[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:] IQNA
[Date:] Saturday, 2 Mordad 1389 [24 July 2010]
The Literature Group: Thirty-fifth volume of the students’ questions and answers, titled “The Baha’i Philosophy”, written by “Ali-Reza Mohammadi”, was published by the Office of the “Nashr-e Ma’aref”.
According to Iran’s Quranic News Agency, IQNA, this book raises questions on political thoughts, introducing the contemporary history and practice of the Baha’is, all of which have been responded to by the author and researcher at the Department of Education and Propaganda Office of Leadership at the universities.
The book is formatted in three chapters, and questions have been answered. The first chapter attends to the historical background of Bahaism and some questions about the causes and background to the emergence of Baha’ism, the role of imperialism, Judaism, Zionism and the Pahlavi regime’s connections to Baha’ism, the attitude of the Iranian people towards Baha’ism, the Hojjatieh Society and its activities against Baha’ism, and the positions of Imam Khomeini on the Hojjatieh Society. And efforts have been made to provide logical answers to them.
In the second chapter of this book, the author has addressed the issue of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Baha’ism. He investigates the reasons for opposition to Baha’ism, their methods of playing innocent in Iran and the threat of their re-infiltration and the methods of the propaganda of this wayward and superstitious movement.
“Baha’i Ideology” is the title of the third chapter of the book, in which the author has responded to questions about the Baha’i teachings, critics of the Baha’i beliefs, the Baha’i perspectives on politics and the reasons for ostracizing the Baha’is by Muslims from the Islamic point of view.
“The Baha’i Philosophy” has been printed in 304 pages, with a circulation of 5,000 copies, with the price of 3,000 tomans, in the binding size 6” x 9” and is published by the Office of the “Nashr-e Ma’aref”.