname by Baha “the Servant of the Presence” (Abd-i Hazir) and “the Servant of God” (Janab-i Khadimullah). He was amanuensis to Baha. He ranked after the sons of Baha whose followers were commended by him to “show honor to the Servant who stands before the throne in a laudable station.”
Mirza Aqa Jan identified himself with Baha during the latter period of the Bahai exiles sojourn at Baghdad, and conducted many activities in favor of him. When Baha started out his to Edirne he became Baha’s companion and wrote his Ishraqiyya in support of Baha’s. He also wrote a tract (Risala), touching the Acre murders, and Baha’s arrest and imprisonment. Both these works are in manuscripts.
In acknowledgment of his service he was surnamed “the servant of god,” “the servant of the presence,” “the servant who stands before God”, “the throne in a laudable station” into whom the Baha’is were enjoined upon by Baha in a special tablet to show honor.”-
(Materials for the study of BABI Religion by Browne, P. 9 and P. 88 )
Baha’s Epistolary protocol at Acre required that communications addressed to Baha by the Baha’is and replies issued from the throne, namely, Baha, should be sent through his trusted Mirza Aqa Jan.
After acknowledging the receipt of a petition and stating which it was laid before the throne. Mirza Aqa Jan took a point in the petition, and quoted Baha’s reply in the conventional Arabic annotation marks known as “بقوله” and “انتهی”.
This system of treatment continued until the whole petition was processed. In the course of time Baha’is came to take for granted that body of such replies, with the exception of their portion or portions quoted in the conventional Arabic quotation marks emanated not from Baha but from Mirza Aqa Jan. Baha died and Sir Abbas Effendi wore the mantle of the Bahai hierarchy. Differences dissension arose between Sir Abbas Effendi and his half brother Mirza Muhammad Ali. But as the dissension gained momentum, and became acute, Mirza Aqa Jan, a man of standing and experience, thoroughly acquainted and Baha’s sacred writings with whom he had been intimately associated from the days of Baghdad, thought that the auspicious time had arrived for him to step in and seek to effect a reconciliation between the two brothers.
The occasion was the first anniversary of Baha’s death, the Baha’is had assembled in a room in the vicinity of Baha’s tomb to commemorate him.Baha’s servant of god Mirza Aqa Jan took the floor, broke his long silence, and began to deliver himself of a discourse replete and criticism of the deeds and words of Sir Abbas Effendi and his servants of god on the grounds that they were inconsistent with, and repugnant to, Baha’s sacred text.
Acting on tip off from his son-in-law Mirza Hadi Afnan, Shoghi Effendi’s father, Sir Abbas Effendi put in an appearance on the scene, interrupted Mirza Aqa Jan in the middle of his discourse, seized him by the hand and expelled him from the room bare headed and bare-footed, which Sir Abbas Effendi’s servants of god beat Baha’s servant of god Mirza Aqa Jan on the head and face.
Maltreated, beaten, imprisoned in a stable, robbed of his books, threatened with strangulation Baha’s servant’s of god was excommunicated.
(Prof. Browne’s materials for the study of the BABI Religion. PP. 87-91; PP. 197-198.)
Thus Mirza Aqa Jan of Kashan, the companion and trusted servant of Baha, to whom he stuck so through thick and thin the servant of god, the servant of presence, the servant of god who stood before the throne in a laudable station, unto whom Baha’is were to show honor, privilege, excommunicated and denounced as “reprobate, apostate croaker, hypocrite, and devil,” passed to the mercy of god as an outcast.-
(Materials, ibid, P. 88.)According to Mirza Jawad’s historical Epitome, PP. 87-91, Materials for the study of BABI Religion by Professor Browne, “The Servant of God” passed strictures on Abdul Baha Abbas for his acts and deeds contrary to God’s command.” On being informed of the “Servant of God’s words by Sayyid Hadi the father of Shoghi Effendi, Abdul Baha Abbas “appeared on the scene, seized him by the hand, and expelled him from the house bare-headed and bare footed, while his followers beat him on the head and face.”
The “Servant of God” was denounced as “reprobate, apostate, croaker, hypocrite and devil”. The Historical Epitome seeks to tone down the incident. The “Servant of God” wrote a book titled ‘The Dreaded Calamity of the Servant of God in the Blessed and Supreme Garden” (Waqaia-i Haila-i Khadim-i Baha dar Rawza-i Mubaraka-i Ulya), (the manuscript is available) PP 197-198, Materials for the Study of the BABI Religion by Professor Browne, contains “an account of the cruel treatment to which the “servant of god” was exposed in the garden of Bahja at Acre in May 1899, at the hands of the partisans of Abdul Baha Abbas. ….. “He was grievously maltreated, beaten, imprisoned in a stable, rubbed of his books, threatened with strangulation and excommunication by the followers of Abdul Baha.”
Most Great Noble (نبیل اعظم).
Nabil’s full name was “Yar-Muhammad son of Gulam Ali, son of Hussayn-i-Arab of the village of Zarand, a shepherd by profession.” The Dawn Breakers, Nabil’s Narrative, P. 434. He was commonly known as Mirza Muhamad Nabil of Zarand, the tongue-tied.
Posted: January 19, 2013 Filed under: Uncategorized
There are only 5021 Bahá’ís in UK against claimed to be more then 34,000. Adherents of the Baha’i Faith increased to 5,021 from 4,645 in the 2001 census. that is an annual 0.78% growth per year. Put more simply, between 37-38 new Baha’is have been added per year since 2001. I’m not sure that you can call that ‘growth’ it is slightly higher than the general population growth of 0.70% per year. Which means nobody has accepted the Bahai Faith in the last ten years except the children of Bahai parents.
One hundred years ago, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, the son of the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith, arrived in the United Kingdom for the first of his two visits. He was 66 years old. He wasted no time in taking His Father Bahá’u’lláh’s message of peace and religious renewal to western societies. His visits were crucial in the establishment of the Bahá’í Faith in the UK. In London, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá gave public lectures at City Temple, St John the Divine in Smith Square, and elsewhere. At City Temple, he said that, “The gift of God to this enlightened age is the knowledge of the oneness of mankind and of the fundamental oneness of religion.” At St John, the translation of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s remarks was read by the Archdeacon of Westminster, Albert Wilberforce.
There are many stories of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s activities in Britain. His acts of charity at homeless shelters and for the poor; His audiences for hundreds of well-wishers and questioners; His constant emphasis on political reconciliation in the pre-war period; His call for racial harmony and an end to prejudice; all of these episodes set for Bahá’ís an enduring example of a life dedicated to the service of humanity.
In response to such services of Abdul Baha, The British Government honored Abdul Baha with a Knighthood, which he accepted as a gesture of honoring formally by a just king.
Abdul Baha wrote a letter of gratitude “O God, the tabernacle of justice has truly been erected on this holy land, and we thank and praise Thee. O God, may Emperor George V, Ruler of Britain, be assisted in his divine achievements, and May his shadow over this realm be everlasting.”
Abdu’l-Bahá’s visits were seen by Bahá’ís as a blessing, as inspiring today as they were a century ago. In celebration of His visits, Bahá’ís in the UK are rededicating themselves to the service of others.
Despite such a glorious background of the Bahá’í Faith in the UK and a massive investment of resources over the years in form of planning of Bahá’í administration for implementation of MASS TEACHINGS and RUHI BOOK curriculum, the Bahá’í and the Bahá’í Faith has failed to gain acceptance in the British Society.
The programme of Moral classes for children and spiritualizing the Jr. Youth and thereby attracting the parents of these children and youths has failed miserably. The official census of UK of 2011 states that there are only 5021 Bahais. The figure is not subject to inaccuracies as can be expected in some other countries, as publishing false census is a punishable offence strictly enforced in the country. Why is then, that Bahais of UK keep claiming since 2004 that there are 34,000 Bahais in UK? Is it not deceiving people and going against the laws of the country? Bahais keep on struggling to advertise their success forgotten the very principles truth and justice.
The figures clearly speak that despite the impetus provided by the Abdul Baha, Bahais have not been able to sustain it. Rather they have regressed. Rastafarianism another religious cult, whose founder died in 1974, is better accepted in British society as they have more followers then Bahais .They have 7,906 adherents, more than the Baha’i Faith.
Bahais claim of highly exaggerated Bahai population for every country. Thanks to Various Government agencies and Internet their lies are getting exposed.
Courtesy : http://bahaicensusindia.blogspot.com