[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:] Moamae Shah

[Date:] 30 Aban 1394 [21 November 2015]

 

Implicit Defence of the Baha’is, Attack on Moamaye [Moamae] Shah [the Enigma of the Shah]

Simultaneously, with the broadcast of the television series of Moamaye Shah and the reference to the presence of Baha’is in the Pahlavi regime, Mohammad Mohebbi, one of our country’s journalists, published an article on an official website, that insulted and defamed this TV work. He made a fierce and, of course, clever defence of the Baha’is and criticized the creators of this series for raising such issues in Moamaye Shah.

There is a lot of talk about the various lies in this series. I would like to point out a subject in this film that is very strange to me, and that is the insistence that the Baha’is played a key role in the rise to power of Reza Shah. Those who have the slightest knowledge of the 3 Esfand 1299 [22 February 1921] coup and political developments from the coup, to 1304 [1925] and the extinction of the Qajar dynasty and the enthronement of Reza Shah, know that this is a pure lie. Of course, in some documents, the role of some “Azalis” [followers of Azal] can be seen. But the key role of the Baha’is in this process is a clear distortion of history.

In contemporary historiography, especially [among] historians who are affiliated with certain institutions, there is a strange maneuvre on the word “Baha’i”! Almost! All the key developments in contemporary Iran are tied to the Baha’i movement and there is a dubious attempt to make the presence of this movement more colourful in the contemporary history of Iran.

After the revolution and in the era of the Islamic Republic, some went so far as to accuse even Sheikh Hadi Najmabadi of having Babi beliefs. Some claimed that all the organizations of the late clergyman Khorasani (the greatest marja’-i-taqlid [religious jurisprudence authority] of Shiism in the last 100 years, and a supporter of the constitutional revolution) were under the influence of the Bab! They called the influential figures of the constitutional revolution the Bab and Baha’u’llah.

Baha’is abroad also readily accepted this gift from some historians affiliated with the regime and registered the entire glorious constitutional movement in their name! I do not know what secret is hidden in the word Baha’i in this maneuvre! According to Nizami Ganjavi: [Persian poem][1]

There is a gentleman who is currently a member of parliament. He has written a multi-volume book about the revolution. In this multi-volume collection, the words ‘Baha’i and ‘Baha’ism’, appear more than the words ‘Islamic Revolution’, ‘Imam Khomeini’ and…

I remember that in 1385 [2006/2007], a history teacher said of this member, “He was born in the Village of Soghad in Shiraz, where all the inhabitants are Baha’is and there is not a single Muslim.” In general, it is very common for the historical figures to be ascribed to the Baha’i Faith and the foreign intelligence services.”

Moamaye Shah hopes that this author will prove his reasons and points, with documents and evidence.

Parsine site, 30 Aban 1394 [21 November 2015]

 

 

[1] [The original text is as follows: "چون میسر نیست بهرم کام او        عشق بازی می‌کنم با نام او"]