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!
This is an open letter to my good friend and Baha’i, Edwin. I have always been impressed by your deep commitment to Baha’u’llah and the Baha’i Faith. It has certainly affected your life in many good ways. But as we have often noted, sincerity and goodness are no proof that something is true. We both know good, decent people who are very sincere about their beliefs, and yet are very deluded.
So my concern is not only the outward “fruit” of one’s beliefs but also whether those beliefs are true. You have told me that the Baha’i faith is consistent with Christianity, and that Baha’u’llah is the second coming of Christ. But there are major difficulties with that position, Edwin. Let me mention just a few.
As you have often quoted, “…all the great religions are of divine origin…they differ only in non-essential aspects of their doctrines.” If such is the case there should at least be agreement regarding each founder’s teachings on God. However, just the opposite is the case.
- Krishna taught that God is pantheistic.
- Buddha was agnostic and indifferent to God’s existence.
- Muhammad was intensely monotheistic.
- And Jesus taught of a triune God.
Either these founders contradict each other (making it impossible to discern between a true founder and a false one), or the nature of God is contradictory (which is self-defeating and absurd), or the Baha’i Faith is false.
- You have also told me that Baha’is consider the Bible to be the infallible, inerrant word of God. Yet whenever Christian beliefs, based upon the clear teachings of the Bible, contradict Baha’i teachings, the Bible is “spiritualized” to fit Baha’i doctrine.
One of your leaders, Abdu’l Baha, taught that the resurrection of Jesus from the dead “…is a spiritual and divine fact, and not material…,” even though the Bible is clear about it being a physical event (John 2:19-21; 20:20; Luke 24:15; Acts 2:32). If Jesus was resurrected physically from the dead, that would place Him in a position superior to Baha’u’llah, and nullify all Baha’i claims. My question is, on what authority are the co-founders, Baha’u’llah and Abdu’l Baha, able to change the clear teaching of the Bible–other than their claim to have such authority? Anyone can make such claims.
- Perhaps most critical of all is the Baha’i claim that Jesus is only a manifestation of God, like the many other manifestations who have founded religions. You say, Edwin, that they are all “perfect mirror images” of God, but not God Himself. But Jesus claimed to be God, not just a mirror image of Him. He is incarnation, not manifestation (John 1:1,14; 8:58; Colossians 2:9; Titus 2:13).
The Baha’i concept of Jesus is based upon the revealed word of Baha’u’llah, and you believe his interpretation is true because he has said so. This is circular reasoning. “I know Baha’u’llah’s statement ‘God cannot incarnate’ is true because Baha’u’llah told me it is true.” Such pronouncements are easy to make because there is no accountability, and no way to objectively test such claims. It is analogous to saying fairies really do exist in a dimension parallel to ours that we have not yet discovered. Such statements, neither verifiable nor falsifiable, are of no value.
Jesus said in John 14:6,
“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
Your contention is that this was only for Jesus’ dispensation, and ended with the coming of Muhammad. However, there is no indication in the text that this is time-dependent. On the contrary, this statement could only be made by Him because of what He uniquely has done–died upon the cross for the sin of the world.
If you truly believe that the Bible is an infallible record of God’s revelation to man then I would urge you to leave all the pretenders and come to God incarnate in the person of Jesus Christ.
Author: Rev. Robert Pardon of the New England Institute of Religious Research (NEIRR). P
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By Dennis James Rogers
I became a member of the Baha’i Faith in the early seventies while an undergraduate at a small private midwestern university. The initial attraction was to the social teachings of the Faith particularly the tenets about gender and racial equality. I had been raised as a Roman Catholic and had attended parochial and public schools, but was not very well versed in Biblical Christianity. Since the sixties and seventies were a time of social upheaval and turmoil, the Baha’i Faith seemed like a rational alternative to traditional religious dogma. My connection to the group was minimal during my college years but picked up after I graduated in 1973. I had “accepted ” the Faith based on a conversation with a Baha’i teacher who asked me if I agreed with the basic nine tenets of the Faith, I told him I did and he said I was a Baha’i. This was quite ironic considering that one of the basic tenets is “independent investigation of the truth”. I had not taken the time to investigate nor done a thorough examination of it’s history or doctrine, something that I would not do until many years later while pursuing a role as a Baha’i apologetic.
In 1974 there was an International Convention held in St. Louis to initiate one of the plans that the Baha’i Administrative Order imposes on the rank and file. The plans originated with Shoghi Effendi, the Guardian of the Baha’i Faith, they are ten-year plans, five-year plans, four-year plans, and seven-year plans or as little as one year plans. The plans have goals for teaching (expansion and consolidation) and “pioneers” which are similar to missionaries with the exception that pioneers are not subsidized by the organization, pioneers are expected to finance their own travel expenses, find employment and establish themselves as part of the city, village or community in which they are pioneering. The pioneer is to teach the faith, find new converts, establish a local spiritual assembly, (a local governing body consisting of nine adults) and then move on to a new pioneering post after the task has been completed. The Universal House of Justice, the international governing body for the Bahá’is, generally established what the goal areas were with input from the National Spiritual Assemblies, the national governing bodies. I must comment that many pioneers I met, rarely if ever established Local Spiritual Assemblies and generally left their “posts” to return home. Pioneering is considered a glorious spiritual station and a certain degree of social pressure is put upon the members to become pioneers. The pioneers I met in the United States who came from the Middle East, primarily from Iran, were people of means, educated and wealthy. The early pioneers of the Baha’i Faith (from the West} were also people of means. This can be verified by the early written Baha’i history of the United States and Canada.
Being a new member of the group, I was not aware of the Baha’i culture, I was first asked to answer telephone calls from people interested in the Faith, there was considerable publicity on television, bill boards and newspapers about the convention with a phone number to call for people interested in finding out more information concerning the Faith. I was to answer questions, secure addresses and phone numbers to send literature for follow up by Baha’i teachers. The older members, not wanting to answer phones, attended the conference, which was presented by the ruling Baha’i elite. The nine members of the Universal House of Justice and the remaining living “Hands of the Cause”. The Hands were individuals who had been appointed by Bahá-u-lláh, Abdul Bahá or Shoghi Effendi. The rank and file members, due to their high spiritual station of “servitude”, regarded them as spiritual giants. Their main function was to protect and propagate the Faith. They were to protect the Faith from schism, but were apparently unsuccessful after the death of Shoghi Effendi in 1957, the only appointed Guardian of the Baha’i Faith. There have been, since his death, two main splinter groups, the Orthodox Bahá’is and the Bahá’is Under the Provision of the Covenant (BUPC) that I am aware of. I do not know what the other group’s membership numbers are or their exact doctrines since contact with them is forbidden. They are to be shunned as “covenant breakers” and are considered “spiritually diseased” by the Baha’i Administrative Order. To be quite honest, I really was not that interested in them.
Written by an Ex-Baha’i Member
I am a former Baha’i and a student (admirer) of Shia Islam. I don’t see any intolerance towards Baha’is in any Islamic country, except Iran.
In Iran also, Baha’is are tolerated and entitled to all basic human rights that other Iranians are entitled to. They are only forbidden to teach their ‘religion’ to others and they are also not allowed to form any ‘administration.’ AFAIK, if religion is your personal affair then no one in Iran cares about what you believe.
Baha’i Faith has a very strong administration and tight control over its members. They have political connections with the so called ‘world powers’ and they have ‘Office of External Affairs’ in every country that maintains relations with government offices and influence their foreign policies. They have extremely good relations with Iran hostile countries.
Baha’i Faith is not a ‘simple’ religion like any other religion! This is a religion with strong administration. There is surveillance by Baha’i Police (the ABMs for protection), that monitors individual Baha’i activities, in case of suspicion, problematic Baha’is are warned / punished with sanctions / shunned / ex-communicated. Baha’i faith is considered a dangerous NWO cult in Iran.
Baha’i faith has a long history of violence in Iran, its predecessor, the Babi faith was responsible for at least 3 civil wars that killed 1000s of Iranians.
So, all Baha’i activities are minutely monitored by Iranian government and those Baha’is are prosecuted who violate Iranian laws. Iran hostile countries term this “prosecution” as “persecution” because this serves their agenda. Today there are more than 300000 Baha’is in Iran but only ~70 of them are in prisons for several crimes.
In all other Islamic countries, Baha’is enjoy full freedom. In Pakistan they are a recognized minority, they are represented very well, their holidays are respected and they enjoy all benefits that other minorities enjoy.
In Pakistan Shia community is a more persecuted community. They have lost 1000s of lives in past 3–4 decades.
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.
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