[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:] Ferghe News

[Date:] 2 Ordibehesht 1393 [22 April 2014]

 

Group - Baha’ism

A Book on Baha’ism Current Was Published

The thirty-fifth book of student questions and answers, entitled “Current Studies of Baha’ism” by Ali-Reza Mohammadi, was published by the Nashr-e Maaref Publishing House.

According to Ferghe News, this book answers the questions in the field of political thought, contemporary history, and familiarity with the history and practice of Baha’ism, which have been answered by the author and researcher of the Office of Education and Propaganda of the Office of [Supreme] Leader in Universities.

The questions in this book are arranged and answered in three sections.

The first part deals with the historical background of Baha’ism and questions about the origins of Baha’ism, the role of colonialism, Judaism and Zionism, the relationship between the Pahlavi regime and Baha’ism, the Iranian peoples’ attitude towards Baha’ism, the Hojjatieh Society and its activities against Baha’ism and position of the Imam Khomeini with regard to the Hojjatieh Society. The book talks about the Hojjatieh Society and tries to provide logical answers to them.

In the second part of this book, the author deals with the Islamic Republic of Iran and the issue of Baha’ism. It examines the causes of confrontation with the Baha’i sect, the Baha’i sect’s practices in the display of [its] oppression in Iran, the danger of re-infiltration of the Baha’is, and the propaganda methods of this perverse and superstitious current.

The leader of the Babi sect was a person named Seyyed Ali Muhammad Shirazi who later became known as Seyyed Ali Muhammad Bab. Bab means Gate in Arabic; [he took the title] because he initially claimed to have opened the Gate to Imam-i-Zaman[1].

“Ideology of Baha’ism” is the title of the third section of the book, in which the researcher answers questions about the Baha’i sect’s teachings, critiques of Baha’i beliefs, Baha’ism’s views on politics, and the reasons for rejecting this sect from the perspective of Islam and Muslims.

The Baha’i sect is one of the perverse sects that was formed with the support of foreign countries and it began to propagate their poisonous beliefs. A movement that started with the claim of connection with Imam-i-Zaman led to the claim of the emergence of Imam-i-Zaman, and then the claim of prophethood and even divinity.

The leader of the Babi sect was a person named Seyyed Ali Muhammad Shirazi, who later became known as Seyyed Ali Muhammad Bab. Bab means Gate in Arabic because he initially claimed to have opened the gate to Imam-i-Zaman.

It is worth mentioning that during the evil Pahlavi regime, many Baha’is, under the support of Mohammad-Reza Pahlavi, held government positions.

 

 

[1] [Imam-i-Zaman:  The Lord of the Age]