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


[Adapted from website:] Official Website of Ayatollah Alavi Borujerdi

[Date:] 23 Khordad 1395 [12 June 2016]


The Official Website of Ayatollah Haj Seyyed Mohammad Javad Alavi Borujerdi

Announcement of the Office of Ayatollah Alavi Borujerdi Regarding His Honour’s [Discussion] With Sheikh Khalid Matar Al-Tamimi

Baha’ism, like Wahhabism and the Qadianism, is a belief made and practiced by the colonial powers among Muslim societies.

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

In answer to some questions from this office regarding the statements of Ayatollah Alavi Borujerdi in a meeting with Sheikh Khalid Matar Al-Tamimi, head of the Law Department of Bahr al-‘Ulum University in Najaf Ashraf, and the accompanying delegation, and [their publication by] news agencies and news sites, he offers the following:

Baha’ism, Wahhabism and the Qadianism, are beliefs made and prepared by the colonial powers for Muslim societies and are formed on the basis of false and deviant ideas in recent times, with the aim of creating divisions and separation in Islamic society.

The human rights is given regardless of any opinion and does not include titles such as misdemeanors, corruption, and apostasy, and the citizenship right is legally the same as nationality, which is enshrined in the constitution for all people born in any country and this is recognized in our constitution. And it does not mean supporting the perpetrator and give them immunity from the religious laws and legal action.

The Office of His Honour Ayatollah Alavi Borujerdi

Ebrahim Hasannejad