[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:] Dana Information Network

[Date:] 14 Dey 1395 [3 January 2017]

 

Ayatollah Naseri:

The association with the Baha’is weakens beliefs; it must be severed

Regarding Baha’ism, Ayatollah Naseri stated, “Baha’ism is an emerging false religion which has ‘effective influences. When a person comes in contact with these people, his beliefs weaken and take on a different color; therefore, association with them should be avoided as much as possible, and it is in [our best] interest [to sever] ties with Baha’ism.”

According to the Rah-e Dana Information Network, quoting from the Cheshmeborkhar, the cases included in the teachings of the Baha’i sect, send people to the bottom of a well of misguidance and trap them. Baha’is think that they have revealed [divine] rules for themselves; for example, one of their teachings regarding marriage is that it is not permissible to have more than one wife; marriage with the wife of the father [step-mother] is forbidden; but with the rest of the [relatives] incest, such as [marriage to] mother and sister and… is permitted.

Since the danger of this heretical sect is always waiting in ambush for the youth, the clergy and the sources of emulation have each spoken in separate comments about Baha’ism and associating with the members of this sect, so that the enemies may not achieve their goals and aspirations, which are to dominate the people and materially exploit society in the interest of the tyrannical powers through this sect.

Ayatollah Naseri, one of the most [respected] scholars in the Islamic world, also reacted to Faezeh Hashemi’s recent action.

Ayatollah Naseri, in response to a reporter’s question, “What is your opinion about the Baha’is, given that some people in the country have recently paid attention to Baha’ism; and Faezeh Hashemi Rafsanjani’s recent meeting with Baha’is released from prison?” he stated, “Baha’ism is an emerging false religion that has ‘effective influences’. When a person comes in contact with these people, his beliefs weaken and take on a different color; therefore, association with them should be avoided as much as possible, and it is in the interest [of society to] sever ties with the Baha’is.

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