[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]

 

[Adopted from website:] Iran Book News Agency (IBNA)

[Date:] 6 Mehr 1387 [27 September 2008]

 

Baha’is in the View of Ayatollah Safi

Dalil-e-Ma Publishing House has published the book “Armaghan Safi”, written by Ayatollah Molla Muhammad-Javad Safi Golpayegani in criticism of the Baha’i sect.

According to the Iran Book News Agency (IBNA): “This book refutes the defences and denials of Baha’ism and describes the life of Ayatollah Safi Golpayegani.”

In this work, different stages of the life of Ayatollah Safi, formation of his thoughts in various areas of life, and his confrontations with the Baha’i views and beliefs are mentioned.

In the luminous environment, in the field of literature, the end of the Bab, the conspiracy to assassinate the king, the release from prison, the supplication in the presence of the master, and prophethood from the Bab and Baha’s point of view are among the topics that are discussed in this book.

The author, in a part of this article entitled “The Bab in Isfahan” writes: “The Bab, who saw the situation in Shiraz as unfavourable and found himself detested by people and limited by government, thought of traveling. Since he had hidden relations with the governor of Isfahan, Mo’tamad al-Dawle, he decided to go to Isfahan and was looking for an opportunity to make his plan come true...”

The sources cited in compiling this work include the books of Islam and Mahdism, “The Spark of Truth”, “Bahaism, or the Emergence of the Bab and Baha”, “Khatamiyyat, and Response to the Baha’i Falsities”, “Four Friday Nights”, “The Comprehensive History of Bahaism” and “Following the Father’s Words”.