[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets.]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]

 

[Adapted from website:] Adyannet

[Date:] 17 Esfand 1394 [7 March 2016]

 

Fatwas[1] of Ayatollah Noori Hamedani About the Baha’is

Ayatollah Noori Hamedani (may his exalted shadow be everlasting), one of the grand religious jurisprudential authorities, considers the marriage to Baha’is invalid. He forbids any kind of connection or dealings with the followers of this perverse sect. According to his fatwas, working for the Baha’is, receiving wages from them, giving them gifts, receiving gifts from them and aiding them is forbidden.

Adyannet – Ayatollah Sheikh Hossein Noori Hamedani (may his glory increase by day) is one of the grand jurisprudential authorities; he was born in 1304 [1925] in the City of Hamadan. In this article we will discuss his fatwas regarding the perverted Baha’i sect. [1]

1- Dealing with Baha’is: “Any kind of dealing and connection with this perverted sect is forbidden.”

2- Propagating Baha’is: “Propagating their sect is forbidden.” [2]

3- Marriage to Baha’is: “It is not permissible.” [3]

4- Working for Baha’is and receiving wages from them: “It is forbidden.” [4]

5- Assisting Baha’is: “It is not permissible.” [5]

6- Giving gifts to and receiving gifts from Baha’is: “Gifts cannot be given to them or received from them.” [6]

7- The position of Baha’is among divine religions:  “Baha’is are not counted amongst the religious minorities.” [7]

8- Taharat[2] and najasat[3] of Baha’is: “Baha’is are najis [ritually impure/unclean].” [8]

Hopefully, one day, by following the clergy of Islam and the great religious jurisprudential authorities, any misguidance and perversion in the Islamic societies and across the world will be eliminated.

Postscript Notes

[1] See: Information base of the supreme authority, Grand Ayatollah Noori Hamedani – question 21

[2] See: Information base of the supreme authority, Grand Ayatollah Noori Hamedani – Istifta[4] code 23807, dated 15 Esfand 1394 [5 March 2016]

[3] ibid, Istifta code 23805, dated 16 Esfand 1394 [6 March 2016]

[4] ibid, Istifta code 23809, dated 15 Esfand 1394 [5 March 2016]

[5] ibid, Istifta code 23811, dated 15 Esfand 1394 [5March 2016]

[6] ibid, Istifta code, 23810, dated 15 Esfand 1394 [5 March 2016]

[7] ibid, Istifta code, 23808, dated 15 Esfand 1394 [5 March 2016]

[8] ibid, Istifta code, 23806, dated 15 Esfand 1394 [ 5 March 2016]

 

 

[1] [Fatwa:  Religious injunction judgment, judicial decree or sentence]

[2] [Taharat:  Cleanliness and purification according to Islamic religious laws]

[3] [Najasat (pl. Najis):  Uncleanliness, impurity]

[4] [Istifta:  Asking for religious decree]