[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]

 

[Magazine:] Ferdowsi

[Date:] 10 Ordibehesht 1358 [30 April 1979]

[Issue No:] 25

 

The investigation and explanation of the political base and anti-national sect of Baha’ism

The support of foreign governments, global Zionism and advocating unpatriotic beliefs

 

Baha’ism has, in recent years, been an unknown and mysterious topic for many of our people especially the youth.  Because of the ceaseless support of the [Pahlavi] regime[1] to this sect, exposure to the reality has been blocked and the content of the beliefs of the Baha’is [unavailable] other than in some written propaganda, allowing no opportunity for a real and analytical discussion.  So, in this way, over the years the leadership of this anti-national sect has gained a lot of strength through its resources and support systems and has been able to spread into many areas of the country. This has had a deep influence on the governing body of the regime connected to the Imperialism.

 

With the downfall of the dictatorship and colonialism, suddenly the veil was lifted off the many crimes and treasons of the Baha’i sect in Iran and the other inhumane and treacherous symbols of its leadership, its baselessness and connection to colonialism.

 

One of the books that has been released to disclose through research, the core of this sect is called “Baha’ian”[2] by Seyyed Mohammad-Bagher Najafi. This book is the result of his four years of research and study regarding the historical course of Baha’ism in Iran and in the world.

 

This book, in nine separate chapters, makes an effort to bring awareness to the young generation, which is struggling with this culture of imperialism while in search of their cultural identity.

 

The first chapter of the book is titled “Sheikhism, the foundation for Babism” which is specifically an introduction by the late Sheikh Ahmad Ahsayee and Seyyed Kazem Rashti. The second and third chapters contain the claim of The Babism, disproof of Babism, recognition of The Promised One, the absence of the Promised one and the unexplainable writings of the Bayan, all of which have been looked into.

 

The excuses that the Baha’is have maintained to prove their legitimacy is discussed in the fourth chapter of this book, under the title of The Disappearance of Truth and the Forging of Documents
 

The stipulations of Hossein Ali Mirza, Abbas Effendi, the unexplainable writings of the Baha’i texts and the succession of Baha are among the issues discussed in chapters five and six of “Baha’ian”.

 

The study and thorough research of the political and anti-national base of Baha’ism in Iran is presented to the reader in the second part of the book in three consequent chapters, during which the tragedy of Mazandaran, Qazvin, The Fort Tabarsi, Nayriz, Zanjan, the support of the foreign governments such as Russia, the Ottoman Empire, England, the Global Zionism, the capitalism of American, unpatriotic attitude, non involvement in politics and opposition to the regime under the cover of obedience to the Government are discussed.

 

Baha’ian has been made available to the book market by the Tahouri Publishers in 820 pages for 1500 Rials.

 

 

 

 

 

[1] [This article has been published shortly after the overthrown of Pahlavi regime]

[2][The Baha’is]