[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:] Javan Online

[Date:] 13 Mehr 1389 [5 October 2010]

 

Repetition of the Threadbare Scenario of Religion Against Religion

The spread and influence of Shiism among the masses of the people during the last 13 centuries, despite the sabotage and oppression of tyrants and deceivers in every age and despite the short period of four-and-a-half years of the rule of the Lord of Believers [Amir al-Momenin, - Imam Ali], has always been far from premiership and judgeship of the Muslim people. Everything is owed to the guidance and enlightenment of the divine, knowledgeable, modernized and compassionate scholars of the nation who, by sacrificing their lives, property and reputation and confronting any possible method against the deviations of religion, were able to preserve the pure essence of the Jafari school for the future. ...

In the meantime, there were more than a few people who tried to stop this great movement in different robes and with different tricks, or lead it to a place where the result was nothing but ignorance and destruction. Opponents must be from the movement itself, since the roots and law of this religious movement and its source originated in the School of Theology. As a rule, opponents of its principle or sub-principles must also be of the same kind in order to influence the masses’ thoughts and attract the multitudes towards themselves. Every day, time and again, by opening such business for themselves, they tempt the ignorant but simple-minded people with various instincts and by rousing their religious feelings, they tried to gather more people around them in order to diminish the centrality of the original movement.

These people, seeing the suffering of the people and abusing the expectation of the masses for the appearance of a saviour, gradually introduced themselves as intermediaries of the people on behalf of His Holiness, and later claimed that they were the saviour.

Famous examples of these individuals can be named Ali Muhammad Bab and Mirza Husayn-Ali Nuri, titled Baha’u’llah, who, by taking advantage of the pure beliefs and faith of the people and by riding on their wave of emotion, were able to show themselves in the field of religion for a short period of time, but each was disgraced and left the scene; however, with the Zionist propaganda for Baha’u’llah, there are still some people who are inclined to this person’s false religion, and it is interesting that they also call themselves Muslims and Shias. ...