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New Question Asked from Religious Leaders in Isfand 138686 [March/April 2008] about Bahaism

In the Name of God, the Most-Merciful!

 

Questions:

1- How is business transaction with Baha’i [sic] which supports them financially [viewed]?

2- How is informing the people at the mosque or the local believers that a Baha’i has a business or is living in that area to prevent business transaction, association, marriage, etc. with him [viewed]?

 

Response of Ayatollah Khamenei:

Answer 1: Avoid any contact with this perverse, misguided sect.

Answer 2: It is subject to the laws of commanding others to do good, and prohibiting them of wrong doing.

 

Response of Ayatollah Safi Golpaygani:

In the Name of God, the Most-Merciful

Answer 1: A Baha’i is an infidel and unclean and any business transaction with them that supports them financially and takes work away from Muslims is forbidden. God is the All- Knowing!

Answer 2: Warn those who do transact and associate with them, so that God forbid, they will not be misled through their association.

God is the All-Knowing!

21 Safar 1429 [29 February 2008]

 

Response of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi:

Answer 1: It is not allowed

Answer 2: There is no problem

 

Response of Ayatollah Sheikh Mirza Javad Tabrizi:

Answer 1: It is not allowed

Answer 2: It is better to inform.

 

Response of Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili:

In the Name of God!

Although there is no problem with business transactions with the above mentioned perverse sect, any kind of association that would be of benefit to them is not allowed and marriage with them is forbidden.

God is the All-Knowing!

[Seal of the Office of Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili]

Question number: 8144

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Response of Ayatollah Sanei:

Answer 1: There is no problem with business transactions with those whose property is respected by the Islamic Republic, unless the transaction with them is a cause of their support, which is, in that case, forbidden.

Answer 2: According to the religious law, reporting them is not incumbent upon you.

 

Hello Ayatollah Sanei,

Thank you for the quick response from your respected Office. In relation to question two, from the point of view of preventing someone from doing something wrong (considering their ever- increasing activities in attracting Muslims to their religion and particularly, marrying Muslims), what should be done?

 

Response by Ayatollah Sanei:

Answer: If you are sure that something wrong is being done, you can prohibit them of the wrong doing.