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[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:] 14 Dey 1387 [3 January 2009]

 

Conference on “Scientific Critique of Baha’ism” at the Islamic Azad University in Birjand

The Thought and Science Group meeting on “Scientific Critique of Bahaism” was held on Thursday, 12 Dey [1 January], at the [branch of] Islamic Azad University in Birjand.

According to the south of the Khorasan branch of Iran Quran News Agency (IQNA), the Department of Islamic Education and the Islamic Association of Lecturers of the Islamic Azad University in Birjand, held a meeting on scientific criticism of Baha’ism and Babism with the presence of provincial officials, university lecturers and education teachers in the amphitheatre of this university.

In this scientific meeting, Hojatoleslam Izz al-Din Rezanejad from Qom spoke about sectarianism and deviant sects and gave detailed speeches on the identification of Baha’ism, its background, and factors in its emersion and expansion, as well as the philosophy of Baha’ism in Iran.

“All participants in this workshop will be awarded a certificate of attendance,” said the organizer of the meeting.