Baha’u’llah Teaches that No one Should Be Cursed, but Curses People Himself

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Baha’u’llah states:

“Verily I say, the tongue is for mentioning what is good, defile it not with unseemly talk. God hath forgiven what is past. Henceforward everyone should utter that which is meet and seemly, and should refrain from slander, abuse and whatever causeth sadness in men.” (Baha’u’llah, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh Revealed After the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, pp. 219-220)

We have already documented some instances where Baha’u’llah practices the exact opposite and directly calls his deniers animals, pigs, donkeys and bastards (here). In this article, we will documen a similar contradiction in Baha’u’llah’s teachings where he curses different classes of people, contrary to his direct orders not to. In the 13th section of the Tablet of Bisharat (Glad-Tidings) Baha’u’llah prohibits his followers from cursing any soul:

“O people of Bahá! Ye are the dawning-places of the love of God and the daysprings of His loving-kindness. Defile not your tongues with the cursing and reviling of any soul.” (Baha’u’llah, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh Revealed After the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, 1988 pocket-size edition, p. 27)

Apparently this order was so important that Baha’ullah revealed it again (verbatim) in the 8th section of the Tablet of Ishráqát (Splendours, on page 129 of the same book). As we will show, Baha’u’llah blatantly ignored his own teachings and cursed his enemies, covenant breakers, and even his own followers. We will first show instances from works that have been translated to English. It must be noted that the untranslated Tablets are replete with statements where Baha’u’llah curses his deniers and enemies (these might be added at a later date).

Here is one example where he curses his enemies who killed the Bab:

“The more He exhorted them, the fiercer grew their enmity, till, at the last, they put Him to death with shameful cruelty. The curse of God be upon the oppressors!” (Baha’u’llah, Gleanings From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 146)

He curses his own followers who disobey him:

“How couldst thou forget thine own faults and busy thyself with the faults of others? Whoso doeth this is accursed of Me.” (Baha’u’llah, The Kitáb-i-Aqdas, p. 182)

“Breathe not the sins of others so long as thou art thyself a sinner. Shouldst thou transgress this command, accursed wouldst thou be, and to this I bear witness.” (Baha’u’llah, The Kitáb-i-Aqdas, p. 182)

And last but not least the Covenant Breakers that are always given the worst treatment:

“The Supreme Concourse will pray for the one who is adorned with the garment of faithfulness between heaven and earth; but he who breaks the Covenant is cursed by heaven and earth.” (Bahá’í World Faith—Selected Writings of Bahá’u’lláh and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, pp. 435-6)

Even though he curses other people, he expresses outrage when others curse him:

“Now let us beseech God—praised be His glory—to graciously guide aright the followers of the Shí’ih sect and to purge them of unseemly conduct. From the lips of the members of this sect foul imprecations fall unceasingly, while they invoke the word ‘Mal’ún’ (accursed)—uttered with a guttural sound of the letter ‘ayn—as their daily relish.” (Baha’u’llah, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh Revealed After the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, 1988 pocket-size edition, p. 92)

(The attitude attributed to the Shi’ih sect is merely Baha’u’llah’s claim. Some from this group might have cursed him but how Baha’u’llah narrates it is a gross exaggeration). This kind of hypocritical behavior displayed by Baha’u’llah is one that has always been detested in the Divine scriptures:

“Do you order the people to do good but forget about yourselves whilst you read the Book! Do you not use your reason!” (Quran 2:44)

“You, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal? You who say that people should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery?” (Romans 2:21-22)

Actually, Baha’u’llah claims that he detests this behavior too although he applies it in action himself:

“O SON OF BEING! Ascribe not to any soul that which thou wouldst not have ascribed to thee, and say not that which thou doest not. This is My command unto thee, do thou observe it.” (Baha’u’llah, The Hidden Words of Baha’u’llah, p. 10)

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The Failed Baha’i Prophecy About All Iranian Jews Converting to Baha’ism

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In one of his letters on the occasion of the death of a number of Baha’is in Yazd and Isfahan, Abdu’l-Baha tries to blame the Scholars of Iran for their death and claims these deaths were the result of the Jealousy of Shia scholars due to the massive conversion of Persians to Baha’ism. This is what he states in a section of this letter that is part of the suppressed Baha’i texts that Baha’is simply refuse to translate to English:

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“In summary, in these days the scholars of the Shia [belief], meaning the former religion of Iran, noticed that the call of God has been raised, and the East and West have stirred, the lights of the sun of truth have spread to such an extent that the eyes have become illuminated, the flag of the cause of God has been hoisted, the people enter by troops under the word of God (i.e. they are converting to Baha’ism), and the Shia have become Baha’is. Even the Israelites (Jews) are so excited and astonished that soon not a single one of them will remain in Iran but that he will be guided to the highest guidance (i.e. he would become a Baha’i). Also the majority of the Parsis (Zoroastrians), who are the ancient people of Iran and deny all the Prophets like Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad), testify and admit that all Books, Messengers, and Divine Prophets [are legitimate] and with the utmost truthfulness and serenity have become Baha’is. This has become a source of animosity and jealousy for the evil scholars…” (Abdu’l-Baha, Makatib [Letters], vol. 3, pp. 124-125)

The aforementioned paragraph is replete with false statements:

1- Shia Islam is called the “former religion of Iran” thus making it seem that Baha’ism is now officially the religion of Iranians and most of the population have converted to Baha’ism. The intention to induce such a meaning is evident from what Abdu’l-baha states in the remainder of the paragraph.

2- It is stated that “the people enter by troops under the word of God (i.e. they are converting to Baha’ism), and the Shia have become Baha’is.” This is also false because the percentage of Baha’i converts in Iran among the population was minute and still is.

3- He claims “Even the Israelites (Jews) are so excited and astonished that ere long not a single one of them will remain in Iran but that he will be guided to the highest guidance (i.e. they will all become Baha’is).” This is obviously false and a failed prophecy because more than a century has passed since this claim was made but Iran still retains the second-highest Jewish population in the middle-east.

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Memories of Mohammed Ali Effendi – Son of Baha’u’llah

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Mohammed Ali – Son of Baha’u’llah

To His Excellency Abbas Effendi Abdul Baha.

Dear sir:

Inasmuch as your views and doctrines in our religion are radically different from those of my father, your younger brother, Mohammed Ali Effendi who was chosen in the ‘Book of My Covenant’ the last Will of Baha’u’llah, to occupy after you the same position you occupy now:

And inasmuch as this difference between both of you spreads among the followers of Baha’u’llah and divided them into two parties; one following you and believing in your personal teachings, and the other party which joined your brother believing in the teachings of Baha’u’llah only and considering them final as he declared:

And, inasmuch as we were all commanded in the ‘Most Sacred Book’ Kitáb-i-Aqdas, to bring our differences to the utterance of Baha’u’llah, which sufficed the world, whereby they should be settled:

And, inasmuch as our duty is to establish peace at home, among ourselves first, before we preach others to do so:

I hereby beg your Excellency to appoint a conference of peace and spirituality to hold its meetings at the city of Chicago, or some other place, at a certain time, in otder to discuss with the language of love and kindness the differences between the said two parties and settle them in accord with the utterances of Baha’u’llah and His Commandments.

If it please you, said conference would be composed of your Excellency with some learned ones of your followers, myself and Dr. I.G. Khayru’llah, who introduced Baha’ism into America and Christendom with a few of our party.

My father Ghusni Akbar, authorized me to state, that he will accept and sanction whatever your Excellency would establish with me and with his representative Dr. I.G. Khayru’llah.

The official language of said conference shall be the U.S.Language, a neutral interpreter should be hired to translate from the Arabic language all that you would like to say and in the meantime to translate to you all the discussions of the conference. Also to ask the Associated Press to send a reporter to write the minutes of the conference; and to invite three American savants to attend the meetings and acts witnesses and judges.

I suggest the questions and discussions to be the following;

First: Why your Excellency concealed a part of the ‘Book of My Covenant,’ the will of Baha’u’llah? That will was entrusted to you that you might give all of it to the followers of Baha’u’llah.

Second: Ghusni Akbar was chosen to occupy after you the same position you occupy, and your Excellency claimed that he was cut off and fell. How is it possible that he fell from the said position before having had a chance to occupy it?

Third: What grounds have you to claim that you are the Center of the Covenant? God only is the center of the Covenant.

Forth: Why do you claim to be the Interpreter of the Utterances of Baha’u’llah? He declared in the Book of Wisdom that there is no Interpreter to them save Himself.

Fifth: How could it be that you are the manifestation of servitude and Baha’u’llah declared it to Himself only? Also He taught there are no manifestations after Him until one thousand years passed from His appearance.

Sixth: Why do you claim the great Infallibility calling your letters sacred tablets and revelations? Baha’u’llah said; ‘Whosoever claimeth a mission before the completion of one thousand years from His Manifestation is a lying impostor.

Seventh: Why do you teach that this greatest Manifestation has three chiefs, the Bab, Baha’u’llah and yourself? Baha’u’llah said: “There is no one else beside him in the Kingdom.” Likewise the Bible taught that at the latter days we shall have one shepherd, only one chief and not three. Also Baha’u’llah said: ” He hath no agent, no successor, and no son.”

Eighth: Why do you claim and in the same breath deny that which you claim?

Ninth: Why do you teach and spread the teachings of Baha’u’llah as you were commanded to do, instead of spreading your own?

I close this open letter, appealing to your Excellency by justice, love and unity to grant my request.

Your Humble servant,

The Grandson of Baha’u’llah,

Shua Ullah

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Jamshid Rohani – born in Baha’i Family but not a Baha’i –A Brief History

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                         Jamshid Rohani

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IN THE YEAR 1960 a man named Jamshid Rohani was born in Iran. He was born into a Baha’i family, but never declared himself a Baha’i. He was a very spritual youth, and travelled throughout Iran to study all the various religions. He choose to be a Dervish (ascetic). He claimed to have many mystical experiences and visions in which his spirit would leave his body, and he would travel to the Third Heaven. While in these visions to have conversed with many Prophets and Saints, such as Jesus, Krishna, Buddha, Zoroaster, and others. During these out-of-body experiences Rohani would question these Great Souls and receive answers. Upon reaching adulthood he began to study English from friends who had studied in America and England in the 1970s and 1980s.. In 2004 he walked across the western Iranian Zagros mountaints and sneeked past boarder guards, sneeking into Turkey. From Turkey he travelled to Greece, and eventually found his way to the United States. He stayed in the U.S. for five years, learning English and studying the various Christian denominations while he worked as a cab driver in New York City, Chicago, Dallas, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle, Washington. While in Seatle he made a few American disciples. In 2010 Rohani declared he was returning to Iran, but instructed his American disciples to form The Friends of God International; a worldwide fellowship of followers of the Good Religion.

Jamshid Rohani taught that there is only One Religion of God, the Good Religion, and that all the major religions today are just “orders” of the Good Religion. He taught that the Supreme Being is Ahura Mazda, the Only Wise Lord. He taught that the Zoroastrian religion had been corrupted over thousands of years by uninspired high priests, and he sought to restore the Good Religion back to its original purity; a religion without required rites, compulsory rituals, mandatory congregational meetings, heirarchies, or priests. He taught that the Good Religion is a very simple religion: one based upon good thoughts, good words, and good deads. He taught that the Religion of God consists of how we treat other sentient beings, and not how we prayer or what Messenger or Prophet we claim to follow, or what caste we belong to.

Rohani was interviewed, and these interviews were recorded in long-hand, and Rohani instructed his disciples to publish these interviews after he returned to Iran. Jamshid Rohani denied he was a Messenger or Prophet of God, but insisted he was a Muhaddath (Arabic: “One Spoken To”) meaning a non-prophet who is spoken to by an angel or one who sees a vision. He was taught in the Third Heaven that Muhammad (Peace Be Unto Him) was the Last Prophet of God for humanity on this planet, and that no more prophet or messenger will come except in visions to the Seers (Muhaddatheen). Rohani preached that Islaam is not a religious faith, but a religious practice of submitting one’s will to the Will of God daily. He taught that Rabbinical Judaism, Christianity, Islaam, the Religion of the Druze, and the Religion of Truth (Ahl-i-Haqq) were just variations of the One Religion of God: the Good Religion. Jamshid Rohani taught:

“If Islaam were the umma (community) of the Apostle of God, peace be unto him, then all those who belong to that umma would be Muslims. But, Islaam is not a religious community, but a religious practice. Islaam is submitting my will to the Will of God. If my heart is sincere, and I submit my will to the will of God, then I am practicing Islaam. Yet, if I call myself a Muslim, and prayer five times a day, and go to Masjid on Friday, but if I oppress the poor, and deceive others in business, and if I are cruel to my wife, and to animals, and if I neglect the orphan and the widow and the sick and the aged and the infirm in body and mind, and do not give to them a portion of my substance, then I am not a Muslim but a hypocrite. Yet, if I am a Christian, or a Jew, or a Buddhist, and I submit my will to the Will of God, to the best of my knowledge and ability, then I am truly a Muslim, even if I have never read the Qu’ran, and even if I do not belong to the umma of Muhammad, Peace be Unto Him.” (The Good Book).

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