[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:] Adyannet
[Date:] 17 Mordad 1397 [8 August 2018]
Baha’ism and the Struggle to Make Pork Lawful!
In their propaganda page, Baha’i teachers sought to undermine Islamic rulings regarding the prohibition of pork. Whilst not only in Islam, but also in other divine religions, as well as [according to] common sense, the consumption of pork is forbidden. However, how can Baha’ism call itself a divine religion and consider the necessity of adapting religion to science and reason as one of their principle teachings?
Adyannet – Baha’i teachers, in their propaganda page, sought to undermine the Islamic ruling on the prohibition of pork. While trying to [oppose] its prohibition, they first questioned the health reasons for avoiding pork. But in response to the petition of the Baha’i teachers, we say:
First: The heavenly religion of Islam, considering the evils of consuming pork, has explicitly commanded [us] to avoid all types of dry pig [meat]: “Forbidden to you are carrion, blood, and swine”
Second: Although some followers of the divine religions consume pork, committing this act has also been forbidden in the texts of these religions. Thus, there is a stipulation in the divine texts on the prohibition of pork, but the followers of the fabricated Baha’i sect eat pork; that itself is evidence of the non-divinity of the Baha’i sect.
Third: In medical science and psychology, it has been proven that consuming pork has moral and psychological effects, to the extent where, even among Europeans (who are consumers of pork), the pig is a symbol of indifference. Also, pigs carry diseases which will be transmitted to humans by consumption of the meat and its products.
How can Baha’ism call itself a divine religion and consider the necessity of adapting religion to science and reason as one of their principle teachings?!