[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:] Hawzah News Agency

[Date:] 15 Azar 1397 [6 December 2018]

 

Hojjatol-Islam Majid Talkhabi

Member of Assembly of Expertise among Takestani Students:

“Yamani” is the second chapter of Babism created by England

The Hawzah/Hojjatol-Islam Talkhabi, stating that Yamani is the second Babism created by Britain, said, “Because Babism and Baha’ism did not achieve much success, colonialism strengthened the Yamani banner to deviate the Shiite community...”

He explained about the presence and propaganda of heretical sects around the villages of Qazvin, saying, “Some time ago, one of the dervishes of Kurdistan was invited and held a meeting in a village near the City of Qazvin, with whose guests a long conversation was held.” He later admitted that he was only filming the meeting, and that the audience [was made up of] other people.

Hojjatol-Islam Alidoust added, “Even in one of the villages of Takestan City, night letters were distributed to invite Ahmad al-Hasan Yamani; in these night letters, explanations were published regarding the invitation of Ahmad Al-Hassan Yamani; after the arrest of these people, it became clear that they had come from Isfahan to the remote villages of Takestan City and were distributing the night letters.

He acknowledged that Yamani is the second Babism created by Britain: “Because Babism and Baha’ism did not have much success, colonialism strengthened the Yamani banner to deviate the Shiite community.”

The representative of the students and scholars of Takestan, pointing out that the Yamani people consider the clergy as the biggest obstacle to the emergence of the Lord of the Age, noted that the perverse Yamani sect encourages people to face the sources of emulation. We must identify the thoughts of the errant sects and take a clear stand against them...