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[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:] Fars News Agency

[Date:] 24 Khordad 1391 [13 June 2012]

 

Published by Baqir al-Ulum (AS) Research Institute

A Study of the Different Dimensions of Baha’ism in the Quarterly Journal of Sects and Religions

Fars News Agency – The second issue of the Quarterly Journal of Sects and Religions was published by the Baqir al-Ulum (AS) Research Institute with the aim of examining the various dimensions of Baha’ism.

A Study of the Different Dimensions of Baha’ism in the Quarterly Journal of Sects and Religions

According to the Fars News Agency from Qom, the second issue of the specialized Quarterly Journal of Sects and Religions, published by Dr. Hussein Ghashghaei and edited by Seyyed Hussein Ali Mousavizadeh, is published in 139 pages and includes topics such as the history of Baha’ism, interpretation of the resurrection and revival in the Baha’i sect, the critique of the twelve teachings of the Baha’i sect, and so on.

“The History of Baha’ism” is the title of one of the articles published in this quarterly, written by Seyyed Hussein Ali Mousavizadeh. This section deals with the history of Baha’ism: Throughout history, some individuals have taken the benefit of opportunities and taken advantage of the ignorance of the people, created deviations in their beliefs, established a new faith, and diverted the true religions from their original path, which is the guidance of mankind. One of these perverse faiths is Baha’ism, which was founded by Husayn-Ali Baha’u’llah and took a path, [a study of which] can reveal the role of colonialism in the formation of this misguided sect.

In this quarterly issue, Ezzeddin Rezanejad, in an article entitled “Analysis of the Seal of the Prophets and Response to Some Inappropriate Interpretations”, while explaining the unique features of the Prophet of Islam, has explained the principle of “Seal of the Prophets”.

“Baha’is” and the “Miracle” are the other topics published in this quarterly.

In part, we read that human nature demands [that one] not accept a claim without a reason. The claimant to prophethood is no exception to this rule and must provide a reason to prove his claim, so that people can confirm the veracity of his claim and submit to his invitation, because accepting a claim without a reason is against human nature. One of the greatest challenges facing the Baha’is since its inception has been to ask for a miracle from Mirza Husayn-Ali Nuri. Other justifications such as the authority of the miracle for the people and the lack of proof of the miracle in the Quran are other justifications that have been expressed.

“Critique and Review of the Resurrection and Renewal in Baha’ism” by Seyyed Mojtaba Mousavi, as well as a critique of investigation of the truth in the twelve principles of the Baha’i sect and a critique of the equalization of the means of livelihood in the twelve principles of the Baha’is by Seyyed Hussein Ali Mousavizadeh are other sections of this quarterly.

A review of equalization of the means of livelihood in the Baha’i principles states: One of the twelve principles of the Baha’is is the equalization of the means of livelihood, according to which Baha’ism claims, without any specific action plan, that all the troubles of life will be solved by using this catchphrase; while Islam, centuries before the creation of this faith, has provided the means to reach a justice-oriented society so that the living conditions of the people and the daily affairs of their lives can be easily provided in its shadow; therefore, these teachings are not invented by Baha’is and are derived from others.

Ali-Reza Rouzbahani has also written in this quarterly an article entitled “Truth and Rightness in the Words and Deeds of Baha’i Leaders”. There is much hearsay and [many] narrations to prove that the Bab and Baha’u’llah were false in their claim and lacked any legitimacy, but it is interesting that they themselves relied on narrations and hearsay and claimed legitimacy, including the hadith of Imam Sadiq, in which he asks the Imam about the advent of His Holiness the Mahdi (PBUH).