[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]

 

[Newspaper:] Kayhan

[Date:] 6 Esfand 1362, 22 Jamadial Avval 1404, [25 February 1984]

[Issue No:] 12098

[Page:] 19

 

Unification of Hawza[1] and University:

It is in essence an “Eclecticism” and “Unprogressive Thinking”

Do not doubt, you -- my beloved ones -- that throughout the course of history, the father of “Eclecticism” is “Heresy” and its mother is “Unprogressive Thinking”.  Alongside the history of Islam, from the “Mojahedin-e Khalq[2]”to the “Khawarij[3]” the father of the “Khalqis” was “Marxism” and their mother was “Unprogressive Thinking”; the father of the ‘Wahhabis’ is “Western Intellectuality” and their mother is “Unprogressive Thinking”; the father of “the Bab and Baha[4]” was “the [foreign] Intelligent Service” and their mother was “Unprogressive Thinking”; the father of the perverted Sufis and annoying Dervishes” was “Buddhism” and their mother was “Unprogressive Thinking”, etc.  If we study “Hasan Sabah[5]” we reach to “Abi al-Khatab”[6] [sic], and if we study the story of all “Perverse Sects”, you will find that if they are “Arabs” and related to the “tradition of Sadr” [?] and their father is “Judaism and Christianity”, their mother is “Unprogressive Thinking”…

 

 

 

[1] [Islamic Theological school]

[2] [The People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran or the Mojahedin-e Khalq, is an Iranian political–militant organization in exile, while claiming itself as the replacing government in exile. Its headquarters have been located in France (1981–1986), Iraq (1986–2016) and Albania (Since 2016)].

[3] [The Khawarij are members of a school of thought that appeared in the first century of Islam during the crisis of leadership after the death of Muhammad. It broke into revolt against the authority of the Caliph Ali after he agreed to arbitration with his rival, Muawiyah.]

[4] [Bahá’u’lláh ]

[5] [Hassan-e Sabbah or Hassan as-Sabbah , circa 1050–1124, was the leader of the Nizari Isma‘ilites and the founder of the order known as Assassins. Assassins, who are often referred to as the Hashshashin, was a group of fedayeen.]

[6] [It may mean “Umar ibn Al-Khattab”]