Baha’i Leadership Caught Fraudulently Misstating Facts For Political Purposes

The Baha’i Leadership Has Engaged in Many Years of Orchestrated Fraud To Grossly Over- represent The Number of Their Followers For Purposes of Political Gain:

by Ravian Bilani

There has always been confusion in the Population of the Baha’i Faith followers in every country, since its ORIGIN. Regarding their numbers, “Millions” is the usual figure claimed by them.
Very recently Baha’is are also interested in giving Fake ‘percentage Baha’i population’ for every country. Thanks to the internet – their lie is getting exposed. The number of countries and localities varies with each web site. There is ‘no consensus’ regarding the actual number of countries, the actual number of localities, and the actual number of Baha’i. This trouble in the Baha’i population is not generated by the Baha’i Administration themselves but it is just the continuation of what Abdul Baha and Shoghi Effendi have done.

As a result Baha’is and Baha’i Administration have gone on defensive. They are quick to blame the Christians for this exaggeration and inconsistency. Where did the Christians get their data? It is only from the National spiritual Assembly of the various countries especially the NSA of USA. It is only the Baha’is and their officials who are to blame for the false-misleading reports on the wildly exaggerated Baha’i census. It is not the fault of the editors of Christian World Encyclopedia and Encyclopedia Britannica who relied on information given to them by the Baha’is.

One may ask, why didn’t the NSAs , UHJ-ITC-ABM-CBC ever contact the Christian World Encyclopedia Editors, and request a correction? This is because the Baha’is wants to jack-up their numbers- for “public image”.

Baha’i Population in Iran as claimed in the time of Abdul Baha
In case of the Baha’i population in Iran the Baha’is speak lies which puts to shame any lover of justice. Sometimes they say one third of the Iranian population is Baha’i and sometimes they propagate that half of the Iranian population is Baha’i. To my utter surprise during my visit to India in 2002, a Baha’i convert informed me that the whole of Iran has accepted the Baha’i Faith. I politely told him that the Baha’is have made a fool out of him .There are not more than 20,000 Baha’is.

Even the Zoroastrians, Jews and Christians of Iran are not being sparred from this onslaught of lie for which the Baha’is claim that all of them have accepted the Baha’i Faith.
Here are the Excerpts from the writing of Edward Brown,

Ibrahim George Kheiralla says: “Abdul Karim, 1896, assured me that the believers in Baha were fifty millions. I wrote to Syria to ask. Sayid Mohammed, secretary of Abbas Effendi, said that the number was fifty-five million souls.” Kheiralla afterwards denounces it as a gross deceit.
As to Persia, they place the proportion at one-third or one-half. Dreyfus writes, “Probably half the population of Persia is Baha’i.” Incidentally the Baha’is claim that there are 3,000,000 (three million) Baha’is in Iran.
The majority of Zoroastrians are recognized as Baha’is. On the contrary Professor Browne writes: “I had been informed that Zoroastrians were accepting Baha’ism. However after much discussion with the Zoroastrians of Yezd and Kerman for the space of three and a half months, I came to the conclusion that few, if any, had adopted the Baha’i creed.” In India the proportion of Parsee-Baha’is is very small.
As to Jews, Remey says: “In Hamadan there is a large Israelites following of Baha.” A census made by a European Jew showed exactly 59 parents and with their children. 194 persons out of a population of 6,000 Jews. As to the United States, I give some particulars in the closing chapter. .” The inference is plain that no native of Israel had become Baha’i through sixty years of contact with Baha and his seventy followers.
Abdul Baha gave the impression that many of the Christians of Persia are converts to Baha. Dr. J. H. Shedd wrote in 1894, “I have heard of no case of a Christian conversion to Baha’ism.” Dr. G. W. Holmes wrote, 1903, “I do not know of a single Christian in Persia, who has been converted to Baha’ism. Some Baha’is who made a profession of Christianity turned back to Baha.” Rev. J. W. Hawkes declares that in his observation none of the members of the Syrian (Nestorian) or Armenian churches in Persia have become Baha’is. I have known of one Armenian family in Resht and two men in Maraga, one of whom was a notorious, who kept up his opium using as before.

Population in Iran as claimed at the time of UHJ:

From 3,00,000 to 4,61,351 followers. The percentage varies from 0.69 to 2%. This is unimaginable lie. The Encyclopedia Britannica and Encyclopedia of Christians have conveyed that the Baha’is have told them. The reporters are none other than Douglas Martin (former member of House of Justice) and Simeon Kohlman Rabbani (a Baha’i), who gave the information to World Christian Encyclopedia is a Baha’i.

There is one silver lining in the Baha’i census of Iran. It exposes the falsehood. Abdul Baha, leader of the faith (of lies), claimed fifty five millions at his time. UHJ is now claiming only 300,000 !!!
Presented below are certain eye-openers !!!

No. Year Population % Reference:

1. 1984 300,000 Ref: Hatcher, William S. & J. Douglas Martin. The Baha’i Faith: The Emerging Global Religion. San Francisco, CA: Harper & Row (1984); pg. 181.

2. 1990 410,000 “Data transcribed by Simeon Kohlman Rabbani”
Ref: Barrett, David B. World Christian Encyclopedia (2001)

3. 2001 463,151 (0.69%) Data transcribed by Simeon Kohlman Rabbani.
Ref: Barrett, David B. World Christian Encyclopedia (2001)
Present Baha’i Population of Iran

The actual number of Baha’is in Iran is not more than 30,000. That should not make anyone who is a Baha’i very depressed. The Baha’is should know that exaggerating Baha’i census was the policy of Abdul Baha, Shoghi Effendi and now House of Justice.

What the Universal House of Justice should know, is that by making false claim of number of Baha’is or by parroting Anna’s presentation, no one will ever change his/her Faith. They can organize reflection meetings, deceptive children classes, launch fake Intensive program of Growth have useless cluster growth meetings – the Baha’i population will not grow. The Baha’i population will not grow by sending young Iranian Baha’i girls outside Iran for propagation of Baha’i Faith.

Baha’ism is now a failed attempt, a misfired plot to portray a man made religion to be counted amongst major religions of the world. Baha’ism is dying in its infacy. It will never see the light of the day.

Look at the positions of the Baha’i community in relation to the Palestinian Human Rights

These days the tragic dimensions of Gaza, has shown its inhuman face, Every condemnation of the crimes of the various groups around the world face (such as the recent rally Mothers for Peace). Every time news of the crime spread and the number of victims in Gaza is increasing. Not only the quality or quantity of victims of crime are surprised observers have earned. Israel’s use of strange and unusual weapons in an attack on residential areas of Gaza and killing innocents, anger, surprise and sorrow of human society followed. See mortars, each 3 cm over 5000 small metal darts thrown at a radius of 300 meters, has not escaped any moving object. Combine ugly, strange, symbolic of primitivism and civilization. When the World Cup reaches its climax, Palestinian children went to the beach to play, and hours later, the little victims play dirty and deadly Israeli politicians. These days it is not easy to watch the news conference. Not in front of the TV lounge with tea Astkany the “Change the World” followed. The speakers these days, when the news reached Palestine have to repeat the phrase that “some of the images and reports for children and heart patients …” is not appropriate. Not only for the patients whose mutilated corpse watch the children drown in blood is not suitable for any survivors and freedoms. But that’s not all scenes. Behind the scenes pictures of the wall and over the hills overlooking the Gaza released. Mobile cafe where they had set up a group of Israeli bombing in Gaza beer “from above” and safely enjoy watching crime watch, it is also close to lose.

When tragedy at Auschwitz, male and female, young and old for the “Final Solution” was sent to the chambers of death, savagery and violence that was always the big question is how far it can go? And now what is happening in Gaza shows that the descendants of the victims of yesterday, the criminals easily have filled yesterday. Crime and murder have gone on more and more horrible than the Nazi antisemites saw the Jews of Europe, the leaders of Israel and the people of Gaza are abandoned. This is not a tale of crime and savagery and turned that tramples the rights outright, approach the history of Israel.

Now the day of Israel’s crimes face becomes clearer and louder voices condemning the crimes of Israel from around the world. People from anywhere and from any race, color, religion, nationality, against the crimes of Israel and Israel’s disregard for human rights protest. The groups and NGOs that work on human rights, above all and before all the objections have been raised. In Gaza, the clearest and most natural way, because a human right, not as hard as the property can be easily and conveniently. No other explanation was not accepted. Whoever knocks on the door of human rights, the tragedy of Gaza can only be watched.

The collective behavior of my fellow citizens who, due to the historical injustice to them and their rights have been abused, has always been said and written of human rights, it is strange to me. I mean of course the price of your fellow citizens. Baha’is are always and everywhere the perspective of human rights in Iran, especially after the revolution they contend gone. Groups and human rights organizations from this perspective, has always protested human rights violations in Iran. I also have with him the hearts and the word and the fundamental rights of the Baha’is of protesters. What irrespective of religion or belief of his being, people know because being human, I believe that they are entitled to the same rights as others. But the behavior of the Baha’is in dealing with Israel during the time of blood on the night of the disaster intercourse. Human rights were not just protesting the violation of their rights. Human rights, human rights violations against the rights of all human beings and knows it, wherever and to whatever that is objected to. I do not know why the Baha’is of the world’s smallest objection to his crimes in Gaza show? They are protesting against the violation of human rights of Iranian Baha’is their duty, did, in fact, the “human rights” believe? Or that the Baha’i Declaration of Human Rights as an excuse for temporary use? If you believe in human rights for all human beings, and those who protested against the violations, because all these years, not in distant lands right ear Universal House of Justice, the latest of oppression and the protest of the Baha’i community and there is no disaster struck did not hear? Off the coast of Gaza, all flowers blossom Palestinian children shot in chest and throat to fission, but Mosaffa Acre Gardens, Bang Brnkhast any bird. Why? Except the Baha’i claim that they are following the oneness of humanity? How can seek the oneness of humanity and all human beings “once one of the branches and leaves of a” brutal killings and massacres against the Israelis knew that all of protest against the respecting the right of the silence of forced the fellow Take advantage of the media and raised his voice? Bhyyan not in the eyes of the people of the Baha’i fresh leaves, green leaves and useless branches of Palestinian women and children “humanity” are? The House of Justice does not like the attention and support of the Israeli government, to manage the affairs of the Baha’i world and promote the development of the Baha’i Faith is busy, can not protest against the cruelty of long-standing Israel does Not to draw guests in host recognition can be cruel irritability? What then should be asked how the Universal House of justice and injustice and tyrants who cast her in a skirt? How to be proactive seekers of justice was cruel? What kind of justice is that all people are free to contend against injustice, silence is? New evidence of the excuse is worse than a sin. The question of souls is free of cost. Universal House of unacceptable excuses aside, it’s all Baha’i organizations and various groups around the world have, because none of these are permanent protest human rights violations in Iran, in the face of this latest tragedy nothing Do? When it all visionaries, artists and cultural activists and intellectuals, either collectively or individually, in various forms, statement or in the form of art or of street protests and in the Gaza atrocities condemn. Why no price band so far in the history of Israel’s crimes did not show any reaction? Despite the claim that they are not Baha’is, Baha’is because of his special servants of God know? Baha’is do not believe they are God’s chosen people and the other peoples of the protest is going on?

I think this disaster is going on in Gaza, bombs and missiles, and a variety of modern weapons over the Hawar Palestinian people and Palestinian children’s blood that stained the dirt playing fields, examination of human rights for everyone who knocks on the door. I remember some of the defendants’ lawyers Bahai in Iran, Ms. Ebadi. He also defended the court finds that the rights of his famous sermons in the Nobel award ceremony, lost no opportunity to protest the violation of Palestinian rights. Baha’is But unlike his famous lawyer in this field are silent. His silence may indicate disbelief of Human Rights. Silence can be alarming. Let us not forget that the criminal slaughter in Gaza are children of Holocaust victims

Why Iranian people does not like the Baha’i Faith?

There are a number of reasons:

1- In the middle of the eighteenth century a man called the Bab started making messianic claims in Iran. His laws were a mixture of extreme forms of violence and forced child marriage:

“the mass slaughter of non-believers, the destruction of books and shrines, compulsory marriage at the age of 11, the confiscation of the property of unbelievers, and the prohibition on travel except for purposes of trade.”

After his followers caused a great deal of mischief in Iran, he was executed and three civil wars ensued with his followers who were trying to implement his laws in Iran. Luckily the government crushed the fanatics. Baha’is greatly revere this man and pay tribute to him by celebrating his birthday and visiting his shrine.

2- After the Babis were crushed by the government, the remaining Babi leaders plotted to assassinate the Shah of Iran. All were executed except for one bloke by the name of Mirza husayn Ali Nuri, AKA, Baha’u’llah, the founder of Baha’ism. He was saved due to threats by the Russians of laying Iran to ruins:

“”If a hair is lost from His sacred Head, Iran’s future will be in ruins, the flames of war will rage, and they will burn even the stones and the bricks”…

Today Baha’is continuously spread propaganda against Iran claiming that they have historically been persecuted in Iran, while historically their leaders were a violent people who caused much mischief and suffering for the Iran populace. These are only a few of the reasons that Baha’is have a bad reputation in Iran.

Baha’i Faith and Polygamy

Mirza Hosein Ali Nari (Baha’u’llah)’s family

Baha’u’llah contrary to his own laws that permits two wives, and contrary to the laws of his predecessor the Bab who only permitted a single wife, practiced polygamy and was married to three wives (officially). He also had another wife that Baha’is usually don’t speak about who was a young maid in his house.

Form the 3 official wives, two WERE LABELLED as covenant breakers. You see they didn’t break the covenant, they were labelled as covenant breakers due to their opposition to Abdu’l-Baha hogging power and usurping the right of his half-brother Muhammad Ali. The only wife that was not kicked out of the faith was guess who: Yes Abdu’l-Baha’s mother.

Unfortunately, people labelled as covenant breakers are treated very inhumanely in Baha’ism and are severely persecuted. No one is allowed to speak or socialize with them even their own children and spouses and if they do so they will be given the same treatment.

Further more in the words of Baha’i leaders they are referred to using very hateful words like contamination, haters of the light, and sufferers from spiritual leprosy:

“Announce to Hands and all National Assemblies that following the loss of the appeal to the Supreme Court, the Government expropriation order has been implemented, resulting in the complete evacuation of the remnant of Covenant-breakers and the transfer of all their belongings from the precincts of the Most Holy Shrine, and the purification, after six long decades, of the Ḥaram-i-Aqdas from every trace of their contamination. Measures under way to effect transfer of title deeds of the evacuated property to the triumphant Bahá’í community.”(Shoghi Effendi, Messages to the Bahá’í World: 1950–1957, p. 124)Messages to the Bahá’í World: 1950–1957

“It is better not to read books by Covenant-breakers because they are haters of the Light, sufferers from a spiritual leprosy, so to speak.” (Helen Bassett Hornby, Lights of Guidance: A Baha’i Reference File (New Delhi: Baha’i Publishing Trust, 1983), chap. XII, no. 628)

Unfortunately this is the true face of the Baha’i cult that is usually kept hidden from outsiders.

What is the aim of bicentennial celebrations of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh and the Báb?

Who is the promised one of Babi Faith? Subh-i-Azal, Baha’u’llah or someone yet to come?

Let us examine each of these three possibilities from Bayani point of view:

  • Many Bayanis did believe that Subh-i-Azal was the Promised One of Bayan, such as Mirza Jani and August J. Stenstrand; however, nowhere in the writings of Subh-i-Azal do we see that he ever made these claims. In practice, Subh-i-Azal denied that the Promised One of Bayan could appear so quickly, rebuking all people who claimed to be him. And once again, he never claimed to be him. It is clear he was not Azal.
  • The Primal Point states in the Persian Bayan: “If He [whom God shall manifest] shall appear in the number of Ghiyath and all shall enter in, not one shall remain in the Fire. If He tarry until [the number of] Mustaghath, all shall enter in, not one shall remain in the Fire, but all shall be transformed into His light” (2:17). The numerical value of the word Ghiyath is 1511, and the numerical value of the word Mustaghath is 2001. These numbers refer to years on the Bayanic calendar, meaning that He can only appear after 1511 Bayanic years have elapsed. This is also confirmed by the fact that the Bayan presupposes that at least Persia will adopt Bayan as the state religion (see Persian Bayan 5:18; 5:19; 6:12; 7:3; 7:16. Arabic Bayan 9:3; 11:2); it is predicted Bayani sheikhs, imams, and judges, etc. will appear (see Persian Bayan 5:8). It is clear Bayan was meant to last a time similar to other dispensations such as that of Jesus, Moses, and Muhammad. It is clear he was not Baha.
  • It is clear from this evidence that, since Baha is not him, nor are the 14 other people who claimed to be him, and neither was he Subh-i-Azal, the Promised One of Bayan has yet to come, and the verses of the Bayan testify to this fact.

What do Bayanis think of Baha’u’llah?

The Bayánís view Bahá as a usurper who pretended to be He Whom God shall make manifest in order to undermine his brother, Subh-i-Azal who he was jealous of, as he was granted leadership of the Bayání community by the Primal Point.

“After a while, Baha thought of making his own claim. He would often write what he called verses and then would have them washed out in the sea and would say that ‘they were the share of the fish!’ Elders of the Babi [Bayani] community went to Baghdad and admonished Baha for his improper behavior. As a result, he took to the Suleymaniyya where he stayed for two years. There, he also made fresh claims as a result of which he received death threats and saw no option but writing to Subh-i-Azal asking for permission to return which was granted” (Atiyya Ruhi, “A Brief Biography of His Holiness Subh-i-Azal”).

Even during the years before the Bayani-Baha’i schism, Baha in private created his own circle of friends constantly trying to undermine Subh-i-Azal. He was constantly flip flopping because he was at instances caught red handed making claims forcing him to retreat and recant.

Bahá says:

“I swear by God that if any one of the People of the Bayan were to mention that the Book [the Bayan] is abrogated, may God smash the mouth of the speaker and the calumniator, and by him who holds my soul and myself in his hands one letter from the Bayan is the most loved with me than all that are in the heavens and on the earth” (1862 Letter of Bahá during the Baghdad Period).

And he also says:

“Consider bygone ages and reflect upon what god had inflicted on their peoples for having contended amongst themselves, for having turned aside from His Countenance, for having strayed away from His path, for having done wrong to His Cause, and for having associated any creature with the Sovereign of His Unity, for which they were of the perished. Have you ever heard religion of god to exist before it is confirmed, or commandment of god to be abrogated before it becomes manifest? … Nay, by my lord, the lord of heavens, no one can abrogate one letter from that which has been revealed in the Bayan” (Letter of Bahá to Sayyid Ibrahm, a Follower of Dayyán).

The Baha’i leadership have tried with all their might to slander and destroy the reputation of His Holiness Subh-i-Azal and have resorted to the most deceitful methods to discredit him, and the allegations they have made against His Eminence found in unsourced, unscholarly books of propaganda such as God Passes By authored by Shoghi Effendi are at times nothing short of foul language.

Bahá’s work, the Kitab-i-Badi, which the Baha’i administration has not yet translated contains the most severe of insults and foul language against His Holiness Subh-i-Azal and his followers:

“When the one who turned away from God halted (in accepting me) and fell off the path, in that moment his body left the garb of humanness and appeared and became visible in the skin of animals. Sanctified is He who changes the beings how he likes” (Kitab-i-Badi, p. 110).

“From this day, any individual that mentions as human [or humanness] a single person from those who deny me — whether that [denier] has a high or low stature — they will be excluded from all of (God’s) Merciful Graces, let alone trying to prove [those deniers] have dignity or stature” (Kitab-i-Badi, p. 140).

“Say, Oh you donkeys! Whatever God says is the truth and will not become void by the words of the polytheists (deniers of Baha’ism)” (Kitab-i-Badi, p. 174).


The Hasht Bihisht records an incident where Bahá himself attempted to murder Subh-i-Azal:

“The first juggle and trick of sorcery which he [i.e. Baha] outlined was this, that he brought to Hazrat-i Azal [i.e. Subh-i Azal] a dish of plain food, with one side of which he had mixed with some poison, intending to poison His Holiness. For hitherto the apportioned breakfast and supper of His Holiness the Fruit [Hazrat-i Thamara, one of the titles conferred on Subh-i Azal by the Point] had been from the house of Mirza Husayn Ali [i.e. Baha]. When that poisoned dish was placed before His Holiness, Mirza Husayn Ali pressed him to partake of it. By a fortunate chance the smell of onions was perceptible in the food, and His Holiness, being averse to taste it. Mirza Husayn Ali continued to press him urgently to eat. He replied, “it smells of onions, I will not eat it; if it is so good, eat it yourself. From this answer Mirza Husayn Ali supposed that His Holiness had divined his evil design, and, simply put the view of disguising the truth and putting a better appearance on the matter, ate a little from the other side [i.e. the unpoisoned side] of the dish, in order that the suspicion of His Holiness might perhaps be dispelled and he might eat the poisoned side. But His Holiness, because of the smell of onion would not eat.”

However, some of the poison had diffused into that side of the dish, and Bahá as a result was poisoned. Following this, he resorted to telling people that Subh-i-Azal had poisoned him.

Bayánís do not believe that Bahá is He Whom God shall make manifest.

All those who claimed this office based their pretensions on a misinterpreted passage in the Arabic Bayán (6:15) where it says:

فلتقو من انتم کلکم اجمعون اذا تسمعن ذکر من تظهره باسم القائم و لتراقبن فوق القائم والقیوم ثم فی سنة التسع کّل خیر تدرکون

“…in the year nine ye will attain unto all good.”

But there is nothing in this passage to invalidate the limit of time fixed by the Primal Point in the Persian Bayán for the appearance of He Whom God shall make manifest, a minimum period of 1511 years, and a maximum period of 2001 years in the Bayánic calendar.

It is clear from Bahá’s actions that his flimsy divine claims were put forward for the sole reason that he wanted to undermine his brother.

Subh-i-Azal, in his letter to Bahá, as quoted by the renowned Bayání scribe, Mirza Mustafa Katib, says the following:

“…O faithless brother, what has happened that in vain you joined hands to violate my honour, and to stain your own hand with my blood. You gathered round yourself a band of persons addicted to vice … you excited this gang of villains to hate me … I appointed you to act for me. I ordered my friends to obey you … you are now out to destroy me. I was your guest, you abused me. You swore at me in my face. That which you yourself deserved you ascribed to me. You inspired your servants with rancorous hatred of me. Even you taught your own barber your own falsehoods. He gave false evidence against the truth. You set in motion this great sedition …. Outwardly you pretended to be my friend. You attended my feast. You ate my meal of trust. Inwardly you manifested your falsehood until Shawal 23 [Presumably March 11, 1866] when I was keeping a fast you withheld bread and water from me. … By deceit you intercepted my epistles. Some of them which were to your advantage you paraded before the inhabitants of the city [i.e. Edirne]. At present I am in straitened circumstances and you are in affluence. And yet you pretend the contrary…” (In Response to Zayn-al Muqarrabin).