[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:] Mehr News Agency

[Date:] 22 Aban 1394 [13 November 2015]

 

Ayatollah Vahid Khorasani:

The Danger of Promoting Wahhabism, Baha’ism and Christianity Among Muslims Should be Neutralized

Qom – One of the Shiite sources of emulation said, “The main responsibility of the Ministry of [Islamic] Guidance is to protect the beliefs of the people, and it should neutralize the danger of promoting Wahhabism, Bahaism and Christianity among Muslims.”

According to Mehr News Agency, Grand Ayatollah Hosein Vahid Khorasani, in a meeting with the ministers of Islamic guidance and foreign affairs, addressing Ali Jannati, said, “With God’s help and reliance on the Lord of the Age, you will succeed in this important responsibility. The belief of the nation and its trust is in your hands. Three important dangers―the propaganda of Baha’ism, Wahhabism and Christianity―threaten these beliefs.”

He added, “What are the opponents of Islam doing? They have created the Saudi government and the Wahhabi belief. Its philosophy was that they saw our Prophet as the Prophet of Mercy, and with this Prophet, our religion will become universal; when faced with these moral virtues (“You are the great creation”) [which means that] God considered the creation of His Prophet to be great, they had no choice but to raise a group to present a harsh face of Islam, and this harsh face was Wahhabism.

This commentator on the Holy Quran stated, “The main responsibility of the Ministry of [Islamic] Guidance is to preserve the beliefs of the people, and you must neutralize the danger of promoting Wahhabism, Baha’ism and Christianity among the Muslims.”

He said, “These three plagues are a great plague, because the propaganda tools of the enemies are very widespread, and this propaganda, if not neutralized, will especially affect the youth. And the other matter is the subject of book, which should be carefully considered, because if a book’s author induces doubts in the book, it is enough to question the whole book.” ...