[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:] Kayhan Newspaper

[Date:] 9 Ordibehesht 1385 - 29 April 2006


On the Sidelines of the Declaration of Recognition of the Baha’i Sect - Egypt Against the Muslim Nation

The government of Hosni Mubarak, in order to create divisions among the nations of the Holy Prophet, has always been at the forefront of irrational plans, debates and speeches, and favoured by the main governing bodies of their country [Egypt], namely, the United States and the Zionist regime.

Following the recent remarks of the President [Hosni Mubarak about such topics as] the connection of the Iraqi Shias [to the creation of] insecurity in [his] country and its relationship with the Islamic Republic of Iran, [Mubarak’s recognition of] the perverse Baha’i sect, and once again his intellectual dependence on Israel and its off-shoots, including the [atheistic] and faceless heretical sect, [he] fills in the puzzle of [his] betrayal of the Islamic world and allegiance to the masters of gold, force and hypocrisy, which has its roots in the cancerous regime of Israel. In addition, he has allowed the Zionist government to propagate Baha’ism in Egypt. Meanwhile, the first Sufi academy has been set up in Egypt to counter revolutionary Islam.

The interesting point in this struggle of the Egyptian government with the Islamic world and its commitment to its illegitimate promises and appointments with Western colonialism is that in the Fifth International Islamic [Summit] of Heads of Islamic Countries in Kuwait, [it was announced that] the Baha’i sect is a heretical sect and contradicts the teachings of the Quran and the tradition of the Prophet (PBUH). The Council of Islamic Jurisprudence announced its expert opinions on the sectarianism of this sect thus:

An in-depth study [shows] the group’s beliefs and the assurance Baha’u’llah, the founder of the sect, who claims to have a mission, believes that his writings are divine revelation, invites all people to his faith and mission and also denies the mission of the Seal of the Prophets, and says, “The book he has revealed abrogates the Holy Quran, as he believes in the reincarnation of spirits.”

On the other hand, Baha’u’llah has changed or abolished the rules of jurisprudence in many areas and branches of religion, setting the number of daily prayers and its times at nine rakat [prostrations] three times each in the morning, noon and evening. He also changed the ruling on dry ablution in such a way that he believes that the verse “In the Name of God, the Most Pure, the Most Pure”[1] is sufficient for ablution and is equal to the ruling on ablution. At the same time, he set the [duration of] fasting as 16 [sic] days, so that it ends on 21 March of each year on Naw-Ruz, and changes the direction of the Point of Adoration [Qiblah] to the tomb of Baha’u’llah in the occupied Palestinian city of Acre, forbids jihad and invalidates the borders. He has equalized inheritance between men and women and has also made usury lawful...

With these descriptions, what comes to the minds of every free Muslim and non-Muslim is the deviant role of the Egyptian government in advancing the sinister goals of the occupying regime in Jerusalem, in the cradle of one of the largest centres of production of science in the Islamic world, i.e. Egypt, and Al-Azhar University at its zenith, which raises the important and, of course, familiar question in the minds as to whether the Egyptian government is the second Israel or is the guardian of its interests in the Islamic world!



[1] [Kitab-i-Aqdas, paragraph 10. The authorized translation.]