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[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]


[Adapted from website:] Bahaism in Iran

[Date:] 4 Dey 1393 [25 December 2014]


The Haziratu’l-Quds from Yesterday to Today

Written by Seyyed Kazim Mousavi

As mentioned in previous issues, one of these possibilities and heresies was the construction and expansion of buildings belonging to the so-called holy sect of Babism.

In the articles that have been written so far about the life of Zarrin-Taj Baraghani [also known as Tahereh], one of the most influential people in the Babi sect, it was mentioned that colonialism did not spare anything to achieve its extravagant goals.

To better understand why this happens, it is necessary to review the performance of Zarrin-Taj Baraghani in achieving the perverse movement of Babism:

1. Establishing the first objections to the laws of Islam in the Holy Shrines

2. Mocking the infallibility of the infallible ones (PBUT) [Imams]

3. Promoting superstition and obscenity among the religious people

4. Founding the terrorist policy in the Babi sect, which later continued in Baha’ism.

5. Abolishing the laws of the Quran

6. Announcing the abrogation of Islam and the expiration of its time

7. Promoting unchastity

The above actions of drowning in the impure thought which results from moral vices led Zarrin-Taj to receive the highest Islamic punishment. After her death, Tahereh’s body was thrown into a well in the Ilkhani Garden.

In A.D. 1303 or 1304 [1924-1926], following Reza Khan’s order to establish an officers’ club in the Ilkhani Garden, bones were found, which, according to the Baha’is present at the scene, belonged to Zarrin-Taj. The Baha’i organization, taking advantage of the situation in those days, ordered the remains of the body to be buried in the house of a Baha’i outside the Yousefabad Gate (now Hafez Crossroads) in order to achieve future goals. This place was later called the Haziratu’l-Quds.

Afterwards, this place became a sacred and strategic place for the organization, until it was destroyed in A.D. 1334 [1955/1956] with the popular will of the Muslim people and the support of Ayatollah Seyyed Hossein Tabatabaei Borujerdi. 

But the deceitful tricks of the Pahlavi government did not allow the Baha’i institutions to be cut off from the government.

Now, more than 35 years into the Islamic Revolution, with the construction of a mosque at the site, which was the base of the perverse Baha’i sect, we are witnessing Islamic cultural and religious activities.