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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:] International Quran News Agency [IQNA]

[Date:] 13 Aban 1396 [4 November 2017]

 

Familiarization with Baha’i Studies News Service

Naba Reporter’s Association – “Familiarity with Baha’i Studies News Service aims to vaccinate the Islamic community and provide information on Baha’i studies to researchers interested in this field.”

According to the reporters’ association, IQNA, Naba, the Baha’i Studies was one of the news sites participating in the 23rd Press Fair, which was established in the year 1385 [2006] as an educational, research, and service centre with the efforts of a group of professors, students, and researchers. This centre provides services such as face-to-face conversations with intellectuals, guidance in academic research dissertations, and more.

Hamid Fardad, an expert on Baha’i studies, told the IQNA reporter’s association, Naba, “The familiarity with Baha’i Studies News Service aims to vaccinate the Islamic community and provide information on Baha’i studies for researchers interested in this field, as well as to provide knowledge to Baha’is in areas where they are active and necessary information has not been provided.”

Fardad stated, “The Centre for Baha’i Studies has so far presented many books and articles with scientific views without insult and prejudice. Holding debates in cyberspace on issues such as the Seal of Prophethood, the unity of the human world, women’s rights in the Baha’i Faith and physical resurrection... is another activity of this news site.”

He added, “The main audience [comprises] undergraduates, graduate students and researchers interested in this field who can participate in training courses and scientific conferences in the discussion of Baha’i studies.”

Fatemeh Baghdadi